31 December 2015
It’s the last day of my eighth year of blogging. I’ve had a pretty amazing year, and though I haven’t gotten to writing about every bit of it, I’ve amassed some great photos of my travels. So here are a few things you’ve already seen, and a preview of a few things yet to come!
One of my proudest accomplishments? I saw my first banana slug. It was magical.
I saw Yosemite for the first time (and at last!)
I spent some time in the Sierras, a lot of it on granite.
I spent time looking at slightly…cruddier rocks.
I modeled some safety gear for this year’s #distractinglysexy Twitter meme.
I occasionally paid attention to the trees…
I checked out a lava dome.
And some more lava domes…
ALL THE LAVA DOMES.
I did look at a few things that weren’t lava domes.
But really, there were a LOT of lava domes.
I did field work in a very cold (and sometimes very wet) place. (The folks who worked there didn’t want me posting photos while we were doing the work, but I think it should be okay now…)
I hung out on the coast.
I got up close and personal with a chunk of the sea floor.
And I got to spend this year’s Fall Meeting with some old friends…
…and a few new ones.
But everywhere I went, I got to share these amazing places with friends, family and colleagues, and I’m incredibly grateful for that. So here’s to a New Year where I get to explore even more!