Snowflake

While snowflake has a negative connotation in modern American vernacular, snowflakes are actually pretty heckin cool! Check out this snowflake generator by Vivian Wu. It comes pretty close to capturing the real thing. Also, please teach your children that ALL snowflakes have three axises (six sides).

Source: Snowflake Generator

Some snowflakes I’ve been able to capture in my lifetime. Extremely lucky shots as they are hard to catch!

Video Game Ornaments

The holiday season and video games are intrinsically tied together in my memories. It was always when the games to play were released. I had always wanted to have a video game focused tree, and fortunately we’ve had one the past few years. My wife was a huge supporter of this idea (and wants me to get a larger one) and has helped procured a lot of these ornaments. Also, kudos to Hallmark for tapping that nostalgia market and making some incredibly high quality ornaments.

Fall Colors

Autumn is generally not one of my favorite seasons. But I’ll have to say with everything going on in 2020, I am welcoming it with open arms with it’s cool nights, and beautiful colors. I should probably go somewhere this weekend to capture the peak colors before they are gone.

Return From Vacation

Guess who’s back. Back again. Jared’s back. TELL NO ONE!

2020 is a year that we will not forget. But fortunately Erica and I were able to get some much needed reprieve. Beach Jared lived again this year. I didn’t do much other than chill, take photos, read, and rest, and play with our friend Alison’s doggos. It was time well spent.

Will this be enough to get through to the end of the year? I don’t know, but I will say every evening had an almost magical sunset. The first night we arrived, we were greeted by more stars than I can remember seeing in about a decade.

Here are some of the photos I took during the trip. I kept a couple of the sunsets to myself.

I hope you have made time for yourself if possible. We’re not out of the woods yet.