Last Photos of 2021

I took these last photos on Dec. 30 (I didn’t take any on Dec. 31), and am now posting for Bushboy’s Last on the Card for December 2021.

We finally have snow for the first time this season! It was not a white Christmas, but definitely a white New Year!

And with that, I say good-bye and good riddance to 2021!!

Last Photos in August

A new month has arrived, so it’s time for Bushboy’s Last Photo on the Card challenge.

On my Galaxy A51 cellphone camera

Façade at Little Goat Restaurant in Chicago

We went to Little Goat Restaurant with our niece, daughter & son-in-law, picked by daughter & husband who are “Foodies.” The chef at this restaurant is well-known among foodies for combining different combinations of ingredients or adding a twist or two. There is also a bakery.

On a16G memory card in my Sony alpha 68 with 75-300 mm zoom lens:

Kangaroo at Brookfield Zoo

Our photography club took a field trip a week or so ago to Brookfield Zoo, where we tried out our photography skills on animals. After downloading, reviewing and tweaking them, we choose a few of our best (this is not one of them) to our member leader, who compiles a slide show for our next meeting.

Last On The Card

With a new month having arrived, it’s time to look back at June to see the last photos I took, or in other words, Bushboys World’s challenge Last On The Card.

The last photos I took on my Sony Alpha 68 were on my birthday, when we went to Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. We went to see the new art installation called Human + Nature by South African artist Daniel Popper, on the day of its opening.

This sculpture is called Basilica, and the artist happened to be there, applying some finishing touches! He is not in this photo, though.

This is the last photo taken on my Samsung Galaxy A51. I was returning home on Tuesday when I saw a butterfly posed on a flower of a hanging basket next to my driveway! This shot is of the butterfly flying away – in a blur of motion.

Last Photo on the Card: February

Bushboy asks us to submit our last photo in February.
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st January.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo” or #LastOnTheCard

Last Photo of November

Bushboy has a Last Photo challenge where he invites us to post the last photo we took that month. I took my last photograph in November at our most unusual Thanksgiving dinner! It was just the two of us, with the Thanksgiving meal delivered to us, just like every dinner is delivered to us since COVID-19 arrived on the scene. In the evening, though, we were able to talk and play games with part of our family via Zoom.

Dale at our forlorn Thanksgiving dinner. At least I tried to make it look nice with a fresh table cloth!

I sort of cheated…the actual last photo was of me sitting at this small table, but I didn’t actually take it – Dale did!

Last Photo: September

This is Bushboys World‘s monthly challenge, Last Photo: September to post the last photo of the month on your camera or cellphone (or both!). This is a fun and easy challenge to participate in. Don’t forget to click on the link to see others’ contributions!

I did a bit of editing to this photo of a katydid. It’s a rare insect to spot – at least for me. But I feel an affinity for this katydid, since we share a name! 🙂

I have now added this photo, because I downloaded the photos on my memory card for my Sony camera today. This is the last photo I took with my camera in September at a kitschy Egyptian-ripoff place in Wadsworth, IL (near Gurnee). At this place, they supposedly sell a special bottled water called “Gold Pyramid Natural Mineral Water” but the place was closed and the gold pyramid (which is a house) is no longer gold because they had a fire. So we took pictures at the entrance and through the gate.

Last Photo(s) for July

Now a new month is here – August already!! It’s time for Bushboy’s Last Photos of the month. Here are my last photos taken in July from my cell phone (Samsung S7 – old now, but I like it!) and my camera (Sony alpha 380).

The last one I took in July on my Samsung phone was yesterday – I took this photo of pink hydrangeas – hydrangeas are normally white, but if they are in soil that is acidic, they come out blue, and if your soil is alkaline, they turn pink. Like litmus paper!

Here is the last one I took on my Sony camera on July 28 at Chicago Botanic Gardens, of trumpet flowers.

Last Photo(s) of June

Bushboys World sponsors a monthly invitation to share the last photo we took in June.

On my cell phone, (Samsung Galaxy S7 – way out of date already, I know!) my last June photo was this pretty flower whose name I do not know.

On my camera, (Sony alpha 380) here is the last photo which I took on June 21:

Last and First Photos

Bushboys World has a new challenge, to post the last photo taken in January. I actually haven’t taken any ‘real’ photos the last several days, just my artwork. So here’s the last photo I snapped of a drawing I did on Wednesday. I am practicing drawing portraits. This is of a little girl named Zia that we met in Luxor, Egypt in Dec. 2018.
After that, the next photo I took was today, of my son’s new (used) car. He bought this car from a friend a couple of months ago. It was the most expensive car he’s ever purchased, the newest (2017) and the first time he’s bought a Kia. Since he is away for awhile, we drove his car to our daughter’s house and parked it on the lawn. It isn’t safe to leave a car on a street in Chicago for more than a couple of weeks – someone might consider it abandoned! Either that, or someone will try to steal it. So here it sits in the suburbs, until he returns to drive it back home!