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2016 Photo Challenge--Monthly Themes: January--New Beginnings


Molly, Sarah and I are back at with our annual photo challenge. This year we're going with a monthly theme, staring with New Beginnings for January. You can see the full list for each month below.

For January's New Beginnings theme, I have an image from a recent trip to the Sierra's, where on top of several feet of snow, a completely new blanket of snow came down. I was able to walk out to a snow covered lake and be one of the first people to walk on and see the fresh powder. Quite a beautiful site (and so desperately needed for the state of California).






Monthly Themes:
January: New Beginnings
February: Loving Life
March: Go Green
April: Spring Colors
May: Street Photography
June: Travel
July: Summer Fun
August: Summer Golden Hours
September: Expressions
October: Autumn Colors
November: Family
December: Holiday Lights

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