Among my interests, one which holds my profound attention is beer. I might say that I have a love affair with beer: not simply its tastes - as delicious, complex, and varied as they may be - but its history, science, lore, and evolving creation. But as a man cannot live on beer alone (although some have tried), I do occasionally post on other topics. Run by Thomas Cizauskas
Since 29 August 2009, on four-hundred and eighty-four consecutive Saturdays, I have done this, here at YFGF:
Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as the subject.
The photo above, of a beer and hummus, was the first I duly mentioned. Since then, a plurality of the selections has been of beer, breweries, brewers, and that ilk. Recently, however, that emphasis has evolved to more of a photographic bent, often now not of a "good fermentable."
Here's a quick look at how my selections have changed since 2015.
The figures don't sum 52 per year, as a category may be a subset of another: such as breweries also under beer, food also under brewpub/brewery, etc. But the trend has unmistakenly been to other away from fermentables.
Since 12 April 2012, beginning with "Arlington Crepuscule," I have also been uploading to Instagram. All above provisos apply.
But enough of this photographic solipsism. Here is a recapitulation of the fifty-two images I chose as Pic(k)s of the Week in 2018. Clicking on any of the thumbnails will get you to the image and its story.
Later today, Pic(k) of the Week refreshes for 2019. And so it goes.
After sunset on 22 December 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, looking west toward Midtown from the Poncey-Highland neighborhood.
The Full Cold Moon had just begun its rise when I snapped the photo, but further to the southeast (out-of-frame, to the left). Additionally, the 2018 winter solstice had occurred only the day before. This rare, proximate syzygy (solstice plus full moon) will not occur again until the winter of 2029.
An overtopped weir on rain-swollen Lullwater Creek in Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed forest on the grounds of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia, and one of the only remnants of original forest vegetation in the Georgia Piedmont.