Favorite Photos of 2018

With 2018 coming to an end in a few days, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of the year. I also felt it was time to end the unexpected hiatus of not posting here in almost two months. Life gets in the way sometimes and with it I hit an incredible amount of creative and writer’s block. I’m hoping to break through it as we head into the new year.

Magnolias at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

There is something about a pink flower against a blue sky that I love. A few years ago when I photographed my first Saucer Magnolia tree, I loved the way the flowers bloom and I’m always on the lookout for these trees to photograph in early spring. I love trying out different angles out under the tree and as soon as I lined this shot up, I knew it was going to be one of my favorites!

Sunflower at Patty's Berries & Bunches in Mattituck, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

The North Fork of Long Island is one of my favorite places any time of the year, but in August, I love it even more because of the sunflowers. This summer, I was finally set to visit the secret sunflower field I kept seeing on Instagram when North Fork Potato Chips opened it to the public, but a few days before my visit, the field was shut down for the season due to weather. Luckily, I still knew of a few farms to visit that may have still had open fields, so I spent two days driving all around the North Fork chasing sunflowers. The top photo is from Patty’s Berries & Bunches in Mattituck, which had rows after rows of sunflowers and other flowers to view. The bottom photo is from Bayview Farms & Market in Aquebogue which had a smaller field than Patty’s, but still had an abundance of flowers to see. And side note, they have some of the best fruits and vegetables at unbeatable prices.

Sunflower at Bayview Farms & Market in Aquebogue, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

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