I found this photo while transferring files to a new computer. It is one of the first photos (number 11 to be exact) I took with my first digital camera. It was a Canon S2 IS with 5 megapixels and a zoom lens. I thought I was fixed for life and it served me very well.
This is Skagit Bay on December 22, 2008. We would end up with about 14 inches of snow. Western Washington roads between the Canadian and Oregon borders were pretty much shut down. Mountain passes were closed and the ocean beaches had blizzard conditions. Unlike other parts of the country, spring and summer weather is usually pretty dull here. Fall and winter, on the other hand, are always interesting.
Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!