As the winter months approach, we start thinking about the coming New Year. Along with the holiday celebrations, it’s time to get a new calendar to hang on the wall! After a few years’ hiatus, there’s a 2015 calendar available with a year’s worth of my photographs – but this is something that I only had a limited role in putting together. And I’m making exactly $0 on their sales. The non-profit volunteer organization, the Friends of the Valley Railroad, decided to dedicate the entire 2015 calendar to my photographs, to tie in with my recently completed exhibit at the railroad’s Oliver O. Jensen Gallery. The 13 month calendar – also titled A Dozen Miles in a Decade – features 15 photographs of the Valley Line, including a number that were not in the exhibit (OK, to be honest, there’s probably only 14 you’d be interested in – #15 is my version of a “selfie” on the back cover of the calendar). To purchase a copy (priced at a very reasonable $12 plus shipping), you can either visit the gift shop at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut or click here to go directly to the FVRR’s online store. All proceeds go to the FVRR, enabling them to continue to work on the railroad’s infrastructure and rolling stock. So please help me support this great group, and be sure to pick up a copy or three!