Well, I'm so tempted to use this one:
Because who doesn't love an alien kitty picture?
Or that one:
Because, you know, the doggy and kitty look like they're kissing!
But the one of ME that I really like from this year is this one:
Which I took myself, using the self-timer feature on my camera. I'm a big fat geek, I saw the really gorgeous afternoon autumn sun and took out the camera and tripod and took some pictures of myself. Hey - one of these days I hope to be a world-famous author, thus I need a reasonable "author photo" and this did the trick, at least for now (and hey! saved the $$ I would have to eventually spend on a photographer, though maybe someday my publisher will be spending the $$ for me, eh?)
Our yard is just gorgeous four seasons a year, we're so lucky to live out on the prairie and to have put in a bunch of prairie gardens a few years back, each year they mature and grow out in ways we didn't expect, to the point where we now have some 20 foot cottonwood (or some type of poplar) trees in one garden, and a whole lot of other stuff nobody remembers planting in another. Great way to fill in a garden without a lot of effort, 1-2 years of weeding and then step back. The garden takes care of itself. Perfect for us lazy gardeners. When I'm feeling fancy I call myself a "Darwinian gardener" - survival of the fittest!
Wildflower garden pictured in early May, 2010, when it's barely growing in but starting to look gorgeous with the anenome, prairie smoke, and a hundred other things I can't remember the names of. By midsummer, the whole garden is chest-high with some parts more than eight feet tall. In the winter it all either stands as bird feed or dies back, really amazing the rebirth each year. The cottonwood I'm leaning against in the previous photo is center left in this one.
At any rate, this picture was taken with my (older) Canon Eos Rebel Digital XL, which will soon be a friend's new Canon (and the best part? It used to be another friend's!) and a $40 tripod. I'm leaning against one of the 20 foot cottonwoods. I'm in the midst of the wildflower garden put into place by Art and Linda's Wildflowers about 6 growing seasons ago. I highly recommend them. Nice stuff, local business, very cool when the garden starts to mature.