Lunchtime Photos: The Best of 2019

I narrowed this down to 16 and then got lazy. I suppose I could get it further down to a top ten, but why bother? It’s not like I pay by the pixel, after all. Besides, I figure each of you can pretty easily narrow it down yourself. In no particular order, here they are:

Barbed-wire fence

March 29, 2019 — Black Star Canyon, Orange County, California

Bogotá at night

August 6, 2019 — Monserrate, Bogotá, Colombia

Clouded sulpher butterfly in flight

May 8, 2019 — Near Milepost 170, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Sea lion and kids at the Long Beach Aquarium

October 5, 2019 — Long Beach Aquarium, Long Beach, California

Chimney Rock overview on the Blue Ridge Parkway

May 7, 2019 — Chimney Rock Mountain overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virgina

Pink trumpet tree

April 3, 2019 — Irvine, California

Mother and daughter at the Plaza Bolívar

August 4, 2019 — Plaza Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia

Saddleback Mountain behind the clouds

March 24, 2019 — Irvine, California

Two horses near Blowing Rock

May 9, 2019 — Near Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

The Second Home exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

June 30, 2019 — Los Angeles, California

Sunset at Carroll Gap

May 8, 2019 — Carroll Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

School bells in Laurel Canyon

April 5, 2019 — Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Orange County, California

Silverado Creek

March 24, 2019 — Santiago Canyon, Orange County, California

Haircut in La Candelaria

August 6, 2019 — La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Water off a duck

April 5, 2019 — Irvine, California

Waterfall at Yankee Horse Ridge

May 7, 2019 — Yankee Horse Ridge, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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