2008 was a difficult, contentious, exciting, and ultimately momentous year, but while the affairs of men boil away, life and nature serenely continue on. This beautiful time lapse movie from Erik Sondheim really captures the eternal heartbeat of life. It's worth the trip to Erik's site to see how he did it and watch the full two minute HD version. Good news: he just got a 5D Mark II so next year's video should be even more mind boggling.
Here's to a happy, peaceful, and prosperous 2009 for all of us all over the world.