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The continuation of our retrospective.

July:

Fireworks.

“Booms and Blooms” – Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Missouri – July 1, 2017.

Getting closer (July 3, 2017)

Again, someone from Missouri in Congress isn’t afraid of holding open public town halls.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) [2017 file photo].

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): even more town halls (July 5, 2017)

Claire McCaskill Town Hall Meeting in Eldon Missouri – video by Jerry Schmidt (July 5, 2017)

On Health Care – Claire McCaskill Town Hall Meeting in Eldon Missouri – video by Jerry Schmidt (July 8, 2017)

Constituents show up, Roy Blunt (r) doesn’t.

“healthcare not wealthcare”

Talking about health care at Sen. Roy Blunt’s (r) office in Kansas City – July 14, 2017 (July 14, 2017)

In Arizona.

“Our Lives on the line” rally, Rudy Garcia Park, Tucson, Arizona, July 29, 2017.

But it’s a dry heat (July 29, 2017)

August:

A Keystone XL pipeline protest and march in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Banners leading the march.

March to Give Keystone XL the Boot – Lincoln, Nebraska – August 6, 2017 (August 6, 2017)

Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network – March to Give Keystone XL the Boot – Lincoln, Nebraska – August 6, 2017 (August 7, 2017)

March to Give Keystone XL the Boot – Lincoln, Nebraska – August 6, 2017 – more photos (August 7, 2017)

After Charlottesville, Virginia.

Confrontation.

Kansas City for Charlottesville, Virginia (August 13, 2017)

Well, the plan was to hold fifty before the end of the year.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – Warrensburg, Missouri – August 17, 2017.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – town hall in Warrensburg – Press Q and A – August 17, 2017 (August 17, 2017)

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – town hall in Warrensburg – August 17, 2017 (August 18, 2017)

There was a solar eclipse.

End of totality. F 4, 1/15, ISO 200, 200 mm.

That was some solar eclipse (August 22, 2017)

After Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Not today”

Somebody cared enough to try (August 24, 2017)

Donald Trump in Missouri.

“…Predator Trump” photo: Jerry Schmidt

Protesting Donald Trump (r) in Springfield, Missouri – August 30, 2017 (August 31, 2017)

September:

On Labor Day.

“We are worth more”

Labor Day rally and march in Kansas City – September 4, 2017

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protest in Kansas City.

“No human is illegal”

In support of DACA – Kansas City – September 5, 2017 (September 5, 2017)

We did a gallery show.

In the gallery – part 3 (September 26, 2017)

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

The Earth says hello (September 29, 2017)

October:

A butterfly or two.

American painted lady or American lady (Vanessa virginiensis). F 9, 1/4000, ISO 3200, 200 mm.

A brief moment of peace for a chaotic world (October 2, 2017)

Danaus plexippus.

Monarch (October 14, 2017)

Leaves.

In the wind (October 25, 2017)

November:

Hillary Shields (D).

Hillary Shields (D) – November 7, 2017

Hillary Shields (D) in the 8th Senate District: Sunday field operation (November 5, 2017)

Hillary Shields (D) in the 8th Senate District: Sunday field operation – a few words from Jason Kander (D) (November 5, 2017)

Hillary Shields (D) (November 7, 2017)

Vicky has an opponent.

In Warrensburg – November 11, 2017.

Organizing for 2018 (November 11, 2017)

December:

Fear.

“We’d better get back ’cause it’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly. “ (December 1, 2017)

A display.

Again: “…Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard…” (December 11, 2017)

Anxiety.

Still waiting to be interviewed by The New York Times about their economic anxiety (December 18, 2017)

That was the year that was.

Previously:

The Political Year in Pictures – 2017 – part 1 (December 28, 2017)