Note: Flickr recently went through a massive server transition, and portions of the service are still being worked on. Among the problems is that mosaic thumbnails on Collections are not visible, which means my primary page here for showing groupings by year are missing those thumbnails. The links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.
Sure, I had snapped the odd photo from time to time prior to this year, especially from high school and college photo classes. But 1997 represents the first event—an October vacation to New England—where I intentionally planned a series of photos to become an album.