The photos used for each month were taken in the coordinating month of this year. In the case of November and December, in 2010. Since we traveled some this year, each page indicates where the photos were taken. If it just says Virginia, then the photos on that page are from different parts of Virginia. The whole point of the project was to show that weather and nature have a huge variance throughout the year than what most people think it does...hence why there are flowers in the cold months too.