What an interesting way to show a year: Norwegian hacker [Erikso] created a condensed timelapse that shows a year in a single photo. He had taken a timelapse of the view from his living room window in the frozen north every day during 2010, using a camera that was locked in place taking an image every 30 minutes. Then, with the help of some hacker friends, he came up with a script that slices these images up and combines them so that each day is represented by a vertical slice. The result is a gorgeous image that gives a wonderful sense of the seasons, and how that affects the trees. You can see the leaves grow and fall, and the snow on the ground come, go and come again.
The script that he used was written by Aslak Hellesøy and is a simple shell script that calculates the slices required and uses CLI tools from Imagemagick to slice and dice the images, then paste them together into the final image. He also put together a video from the same images. Personally, I prefer the single image.