Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas sunset

December 26, 2013

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

We had somewhat of a quiet Christmas morning, my son opened his presents early and I had some time to watch my backyard birds.. Christmas dinner and family gift exchange was at my sister's house.  We had lots of yummy food and desserts and were happy to see baby Neill for his 1st Christmas..


For NF Winged I am sharing some of the finches seen in my backyard on Christmas morning.


A couple of my American Goldfinches..


A pretty male House Finch..enjoying the Christmas feast on my deck railing..


The sunset on Christmas day was gorgeous..



A flock of geese flying over during the sunset..I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day..I wanted to say thank you to all my blog followers for all their visits and comments over the year. I wish everyone all the best in 2014..Happy New Years..


68 comments:

oldthings said...

Dearest Eileen ,it looks that you had wonderful Christmas evening with your loved ones ! Your birds in your back yard are lovely ! Today this morning came in my back balcony ,three pigeons !! I think ,is a good sing to visit my apartment in a big city !Have a nice day !
Olympia

Pallavi said...

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas dear Eileen. The birds look so cute and the sunset..is beautiful!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!You had a lovely Christmas with your family and baby Neill!!!He's so cute!!Wonderful pictures with your yard birds!Beautiful images of the sunset!!I really like the one with the geese flying!!!Amazing!!Wish to you and your family Happy New Year 2014!!!Enjoy your holidays!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful shots! Merry Christmas!!!

Mersad said...

What a sight for sore eyes, that have seen nothing but grey. Thanks so much Eileen.

The Furry Gnome said...

Wow, that's quite the sunset!

*Manja* said...

Wunderbare Natur!
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the sunset, Eileen!
The birds are beautiful, especially photo 3.
Merry Christmas!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty sky images Eileen. And as always great birding photos. I was on a break, but had to come back and post about our Christmas Terrorist saga.

Happy New Year to you too.

Lynne said...

Always such wonderful pictures! Loved the little finch, so close and sweet. And the sunset was a treat to see. We haven't seen many "bright spots" with all of the snow deciding to visit our place in the planet for the past several days!

The sunset picture with the flying geese is just perfect.

Thank you for treading me with your daily presence and delightful birdy friends this past year. I like seeing your Goldie Girl too.

Happy New Year!

rainfield61 said...

These birds have their Christmas presents too.

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking sunset and very cute birds.

Ailime said...

Hello Eileen, thanks for your wishes!
I had loved all your photos! The birds and the sunset so preties!To you and your Family I wish a good time of Christmas an a Happy New Year ( excuse me for my bad English):))))! Hugs Ailime

Linda W. said...

Beautiful sunset photos, especially the last one.

TexWisGirl said...

just lovely. glad to see your happy birds. :)

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, the christmas sunset is just amazing, i missed it!!

your goldfinches are adorable, mine have just started to return. i have not seen them since summer!!

sounds like a wonderful christmas!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fine!!!.. So nice.. Have a nice day.. Regards..

betchai said...

the last picture kind of brings me some tears of joy, so beautiful and amazing nature!!! happy Christmas Eileen and to your family too.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen. So glad you had a good Christmas! Your skies are just gorgeous, and I really like that last one with the geese flying through: fabulous!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds and precious skyline Eileen.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous sunset on Christmas Day! I always love seeing the birds in your yard.

Ela said...

Wow ! Wonderful Christmas sunset.
Your birs are very happy.
Greetings

Karen said...

lovely birds and gorgeous sunset shots!

Mary said...

Such cute birds! And the sunset is fantastic! Wonderful colours!

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous shots of the goldfinches and house finch on your deck. What a gift of a sunset for Christmas Day. Mercy!

Carver said...

What a wonderful sunset with the geese and great shots of the birds in the early shots. Happy New Year ahead.

Jim said...

Beautiful skies.

Merlesworld said...

Pretty little finches and wonderful skies.
Merle.........

Gerald (SK14) said...

O that sunset really is so lovely

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful range of sunset colours. Stunning. And love those fluffy feathers in your bird feeder.

Laura said...

Magnificent sunset Eileen, wow!!! Happy New Year to you!

George said...

Your first photo is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Christmas sunset.

Gordon said...

Love the finches, and the sunsets are really awsome, specialy with geese flying through,
Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas, and all the very best for 2014.
Take care, Gordon.

Carole M. said...

...what, no snow? I start to think everyone is having snow 'on the other side' but I know that's not true. Lovely bird photos and bet you were itching to start clicking with your camera again

Arija said...

Just the sort of Christmas I like, all good things and no responsibility. I too was lucky in that regard with our celebrations in the lower house with my daughter's family.
Great to watch your birds instead of basting one in the oven and such a lovely sky to bless you at the end of the day.
Wishing you a Happy and healthy New Year dear Eileen.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful bird photos and awesome sky shot for SWF ~ Happy New Year to you ~ carol, xxx

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful bird and sunset.
Thanks for sharing this.
Wish you a Happy New Year.
From Hilda

Zandarmid Photography said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen!

Best wishes for 2014!

Indrani said...

That is a gorgeous sunset!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That was a spectacular Christmas sunset.

I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and I wish a Happy New Year.

Our photos said...

Lovely birds and gorgeous sunset photos, Eileen!
Greetings, RW & SK

Mama Zen said...

These are lovely!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Stunning sunset moments, Eileen. Love it.
Happy holidays :)

The happy wanderer. said...

What a beautiful sunset, especially the one with the geese. Happy New year.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots! Wishing you a magical year ahead.

Jocee said...

Beautiful photos of the birds and wow, what a sunset. Happy New Year to you.

Lea said...

Beautiful - every one of them!
I especially like the last one
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

What a fantastic sunset, Eileen!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.

Nancy Claeys said...

I have heard goldfinch north of the farm in the fields, but they are making themselves scarce at the feeders this year. Lovely images Eileen! xo

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Your bird photos are always very cute. The sunset photos are very fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh the geese are really showing well with that fiery sunset behind. Beautiful. The little finches of both types are so adorable. Have a pleasant weekend!

Helma said...

So beautiful these pictures of the birds and especially picture 3 I find super nice.
Wonderful to see. Many beautiful birds
The colors of your air are also great. What a wonderful island is.
Greetings,. Helma

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like you enjoyed a delightful Christmas! Glad you had time to watch your yard birds too! ;)

thomas said...

Beautiful glow,Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the fabulous sunset shots! And I always love seeing pretty birds. Cute shot of the Goldfinch!

Charlene said...

Stunning sunset! I love that one with the flying greese! The birds in the first 3 pictures are also lovely. Best regards.

Giga said...

Pięknie słońce zachodziło na niebie i piękne były z pewnością Twoje Święta. Pozdrawiam.
Beautifully sun was setting in the sky and the beautiful were certainly your Christmas. Yours.

Laloofah said...

What wonderful Christmas gifts your sweet bird visitors and that glorious sunset were! The last photo is my favorite - those colors!!!! And the geese flying across it add such wonderful life and depth and movement and joy. Happy Holidays, Eileen!

Bill Nicholls said...

Superb sunsets

NatureFootstep said...

your sunset was much prettier then mine :) Glad you had a fine christmas. :)

Stewart M said...

I really like the first and last shots - the green tones in the first and the flock of birds in the second.

Hope you have a good New Year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow! The sunset is just so stunning. Gorgeous photos. Glad to hear you had a good Christmas :)

Swati Singh said...

Stunning sky and pretty little birds!!

Maria said...

The last one is just gorgeous, with those flying birds.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are doing great work. Well done!

Kim said...

Your little finches are gorgeous, lovely shots! And what a glorious sunset with those geese flying by as if you'd specially ordered the fly by. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

Shwets said...

Those sunset sots are gorgeous Eileen and the birds are very cute. Thank you for sharing such joy :) Have a happy new year!

Ileana said...

Breathtaking sunset !The birds are very cute!
Have agreat day!

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