Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy 6th blog Anniversary

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   and NF Trees  They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

I can not believe I have been blogging for 6 years now. My first post Birding with Eileen  posted on July 13, 2009 went by quietly.  These 6 years seemed to go by so quickly. For this post I am sharing mosaics made with photos taken on my previous anniversaries. I thank everyone who has been following me, visiting my blog and post during the past 6 years. And most of all thank you for all the wonderful comments.  Thank you all!


My first post July 2009, we went tubing on the Shenandoah River at Harper's Ferry, Md. The Baltimore Oriole is a breeder bird seen in the trees along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers at Harper's Ferry.

My second anniversary July 2010, photos of our Prettyboy Lake, Goldie Girl, an Ovenbird and the moon all taken from the yard or around the neighborhood.


3rd Anniversary from July 2011,  the Great Kiskadee seen in Bermuda. We took a cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda with hubby and my son.


4th Anniversary July 2012 is my mosaic of  backyard birds, flowers and butterfly.


5th Anniversary July 2013, a mosaic sharing our visit to Shenandoah Nat'l Park. Includes the Range Mountain overlook, a Black Bear, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, a bunny and some fungi.



6th Anniversary..July 2014 is a mosaic of my backyard birds the Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Bluebird, Blue jay and the Great Crested Flycatcher with a Bluebird.

And to start off my 7th year of blogging I am sharing a July 2015 mosaic with a juvenile Cardinal and some of my backyard blooms.

I hope you enjoyed my anniversary post and my nature images. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate the nice comments..

I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday  and NF Trees 

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  Also thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

103 comments:

Our photos said...

Congratulations !

✿ chica said...

Que coisa boa passar aqui sempre e PARABÉNS pelos 6 anos desse lindo blog que acompanho há bastante tempo e sempre me encanto! Que venham muitos anos mais! beijos, chica

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen!
I wonder if I ever make it that long :))
Love that picture of the Prettyboy Lake
(what a name :) - are there only pretty
boys allowed? :))
Happy next 6 years to come!
And a happy Sunday and week to come :)

Tinna ✐

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What special memories for the special day!!! It does just fly that Time... YAM xx

Mildred said...

Congrats Eileen. I really enjoyed these wonderful photos through the years. The mosaics are wonderful. Always a pleasure to view your superb photography and unique subjects.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats, Eileen! May, 2009 for moi.

Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas!
~

Marie-Anne said...

Happy anniversary, dear Eileen!!!!!!
I did not even know about blogging six years ago!!!!!But, from the day I have known you and your blog, I always appreciate your lovely photos of all those beautiful birds and I always admire especially those that you are so lucky to have around your house and in your garden. Thank you for sharing your visits and travels around the parks!
I may not leave comments very often, but I truly enjoy all your posts and wish you many many years of blogging.
Many hugs !!!

The Yum List said...

Happy anniversary!

Hannah said...

Happy Anniversary! What a nifty idea to commemorate your earlier posts with mosaics. I wouldn't have imagined so many people out tubing at the same time. We do have a Willamette River crossing here once a year in tubes, though. All your birds and scenes are interesting.

bailey-road.com said...

Congratulations, Eileen. I like the mosaics, giving a look back at your past posts. How good to see your sweet Goldie Girl again.

Florence said...

Congratulations !! And Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful photos. I especially love the golden retriever!

Phyllis Oller said...

Congrats! I always enjoy following your travels & your awesome photography, thank-you for sharing your memories with us, Phyllis

Blogoratti said...

Congratulations on your achievement. Best wishes!

Frank said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Eileen and thanks for continuing to share the wonderful views and wildlife from your side of the Atlantic.

Michelle said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Nice to see the juvenile cardinal.

Leora said...

What beautiful selections from your years of blogging. I enjoy learning from you and seeing all the wonderful birds, flowers and scenery. Happy Anniversary!

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations on 6 years!!! loved seeing sweet goldie girl, again!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Anniversary, Eileen! I love how you've put the mosaics together showcasing each year. Your photos are beautiful! Here's to many more great years of blogging!

Linda Gross said...

Happy blogging anniversary! We started to blog in the same year. I started a little earlier than you. I published my first blog post in March 2009.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Blog-I-Versary! I can't imagine blogging without you. A mosaic for each year is a wonderful idea; thank you for sharing all the beauty and knowledge -- as always!

Lisa Comperry said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the captures you have made each year :-)

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Congrats on the anniversary and thank you for hosting the Saturday's Critters meme.
Your photographs are a deep-dive into nature and I always cherish them.
Thank you for taking us all to all the places you go to and show us all the beauty that you get to enjoy!
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

Karen S. said...

Very cool, congratulations, it's really a great thing, blogging keeps us connected with the world and all the stuff in it, but mostly hanging out with the best people ever! I started in 2009 too! Yay for all of us here in Blogersville!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Happy, Happy Blog-versary Eileen!! I always, always enjoy your blog, you are an amazing photographer, and your blog is truly an example for many like me to follow -- Here's to the next six-years of blogging and beyond!! :-)

Linda W. said...

Happy bloginversary! I've enjoyed your blog for the past two years. Here's to many more years.

Ileana said...

Happy anniversary, dear Eileen!

Margaret Adamson said...

CONGRATULATATIONS Eileen 6 yesrsis a long time adn your posts arealways so interestingwith great photographs. Love all the collages but my favourite shots is of the Scarlet Tanager. Have a wonderful week ahead and may you bring us many more lovely posts.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So beautiful photos, Eileen! Thank you for your lovely blog!
Wishing you a very happy anniversary and many more blogging years!

Noushka said...

WOW, 6 years of publishing already!!
Congratulation Eileen, you've done a fantastic job with all your observations and photos :)
Beautiful mosaics, I never think of presenting my pics that way!!!
Enjoy the new week and keep well!

Jo said...

Happy anniversary, Eileen. It's good to see dear Goldie Girl. Your Ovenbird reminds me of our White-eyes. Great bird and wildlife photos all the way through. I'm glad I met you here on Blogger. Have a great day. Jo

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary, Eileen!
What a nice photo journey back in time.
Hope you have many more years in Blogland!
:)

Caroline Gill said...

Thank you, Eileen, for my Stag beetle comment. It is always exciting to find a new species in one's own patch. Thank you very much for the lovely anniversary mosaics ... May I wish you a truly happy blogging anniversary! I must look up mine ...

Thank you, too, for the mosaic making tips: I have long admired these beautiful collages. As for the juvenile Cardinal, well, what strange colours!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Happy happy anniversary!!! Six years! What an awesome feat. And I love how you shared each year. That too is awesome.

Cathy Keller said...

Congratulations! I can't believe I've been blogging for 8 years. It's been quite a trip!!! As always your post is inspiring! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow / Sacred Eclectic said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely mosaics from the years : )

Maggie said...

Wow, doesn't time fly, 6 years! I've really enjoyed getting these weekly glimpses into your world and hope to see much more in the coming 12 months.
Congrats,
Maggie

Sandra said...

this is a great idea and i did enjoy all your anniversary post... i just popped out to see when mine is and it was Aug 28 2008.. congrats on 6 years of fun blogging

amanda peters said...

Well done for posting for six years, it has been great looking back at some of the photos you have taken, here's to another six years of wildlife
Amanda xx

Tomoko said...

Hello,
Happy Anniversary, Eileen.
I am always impressed by your various birds and animals. Most of them cannot be found around me and even at Zoos in Japan.How sweet eyes those birds have!
Have a good week(*^_^*)

Irma said...

Hi Eileen
Congratulations on 6 years blogging !!!
Beautiful collages, I love them all.
Best regards, Irma

Rajesh said...

Wish you happy blog anniversary.
You have spotted so many beautiful birds.

Gayle said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! Your posts are a joy to your viewers. Looking forward to year #7.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

Congrats to you!! that is a big blog anniversary. enjoy your time!! have a great week. rainy here today. ( ;

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy anno :O)

Kerri Farley said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary! Love that juvie cardinal!

Small City Scenes said...

What a great way to celebrate blogging with images from each year. Smarty pants!!!Good idea
MB

maryaustria said...

Congratulations! Your post is amazing! Perfect for your anniversary! :)

Sherlyn Lobo said...

Congrats on completing 6 years of blogging!! Lovely photos...looking forward to read more posts from you.

Debbie said...

what a fun way to celebrate, congrats to you!! !! i love your blog and you, i am so happy we met!!!!

Snap said...

Happy Blogversary and what a wonderful way to celebrate. I love "look backs". You find more beautiful critters to call friends with each passing year and adventure! Happy Monday!

carolann said...

Congrats to you. Loved all your photos.

Pretty colorful birds are such eye catchers.

podso said...

Six years! I enjoyed your review over the years. Congratulations on all your posts and have a great week.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, 6 years already - congratulations Eileen! I have no idea when I started but will look it up.
It has been a pleasure seeing your birds (mostly) and blooms here and on FB. I always know if I can't ID a bird, you'll likely know what it is and I appreciate that aspect from you as a blogging sister.
Brought a lump to my throat to see Goldie Girl as you shared her often in your posts and I miss her too.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Congrats on your six years and I have enjoyed viewing nature with you so very much. You have opened up a new world for me and I always feel refreshed, renewed and thankful for the beauty in our world!
Happy Monday too~
Jemma

LÖwin.g said...

Congratulations from Austria! 6 years is a really long time and your blog is lovely with all the beautiful pictures.
Have a good and lucky 7th year on blogging.
Birgit

ak-ut said...

again soo beautiful pics, eileen, have a nice week :-)

Joyful said...

Fantastic photos Eileen. Happy 6th anniversary!

Sylvia K said...

AH, gorgeous captures indeed -- as always, Eileen!! You and I began blogging at almost the exact same time!! It is amazing how quickly the past six years have slipped by!! I always enjoy your posts/photos so much!! Thank you for sharing! Have a great new week!!

Powell River Books said...

Congrats on your sixth anniversary. Time seems to fly when blogging. I started in 2007 with one blog and now I have four to manage. It's almost too much, especially since I don't have Internet access at my cabin home. That makes scheduling posts a must. I always enjoy your bird photos. - Margy

mick said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. The mosaic for today with the bird and flowers is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Fun60 said...

Many, many congratulations. I can see that you produced a high standard of photos right from the very beginning,

Penelope Puddlisms said...

That is a lot of blogging and picture taking. Congratulations on a job well done! The years do speed by though, don’t they? Before you know it, six years have gone by. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, congratulations on your blogoversary

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Great pictures. I am always amazed at the array of birds you are able to capture.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Happy 6 years blogging Eileen, I am so glad to have found you through Good Fences and visit your beautiful photography and nature each week. You are a joy and inspiration.
Love the pic of you golden. Reminds me of my sweet Miss Beazy lee. She loved the water too.
Hugs,cm

Adam Jones said...

Many congratulations on your 6th anniversary Eileen. I look forward to the next six years and many more of your fabulous pictures and lost. :-)

Mama Zen said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Lowcarb team member said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Your pictures look great as usual. I wonder how many you've taken over the years?

Have a happy week...

All the best Jan

PS Many thanks for all your lovely comments on the low carb diabetic blog, it's always lovely to receive and read them.

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate six years Eileen! May you have many, many more!

Gail Dixon said...

Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! I think I've been following you for 2 or 3 years now. The mosaics were a great way to give tribute to the occasion. Love that Great Kiskadee and Scarlet Tanager. But all are wonderful!! Cheers to another year!!

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Blog Anniversary ~ 6 years! Gorgeous photos and creative presentation of each year ~ thanks!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Happyone said...

Lovely photos and congratulations on your 6 year anniversary. : )

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations on six years!

Barbara Hale said...

You've blogged a good blog in those seven years! Congratulations!

LifeRamblings said...

Happy anniversary Eileen! Wonderful captures as always. Cheers!

xinex said...

Happy blogiversary! Your photos look amazing!...Christine

Felicia said...

happy blogiversary. your mosaic's are beautiful.

Tom said...

Happy anniversary. Tom The Backroads Traveller

pattisjarrett said...

Congrats on six years!

Cloudia said...

Congratulations to one of our favorite blogger friends! <3

Beate said...

Happy 6th Blogging Anniversary, Eileen! :)
Wow, 6 years, that's amazing. Love seeing all these pictures you have posted on each anniversary. Your bird pictures are always so beautiful!
I hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. It's so good to hear from you again, I missed the blogging world.
Have a wonderful week :)

Linda said...

Happy blogaversary! Love your photos, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

6 years seem like a long time. And you know it :) Thanks to that I made my way to Costa Rica. I thank you for that :)
I have no clue whatsoever of how long I´ve been blogging but it must be longer then that. :) I don´t dare checking :)

AlexaT said...

Warm congrats on this happy occasion! Lots of joy and creativity, all the best, as well!
Happy blog anniversary!

Wandering Wren said...

Happy 6th Blogoversary Eileen, huge congratulations! You have developed a keen and loyal following for your posts. Your blogs and Saturday's Critters are amongst the most popular around. What would be interesting would be to see how many visits you have made during this time, as you are so generous in visiting others and in leaving lovely comments. What goes around comes around, as judged by the fact I had to take a bus to the end of your congratulatory comments here today! Enjoy :)
Wren x

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations Eileen. It was a happy day when I discovered your blog. It has been a wonderful ride :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations on six years of excellent and interesting photos and informative information.

Lea said...

Congratulations!
Beautiful photos!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

Rose said...

I don't know how I missed this...I had time to blog yesterday! I do do it in spurts, but still sorry to be late saying Happy Blogiversary!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Many, many congrats Eileen and wishes for many more blogging years....you certainly inspire all of us so much! Have a fabulous week and another wonderful year of blogging.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it is no problems to link up to TnB. You are always welcome. BTW, you actually HAVE a whole tree in one pic :)

Annemor said...

Congratulations from Norway.
Always a pleasure to see your birds. A lot of them are not seen here.
Have a nice evening.
Mormor

Annemor said...

I don't know what happened. But your link is working now.
Sorry I bothered you.
Mormor

Lmkazmierczak said...

Congrats...lovely way to commemorate your milestone♪

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy blogger anniversary, Eileen! I always enjoy your beautiful posts! Here's to many more years of blogging! - Karen

magiceye said...

Happy blogversary and wish you plenty more!!

J said...

What a lovely way to celebrate with a review of each of your blogging years! I enjoyed seeing your progress and the way your interests have evolved. I wish you waaaaay more than an additional six years! I'll be here, admiring everything!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh,Happy 6th Blogversary (a bit late) and Thank you SO much for your kindness to us all hosting,commenting♡♡♡ Foe me,I cannot appreciate you and your blog more opening my eyes for lives in the nature; truly inspired me a lot. You know what, I never realized my husband has (or had ) interest in butterflies; he said my blogging reminded him of young days:-) I enjoyed the mosaic pictures for each year and your Goldie Girl sure still is LOVELY in you mind (like mine), isn't she♫♫♫

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Marie C said...

Congratulations on your 6th Blogoversary! I enjoyed the blog highlights from each year's big day...great post! Wishing you many more!

edenhills said...

What a wonderful trip through the years! Congratulations on that milestone!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what a review - loved each and every one of them. Happy anniversary - that's a wonderful bunch of photo memories.

Crimson Kettle said...

Happy Anniversary! What wonderful photos you certainly live in a colourful place. :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy blog anniversary, Eileen! I enjoy your blog very much and have learned so much about birds and all the wonderful places you visit through your blog.

I just returned from two weeks in NY, visiting family and friends. Lots to catch up on!

Hope you are enjoying your first summer as a retireee!