Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

Wishing everyone a very Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



It is hard to believe it has been a year since I retired Dec 31st 2014. During this
past year we went on many day trips and overnight trips. We took a trip to Florida and Washington State. We visited many local Maryland parks, some new and some all time favorite parks. I found some new life birds to add to my list, which is at 455 birds.

I guess you could say we are having the times of our lives doing what we want when we want. Since I have so many photos to share I posted smaller sizes you can click on the image for larger viewing.


Hubby and I started off the year 2015 visiting Atlantic City, New Jersey


January 2015, an overnight trip to New Jersey stopping at one of our favorite spots the Barnegat Lighthouse & beach. We found some Savannah Sparrows which are also known as the Ipswich Sparrow.



In Feb 2015, we took a drive to Maryland's Blackwater NWR, I enjoyed watching this Harrier hunting for food.


Febuary 2015, a sky shot taken at Port Mahan in Delaware.


A March 2015 mosiac showing our snowy street and trees.



March 2015, my snow covered backyard. A reminder we do have cold winters and snow in Maryland.




April 2015, I posted about our visit to Saint Augustine Florida.




April 2015, we spent some time at the beach on Florida's space coast.


April, 2015 my favorite Black-bellied Whistling ducks were seen in Ocala Florida.


May 2015, a daytrip and walk on the C&O Canal Trail.



May  2015, we visited Chincoteague Island Va and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.


June 2015, looking for warblers we took a walk at Centennial Lake in Maryland.


June 2015, the Prothonotary Warblers were seen at the Susquehanna River in Maryland in June.


July 2015, the Great Blue Herons juvies leaving their nest and were being seen around our neighborhood. This was our neighbors fence, the nest was across from his driveway.


July 2015, we went on an overnight trip to Cape May NJ and Atlantic City NJ.



Aug 2015, a walk in the local Hashawha Park.



Aug 2015, a daytrip to Cecil County Maryland and found this covered bridge called the Gilpins Falls.


Sept 2015, I did a post on our birding walk at the local North Point State Park and the Tri-colored herons that were seen.


Sept 2015, a daytrip to Shenandoah National Park.


Oct 2015, we visited Washington State and the Olympic National Park.


Oct 2015, we took a walk on the Dungeness Spit. It is a wildlife refuge in Sequim Washington.



Nov 2015, I posted about our walk in a local Maryland Park called Cromwell Valley. The bluebirds are one of my favorite birds.



Nov 2015, we took an overnight trip to Ocean City Maryland.


Dec 2015, we took walk on our local fireroad to the lake.


Dec 2015, a favorite local Maryland park North Point State park  to see the Red-headed Woodpeckers. We have many memories of the past year and I am happy to post some of the highlights. I hope you enjoyed my recap of 2015. I thank you all for your visits and comments over the past year. I am looking forward to visiting your blogs and I hope to see you visiting me in 2016. I wish you all the best in 2016, a very HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPERPOUS NEW YEAR!!

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences this past year it has been fun looking for fences for my post. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

91 comments:

Jo said...

The Prothonotary Warbler and the Harrier Hawk hunting are firm favorites of mine. And then you posted the Red-headed Woodpecker in December. Wow! Such an unreal bird. Thanks for sharing your interesting trips with us. And thanks for being my Blogger friend over the years. Happy New Year to you and your hubby. Blessings and greetings. Jo (South Africa)

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos
Happy New Year 2016
Greetings from Assam, India
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Julia said...

Felicidades. Te espero en elracodeldetall.blogspot.com con dos rituales del Feng Shui que podrán ayudarnos a despejar las energías negativas y estancadas en nuestro hogar y nuestra vida, invitando a que la salud, el amor y la prosperidad estén presentes en este año 2016 que esta por comenzar.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
a wonderful review to the year and all the places, you are visited.
I wish you and yours a happy New Yera 2016 !
Thank you very much for all your kind comments on my blog.
Best regards, Synnöve

Nancy Chan said...

Your holiday photos are beautiful and I enjoyed following your tours through the photos. Love your"shadows" pics. Happy New Year, Eileen!

Sue said...

You had some very nice trips---long and short.
Hope 2016 shapes up to be another great one for you.
Happy New Year, Eileen

Daliana said...

Happy New Year!
Be healthy and happy!
My best wishes from Romania!

Mary Cromer said...

Happy Happy New Year Eileen. I shall look forward to your 2016 shares. I may run late, but I always mange to straggle in ;)

Linda said...

Beautiful series of photos to highlight 2015 and to bring in 2016, Eileen! Happy New Year to you! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks like a great year for you, Eileen. I loved the year recap in photos. I can't really choose just one photo as a favorite, but there's something about the Port Mahon pic that is beautiful and haunting. Have a great new year. I hope it is full of wonderful adventures and more birds to add to your list. xo - Judy

Christine said...

It's been a wonderful year for you Eileen and I am thrilled to have been able to join you and see all those wonderful birds and places you have been fortunate enough to visit!
Thank you so much for being an inspiration and encouragement to me!
Blessings to you and yours in 2016!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, lots of great photos in this last post of the year. Very nice indeed! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely year you had! Thank you for all the wonderful photos you have shared with us.
Happy New Year, dear Eileen!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks, always, for your loyal fencery! big smile for the bbwds! :) many more years of happiness wished to you!

Bob Bushell said...

Have a beautiful new year 2016 Eileen and your family.

Leora said...

Eileen, many beautiful scenes! Love seeing Cape May. Would love to go back there again. Have a happy new year.

Ranten said...

Thanks for all the great posts on your blog that you have shared with us! I wish you a happy new year!

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful recap of the year, Eileen.
Happy New Year to you and yours, Theresa.
Peace :)

PS. Love them marching ducks :)

EG CameraGirl said...

You had a fantastic 2015, Eileen. O hope 2016 is as good...or maybe even better. ;)

Vilt og vakkert said...

HEISANN Eileen for sharing all your good times in 2015! Nice view...
We usually travel a lot, we planed a tour to Peru last Autumn, but had no chance to go since my husband had problems - he still suffer, but we hope to join friends of ours to Cuba in February I really need some time off to have new experiences...
Hope 2016 will all wishes come true to all of us, and peace to those who live in danger.
New years hugs to you from me ;:OD)

Debbie said...

what a great look back at 2015. wishing you a happy 2016!!!

Tom said...

Great wrap up Eileen, the best on 2016.

Marie-Anne said...

I wish you a very happy new year, dear Eileen, full of good health, joy and happiness for you and your beloved ones.
Many hugs from Greece!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Congratulations Eileen on your first year of retirement!!
For a Christmas present - my husband gave me a Retirement Countdown clock.
I'll have 30 years teaching in May. But want to go just one more year --- to give Danny time to finish all his "Honey Do" list around the house!! And have it paid for.
You are doing exactly what we want to do!!! You certainly visited some beautiful places!! do you stay in motel/hotels or have a travel trailer?? I've enjoyed all your photos!!
What has been your favorite place to visit??
Happy New Year and Safe travels!!!
Suzan

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a great year! I hope you have just as awesome a year in 2016! I look forward to travelling along with you.

Ana Freire said...

A remarkable sequence of great photos and places... of the best of 2015...
And now, I'm wishing you, all the best... to you and your family, for the new year, Eileen!
Happy 2016, to you all!
Kisses!
Ana

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a wonderful review of your year!!! May 2016 prove to be every bit as adventuresome and fun... blessings to you, Eileen. YAM xx

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed your 15 recap :)

May you and yorn have a healthy, safe, and productive 2000 sixteen.

photodoug said...

Eileen, splendid yearly review. The best for you in the New Year. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Hone said...

You had a wonderful, busy year. Look at all those great photos you got to take. Happy New Year!

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

i really enjoy your 2015, showing of pics & trips. here's that 2016 will be a great or even 10 times better. so cool!! i love the covered bridge or all the sunset/sunrises. so amazing!! ( :

thank you for all your comments at my places, i appreciate your kindness & friendship.

Ileana said...

Happy New Year 2016, Eileen! Greetings from Romania! :)

Rose said...

Eileen, I have enjoyed these so much. Would take too long to tell all the reasons why...lets just say there are many favorites in these.

Have a Happy New Year, and hope it is filled with good things for you.

Uppal said...

Thanks for allowing us to enjoy a splendid gallery of pictures. Greetings for a happy,healthy and prosperous New Year!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely images from 2015!

I'm looking forward to read your new blogpost in 2016 :)

I wish you a Happy New Year, Eileen!

carol l mckenna said...

Love the Heron on the fence shot! Great photos and great times for you and your hubby!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful mosaics!!!.. I wish you a happy new year.. Best wishes for 2016.. :-)))

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your pictures are great and I hope you get many more in your Happy New Year, Eileen!
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Ela said...

Wow !! Wonderful collection of photo !!
Eileen, I wish you all the best a nd a Happy New Year !!

Ida said...

Wonderful post to close out the year. - The beach fences are so lovely and all the great birds as well. - It's been a pleasure blogging with you this year. Here's to another great New Year of blogging!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a truly blessed 2015 you've had Eileen, thank you for sharing your wonderful photo's with us.

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year, and I'm looking forward to reading and looking at more of your posts next year!

All the best Jan

POESIAS SENSUAIS E CONTOS said...

“Nunca é tarde demais
pra começar tudo de novo:”
Sempre há um novo dia,
uma nova semana,
um novo mês
e um novo ano... Feliz 2016!


Francis Perot

Mama Zen said...

A year full of beautiful pictures! Happy New Year, Eileen!

Linda W. said...

What a year you've had! Lots of great trips and photographs for all of us to enjoy! Wishing you and your family the best in 2016. Happy New Year!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always wonderful to travel and see things you don't see where you live. I've enjoyed all of your beautiful photos! And thanks again for introducing us to a park near us. We go there often now! Happy New Year hugs, Diane

NatureFootstep said...

wow, you had a great year Eileen. Can´t help but envy you a little :)

Hope you and your hubby will have another great year coming :)

jeannettestgermain said...

Great to be retired and healthy and have the means to travel, isn't it:) Great memories of your trips in 2015. Have a happy and healthy New Year Eileen with more trips!

Merlesworld said...

Looks like is was a great year hope your next one is just as good.
Merle........

Sylvia K said...

OH, a great year indeed!!! And marvelous captures as always, Eileen!! Thank you for sharing the beauty with us over the year! I hope the new year will bring us more f the same!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Happyone said...

Wow what a wonderful collection of photos!!!
A very happy New Year to you and your family. May 2016 be the best yet. : )

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

A great retrospective of all your adventures in retirement Year 1...here's to another great year in 2016!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A wonderful recap of 2015! Have a very Happy New Year!!

Barb said...

I've enjoyed reading about your trips and seeing your great photos. I hope for more in 2016! Happy New Year!

Missy George said...

I spent my summers as a child in Beach HAven....not far from Barnegat..Thanks for taking me back!! Loved your trip thru 2015..You went to some very lovely places and the pictures are wonderful...Thanks for sharing..Happy 2016

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful post....Happy New Year Eileen.... Michelle

Michelle said...

Happy New Year, Eileen!

Amy Franks said...

very pretty with the snow, it's warm as here, but right now we waiting for the overcast skies and humid temperatures to pass. happy new year for 2016 :-)

Debby Ray said...

Wow! You have had a busy year filled with lovely captured images! Happy New Year!

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like it was a great year! Happy New Year Eileen!

The Yum List said...

Happy New Year Eileen!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an outstanding year you had in photography and travel this year.

I wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous 2016!

diane b said...

What a great year you have had. I remember our first year of retirement was full of adventures but now we are slowing down. I wish you another year of good times.

Betty Manousos said...

Happy New Year!!

all the best in 2016!
xoxo

Noushka said...

Thank you for your kind wishes Eileen,
A lovely post you offer us.
I wish you much love and happiness and overall a strong health for you and your loved ones for 2016.
Hugs from France :)

Dee H said...

St. Augustine is one of my favorite places. Love the St. Augstine Light house. When you were in Ocala by any chance did you get to visit Payne's Prairie?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a lovely recap of a wonderful year! :) Happy New Year to you :)

thomas said...

Happy New Year Eileen! Wishing you another great year ahead.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Happy New Year, Eileen, let's hope it's going to be a wonderful year with a lot of photogenic moments.

rainfield61 said...

A fruitful 2015 with many beautiful scenes and birds.
Wish you a more beautiful 2016.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovin' your year in review!!! A year already...being retired? Unbelievable how time goes by so quickly.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. May 2026 be prosperous and the good dreams; a reality.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I meant 2016!!! My typo. Sorry.

Share my Garden said...

You have captured a wonderful first year of a happy retirement, long may it last! Every good wish for 2016.

edenhills said...

You certainly had a great photographic year in 2015. Here's to even more fun and photography in 2016!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eileen, you've had quite a year! Your photos truly are amazing, and I have loved visiting your blog and being taken to places I may never get to visit, and places that I need to because they aren't that far away. THANK YOU for your always kind comments on my blog, and your cyber-friendship! I look forward to that continuing in 2016!


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Gunilla Bäck said...

A wonderful collection of photos! I wish you a happy new year, Eileen!

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos! Happy New Year!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen! I love to see that you and hubby are making the very best of your retirement. You have captured gorgeous sun, moon and sky shots and birds that I only dream of seeing some day (the tri-colored heron, the bluebird and the Prothonotary Warbler to name just a few). I remember that shot of your side-by-side shadows and still find it to be one of my favourites. Thank you for being such a consistent and interesting blogger/host. Looking forward to another year of wonderful photos and getting the most out of every day inspiration.

me (maria) said...

Beautiful review!
Happy new year Eileen with many travels and amazing photos!

Becca said...

Wow, it sounds like you had quite the year. Your pictures are all great, but I love the ducks the most. I think I will always have a soft spot for ducks for some reason :)

Our photos said...

I like this. It is always nice to look back !

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Thinking of you Eileen and wanting to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!
Jemma

Lois said...

Happy New Year Eileen! Beautiful photos as always.

Lea said...

A wonderful review of the year!
Happy New Year!
Lea

Anu said...

Beautiful review to the year 2015. Very happy new year to you Eileen!

Marie C said...

So glad you are enjoying your retirement! This has ben an awesome year for your photos, that's for sure! Amazing overview of 2015! Keep it up! Hope 2016 is wonderful in many, many ways!

AlexaT said...

Amazing recap! Wonderful year in pictures!

Lynne said...

Beautiful Year in pictures . . .
Many memories there . . .
Happy 2016 . . .

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Happy New Year!!!!

NatureStop said...

That's such a lovely recap of 2015! Have a fantastic 2016!

Shantana

Indrani said...

You have done some amazing travels in 2015!
Wish you an exciting and adventurous 2016!

Maggee said...

Thanks for the recap. I just started to follow your blog, so it was nice to see all that I missed in a nutshell! I hope to get out more this year with hubby,since we are retired now. So much to see! Thanks for sharing!