Thursday, July 14, 2016

7th Blog Anniversary



I can hardly believe it was my 7th Blog Anniversary on July 13, 2016.  It seems like a lot of bloggers lately were also celebrating their 7th year of blogging. I have enjoyed sharing my nature photos, the birds and critters, beautiful scenery and skies. I appreciate everyone that has been following me, visiting my blog and for all the wonderful comments.

To start off my 8th year of blogging I am sharing photos from past 7 anniversaries. I hope you enjoy and thanks again for being here to share it with me.

1st Anniversary, I share this pretty moon photo.


Also from my 1st anniversary..Memories of my Goldie Girl swimming at the lake.



Year 2, we went on a cruise to Bermuda. I captured this Great Kiskadee on a fence.



Also from year 2  and Bermuda. Another shot of the Great Kiskadee.



3rd Anniversary, some backyard birds, butterflies and blooms.


Also 3rd year, my hubby's hibiscus plant was blooming well. This year it is not doing well, the critters are attacking it.



4th Anniversary, a bear cub seen during one of our Skyline Drive trips.



Also 4th year, A trip and scenes from a visit to Shenandoah National Park.



The 5th Anniversary, A Scarlet Tanager in the weeping cherry tree.


Also the 5th year, mosiac of my backyard birds. They like to sit in our weeping cherry tree.




From my 6th Anniversary. I shared the female Cardinal and some of the summer blooms in our yard.


For my 7th Anniversary, I have a pretty Fritillary butterfly on our Lantana plant.




Also sharing for the 7th anniversary the Strawberry moon.


 I hope you enjoyed my Anniversary post. Again,  I thank you for all your visits over the last 7 years. I appreciate the time you take to leave me comments.
 I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead.

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. I have a few fence and my deck railing for Tex's Party and some pretty sky shots.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

150 comments:

Sue said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary. The time just flies, doesn't it?
Looking forward to many more, Eileen. Have a great day.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Seven years, Happy Anniversry Eileen :)
I enjoy reading your posts and seeing all your wonderful photos. It is a real education for me. Thank you for sharing.
Have a truly wonderful day and an equally wonderful weekend :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Parabéns pelo aniversario do blogue e as fotografias estão fantásticas.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Nancy J said...

Love all your anniversary pics, but the one for me today is your darling Goldie Girl, her reflection, her face. truly beautiful, and thanks so much for sharing her with us.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Scary how the years dot by though, eh? YAM xx

Suza said...

congratioloation for the anniversary. Nice birds in your bloh.
best regards
susa

Florence said...

Happy anniversary! And thank you for sharing all the beauty!

Tom said...

Congratulations!

magnoliasntea said...

Happy Blogiversary! You photos are the best. :)

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you, eileen! you've been a consistent blogger and commenter for many years!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...seven years...that's awesome! Congrats to you and I'll be looking forward to many more lovely shots!

Linda Gross said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogging anniversary. I celebrated my 7th year as well, back in March. It is a pleasure to see your posts in the blogging sphere, as well as on Facebook.

Thomas Lee said...

Eileen,Happy Anniversary,wish you many-many years of happy blogging ahead.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Happy 7th Anniversary! I'm so glad I have found your blog in the past year. You take so many beautiful photos, and I am wild with your moon photos! I hope you understand my poor english, because I don't speak it regulary ;)

Happy Thursday!

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Looking forward to the next seven. Happy Day.

Mary Hone said...

Lucky number 7. Congrats on 7 years, that is fantastic.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww

I love visiting you.

Hugs to Goldie :)

Inger said...

Congrats on yor anniversary. And Thanks for the reminder as my 7th comes up in August, I think. I have to check. Your pictures are gorgeous beyond words.

Cloudia said...

I can't imagine our blogging world without YOU, Eileen! Congratulations

Maggee said...

Congrats on blogging for 7 years! Glad I found your blog, as I do enjoy it lots!

Sandra said...

you forced me to go see when i started, i did one post 8/28/08 but did not do another until may of 09... not sure which i would use.
i love the bear and the sweet goldie swimming.

Linda W. said...

Huge congrats on your blogging milestone!

rupam sarma said...

Many many Congratulations, Happy 7th Blog Anniversary.
Beautiful post and pics.
Keep Blogging. Greetings.

J said...

Congratulations, Eileen! I think your blog is one the web's very, very best! Consistent in quality and so appealing. It's a welcoming respite from all the crazy ugliness in the world these days. You show us that if we stop to look carefully we have a beautiful planet inhabited by happy creatures who set a good example to live for today with joy instead of worry about tomorrow with anxiety!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for the wonderful comment. I am so happy you enjoy my blog. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Theresa, thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate all your visits and comments on my blog.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Linda! Your comments and visits are appreciated. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Marit, Thanks so much for all your comments and visits. I am happy that like my moon shots.

Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Inger, thanks so much for your comments and visits. I am happy that you like my photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Sandra! I enjoy your blogs and creative images. I miss my Goldie Girl so much! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Linda! I appreciate your visits and comments. I have enjoyed blogging and visiting your wonderful blog too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I feel the same way about you and your blog. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. Have a happy day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, Debby! I appreciate your visits and comments. Happy Thursday!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Florence, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Tom, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Suza, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is down right scary how fast the years are going by. Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, I miss my Goldie Girl so much. Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always enjoy your lovely comments. I appreciated you visiting my blog too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sue, time is going by too quickly. I wish there was a way of slowing it down. I always appreciate your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Gayle, I appreciate your comments and visits! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Mary, I appreciate your comments and visits! I am glad to have found your blog, your photos are always amazing. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Ana Freire said...

Congratulations, Eileen! And many more will come, I'm sure of that!...
It is a real privilege, and a great pleasure, to visit your blog...
I love your Anniversary post! Thank you, for sharing so much beauty, and for been with us...
All the best! Have a great day!
Ana

Linda said...

Glorious series, Eileen! Happy Blog Anniversary to you! :) Keep up the amazing job, I love your posts and photos.

Tanya Breese said...

happy blog-o-versary! it was fun going back through the years...my favorite is your goldie girl :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing the memories!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful series of images....love the bear!
Congratulations, your blog is always so interesting.
Ruby

Christine said...

Congrats on your blogiversary Eileen! It has been wonderful to view nature with you as your photos of the birds & critters always delight!
Wishing you many more happy blogging times!

Happyone said...

Congratulations on 7 years and I enjoyed looking back with you. I always enjoy my visits here. : ) It is one of my favorite blogs. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Congrats en your blog anniversary… Beautiful pictures, love and kisses.. Ciaoo.

Helma said...

These are again very nice fotoç of birds and nature.
I always enjoy the twin birds that you show.
I read that you have celebrated 7th birthday of the blog. Time goes fast lol ... Congratulations and I hope to have many wonderful years and beautiful items.

LV said...

How time flies. Glad you shared from the past as I do not recall some of them.

RedPat said...

Congrats on the big day, Eileen. I have only discovered you relatively recently but always enjoy my visits to your world!

LV said...

Time fly's when you are having fun.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've enjoyed blogging with you for most of those years! You've shared some amazing nature photos! And even found a neat park to visit where I live! We still love to drive over to Tuscawilla Park and I always think of you when we do! Happy blogging! Hugs, Diane

Memaria said...

Happy anniversary Eileen!
You always share amazing photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Linda, I appreciate all your visits and nice comments. I always enjoy your blog too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Ana! Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tanya, thank you for your comments and visits. I do miss my Goldie Girl. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ken, Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Christine, I always appreciate your visits and comments on my blog. Thanks so much! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ana, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Helma, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello LV, time goes by way too quickly for me. I wish it would slow down. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

well done on your 7 years of posting.

Merisi said...

Happy blog anniversary, may your blog bring you joy for many more years!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am always happy to share new parks and places to bird. Tuscawilla Park was one of my favorites in Ocala. Now we may be looking for more near Lakeland Fl soon. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Blogiversary, Eileen.

You sure have taken some great photos over the years.

I hope you get many more!
~

Ida said...

Happy 7th Blog Anniversary. A great selection of shots from each year. - I enjoy seeing all your lovely photos.

Debbie said...

wow eileen, 7 years, congratulations, that is such a huge commitment!! i have enjoyed every year i have spent with you as we share such a love for birding and nature!! you have been a wonderful friend, it was fun to see your blog today, through the years!! many thanks for all your support of me and all your very kind comments!!!

Photo Cache said...

Happy happy anniversary. It's always nice to look back and see how our blog journey had been.

Worth a Thousand Words

Caroline Gill said...

What a terrific record of the past years, Eileen! And I'm glad the Cardinal made it into this special post! The Scarlet Tanager is stunning. Happy blog anniversary!

Missy George said...

Happy anniversary Eileen. I have been enjoying your lovely pictures and have learned a lot about birds..... Wonderful moon shots... Interesting mosaics as well. Here's to seven more ;)

eileeninmd said...

Hi Debbie, I am so happy I have found your blog too. It is nice sharing nature photos and the birds. I have been enjoying your sunset photos too. Thanks so much for all of your visits and nice comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ida, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Caroline, I enjoy your nature blog too. It is wonderful to travel the world thru our blogs. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Missy, I am always learning new things about the birds. I am far from being an expert, I just love to watch them, feed them and take their pictures. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Jim said...

Happy anniversary. Great shots to celebrate.

Valerie said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen and thank you for the joy your images bring to our world. You sure have some stunning birds in your area - and it seems a few of us are feeling the "lunar pull" today!! Wishing you a safe and happy weekend and lots more photos to share with us.

ellen b said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen! Lots of great anniversary photos here. Love the bird on the fence...

Martin Kloess said...

Happy 7th. Celebrating with great pictures,
Looking forward to many more

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Happy blogiversary, Eileen!! Time flies, doesn't it!!?

Felicia said...

you have managed to capture many beautiful images in seven years. happy blogiversary.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy blog anniversary, Eileen! It has always been fun viewing nature with you for the past 7 years. I enjoyed your look back on your favorite posts.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eileen, what beautiful and amazing photos from start to finish! Happy, Happy blogiversary! It's a true milestone, and here's to the next seven years of your great photos!!

PS: I always love your photos, but of course the one of your beloved Goldie Girl is a favorite in this post, I know she is missed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

happy blogiversary Eileen! I've been blogging even longer, but the first couple of years nobody read what I said -- then I discovered memes! I was really happy when you started yours -- it is one of my favorites. Well, so is your whole blog! Thanks for all you've taught us; I always enjoy myself when I'm here!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee! 7 fun filled blogging years. That is so neat. A very cool way to memorialize your 7 yrs. Enjoy at least 7 more or 27--lol
MB

Charlene N.K. said...

Congrats! Thanks for this summary of your whole blogging years. I've enjoyed viewing and reading your posts. Looking forward to more of your amazing nature blogs.
Thanks too for always liking and sharing my posts. I appreciate that.
Best regards!

Phil Slade said...

Happy anniversary Eileen. I think 2009 was a good year for blogging. You and I both started up and here we still are sharine our love of birds with the world.

I have enjoyed being friends across the Atlantic for so many years.

Good luck with the next seven.

Irene said...

Congratulations & happy anniversary! I always love to visit your blog and I'm happy you are still blogging! Wish you a happy weekend!

Hugs from Irene

Klara said...

Congratulations Eileen! what a nice overview in photos. many more to come!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Valerie, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ellen, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, yes! Times flies! Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Felicia, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Kim! I am so happy to have found your blog. I always enjoy seeing your sweet dogs. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sallie, I have enjoyed your blog and reading about your travels. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Charlene, I enjoy your blog too. Your photos are always beautiful. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Phil, it has been great "meeting birders from around the world thru their blogs. I have always enjoyed your blog and post. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Irene, I am so happy to have found your lovely blog. You are a wonderful photographer. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Klara, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

NatureFootstep said...

congrats to the 7 years. I have no idea whatsoever how long I have been blogging. The first ones was shut down. But I think it is more then 7 years.

Love your shots as usual :)

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, What a wonderful way to celebrate your 7th Anniversary! Congratulations on all the excellent posts over the 7 years. Since this seems like a time for reflection, let me say this: Over my 5 years publishing John's Island I've met many bloggers and have found quite a few interesting and well done blogs and I must say you are among the best! Not only are you an excellent blogger, but also excellent with leaving comments. I do not have any followers who are more consistent with kind, encouraging, and thoughtful comments than you. Thank you Eileen and congratulations again!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photographs and collages captured perfectly.
Congratulations on seven years blogging.
Best regards, Irma

ulla laiho said...

You are always showing both exciting and beautiful images - hope you will continue for many more years.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your bear cub, isn't it fabulous.

eileeninmd said...


Hello Monica, thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello John, I can return the nice comment to you. You have always been a great blogger, I enjoy your post and photos. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Irma! Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ulla Laiho! Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Bob, Yes, I love seeing the bears in the wild. Thanks so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen and Happy, 7th Blog Happy Anniversary! Congrats for all the wonderful aspects captured and shared with us through your camera lens! It is a joy, a delight to observe these so different or so alike, similar things, to admire nature, a delight to see passion and dedication in and with every post and photo. Thank you so much for the lovely thoughts expressed and, also, thank you for the all the positivity shared through Viewing Nature at Saturday's Critters! Best regards to you! Heartily greetings.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Alexa, Thanks you for all your nice comments and visit to my blog. I appreciate all my wonderful blogging friends. Have a happy weekend!

Mama Zen said...

7 years of beautiful photographs! Happy Blog Anniversary!

Our photos said...

You have build up quite an history ! Very nice !

Lynn said...

Happy blogoversary! Lovely that you posted seven years of beauty.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I thank you so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I thank you so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I thank you so much for all of your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Lynne said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen . . .
Loved the recap . . .
Blew a kiss to Goldie Girl . . .
I miss her too,
HAPPY 8th year Eileen!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Lynne, thanks so much for dropping by and for all the nice comments. I think I will always miss my Goldie Girl. Have a happy weekend!

Zizi Santos said...

Parabéns pelo aniversário do blog!
nós é que ganhamos o presente!
como sempre as imagens são maravilhosas!
que venham mais anos felizes de blog!
Zizi

Dancin Fool said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen! Lovely pictures looking back over 7 years.

Jo said...

Happy 7th anniversary, Eileen. I loved seeing dear Goldie. I met you on Blogger in 2012 (I think) and sure am glad I did ! Have a great day. Jo

Lowcarb team member said...

Many good wishes for your blogoversary ...
The years do go so quickly, and I think it was lovely to show these photo's from the last seven years.

Here's to a very successful and enjoyable 8th!

All the best Jan

Powell River Books said...

Congrats on seven great years. I think I'll use your idea to celebrate my blog anniversary next fall. It will be my the end of my tenth year. - Margy

Pauline W said...

What a great way to celebrate your 7th Anniversary! Congratulations! It's always a delight to see your posts and wonderful images. Long may you continue to grace blogland.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Happy 7th Anniversary, Eileen, very nice post and pictures!
Have a great weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

hi eileen, Congratulations on 7 years, that is fantastic! xoxo

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow,Happy 7th blogoversary, Dearest friend♪ And Thank you so much for your contributions to us ♡♡♡ I always thank your blog which opened my eyes for lives around me; otherwise I won't realized beauty of critters☆☆☆
Oh, we miss our sweet doggies; my Tony was as lovely as your Goldie Girl☆☆☆

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

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen,
it seems that other bloggers didn't keep up so long. Glad you did it!
Have a nice day
Gusta

Marie C said...

Oh your "birds and blooms" are wonderful! You always get the most wonderful photos. And that baby bear! And I am so jealous of those gorgeous hibiscus...I rarely get two or three blooms...it's usually just one at a time! Hope you are having a wonderful summer!