Thursday, July 13, 2017

8th Blog Anniversary


Hello everyone,

This is my 8th Blog Anniversary. Those years just seem to have flown by. I have "met" so many wonderful people and traveled the world thru their blogs.   I appreciate and thank everyone who has visited and commented on my blog.

For my anniversary post, I am sharing some of my favorite blogs and blog parties. Some of these blogs I have been following since I started blogging. Blog parties like Skywatch Friday, I have always enjoyed I love skywatching, moon watching, sunrises and sunsets. This blog party has followers from around the world, I think it is awesome to see beautiful skies from all around the world. I have done 296 Skywatch posts since I started blogging.

I love to travel and have included many of our trips on my posts with nature scenes, wildlife, sunrises and sunsets have been shared. I hope you have enjoyed my photos.

A favorite sunrise photo from Florida


 If you click on the Skywatch Friday link above you will see so many more wonderful blogs and fantastic photos. I thank them for sharing their wonderful skies and images. Thanks also to the hosts of Skywatch    Lady Fi and Alan @ Yogi's Den,  



I am providing links to some of my favorite fellow skywatchers who share  amazing sky photos, I hope you can take some time to visit these blogs to see their awesome photography.

  Lady Fi    

Spare Parts and Pics

Carol @ Cape Ann

Cloudia

Irene

Here are  more of my favorite blog parties. Over the years I have done 281 Nature Notes posts .  Michelle is the host of Nature Notes  . Also another favorite linky party is Stewart's  Wild Bird Wednesday  .  I have done 224 Wild Bird Wednesday posts

and then there is Anni's party. She is the host of  I'd Rather be Birding. I have done 227 I'd Rather be Birding posts..

The past 8 years blogging I have shared images from around my yard, flowers, plants, birds and the butterflies.

Fritillary butterflies on our Bee Balm plant




These are a few of my favorite nature bloggers, photographers and a few birdwatchers and their blogs. It is cool to see birds from around the world right from my computer.

Jo from South Africa

Nora

Phil in the UK

Monica

Bob in the UK


I love seeing wild birds and most of my post over the years have been about the birds.

Sandwich Tern, Florida


I also wanted to share some other blogs I love to read and follow, they share their pets, gardens, hobbies and their fabulous photography. I have way too many favorites, I hope I do not slight anyone by not including them on my list. I could go on and on with my favorite blogs. You can find more links to my favorite bloggers on my sidebar list.

Mary shares her travels in their RV

Marit, a gardener and photographer

Karen, shares daily life, family quotes and photos

Tom, host of the Barn Collective, wonderful photographer

Sandra, shares her photography and is awesome with editing photos

Kim, rescues Golden Retrievers

Linda, a hiker and a fantastic photographer

Michelle host of Thankful Thursday

"We do not need more to be thankful for,  we just need to be more thankful."


My list of thankful things for this week

I am thankful for all the blogging friends I have "met" over the last 8 years of blogging.
I am thankful for all the visitors and comments on my blog.


Thanks so much for your visits and comments. I wish everyone a great day and weekend ahead.






92 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY Eileen!!! it is a bit spooky how that time flows past though, eh? Here's to many more sharings... YAM xx

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
congratulations for this long time you are blogging. Wow !
I enjoy all the time your wonderful photos and the diversity of your themes. Thank you very much for all your kind comments on my blog.
Warm regards, Synnöve

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas as fotos e vim dar os PARABÉNS pelos 8 anos do blog lindo! Que festejemos muitos anos mais! bjs praianos, chica

Prunella Pepperpot said...

"Congratulations Eileen"
Oh my, 8 years is a very long time. I am just a baby in comparison.
I too enjoy seeing the different species of birds from all around the world.
I'd like to thank you for all of your wonderful posts and for hosting Saturdays Critters. I so enjoy reading everyones posts and seeing their wonderful photography of critters big and small.
Have a brilliant day Eileen :)

rupam sarma said...

Heartiest Congratulations on 8th Blog Anniversary.
Thanks a lot for your posts and pics.
Keep blogging. Best wishes.

Tom said...

...Happy Anniversary, the sunset is heavenly.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Parabéns e venham mais 8 anos.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Crissi said...

Fantastic shots!!
Congratulations Eileen!!!!!
Happy day Crissi

Sandra said...

that butterfly photo is amazing. I love it. and several of the ones on your list are in my favorites list to. I love blogging and have for 8 years, same as you. this was a good idea to share the links.

Mildred said...

Happy Blogaversary Eileen. I enjoy your travels and photography very much and your kind visits.

Sandi said...

I love your photos, Eileen. And the blog!

Karen said...

I am glad to have met you, Eileen. Thank you for introducing me to some other blogs today! Have a beautiful weekend.

Maggee said...

Happy Blogoversary! That sunset reminds me of SF... I agree that there are so many great blogs out there! Yours is one for sure!

Debby Ray said...

Congratulations on your eight years of blogging and that sunset photo is absolutely stunning!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Congratulation with 8th years of blogging! I love to visit your blig. Beautiful photos every time :)

Happy Thursday!

Country Gal said...

Happy Blogversary . It goes by so fast doesn't it ?! . Lovely photos as always . I haven't been around blog land much as I am outside this time of year loving the birds and blooms and critters more and the weather has been quite pleasant to raining today but much needed here . Thanks for sharing you world with us . Have a good day !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Eighth!

You did so with a few fine shots.

RedPat said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Eileen! 8 years is amazing! I always enjoy your posts whether from your backyard or from your travels!

Tomoko said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Eileen!!!
Your birds are always beautiful. The sunset photo is amazing.
Wonderful day to you,Eileen.

Tanya Breese said...

happy blogiversary! i have enjoyed my visits here...i think i first started visiting you from tex's good fences meme...i have done skywatch since i started blogging, on and off...i recognize some of your favorites but will have to go check out the others!

Sussi said...

Congratulations!

Red said...

Congratulations on producing a very fine blog for eight years.

Pam Jackson said...

Happy 8th! Great pics.

Chris Rohrer said...

Congrats! And many more years to come!

Joe Todd said...

Congrats.. I have sure enjoyed your travels/friendship

Laura. M said...

Fe🎉 Li 🍰 Ci 🎈 Da 🍸 Des For 8 years Eileen.For many more!!
I've been around a bit, but it's been a pleasure to meet you.
Buen jueves amiga.
Besos.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary Eileen !!
Thank you for your friendship!
Dimi...

Cloudia said...

Happy Anniversary to a true friend!!!!
I am deeply honored to be included in this post, and You contribute much to my life with your visits, posts, and warmth, Eileen

Lynne said...

Happy Blogaversary Eileen . . .
Congratulations on your eight years! I
I have enjoyed visiting your posts.

happyone said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary.
I enjoy your pictures and hope you continue blogging for many more years.
That sunrise is gorgeous.

Phil Slade said...

Well done Eileen. Thanks for being a compatriot blogger and an Internet Pal. Here's wishing you many more years of happy blogging.

Jeanna said...

You got the wings in motion too. Beautiful sunset and I love that blog hop too. Even if I don't have a sky photo to post it reminds me to keep looking.

Jeanna said...

And congrats on your 8th anniversary.

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen! Happy Anniversary to you! :)

Debbie said...

wow!! 8 years, a huge commitment to something you obviously love!! congrats, i always enjoy my visits with you...beautiful images today!!!

A Colorful World said...

Happy Blogaversary! I think I'm close to 9 and 1/2 years, but I've lost track! Love your beautiful sky, your butterflies and the bird! Really nice post! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Glad you enjoyed my bluebirds!

D. Kissinger said...

Happy blog-o-versary!

Jo said...

Happy Bloggerversary, Eileen. I love following your blog and am glad we met online. Have a great day. Jo

Mersad said...

Congratulations! Your blog just keeps getting better and better.

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, me again. I meant to thank you for the plug! I've only been going a year longer than you so thank you for always visiting and for your kind comments. Blessings. Jo

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen,
Congratulations on 8th Blog Anniversary; through your camera lens I have the chance to see and to admire lots of birds who are not native, in here, where I live.
Thankful for the beauty of nature shared.
A superb day to celebrate and a very pleasant weekend to you, too! Alexa

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Congratulations on your 8th year of blogging. Your blog is delightful, and it's always a pleasure to visit you. Thank you for sharing the nature you see around you, and for hosting Saturday's Critters. Lovely sky shot!:)

Anonymous said...

It is great how our blogs connect us. Happy anniversary and many more happy blogging years to come.
Andrea

Linda W. said...

Happy 8th "blogiversary!" Aww...thanks for including me in your favorite blogs list. :)

Jeanie said...

Congratulations! A very happy blogaversary and I hope it is just the eighth of many more to come!

Mary Cromer said...

Happy 8th year blogging anniversary Eileen...you were not too far behind me. I enjoy keeping up with you, though quite slow getting there most weeks...goodness how did we already arrive at Thursday? Thankful I did arrive at Thursday. Your care in all of your shares, the photos, the travels, the fun times, is always a pleasure to see. Keep up the great work my friend~

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy days, indeed! I have found that blogging grounded me, over my troubling times. Congrats!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Happy 8th blog-iversary, Eileen!! Time really does pass quickly, doesn't it!? I'm so honored and humbled to be listed as one of your favorite skywatchers! Not sure I deserve the honor, but thank you!! PS: Stunning sunrise shot!

Linda Gross said...

Congratulations on your 8th blogging anniversary. We started blogging the same year. I uploaded my first blog post in March 2009.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! Happy Blogoversary!

Rose said...

Congratulations on your 8th anniversary...

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, congratulations..... Yes, the sky is the most beautiful "object" in the world! I love watching the sky ...
I´m one of many! Hugs ;:OD)

Photo Cache said...

Yay, congratulations on your blogoversary.

Worth a Thousand Words

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Blog Anniversary ~ Awesome sky shot! And always excellent photography of nature ~ ^_^

Thanks for the plug for my blog ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ^_^

Missy George said...

Happy Blogaversary..I have enjoyed your birds and critters for a long time...I hope there are many more to come..

NatureFootstep said...

wow Eileen, you keep track on every post :) I have no idea whatsoever how many Skywatches I have participated in, Not even hove many memes I have run myself. You are an amazing woman and you were the one who made me go to Costa Rica :) Thanks for that!

I tried to find my first blogs but I have no idea of when I started. Probably around 1998 or something.
See you around many more years. :)

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

What an extraordinary [and VERY unique in a way that I really LIKE it] post Eileen.
Loved reading all about your past 8 years blogging. And congratulations. I hope you'll continue for many many more down the line.

Martin Kloess said...

Congratulations and thank you for the years of delights you have given us.

Jim said...

Congrats.

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, parabéns!!!!! Seu blog é ótimo, as imagens são de encher os olhos e o coração de alegria. Que venham mais oito anos.
Beijos!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!! I also enjoy the blogging community and learning about other people all over the world. Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always enjoy your blog! Happy Blogging! Hugs, Diane

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations on your Eighth Blogaversary!! You have made your mark in the photoblogging world. Not only do you have great posts but you are great visitor and commentor on other blogs and very encouraging. I don't know how you do it.

Here is to the next Eight!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Congrats on the 8 years!

salliemac said...

Congratulations on blogging for the last eight years...just amazing. I so enjoy all your photos, comments and the variety of them. Also, your down-to-earth responses and thank yous from all the comments given to you!! Maybe, someday, we'll meet in person, but until then, I feel like we're very good 'internet' friends. Best of 'blogging' in the future!! Mary Ann

Felicia said...

Love that sunrise image. Happy blogiversary.

Stanley Hattman said...

Beautiful pastel colors! Quite a fitting post for your 8th anniversary.

jandi said...

Congratulations dearest Eileen on this milestone!

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh how wonderful, happy anniversary! I've enjoyed your blog since finding you recently and will continue to as long as you blog. Always something good to find here. Love it! Enjoy your day.

alp said...

Preciosas imágenes..un saludo desde Murcia...

riitta k said...

Congratulations Eileen! 8 years is a long time, but the time really flies. Your sky photo is stunning.

Coy Hill said...

Congratulations! Its difficult to stay dedicated to a blog long term but here you are going strong after 8 years! I have certainly enjoyed seeing your world through your lens and following your travels.

Denise inVA said...

Fabulous post Eileen, thank you and congratulations!

thomas said...

Celebrating your 8th blogging anniversary with a spectacular sunrise reflection

Lea said...

Beautiful sunrise!
Eight years - congratulations!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging, Eileen. In the short time I have been reading your posts, I have been enjoyed all of your photos of birds and countryside! I appreciate your comments on my blogs, and look forward to seeing more of your spectacular critters! Have a great weekend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Your sunrise photo is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen...amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

Superb images of the best nature, especially the sunset, beautiful.

Klara S said...

Happy Anniversary! All captures ara beautiful. Pictures with butterflies with wings blur is stunning.

Klara said...

exceptional images! happy anniversary and happy WE!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many good wishes on your 8th Blog Anniversary Eileen.
I always enjoy my visits to your blog and seeing and hearing about your travels and all your wonderful photographs of the birds, bees, various critters, moon, sunrises and sunsets and all the lovely scenery too. Just a fantastic mix.

All the best Jan

Ateliê Tribo de Judá said...

Parabéns pelo blog e pelo aniversário.
Ver a natureza com Eileen é realmente encantador, estarei aqui mais vezes para apreciar.
Beijos
Joelma

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen what a great way to celebrate your eight years! I know I'm very thankful for blogging as well, getting to know you as well as the rest of us great bloggers right here!

magiceye said...

Happy 8th Blogversary and wish you many more!

Cheers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Blog-i-versary! You are truly one of the treasures and good citizen of Blogland, giving credit to fellow bloggers, always visiting and almost always leaving a comment on other's posts, and being so generous in helping out with bird identification as you have for me many times!! Not to mention your beautiful posts which always always make me smile.

Nancy Chan said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations to your 8 years of blogging. Beautiful sunrise. Thank you for your visits and comments on my blog. You have been a great encouragement. Have a blessed day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Happy 8th Anniverary Eileen. Lovely postage.

Linda said...

Nice post! Congrats on 8 years of blogging! Your photos are a great contribution to nature lovers.

Giancarlo said...

La farfalla mi stupisce sempre.
Ciao

Pat Tillett said...

Eight years is a long time. Congratulations Eileen! I've enjoyed your blog, from the first moment I saw it.

Lady Fi said...

Thank you so much for the shout-out and also for your amazing blog!

The Yum List said...

Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. All the best for another successful year. :-)

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