Sunday, December 29, 2013

Year-end review 2013

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

December 29, 2013...

I wish everyone all the best in 2014..a very happy, healthy New Year.

On this post, I am finishing up with my favorite birds, photos, sunrises and sunsets..All simple pleasures I have enjoyed over the past year.. 



July...my favorite time to enjoy the beautiful flowers and butterflies.. And I love my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds..Goldie Girl is always a favorite of mine.





August..a sunset on our lake, a cool Green Heron, Bambi and a Great Crested Flyctcher in the backyard..

September was also an awesome month to see the warblers in my backyard.


More from September... favorite sightings..are the Shenandoah Black bear and some great backyard birds.  Like the Scarlet Tanager, Black-throated Green Warbler and the Chestnut-sided Warbler.




October....Pretty sky shots taken during our New Mexico Vacation.


October....I added 13 lifers to my list during our New Mexico vacation. It is always fun to find new birds.






November..the Snowy owls started being seen along the east coast. Like the one above seen at the Indian River inlet in Delaware....a cool backyard Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle and some cute Brown-headed Nuthatches..


December was another awesome month for viewing Snowy Owls in Maryland..I love my Canon SX40...I can take cool moon shots..like the moon shot above was taken hand held and SOOC.


A special time in December was spending time with my great-nephew on Christmas day, along with a pretty sunset...bottom left is a scene from our walk on the nearby fireroad..

May each day of the New Year
bring happiness, good cheer
and sweet surprises
to you and all your dear ones!
Happy New Year!


As always, I hope you enjoy seeing of  my  favorites and post! Thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit  Mosaic Monday and more
 from  Our World Tuesday

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

78 comments:

  1. What a beautiful collection Eileen!
    Happy New Year my friend.

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  2. The snowy owl is the best among all.

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  3. Hi Eileen!
    What a great year you've had--and you've certainly captured some great photos.
    I hope you have a wonderful New Year--filled with lots of great birding and adventures.
    Hugs to you
    Sue

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  4. Thanks for all the lovely photo's this year Eileen.

    I wish you a happy new year with many beautiful photo opportunities.

    Greetings, Joop

    Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog, and I hope you will take a look. In the new year

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  5. Such beautiful photos. I love the black bear one. This makes me long for Spring.

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  6. Miałaś wspaniały w 2013 rok obserwacji . Życzę żeby nowy 2014 spełnił Twoje wszystkie oczekiwania! Pozdrawiam.
    You were wonderful in 2013 years of observation. I wish that the new 2014 has met all your expectations! Yours.

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  7. Wonderful pictures of nature
    Greetings

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  8. I love your collection of photos, Eileen!

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  9. Such a beautiful photo collection Eileen.

    Today I scrolled down through the right side of your blog and I am amazed at the nature history you have documented!

    You are certainly a talent! I am so very happy I met you and look forward to more of your birding photo talents in 2014.

    And more photos of Goldie Girl too!

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  10. What an Awesome year you had!!! These are SUPER!

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    What a great resume of your pictures along the seasons!
    You have done so well observation-wise and with photography!
    I wish an even better season next year!
    Cheers, keep well!

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  12. you really got some awesome birding in and some great wildlife visits, too. :) may 2014 be as successful!

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  13. You had a big October with all of those lifers! Beautiful photos. I love the Snowy Owl and Bald Eagle!

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  14. What a great series of collages, Eileen.
    I wish you a happy and healthy 2014 with lots of photo fun.
    Also thanks for all the wonderful responses I received on my blog from you.
    Greetings Irma

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  15. lovely groupings. so fun. i enjoy the butterflies & hummingbirds. so make me wish for spring times. ( :

    Happy New Year my birding buddy!

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  16. Hello Eileen!!!Such beautiful pictures!!You had a great year!!The snowy owl is one of the best!!!I really enjoyed this year seeing your wonderful photos!!I wish you and your family a Happy Year 2014,and a lot of birdwatching!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  17. Putting your year together like this shows how successful you were birding. The moon peeping over the hill/mountain was a standout for me. Lots of great ones, though. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  18. A beautiful collection of photos, Eileen! Looking forward to all your birding photos in 2014!

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  19. It was a great year with beautiful photos, Eileen! Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

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  20. Hi Eileen, these are such great photos to look back at a year past. Wish you all the best in the coming year.

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  21. What a great year, and lovely that you have given us all a second look at these. the Snowy Owl, superb. Greetings from Jean

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  22. Liebe Eileen,
    das ist ein wundervoller Fotorückblick, auf 2013.
    Danke, dafür.
    Liebe Grüße und auch ein gutes neues Jahr 2014!♥
    *Manja*

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  23. you had an awesome year eileen!!

    i forced myself to pick fav's and it wasn't easy ;)

    the peaking bear and the snowy owls....and that cute little great nephew of yours, he's adorable!! xo

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  24. Gorgeous collection of shots, Eileen!

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  25. Wonderful photos! I'm drawn to the little fawn ~ wish I could pet him!

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  26. Simple pleasures they may be Eileen but you and I both know how much hard work lies behind those mosaics and photographs.

    You had a great year and those Snowy Owl pictures are just to die for.

    All best wishs for Wednesday and beyond.

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  27. Awesome photos. Happy New Year.

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  28. Six months of beautiful pictures.
    Merle............

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  29. What a beautiful summary of the last six months.

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  30. Lovely favorites from your year, Eileen. Blessings in your new year!

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  31. My favorite has to be the puppy in the water with the stick and then the baby and such wonderful captures of the full moon, as well as all the birds! Thanks for posting all this beauty and happy new year to you!

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  32. It's nice to look back at the year and all that's been accomplished and seen. You've inspired me to make a list of lifer birds I want to see.
    Happy New Year Eileen.
    Judith

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  33. Brilliant collection of all natural, happy 2014.

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  34. Outstanding collection Eileen. Some of your photos are breathtaking.
    R

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  35. Looks like you had a great year of photography! Very nice images, all of them. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  36. Eileen you have beautiful photos. Thanks for the visit and Happy New Year!!

    Kim,USA

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  37. Great photos & a great way to remember your year! Best Wishes in 2014.

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  38. I hope that 2014 will bring you many more sightings on your lifers list and wonderful places to visit. Valerie

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  39. You've captured so much beauty with your camera. Thank you for sharing it! Love the black bear and the moon shots. And the birds are lovely!

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  40. A lovely collection, and thanks for sharing them.

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  41. Happy new year Eileen! :) I have enjoyed reading all your posts this year . Have a great and fulfilling 2014!

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  42. Hi! Nice collection. I enjoyed your posts very much in this year. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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  43. Nice collection of this years best shots. Happy New Year to you too!

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  44. Eileen, I think you are a great photographer. You really should publish a book!

    I wish you the very best for 2014 and I hope you'll stay blogging!

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  45. A wonderful review of all your fabulous nature photos, Eileen! Have a very Happy and Healthy 2014!

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  46. What a year you have had Eileen. The photos are all wonderful. Goldie Girl is however still my fav.

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  47. A great wrap up of your year. I hope you have another enjoyable year with some more lifers. Your mosaics are nice, which program do you use?

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  48. What a great idea to go through all the best pictures of the year !

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  49. What a wonderful year you've had!! I look forward to sharing 2014 with you too!! Happy New Year!!!

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  50. Hi Eileen,
    such wonderful photos during the whole year. Amazing !
    I wish you a good and healthy New Year !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  51. I really enjoyed seeing your year in review. You had so many lovely photos this past year, and lucky you you added a lot of new lifers. I wish you all the best in the coming year!

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  52. You had a great year with so many birds around.

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  53. Whar a beatiful post Eileen. Full of memories.
    Have a wonderful and healthy 2014
    Riet

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  54. Enjoyed this so much. That G-nephew is precious. LOVED the black bear peaking through the tree...well, heck Eileen, ALL your photo review of 2013!!

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  55. What lovely lovely shots and memories!

    Wishing you all a wonderful new year.

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  56. Hi Eileen, such stunning scenery you’ve enjoyed this year! The images are breathtaking. One of my favorites and there are many is the snowy owl.
    Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2014!

    Hugs,
    Emily
    The French Hutch

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  57. Hello dear Eileen

    You have inspired me the whole year with the magic your eye sees and your camera lens captures!

    My faves here are the bear (very scarey for me as we don't have bears in NZ),
    the Snow Owl and the moon!

    Wishing you health, happiness and JOY in 2014!

    HUGS
    Shane XOX

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  58. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography with us to share.
    I love birds and yes it is fun finding new birds.

    Thanks for stopping by!!!
    Happy New Year

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  59. What a great year of posts! I really love the snowy owls. So pretty! Here's to another great blogging year :)

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  60. A fantastic look at your world, Eileen!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty with us!! Wishing you a most wonderful and very Happy New Year!!

    Sylvia

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  61. A great series of photos. Your moon photos are especially beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  62. Hi Eileen, Wonderful memories of your sightings! I think the Owls and the Bald Eagle are super! Have a fantastic day tomorrow. Have a nice, happy, healthy, prosperous, and wonderful New Year! Happy birding!

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  63. Happy New Year. Thank you for all the lovely nature/bird photos you shared this year.

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  64. Your pictures speak of a fabulous year behind you and hopefully are an incication of a wonderful year yet to be. Beautiful pictures, all of them. I envy you so many lifers ... maybe I should put New Mexico on my Bucket list:) Best wishes to you and your loved ones in the New Year.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  65. What a wonderful assortment of photos! I'm so jealous of that snowy owl. How I'd love to see one in person.

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  66. Thank you very much for your wishes Eileen.
    Thank you so much for treating us with wonderful pictures throughout the year.

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  67. Those are all gorgeous, and how lovely of you to make this compilation for us! Well done :)
    Also, I confess - I would *love* to take moon shots like yours, and can't figure out the settings to do it... any tips for a newbie? Thanks :) Happy New Year!!

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  68. I have followed you for quite a while now Eileen and you always post the most fun and lovely photos of birds and creatures (Love the bear and the dog photos) and skies!! You are a true artist with the ability to catch God's beauty of all shape and sizes!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  69. We wish you a pleasant year change Eileen.
    Until next year
    RW & SK

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  70. Photos are such a joy reminding us of the beauty that surrounds us. I have enjoyed looking at your wonderful world throughout the year and look forward to seeing more of it through your photos in 2014.

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  71. Wonderfull collections fotos
    best regard from Belgium

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  72. Dearest Eileen;
    Wow, I enjoyed seeing your great pictures, my dear photographer friend(^_^)v

    Thank you SO much for your kidness and comments last year. I really am glad to be able to become your humble friend from Japan.

    Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

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  73. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us Eileen...those sun and moon images, your birds, so much more is spectacular. Happy New Year~

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  74. Hi Eileen
    Wow - great photos I enjoyed the review. I'm thinking that you had a reasonable sized zoom on that bear as he looks mighty close?!
    Happy New Year I will enjoy seeing your next year of treasures!
    Wren x

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  75. such a beautiful collection my friend!

    may you and yours enjoy peace, health and happiness in the coming year!!
    happy new year!
    xoxo

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  76. What a wonderful year, you had. I love your Goldie Girl, what a sweetie!

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  77. I love all the photos in this post and what a great idea to end the year!

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