Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 Mosaic Monday

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and Christmas.. I wish everyone all the best in 2015..Happy New Year!

I am sharing a year in review of my favorite mosaics for  my Mosaic Monday post..January 2014-December 2014..These are some of my favorites for various reasons, favorite bird, a great trip and of course spending time with my great-nephew Neill.


January 2014.. the Snowy Owl sitting on top of the Edwin Forsythe NWR visitor center..



February 2014.. a pair of Bald Eagles on nest near the Great Falls Nat'l Park.


March 2014..a visit to the Delaware shore and the Prime Hook NWR.



April 2014.. the Yellow-crowned Night Heron rookery in Baltimore..


May 2014.. our trip to Belize at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest resort.


June 2014.. baby Neill's baptism


July 2014..sighting of a couple of juvenile Baltimore Orioles at Hashawha Nature Center. It is always a treat to see the Orioles.


August 2014..a daytrip with my friend Janis to the Hershey Gardens and butterfly house.


September 2014.. our trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A cool moose sighting.


October 2014..some fall colors seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.


November 2014.. Baby Neill on Thanksgiving Day.


December 2014.. our trip to Nags Head beach in the Outer Banks North Carolina..


It has been a wonderful year visiting so many wonderful places, enjoying nature and my bird sightings and Baby Neill.. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. BIG news for me I am retiring from my job as of December 31st after 30 years plus 5 months.

May everyday of this New Year glow with happiness and cheer for you and your family. Happy New Year 2015..


 I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday



 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.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

77 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on your retirement! I'm so happy for you! It's great fun and I know you'll be busy and enjoy it. Love your photos from this past year. It's been a good one for us both! Enjoy your day! Sweet hugs, Diane

Nancy J said...

Eileen, retiring, you will be busier than ever, I can assure you, but wonderful not to have to run to the time-clock, enjoy your winter, and as 2015 starts, this will be a new venture in so many ways. Happy New Year greetings, Jean. p.s. lovely mosaics, birds and a baby, what joy.

TexWisGirl said...

neill is a cutie. :) you've had lots of nature outings and beautiful sightings. thanks for always sharing them with us!

Karen S. said...

Awe, what fun photos. Love that sweet little face, (I think the phone is ringing!) A most precious place to visit and capture so many lovely critters in nature too, thanks for taking me there too!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a phenomenal guide to your year Eileen. I have enjoyed your post so much. Congratulations on retirement also. That is fantastic! May 2015 be the happiest yet :)

Felicia said...

wonderful mosaics Eileen. My fav.....the RMNP Moose.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You had some wonderful photo-ops! My year in review on Facebook was sad, though.

podso said...

Eileen your mosaics are great--they are all beautiful but it's nice to see your favorites again. What a cute nephew you have. Congratulations on your retirement, I don't think you will look back!

Mary Cromer said...

These are all absolutely wonderful shares Eileen and I am thinking that since we have been there a few times, but never have seen a Moose in the Rocky Mountains, that that one image is my absolute favorite, just because. The Snowy Owls, oh my very beautiful. Happy New Year~

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely mosaics, Eileen! Thank you for sharing!
I'm so happy I found your beautiful blog.
Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year 2015! ♥

J said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! ALL of them! But of course I have my favorites! Baby Neill for one. And that snowy owl! Wow! Wish I could just grab him and hug him!

Sue said...

Loved your look back at 2014. You have some wonderful memories. Just wait until NEXT year--LOL!
Happy New Year--a few days early. I'll be "offline" for a few days.

Cathy Keller said...

What glorious years!!! What grand photos you have taken!! Wishing you the very best and a Happy New Year!! Cathy

Giga said...

It's a great idea to show the interesting events of 2014 years. I wish that 2015 was even happier!

Ela said...

Wow !!! Wonderful mosaics ! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos !
Greetings

Mama Zen said...

Happy retirement, Eileen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
A nice overview of your shared blooms, birds and family. Your photography has been a pleasure to see each week.
Thank for your support and contributions to Mosaic Monday, it's been nice to know I have someone I can look to even though you have your own link party keeping you busy.
The day is almost here - a big celebration I hope. When I retired from my 32+ years part time job I was happy as could be until a big bouquet arrived from our daughters and then the tears started to flow!
Ha, never looked back and looked forward to new adventures, which I'm sure you are too.
Happy New Year!

The happy wanderer. said...

Enjoy your retirement, Eileen. It's a great time. You've had a wonderful year in so many ways as this beautiful series shows, despite the sad time.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the Snowy Owl !

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Congratulations on your retirement!I'm so happy for you!
Wonderful mosaic and beautiful pictures!My favorite is the Snowy Owl and cute baby Neil!
I always enjoy your posts and your excellent photos!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Cloudia said...

Baltimore pics blew me away! and of course the snowy-


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Bob Bushell said...

A very happy new year in 2015, and end with the calendar full of all things that you like.

Mersad said...

I'm planing a post in this fashion on my blog for tomorrow as well. It was nice to recap 2014 with you. I'm so looking forward to your images in 2015!

Linda W. said...

Hooray for retirement! Loved your year-end recap. Happy New year to you and your family!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Bet you have lots of plans for 'after' retirement Eileen. I am now 7 year retired and loving it, busy, happy, pacing self and planning my own time. Congratulations on reaching this goal. A pleasure to see your mosaics together today.
Joy

Bethany Carson said...

Congrats on your retirement! The photos are very beautiful; it looks like you've had a lovely year!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your retirement!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh, so many lovely shots. Enjoyed this visit.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful year of images. Happy retirement!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Every month was better than the last - such fabulous photos. And congratulations on retirement - I highly recommend it.

Brian King said...

I remember a lot of these photos. I love the snowy owl and eagles! I've never seen a snowy. Lots of beautiful shots!

diane b said...

A great year in photos and mosaics. Hope 2015 is just as good. Baby Neil is cute.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I don't know how you could have picked any favorites, you take so many amazing photos. But I totally agree with the ones you've selected. You are certainly a talented photographer, and I've so enjoyed your posts this year. I look forward to what's ahead!

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Happyone said...

Wow a great year of pictures. Love the snowy owls.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos . . .
Loved Baby Neil's baptism pics . . . amazing how fast they grow, isn't it!
And the big news,
RETIREMENT . . . Happy Days my friend . . . ENJOY

Gunilla Bäck said...

You've had a great year. Congrats on retiring. You'll probably be busier than ever. Happy New Year 2015!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a wonderful overview of the photography year 2014.
I also wish you a very happy 2015.

Margaret Adamson said...

Retired! You are. Too young looking to be retired. Anyway, you will be busier than ever and there will be more opportunities to go birding and take photographs. Now these collages for each month are gorgeous and remind us what the year has meant to you in photographs. Thanks for hosting SCritters and all your wonderful moon shots.

Wandering Wren said...

Wow! 2014 certainly looked a good one for you, and 2015 looks set to be even better. I am always impressed how you manage to host and be everywhere I go, making such lovely comments, including on my own blog. I look forward to seeing how you fly in 2015 with some extra time up your sleeve!
Wren x

Reader Wil said...

Dear Eileen! Thank you for sharing all your beautifully arranged Mozaics. The baby is so cute!
Congratulations on your retirement! Thanks for your visit and good wishes. I hope you will have a great New Year's Day and a blessed 2015. I hope to see you again in the new year in blogging world.
Wil, ABCW Team.

The Furry Gnome said...

Very nice seasonal series. Looks like you had a good year!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are great collections, and CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Mary Hone said...

Oh horray...Happy Retirement! I love all those mosaics, very very nice.

Missy George said...

I enjoyed your trip down memory lane..Happy retirement !! All the best to you in 2015

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congratulations on your retirement, Eileen! Your mosaics are filled with beautiful photos. You had a terrific year! Enjoy your week and Happy New Year to you!!

ladyfi said...

What fabulous shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You've had a great year! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Congratulations and enjoy your retirement!

Black Jack's Carol said...

You are not kidding, it has been a wonderful year, and so beautifully portrayed in these mosaics, Eileen! Hard to know which to mention first, your sweet baby Neill, the yellow-crowned night heron, those snowy owls, the orioles.. my goodness, the nature and the happy times experienced will be hard to match in 2015 but I hope you do just that :)

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen what a wonderful trip down memory lane....so many good things to see again. Happy New Year!

Irene said...

Seems like you had a wonderful year. Wish you all the best for 2015 and hope you will enjoy your retirement!

Hugs from Irene

mick said...

Very beautiful mosaics but the one for March is my favorite. I hope the year ahead is a good one for you.

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
Such a beautiful collection of memories and photos - how lucky you are!
Congratulations on your retirement!

Wish you and yours a Healthy & Joyous 2015!

Peace :)

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Congratulations on your retirement! I hope your future is as bright and light as the feathers on the snowy owl that seems to be almost smiling in the photos.

bj said...

Absolutely wonderful mosaics of your years memories.
Love it.

Cynthia said...

It looks like you have had a wonderful year! I love the snowy owl photos. We should see a few of those soon, I hope.

Al said...

Have a very Happy New Year. It looks like 2014 was great!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations on your retirement, Eileen! What a great way to cap off a great year!

Jill c",) said...

Wow you have retire from your work i guess! A new door opens in your life. It is an exciting time ahead
Hope your christmas was really nice and the new year will be full of new and memorable experiences.

Take care Ellen:))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful year and what a perfect way to end it! Happy Retirement! You will love it. But you already know that. Enjoy enjoy enjoy! And share your pictures. Thanks for everything.

Sylvia K said...

Enjoy every minute of your retirement, Eileen!! I know I've enjoyed every moment of mine!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and thank you as always for your beautiful pics!!

theflutteringleaf said...

Some glorious high lights of your year. May you and your family have a wonderful New Year. Happy retirement Eileen. Best wishes K.

Photo Cache said...

lovely mosaics from 2014. here's to a blessed 2015. happy new year.

Worth a Thousand Words

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful year in photo montage ~ Happy Retirement in order? ~

Happy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful scenery and sightings you have shared with us this year, Eileen! Wonderful adventures! Here's wishing you many more wonderful adventures in the coming New Year! You must be so excited to get started! xo Karen

Debbie said...

It's been a wonderful year Eileen, I remember all of these milestones!! You are going to love retirement, it's just awesome!!

Small Kucing said...

Happy New Year and Happy Retirement to you Eileen

ann said...

Congratulations on your retirement. You will wonder how did all that you did while you still worked. You will find yourself busier that ever, but now doing things that you want to do. I have quite enjoyed visitng your blog via Mosaic Monday, loving especially your bird photography and your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, a short hour's drive from our home on the prairie.

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Birgitta said...

Many great photos here! Best wishes for the new year Eileen!

Adam Jones said...

The Snowy Owls are superb. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Fun60 said...

Beautiful selection of mosaics Eileen. 2015 is going to be such an exciting year for you as retirement will open up so many more opportunities and give you the time to explore them all.

Marie said...

Wonderful mosaic shots, Eileen! Sweet family shares (the granddbaby is precious!); beautiful nature shots of the birds and the flora. Wow! on that moose! All in all, a great post!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...Eileen...these are absolutely stunning nature shots and also sweet family pics adding to your mosaics! I hope your 2015 is filled with God's blessings!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

WONDERFUL POST!! Enjoy your retirement Eileen.
I wanted to stop by today to send along my best wishes for you and your family in the year 2015. Happy New Year, and cheers.

Chris Rohrer said...

What an amazing thing to look back over our year! You certainly had some wonderful moments. I really like the mosaics. Each one a great way to capture our highlights. The Snowy Owl is gorgeous!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Isn't it amazing how fast little ones grow and change at their young age!!!
Your Eagle shots amaze me!!

NatureFootstep said...

you had a great year. Wishing you all the best for the new year :)

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