Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mosaic Monday_Feb 1

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

Hello, I can not believe it is February 1st, the time is just going by so quickly. I am sharing a review of the past month of January..It was a fast month, the days just flew by. I have to say I LOVE being retired...I can run out chasing a life bird, My Common Redpoll lifer..We can go on getaways to the shore, then there are the simple pleasures of watching the sunrise, sunset, the various phases of the moon and just taking a walk locally.. And of course just being able to relax and not worry about the snowstorms.. I can just sit back and watch my yardbirds and critters in the snow...


I enjoyed my month of January and I hope you had a great month also.. I am looking forward to seeing what February will bring..Stay tuned..I am sure I will be sharing the pleasures of the new month ahead.. wishing everyone a happy month of February.


I hope you enjoyed the photos and my January mosaic..I thank your for visit and all the wonderful comments..

I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
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!

85 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Your photos show that you indeed did enjoy January! I enjoyed January this year too. ;)

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Eileen!
Your January 2015 was lovely.
Have a happy and beautiful February!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, Love your collage from the month of January. Such pretty shots all pulled together to enjoy.
Congrats on your retirement. Such a wonderful time in one's life and a new chapter to enjoy!!
I too use picmonkey the royale version for all my shop photos and blog pics too. Love it along with Photoscape which is free too.
Happy February.
Hugs

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautifully Overview of January.
You enjoy your free time
Have a nice Sunday.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

really great mosaic. very scenic and mixed with a bit of joy. :)

Sandra said...

so many beautiful photos in one collage.. our 1st day of Feb is beautiful here

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your January photos and mosaic are beautiful. Congratulations on your retirement!

Stephanie said...

Love how you arranged your best shots in this mosaic. Keep on enjoying your retirement.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see the beautiful collection of birds in your January mosaic

✿ chica said...

Parabéns,lindíssimo mosaico! Ótimo FEVEREIRO! bjs, chica

Rose said...

Oh, yes, I did enjoy them...very much. I like them all but the favorites are the cardinal and the one above it, and the two sunsets(?) on the right side...love, love, love that bottom one of the two. and I do like that lighthouse a lot, too...shoot, they are all nice. I don't know why I pick out favorites.

John eos shooter said...

Nice stuff for one month!

Gr. John

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I love your moon pictures :)
Must be wonderful beeing retired :))
Have a great Sunday!
【ツ】Knipsa

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful collage from January!
I really enjoyed your photos of the lighthouse ,the preety birds ,the wonderful shots of the sea and the moon shots!Great captures!Wishing you a happy February!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely mosaic there.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Your beautiful January mosaic is such a wonderful representation of your travels, your observations, and your keen photographer's eye! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a fun and happy February!

Poppy

Cloudia said...

Looking forward to a February of fun with you, E!



Aloha!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your photos! Isn't retirement grand?!! I knew you'd enjoy it, because you have hibbies! I mean, hobbies!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A lovely recap of January! :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love your mosaics. This one too :)

Mari said...

Great recap. It is something very heartwarming to remember.

Susan said...

A beautiful mosaic Eileen... lovely pieces of your world. Yes, retirement is really great. So many benefits - there's so much to appreciate :D)

George said...

You obviously had a beautiful January. I look forward to seeing more wonderful photos from February.

Sue said...

Eileen-I think you "see" more than most folks. So glad you share it with us.
Hope you have a very good February as well!

Linda W. said...

Nice compilation of photos!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful January - great photos!!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely review of your first month of freedom! I forgot all about it being a new month ... I've been retired too long )))

J said...

Each and every one of these is a winner. A beautiful recap of a month that has its own beauty, especially if you are retired and don't need to fight your way to work on an icy morning! I'm so glad this is YOU!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Retirement was off to a good start with the birds and skies you captured in January Eileen.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday, have a good week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Eileen. Each photo in your collage is so sharp. Love seeing your work.
Joy

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful collage. LOVE the Cardinal!

Brian King said...

Fantastic variety! I really like that second shot from the left top row!

Pat said...

Lovely group of photos to sum up the month.

Rajesh said...

Fabulous collection of images.

Mary Hone said...

I like all those. I am so glad you are enjoying retirement. Does it make you wonder how you found time to work?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

January really did fly past, and I can't wait to see what February brings us -- I hope it's a little bit of snow!

Hope your weekend is ending on a good note!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great set of pics. And thanks for your regular Saturday Critters Parties, too.
~

diane b said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying retirement. Great mosaic. Looking forward to February.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your January collage is beautiful! The month of January flew by, and I have a feeling February will also pass quickly, which means Spring will be here before we know it, Eileen!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Really nice mosaic today. So glad you are seeing such lovely birds. By the way, I have found a new spot for seeing Sand Hill Cranes. That place is the Univ. of FL cattle lot in Gainesville on Williston Rd. I was there too late in the afternoon to see much as the birds were flying out to roost when I arrived. Looks promising. Have a splendid Monday!

The Yum List said...

I love your moon shots.

Stewart M said...

The arrival of Feb gave me a bit of a shock as well! Nice set of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Cromer said...

I like the new look Eileen and the mosaic for today, is very lovely. I do the same as much as possible these cold days, just stay near home as much as possible. Stay Warm!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

happy groundhog day!! hope you are well. i always enjoy Mosaics ... have a great week! ( :

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Very nice mosaic! John

ladyfi said...

A fabulous mosaic!

Missy George said...

Love the mosaic..Good job..I guess we're thru half of winter..I hope Feb isn't any worse than Jan was..It can be a bear..Guess we'll see..Enjoy your week..

DeniseinVA said...

A great collage Eileen. Happy Monday to you :)

Veronica Roth said...

Lovely, lovely images. Lovely birds, (and squirrel)! That elusive cardinal! Each time I'm out East I look for one and never find one. Hope your week is off to a flying start. x

Montanagirl said...

LOVE your Mosaic: Nicely done! I'm only blogging/commenting one or two days a week, so don't give up on me!! :)

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Wonderful memories of January and I am looking for a fast Feb as I want to get past all the snow....but yes retirement is wonderful as I can ignore the snow....feeling a bit house bound this winter though.

Phil Slade said...

I can only echo your thoughts about being retired and not having to go to work. We should have done it many years ago Eileen. Here's to many happy years of birding, blogging and photography.

Giga said...

The main thing that you are satisfied with the free time in retirement. You could watch the birds and the sky and show us. Regards.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I always enjoy your beautiful photos, Eileen! You and I like to snap many of the same things...birds, sunsets, the moon, nature in general. I'm glad you're enjoying your retirement. It's wonderful to just do whatever you want, when you want, isn't it? Take care and have a great week!

Fun60 said...

What a lovely reminder of January. How come the days pass twice as fast now I've retired.

Sylvia K said...

What a great, colorful mosaic, Eileen!! A delightful way to share your wonderful world and I really enjoyed it!! Hope you have a lovely week!!

Mama Zen said...

You got some great shots in January!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful mosaic photography for January ~ Mine would be all Snow!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Valerie said...

A fabulous collection of images Eileen. Welcome to retirement! Thank you for sharing.

Carver said...

Wonderful mosaic of great shots.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, I love these pictures, exquisite mosaic!

The happy wanderer. said...

It does look as if you've had a wonderful January - keep enjoying your retirement!

NatureFootstep said...

a great month I can tell. And, being retired is a good thing :)

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful collage. January was so fast I can't remember anything about it :)

Worth a Thousand Words

Nora said...

I love the photos in the mosaic. Nice!

Leora said...

Love your mosaic. I've tried and written about Pixlr. I wonder how Pic Monkey compares. I recognize the one with the dock disappearing into the horizon from when you posted it on Facebook - beautiful.

Gail Dixon said...

So happy to hear you are enjoying retirement! You have gotten some awesome photos. I am just a wee bit jealous of the Redpoll. Keep birding and posting your finds on here. Although not as active in blogging as I used to be, I still check in once a week.

Al said...

A nice review - the beach shots are my favorites.

Indrani said...

Excellent composition of the mosaic!
The setting sun captured so well.

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful mosaic, Eileen! That squirrel looks like he's sure trying to stay warm (Brrr)!

Happyone said...

Beautiful collection of pictures in your mosaic.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this beautiful post, Eileen! I wish you a wonderful week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Maggie said...

Fabulous collage of January scenes, retirement is fun isn't it! I recently upgraded.to Picmonkey Royale and am really enjoying the extra features.

Pondside said...

You certainly have a gift for getting the best shots - you must be very patient! Your mosaics are always so professional looking. I will have to have a look at Pic Monkey - thank you for the tip.

Adam Jones said...

Wonderful images Eileen. A great month really nicely captured.

Jill Harrison said...

I've been using picmonkey the last 6 months or so. So much easier than the program I used before. It looks like you have had a great start to retirement. I am looking forward to it - I have so many things I want to do!

Sheila said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying retirement Eileen. Your January collage is lovely.

Lynne said...

Great mosaic . . . Best moon shots!

Alexa T said...

Hello, Eileen!

Happy february for you and closest ones to you, family and friends, also and congrats on retirement! Enjoy the free time!
Sorry for not having a post for saturday's critters (due to some inconveniences that happened these days and blocked my blogging activity for a while...)
But I'm looking at the beautiful images from these series and it's ok... I'll fix my problems and I'll come back to my passion and to share nature moments captured by camera lens... as soon as possible....
Till then have a great, cosy and full of relaxation time!

Pat Tillett said...

All of them are gorgeous! Great compilation...

Helma said...

A great overview of this beautiful mosaic
Nice to see you so than some wonderful photos can relive.
Best regards,
Helma

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Very cool mosaic!

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of images and it's nice to see them presented in a kind of collage.

Charlene N.K. said...

What a lovely collection of photos for the whole month! I like each of them.

Now that you're retired, you can fly freely like a bird and follow you heart's desire.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too!

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