Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday, 

May the New Year bring joy, peace and happiness to you and your family!  Happy New Year! 

I am sharing some of my favorite photos and some happy memories from this past year, some from our time in Florida and some travel photos and some from Maryland. I have so many favorites, it is impossible to share all of them. 


January 2017, Flagler Beach, Florida sunrise



January 2017, a favorite Florida bird the Roseate Spoonbill.




February 2017, a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers seen at the Circle B Preserve, Lakeland Florida.





February 2017, my favorite ducks, the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.




March, 2017,  a pretty beach at Sand Key Park, near Clearwater Florida.




March 2017, the Barred Owl couple at the Circle B Preserve, 
Lakeland Florida



April 2017, back at home in Maryland I started watching my backyard birds. The Red-bellied woodpecker is a favorite.





May 2017 Washington State trip, the Deception Pass Park and bridge. 


May 2017, Hoh River and Olympic National Park. 





June 2017, Yellow-crowned Night Heron chick and nest in Baltimore, Md


June 2017, our neighborhood Great Blue Heron nest. 




July, 2017 A small Black Bear seen on the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park.




August 2017, our hike on the Maryland Heights trail Harpers Ferry, Md



September 2017 Lake Erie Pennsylvania


October 2017, Big Meadows Shenandoah National Park. 




November 2017, Sunset seen at Sunset Beach, North Carolina.




December 2017,  I was happy to capture this Chickadee in mid-air.






My thankful list
I am thankful for my family. 
I am thankful for today and I am happy to be soon starting a new year. 
I am thankful for all your visits and comments this past year. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

62 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias, aproveito para desejar umas Boas Festas e um excelente 2018.
Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the landscape and the birds. I especially love your first shot. Gorgeous !
Best, Synnöve

Tom said...

...what sunsets, thanks!

David Gascoigne said...

Not hard to see why these are some off your favourite shots, Eileen. May you do as well in 2018.

Florence said...

Nature’s beauty through all the months. I especially liked the sweet red-bellied woodpecker. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Eileen - next year, a calendar!!! These are fabulous 2017 markers. May the next set of twelve be as fruitful for you. YAM xx

Jeanie said...

You do have much for which to be thankful. And we have your online friendship and your beautiful photographs. That sunset took my breath away. You've had a magnificent year in photography. Bravo!

Barbara Rogers said...

It's so wonderful to have been many places and bring them home to share here. Have a glorious new year!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow!Gorgeous pictures of the sunrise and all those beautiful birds!
The first picture is breathtaking!
Great photography my friend!
Happy New Year with joy and happiness to your family!
Dimi...

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, you photos would make a wonderful calendar. They're amazing.
Have a great rest of the week!

Cloudia said...

DANG! You are GOOD!

Karen Lakis said...

You have seen so many beautiful places over the past year! I hope 2018 brings you happiness.

RedPat said...

It would be hard to pick a favorite from these, Eileen!

Tanya Breese said...

these are super! i enjoyed looking back on 2017 with you!

Debbie said...

beautiful memories that represent the year well. 2017 has been good to you - the pileated woodpeckers image is my favorite, i don't ever remember seeing that. my second favorite is the bear, what a memory!!!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! The Roseate Spoonbill is so special and have an amazing color.
Happy Thursday!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh, so many lovely shots. I almost headed for Bar B last Sunday, but opted for a closer park. Soon.

Sandra said...

AWESOME photos, each one of these. that beautiful beach, Sand Key, just over the bridge from those buildings is the yacht club my son and his wife work for...

Phil Slade said...

There are some wonderful photos there Eileen. And some super memories for you too. I like the first Florida sunrise, the Pileated pair and the white sands of Florida. But of course each one is rather special.

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year and Happy Birding 2018.

Linda W. said...

Great recap of 2017! Happy New Year!

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely stunnings of sunsets and Pileated Woodpeckers, they are beautiful.

Nancy J said...

Deception Pass and Sunset Beach, my favourites, but in mid air, what a special shot. We are the 29th already, another lovely cool morning, Goldilocks would be so happy, as it's " Just Right".Hoping you have rested after Christmas and are looking forward to 2018.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, I am so thankful we connected here blogging, and to be able to share your wonderful moments and all these lovely and delightful critters that you share with us. Wishing you all the best and a very merry and happy New Year!

rupam sarma said...

Thanks a lot for the beautiful post and photos.
Happy New Year in advance. Greetings.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my goodness you have been almost everywhere. Remember that old Hank Snow song--"I've been everywhere"? Well that is you guys. Beautiful shots. Love the sunrise on the beach. The Chickadee in flight---awesome--look at his little feet.
Happy New Year and Happy travels
MB

Lowcarb team member said...

Super photographs and lovely memories, each one is a winner.
I do especially like the Chickadee in mid-air.

All the best Jan

D said...

Flagler Beach was always a favorite of mine too! I won't miss much about living in Florida, but I WILL miss the easy access to beaches. Oh my . . . those night heron babies. That is quite a "hairdo" they have.

That photo at Harper's Ferry is FRAMEABLE!!! SO BEAUTIFUL

Happy New Year, Eileen. I hope 2018 brings you all sorts of beautiful photo ops!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Isn't it wonderful to look back at the year and see how many amazing sights you've seen! I love the places you've traveled and I hope the year to come brings more of these trips and amazing nature views! Happy New year!

Mildred said...

Eileen, Your pictures are so pretty. You could make a coffee table book with all these beauties. Thank you for your blog friendship and all the best to you in the new year.

Jane said...

Great series of images, hope you have a great 2018 and thanks for sharing :)

Stanley Hattman said...

Nice eclectic collection. The Flagler Beach sunrise is hands down my favorite! Beautiful lines, color and texture..it's got it all. Kudos!
Happy New Year...

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Lea said...

Wonderful! Magnificent!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love that little in-flight chickadee! Every photo is just gorgeous. I REMEMBER that little bear, thinking that he looked skinny and hungry. Have a Happy New Year! :)

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous! beyond words!

Happy New Year to you ^_^

happyone said...

Wonderful collection of beautiful photos. My two favorites are Jan and Feb.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Some amazing photos you got there especially the first two. You sure got around a lot this year.

Sondra said...

Awesome photos the Pileated is a super shot...You and I have traveled to many of the same wonderful places!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photos from 2017, Eileen!

Betty Crow said...

The Flagler Beach shot is awesome, as is the Chickadee in mid flight. Ok, all the shots are wonderful. Have a wonderful New Year!

The Furry Gnome said...

Boy, when you put them all together you've had quite a year! And a lot of excellent pictures.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A wonderful year in review, Eileen! So many great photos. Wishing you a very happy new year!!

sweetbay said...

You have been to a lot of places this year and got a lot of beautiful pictures! Great captures of the birds - I love the shots of the pileated woodpeckers and chickadee. That sunrise in Florida was magnificent!

Rose said...

I could never pick a single favorite of these...some gorgeous shots here. Enjoyed seeing them and I have not even clicked to expand the view but am going to. They are always better that way.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such beautiful photos, Eileen! The first one took my breath away! Wishing you and your loved ones peace and happiness in the coming New year! x Karen

Carol Blackburn said...

Blessings Eileen! Such wonderful photos and we are so lucky to have you share them with us all. I always find something that gives me a smile when I visit with you. I hope 2018 brings you many wonderful adventures and blessings.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wow, I love your collection of beautiful images. Fantastic.

A Colorful World said...

What an incredible year, Eileen! A lot to be thankful for! I loved seeing the re-cap. I always love your wonderful posts! Hope you have a fantastic New Year!

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Uppal said...

Magical sunrise picture (first) as also the birds and sunset ones!

Jeevan said...

Extremely wonderful moments at shoot and fabulous shots! No wonder these become your favourite. Love the cute bear and breathtaking sunsets

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos Eileen! I particularly like the pileated woodpeckers, a beautifully composed shot!

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
I enjoyed the wonderful annual review in your post.
Your photos of nature and animals are really beautiful and I enjoy that.
I also thank you for your sweet messages and wish you a very nice tip with a good start to the new year 2018.

Dear greetings, Helma

Giga said...

Hello. Your nature observations delight me. Beaches, sun and birds are admirable. I could not choose the most beautiful picture. Thank you for thinking about me and I wish you a happy New Year. !

Sandi said...

So beautiful!

Those spoonbills look like they got a little too close to some pink paint. :)

And a bear??? AAAAAiiiiEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
your February Pileated (punk) Woodpeckers are absolute winners!
Thanks for keeping an eye on my blog; I am happy to have met you!
Have a great New Year 2018 together with your dearest.
Luisella

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh My♪ How GORGEOUS your 2017's pictures are♡♡♡ I truly appreciate you share us rare birds and other natures.
Your link sure created my motivation for observing nature♧♧♧
I'm full of thankful feeling for your kindness and comments, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Great photos!
Happy New Year!

xxBasia

A Casa Madeira said...

Feliz 2018!

Suzan - said...

You always post beautiful photos and you travel EVERWHERE! I always enjoy your posts! Have a wonderful and safe 2018! Happy New Year Eileen

Angie said...

Eileen - superb collection! I can't even start to pick a favorite. I am a little worried about that skinny bear. I hope he fattened up before winter!

NatureFootstep said...

I think the beaches was more beautiful then the skies this tiem :)

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