Thursday, July 12, 2018

9th Blog Anniversary

Happy Thankful Thursday!

It is not only Thankful Thursday, but my 9th blog anniversary.  I started blogging July 13th 2009.
It has been great meeting bloggers both in person and virtually from around the world. A couple of bloggers  I have been able to meet in person,  Linda in Pennsylvania , her blog is  The Beauty Around Us and Mary in Kentucky and her blog is  Red Shouldered Hawks of Tingsgrove.  I may slow down occasionally but I could never stop blogging. I love  reading other blogs and  seeing photos from around the world. .

I am sharing some of my favorite images, hikes and birds from the past year.

July 2017, I am sharing a Veery off the local fire road near our home. 





Aug 9th 2017, we went on a hike to Maryland Heights overlooking Harper's Ferry. A hard hike but worth the view.



Sept 28th, a trip to Western Pennsylvania and  Erie Pa. We met blogger Linda at the  Kinzua Bridge State Park.




Oct 14th was my 200th  Saturday Critter party and post. A cute Field Sparrow seen at the Big Meadows Shenandoah Nat'l Park. I do not see the Field Sparrows often so this one was a treat.





From Nov 13 2017 a look at the moon from my sister's place in Ocean Isle Beach, NC



On Dec 4th 2017, I posted this cute Carolina Chickadee mid air. 




On Jan 4th I posted one of my favorite winter visitors the Pine Warbler.



Feb 18th, during my Great Backyard Bird Count I had a pair of Bluebirds checking out one of my birdhouses. 




March 2018, we visited Assateague Island National Seashore. Always wonderful to see the wild ponies. 



April 2018, Hubby and I enjoyed an overnight trip to Shenandoah NP. We stayed at the Skyland Resort. It was nice to be the later in the day to see the sunset.




May 2018,  We went on a road trip to Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. I met blogger Mary in Kentucky.










June 2018, I saw a Summer Tanager off the local fire road. 





I am thankful to meet some bloggers in person and all the bloggers from around the world I have met virtually thru the internet. 

I am thankful to go on our getaways and road trips.

I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! 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!

83 comments:

  1. Hello and congratulations for your blog longevity!
    I am happy I met you and your blog, kind Eileen.
    I follow you with interest.
    All the best and happy Summer!

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    1. Thank you,I appreciate your visits and comments. Very happy to have "met" you too.

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  2. Belas fotografias e muitos parabéns pelo 9º aniversário do blogue.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate all your visits and comments. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Lindas fotos pra festejar os 9 anos desse lindo blog! Parabéns! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thanks Chica, you are a wonderful blogging friend. So glad to have found you! Have a happy day!

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  4. Congratulations on nine years of blogging, Eileen, and thanks so much for all the great pictures you have brought to us, and the pleasure we have derived from getting to know you. If ever you make it to southern Ontario there is another blogger looking forward to meeting you. Enjoy the weekend ahead.

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    1. Thanks, David. I would love to visit Ontario some day.

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    1. Thanks Tom! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. Happy Blog anniversary! I have enjoyed your posts very much. The photos today are amazing. Nice to see a photo of you too

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  7. Lovely set of photos. And happy blogaversary!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  8. Hello Eileen,

    Congratulation with your blog anniversary! Blogging is fun, and I started in August in 2008. So we both have been blogging for some time.
    Beautiful photos! My favorite is the two ponnies. Very nice!
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hello Marit! I am happy to have found your blog, your gardens and photos are a treat to see! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  9. Happy blog-oversary! Wishing you many more happy days just you and your camera (and oh yeah....the critters!)

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    1. Thanks Dee! I appreciate your visits and comments. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  10. you do have so much to be thankful for eileen and a great, very loyal group of followers. you have been blogging a long time, everyone can tell you LOVE it!! happy blog anniversary - celebrating with an awesome group of images!!!

    all of your pictures today are incredible but the standouts for me are the horses, the sunset and the tanger!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I appreciate all my followers and blogging friends. You are one of them, so thank you! Have a happy day!

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  11. Wonderful birds, beautiful sunset, and the view of Harper's Ferry is awesome!
    Congratulations on your 9 years blogging!

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  12. hari OM
    Golly, I am late to this party!!! That doesn't make my 'Cheers and Congrats' an less weighty. I love blogging for exactly the sorts of reasons yo mention - it is joy and delight to see the world through others' eyes and I always enjoy my 'visits' with you eileen. May there be many more years ahead! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks, Yam! It is great seeing the world through our blogging friends. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  13. Congratulations on 9 years in blog land. It takes stamina and effort to keep up a high quality blog. Here's to many more years.

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    1. Thanks, Red! I hope to do much more blogging. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  14. I love seeing some of your favorites and I can see why you chose them! I send you many wonderful wishes and congratulations on your ninth year!

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    1. Hello Jeanie, thank so much for all your visits and comments. I ma happy to have found you and your blog.
      Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  15. Congratulations Eileeen. I think I started about the same time - need to check. It's been fun and enlightening to meet you and many other bloggers through this medium. If only we were all a bit closer we could have a great party don't you think?

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I have enjoyed your blog over the years. A party of bloggers would be fun! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  16. Heartiest Congratulations 9th Blog Anniversary.
    Keep Blogging and Keep sharing beautiful pics & post.
    Greetings from India

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    1. Thank you so much for your visits and comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  17. Fabulous shots and congrats on nine years of blogging. I'm so happy to have found you.

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    1. Thanks, Ditto! I am happy to have found your blog. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks so much much! I appreciate your visits and comments! Enjoy your day!

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  19. Happy blogiversary. Many wonderful memories and images

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    1. Thanks Cloudia! I am happy to have found your blog. Enjoy your day!

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  21. I am loving seeing the Chickadee Levitating.. or is that hovering? LOL... love that scarlet tanager and the beautiful sunset to

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I appreciate all your visits and comments. Have a happy day!

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  22. Wow, Eileen! Congrats on the 9 years of blogging and adventures! Looking forward to seeing many more of your great posts!

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    1. Thanks Pat! I am happy to have found you and your blog. Enjoy your day!

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  23. I also love the midair chickadee shot really a fun photo. It is fun to meet people IRL especially after you've know them a long time online! I have met a few over the years.

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    1. Hello, I feel like I know all my blogging friends, I am happy to have found you and your blog.
      Have a happy day!

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  24. Happy bloginversary! Having met a few bloggers myself, I can say it is so wonderful to meet your fellow blogging pals.

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    1. Hello, It is wonderful to meet our blogging friends. I am happy to have found you and your blog, your hikes and photos are great. Enjoy your day!

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  25. It's fun to see you with a couple of my favorite bloggers! And of course you've taken and shared some amazing photos over the years! I've learned so much for you and can always count on your help with an ID when I get stuck! The critters party is great fun and I'm thankful you keep that going! Here's to many more years of blogging fun! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks, I look forward to visiting your blog more in the future too. Thanks for all your visits and comments and for joining in on my critter party. Enjoy your day!

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  26. Beautiful hike, and found lots of people, like Mary. There were lots birds to have seen.

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    1. Thanks, Bob! I am happy to blog and "meet" bloggers from around the world through their blogs. Your blog and photos are awesome. Have a happy day!

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  27. Congrats, we started near the same point. I never have met a blog friend, but would enjoy it. It is a big part of my social life and I enjoy sharing interests.most of my friends are electronic, LOL

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    1. Hello, I enjoy blogging and meeting blogging friends virtually. I feel like I "know" many of them. I am hapy to have found you and your blog. Have a happy day!

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  28. Happy Blog Anniversary Eileen . . .
    I loved the year recap and especially enjoyed seeing you.
    I think these were the first photos I had seen of you, other than “the shadow pics.”
    How I have “pictured” you and then the ”real deal” . . . they match up perfectly!

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    1. Hi Lynne, I am not really photogenic and do not like using my photos. It was fun meeting bloggers in person, even though I feel like I know everyone through their blogs. I am happy to follow your blog. Enjoy your day!

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  29. I've been blogging as long as you and have seen many come and go. I always enjoy my visit here. Thank You for all your beautiful photos.
    Congratulations on 9 years of blogging and hope you keep blogging for many many more years. : )

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I enjoy visiting your blog. Thanks for all your visits and comments this past year.
      Have a happy day and weekend!

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  30. Happy Blog-anniversary, Eileen! I am so glad to follow your blog and look forward to many more years! Thank you for linking up today and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I am happy to follow you blog and for your Thankful Thursday meme. We all have much to be thankful for, like our blogging friends. I appreciate your comments and visits this past year. Have a happy day!

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  31. Well done, the hike. That's beyond us now.
    Lovely photos, as ver and happy anniversary! Tomorrow is Friday! Next week is Gramma Camp!!!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I am glad to have found you and follow your blog. I appreciate your visits and comments. I know everyone is busy with their lives. Enjoy your Gramma Camp. Have a happy day!

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  32. Congratulations! I love to visit here

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    1. Thanks Sussi! I am happy you enjoy your visits to my blog. I appreciate your comments too.
      Have a happy day and weekend!

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  33. Congrats for the successful 9 years and wish you continue to stay on line for years coming… Beautiful collection of photos and each outstands as memorable shots. Meeting bloggers in person is always special and glad you abled to meet some… hope it continues throughout the journey of blogger.

    Happy Weekend Eileen

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    1. Thanks, Jeevan! I appreciate all your visits and comments this past year. I am happy to be a follower on your blog. Have a happy day and weekend.

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  34. Congratulations! Happy anniversary! As always your photos are gorgeous, but that full moon is breath taking. Wishing you many more bloggy years of sharing.

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  35. Wow! Beautiful moon shot and sunset

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  36. Awesome moon shot with bird ~ And Congrats on your blog anniversary! Always wonderful photography here!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  37. Happy 9th blog-versary, Eileen! That's awesome, and I like how you created this beautiful retrospective to celebrate! Have a great weekend!!

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  38. Wonderful pictures..I'm sure they evoke many memories..Love the bird flying across the moon..Happy blogaversary!! Looking forward to many more years of your super photography..Have a good weekend..

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  39. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging, Eileen! I loved your retrospective of places and birds you've seen and tof the blogger you met over the years. I look forward to enjoying your blog un future years!

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  40. Eileen, congratulations on this your 9th blog anniversary. Quite a milestone. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Congratulations on your 9th year! I started the same year, but I went a good while just loking at your critter posts, and so many bloggers I knew all posted in your critter blog but it took me a bit longer to hop on! I sure enjoy visiting your blog, always fun and inspiring and I learn the names of so many things I did not know! Thank you.

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  42. Congrats on your big 9th year of blogging. Very impressive, Eileen and thanks for sharing all you beautiful nature and critter photos. I love seeing them.

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  43. Congrats on 9yrs blogging and you 200th plus Saturday Critters. Love all you birdies so many I haven't seen or are not natives out here. Of course I love the Horses on the Islands. I read all Marguerite Henry's books' Thanks for the look back
    MB

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  44. Happy blogversary! Thank you for showing nature in your part of the world! Looking forward to many more of your wonderful posts! Cheers!

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  45. Happy 9th blogging anniversary. It seems to me that with all the other social media alternatives that blogging is in a decline but I love it because of people like you. You are so generous and positive in your posts and comments and I appreciate it. Plus you take excellent photos and write very well. Long live blogging!! Have a great weekend.

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  46. Congrats on your blogiversary! Great shots! I know that spot in Harpers Ferry. It's a steep walk up there!

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  47. Beautiful scenes and beautiful photos of them!
    Congrats on nine years! Now I'm off to see how long I've been at it...

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  48. ahhhh...lots of nice shots in the last two posts.

    (I'll try to keep up)

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  49. Hi Eileen!!.. Lovely variety of birds and landscape.. Happy Sunday

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  50. happy very belated Blog-i-versary!!! I think I've been visiting since the beginning and loving every minute of every visit. You are the ideal of what a blogger should be!

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  51. Many congratulations.
    I always enjoy my visits to your blog.

    All the best Jan

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