Sunday, December 2, 2018

Happy December

Happy December

Wishing everyone a happy new month. My son, hubby and I  all have birthdays in December. My 62nd birthday is today, my son's 26th birthday is the 7th and hubby's 62nd birthday is on the 10th.  

It is looking like winter around here, the trees are bare and the days are colder. Next week at this time we will be dog-sitting for my son. He is going on a cruise and will be enjoying some warmer weather in the Western Caribbean. We will be enjoying our two grand-dogs for a week.  

I enjoy getting outside for a walk whenever the weather cooperates. On Nov 25th we had a warm day and very sunny. Hubby and I took a walk on the fire road to the lake, this walk was 2.4 miles round trip from our house. 



Me and my shadow on the fire road. 


This cloud reminds me of a seahorse.


We saw a couple of Buffleheads, below is the female Bufflehead duck. 



The fire road and the tall pine trees. 


A view of the lake and a pretty sky. 



Also on Nov 25th the Screech Owl was again sitting in our rhododendron bush and banged against the window once. I love seeing this owl but I do not want it hurting itself fighting it's reflection on my windows. I keep hoping it will move on. I am not seeing the owl every day, which is a good thing.  BTW, I do have decals on the window, they do not seem to be helping. 





Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!

I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and new week.


As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

65 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Rejane Tazza said...

Muito lindas todas as fotos! Feliz DEZEMBRO e Advento! BJS, CHICA

Tom said...

...Happy Birthday to you all, mine on on the 8th.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello, Happy Birthday and a precious Advent time to all of you!
Keep enjoying your walks and be safe.
The owl makes me smile... so tender.
Happy Sunday!

David Gascoigne said...

Happy birthday to you today, Eileen and to your husband and son as they occur. As for decals on windows, I think they help a little, but breaking up the outline with dots seems to work best in my experience. I am wondering whether the fact that the owl is active at night has anything to do with it. We will have to tell him that he is a “Wise old owl” and that he had better stop doing it!

Barbara Rogers said...

Hope your birthday is delightful. I always love your photos...you are a great shutterbug! Maybe that should become a new genus of wildlife! Shutterbugus humanus!

Lynne said...

Beautiful place to walk under “Seahorse Clouds.”
(Really did look like a Seahorse.)
Mr Owl must enjoy something around your house!

Happy Birthday Eileen, Enjoy your day and a Fantastic year ...
and Happy’s to your son and husband too . . .

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a great day today! And happy birthday to your son and husband!
Wonderful pictures and great collage from your walk and from this beautiful nature!! Great capture of the cute owl!
Have a happy Sunday and a new week!
Dimi...

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, three birthdays in one month. Sure sounds like a lot of celebrating goin on in your house. Happy birthday to all of you. Be blessed.

Sandra said...

I see the sea horse, wow, it really does look like one and I love the shadow people, my favorite pic is the pine trees and road. awesome

Linda G. said...

You have caught up to me age-wise :). Happy birthday!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Blessings of the impending season and even more blessings for the birthday gal!!! YAMxx

Suzanne Prickett said...

You have beautiful walking paths, I love the tall pines! Happy December Birthdays to you and your family, Eileen!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Happy Birthday to you, and Happy December!
I wish you a wonderful day!

Dee Kissinger said...

Happy birthday, Eileen!

OH MY ..... you married a younger man!! LOL

Lea said...

Yes, I see the seahorse in the clouds! And I like your shadow shot, too.

bill burke said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. The fire road looks like a great place to walk and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. December sure is a busy birthday month for you. Happy Birthday to you, your son and hubby.
Enjoy yout special day!

krishna said...

Happy birthday to all of you.. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy, Happy Birthday Eileen! Not just to you but to your husband and son too! Another reason to celebrate this months! I hope your day is full of fun and great new memories!

And by the way, I always enjoy your posts and photos, and I love these because the sun was shining! :-)

Red said...

Try strips of plastic or cloth that will move in a breeze.

Red said...

Happy birthday. Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! Happy Birthday!

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday to you all.. The cloud reminds me of a duck.. I can see the sea horse.. Have a great December.. Enjoy you're dog sitting.. Is it mating season for owls?

happyone said...

Happy Birthday. : )

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Greetings from the UK. Enjoy your Son's dogs, I have a Jack Russell. Blessings. Love love, Andrew.

RedPat said...

Happy Birthday Eileen! And have fun with those dogs!

Linda W. said...

Happy Birthday!

Debbie said...

happy birthday eileen, i hope you had a special day. my 2 sons and i are all born in september, all virgo's!!

beautiful pictures today, that cloud is quite awesome looking!!

Anu said...

Happy birthday to you!

Sue (this n that) said...

Happy Birthday to you and yours Eileen ... have an awesome time! December is certainly a partying kind of month for your family :D)
Thanks for that lovely walk too - those trees are tall along the fire road. I bet you never tire of looking at that beautiful lake, so serene. The owl is certainly keen - so special to see it up so close but, equally, worriesome for you when it hits the window.
All the very best and kind regards, Sue :D)

handmade by amalia said...

Happy birthday, dear Eileen. I hope you're enjoying your day and the season, and keeping warm.
Amalia
xo

Margaret Adamson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Eileen and what a lovely walk to spend it by walking on thee fire road to the lake. you got a lovely sunny day. Enjoy your week.

Nancy Chan said...

Happy birthday to you, your husband and son! I am sure you all had a beautiful birthday celebration!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, love your shadow shot :)

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Happy Birthday Greetings _()_
God Bless.
Thanks for the beautiful post and pics.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!! Lovely pics.. Have a great week and happy december..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend AND Happy birthday to your family too! We have lots of Dec birthdays too! I linked to MM just now and see that we both have shadow shots in our thumbnails! How neat is that! I'm starting a hiking series today and I'm excited about it! LOVE that precious little owl that stays close to your house. How amazing!!!

EricaSta said...

Happy Birthday 💐

It’s MosaicMonday and a pleasure again...

...have a happy Monday!

Sandra said...

I forgot to say happy birthday and also comment on WOW you could have a one party fits ALL.. have fun with the pups. will be waiting on photos

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Birthdays to all at your home. My daughter's birthday was November 28th
Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Birthday! Wow what a busy and blessed month this is for your family! May today and every day be full of joy! (And thank you as always for sharing it with us.)

Cloudia said...

so nice

Bob Bushell said...

Snappy birthday Eileen, love the trees in the backround.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
congratulations on your 62nd birthday :-)
Your husband and son are also celebrating their birthday this month and then also Christmas and New Year. This will be a pretty busy month for you :-)
I also see very beautiful pictures in your post. Very attractive and beautiful in color. Your little owl is really cool to see through the binoculars :-)
I wish you a very nice week.
Greetings

Fun60 said...

A month of celebrations. happy Birthday to you. Good spot of the screech owls.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Oh, that cloud really does look like a seahorse. Wonderful find. Happy Birthday to you all! A wonderful occasion but I imagine a LOT of presents to buy in one month. :)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Happy Birthday to everyone!

Sharon Wagner said...

I love shadow shots!

carol l mckenna said...

Always delightful photos of nature and presentation is lovely ~ Beautiful!

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

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos Eileen. So many I like, especially the Fire Trail as I know I'd love a walk there. The seahorse in the sky is a wonderful find too. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Joyful said...

In my rush I forgot to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Birthday! I hope you get some good cake ;-)

Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful month of celebrations -- I hope you keep them up all month long!

Angie said...

Eileen - belated happy birthday, and please extend those wishes to your son and hubby as well. I am so glad you had nice weather for your walk - the resulting mosaic is really special. So sad the owl keeps 'fighting' the window - I read somewhere that the best way to deflect birds from windows are narrow strips of tape arranged vertically on the window - like prison bars. The birds see them but our eyes tend to 'ignore' them. Might be worth a try just on that window(s). Thanks for continuing to support Mosaic Monday!

Lady Fi said...

So beautiful!

Jeevan said...

That quite an inviting trail with wonderful woods surrounding! I feel pretty cool always when going through pine trees, whenever I visit the hills here.

Lovely shots! Btw. Many more happy returns of the day and my best wishes to your son and husband too

rainfield61 said...

I celebrate my birthday the same day with your hubby, except I am 5 years younger than him.
Happy birthday to every one of us.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a favorite shot...tree silhouettes against a bootiful sky

(been away...brother been visiting...trying to scan through my million of missed blogs...)

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to you Eileen ~ have a wonder filled day ~ !!!

My son has the same birthday as your son ~ Dec 26th ^_^

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

Marie Smith said...

I love shadow photos too. Great post!

Lowcarb team member said...

A busy month for birthdays!
Many good wishes to you, your husband and your son.

I enjoyed your photographs and your shadow shots always make me smile.

Enjoy your week.

All the best Jan

Denise inVA said...

Happy Birthday Eileen, and also to your hubby and son. How neat that you will be looking after your son's dogs while he is on a cruise. I wish him smooth sailing. Sounds lovely going to the warmer climate at this time of the year.

I had fun looking through these photos, thank you so much for sharing them. Even with decals our birds tend to get confused. I put them all over our back windows, which is our problem area, and sometimes they don't help even then. I envy you your owl by the way, would be over the moon to get one in the garden.

Have a fun day and also the rest of your week. In my family we always lay claim to our birthday week, no matter what day it lies on. Hubby started that as a bit of fun, and now it is a family tradition. So do enjoy your birthday week, may each day be wonderful!

Al said...

It looks beautiful. It really looked like winter here this morning, after a little fresh snow and with our clear Colorado skies. Have a great week!

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

Happy Birthday to you...
Eileen, Enjoy your day and a Fantastic year

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

Happy Birthday to you husband and son. what fun!! we have 3 or is it 4 people in our family that have December birthdays. one on Christmas Eve. have a great week. supposed to snow or ice around here ... we will see??! ( ;

Susan Kane said...

We are chock-a-block with celebrations in December as well!

Mine was the 4th, my son's b-day is the 11th, our anniversary is 23rd, our eldest daughter anniversary is 27th, and our youngest daughter b-day is the 31St. Such a busy month all on its own.

I came over from Bill burke.

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