Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday

 Happy Thursday everyone!


It's New Year's Eve, I think we are all looking forward to a happy and healthy New Year.  Hopefully we can say bye-bye to Covid and return to somewhat of our normal lives.  I am thankful that hubby and I remained virus-free. I am sorry and sad about all those who passed away due to the virus, I am sorry if you lost a family member or a friend. 

I am sharing some favorite photos of the past year, fun times with hubby and simple joys of skywatching and bird-watching. These are a few of my "favorite things".  I am thankful for the simple things that make me happy and bring me joy just looking at them.


1.  January 2020... Florida Brown Pelicans flying by, saying goodbye for now.  We were heading home from Florida on the first of January 2020.  We had no idea what was coming (the coronavirus) in March 2020.  At this time Maryland requested everyone wear a mask,. Keep safe, stay the social distance and keep washing your hands. 





2.  February 2020..full moon

 

 "May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life."

 



3.  March 2020, a Great Blue Heron at our neighborhood heron rookery.  March 15th  was the last time hubby and I met our son and his wife and ate inside a restaurant. 




4.  April 2020...our Grand-dogs the shepherd mix is Nibbles and the Corgi is Winnie.  . Good news is we are looking forward to welcoming our grandson in Feb 2021.  






5. May 2020.. the pink lady slipper is a sight I enjoy seeing each year off of our local fire road.  I am thankful for these rare orchids. May 4th was our 30th Anniversary.



6. June 2020.. we managed a Shenandoah NP getaway staying safe mostly in our car and taking a hike on a park trail.  I am thankful for the beautiful sunsets. 




7.  July 2020, another getaway to the Blackwater NWR in Cambridge Maryland. I am thankful for the beautiful and peaceful nature scenes.




8. August 2020...I am always happy to see the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard.  I have my feeders up early spring and we plant flowers that we know the hummingbirds love.




9. September 2020...  I was happy to see one of my favorite birds, the Red-breasted Nuthatch return to our area for the winter.  These birds return during an irruption year also called a finch year.




10. October 2020... we did a quick getaway to Chincoteague Island, walks on the beach and we saw lots of ponies and birds.




11. November 2020.. It's Bald Eagle time at the Susquehanna River just below the Conowingo Dam. 

 


 11a... Our Grand-dog Chewy crossed over the rainbow bridge November 4th.  He was a sweetie and is missed..
 

 



12. December 2020.. Pretty sky and geese on the field at our favorite local restaurant.. We are thankful for their great carry-out dinners. December was our birthday month, Dec 2nd was mine, the 7th was my son's 28th birthday and the 10th was hubby's.  "Mine for evermore. Will you still need me, will you still feed me. When I'm sixty-four..by the Beatles.


Hubby and I are thankful we were able to go on a few getaways during this past year. The first of Jan 2020 we were driving home from a trip to Florida, Shenandoah NP, Chincoteague Island, Blackwater NWR are all favorite places to visit.  We were able to social distance and wear our mask keeping safe. Most of these trips were spent in our car..


I am thankful for all my blog followers, for all your past comments and  visits during this past year..

I wish everyone all the best in 2021, a very happy and healthy New year! May the New Year bring you Peace, Love and Happiness! 

I am thankful for the healthcare workers and all the essential workers who have put their lives at risk during this past year.  I remain thankful that we continue to stay healthy.  I hope everyone stays healthy and safe. 

Go outside and breathe deeply.  Enjoy every moment. 

Take care and stay safe! 


Live simple and be happy!  😊 Keep smiling!



Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday 

Thank you Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday
 


Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!!  😊



62 comments:

  1. December is out birthday month too! Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable new year!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Have a happy day and a great new year!

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  2. Very beautiful to see
    A happy new year

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    1. Thank you Mikael!
      Have a happy day and a great new year!
      Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  3. I hope 2021 will be filled with good things for you and your family. And thankyou for your blog, it is always enjoyable to read :)
    Big hugz, Mxx

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    1. Thank you Mxx!
      I am always happy to see your visits and comments on my blog.
      Have a happy day and a great new year!

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  4. Although 2020 was a year that brought major changes in our lives, there were good things that we really must be grateful for!
    Maybe next year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential!
    I wish you a very happy New Year, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      Yes, I have so much to be thankful for!
      Have a happy day and a great new year!
      Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  5. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful photos of the year 2020 show you.
    Fortunately, covid passed you by, we were also both tested negative this week.
    I wish you a very happy but above all a healthy 2021.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma.
      Hubby and I are thankful the virus has passed us by, so far!
      Have a happy day and a happy healthy New Year!

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  6. Beautiful posts and pics. Thanks a lot.
    Best wishes for 2021. Greetings. Stay well.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visits and comments this past year!
      I wish you all the best in 2021, a happy New Year!

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  7. Lindos momentos do ano! Vale a pena rever!Lindo e feliz 2021, cheio de saúde, amor, paz e que com tudo isso nos encontremos sempre aqui! beijos,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Have a happy day and a joyful New Year!

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  8. Piękne podsumowanie szczęśliwego Nowego Roku 2021.

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    1. Thank you for the visits and comments this past year!
      Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    a beautiful calendar with memories and feelings...
    Wishing you and your dearest love, happiness and safety too.
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your past comments and visits.
      I wish you all the best in 2021, happy New Year!

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  10. I am so sad about Chewy, and lauged out loud at the upside down Corgi, at one time my son David had 7 corgies in there house, then down to 5 and now one Chi-corgi that is 19 years old. I love the pelicans and heron, gorgeous and congratulaions on your new grandson. both my sons were born in Feb. the 14th and 22nd, one on valentine day and one of George Washington Birtday which at the time was a holiday

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    1. Thanks Sandra! It was sad news about Chewy, he had some serious medical problems.
      Take care, stay safe! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  11. Many thanks Eileen.. Happy 2021 healthy and happy... Cheers

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    1. Thank you Ana!
      Have a happy day and a happy, healthy New Year!

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  12. All things considered, you probably had a better year than many, Eileen. COVID has been an inconvenience for sure but has not devastated your lives in the way that it has dine for so many. One day we will be able to travel again, although the possibility seems to get pushed back ever farther. I live in hope!

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    1. Thanks David! I do not have anything to complain about at all, hubby and I had a good 2020.
      We would have enjoyed traveling further, to new places. But, we can wait till it is safe.
      I live in hope that will be soon.. Take care and stay safe! Have a happy New year's Eve!

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  13. Beautiful memories from the year, thank you for sharing them with us. All the best to you and your family in the coming year!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      I wish for a happy 2021 for us all!

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  14. ...beautiful images of nature to be thankful for.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      I am thankful for all things nature related!
      Have a happy New Year's Eve!

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  15. Hari OM
    It has been quite the year, no doubt about it. This is a wonderful selection to lighten the mood as it comes to a close. Continue safe and well! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam,
      Thank you for all your past visits and comments!
      Good wishes for the best ever 2021!

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  16. Thanks for the great year-end recap. Despite all the COVID restrictions, it looks like you were able to get out and photograph many birds. Here's hoping we all stay healthy and life can return to normal very soon!

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    1. Thank you Linda! We did may our way around Maryland during 2020, most of the time spent in the car.
      I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  17. What a great post !!! Eileen, thank you for our blogging friendship in 2020!
    Happy New Yeat to you and your family including the long-awaited new grandson !

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    1. Thank you Ela! I am happy to have found you and your blog.
      I appreciate all your comments. Best wishes for your New Year!

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  18. Congratulations on the impending birth of your new grandson! What a wonderful event to anticipate. I have loved seeing your outdoor photos this year, especially the birds. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  19. What a beautiful look back at 2020. We still have lots to be thankful for! Happy New Year Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Happy New year to you and yours!

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  20. Happy New Year Eileen! Even with the virus you have been kind enough to continue your link party with all of blogland. You year provided you with birds pics, critter, and beautiful scenery pics. Happy birthday too.

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    1. Thank you Judy! I appreciate you linking up your post during the past year.
      Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  21. All wonderful pictures. I am partial to the Pelicans, as I don’t see them often. Happy new year to you and Michael.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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  22. It was fun looking back in this post!

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  23. What a glorious recap of nature! And home. All the beauty of the world kept us going this year, didn't it. I look forward to following your adventures in 2021! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Yes, my walks and nature keep me going.
      Happy New Year!

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  24. Sorry about Chewy, the Photos are great, enjoyed all of them the grand dogs really cute. I hope we get 2021 off to a good start it may not officially start till 1-20-2021. All the Best, I will be following along.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! Chewy was a sweetie, he liked cuddling.
      I wish you all the best in 2021, Happy New Year!

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  25. You had such a productive year in 2020. I've enjoyed reading your posts with your great photos and descriptions.
    Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I wish the same for you and yours!
      Happy New Year!

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  26. Beautiful photos! I particularly like the pelicans! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Brian!
      I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  27. Great photos, happy new year to you.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  28. I really like your monthly review. Actually makes 2020 seem like a reasonably good year! Happy New Year to you and all the best in 2021!

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    1. Thank you, I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  29. When I lived in California I loved going to the beach and watching the pelicans skim the waves. Happy New Year. - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy!
      I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  30. #6 is my favorite photograph. Others are lovely too. Happy New Year!

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  31. I am glad you remain Covid free. My daughter and I had it and recovered, though it was no fun, we were very fortunate. Thank you for linking up.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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