HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful time together celebrating Christmas. Our week was packed full of wonderful fun. A special dinner celebrating the husband's 70th birthday, and then came mine and it was a joy filled day, with all kinds of sweet surprises. Next we had a lovely dinner outing for our 48th wedding anniversary, followed by Christmas Eve at our daughter Hillary's and her family and then Christmas morning with daughter Brittany and her family. Our youngest daughter was very much involved with all of the festivities, though she resides in Florida and could not make it home.
The Snowy Owl above was my birthday gift to myself last week. It needs a name...and so go ahead if you leave a comment, I will take suggestions ;)
Included in this post presentation are some of my favorite images from this past year.
How do you choose which images you will share in a post, do you linger over them, delete a few, add more back in ...is it a pop of a favorite colour that draws you to it ...are there subtle textures, lighting, or things that sentimentalizes some unique memory you had, symbolic of something special...
For me, I think it is colour, texture and the willingness to be a little bit creative as in using simple water reflections, that as the water moves, it also moves me to a place that I a few minutes before had not been and yet all of it very calming and peaceful~
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Christmas Eve with daughter Hillary's family~
Christmas morning with daughter Brittany and her family~
One of our two grand-cats~
Yesterday I had my knee surgery to remove what the DR found to be scar tissue bands that were creating for me tremendous pain and tightness to the point it felt like I was wearing a tourniquet. Today as I write this post, I am feeling very hopeful~
White Throated Sparrow~
Crow and Red-tailed Hawk chase~
I loved it then and love it now this capture...a Sandhill Crane ;)~
This was from my journey to Florida last Winter~
My daughter Ashleigh and me~
Great Blue Herons nest building~
Anhinga...a real favorite~
The Brown Pelican and the BIG FISH!!!
Wild Coyotes are growing in great numbers here and are a real pest~
Mom with her 6 Baby Groundhogs~
June 2, the first fawn that was seen down the lane, one of twins...maybe even dear Muff~
Carolina Wrens and the young~
The Bald Eagles pair I keep up with had three Eaglets this past season~
A Chipmunk begging the Groundhog for some carrot~
The last two...sadly all others were taken by Red Foxes~
One of Mannie's twin fawns took a brief ride one day ;)~
Chickadee and Black Throated Green Warbler~
Northern Mockingbird in territorial display~
Ruby Throated Hummingbird~
Sunrise and fog~
Cedar Waxwing came to my window~
My favorite from Autumnal colours~
Great Blue Heron~
My favorite fawn for this season...Muff~
Muff's twin sister watching for their mother~
The End of 2017 posts by Mary Howell Cromer of Tingsgrove.
Be safe, be healthy and be loved...you are each and all a blessing~