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Monday, January 4, 2016

Memories of 2015

It has been quite the year - some things we are happy to see behind us - and many things we have sweet memories about.  Join me as we take a trip down memory lane in 2015.


Birds, ponies, funky snowman and a shiny moon

Eagles nesting, early blossoming trees, tea parties and mountains.

Eagles, more early flowers, daffodil fields, walnut trees blooming, finishing painting the kitchen cabinets, tea with friends for my birthday and a Pi Pie

Birds,flowers, kites and spring lambs

More flowers, Mt. Baker and some shaggy ponies

 A trip we will never forget - whale watching in the Salish Sea (from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Seattle) - a gift from our son and daughter-in-law.
Just had to do two for June - birds, flowers,  horses, sewing outdoors on the deck and an orangish/red boat named Tomato Sloup

 Our son and his family visited for two weeks from West Virginia - we picnicked, had water wars, played in the creek, celebrated three birthdays and enjoyed our youngest grandson.
So July gets two memory collages - Sailboats, an Osprey, potato fields, Whatcom Falls Park and Washington State Ferries.

Birds wild and tame, flowers, someone's line of clean t-shirts on the clothesline, a day spent on Lummi Island, making jelly and a squirrel appearing to wear a ceramic bird feeder as a saddle.

Birds, pumpkins, horses, truck full of antiques and a darling stone cottage.

Mt. Baker, birds, a farm stand and barn windows with red geraniums.

Floods from unbelievable amounts of rain, ducks and swans and the world painted on a round propane tank.

Birds, heavy frost, and seasonal waterfalls

Memories of 2015

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have many happy memories of 2015. I love the whale photos. Wonderful collection of birds and flowers. And a great visit with your family. Great post! Happy Monday, have a great new week!

riitta k said...

What an amount of amazing birds! You are a talented photographer! Happy New year!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wow, what a lot of beautiful photos! Looks like 2015 was a very full year. All the best to you in 2016. may you capture many wonderful images!

The Weaver of Grass said...

This would make a lovely calendar JoAnn.

Donna said...

Great memories and mosaics!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What amazing mosaics celebrating your awesome and busy year!

Thanks for sharing, Joanne! Happy New Year!!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful review of a wonderful year! xx

jp@A Green Ridge said...

WOW! What a wonderful year you had...hoping this year is even better!...:)JP

Bernideen said...

Dear JoAnn:
Oh my - such an abundance of wild life! These photos are amazing and I so enjoyed seeing your review! Glad you shared.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You took some amazing nature photos this year. Something else we have in common....we love to get out in nature! Here's to another great year of photography! Sweet hugs, Diane

Kay said...

Oh, what a beautiful year! You captured some gorgeous images, JoAnn! They make wonderful collages. I'm looking forward to traveling through 2016 with you!
(BTW: We had a little snowfall early this morning. It didn't last. By mid-morning more snow came along, mixed with rain, and it pretty much was gone...except some of the stubborn hard frost. It's starting to look like permafrost!)

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like a really interesting year!

Mary said...

Very well done JoAnn - your year was busy that's for sure!
I laughed at your comment about re-ironing - Bob did too!

Happy January - Mary x

J said...

I enjoyed seeing these again! I noticed the gradual transition in brightness - from January, gradually lighting up until May's burst of color, then continuing throughout summer, until they start to fade again in September! Lots of really great shots - including the family fun with Donnie in July!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a wonderful year in review! You take beautiful pictures! Happy New Year to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful collages to remember a beautiful year!

Margie said...

Happy New Year, JoAnn! Thank you for the fun overview of 2015. May 2016 be even better!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have some excellent memories to look back on, lots of flowers!

Powell River Books said...

A nice recap. You had a very busy year for sure. - Margy