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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Remembering 2018 - Part 1

It is a little late in the year - but here are some memories of 2018 - the first of four editions.

 Snow Geese fill the overwintering fields on Fir Island

 The full moon shines bright over our house.

 Snow Geese flocks - stretch far across the fields
 Hawks, Bald Eagles and Robins all look for winter food.

 Great Blue Herons are year round residents  - often sitting in trees, watching for lunch or dinner.
 Pintail Ducks come by the thousands - huge rafts fill the bays and seasonal ponds in the fields.
 And the majestic Trumpeter Swans enjoy the water

 February is usually our snowiest month, and last year it sparkled with snow fairies.

 The Juncos were busy at the neighbor's feeder, which hangs right outside our dining room window in an Oso Berry bush, which had already sprouted leaves when the snow storms hit.
 Snow Geese flying up - and they never run into each other, or land on top of each other.  Click photo for a better view.
 Dunlin shorebirds love the seasonal ponds in the corn fields.  Here they are watched over by a seagull.

 The flowers begin to come out in February
While seagulls dip and dive in the wind. 
 Huge flocks of Trumpeter Swans fill the fields and ponds.

 And Mt. Baker shows some of her majesty.

 It was a very good month.

The dolls are ready for the start of Spring Training and spring time parties. 
 And by March the daffodil fields are full of flowers - most years.
 Our favorite lawn in town, completely covered in crocus.
Flowers are everywhere! 

 Apple trees begin to bloom
 And early Rhododendrons show up!

 A different view of Mt. Baker
 And springtime dishes and table decorations.
 While Red Tail Hawks keep watch
 And the last of the Pintail Ducks enjoy a bit of a swim among the grasses
 The Sisters show off their winter coat of snow.
 And a clever spider builds a confusing web, which is sparkling with morning dew.

 How was your 2018?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

It was a good year for the beauty of nature!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful idea! I woke up thinking about you and wondering how you are! I miss the fun we had with our dolls but things got busy last year, that's for sure. Last year had some challenges but was a good year overall. I'm happy to still be here this year! heehee! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

It was a good one. I love seeing the photos of the snow geese. I can't imagine so many at once.

Mary said...

That 'different view' of Mt. Baker is awesome - so much snow!

Lovely photos all JoAnn - you have really captured Nature's beauty big time over the months. Keep them coming please.

Happy weekend - hope the birds are singing.
Hugs - Mary

gypsyrose said...

I was blog hopping so glad I landed on your blog your photos are Amazing,

Angie said...

JoAnn - what a walk down memory lane - I remember many of your photos, but to see them all at once is mesmerizing. So much wildlife! And then the flowers - it made me think of one of those movies where time is sped up and you see a plant spring up, bud and flower in just a few seconds. Wonderful.

2018 was a very good year for us - moving into our new house had to be the highlight!

Carver said...

What a wonderful look back on 2018. Fantastic shots!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely post … so pleased I stopped by your blog.

All the best Jan

Candy S said...

I figured out why none of my comments have shown for the last two months. Google shut down the google plus comments and made them all go away. As best as I can tell that was about two months ago around the beginning of February. I enjoyed all of the pictures from your post from throughout the year. Most of all I love seeing the pictures of the spring flowers and of the sweet baby dolls. I miss the flowers so much during the long Ohio winters. I have been getting the dolls ready to sell off pretty soon. I still find (and buy) the dolls whenever I go to the thrift stores to shop.

Have a beautiful Wednesday afternoon.
Hugs..... Candy