Saturday, December 5, 2009

One Year

(photo taken with iPhone a couple of mornings ago)

It was one year ago, today, I wrote my first posts on "My Bird Sanctuary Dream." I have only 142 posts, but I took lots of photos and I am amazed at how much I've learned this year! I can recognize many more species now. I can identify more songs than I knew before. I've learned some of their unique characteristics. I have really enjoyed them coming to my feeders and have fallen in love with many birds that I didn't take a passing glance at before; and, I've gotten a little better with the camera(s) at hand.
But, the greatest discovery of the year was getting to know all of you! From the encouraging and helpful comments you've left on my blog, to the window into your lives through reading your blogs - it all added up to finding a circle of friends that not only has birding in common, but also the struggles and joys of life in general.
I don't know where birding goes from here for me, but it will always be a part of my life to some degree. Because of my life, right now, bird news is scarce; I keep the feeders full, and there is lots of activity, but there's nothing "new" to share. However, I do love the nature that surrounds me and can't help sharing that with you sometimes.
I wanted to thank you for making this year a delight! Thank you for all that you've shared with me - and, in case I don't get to post between now and the end of the year, I want to wish you all beautiful, meaningful holiday moments and lots of birds at your feeders! God bless!


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Congratulations.The pleasure has been mine to see birds and nature through your eyes.Here's a suggestion,don't limit yourself to bird photos.I'm sure you have lots of other valuable things to share on this blog.Hope each day finds you filled with joy as you observe God's creation.

Jayne said...

Wow, a year Diane? Doesn't seem possible! :c) Congratulations on learning so much and thanks for continuing to share your excitement with us here. Blessings to you my friend.

Richard said...

Congratulations on your first year. Sure seems longer then that. Maybe you will get more time to do some birding and birding posts but I know how busy you have been.


Diane said...

Blessings to you all - Ruth, Jayne and Richard! Thank you, again for being a part of my bird blogging world. :)