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2017 - 12 Months in Pictures...

We have company for the holidays arriving here around noon on the 20th, so I will not be online much, if at all, during the visiting. I will take this time to share one photo taken each month during the year 2017.   Most of the year was a good one...there were trials to overcome and yet, good, happy days.  2017 will go down in my own personal history...I survived a hurricane coming into our city at a category 5 when it made landfall, luckily, for us in Corpus we got the 'back side' of the coulda been a lot worse!!! I survived a 2nd snowstorm since we've lived here in south Texas, and so much more.  Right now tho, instead of going into any more detail, I will share from my photo cache from each month [I save the photos by month so I know what time of year to return to places of interest]:   A year in review....

JANUARY:  Yucca along the Nature Trail at Padre Island National Seashore Park

FEBRUARY:  Bougainvillea along Sand Dollar Drive near Packery Channel Park

MARCH:  Paradise Pond at Port Aransas Texas

APRIL  Opposum at Blucher Park in Corpus Christi

MAY  Tri Colored Heron at Leonabelle Turnbull Nature Center

JUNE:  Texas Sage Blooming at park

JULY:  Black Angus Cattle Grazing Near Navigation Highway

AUGUST:  Many Black Bellied Whistling Ducks and One Egret Flour Bluff Texas

SEPTEMBER  A Massive Downed Tree from Hurricane Harvey's Wrath [city park]

OCTOBER  Pink Turk's Cap [Hybrid...they're naturally RED!!!] Oso Bay Wetlands

NOVEMBER:  Cactus Blossom outdoors Botanical Gardens

DECEMBER:  The Gulf...before the snowfall.  Mustang Island

I wish you all a very merry holiday season; that your Christmas is joyous and your New Year Celebration is happy!!  God Bless....
I'll return soon...{I don't really know when}  I started blogging on Christmas Day 2007...this upcoming year will be my 11th year to keep blogging...I look forward to 2018


  1. Anni, I hope you have the best Christmas EVER! My favorites are the heron, the possum, and the cactus.

  2. Beautiful pictures as usual. Wishing you and Bud a nice holiday season.

  3. These would make a great calendar. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I'll see in 2018

  4. Anonymous12/18/2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed your 12 months of photos! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and much happiness in the new year!

  5. Thank you for the wonderful pictures, one for each month. I am also wishing you the very best and most perfect of holidays, and I look forward to your return. Blessings to one of my favorite bloggers! :-)

  6. Another year is passing by and your wonderful pictures tell the story. Best wishes for a great new year in 2018 and for good health and happiness throughout. Your blogs are very enjoyable and I look forward to each one, anticipating them all to be interesting every time.

  7. Thank you for taking us back in time to share such special occasions with you. You are so good at posting many interesting things. Wishing you and family the best during the holiday and New Year.

  8. April May and August are my favorites, in that order.. they are all beautiful and we have survived a lot here to, major health issues with bob and a hurricane also. Merry Christmas, enjoy your family visit

  9. Lovely pictures and a good way to sort of end the year. Have a Merry Christmas.

  10. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. These are wonderful...I have never tried to do a photo from each month...I might look into doing that.

    Merry Christmas to you and I hope you enjoy your comapany!

  12. What a fun idea! I love all your photos.
    Merry Christmas Anni and Bud!

  13. "Greatest hits" - what could be better. Lovely indeed. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to next year indeed!! :)

  14. Oh Anni they would make great calendar photos.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Bud!!!
    Happy coming up 11th Blogging year
    Madi and mom

  15. Merry Christmas And Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful birds and your knowledge with us throughout the year ... and happy blogiversary. I started in 2007 as well!

  16. Beautiful photos !!
    I hope you have a Happy Christmas !!