Monday, January 4, 2016


Grab your coffee/tea , this is a long post..
The winter  of 2015 was one of record breaking cold
and snow almost every weekend.

It never seems to bother the Cardinals who look beautiful 
against their snowy background.


 It was perfect weather for an ice festival.

Valentines Day came bringing candy treats.


Mollie "befriended" this Hawk
 who followed us on our walks all winter.


We went snow tubing at our local ski resort.

 Early Spring arrived along with truckloads of tanbark.
It's hard to believe that by winter, it has all been blown away.

There were the usual "critters"...


 Visits to the farm...

and  Family cookouts....

Spring finally arrives...
 This time of year there are beautiful flowers and gardening !

Mollies walks become less cumbersome
 as we can shed our winter garb.

The Finches are yellow again..


The Spring Fashion Show is held 
along with a Spring and Fall Fair.


Bees are doing their thing...


With nice weather came 
more farm visits with baby sheep to meet...

and piggies to visit while they languished in their pool...


  Memorial Day walk.

 Bridal and Baby showers...

 A wedding..

 Frequent visits to the garden....

 Fresh local fruit and vegetables...

and a precious addition to the family ..Welcome Mackenzie.

There were lots of full moons...
(This was taken at our end of summer concert 
which is held outside.)


There was  a  little league World Championship !!

 Fall is always a welcome time of year...

There is a pig roast every year that is open to the public.


Football season..Yay!

Max was shaved.....again.


There seem to be more visits to our local markets this time of year..Why??

Thanksgiving was held at the farm.
This is Ryan holding little Mack. 

Mollie and I took a ride in the country to see the leaves.
This years fall was particularly beautiful.


 When the leaves fall, they need to be raked.
Fortunately, I don't have to do it.

Christmas was upon us before we knew it.

This time of year offers magnificent sunsets.


 Christmas brought us to the end of another year.

Back to the farm for a big family Christmas Celebration.
Always a fun day..

Christmas eve was spent with Ann and Joe....
another pretty tree.

Mollie, Max and I wish you all 
a Happy, safe and Healthy 2016. 

Linking with Stewart 
 Wild Bird Wednesday 180 - Grey Ternlet


eileeninmd said...

Hello Missy, looks like you had a wonderful year. I could do without the snow, I hope it does not snow much this winter. Your little Mack is a cutie! I always enjoy seeing your cute Mollie. Great collection of photos. I wish you all the best in 2016, happy healthy New Year! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Susie said...

Missy, You sure took some great photos thru out last year. The baby was so precious. Your bird pictures are always wonderful. I am hoping our new year is a healthy one also. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

May 2016 be even BETTER!

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

it is always fun to look back one. i love all your birdie shots. the snow too. what a fun year you did have. wonder what this one will hold of us all? fun, fun, fun, i hope!! ( :

Diane said...

I think I remember all of those posts! Nice pictures! You should take up painting or drawing and do some of your bird shots.

Jody in Georgia said...

What a wonderful way to start my day....the photos were lovely. And it generated feelings of being blessed when I review memories of my own 2015. Thanks for sharing this, Missy.

Lynne said...

Wonderful Missy . . .
Loved your recap . . .
You take some mighty fine pics.
Loved the fall colors . . .
Where were you?

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great idea to do a year in review series of photos! They were wonderful to see. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Neil said...

Happy New Year all the best for 2016

Marie C said...

Love the ice sculptures...and raptor! Great photos to document the year! Hope 2016 is just as good!