So it's customary to take this time of year to reflect on where we have been in the past year, mentally and physically.
2009 was tough for those of us who aren't independently wealthy.
2009 brought us our first African American president. I finally voted for a winner.
And the blog morphed a bit, not so much that anyone would notice, but I feel differently about it than I did back when I began it in 2005.
The blog, in review:
(And subsequently, my year in review)
It's very linky. So just take your time...it's not like you have anything better to do, right?
Some of my favorites...whether they make me sad to read again or they make me laugh at myself.
January 1, 2009...birding with Kathi at Armleder.
February 4, 2009: The big Snow Adventure.
February 15, 2009: A Sleeping Storm.
February 28, 2009: Earl Kills a Paper Bag.
March 1, 2009: A Ten-eagle day.
March 10, 2009: An Open Letter to a Stupid and Lazy person.
March 16, 2009: A gesture that shows why we all love Lynne.
March 30, 2009: Talking about Dad.
April 1, 2009: No April Fools.
April 18, 2009: Banding and Fostering a baby Great Horned Owl.
May, 2009: It was all about the New River Bird and Nature Festival. Here . And here (We Are Family). And here (Uh oh. The Lady in Red!). And here (Paco). And here (My Perfect Day).
June 20, 2009: I go back to West Virginia, then back to where I came from.
June 28, 2009: A walk in the woods with a Perfect Stranger, who is not longer a stranger.
July 10, 2009: It is not for you.
July 12, 2009: My Yoda.
July 27, 2009: Monarchs in my kitchen.
August 5, 2009: Pablo Neruda
August 25, 2009: Lorelei's first day of Kindergarten.
September 5, 2009: Hello. My name is Earl.
September 26, 2009: An Osprey just for me.
October 4, 2009: The coldest I have ever been in my life.
October 10, 2009: Why I love them.
October 28, 2009: My little girl in the Bahamas.
November 3, 2009: A flock and a Friend.
November 8, 2009: One Triangle Goose.
December 1, 2009: Why birds?
December 10, 2009: We are our own paparazzi.