Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 as we saw it, month by month through the year. Happy Christmas.

January 30th  Driving through France in the snow on our way back from the UK

February 7th - Early lambs.

March 20th - Sunset.

April 13th - A visit from a Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus).

May 22nd -  Butterfly (Coenonympha arcania).

June 17th - Common Wall Lizard, (Podarcis muralis).

July 19th - Little owl on the barn roof,  (Athene noctua).

August 18th - Michael and Mary arrived at Angouleme Station from the USA.

September 30th - Cosmos in the garden.

October 18th - Red-fronted tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus) on holiday in South Africa.

November 4th - Elephants having fun  Holiday South Africa.

December 18th - Christmas at our local supermarket back in France.

Wishing all my followers Happy Holidays and all the very best for 2020


38 comments:

  1. And all the very best to you too Diane and Nigel.

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    1. Thanks David I hope 2020 will be a healthy one for us all. All the best Diane

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  2. Beautiful images for each month. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Marie, quite hard to pick one photo in some months! Keep well Diane

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  3. A lovely retrospective of your year in pictures. Merry Christmas to you and Nigel 🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄

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    1. Thank you Penny, all the best to you and I hope 2020 will be a great year. Diane

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  4. You saw some fantastic wildlife. Great pictures.

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    1. Thanks Emma. All the very best for Christmas and the New Year. Diane

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  5. A lovely collection of memories from the year. Didn't it just fly past. You have a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Hi Diane, they go faster and faster these days!! Hope you have a good one as well t'other Diane

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  6. A photo a month. Great photos of critters. Beautiful sunset. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, hope you have a good time over the holidays and all the best for 2020. Diane

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  7. Hi Diane - lovely photos and selection thereof ... I particularly liked the Bank Vole, while the Little Owl looks like its eyeing you wistfully for a cuddle or maybe mouse equivalent! The Tinkerbird is one I haven't noted, or come across before - delightful little thing. Have a happy Christmas - perhaps you're back here ... in the wet of England ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, no we are in France, our very first Christmas here. FIL has gone into a home for a month while my SIL goes home to Ozz for Christmas. She will return to care for him next year. N and I cannot cope, he does not know who we are anymore. All the very best Diane

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  8. A superb collection of images from your year, Diane. I wonder if you can guess which one is my favourite?!

    My very best wishes to you and Nigel for Christmas and 2020. I hope your year will be filled with wonderful wildlife. Richard

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    1. LOL, yes, without any doubt I can guess your favourite. Thanks Richard I hope your 2020 will also be filled with lots of wildlife and many Owls. Keep well and healthy, Diane

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  9. It's hard to equate France with snow even though I know you get winter. Lovely photo choices from the past year. I am partial to seeing Mary and Micheal's smiling faces, and the elephants.

    Thank you, I received your postcard today.

    Happy Holidays to you both with big hugs!

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    1. Glad the post card arrived, I suspect the time all the cards took that they went by carrier pigeon!! Easy to equate France with snow for me, but I was always surprised to see snow on occasions in Johannesburg!

      Wish we were there to give you a hug in person but the thought is there. Have a good Xmas and a very healthey 2020. Diane

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  10. A lovely series of images Diane. Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year :)

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  11. Diane, I'm here to wish you and your loved ones a very merry holiday season!

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  12. The lambs are so so cute, Merry Christmas!

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  13. From snow to sunset to wildlife. These are some beautiful pics.

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  14. Great shots!I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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    1. A very quiet one and our very first in France. We generally have to go to the UK. Cheers Diane

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  15. A super series of photos Diane. A continued Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

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  16. Thank you for such a nice trip through the months!

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    1. Thanks for the comment appreciated. Enjoy 2020 Diane

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  17. Great photos. Hoping you are feeling better then you were a few weeks back. Sorry i have not dropped in to check on you.

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    1. Feeling much better now thanks. Take care Diane

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  18. That is a lovely reflection of the year month by month. My favourite picture though is of you!

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    1. What pictrw of me???? The only people here are Mary and Michael!! Thnaks for the comment. Cheers Diane

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  19. Beautiful look back on memory lane, 2019. Love your photo's, Diane, as always.

    Hope your Christmas merry and bright.

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sally hope all is well over there now. Diane xx

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