Sunday 11 December 2016

Our year in monthly photos and wishing all my followers all the very best for 2017 and the coming holidays.

We will be away in a few days time to celebrate Christmas in England with my father-in-law. Computers will be staying at home; only the Nexus tablet will be with us for emailing and maybe the odd single photo on the photodiary.  I find  that blogging on this tablet is beyond me, so I hope to resume when back at home early in the New Year!
Three more posts to go yet on our trip to the USA, but meanwhile here are some of my favourite shots from each month this year!

Blue Tit. 18/01/2016


Gold finch 10/03/16

Bluebells 16/04/2016

Magpie 09/05/2016

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel 28/06/2016 USA

Meeting Gaelyn and Bill at the Grand Canyon June/July 2016 USA

Scarce Swallowtail 03/08/2016

Bee on the garlic chives 19/09/2016 

Sunset 16/10/2016


Amazing roses still on 11/12/2016

Happy Christmas 

Gesëende Kersfees

Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni

Nadolig Llawen

Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur

Buone Feste Natalizie

Feliz Natal

Feliz Navidad!

God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar

Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

 Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun

 Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan

Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Sawadee Pee Mai

Gajan Kristnaskon

Froehliche Weihnachten

Kala Christouyenna

Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova.

Vrolijk Kerstmis en een Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar

See you all in 2017


  1. Lovely photographs....wishing you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - and many thanks for your kind enquiries as to Leo's health over the year. Much appreciated.

  2. Beautiful photos but that Blue Tic is really stunning.

    Wishing you and Nigel a safe and happy journey to England. Hope to read you more in the New Year. xx

  3. Enjoy your break and I will look forward to continuing to follow you in 2017. Seasonal greeting to you both. xx

  4. Hi Diane - have a lovely time over here ... some peace, some helping your FIL, Christmas and New Year Spirits around ... wonderful array of photos for each month - loved seeing them, the photography is spectacular ...

    Take care and see you in 2017 ... cheers Hilary

  5. Great photos as always, Diane! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas together. Look forward to hearing from you again in the New Year. I enjoyed seeing what you considered your favorite photos and I can see why you picked them.

    1. I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas and wanted to wish the two of you a very Happy New Year with your family and friends.

  7. You've had a full year of travel, adventures, stories and marvelous photos. So glad to know you both and happy we met. Enjoy the family holidays as you prepare for the next journey.

  8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  9. As always, beautiful pictures, Diane! Wishing you and Nigel a wonderful Christmas with your father-in-law, and I am looking forward to seeing you again in 2017!

  10. beautiful pictures have a wonderful christmas

  11. Beautiful Diane !!
    Happy new year !!

  12. Happy New Year, Diane. What beautiful photos! Love the nature close ups. I hope your trip to England was fantastic and you had a wonderful Christmas.

  13. Lovely pictures, Diane. I hope you had a good Christmas. Best wishes for a health, happy 2017, with successful projects.

  14. De très belles images Diane!
    Merci de vos visites sur mon blog! Et surtout de vos récit de voyages si vivant et bien illustrés qu'ils donnent envie de s'y rendre!
    A mon tour de vous souhaiter de belles découvertes photographiques en 2017 et beaucoup de bonheur dans votre vie personnelle.

  15. Gorgeous series of images Diane, especially love your bird shots, so perfect! Going up to see your Grand Canyon shots now 😊


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