Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nature Notes: The Twelve Months of 2011

Since this is the last nature notes of 2011, I decided to start with January of 2011 and pick one shot for each month, ending with December 2011.
I'm not trying to make the shots I picked be representative of the month.
I also didn't try to pick ones I thought were the best that I took that month.
It was pretty random. I opened my archives and took a look at a day or two in that month and grabbed one.
The shot below is one I took on vacation in May, in the West Virginia mountains.
May and October are the only ones that aren't shots I took close to my central North Carolina home.
The October shot which will be the tenth one is still in North Carolina but it was the NC mountains on the northwestern edge of the state.
It's odd in a way that there aren't any birds bathing in any of the shots I picked.
I think I probably didn't pick any bird bath shots since they seem to be the ones I use more often than not for nature notes.
For variety I ended up steering clear of the proverbial bathing beauties.
Although I guess the swimming geese below are bathing beauties in one sense of the word.
I hope everyone has a healthy and happy New Year ahead.
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NicoleB said...

That is one wonderful, bright collection!
I love them!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful look back. Here's to another picture-worthy year in 2012 -- and thanks for the year's posts! (And PS, I always love your bathing beauties, but all of these are great as well and I especially love the butterflies.

Jedediah said...

I love the one with the autumn foliage, it's perfect to be turned into a painting.

Nature Rambles said...

A window to your beautiful country. I loved the butterflies and the mountains. The fall photos are stunning!

Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful to see how your area changes through the seasons. Well, next week we begin the cycle of the year again. :))

Rambling Woods said...

You are one of the best at showing Mother Nature in your area through the year..I appreciate the time you took with this post and all the others for Nature Notes..Happy New Year Carver...!!!..hugs..Michelle

Leora said...

Great mix of photos! I love the top one with the bottom of the can and the one of the valley with the stream.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carver, you chose a wonderful collection of photos for 2011. I love the pretty pinks. The mountain and river shot is gorgeous! I wish you all the best in 2012 and Happy New Year!

Gattina said...

What an excellent idea ! I love the turtle !!