Friday, 7 January 2022

2022 Images of birds and other creatures.

My first post of the year, had to include a few Robin images which I photographed a couple of weeks ago in the Fire Thorn hedge, and a few other birds and creatures I photographed last year. Christmas was a rather sad time, but we tried to make the best of it by thinking that Americo was with us in spirit. From the first of January I spent the new year preparing for a follow up exam I had to do on the forth of January, in the I.P.O, the Portuguese Institute of Oncology  which is where I had surgery in the summer of 2020, and I've had follow up treatment every four months.  The result was good news, and it's the best feeling to know that the tumour has not returned, and all is well. 

Nature has helped me through difficult times, It's uplifting and healing, and getting back to blogging has also helped me to get through a very difficult year, and it's been a comfort to know I have friends in Blog land, who are fellow nature lovers. A big thank you to all of you who take the time to visit my blog and may 2022 bring us more peace of mind.

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33 comments:

Marit said...

Hello Sonjia,

Thank you for all the beautiful photos! The red robin is so cute.
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Marit

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sonjia,
It is great to hear you received good news after your treatment. I am so happy for you and all is well. Your nature photos are gorgeous. I love the cute robin and all the birds. Cute lizard and squirrel photos. Great post and photos. I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

MadSnapper said...

your birds are beautiful and all your natures is stunning, that lizard is my favorite and is stunning to me. all those details. i wish our were as pretty. so happy for you the tumor is gone. You made it through the first holiday season and I pray each day your heart will heal more and more.. i wish you a peace filled year this year

Richard Pegler said...

Dear Sonjia. I am delighted to hear that your recent test was good news, and hope that the bad times are now all behind you, and stay in the past.

This is a wonderful collection of images that you are showing us. I do have some favourites, however, and those are the ones of both the lizards, the Crested Tit, the Red Squirrel, and the sunset. My favourite of all though is that of the Robin with the berry! Robins don't tend to touch the berries in our garden.

Have a wonderful 2022 - I'm looking forward to what you will find to show us. Stay safe - - - Richard

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your pictures are lovely, and crisp, and clear, Sonjia, and bring me great delight. These creatures are very fortunate to live with you and know that you appreciate them. Nature is the soothing balm for all that ails us; it may not always be a cure, but it is certainly therapeutic. I will look forward to sharing some of the world's wonderful creatures with you, from your side of the Atlantic and from mine. Perhaps 2002 will be the year we kick COVID out the door. Even a pandemic can't last forever. Hugs from Ontario. David

Gardens at Waters East said...

Great photos! I live along a migratory path for thousands of birds here on the shores of Lake Michigan USA. Bird watching becomes part of my everyday life! Nice posting.

sami niilola said...

Fantastic photos. Happy New Year.

Stewart M said...

A very nice set of pictures of birds I used to see (except the Crested Tit!) when I live in the UK.

What crazy times we live in.

Hope all is well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

It is great to hear that you have received good news after your treatment.
The photos are beautiful, especially the crested tit, the black tit and the squirrel I really love.
Greetings Irma

LEN said...

From East Sussex Sonjia, I send you my best wishes for 2022. I hope you will have no more health problems . Your photographs are superb. So sharply focussed. What a skilful photographer you have become. I still hope that one day I will be able to visit you and see for myself your lovely home,gardens and wilder areas. Stay safe. Omicron is going to be with us for some time, I'm afraid but it cannot last forever and I think we will eventually accept this virus like we have to accept and treat influenza!

Tom said...

...it good to hear that you received good news from your doctor. Keep enjoying and sharing the beauty of nature.

Debbie said...

ooooh my sonjia, you have had so much to deal with, i am sure christmas was a very difficult time for you!! i am glad you are able to enjoy nature and the birds like so many of us do. it does bring comfort!!

how wonderful that you received good news at the doctors, you surely deserve that!!

your birds and images of them are gorgeous. they have little variations from what we see here, i especially enjoyed the birds snacking on berries!!

wishing you quiet and joyful moments this weekend!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sonjia,
I am so happy to hear your good news and health update. Your birds are beautiful, I loved each and every one of your photos. Lovely sky image!
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

italiafinlandia said...

Very pretty indeed!

Mike Attwood said...

Hello Sonjia,
Its lovely to know that you are on the mend and I hope the future is brighter for you. Good luck and take care.
Mike.

Teresa said...

Gracias a ti por estas maravillosas fotos. Besos y feliz 2022.

Shiju Sugunan said...

You showed some really gorgeous critters. Glad the follow up went well. Yes, nature is very soothing, wish you a healthy new year!

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Sonjia. And wishing you all the best for 2022, I'm sure that with the help of nature, your photography and the blogging network, your days will be good. I'm struck by that beautiful lizard - such marvellous colours you captured by your perfect focus technique. I wish we had more lizards in the UK. those few we have are very rarely seen.

Bob Bushell said...

Great news Sonjia, feeling good. The photos are precious, especially the Lizard, lovely.

carol l mckenna said...

So glad you are healing and that nature is helping your process ~ beautiful nature shots ~ Wow! Xox


Wishing you a peaceful day,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It always amazes me to see the brilliant colors that we see in nature. Makes me so happy that I can get out there and enjoy it! AND...look at your beautiful photos! Love those big red berries...YUM!

Jeanie said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning. I love the fact that European robins are so much different in appearance than our American ones. I think they might be prettier than ours. The clarity of your photos is striking.

I'm glad you have had no recurrence of your tumor and I'm glad the follow ups are regular so you're right on top of it. I send thoughts for continued healing and no more tumor!

And finally, thank you so much for stopping by my post on Marmelade Gypsy. It's lovely to return the visit and see your lovely work.

magiceye said...

Great to know that you are on the road to speedy recovery!
Best wishes always.
All beautiful captures!

Mae Travels said...

I agree with you about the beauty of nature being a comfort in bad times, and I hope things do pick up soon for you -- and the world!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Hootin' Anni said...

Such uplifting, wonderful news from your doctor's/exam!! Hope the positive outlook is all-continuing.
Your bird portraits are super beautiful as are your nature photos.

Thanks for linking up with us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos. Beautiful wildlife!

Lowcarb team member said...

That is good news about your health, sending my good wishes and lots of positive thoughts for your continued healing and no more tumour.

Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs, especially the robin ones, my favourite bird.

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

I am so pleased to learn everything turns better for you again. And that you find comfort in nature.

You have found and photographed several of my favorite birds. Like the coal tit and robin. Many birds have dissappeared from my area but the coal tit is still around. I love it!

Take care and keep blogging and photographing.

Caroline said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog and the nice comment. I like your photos of the birds and animals. Beautiful. Happy weekend ! Greetings Caroline

Nick Morgan said...

Hi Sonjia,
I am very pleased to hear your news. Keep up the good work!! I am sure that being out of doors and particularly among nature is very good for your health. Actually, I think there is a lot of research about that.
Great pictures of a lovely variety of wildlife. We are delighted to have seen Red Squirrels here recently, which haven't been recorded here previously. We also saw a Pine Marten on our camera trap. That is really special, although my wife isn't so pleased as it is a potential threat to her chickens!!

La Biosfera de Lola said...

Querida Sonjia que maravillosas fotos y criaturas. Me gusta ver que pillaste al lagarto bebe y al adulto, es genial. Besos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures Sonia and even better good news after your return visit!!! I am so happy for you. You make wonderful happy pictures. The bird with the berry really makes me smile!!

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