Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008-What a Wonderful Year!

Yellow Lady Slipper

Wow! I can't believe tomorrow is January 1st. And, yours truly will be another year older- and wiser, I hope. 2008 was a tremendous year for me and I believe 2009 will be just as exciting!

Little Floating Bladderwort
Monarch Ovipositing in April

Hognose Snake. Photo by John Howard.

I thought I would end the year with a big thank you to all my co-workers, friends and family. I think you all truly helped make this a great year. I witnessed so many cool things. Life birds, plants, insects, butterflies, dragonflies and with such great company. I think every outing I went on was a blast. I honestly cannot remember a trip that stunk. Even the ones I struck out on what I was looking for. The company always made up for it. Simple hikes on the property, to out and out quests for rarities, all have been great!

Green Salamander

Hummingbird Moth on Common Milkweed

At first I thought I would list everyone, but I am so terrible at remembering, I would surely forget someone, and I wouldn't want to do that. But you all know who I have been out exploring with. So, here it is:
Thank You!! Thank You!!!Thank You!!! Thanks a million!!!

Spider and Wasp interaction. Photo By Jim McCormac.

Wheel Bug on False Sunflower
Black Widow

Harvester Butterfly on Horse Dung

Fishing Spider

Crested Coral Root Orchid

Two special honorable mentions- One to my sister, Joyce. She has put up with muddy boots, help me wash mud encrusted pants and Keen's, and encouraged my exploring. The other, to my brother, Charles for getting me the awesome camera to help me capture many of these images. Thank you so much!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!!

Yellow-fringed Orchid

Pink Lady Slipper Orchid

Devil's Urn Fungus with Tiny Spiders Inside

Doe near Side of Road at Eagle Creek



Don said...

Thanks for doing the blog and going birding with me in 2008. Hopefully, there will be more fun adventures in 2009. Happy Birthday!

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday Janet! Thanks for taking all of us along on your explorations via your blog. May there be many happy trails ahead in '09.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Janet, I've enjoyed browsing through your blog this morning. I live in Noblesville and love blogging my adventures with nature too.

Janet Creamer said...

Thanks Don and Tricia for the birthday wishes. I look forward to getting out in the field with you in the near future!

Janet Creamer said...

Thanks Robin for your comments. I checked out your blog, as well. Wow, some really beautiful bird and flower pics. You must enjoy the new camera and are probably itching to get out with it in the spring!