Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Picking Favorites

Many of my blogging friends have been picking their favorite image from each month of 2020,
and sharing them here, compiled in one post.
WoW, I had so many favorites, it was really hard to pick just one.
And what are we picking...
favorite picture, favorite moment - technically the best image, how in the world do you pick.
These are my favorite "critters" primarily birds
and ducks but how could I not share at least one butterfly image.













As I went through my pictures, 
I was amazed at all of the trips we took and all of the wonderful things we did 
in the first three months of 2020.
This evoked so many different emotions.
"Appreciate" all you have and do, "Treasure" all those little trips you take.
"Cherish" the beauty in the world that you are usually free to see and enjoy every day.
"Value" the fact that you are free to fly, that your family and children are free to fly.

And realize what a gift it is to see the ones we love and cherish whenever we want to.


  1. Hello, Debbie

    Your favorite images and birds are gorgeous. I like the cute seal too. Great series, I love them all.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

  2. Beautiful pics all, Debbie. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite.

  3. Wow! I'm totally impressed with your photos, Debbie. They are stunning and crystal clear.

  4. I would imagine it would be impossible to choose favourite photos, Debbie, as all are amazing. If Covid has taught us anything it is to be thankful and cherish all the little things in our day, to joy in them. One never really knows what the next day will bring.

  5. Each of these images is prize worthy.

  6. So beautiful, all. That Mandarin duck is quite something, isn’t he?

  7. All your photos are so very beautiful! I love your words, too.

  8. Debbie - yes, with 100s and perhaps even 1000s of photos, it is hard to select favorites! I am tickled that you have so many birds (no food photos?) And I won't even attempt to choose a favorite from the favorites!! Happy New Year to you!

  9. These are excellent! It's always difficult to go back and pick out just a handful from the entire year. Hopefully, the latter part of this year will be like the first part of last year.

  10. How wonderful! Jan is my birth month so I'll pick the wood duck as my favorite! These would make such a beautiful calendar. Thanks for putting this together for us to enjoy! Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. Your pictures are gorgeous! I love birds too and the butterflies are magical. I do miss my daughters who are thousands of miles away. It is an immense distance in a pandemic.

  12. My favorite is the Cardinal. Probably because we don't have any here.

  13. I honestly don't know how you could pick from all of your pictures just 12, every post has a prize winning photo in it :) It has been a crazy year but like you said it reminded us of what is most important to us, and how we have each other to lean on to get through!

  14. They are all beautiful, but I love the clear eyed beauty in your last photo, (looking it up after I comment) and the butterfly image too. Thankful for every gift God gave me.

  15. It is impossible to choose a favourite ...
    I enjoyed seeing them all, such a lovely look back.

    All the best Jan

  16. These photos are incredible. I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. They are all spectacular. As I have said before, you should publish a book of your photos. You are a magnificent photographer. Thanks for bringing all of these beautiful photos to us; they certainly brighten my days.
    Blessings and hugs!