Sweetfern, Comptonia peregrina, is neither sweet nor a fern, but is one of my favorite plants. It looks like something the dinosaurs would have walked through, and smells like all the warmest, spiciest, most magical aromas of imagination.
Thank-you especially for the little goats and Piper!
Thanks for coming along for the ride in 2015, Boud!
Beautiful photo of Piper in NovemberGreat photosHappy New Year!
It was tough getting snaps of Piper this year, but I got lucky with that one. Happy New Year to you!
What fun to see all these again! I love the owl and of course Piper and the wee goats. Must set myself the goal of figuring out how to do these mosaic thingies so I can use them on my blog too! Happiest of things to you in the new year.
Even I was surprised by the huge percentage of pictures I posted of those two kids. Just the tip of the iceberg, though! ;)
What a wonderful post--loved what you did here--thanks-smiles, di
Thank you, Di! Glad you enjoyed it. Putting this end-of-year post together has become a happy tradition for me.
Love the ladies in a row in the deep snow, kid on the boulder.The picture of the owl on it's nest is most unusual, I keep going back to it. How did and where did you manage to get this?
Ladies and gentlemen, both! :)The owlcam helped me stay sane last February, it really did. Here's the post where I shared it and other livecams: http://comptonia.blogspot.com/2015/01/notgoat-cams.html
Oh, and the picture is a screenshot from my laptop.
I remember the line of goats from when you first posted it. Love that pic. It's amazing how much goes on over the course of a year!
Thanks! I wasn't taking a lot of photographs at that time, as it was about all I could do to get through chores. That one was a lucky snap - and it really sums up last winter for me.
Quinn, I've just wiled away some pleasurable time visiting some of your other posts throughout 2015. Good memories, great photos and hoping for you less pain, more gain with health and happiness in 2016.
Thanks, Sandra - I like your hopes for 2016 :)
What a great way to review the year! I think I may have missed some posts too ... I'll have to go back and check them out :)
Thanks, Carmen! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creative projects in 2016 :)
What a year! I also remember that line of goats (I hope that doesn't happen this year). Perhaps all that snow was partly responsible all those beautiful spring and summer flowers. It's also astounding how fast the baby goats grow!!! I love this year in review :)
They do grow fast, even when you see them every day. And knowing that I wouldn't be planning kids for 2016 meant taking (apparently) thousands of photographs of these two.Maybe you'll have baby moose pictures next Spring! Not sure if that's a good thing, really...but they sure are cute. Moose are just so improbable-looking, aren't they?
A wonderful collection of photos of life in your special woods. I loved the "goat jam" shot in February, and all those goat and Piper shots throughout the year. You really capture the essence of the goats. All the best to you this year Quinn, it's been a pleasure following along with you!Wendy
Thanks so much, Wendy - I'm very happy you take time to visit Comptonia and leave comments!
THANK YOU for this - I uttered AHHHHHHH, all through each month. SO happy to be a follower here - XOXO
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