Monday, January 2, 2017

Are you good with numbers? A Quiz at the end!!!

How many birds did we see this year?

I can answer that!

A LOT! heehee!

I took just a few photos to make some mosaics to share.

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And as I looked back over the year, I chose my favorite!

This Night Heron was spotted at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, FL by our grandson, D and it was a favorite sighting!

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AND the only time we’ve seen one!

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We did see this heron on another hike and think it is a Juvenile Night Heron!

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So here’s the QUIZ!

Here goes…

I read 83 books this year and we hiked 53 hikes. When you add those together, you get my weight.

I told that to hubby and he said hhhmmmm…let’s see… if you take the number of books and subtract the number of hikes, you get your IQ.

So how much do I weigh and what’s my IQ ?

And if you answer either one of those questions…

I’ll take you OFF my blog list! Rolling on the floor laughing 

hahahahahaha!!!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

47 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Bah Humbug to your hubby....lol.....Have a wonderful Monday hiking and bird watching! xo Diana

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I don't even count how many vitamins/pills my wife pushes at me every morning

Patsy said...

Well that is funny!
love you taking us along on your trips.Birds I
will never see. Thanks, Happy 2017

Stacey said...

You little skinny mini!! I love seeing your hikes. :)

Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you had some wonderful bird sightings in 2016. I love the Night Herons. I hope you see lots of new birds in 2017, enjoy your walks. HAPPY New Year! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Rajesh said...

Wow! great shots of birds.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are so funny! Lots of great hikes and lots of books also, make for a lovely figure and a smart brain!
hugs!

Maggie said...

That was a brain teaser indeed, too funny! Wishing you many more hikes, books and birds in 2017.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Vee said...

Yes, but what happened to HIM?!

Connie said...

What a fun post! You certainly don't let any moss grow under your feet, sounds like you had a very good year :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos! When I taught school, my class always participated in the annual Audubon bird count.
Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Lovely pictures. You see birds I've never even heard of. Keep showing them and educating me please. Have a great 2017!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful sightings, no matter how many. Now I'm retired I don't add and subractn umbers that big :)

Helen Philipps said...

Such amazing bird pictures...you have seen some very special ones. Enjoy your hikes and keep taking pictures for us to see dear Diane! Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Helen xox

Karen Ann said...


Well Your weight is my goal! I bet we're the same height too - 5'4? And my answer woulda been - Clearly, since I married YOU! :-)


Dewena said...

Men!

Beautiful Night Heron! Would love to see one.

happyone said...

: )
Terrific shots of the Night Heron. I've never seen one.

Cherdecor said...

You two are a Hoot! I was going to say Hilarious but Hoot seems more appropriate! :) I did not know that there was such a bird called the Night Heron. I would love to see one.

Tammie Lee said...

you and your hubby are fun and silly, that is good.
fun to see some of your birds.

lovely new year to you!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh such lovely bird photography of the past year ~ Wonderful post and I won't even attempt your number puzzle ~ Got 2 Masters degrees and now just want to do photography, write and paint ~ LOL ~ Left brain slightly dormant now. Wonderful post and photos ~

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sis, you are getting more humorous with age...and I love it! I can't wait to head to Florida at the end of this month, I'm going to meet up with another bird loving blogger living in Fla. and a tea friend from MI at a tea room. Hubby's got his new knee so the walking will resume. Yay!

bj said...

I've always loved coming here and going on your little walking trips...have a wonderful new year...

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotografías!!!! besos

riitta k said...

I don't dare to guess :) Stunning bird photos. A northern goshawk lives near by and catches birds in my garden and flies towards windows! No photo :((( Happy New Year!

Debby Ray said...

I always enjoy your hikes and your photos! Too bad you can't share all of those calories that you burn up with us too! LOL! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, what a joy to visit you after being away on my blogging break. May I say Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a delightful start :)

Your comment about numbers at the end made me giggle. Love and hugs to you!

Maggie Ann said...

Love the humor.....so much. Your pictures are top notch and it must have been great fun to spot all those special birds. I forgot I could do puzzles on the pc. I was really using my 'magic puzzle' app last year....and it allowed you to turn family photos into puzzles (for a few bucks lol). Now I'm coasting along into the New Year.....resting a lot. sending love in Jesus, have a cozy day =)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Happy hiking and bird watching in 2017. It's always interesting to discover "new to me" birds!

Maggie Ann said...

Have you gotten an 'Echo Dot' by Amazon? they are great fun...!!!!

September Violets said...

Oh No!! I don't want to be blacklisted, so I'll keep my figuring to myself. If we add one more number, does that give your measurements?! Ha ha! I haven't even done the math there so not sure if it's a compliment or a complete insult to you ;) Wicked I know. Happy New Year Diane! Love the night heron shot. I've seen one once in my in-laws backyard, and then I used to see one every day in the same spot in the trees overhanging Lake Ontario when I rode the train to work. I just wanted to tap people on the knee and say "look at the night heron!!!", but most were engrossed in their papers or sleeping :[
Wendy

Carla from The River said...

I love the photos of the birds. You did a great job capturing so many in 2016!!!
What is the photo of in your header? Is it a shell with a painting in it? It is beautiful, I love it!!
Happy 2017!
Carla

Shelia said...

Dear friend, I won't even go there! :) You do have the most beautiful birds around you and I thank you for always sharing with us. Happy New Year and to a new year of blessings.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary Cromer said...

Happy New Year to you my friend...I hope that your holidays were wonderful. The Heron images are great!!!

Terri D said...

Hello Floridian neighbor! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I enjoyed seeing your birding photos! Grandson must also enjoy because he caught a great photo too! Happy new year!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Impressive impressive! Love the mosaic that you made with all the birds - they are so special. I have to do the same and see what I can come up with - I'm sure my variety is not nearly as numerous as yours - but it has been fun taking pictures of birds. Happiest New Year my sweet friend.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You're just too cute, Diane, and a very Happy New Year to you!
P. S. I loved your tutorial on covering those Dollar Tree candles! They look so pretty!

Cranberry Morning said...

Well, your weight is the same as mine, but I'm not going any further than that. And tell your hubby to stay out of our business! LOLOL. I need to get back to Mosaic Monday. Hopefully next week. I love all your gorgeous bird photos, Diane. Have a great week. xo

Curtains in My Tree said...


How entertaining your are LOL
I went out early this morning and threw out some sunflower seeds for my birds and squirrels, because it was 2 degrees wind chill I also have a heated bird bath for their water

I love to read however no 56 mile hikes for me, maybe 4 blocks LOL

Happy New Year 2017

Celestina Marie said...

LOL Diana, you are too cute. Love your beautiful bird pics. Wishing you a wonderful new year and lots more bird watching and hikes!! Hugs to you sweet friend. xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Luckily I have never been good at math! ;))). Love love love the bird mosaic and that is so cool that your grandson spotted the night heron when he was hiking with y'all!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love your bird pics, Diane. And that white little bird is so cute. He has crazy hair hahaha.

~Sheri

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Sooo many birds and sooo many wonderful miles you have hiked/walked!! Thank you for sharing through the years!! You can truly say that you know Florida!!
Congratulations to you!!

Rose said...

Great bird photos...and I am not going to even think of those numbers in relation to myself, let alone you!

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, that was a good one! You are too funny!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great bird photo's
Great mosaic

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

Oh my! Your bird photos are simply magnificent! I am such a sucker for birds. (Harry the Heron is a regular summer feature on Marmelade Gypsy but he heads off in the winter!). Beautiful work.

Phil Slade said...

Ha ha, I can do the sums but I'm not telling you my answers. I want to stay on your blog list. Loving those mosaics and the birds you saw. have a Happy and bird-filled 2017.