Thanksgiving 2013

Juvenile Burrowing OwlJuvenile Burrowing Owl – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/750, ISO 250, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

It is hard for me to believe it is already Thanksgiving, where did most of 2013 go?

I have so very much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I see the most incredible things in nature and I am blessed to be able to capture it all through my lens.

I have the best of old friends, wonderful new friends and the greatest best friends. I am thankful for all the people I meet because of my passion for photography, whether in person or on line.

I am thankful for my family and even though they live far away they are in my thoughts today. Especially this year.

And I am thankful for all of you who come to my blog and read about my images and the stories behind them.




  1. Tammy Karr November 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mia! Thanks for all amazing nature you share! The Burrowing Owl is an especially delightful treat:)

  2. Jane Chesebrough November 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    love the photo-Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Lois Bryan November 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    And I’m thankful to get to share the magic that you see and capture so well, Mia!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Prairie Birder November 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Beautiful photo, Mia, and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Frances Ruth Harris November 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      You capture so well not only with your lens but also with your sensitive heart! Thank you!

  5. Elephant's Child November 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    And I am so grateful that you share your bounty. Thank you so much.

  6. Utahbooklover November 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I’m thankful for your great work Mia, and the stories you share with the pictures. We live in a wonderful country, in spite of its imperfections — democracy is still the best way.

  7. Patty Chadwick November 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I’m thankful for burrowing owls and the smiles they cause…and photographers that capture their images…

  8. John Randall November 28, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Mia and thank you for the beautiful photography you share with all of us !

  9. Montanagirl November 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mia. And I LOVE the Burrowing Owl photo.

  10. judy watson November 28, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I’m thankful to know you and for all the help you have given me this year.
    I’ve learned a sparrow isn’t just a sparrow. Now you got me taking pictures of every sparrow I see. hahah
    Thanks Mia for rescuing me on bird ID.

    One day we’ll have to meet face to face. 🙂

    (I missed seeing the owls this year on bushes. Great photo!)

  11. Glen Fox November 28, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Thanks for all you do Mia. Your skill, ethic, and your passion is a gift and blessing to so many.

    • Frances Ruth Harris November 28, 2013 at 6:28 am

      Yes! Yes! YES!

  12. Bob Bushell November 28, 2013 at 6:06 am

    A beautiful bird.

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