I thought I would start my new blog with just a short entry and introduction.  I am Eileen and I live in Maryland. I am 5o plus a little, married(almost twenty years) to Michael and we have one teenage son Brian. Another family member is our Golden Retriever “Goldie Girl” whom we love. I am a backyard birder and I have a nice yard which attracts the birds and other species of wildlife. Over the years hubby and I have planted trees, bushes and flowers and built a pond to attract the wildlife.  I love to travel, birding and anything to do with nature. I am an amateur photographer.  I  am using a Canon Powershot and a Canon Rebel XTI.   I work  full-time and I enjoy my time off by spending time in the great outdoors.  I do belong to the local bird club but working full-time I am not able to spend as much time as I would like going on the field trips. Maybe in the future I will be able to run to see the “rare birds ” sighted in the area. Well, enough about me for now and I hope to have a new post soon. Eileen