Say it Isn’t So, Bob


Yep, it is so.  I have hinted to this off and on for several months, and all good things must end.  This is my 1,026th and final post to this blog.  I began this blog nearly eleven years ago.  During that time I have had different readers from 172 countries.  I can’t believe that I found 1,026 different subjects to write about.

I am doing this due to not only my aging, (I am 85), but I am also having more health issues.  It is getting more difficult to spend much time at the computer.  So it guess it is time to put this aside and enjoy the rest of my golden years.  However, having said that, even though I am not going to write any more articles, I still might add some more photos to the gallery if I see fit.  Also, I will maintain my list of birds that I have seen during the year.

But for all practical purposes, this is goodbye to all of you, my wonderful faithful readers.  It has been a great ride!!

 

Bob Zeller

May 20, 220

44 thoughts on “Say it Isn’t So, Bob

  1. Bob, Thank you for your blog I’ve enjoyed reading and seeing your pics! Here’s to good health and birdwatching!

  2. Thank You Bob for all the beautiful pictures and all the time you put into this and show all your followers good luck and good health a Big Fan

  3. Bob…..I have enjoyed reading your blog over the years. So good to see your wonderful photos and read the your thoughtful, expressive commentary. Age is getting to us all. It slows us down. But one thing is for sure, you have been an inspiration to us all. You have so much to be proud of. I always hoped that our paths would cross at some point, since we spend our winters in Texas. And you never know, maybe we will meet at some point in the future. Take care my friend.

    • Thank you for writing these kind words. Yes, it would have been nice to meet you. Unfortunately you were too far south for me. You must try and experience the far west Texas. Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis Mountains. Beautiful scenery, fantastic birding. You won’t be disappointed.

  4. Focus on what you enjoy, Bob – getting out there and birdwatching, and enjoying the great outdoors. Will miss your posts but glad to exchange regular words in Words with Friends! Love to you and Ann xx

  5. Sadness fills me, I will miss your great photos, your blog and your pursuit of great bird shots. May you enjoy the coming years, still birding, loving your wife and morning burritos.

  6. Dear, dear Bob,

    you have been a regular in my life for a few years now. Thank you for sharing yourself and your art with us. It has enriched the bird world and helped me be a better birder. Your photos are so crisp and the text so informative. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, there is a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s the way it is.

    May your continued aging be as comfortable as possible. Take good care.

    Best,

    Marcy in Northern California

  7. I’ve been following you a long long time, my friend! Your photos have always amazed me and many posts made me laugh. The best to you and Ann on your other endeavors in your golden years! Take care!

  8. Oh Bob, I shall miss you and Ann. Take the time now to enjoy those golden years. Will look to facebook to keep connected. Hugs and lots of thanks for the years of enjoyment and puns! sigh..

  9. Bob, Thank you for your wonderful contributions, I have enjoyed them and wish you well in your new Journey 🌻🌻 Warmest Regards, Alan Bradburn

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 9:26 AM Texas Tweeties by Bob Zeller wrote:

    > Bob Zeller posted: “Yep, it is so. I have hinted to this off and on for > several months, and all good things must end. This is my 1,026th and final > post to this blog. I began this blog nearly eleven years ago. During that > time I have had different readers from 172 countri” >

  10. Sad Day Bob but I guess all good things must come to an end. I (we) will miss you, your Blog and your great Pics. Best of luck and health to you. Until we meet again!
    Gene

  11. Dear Bob, having started my blog with only days difference of 11 years. We have interchanged many comments about our photographs and I have always admired your wonderful pictures. Enjoy your free time and don’t worry about us amateurish photographers. G-d bless you, my friend. 🙂

    • You were one of my first readers. I am glad you stuck with me all of those years. Thank you for those very kind words.They are really much appreciated. 🙂

  12. I was thinking of you today or yesterday, wondering how you are, and here is your post. I have missed you but will “friend” you on Facebook so I can follow. Thank you for your book that you sent me and for the many posts I have read. It has been a pleasure to get to know you through your blog. I wish you and Ann many blessings in the days and years ahead. Happy birding!

  13. I always love seeing your beautiful photographs! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for being such a wonderful bird enthusiast!
    I find we all have to slow down some as we get older!

    Best wishes,

    Marian Henderson
    Austin

  14. BOB: I just started reading your blog about 9 months ago. I enjoyed it and sent it to a couple of birders that I know. /Sorry to see you go, but I hope you enjoy the rest of your golden years.

    • Thank you, Mitch. I am leaving it on the net so it will still be accessible to you and others. There are a lot of posts there if you like to explore. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  15. I’ve loved reading your blog since I started following and I’ve truly enjoyed learning more about the wildlife you photograph. Take care and please don’t be a stranger!

  16. Bob, your web presence will be greatly missed. However, do keep birding as you can. My prayers for your improved health.

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