Thursday, March 1, 2012

Skies over Gettysburg

For my Skywatch Friday I have some more of the skies over Gettysburg and a cool looking hawk.


 Except for the wind we had a beautiful day at Gettysburg. The sky was a beautiful blue with the puffy white clouds.







 A watchful eye and a blue sky!  I am guessing this is a Red Shouldered Hawk. But, I have been known to be wrong.





To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting groups of Sylvia, Sandy and Wren.  I hope you enjoyed my skies and I wish everyone a great weekend.

49 comments:

diane b said...

Great blue skies behind the bird which is a cute one. The puffy white clouds always make the sky interesting as does the fine statues.

Linda said...

The skies were beautiful, Eileen, but that hawk! I LOVE the closeup. He definitely has his eye on you...I think red-shouldered also, but, like you, I have occasionally been wrong! Lovely photos this morning!

Bob Bushell said...

It's a wonderful day for you. I love the R S Hawk, brilliant.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Eillen,
la foto nr. 1 mi piace moltissimo.
Ma amo anche le atre tue foto !
Un abbraccio e buona giornata, amica mia.
Myriam :)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! i agree w/ the red-shouldered i.d. they're my favorites here, too.

Rohrerbot said...

Excellent shot of that hawk! It looks like such wonderful fresh air. And the clouds are wonderful....

Gillian Olson said...

Love your skies, but the variety of images in the forground are marvelous especially that hawk!

Reena Walkling said...

What a beautiful looking day. Could use some sunshine here.

Riet said...

Beautiful skies Eileen but that bird, WOW

Kay said...

Always wanted to visit the Civil War battle fields. My husband and I kind of planned on doing trips like that once he retired, but he died before he got to retire, so....

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Gorgeous blue sky! WoW! Is that a barn? You should swing by & link up to Barn Charm on Monday =)

jane said...

Hello - beautiful shot of the hawk and what wonderful feathers on the Blue Jay in your previous blog - our jays over here are quite colourful- pink - blue and black and white - but they keep mainly to the woods - and don't visit the feeders - well not in my garden - have a lovely weekend - Jane UK

Chris said...

I want to see some blue sky too ;-) I've not seen an once of it since end of November and it starts to be long... Tahnks for sharing these superb image, my heart got warmer again ;-)

Gary said...

Great shot of the hawk, and I'm still enjoying the tour!! Boom & Garyn of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Irene said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen. Awesome sky and the bird is a beauty!

Wish youa great weekend!

Irene

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful shots.

Regards and best wishes

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful skies! I love the statue in the second photo. I wonder what that is all about. Your hawk is indeed cute. It has such a short tail. Love it!

Shynn said...

hi... lovely photos! we have a lot in common. we both love nature, skies and birds and all that... i am now a follower! thanks for posting lovely images...=D

Bridget Larsen said...

ok now I want your sky after all our rain

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved seeing some more of that great trip. Is it a red-shouldered hawk? I think so.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies, but today it is that incredible hawk that has captured me! What awesome shots, Eileen!! I feel as though I'm looking him in the eye! Terrific post for the day! Thanks for sharing the beauty1 Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Al said...

Great shots, I love the hawk ones.

Indrani said...

You get wonderful captures of birds against the skies always.

Carletta said...

Wonderful sculptures against gorgeous skies!
But, those hawk shots steal the show!! Excellent captures Eileen!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful skies that offset the grandeur of the statues, Eileen. Quite appropriate that you also included the hawk photos. Very nice!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

My dad use to "drag" my sister and I around to all the Civil War areas when we were kids. I haven't been to Gettysburg in years.

Wonderful sighting of the red shoulder, agee some of the hawks are so difficult to ID.

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful sculptures and skies. the bird is gorgeous.

Mama Zen said...

The statues against the sky are really gorgeous!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the sculptures.

Lew said...

Beautiful shots of the battlefield! And the hawk is a bonus. Even with the crowds, there is a respectful serenity on the battlefield.

rainfield61 said...

A watchful eye, a hungry bird.

betchai said...

oh, beautiful images, and the hawk's are capturing one's imagination, what is he thinking?

Marina said...

That bird on the picture sure has a character! Beautiful sky... I have a bird feeder in the little garden and am trying to shoot a picture of a red cardinal, but the moment he "sees" me, he flies away.

Cher said...

beautiful photos,Eileen! have a great weekend!

sceneoftranquility said...

Indeed a beautiful day with lovely puffy clouds.

Ebie said...

I love the colors of the landscape, does not show a hint of winter. The bird is playing a watchful eye!

judotter said...

What a luck to catch a hawk and flyffy blue clauds...
Have a nice weekend!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful silhouettes and such lovely blue skies!

Joe Todd said...

Great skies from the battlefield.If you get back to Gettysburg make sure to check out Bodys Bears pretty interesting

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine SWF post, Eileen!
«Louis» particularly likes the second image.

the cuby poet said...

Every sky has beauty in it, but some are more special than others. The fluffy white on blue is just lovely.

Phil said...

Nice looking hawk and wonderful blue skies Eileen - have a good weekend.

Quiet Paths said...

I've never been there but now i feel as though I have. What a beautiful shot of the hawk!!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful shots of some very familiar subjects for us. We love the battlefield and the memorials.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful skies!

eden said...

Beautiful series of photos and my favourite are the last two photos.

kulasa said...

awesome! I love all the photos...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, great capture of the hawk... crystal clear shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your big old blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.

I never really understood the Civil War battlefields attraction until last summer when we visited Vicksburg. Now I'm quite eager to visit Gettysburg.