Thursday, October 11, 2012

Skywatch>>Blueridge Parkway

It is time to link up with one of my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged.

I have a few photos from my latest trip, we started the trip driving down the Blueridge Parkway.  We were checking out the fall foliage and of course I could not go anywhere without looking for the birds.









 I believe this is an Eastern Phoebe, he or she just refused to turn and look at me.




Above, we stopped at this overlook to see the view when I noticed it is the site for the local Hawk Migration Count. A few birders were there watching for the hawks.



Above is the Mabry Mill and a pretty blue sky.


The snoozing duck was seen on the pond near the Mabry Mill along the parkway.


To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

43 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Prettty birds, and the Mill, it's precious.

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Oh, pine tree can be kind of different fom our, I wonder. Never knew the bird "Phoebe"; haha, refused to turn and look at you(^^;) Thanks for beautiful pictures as usual♬♬♬
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Maboe said...

Great nature!

Dan Huber said...

Great photos Eileen; I love the look of that old mill, very pretty spot.

Cloudy said...

Wunderschöne Motive...

Sonnigen Gruß aus buntem Herbst

Cloudy

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow! Beautiful view point and mill.

Randy Emmitt said...

Eileen,

Beautiful time of year isn't it. My blog has Mabry Mill right now, we must have passed each other in our travels this past weekend.

Beth Edwards said...

oh, you were close to me. you should have called ... Mabry Mill is such an awesome place to see. love it there. gorgeous no matter what time of the year. love it!! (:

Lynne said...

Great photo of the mill . . . I liked the bill tucked swan/duck?

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that mill... can't get any better than that!

rainfield61 said...

That is a sleeping duck!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Beautiful photos!Grate nature!Your so lucky to travel into so wonderful places!I love the snoozing duck!So cute!Have a lovely Friday!
Dimi..

Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful captures! Lovin the duck =)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful pictures!!
i LOVE the old mill...and of course the trees changing color!!

just right to get into the autumn mood...now if only the temp's here would cooperate & cool down! (actually it DID cool down last night...and stayed down in the low 80's during the day...)

joanne said...

thanx for the picture tour and info about the area and the birds....your photos are delightful.....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Fall colors -- makes a gorgeous drive. The lovely white duck makes me sleepy!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from the parkway.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and lovely birds!! Perfect combination as always, Eileen! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

nice view. :) Love the old mill and the snoozing duck. Almost wish I could do it mysel. :)

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Valerie said...

A gorgeous collection of captures Eileen. Thanks for sharing this awesome scenery and birds with us. Happy weekend! (and thanks for dropping by my blog)

Lew said...

Love the mill and great shsot of the duck! Too bad the hawks were not there.

LV said...

What wonderful shots you got of so many interesting things on your trip. I feel like I was there too.

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible view. These bird shots are wonderful.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots Eileen!
I haven't been on the parkway in quite a few years. Your photos certainly reflect the beauty there.

Karen said...

A great overlook view. Love the sleeping duck :)

Betsy Adams said...

How were the colors on the Parkway???? We don't have much here.

Glad you saw a precious little Pheobe. Love it!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Island Rambles Blog said...

love the post on Mabry Mill...wonderful shots, nice shots of the ducks. cheers.

Linda said...

What gorgeous views, and all under a sunny blue sky. Perfect!

HansHB said...

Lovely serie of photos! So much details to see!

diane b said...

Great views from up there. Like the duck having a snooze.

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great weekend.

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like the birds were all feeling shy that day!

ladyfi said...

What magnificent views!

Debbie said...

i just love those senic overlooks, aren't they the best? the perfect view and a great photo spot!!

we still don't have any color here in new jersey, i am waiting, not so patiently.

the mill was my favorite, so incredibly beautiful!!

have a great weekend eileen!!

Phil said...

Every time I visit your blog you seem to have been somewhere new, exciting and picturesque Eileen, and somewhere where there's good birding. Like the sleepy duck. Have a great weekend.

'Tsuki said...

That is such a nice sharing... Well done !

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful view Eileen!

Riet said...

Wat beautiful overlook places Eileen , great photo's as always. Have a nice weekend

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful series from your nature.
Wish you a great weekend.
From Hilda

DeniseinVA said...

I have always wanted to go down to Mabry Mill. Maybe next year! Loved all your photos Eileen, such beautiful country out there and that was a cute shot of the bird.

EG CameraGirl said...

How was the hawk count there this year? The numbers were way, WAY down at one of my favourite haunts, but it might just mean that the hawks were flying very high.

Rohrerbot said...

That Mill looks like something out of the Shire. I am liking your fun. Somedays I don't have to go far.....while other days, there is maybe one bird hanging out. Fun trips you have going on here:)