Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Skywatch and my 500th post

Wow, I can not believe I am doing my 500th post, it seems like just yesterday I started the blog. My first post was on  July 19, 2009 the title of the post was River Rider.

 I want to thank all my followers and the very nice bloggers and friends who take the time to comment on all my post. I have "met" so many wonderful bloggers from around the world.   I do love to visit with my blogger friends thru reading their blogs and seeing all their wonderful photos. What a cool way to see the world! I hope to continue my blog for some time and I hope everyone will still come and check out my post.

Now onto my 500th post and I am linking it up toWatery Wednesday and  Skywatch Friday and NF Winged

These are shots from a few weeks ago when hubby and I went on our overnight trip to Ocean City. These are some of the sunrise shots near our hotel.


The hotel and boardwalk early in the morning. The christmas lights are pretty and I love the cute blow up Santa.

Our first sign of color.


The was a layer of clouds on the horizon that was blocking our view of the sun.





 I was watching this fishing vessel being followed by a group of seagulls.


The sun has risen before we were able to finally see it rise up the layer of clouds.



Before leaving Ocean City, I had to check out the inlet one last time. The birds seen there were the Sanderlings and a few Ruddy Turnstones.




Above a Ruddy Turnstone was trying to walk on the steep side of this rock at the jetty.

As you can see above, it was another great day and skywatch at Ocean City. I was just sad to leave.


To see more beautiful photos  check out Tricia's Watery Wednesday II
 and for pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged


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


70 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the sunrise is magical! thanks for sharing it! and congrats on 500!!

Kay said...

The sunset photo is beautiful.

✿ chica said...

Em primeiro lugar, PARABÉNS pelo post nº 500! E que lindas as fotos! Espero muitas outras mais! beijos,chica

Ken Schneider said...

Such beautiful sky and seascapes! Congrats on your K/2 post!

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations on your 500th post Eileen, and I wish you many, many more. You have a very special blog, it's fun to see what photos you have in store for us that day. I love that Santa photo along the boardwalk, as well as all the other great sky photos, and the shore birds. Never been to Ocean City, it's another one on the bucket list.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Congrats on the 500th post. that's awesome. funny how it sort of worked out for us all.. ... neat!!

i have curious question ... the "no awards please" where did you find that doodad? have a great evening. ( :

Lynne said...

Love your photos . . . you keep me in touch with visits of the world and "the feathers."

kulasa said...

I always love viewing nature through your eyes. As always I had a great time reading your posts...I love the sunrise photo and those winged friends of ours welcoming the day...keep blogging and inspiring so many of us :)

caite said...

happy 500!
that sunrise is fantastic.

Phil said...

Great to see yet another of your trips Eileen. You and hubby sure do get about - and get up early too. Congrats on the 500 and here's looking forward to 1000 and more of your birds and sunrise photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Your sunsets are out of this world, especially the one with the sun shining through, absolutely stunning.

ReBelle said...

You've caught the best part of being at the seaside.

Anki-itte said...

Beautiful pictures you show here.

Happyone said...

Congratulations and thank YOU for all the beautiful photos you share with us. : )

ShySongbird said...

Many congratulations on your 500th post Eileen, a wonderful achievement! It completely puts me to shame as I have been blogging a few months longer than you and haven't even reached 100!!! The photos are lovely, the sunrise ones, breathtaking.

Many Happy but belated wishes for your recent Birthday too. I enjoyed seeing your eagles on that post and the Nuthatches on another. Also the birds in your garden on the post before this one. The male Purple Finch and the Pine Warbler are particularly pretty.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Congratulations on your milestone. A lovely set of photos, particularly the sky shots which I am always partial to.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! Beautiful colours in that sunrise series!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what a gorgeous place. Lovely lovely shots.

And congrats on your 500th post!

Tricia Hays said...

LOVIN those colors in that sky, Eileen! WoW!
Can't beat the beach & all the birds, very beautiful!

happy WW =)

Karen said...

Happy 500, Eileen!
As a new reader of your blog, I can truly say that I'm happy I found it. As you said, it's so much fun and a unique way to see other parts of the world without leaving your home.
Here's to at least 500 more!

Carletta said...

Lovely series of shots Eileen!
The last sunrise shot is spectacular!

Little Dotty Bird said...

500! thats pretty epic! I love your photos they are always very uplifting and inspiring...I particularly love that shot of the bird silhouettes against the sunrise...gorgeous x

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots. Congratulations on your 500th post!

Charlotta said...

I am calling in from NF Winged and I see a lot of lovely birds. But also other stunning photos of water and weather. Beautiful coust line!

bettyl said...

Congrats on the huge milestone! Time sure flies, doesn't it?! Love your photos, they are all great--can't pick a favorite.

Heather Wilde said...

A really lovely post Eileen. I enjoyed all the pictures, but I know Findlay will jump straight to the birds :)

Jim said...

Great colours in the sky.

HansHB said...

Awesome photos!
Perfect post for SkyWatch!

Linda Gross said...

Congratulations on your 500th blog post! I enjoyed looking at your sunrise pictures. It looks like you had great weather for your Ocean City visit.

Sylvia K said...

Happy #500!! Superb captures and such gorgeous, colorful skies, Eileen!! I love the light on the water, the birds and, yes, the wonderful coastline, too!! Have a great weekend!! Enjoy!

Karen said...

Stunning sunrises for your 500th post!

Sharkbytes said...

Love the sunrise picture, and the bird on the rocks. The sun on the moss and water splashes is great!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those sunrise shots - WOW! Pure magic. The colors are simply breathtaking. I bet it was even better in person. Congrats on your 500th post! What a great accomplishment :)

PS - Thank you for your sweet comment about Buttercup. I really appreciate it.

Kaya said...

Ohh, Wow! Every picture is so spectacular!!! I especially liked sunsets on your pictures. The sky is so beautiful with all these wonderful flaming colors.

I also would love to congratulate you on your 500th posts.

You are such a great photographer!!!

Debbie said...

Congrats on 500, that's really amazing, I am so happy to be following along!

Your sunrise images are stunning, I would have loved to be their!

missing moments said...

Such beautiful sunrise! Have a great weekend!

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, these shots are so pretty and peaceful. Thanks for posting! I hope you have a great day as well!

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, congrats on your 500th post!
I always enjoy your shots, Eileen - those are stunning rise moments.

Have a nice weekend too and thanks for dropping by :)

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Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful sky and shore photography!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely pictures
happy SWF

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Emilie's daughter said...

Very impressive, Eileen! It is a dream of mine to spend winter days at the sea. At least I could enjoy the atmosphere with your beautiful photographs! Stay warm! Christa

NatureFootstep said...

great skies all of them. But...what are the bird doing on the side of the rock? Did it fall?
Wishing you a great weekend. :)

afanja said...

First of all: congratulations with your 500th post. It's a great post with that wonderful sunrise.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Ailime said...

Olá, que maravilhosas fotos e imagens desse amanhecer lindo! Poder desfrutar de momentos assim é como um lenitivo para a alma que nos dá um outro alento. Parabéns pelos seus 500 "posts" e muito obrigada pela sua visita. Abraços, Ailime

DrillerAA09 said...

There are some glorious captures here. Very nice work indeed.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That sunrise leaves me breathless!!!!

Laloofah said...

Your sunrise photos are beautiful! I especially love the one fourth one of the silhouetted seagulls at the water's edge, but my very favorite is the last one, of the sun finally making its dramatic appearance between the bands of clouds. I think the clouds really add depth, texture and drama to your photo, and it's why I always order my sunrises and sunsets with clouds! :-)

The Ruddy Turnstone trying to walk on that steep rock face is a hoot! Looks like s/he's part Mountain Goat (or thinks s/he is!). That's a beautiful photo, too, the way the sunlight is hitting those boulders and how you caught that bit of water splashing in the sunshine!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great photos

KaHolly said...

Hi, Eileen, I don't stop by and visit nearly enough, but am glad I popped in today. What a lovely post accompanied by some beautiful photos. Sunrise is my favorite time of day, esp. when I am at the ocean. Have a great weekend! ~karen

xinex said...

Your photos are amazing, simply breathtaking!...Christine

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, What a milestone--500 posts-wow! Lovely photos from your trip to Ocean City--sounds like a pleasant way to spend some time. Have a great weekend. Mickied :)

TheChieftess said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!!! Beautiful sunrise photos!!

Irene said...

I'm so happy to see some more of your lovely OC shots. As I told you, my aunt is living there, close to the Ocean front not far from the Delaware border. Makes me want to go back sooner :o)

The sunrise is stunning, I've seen a few, suffering of jet lag. Walking on the beach before the morning has begun.

Wish you a great weekend, Eileen!

Hugs, Irene

Liza said...

Wonderful shots! Happy sky watching.

Blue and White

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You do have the best getaways ever Eileen! Beautiful scenery, fabulous birding, unique little town and I'm sure good company too. Perfect...thanks for sharing.

Congrats on 500 posts!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful post and very impressive photos! I love the colors in the sunrise photos!

Marie said...

Congratulations! And WOW! What an amazing way to celebrate! The photos are incredible! I particularly love the fishing boat on the rough sea...but those sunrise shots, too. They are all so great!

Joyful said...

First, let me say "Congratulations" on your 500 posts! That is quite an achievement. I've always loved your photos and today is no exception. I look forward to seeing more in future. Have a wonderful weekend. x

Maple Lane said...

Congrats, Eileen, on 500 posts. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos tonight. Have a nice weekend. Mildred

Maria said...

Congrats on your 500th post!

Chris said...

Hi Eileen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Your sunrise shots are amazing!! Congrats on reaching #500.

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, your 500th post; big Congratulations to you♡♡♡
Beautiful and stunning pictures today as well. Awesome one with the sunrise♬♬♬
So sorry for my absence lately, I'm trying t catching up p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

laura.forestdreams:) said...

congrats on your 500th!! wow!!

those are awesome sunrise shots. the clouds may block the view a bit, but they sure do make nice colors! like a watercolor painting! gorgeous!!

OH, and i'm glad we 'met'...i enjoy coming here!

Rohrerbot said...

A couple more birds I have yet to see:) Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones! NICE WORK!

Rohrerbot said...

And Congrats! That's something to celebrate!

sceneoftranquility said...

Congratulations on your 500th posting and a beautiful morning sky here.

diane b said...

Beautiful shots, I can see why you were sad to leave such a nice place.

firaszphotography said...

Very beautiful shots. Especially the sunrise and the bird shots )

eden said...

Such lovely photos. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Have a lovely day always.