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:

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

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  2. The sunset photo is beautiful.

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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. ( :

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

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. happy 500!
    that sunrise is fantastic.

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  13. Beautiful pictures you show here.

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. WOW! Beautiful colours in that sunrise series!

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  18. Oh, what a gorgeous place. Lovely lovely shots.

    And congrats on your 500th post!

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

    happy WW =)

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. 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

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  23. Lovely shots. Congratulations on your 500th post!

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. Awesome photos!
    Perfect post for SkyWatch!

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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!

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  30. Stunning sunrises for your 500th post!

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

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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!!!

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  34. 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!

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  35. Such beautiful sunrise! Have a great weekend!

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

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  37. 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 :)

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2012/12/sky-watch-work-of-art-in-sky.html

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  38. Beautiful sky and shore photography!

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  39. 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

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  40. 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. :)

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

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  42. 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

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

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  44. That sunrise leaves me breathless!!!!

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  45. 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!

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  46. 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

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

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  48. 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 :)

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

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  50. 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

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  51. 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!

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

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  53. 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!

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  54. 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

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

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  56. 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

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

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  58. 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*

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  59. 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!

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

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  61. And Congrats! That's something to celebrate!

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

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

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

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  65. Such lovely photos. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    Have a lovely day always.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen