Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday's Walk

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

Saturday's Walk 04/13/14

Wishing everyone a HAPPY EASTER!



Hubby and I visited two places on Saturday morning. The first was a short walk on the Jones Falls trail to the Yellow Crowned Night Heron rookery along the Jones Falls trail in Baltimore.


Above the Jones Falls, the stream runs along side the expressway that takes you into Downtown Baltimore,  some of the habitat of the Yellow Crowned Night Heron rookery. The rookery is located maybe just a half block-block from the Stieff Silver building in Baltimore "Hon" . The bottom left is a light rail train and bottom right is two of the Yellow Crowned Night Herons.
Above is a viewing platform overlooking a small falls on the Jones Falls, some colorful weeds, a bike rack on the trail, garter snake, American Robin, Pink Flamingo and National Boh image see along 34th St.  This street in Baltimore is famous for the Christmas light display on every house on the block..People visit from all over to see the Christmas light display and decorations on 34th St.

I will be featuring the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron and rookery on my next post for Wild Bird Wednesday. I hope you can stop back and see these pretty birds.


I am finally seeing some blooms in our yard.. The daffodils are looking pretty!

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!
I hope you enjoyed our quick visit to the shore and seeing the birds. 

65 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the yellow-crowned! and that cool bike rack, too!

Nancy J said...

Eileen, just such a short time ago, you were in winter mode, and now beautiful golden blooms. Lovely, Cheers, Jean.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with lovely flowers and birds.

Janet Shaw said...

All the photos are lovely but the waterfall is amazing. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, some beautiful photos making up your collages Eileen. Happy Easter to you.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! Nice places to visit. Glad you got shots of the herons!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those herons are so unusual! Looks like they dressed up for Easter! Hope you have a fabulous week ahead! Hugs!

Kay said...

Thank you for virtually taking me along on your walk. The scenery was lovely and I had a very nice time.

Our photos said...

Nice pictures. I love the daffodils !

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your walk. I've been to Baltimore a couple of times, but had not heard of Jones Falls trail. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm there.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a wonderful place you visit!Beautiful birds!!!Great shots!!I like your daffodils!Very preety flowers!Wish you a happy week!
Dimi...

Carole M. said...

another beautiful series, a wonderful walk on a good weather day Eileen ...most enjoyable, and I loved seeing all the daffs

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

And all of the sudden we have spring everywhere, don't we? I love the photos in this post, but I have to admit that I am not looking forward to worrying about snakes being out so early!

PS: I share your dislike of crowds. Yesterday at the tidal basin it wasn't too bad, but we were there before 8 AM, and gone by 10. The crowds were really starting to build because of the weather and the parade--I'm glad I wasn't driving, and thankful to have gotten home by noon! But those blossoms really put on a good show!

The Furry Gnome said...

Can't believe a night heron colony in downtown Baltimore!

Pat said...

Lovely post, starting and ending with those pretty, yellow daffodils.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your walk. Love daffodils - they just say Spring. The Spring flowers are so pretty and welcome- sure wish they lasted longer.
Thanks for stopping by. have a great week.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

beautiful shots, Eileen...things are starting to bloom here as well..daffodils, and forsythia are starting too! :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed your pictures.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wonderful inspiration for you this week Eileen with the addition of Spring flowers everywhere. Stunning yellow daffodils brighten any day!
The yellow crowned night herons are just gorgeous - how wonderful to discover their rookery!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful daffodils. I miss them. I used to see them everywhere when I lived in Atlanta. No one grows them here in central Florida.

DeniseinVA said...

Those birds are so cool Eileen, and I love the daffodils. Wonderful post as always.

Karen said...

Gorgeous daffodils! Lovely collages. The herons are handsome birds.

Linda W. said...

Love your daffodil shots. And the heron pic is nice too. Looks like you are finally getting a real spring. Yahoo!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous shots!

Lorrie said...

Love the herons, and the daffodils are so gorgeous. Happy Easter to you, Eileen.

Lynne said...

Thank you for the spring views, flowers . . .

Bob Bushell said...

Blooming blooms are superb, and the snake, lovely to see.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice walking. Your photos are very beautiful. Wishing you a nice week ahead.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful yellow-crowded night heron, and it sure looks spring now. We went up to 75 degree yesterday :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos, those herons are very handsome

Montanagirl said...

Terrific post! All the photos are really nice, but of course the Yellow-crowned Night Herons photo is my favorite!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Wow; BEAUTIFUL places you visited♡♡♡ Love the Yellow Crowned Night Herons, at first they look really beautiful and I thought they might be an ornaments at the Jones Falls:-)
I'm happy to see that you finally starting to enjoy spring. Thank you very much for the pretty daffodils.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots. Wishing you an enjoyable Easter.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, Looks like you all had a great day. Can't believe that waterfall and the heron rookery is located so close to downtown Baltimore.. Looks like a great place to walk though.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sharon Wagner said...

Nice Spring collage. Happy Easter to you!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Gorgeous daffodils! And the herons are magnificent!
Have a great week!
Jemma

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks like a wonderful place to walk and see bits of nature. The birds are so pretty. I was surprised to see a snake already--not happy to see them!

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

The falls and the surrounding area are just lovely and look like a great place to sit and relax for a while. Your own daffodils are very pretty and a sure sign of spring, which has yet to truly make an entrance here in southern Ontario!

Have a wonderful week!

Poppy

Mama Zen said...

The Herons are gorgeous!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

How was it that you could be so calm as to be able to even remember that you had a camera, let alone taking a picture of the snake?

Alexa T said...

So true that It is nice to see some pretty spring days! Love those series of spring images & wonders, those yellow daffodils and those lovely chickadees birds... Have a sunny, cosy and warm week of Spring till Easter - full of joy and sunny moments!!

Barb said...

Glad it's turning to spring there, Eileen! I felt as though I was walking with you. (Love that red bike rack!)

Sylvia K said...

I do love your beautiful daffodils, Eileen!! Wonderful captures as always and such beautiful colors! Isn't Spring wonderful!!! Hope you have a lovely week ahead!!

Fun60 said...

Spring hasn't come a moment too soon for you. Enjoy the warmth and sunshine and have a good week.

Debbie said...

You visit the most amazing places Eileen, I can feel how much you enjoyed the outdoors!! Great images today, I LOVE the red bike rack!!

Life Images by Jill said...

those daffodils are certainly a happy bright Easter shot of colour Eileen. Happy rambling. Have a wonderful week Eileen and blessings for Easter.

Photo Cache said...

the daffodils are so cheerful, they easily lift us out of the bad mood.

have a good holy week.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, So glad your Daffodils are blooming. Pretty indeed! I really like that shot of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Quite wonderful. Have a great day tomorrow!

Carver said...

Beautiful spring shots. This post made me smile.

mick said...

The Night Heron looks very elegant and the daffodils are just beautiful! Things like that won't grow in my garden - its far too hot!

Jo said...

Dear Eileen, I have such a post for Saturday critters yet I was ill again over the weekend. I am FINE now, and will be joining you again soon. I love your daffodils (we plant ours in winter, amazing, isn't it?) and I love the Yellow-crowned Night Herons. We have (oh yes, I went out birding quite a few times while I was ill, LOL!) just spotted a really exciting lifer, for us and for the Dar Es Salaam birding fraternity! Will post about it tomorrow on Stewart's blog. Hope you're having a really great day. Jo

Indrani said...

All the pics are truly wonderful! Nice collection and presentation.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. What an interesting and varied mix of pictures you gave us today. A good mix of town and country with birds thrown in for free. The herons are beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them soon.

Happy Easter to you and hubby.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely wonderful collages Eileen.

Have a happy Easter!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful pictures! You are a great photographer!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely Spring shots for OWT ~ always a delight ~ love the variety and collage look ~ Great bicycle ~xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful mosaics and I am envious of your daffys! Absolutely lovely. Thank you.

Happyone said...

Love seeing those daffodils.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your daffodils are beautiful, Eileen! Jones Falls looks very pretty and I'd love to see that Baltimore block all lit up for Christmas.

Happy Easter!

bettyl-NZ said...

That seems like a wonderful place for photos! Thanks for sharing your day. I'm sure the signs of spring are a very welcome sight!

Liz said...

It's lovely to see some blooms over there!

NatureFootstep said...

that is such lovely places with lot´s to look at and photograph. :)

Celeste said...

Beautiful daffodils, a true sign of spring :)

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing your springtime walk!

Maria said...

I love daffodils, what a place!

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