Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cape May NJ

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

May 4th....Happy 24th Anniversary to my hubby!

Hubby and I celebrated our 24th anniversary a little early, we headed to Cape May & Atlantic City NJ on Thursday for an overnight getaway.. We had a great time walking around the Cape May beach near the lighthouse and on the trails..



 A foggy lighthouse scene and some scenic views from the park trails and a Yellow Warbler.


 A pretty male Yellow Warbler singing..

 Above one of many Yellow Rump Warblers, Brown thrasher, Eastern Kingbird, Mute Swan, turtle, Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow and Mallard Ducks.



 We saw a lot of the Yellow Rump Warblers in Cape May.



Above is a cute Piping Plover and an American Oystercatcher and some Sanderlings on the beach.



The fog and misty weather was clear before we left the Cape May Lighthouse Park. Hubby and I joke about how the weather always clears up whenever I go on a trip.. Cape May was just the start of our getaway, I will have more photos to share later in the week. Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.


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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!

73 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Delightful photos - love the bright yellow Warbler - and the lighthouse. Congratulations on a great anniversary and trip.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Happy anniversary to both of you!Wish you all the best!What a wondefrul trip you had!!Great shots of the lighthouse,the Yellow Warbler,and the amazing reflection in the water of the swan!!Gorgeous pictures indeed!!Thank you for sharing all this beauty!
Have a happy week!Hugs!
Dimi...

TexWisGirl said...

happy anniversary to you both! love the warblers and the shorebirds!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty

Montanagirl said...

Happy Anniversary! What kind of snake is that in that one collage? He's pretty colorful.

A Quiet Corner said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Did I ever tell you that my SIL/BIL own a B & B in Cape May??? Love the look of your efforts in the collage!...:)JP

Linda W. said...

The yellow warbler is lovely! Nice photo of him. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

Magia da Inês said...

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Fotos encantadoras.

Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
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Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Love the lighthouse, the yellow bird. And that boardwalk too.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, I love the Yellow Warbler, the best.

Beth said...

Happy 24th anniversary! You chose a lovely place to celebrate! The photos are beautiful!

Karen said...

Anniversary congrats, I can see you had a great time. Wonderful pics.

Brian King said...

That's a beautiful lighthouse! Fantastic photo of the Yellow Warbler! Love the shorebirds, too. Happy Anniversary!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Happy 24th wedding Anniversary to you both Eileen - well done!

Beautiful birds and I always love seeing your lighthouses.
In your mosaic the middle pic looks like a yellow snake to me!
My husband always loves seeing your birds and we can't believe how beautiful they are.

We have only a few native birds and the ones brought by settlers are very common Sparrows, Blackbirds, Starlings, Thrush - no pretty Warblers, Chaffinch, Cardinals or Wrens sadly.
The Thrush is my favorite - I love their song!

have a happy week Eileen
Hugs
Shane

Our photos said...

Very nice photos

George said...

I really like your foggy lighthouse photo, as well as the photo of the Yellow Warbler. If you can arrange good weather, we're going to have to coordinate getaways.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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`*.¸.*✻ღHappy Anniversary Eileen!! I wish you many more happy and healthy years! And what a lovely and beautiful place to celebrate!

Naquillity said...

so many beautiful images... that yellow rump warbler stole the show for me... he's a beauty. the lighthouse looks great shrouded in fog. hope all is well. have a great day~

Leslie's Garden said...

The little yellow warbler is so precious! I thought the turtle was a snake, glad you identified it. I love the photo of the lighthouse in the fog...very moody!

Willow said...

These are all fabulous , thanks for sharing them .
I am mesmerized at the sight id that yellow warbler !!!

Merlesworld said...

Happy anniversary.
I like the foggy lighthouse.
Merle.......

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I just love that early in the post shot of the yellow warbler singing!:)

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy Anniversary!! what a fun way to celebrate your big day together. so fun!! i love the lighthouse. gorgeous shots. ( :

Linda Gross said...

Bob and I really need to go back to Cape May. It has been a number of years since we visited there. Nice pictures of the lighthouse and birds.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Happy anniversary Eileen, a little romantic getaway with some bird watching is good for the soul.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, you saw a lot of wonderful wildlife on this trip! I love the lighthouse shrouded in fog. And the yellow bird just pops out--he's beautiful, and I bet his voice is lovely, too.

Happy anniversary!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!
Really enjoy the photos. Would love to get up close photos of birds like that, but I don't move fast enough and have a lack of patience issue. :-D Have a great weekend.

Lynne said...

Look at that singing Warbler . . . perfect picture!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Was typing a comment and it vanished - hope this is not a duplicate. But did want to wish you and your husband a Happy Anniversary! Enjoyed the great photos - Thanks for sharing them with us.
Thanks for stopping by.

Stewart M said...

I do like that mosaic - and the light house in the off has a great atmosphere.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

magiceye said...

Happy 24th Anniversary and wishes for plenty more years of togetherness!!

Irma said...

Beautiful collages, Eileen.
Happy 24th wedding anniversary to you both.
Greetings Irma

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, Happy 24th wedding Anniversary to you both♡♡♡
Wonderful start of your getaway; light house and varieties of beautifully birds♬♬♬ Especially, Yellow Rump Warblers is so pretty(*^_^*)
I smiled that you must be called special way like '晴れ女;a woman brings fine weather'in Japan. We appreciate their luck when together☆☆☆

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Good morning Eileen. Happy Anniversary. Funny that you and hubby went to Cape May for your 24th Anniversary. My husband and I went to Cape May for our 25th! Cape May is such a gorgeous and fun beach town. We loved it. We took our kids there the following summer. They loved it too. Bob and I hope to head back soon. Eileen, I am your new follower. Christa

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Happy 24th Anniversary, and thanks for all the beautiful bird pics.

EG CameraGirl said...

Perfect place to celebrate, Eileen! Congrats on your 24 years!

Sharon Wagner said...

Happy Anniversary!

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

So great animal-pictures!
Thanks for your visit on my blog an the words you left ...
Have a nice day, Frauke

Patricia Hinkel said...

Loving your bird photos. Lovely Mosaics. Happy Anniversary.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Anniversary! Great getaway. Lovely birds as always but today I have fallen in absolute love with the foggy lighthouse photo.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful birds.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Happy Anniversary!

What lovely photos of your trip; love the foggy lighthouse. The birds obviously have no problem flying through this misty marvel. It would be amazing to be able to float through such a scene!

Have a great week!

Poppy

Cloudia said...

How wonderful to see these!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

=^..^= <3

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the yellow warbler and the yellow rumped warbler are both so pretty

Kathie Brown said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen! What a great place to visit! I have never been there but hope to go one of these days!

Fun60 said...

What a great way to celebrate a special event. That warbler was obviously singing in your honour.

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Anniversary and glad you had a great time and got wonderful photos as always ~ Beautiful place and gems of nature ~ Happy Week to you both ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol, (A Creative Harbor)

Alexa T said...

Happy 24th Anniversary, Eileen! Beautiful photo instants (even foggy - weather is changeable in here, also, so don't worry..) and I'm so thankful you shared them with us to enjoyed seeing them! All the best, lots of good health, positivity and many joys for you, hubby and family! Have a great week to celebrate this special event, too!

Happyone said...

Happy Anniversary!! A great way to celebrate.

Al said...

What a beautiful place. I love the foggy lighthouse photo.

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Eileen, a lovely place for you and hubby to celebrate. Loved the photos! Have a great week :)

Rose said...

What a great way to celebrate your anniversary! You have a great start.

Karen said...

A great way to celebrate. Lovely shots. The warbler is darling. Happy Anniversary.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy Anniversary! Cape May is one of my favorite places in NJ. Your photos are terrific! Can't wait to see the rest of your getaway!

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary! What fun to see the lighthouse under different weather conditions. The yellow warblers are stunning - loved seeing these photos.

Pradeepa said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you! Love your photos. What gorgeous birds!

Irene said...

Happy Anniversary, Eileen! The yellow warbler is so beautiful! Hope to visit Cape May my next time in US. Planning a trip in October, not the best time of the season, but better than nothing :)

Wish you a great trip!

Irene

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen and greetings from Menorca. Abriiliant Yellow Warbler photo. Best wishes to you and hubby on your anniversary.

Reader Wil said...


Happy anniversary Eileen! Your photos are so inspiring and inviting to go out exploring nature. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great and sunny week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Serkan Mutan said...

very nice. very beautiful species....congratulations
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Helma said...

Firstly, congratulations on your spouse Eileen, but I read in translation it is the 24th anniversary of your husband. Do you have such a young husband or is it a mistranslation!!

Your blog itself is really great with all these beautiful birds.
Greetings

Carver said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Great shots.

Debbie said...

I love cape may Eileen, what a wonderful spot for celebrating your anniversary!!

Looks like a wonderful trip, seems all the wildlife came out to greet you!! Your warbler image is just amazing, and I think this is the prettiest light house in New Jersey!!

bettyl-NZ said...

Your photos are always awesome, Eileen! Thanks for sharing. Loving the foggy lighthouse.

Wandering Wren said...

Woah - I had to take a taxi to the end of your comments!!! I can see there are plenty ahead of me in the queue to wish you Happy Anniversary.
I will have to invite you on holiday with us, always good to have someone with us that makes the sun shine - what fun we'd have!
Wren x

Ida said...

Happy Anniversary. It looks like a great place in which to celebrate. So many great birds and a wonderful lighthouse too.

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures! I've been to Cape May but we didn't have time to explore much as we had to catch the ferry.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Happy Anniversary! Such wonderful nature photos in beautiful surroundings...Susan

edenhills said...

There's just something magical about a lighthouse. Beautiful scenes. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration. It looks like it started off quite well.

NatureFootstep said...

the yellow warbler seem very happy. :) A great place for birding. :)

Beate said...

Happy 24th Anniversary!! :)
All these pics are amazing, especially the Yellow Warbler. So beautiful!

Maria said...

These are all beautiful, the yellow warbler is wonderful!

Marie said...

The Cape May lighthouse is nice to see. LOVE the Yellow Warbler, the Yellow-Rumped and the Swans. Some great shots.

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