Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekend walk_Aug 16th

  I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 


 I am sharing last weekend's walk at the Howard County Conservancy. The Conservancy is a non-profit environmental education center.. They have two locations we visited the Mt. Pleasant Farm located in Woodstock. Md.


  Mt Pleasant is 232 acres of rolling hills, home to 140 birds and other wildlife. There are the historic buildings like the farmhouse, barns, hen house and other outbuildings.



This cute garden decoration..included an Oriole fan... Go Orioles!!!!


We walked around the community veggie and flower garden, lots of birds and butterflies hanging around the gardens..The community garden is fenced in, to protect the gardens from the deer.  I took these shots thru the fence..



I loved this owl carving.. There are trails for hiking and monthly events for the whole family to enjoy.

I will share more from the Conservancy and the gardens which was nice to see the butterflies and native flowers on my next post..



As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new 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!

74 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

neat sculpture! i like the wolf weathervane, too!

Sandra said...

what a beautiful place to visit. and I love that owl and the house that is behind it. like that old barn to. gorgeous butterfly

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed your photos

Happy Sunday

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! That place looks awesome...the grounds are meticulous and I agree, that carving is great. Beautiful arrangement for you mosaics, Eileen!...:)JP

Roan said...

Love the flowers, landscapes, owls, and even the Oriole fan. Nice post!

Brian King said...

Really nice place! I like the owl sculpture!

✿ chica said...

Adorei as flores, a horta, a escultura.Lindo! bjs,m tudo de bom,chica

Cloudia said...

This post feeds the spirit!

Nancy J said...

Lovely gardens, and a surprise at every corner, the owls, one in his house, one guarding the pathway. and when I look at the photos a second time, see new things pop up, The weathered barn, a favourite. Cheers, Jean.

Sue said...

Another wonderful spot to spend the day. I love the owl carving as well. Don't some people just have so much talent!

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the flower garden !

podso said...

Nice photos again! I admire the way you find new places to walk and then share it with us.

Linda Kay said...

I find owls to be fascinating creatures, so enjoyed the pics with them, carving and all. The flowers are beautiful. Nice job for the memes.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like an enjoyable place to visit -thanks for sharing.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Oh I loved that tour you provided us. What a beautiful Conservancy and it did give me just a hint of a fell that autumn's not far away.

Pat said...

Beautiful gardens. I like the wolf weather vane and the owl sculpture.

DeniseinVA said...

Love the live owl and the wooden one :) Great photos Eileen, enjoy your week!

maryaustria said...

A wonderful series of shots! A wonderful place to visit!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a beautiful tour...loved that owl in the first mosaic! :) (everything, but it was my favorite on this round :)

The happy wanderer. said...

What a lovely spot. I like the carved owl too.

Jocee said...

So much to see. What an interesting place.

Michelle said...

I love that owl!

Stephanie said...

Love that wood carving. You find some really unique beautiful areas to visit and take photos of. I do enjoy viewing your series of images.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that owl carving! And the baseball caps are fun, too! We didn't walk this weekend...maybe tomorrow! Sweet hugs!

Grantham Lynn said...

Great shots. The clay figures were cool! I love the Eagle carving. Thanks for sharing.
I linked something a little different on Mosaic Monday.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A great place to photograph birds, butterflies and blooms. I love the weathervane!
Thanks for linking to MM Eileen.

Kay said...

Great photos. Looks like it was a fun walk.

Karen said...

Lovely mosaics Eileen. Lots to see, looks like a great place for a stroll.

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks like a really lovely place to visit and enjoy nature's beauty. Thanks for visiting. Pam

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! Another lovely and beautiful place to visit! My favorites are the owls, both living and carved, what talent!

I hope you've enjoyed your weekend!!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Eileen,

Your photos are wonderful, as usual! You always capture beautiful and interesting subjects. It looks like this nature conservancy is something I would really enjoy visiting. Looking forward to more posts about it. :)

Thanks for your visit; I hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

Denise

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

That's a lovely conservancy. Can't wait to see more.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. I liked that owl carving.

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A beautiful place to visit. Love the owl carving. xo Karen

Jo said...

What an interesting place, Eileen. I love the terracotta-pots-and-cap- surrounded-by-flowers. I always love seeing owls, the one in the enclosure and the carving, great! Hope you're having a good day. Greetings from Jo (now back in Tanzania!)

Noushka said...

What catches my eye is that gorgeous butterfly!
What a beauty it is!
Enjoy your week, Eileen!

Irma said...

Beautiful collages, Eileen.
Nice place to visit, you can make beautiful walks.
I find it quite amazing carvings.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
what a wonderful and colorful weekend walk. Just amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Debbie said...

what a wonderful place!! i always fancy those garden decorations, especially when they have a personal flare!!

gorgeous carving of the owl!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a lovely place to visit!!Wonderful pictures and colages!I like the preety butterfly and the owl!!What a beauty!!Have a happy week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's good to know that beautiful areas like this are being preserved and enjoyed. You could do photos for them!

Karen

Willow said...

Gorgeous shots Eileen .
What a great stroll !

Happyone said...

Pretty countryside. Lovely photos.

Ida said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Lovely flowers and to see the birds like that owl would be delightful. I enjoyed your photos very much.

Sylvia K said...

Enjoyed your photos as always, Eileen! What a lovely place! Beautiful flowers and colors and I love the owl carving! A wonderful stroll indeed! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely montage of photos of nature that you love so well ~ great post for OWT ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

mick said...

Great photos - it looks like a very interesting place to visit. The flowers are very beautiful and I especially like the carved wooden owl.

Magia da Inês said...

。.✿✿°°
Muito lindo... é só verificar pelas suas maravilhosas fotos.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡彡

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

What a treat to see the butterflies and flowers!

Lorrie said...

Looks like a fun place to visit with both beauty and whimsy. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

Al said...

It looks very pretty and well-kept.

Marie said...

What a wonderful place, Eileen! So pleasant and lovely there, and it attracts so many insects and birds I bet! Nice owl sculpture! I love the photos.

I had never heard of Mt. Evans but was so glad we went there! Some fun pictures ahead of that part of the trip!

totakeajourney said...

Looks lovely and you seemed to have had a great time, wonderful images too. Have a nice week.

Felicia said...

beautiful images Eileen. What a wonderful place to have so near your home.

Pat Tillett said...

What a beautiful place this is. Your photos are all so good.

Martha said...

What wonderful pictures of a truly beautiful place.

Micupoftea said...

What a lovely place for an outing! Nice mosaic pics, too. Have a great week :)

Andrea said...

Hi Eileen, i am sure it is nice to walk and enjoy the wide acres of vegetation and fauna in that area. It has also a semblance of the tropics.

ladyfi said...

WHat a lovely outing - still looks very much like summer too!

Lew said...

Interesting place! Love the "who, me?" look on the carved owl.

Photo Cache said...

that looks like a perfect day trip destination.

Fun60 said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit with the flowers, butterflies and birds.

Elaine said...

I love that owl too!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk with us. It looks like real summer overthere. I am afraid that our summer is over and we are going to have autumn soon. The wooden owl is wonderful!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting collages.....and what a great place to visit. First time I've seen a fox on a weather vane!

Happy Tuesday!
Ruby

NatureFootstep said...

my favourite?? The wodd owl. :)

Joyful said...

What a beautiful walk. xx

Dianne said...

What a wonderful visit Eileen So pleased you took us along with you. I've never heard of a Conservancy in Australia Eileen so looked it up in the Dictionary. 🌞

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful wooden carved owl Eileen!!

Mary Cromer said...

What a gorgeous place. Sad to see the beauty of the Barred Owl behind wire like that. I wonder what happened to the beauty...one of my very favorites! I apologize for being tardy AGAIN, should be my name ;)

Helma said...

Very cozy and very nice. Cute garden decoration doing it on your blog also very good:-) Beautiful carvings of the owl and your other photos are also very nice colorfully:-)

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for taking us on the beautiful walk at the Conservancy. It such a wonderful place to be with nature. I enjoyed the lovely flowers and the butterfly. It must be fun to see all thoe birds.

Alexa T said...

In every post since 24 August till today I saw such beautiful details, beautiful flowers, a colorful butterfly, a crescent moon (I'm wishing myself that someday to have the chance to catch one photo instant like yours...)...
Lovely and picturesque images in august 28...blue sky, yellow sunflowers, cute little birds from farm,... a funny owl... all these in fantastique and amazing shots!!
Your photos can depicts so well the august as a month... as bright as a sunflower!! thanks for it...

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