Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chincoteague skies

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

We completed the huge loop on our way home from the Outer Banks NC driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel near Norfolk and then we headed to Chincoteague Island, Va. It was a foggy morning but by the time we made it to Chincoteague the sun was coming out and we decided to stay another night. We had enough points to get a free night stay at our favorite Chincoteague hotel..So I have some more birds and some pretty sky shots for Skywatch Friday to share and of course some fences for Tex's Good Fence party..


Chincoteague NWR Snow geese.



Snow geese and the sunset..


The hotel  is just outside the entrance of the park, we were up early to enjoy the sunrise too.  The Chincoteague ponies were standing along side the road as we drove to the parking lot at the beach..


Sunrise at the Chincoteague beach..


Great Egrets in the distance and a fence scene for Tex's Good Fences meme.


Another shot of the Chincoteague ponies and I see a fence there keeping the horses off the road..But, they still find a way to the road..


Another sky shot for Skywatch Friday.. I though this was a cool scene, a hole in the sky and the jet contrails..


More of the Snow Geese at Tom's Cove, Chincoteague NWR.  I hope you enjoyed my skies and the Snow Geese and the wild ponies of Chincoteague..

Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..
 To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

66 comments:

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of pictures, lots of snow geese as in flight.
The sunrise is amazing.
The hole in the air photo 7 and 8 that is sublime.
Well done !!
Best regards, Irma

Reader Wil said...

I enjoyed all your photos of birds and beautiful skies.Long ago I read "The Snow Goose"by Paul Gallico.I loved it. You have probably read it as well.
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

The happy wanderer. said...

You seem to have a lot more beautiful sunsets than we do. I do like that second photo, and would love to see the Snow Geese. It sounds like a great trip.

DeniseinVA said...

Impressive photos Eileen. I loved all those snow geese and the ponies.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, what a great number of Snow geese!!! It must be quite impressive scene♪ Beautiful view from Chincoteague and I've never seen the jet contrails like that☆☆☆

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

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a huge flock of Snow Geese. They seem to join up with Canada geese here so I see only a few Snow Geese at a time amongst millions of the Canada variety.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

All great pictures Eileen!
Those beautiful sunsets with ponies and more :)
And simply great is that hole in the sky :))
Have a wonderful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Sandra said...

that first shot of the geese is AMAZING... i have only seen maybe 10 in flight and that only twice. the photo with the horses silhouettes i just love. and the hole in the sky looks like a spaceship could drop down right through the hole. fantastic shot... sounds like your trip was awesome.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Holy cow! You made my day. I love clouds. Loved all those shots!

Ileana said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! Have a nice day!

Linda Kay said...

Eileen all the photos are beautiful. But those snow geese flying! Amazing shot.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the first with all those snow geese, what a wonderful sight

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes I did enjoy your sky shots as well as al the other critters.

Montanagirl said...

Super set of photos, Eileen! Love those ponies, the skies, everything! lol. And that "hole-in-the-sky" shot is terrific!!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! awesome skies and beach scenes! love the ponies! thanks for the fences, too!

Bethany Carson said...

That is a lot of birds! Love the sunset!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots!!A sky full of Snow geese!!Amazing scene!!
Gorgeous sunset!!My favorite picture is the ponies at the sunset!!Suberb image!!
Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

Linda W. said...

Lovely sunset pics!

George said...

I enjoyed each and every one of these photos. I'm glad you decided to stay an extra night and could share this beauty with us.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello There, I enjoyed your post today. That looks like such a gorgeous place --and SO peaceful. Glad you got to stay an extra day. Thanks for sharing.

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I do try to read blogs—but just haven’t commented very much lately like I usually try to do. Please don’t give up on me. Hopefully my life will be back to ‘normal’— whatever that is (ha), sometime in January.

I did get a cortisone shot in my knee —which has helped with the pain somewhat. In January, I will most likely have meniscus tear surgery…. BUT—in the meantime, I plan to have a fantastic Christmas —and hopefully get to see my kids/grands… God is Good.

Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy J said...

Every one a winner, but my pick is the ponies at sunrise, the lovely muted shades, perfect. Jean.

Debbie said...

amazing skies Eileen and the first image is spectacular!! that cloud formation is so unusual!!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Snow geese (wow.. they sure fly close together), stunning skies (even a cloud-fence in that last one), horses, and good fences! Can't ask for much more than that :) Thanks, Eileen!

Felicia said...

so beautiful Eileen. image 7 is amazing. I would love to visit here but have not made it yet.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spectacular photos!
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Kerry said...

Misty of Chincoteague was one of my all time fave books as a child, so I love seeing pics of that island!

Ruth Kelly said...

Your photos are marvelous - loved the jet streams with the clouds, the horses, the sunset and all those birds - wow!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

oh, what gorgeous photos, Eileen! What a beautiful place to visit! I was another 'Misty of Chincoteague' fan as a child and it is wonderful to see the actual ponies. The hole in the sky is fabulous. xo Karen

Karen S. said...

Excellent views into your world!

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice. I love the third one !!

Brian King said...

Those are gorgeous shots! I love the horse silhouettes!

Jim said...

Great scenes.
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theflutteringleaf said...

Wow, beautiful Eileen, you must have enjoyed your stay there.

Stephanie said...

Wow so many birds, love the horses and those sky shots!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. I like the first shot.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm so jealous of your trip to the beach. Seeing those horses is on my bucket list. I love your hole in the sky.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great series of photos. I really like the hole-in-the-sky shot... quite amazing!!

lisa lewicki hermanson said...

I have never seen anything like that - flight trails through a whole in the sky - I almost thought it was a reflected puddle !

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
I'm always amazed to see egrets perched in trees. Their feet just don't seem right for gripping tree branches.
Have a great day!
Lea

diane b said...

So many snow geese, Just lovely and so too are the great sunrise shots.

Photo Cache said...

the skyscape is unique. haven't seen one like that before. it almost look unreal.

ak-ut said...

love them all!
merry christmas and a happy weekend to you too :-)

thomas said...

wow! that's such a large flock of geese

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen, the skies are superb.

mumbaiiteanu said...

Lovely set of photos. I love the colored skies and horses.
Thanks for your visit.
Have a superb weekend!

magiceye said...

Lovely captures and the sky picture with contrails is wow!!

ladyfi said...

What a stunning set of photos.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Those are all wonderful shots, but the 7th is my absolute favourite.
Thanks foro sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Happyone said...

Wow that a lot of snow geese. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises and love that contrail sky picture. Very unusual.

Jo said...

Oh those skies are awesome, Eileen. And I love the ponies too. Have a great day. Jo

Valerie said...

A beautiful series of captures indeed, Eileen. That hole in the sky with jet contrails is fascinating! ... and what a lovely gold reflection on the shoreline of that stunning sunrise. Thank you for sharing, visiting and wishing you and yours a joy-filled, safe Christmas.

PlantPostings said...

Fabulous photos! I especially enjoyed that stunning view of the sky with the clouds and the jet contrails! I've always wanted to visit Chincoteague--ever since I read the books about the horses. Thanks for taking us along! Happy Holidays!

Hannah said...

What a nice trip, I like your sunset over the surf, and the sunrise with the colors of the sky reflected in the water. So pretty!

forgetmenot said...

That's a place I have always wanted to go (right after I read Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry). Beautiful photos -- you captured the beauty and peace perfectly. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Mickie :)

Cloudia said...

E- You have a lovely eye! Look how many of us are moved to tell you so!


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Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool photos! The skyview with the eye of contrails is amazing.

Pat said...

You have some amazing shots here. I love that huge flock of geese and the hole in the sky is really unusual-looking. I have always been fascinated by the wild ponies of Chincoteague.

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, I love how you have managed to capture the beauty of this place !! Exquisite and delicate shades!

Phyllis Oller said...

What beautiful skies! Phyllis

David Gascoigne said...

An amazing sky full of Snow Geese. It's an experience I have had a few times and I will always cherish.

Lynne said...

Beautiful Eileen . . .

Jocee said...

What beautiful pictures. That second to last sky shot is amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Incredibly beautiful shots Eileen. The snow geese filling the sky one takes my breath away. And the ponies bad beautiful scenery are wonderful .. And bring back such good memories of our wonderful trip there. Just such an amazing area.

Liz said...

Gorgeous skies and landscapes Eileen!

Helma said...

Have a fantastic photos Eileen, but the air in photo 7 I find very special! Never seen such a sky!

pattisjarrett said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen!

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