Sunday, December 14, 2014

Outer Banks continued

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I hope everyone does not mind but I am still going thru our photos from Nags Head and the Outer Banks, North Carolina.. We had a great time enjoying the ocean, beach and all the birds.. The sunrises and sunsets were amazing, just the kind of trip hubby and I enjoy...all about nature...




Above a Northern Harrier, sunrise, shadow shot, American Wigeon, Song Sparrow, moon.




Sunrise at Nags Head. "Delight in the beauty that surrounds you" unknown author. A quote that hubby and I live by...


In the mosaic above are some Sanderlings on the beach, Great Egrets, White Ibis in flight, GB Heron & Coots, Brown Pelicans on the beach and sunset..



I always enjoy watching  the Northern Harrier. Some Tundra Swans in the distance are feeling safe.



At sunset a few Brown Pelican on the island, near their rookery. It was amazing seeing so many Brown Pelicans! There were more Pelicans then I could fit in one photo.



Just for fun...here is my great-nephew Neill with Santa..I believe this is the first time I have seen him crying..He is still a cutie!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos..

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



 Thanks to Judith 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!

64 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

poor santas scare the kids to death. :)

love the shadow shot.

Linda W. said...

Great photos! No, I'm not tired of your photos from the Outer Banks. A place I hope to visit someday.

Sara D.B. said...

It's always lovely to see beautiful sunsets and interesting birds.
But the best photo this time is the one of your great-nephew!! He is such a cutie!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet little guy! I hope he got a present or at least some candy. Love your amazing photos! Happy holidays, Diane

Jo said...

Hi Eileen I love the Northern Harrier and the sunrise shots. Your post is superb. It's good to see Neil again; sorry that Santa scared him! Have a great day. Jo

Bob Bushell said...

Oh sad baby boy, having to sit on the lap of an old man with a funny dress on, just kidding. Lovely blog you are writing.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, as fotos estão magnificas!
Adorei esse nascer do sol!
O seu sobrinho é um amor de criança, mesmo a chorar...
Abraços e uma boa semana.
Ailime

Sandra said...

the first time i saw Santa, in 1947 or 48 i screamed the house down, that was the last time to... he is adorable.. such beautiful sunsets and love the two shadow people

Phil Slade said...

Poor Neill. Santa can be quite frightening to a child - all that hair and a bright red suit!

I wish I could see more Northern (Hen) Harriers, let alone take photos like that. Great sunsets again.

Have a lovely week Eileen.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots and then a good laugh at the end :)

Mary Cromer said...

I do not mind at all your continuing on with your Nags Head photos...goodness I took nearly 2 months to complete our journey shares. I would love to see a Harrier so close. I got my first photo ops with them this past September and missed the greatest shot, when it flew up in front of our windscreen...goodness~

Snap said...

What a sunrise! Gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing the birds through your adventures. Poor little guy ... guess Santa was too much to take with the Ho Ho HO!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Your harrier photo reminds me that our local wetlands have been neglected so long that invasive shrubs have completely covered most of the wet prairies. I no longer see the harriers coursing back and forth. Sad.

Happyone said...

Lovely photos and beautiful sunsets.
Cute picture of Santa and your great nephew.
I have a couple of my old photos with me crying on Santa's lap too. : )

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e a do Neill com o Papai noel, maravilhosa,rs bjs, chica

Montanagirl said...

Really nice photos, Eileen. Neill doesn't look too happy. lol. I've been derelict in my blogging duties. It's just hard to stay sitting in front of a computer during the holiday season. Don't give up on me!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!Poor Neill ,being scared of Santa!
Gorgeous pictures Eileen!Great images of the sunset the sunrise and those beautiful birds that you saw on your trip!Love the shadow picture!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I really enjoyed seeing the Outer banks for the first time this past summer, Eileen, so I am enjoying looking at your photos. Ther eis much more bird migration when you were there than during the summer. Santa Claus can be scary to a baby--this is a cute photo!

Our photos said...

I don't mind. Your photos are wonderful !

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, what stunning shots of the Outer Banks! It has been several years since I have been there but get to Carolina Beach as often as I can...which is NOT often enough! Have a great week!

George said...

I'm glad you are still going through your photos rom the Outer Banks -- they are all gorgeous. I don't think I would want to leave such a beautiful place.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Gorgeous sunrise and lovely quote. Poor Neill, one of the phases likely where the kiddies make strange.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Missy George said...

I never get tired of your pictures. I just love coastal scenes. I think a lot of children cry when they see Santa. He's pretty scary.

Felicia said...

Love the sunrise images and all your bird photos.

Cathy Keller said...

It's good to be back to visit here and view your lovely pictures. They are always inspiring!!! Wishing you well!! Cathy

Terri Buster said...

Aww- he is adorable! I love your sunrise shot- so gorgeous.

miss-red-fox said...

Such beautiful colours in your pictures! I can't decide which one I like most!

It's funny, I have a similar picture with shadows, taken in Australia, take a look if you like: http://www.miss-red-fox.de/2014/11/ipmk9-ein-flugticket-nach-australien.html

All the best and have a nice week,
Ioana

Bethany Carson said...

A very nice collection of photos!

The happy wanderer. said...

Your mosaics are always interesting and lovely, and I'm sure we're all still enjoying your trip. I sympathize with Neil - apparently I cried too!

September Violets said...

I've been enjoying these photos Eileen. Especially liked the harrier ... what a solid looking bird! And poor little Neill!! Sometimes those trips to Santa are just torture. I could never get my son to sit with Santa. I have one photo of both my kids standing behind Santa while the dog sat on Santa's lap! Wendy x

Brian King said...

Gorgeous area! I love the sunrise and sunset! Poor little fella! LOL!

Stephanie said...

Post away these great images! Love them all!

maryaustria said...

Your mosaics are amazing! Love the sunrise and sunset! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos of the Outer Banks. A place I would love to visit!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The pictures today as usual, are wonderful! Glad you included the one of your Nephew and Santa. Cute! I think I cried the first time on Santa's lap when I was two. Your pictures of the Harrier are great! Neat bird. Have a fabulous coming week!

Debbie said...

What a great group of images!! I really enjoyed the sunrise and sunset, it really is the most beautiful time of the day!!

Poor Neil, he's little yet, he'll get the hang of it!!

Cloudia said...

Your evocative photos make me smell and hear too! I can almost delight in the breezes too. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing Neil too. :-)

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Rajesh said...

Beautiful series of images. The sunrise is gorgeous.

diane b said...

I love the shots from your trip, especially the sun's reflection on the wet sand. Poor little guy is shy of Santa. So cute for us but not him.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful scenic and birds. It is one place I would love to visit.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Gorgeous place to hang out, Eileen. Poor little guy! Our first child was terrified of Santa the first time she saw him. We have a very similar photo. So cute, but so sad at the same time. We never took her little sister and brother to see Santa.

Lynne said...

Love the sun pics . . . and the pelicans. Sorry your nephew went through the Santa terror!
(Cute pic though!)

My name is Riet said...

Your photo's are all so beautiful Eileen. The birds the sun the moon and the sights. Wonderful. Have a nice week

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful collages are this.
I like the sunrise and sunset which are truly sublime.
Best regards, Irma

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love lake shots and sunrises/sets. Beautiful!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shot. Poor nephew :(

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
I am thrilled with those NC photos!
Magnificent sunsets and sunrises, you saw some widgeons, a duck I find particularly handsome!
Poor Neill, he seems to dislike father Xmas! LOL!
Keep well, enjoy your week!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great sunrise for birding!
~

EG CameraGirl said...

AW! I bet your grand nephew was scared! So many pelicans! WOW!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. The moon shot is lovely, as are all of your bird and landscape photos. There are some places that inspire one to take many, many photos.
That little man with Santa is a darling. Hope he soon warmed up to Santa.

Donna said...

I always find it fascinating how some children will cry with Santa...me I was always fascinated and happy with Santa....I for one do not mind your photos ever! Glad you shared them with us...

Fun60 said...

Love those sunset pictures but a special favourite was the one of the harrier hawk.

Laura said...

How beautiful Eileen, this is a place I've always wished to visit… thanks for taking us with you.

mick said...

Great photos - I think anything to do with the sea and birds is very special! The sunrise is extra special!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful presentation of exquisite photos! Love the Outter Banks and you captured it so well!
Santa made me cry when I was that age too ~ He is a cutie!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

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

i love your festive header. so cute. i enjoy the shadow shot. i always wonder why those Santa shots are so popular? i remember one like that of me that has been shown over and over. ( ;

A Quiet Corner said...

Poor little guy...he'll be traumatized for life...unless you take him to enjoy nature...:)JP

Carver said...

You took some fantastic shots from the outer banks. These are gorgeous.

theflutteringleaf said...

Lovely set of images Eileen, that santa shot will be one to remember.

Jill Harrison said...

why would we mind going anywhere with you Eileen with views and sunsets like these!
Oh your poor great-nephew - I understand the feeling - it reminds me of me when I was 4!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and health and happiness in 2015. Thank you for another year of fabulous blogging sharing.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures of the sunrise and sunset. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen! I love all your bird photos and stunning scenery but fell in love with little Neill. I think he is a little younger than my great-nephew (who is 3). I'm betting next year, Neill will be all over Santa Claus, presenting his checked-twice list :) Have a wonderful Tuesday!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Great pictures with sun rise and birds. Amazing number of pelican in the sunset scene,too☆☆☆ I LOVE the last picture of your great-nephew Neill with Santa, cute scared look he has♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't mind if you post OBX pictures every week.. I loved loved loved that whole amazing area so much! Thanks for all the gifts you give us all year round ... Your beautiful photos always and for hosting SC! Merry Christmas to all at your house!

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