Thursday, June 11, 2015

Centennial Lake

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences NF Trees and bushes
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

A pretty blue sky and another great weather day. Hubby and I decided to take a walk around the Centennial Lake in Clarksville  located in Howard County Maryland. They have 2.6 mile paved pathway around the lake.  You can see below the lake, boat rentals and my fence shot for Tex's Good Fence meme.


And do I need to say it is known to be a real birdie spot for the local birders. So hubby and I get our exercise and I get to do some birding at the same time. The trail has some pretty views of the lake, forest and the birds.


Birds seen at the Centennial Lake: top row Canada Geese, Pied-bill Grebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, second row: Palm Warbler. Bottom Row: Black & White Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Kingbird.


Pretty view of the lake sparkeling and the clear blue sky.


A cute Yellow-rumped Warbler seen off the trail.


A blooming redbud tree and the pretty sky for my Skywatch Friday entry.


Another fence scene and a section of the trail that goes around the Centennial Lake. I like the shadow captured from the fencing on the bridge.


A pretty scene along the trail, with the redbud tree and the bench.


A cute Palm Warbler stopped just long enough for me to snap his photo. I hope you enjoyed our walk at the lake, my post and photos. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences and NF Trees

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday. Also thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees and bushes.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..



105 comments:

Giga said...

A wonderful walk. Beautiful lake, wonderful birds. Blooming pink tree, with its bench and forest on the back of this pretty sight. Regards.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
what an outstanding place! Love the shot of the lake sparkling and have a fondness for bridges... Lovely selection again &*> YAM xx

Mary Cromer said...

Another beautiful place that you have shared. I am thinking we will visit a lake in KY soon and take the dogs with us. Those Yellow Rumped Warblers are just the most daring wee ones~

✿ chica said...

Que beleza,Eillen!Adorei tudo por aqui! bjs, chica

Margaret Adamson said...

Well you were killing 2 birds with one stone when you decided towalk round the lake adn youmnaged to get lovely shots of the birds adn fences.

A Quiet Corner said...

Love that Yellow Rumped Warbler! So nice to get out to a place like that!...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

A great place to get exercise and as well as see birds. You must be a "bird whisperer" to get so close to the warblers!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the last image of the Palm Warbler....and the collage of birds you shared today Eileen. Bud and I do the same thing, get exercise AND bird at the same time. Except for these really HOT months. That's when birding is nearly nil around here.

That sparkling lake ....... so, so gorgeous.

Cranberry Morning said...

Eileen, these area all beautiful, but that fence with shadows is so inviting.What fun to walk that trail!

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i wish redbuds would last longer ... the go away so quickly. great springy shots. ( : enjoy your Thursday, Eileen!

Gayle said...

Love the yellow rumped warbler.

Linley S said...

Delightful pics Eileen, that redbud is beautiful. You always manage to capture the birds in such detail.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, what a pleasant area for a bird walk. Thanks for sharing.

Mascha said...

Have enjoyed your walk in pictures, the birds are all unknown for me... The bridge with the shadows is a especially great photo!
Greetings from Germany

Christine said...

Just beautiful! Great for birding and exercise combined as you say! Can't beat a day like that! Enjoy!

Sandra said...

that yellow rumped warbler is adorable and i love the shadow on the bridge and the red bud trees. so pretty....

Karen S. said...

Oh my, what a dreamy opening photo, I'd love to spend the day there! The lone bridge is my other favorite, as are all your nature scenes! Lovely skies throughout too. Enjoy your day, it's almost the weekend!

Happyone said...

I really enjoyed your walk around the lake. That is the lake I used to walk around every morning. I lived 1/2 mile away. I have so many memories from there. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. : )

Debbie said...

the redbud is one of my favorite tree's, ours bloomed a while back!! you really did hit the bird jackpot, lot's of wonderful images!!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed the walk. Beautiful place. Pretty warblers.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Eileen, Love your gorgeous shots of fences and beautiful blue skies. My favorite is the lake sparkling in the sun with the clear blue sky. Beautiful birds too. Love the sweet Warbler.
Have a wonderful day! CM

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that bright blue sky and the pretty trees blooming. Sure makes you want to get out on the water. Love your sweet warblers, too! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Gillena Cox said...

that tree is so pink and pretty, very much like our Pink Poui here in Trinidad and Tobago

have a nice Thursday

much love..

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! love the blue sky and water. the pied-billed always makes me smile. miss our winter guests (too many whistlers, i suppose). sweet butter-butt and pretty bridge scene, too!

handmade by amalia said...

I so enjoyed this walk. I breathed the fresh air, got a little exercise, some nice company, and all while sitting at my computer :-)
Amalia
xo

Lynne said...

Nice fence over the water . . . Shadows too! Looks like the perfect walking trail!
(And your birding pics are always wonderful!)

Rose said...

I love that last shot of the Palm Warbler...and the lake looks so inviting! I would love to have a place like this to go walk.

Andrea Priebe said...

It must have taken forever for you to cover that 2.6 miles. Step, step, snap, step, step snap. Too many beautiful photo ops for an exercise walk. All of them are wonderful ... a lot of tree shots that would be good for NF Trees and Bushes. Your fence is nice and works for Good Fences, but I was off enjoying Red Buds and Birds instantly. Great post, Eileen ...

Andrea @ FRom the Sol

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - A lovely walk you had! Really nice photos, and I especially like the shadow of the guardrail on the bridge!

Mary Hone said...

What a great place for a nice walk. I love all those birds!

Penelope Postcards said...

The bench looks like such a pretty place to sit with the pink blossoms overhead.

ThreeOldKeys said...

What a beautiful place to walk and enjoy so many different birds. Your photographs are enticing ... I'll have to look up that park!

Tanya Breese said...

gorgeous photos...such a pretty place to ride a bike! have a great day :)

Back In Thyme Primitives said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing! The lake is absolutely beautiful.

Linda W. said...

Cute shot of the yellow rumped warbler! The blooming trees are very pretty.

Irma said...

Beautiful place to walk, Eileen.
Purple tree is really great to see.
I love the yellow rumped warbler.
Best regards, Irma

Paula said...

The water in the first picture looks as if it would be refreshing to some tired feet. We're having hot days now here in south Texas. Your bird photos are beautiful.

Felicia said...

some beautiful scenery around the lake.

Gwen said...

that little bridge setting is gorgeous. Oh how I'd love to experience it, first hand. :)

ladyfi said...

WHat lovely shots!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Great bird photos and really lovely, delightful, refreshing views!

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

It's so beautiful there! I would have loved
to join you on that walk :))
Love the scene with the pink tree and the bench :))

Have a great day!
Tinna ✐

Linda Kay said...

Lovely birds, but what a wonderful crystal clear blue sky!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic shots of the birds Eileen.

Ida said...

Such a lovely post. The lake area is so pretty. I really liked the shot going over the bridge. Also the variety of birds. I think if I were a bird I wouldn't want to have "rump" as part of my name like that cute little Yellow Rump Warbler!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I could imagine a lazy day on the lake, that sounds like fun!

Andy said...

Looks like a wonderful walk. :)

Nancy J said...

Sit a while, a lovely peaceful spot, with a shady tree shining red above, enjoy the birding opportunities, and walk the bridge, love those shadows.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Another perfect walk in your little piece of Paradise.

carolann said...

Beautiful photos.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love your warblers, Eileen. I so seldom see these birds.
~

Tom said...

Great red buds, mine are dead buds this year. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Karen said...

A pretty little lake, lovely scenery and fantastic birds!

barbara l. hale said...

Looks like a beautiful day. And what a great variety of birds! Wonderful!

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, every image is just beautiful and oh so peaceful! I love redbud trees in bloom and look at the water sparkling! You really got some great shots! That Palm Warbler is precious! You, my friend are a great photographer!
Nancy
xo

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic images .. That variety of birds!!! .. Good work

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wow what a beautiful selection of birds at Centennial Lake. It is a lovely spot. Nice fence shots. B

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, as always, Eileen!! Looks as if you had glorious weather as well!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful place with Redwoods blooming. I especially like the Palm Warbler. They are so bright in comparison with the Western subspecies we have all winter here in Florida.


FOREST SNAPPER said...

I like the shadows on the bridge photo.


peter

Romi C said...

I especially like the photo of the bridge.

carol l mckenna said...

What a place and gorgeous shots of our feathered friends ~ You always have wonderful photos and presentation of them ~ thanks!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Amy Franks said...

gosh you do get to visit some lovely spots, I really like the photo of the pink tree :-)

RedPat said...

What wonderful warbler shots you got - I have a hard time even seeing them in the trees. This looks like a wonderful spot!

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! Love the fence with shadow !

Missy George said...

Cute Warbler..Love the Red buds..Hope you had a good day..Hot!!

Lew said...

Beautiful spot and some great shots of the birds!

Jim said...

Beautiful.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, Beautiful birdies and scene from Centennial Lake in Clarksville♪ Isn't the yellow spot on the head of Yellow-rumped Warbler so LOVELY♡♡♡ Your precious finding of birds are always Surprise for me :-) Beautiful scene of fence and the redbud tree , Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The redbud tree shots are beautiful! Have a great weekend.

Photo Cache said...

What beautiful shots as always, but I'm in love with the 2nd and 3rd to the last images.

Worth a Thousand Words

Pauline W said...

That must have been a most enjoyable walk with so many lovely sights to see - and photograph. I stopped and took a deep breath when I saw the sparkling lake; that's a great shot, really drew me in. I also really loved the image of the bench under the pretty pink tree. And the last shot of the little bird amidst the tangle or twigs. Terrific post!

bailey-road.com said...

What a perfect day to visit the lake - great weather and right on time for those lovely blooming trees. I love the image of the sparkling water. You were able to see and photograph a quite a variety of birds too.

Lois said...

What a nice walk! I love seeing the little Yellow-rumped Warbler. I occasionally see them in my back yard.

Linda said...

I like the birds and that great shadow on the bridge.

September Violets said...

What a pretty lake! You saw some nice birds there, most of which are in our area as well. I haven't seen any warblers (but one) this spring. I usually see the myrtle warbler at the very least. Miss them.
Wendy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HI Eileen! The Palm Warbler sure is a cutie--What a lovely place for you to enjoy and for the birds to call home!

Cloudia said...

Nature!







ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Looks like my kind of lake. I miss living on the lake but am glad not to have Mosquitos. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shots! IT gives happiness in us when we see all these picks...

Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a pleasant walk, Eileen, and how many wonderful views!
Happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and cute birds by the lakeside.

Liz said...

What a fabulous park!

lina@women perspective said...

That's a wonderful place, Eileen.
Lots of things to see and capture!
Enjoying your various shots :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely place fora walk and such great birds too!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
What a pretty walk, you and your husband must have enjoyed the outing so much! I agree this little Yellow-rumped Warbler is absolutely a doll!
Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend,
Jemma

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, pretty pictures, I like this centennial lake !! Happy weekend!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Neat birding photos, the trees, and Centennial Lake. I love the view of the lake sparkeling and the clear blue sky! Have a great day!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful scenes around the lake. You have a good weekend too.
MB

LifeRamblings said...

A lovely walking trail. Beautiful views.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning photos!!

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots of the landscape and the spring colors.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Halcyon said...

This has been a fantastic walk. I especially love that palm warbler... he's so colorful!

Joyful said...

What a a lovely place for you and your husband to take a walk. Just my kind of place and you get to see some wonderful birds. Great shots!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful Lake and good scenery by the lake. I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very nice photos, Eileen.
I particularly enjoyed the Warbler and the Redbud flowers against the lovely blue sky.
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous place for a walk.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A lovely walk around the pretty lake. I love all the birds.

amo sin blogg said...

Thank you for letting me be part of your wonderful trip :)

thomas said...

will be nice sitting under the red bud tree

NatureFootstep said...

Lovely place. Fences and trees. :)

Thanks for linking up with Trees n Bushes :)

✿ chica said...

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Que fotos maravilhosas! E que privilégio poder fotografar esses pássaros.
Abraços,
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pattisjarrett said...

Lots of wonderful shots. You never disappoint! You got the perfect angle on the fence shadow on the bridge. The redbud is pretty against the sky.

David Gascoigne said...

Wow, looks like a great variety of birds there.