Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ocean City-Assateague Part 2


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

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing more from our May trip to Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island.



We started our morning with the sunrise from the beach in front of our hotel.


The full moon will be setting, seen from the beach. It was a pretty colored moon.


Beach fence is buried under the sand. As you can see we had the beach to ourselves.


Assateague boardwalk and trail. For Tex's Good Fences, I hope the shot above counts as my fence entry.


I am not positive but I think above are the Royal Terns. I was also thinking they could be the Caspian Terns, but my field guide shows a bit of black on the Caspian bill. One Tern on the left side has a thinner bill.


The trail with a view of the sky and way in the distance is one of the Assateague wild ponies.


A closer view of the pony. On this Anniversary trip we saw the Chincoteague wild ponies and the Assateague wild ponies.


A Green Heron seen at Assateague Island.


We walked on a few trails that included a boardwalk. I like this view of the trail, sky and tree.


Some of the Assateague Island birds we saw on the trail and in the forest. Large image is the egrets, top right is the Tricolored Heron, Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Willet, and bottom left is a Eastern Towhee we saw in the woods.  I hope you enjoyed my post and images. And as always thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. Have a happy weekend!

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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 happy day and weekend ahead..

94 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the boadwalks with thier hand railing. Loely sunrise and of course wonderful Moon shot. Love aeeing all the great birds in this post wspecially the Green Heron. Have a great day.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Great shots, love the moon.

Tomoko said...

Wow,,,!Your world always amaze me. Beautiful sky and the sand beach and the birds!!

Giga said...

I would like to also have the beach all to myself :). Walk along the promenade was wonderful, beautiful views, birds and wild horses, his charm. Regards.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful scenery and a spectacular sunrise, I long to see it, when we go to sea.
Have a good day.
Besos.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Great shots!! Wonderful the colors of the Sunrise.
Shot 3 of the beach is amazing too. Nice post.

Many greetings,
Marco

Tom said...

Eileen, what fabulous shots! Tom the Backroads Traveller

✿ chica said...

Cliques maravilhosos e adorei a lua! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Maggie said...

Love the beach & boardwalk shots, just look at those homes in the background.
The area reminds me very much of Hilton Head Island but this beach is prettier, like driven snow!

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos !

Mascha said...

Thank you for the walk on the beach.
So many gorgeos birds!
Greetings from Germany

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
another outstanding array!!! i adore the boardwalk shots... but that first one of the sun is beautiful... YAM xx

EG CameraGirl said...

I especially love the Green Heron photo - I haven't seen one yet this year. ;)

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I envy you for having all that beautiful beach with white sand all for yourself! White sand! Mine is more grey over here :(

And I love the sunrise and that gorgeous moon picture. And the pretty landscape around the board walks. And I love the terns, they wear funny hats :))

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

magiceye said...

Superb images as always!!

Sandra said...

I would love to see those wild ponies and that first photo I thought Great Balls of Fire.. beautiful.... i might not be able to walk on the boardwalk that has no railing... i get dizzy with no sides.. it is beautiful. i might could walk it if Bob held my hand..

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful photo of the sunrise over the ocean! That white sand is so neat--it almost looks like snow! Nice boardwalk as well.

Latane Barton said...

A nice visit to the beach. And, yes, that almost hidden fence counts on here.

Andy said...

I have heard Assateague Island was a nice place to visit and your pics make it inviting.

TexWisGirl said...

love the black-bellied plover. better a beach fence than a snow fence! that is some white sand! love the ponies and adore those terns!

carolann said...

Fab pictures!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great fence and sky posts Eileen. Love the buried fence on the lone beach. Your bird shots are incredible and the boardwalks are a favorite. Adore the wild ponies! You are so talented with your camera.
Have a great day. cm

Mildred said...

These are lovely photos. I love that sunrise and the moon shot. Great fences too. Wishing you a wonderful day, Eileen.

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shots of the area and the sky!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, wonderful photos! I feel like I've just had a little vacation! Maybe someday I'll get to really visit Assateague Island.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great set of pics, Eileen. How wonderful to have the beach to yourselves!
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

That's what we need around here...wild ponies.

Andrea Priebe said...

Both fences work for me as do all of the other photos. Are you taking these with your SX40? I still am having a probem getting used to mine. My eyesight isn't good enough to spot things in the screen so I can zoom in on them and I am also terrible at locating the right place once I do zoom. Otherwise, when I do get a good picture, it is great. I love the camera and assume it is just going to be a learning process for me. Great series, Eileen ... love the ponies, especially. You do get to travel to some nice places.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of images.
Wonderful the colors of the sunrise.
I love the moon.
Bet regards, Irma

Tanya Breese said...

how lucky to have that big beach all to yourselves! beautiful photos! have a great day :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful views!

bailey-road.com said...

I love the boardwalk. How nice it must have been to have that pretty white sand beach all to yourselves. Great shot of the full moon.

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

i hope it is ok to love part 2 best? so gorgeous!! what a beautiful area. so so lovely. have a happy day! ( :

J said...

Nothing but peace and solitude! Pure bliss! What everyone needs in their lives, but what there is so little of so often! I feel like I'm the only one on the planet when I look at these!

Rose said...

Wow, I need to be your traveling companion...you sure get some great photos. Really love that beach fence!

Gwen said...

great photos!! Thanks for sharing!

Karen S. said...

What a marvelous way to begin the day, and to spend it out and about such lovely nature moments. Your captures are just wonderful.

What Karen Sees said...

If all these images were taken in one day, then what a beautiful day you had!!! I especially love the spectacular sunrise!

Mama Zen said...

What gorgeous shots! I love that beach sand.

Ida said...

What a truly lovely trip this must have been. These photos are so pretty. That sunrise is gorgeous (I hardly ever am up that early) so I miss out on sunrises. - Loved the beach fence buried in all that white sand. The boardwalk is so neat and such a great way to view the scenery. As always some great bird shots, I like waterbirds, they are so different from inland type birds.

Marie C said...

Oh that white and beach with the beach fence! Takes my breath away! Great views of Ocean City, and of the beautiful sky & moon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful Eileen -- and just incredible that you had that beach all to yourselves ... the right time of year to be there for sure, but I'm wondering why all the world doesn't go there then!!!! (I wish I could.)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Great shots Eileen, I like this boardwalk (7) I think it reminds be of a poem.
Also, the moon-oh the moon!
Happy Thursday,
Jemma

ak-ut said...

so so beautiful, all of them !
happy weekend :-)

amo sin blogg said...

Wonderful pictures.

Happey weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and fantastic captures as always, Eileen!! Love that moon!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a beautiful weekend!!

thomas said...

Another great day after a beautiful sunrise

carol l mckenna said...

Boardwalk shot reminds of mine on Jekyll Island ~ Great sunset shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! I love the Sunrise !

Lois said...

Wonderful pictures! I have always wanted to visit Assateague Island.

Missy George said...

nice pictures..very summery..love the sun sparkling on the water..

Amy Franks said...

gosh you got to visit such a pretty spot, I love the beaches and skies :-)

Cloudia said...

I SO love hanging with You!



ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
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Photo Cache said...

You captured a wide area of photo subjects with such expertise. Love the images.

Worth a Thousand Words

Magia da Inês said...

♬✿゚。ه
Mais uma vez: imagens muito, muito lindas!!!
Bom fim de semana, com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
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Happyone said...

Love that white beach shot. And always love your moon shots.

Pauline W said...

Wonderful fence and sky images. Love the buried fence in the pure white sand on the isolated beach. That must have been a great trip. The sunrise is lovely and I love the wild horse.

Felicia said...

such beautiful scenery. love the buried beach fence.

LV said...

A perfect place to enjoy some time. You do so well with your post and visits. Do not know how you do it.

Janey and Co. said...

These are beautiful shots....and a terrific beach!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great place to visit. I've been wanting to see them ponies for a long time.I love especially your sun and moon shots.

Al said...

Lovely shots - I especially love the sand-covered fence!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous moon shot. You visited some really neat places with all kinds of birds to see.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
The first photo is outstanding.
The rest are great too. I am fascinated by the trail system. Very impressive collection of birds too.
Looks like you went to a great place for a 'stroll' :)
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Lynne said...

Great fence shot somewhat sand buried . . .
Great pictures Eileen . . .

Linda W. said...

What a lovely sunrise! You captured it perfectly.

lina@women perspective said...

Great varieties. Enjoying your shots, Eileen.

Indrani said...

Wow! All of them so well taken.
Have a great weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a scenic place. Adore that moon and the green heron looks amazing.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a beautiful place! Love the sunrise, the moon, the pony and all the beautiful birds. I really like the terns. Those are some impressive residences across the water!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty spot in our country, Ocean City is!! I think today your image of the beach fence is the best with the gorgeous, clean sandy beach!!!

Linley S said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip you must have had. Beautiful shots Eileen

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the sunset, the moon, the beach and the birds.
Best regards, Synnöve

David Gascoigne said...

That is a great shot of the moon, Eileen.

Gattina said...

Love your moon pictures !

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, These are some neat pictures. Wow, that beach fence is almost covered up ... cool picture! Sure like the sky photos too! Have a great weekend.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosas fotos, a praia com areia branca e fina é chamativa, bom fim de semana.
AG

Debbie said...

i can almost feel the warmth...of that beautiful white sand and that gorgeous setting sun. life is awesome!!!

Jo said...

Wonderful sky, fence and bird photos, Eileen. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Jo

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

What a captivating sunrise and then a moon shot! The deserted beach looks almost like a moonscape. Great photos of the horse and all the waders. Now catching up with correspondence upon returning from our 55th Anniversary trip to the Canadian Rockies via rail from Vancouver. Thanks for visiting my blog in my absence!

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! And a fantastic birdlife :-)) Happy weekend!

fredamans said...

Beautiful collection. The moon shot is incredible!

Black Jack's Carol said...

A belated Happy Anniversary to you, Eileen! I had missed that that trip was an anniversary celebration. Such beautiful skies, and that moon is spectacular! Love the wildlife shots too. I have only seen Caspian terns once, but believe you are right that the terns in your photo may be Royal. Hope to link up with you tomorrow. Have a wonderful evening!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Great beach and bird (and fence) views! Have a really great weekend!

Happy@Home said...

All of your photos are beautiful. The first one makes me want to hop in the car and head to the beach. Gorgeous! Thanks for your recent visit and input on fitness routines.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This beach is gorgeous with its white sand! Great shots of all the wonderful wildlife!

Brian King said...

Beautiful beach! The heron is always a favorite!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful sunrise shot, and cool that you had the beach all to yourself!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos from the beach. My favorites are the sunrise and the pony.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

All wonderful views!
Happy weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

such a great place to visit. I love the white sand and the row of poles creating a line on the beach :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, GORGEOUS moon photographs and the the boadwalks are wonderful☆☆☆ 
Herons are the birds I can see (mostly in the rice paddy) and NOT Green Heron:-) I wish I could see one, Dear friend!

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

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a brilliant moon shot. Assateague looks like a beautiful place. Love the boardwalk and that sand / sky shot is so tranquil.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The birds and ponies are wonderful . And your sky shots are incredible!