Sunday, June 7, 2015

Susquehanna River trail

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   and NC Sue Wordless  They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.


I am sharing some scenes and wildflowers from our walk on the Susquehanna River Trail.  Our walk was back in early May when the wildflowers were blooming all along the trail. It was a pretty sight, you just had to be there. And of course there always birds to see.


 Like  above the Prothonotary Warbler, a cute Titmouse playing hide-n-seek, Mourning Cloak butterfly, and the Bald Eagles.


The Virginia Bluebells were seen all along the trail..


Some of the bluebells were pink and other shades of purple & blue.


I am not sure of all the wildflower names but I recognize the Virginia Bluebells, ferns and the Trillium. The other I am not sure what their names are, maybe someone can help?


I am not sure of these yellow pretties, they were seen along the Susquehanna River trail. Per Karolina these are called Celandine. Thanks to a nice friend for your id help!


Some wildflowers were tiny white and delicate looking. This plant is known as the Cutleaf Toothwort, edited thanks to Karolina's help.


Above are the Rock Run Grist Mill and views of the Susquehanna River from the state park.




These White wildflowers are the Dutchman's Breeches.


The Prothonotary Warbler, with his bright yellow-orange head and neck. I hope you enjoyed this walk with the bird and wildflowers.

Thank you for visiting and for all the nice comments.. Have a great day and week ahead!

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86 comments:

blogoratti said...

Very lovely photos!

Sara D.B. said...

Oh, Eileen, what a wonderful post! Lovely flowers and beautiful birds.
I believe our Mourning Cloak butterfly is the same species as in Northern America, and I find very interesting that the vernacular name used here means the same as yours. (According to Wikipedia, in Britain it's called Camberwell Beauty.)
Thank you for sharing and have a great week ahead!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I could almost smell the 'bells!!! A delight as always Eileen... YAM xx

Mildred said...

Hello Eileen, These are incredibly beautiful pictures. Such sweet wildflowers but like you, I don't recognize many of them. That is the sweetest orange bird. How unique. The grist mill photo would make a nice note card. Thank you for taking us along on your walk.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen The Prothonotary Warblers are sensational birds! I am glad you sighted and photographed the bright yellow gorgeous bird. Love the pictures. Have an especially nice coming week!

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful. love the pink bells and blue bells and yellow flowers make me happy... a great place to wander, as long as i don't have to pronounce the name River Trail

Suz said...

You take beautiful photographs of birds that I would like to take and I cannot capture with my little canon. It's a joy to visit.

J said...

If your photo of the "yellow pretties" was a quilting fabric, I'd buy 100 yards of it!

Debbie said...

a beautiful collection of images....i haven't a clue on the wildflowers. we rode the bikes this morning and the honeysuckle was unbelievable, it just filled the air with the most beautiful scent!!!

the bells are gorgeous and i really liked the water mill!!!!

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Wonderful walk through nature Eileen :)
I like that cute yellow bird and all the
flowers :))
Have a wonderful Sunday and week to come!

Tinna ✐

Deanna said...

What a beautiful collection of your travels. Wildflowers are so beautiful and I love the Warbler.

Ela said...

What a beautiful pictures !! I love these yellow flowers !!
Greetings

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Can it be a dicentra cucullaria? Happy new week!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very nice shots of all flowers. Great!!
The shot of the mill is very special.

Many greetings,
Marco

Irene said...

Gorgeous blooming fields ... and the warbler looks så cute!

Wish you a great week!

Irene

bailey-road.com said...

Such pretty birds and wildflowers! I love the old mill.

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! I love the Bluebells !

Mama Zen said...

Lovely pictures, Eileen!

Beth said...

Your last wildflower is a bleeding heart or dutchmen's breeches latin name Dicentra cucullaria.

Cloudia said...

You never fail, Eileen, to lift our spirits!







ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=








Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I love bluebells and the variance in their colors. I wonder if they are like hydrangeas and change color depending on the PHbalance of the soil?
So pretty and like how the photos on your sidebar change!
Have a lovley evening,
Jemma

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great pics, Eileen, and it's nice to have friends who can help with i.d.
~

The Yum List said...

There's another name I bet it would be fun to compare our accents in pronouncing. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Very nice images!

Felicia said...

beautiful views, what a great walking trail.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I love the Warbler, what a pretty bird to see! And the flowers would be lovely in any season!! I hope you've had a good weekend!

Lynne said...

Nice pictures . . . pretty flowers . . .

Linda W. said...

The bluebells are pretty!

Gattina said...

What beautiful flowers and birds, must have been a nice walk !

Margaret Adamson said...

wonderful selection of bith flowers adnbir images and I love the Mill.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful walk through nature, beautiful collages and photographs.
Have a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Gunilla Bäck said...

How wonderful! I love the birds and the wildflowers. Have a great week, Eileen!

Gayle said...

Love the stone gristmill.
We visited our local mill and covered bridge yesterday but too much people traffic for photos. Will go on a early weekday.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

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

i love the mill ... we always find those on our travel. .. very cool. i enjoy the orange bird too ... very pretty. looks like a fun trail. i enjoyed so much! ( :

Phil Slade said...

That Bald Eagle nest looks so vulnerable to weather and interference but then I guess no one is going to climb that rickety old tree. I've never heard of pinkbells before, only blue or white. Nice shots Eileen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhhhhhh. Purdy shots all :)

Tomoko said...

Hello!!
I am always surprised to see your various birds in the beautiful nature! Pink and purple bluebells were so pretty!
Have a good new week,Eileen!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love all those lovely wildflowers, especially the Virginia Bluebells. I have never seen so many in one place before! And I'd very much like to see and photograph a Prothonotary Warbler. They are very rare in my part of Ontario.

Mary Hone said...

All of those are lovely!

Missy George said...

The wildflowers are lovely..I can smell them from here..The photo of the Mill would make a very cool postcard..Have a wonderful week.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of flowers and birds. Very nice.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the Susquehanna. I remember once coming across the river and seeing horses running along the bank high above the river. What a glorious sight! Beautiful photos, Eileen.

podso said...

My father grew up along the Susquehanna River so we used to drive along it. Lovely to see the pink bluebells!

ladyfi said...

So many lovely shots of the warbler, eagles and gorgeous flowers! Have a wonderful week.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bluebells are so pretty in the wild - you should see my one and only plant - trampled by a rambunctious chipmunk chaser!
I enjoyed all of the wildflowers you found Eileen and of course the birds and butterflies that are part of the ecosystem there.
Love the fuzzy white chick in your header, I can see how soft the downy feathers are.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Noushka said...

Hello dear Eileen,
Many thanks for your sweet comments on my posts while I was away!
I am always delighted to read you :)
This post is lovely with the mill and the Prothonotary Warbler, what a beauty!
The vegetation is lush and so green and colourful with all these flowers!
just superb!!
Enjoy your day, hugs from France!

Rose said...

I love that warbler at the end! It is just absolutely gorgeous. And love the mill....and envious of the eagle and nest!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty, pretty wildflowers, I think the bluebells are my favorite today. And the warbler....such a beautiful one to top it all off....that grist mill photo is picture post card perfect Eileen.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed the walk thru nature. Sorry, I am of no help on the names of the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by.

Helma said...

You really shows a beautiful mosaic with many beautiful flowers. The mill I find beautiful to see and the prothonotary warbler I do not quite know. I enjoyed again Eileen. Have a nice week.

DawnTreader said...

How lovely. The whole post kind of gives off a smell of fresh air :)

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photography and beautiful presentation!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, colorful captures for the day as always, Eileen!! Love the birds and flowers! Such a delightful place!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty! Have a great new week!!

colleen said...

Love it out in the wild. Those bluebells really ring a happy tune!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

You have some of the most lovely wildflowers and birds in your area.

And the grist mill is delightfully rustic, what a treat to see such a well kept old building.

Jen

NatureFootstep said...

wow, I like the look of he old mill. :)

Giga said...

A wonderful walk among the beautiful flowers and birds. Thank you and best regards.

Gail Dixon said...

The Prothonotary is one of my favorites! Around here it's also known as the Swamp Canary. What a pretty song they sing. Those pink and blue bluebells are simply gorgeous! Thank you for taking us along on the Susquehanna River Trail. :)

karenpezzimentiphotography said...

Great images, I always enjoy your walks, the wildflowers are lovely.

mick said...

What a great place to walk with all those beautiful wildflowers and the birds. The bluebells in shades of blue and pink and mauve are especially beautiful.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

My goodness you see such amazing sights including all the critters and flowers....what a stunning warbler.

Al said...

What lovely flowers, and lots to see there!

Photo Cache said...

Lovely photos. I enjoyed the beautiful mill.

Montanagirl said...

This is a SPLENDID Post! Loved all the bird photos and flowers!

Holly Myers said...

Love the small flowers that usually get over looked. The mill though is great!

September Violets said...

What a beautiful warbler! I love the tiny warblers although they don't nest here, just migrate through in early spring to the northern woods. This looks like a very worthwhile hike for both the flora and the fauna. Enjoy your week Eileen!
Wendy

NC Sue said...

Gorgeous photos through and through!
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/in-memoriam-ling.html

Amy Franks said...

you always manage to take some beautiful photos - nice to see some colour :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk; love the warbler (whose name I won't even try to spell). Beautiful spring wildflowers!

Andrea said...

What i love most in temperate country wildlands are the beautiful wildflowers. They are colorful and flowers are big unlike in our wildflowers in the hot tropics. I love most those blue ones.

Fun60 said...

Spring flowers are just the best. Thanks for sharing.

Bethany Carson said...

The Grist Mill looks like a place I'd love to visit! Enjoyed your shots of the wildflowers and birds!

Wandering Wren said...

Hello Eileen - what a happy walk I've enjoyed with you today, I love the bluebells rocking it out in pink and purple!
Wren x

Birgitta said...

You live at a wonderful place in the world! So many beautiful photos here!

Kate said...

What a great place to walk. Lovely photos!

Adam Jones said...

The bluebells are gorgeous. Love how they form a carpet on the ground.

Life Images by Jill said...

It is amazing to see these wildflowers Eileen. We would think they are "cottage garden flowers" over here. Your wildflowers are so very different to wildflowers you would see in Australia.
I enjoyed the walk with you. Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by this week.

LifeRamblings said...

Beautiful spot. Lovely flowers and birds.

Indrani said...

Wonderful walk you had, lovely pics!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful scenery and flowers! The bluebells look so delicate and pretty.

Tom said...

What a wonderful old mill. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Dianne said...

The walk was delightful Eileen and I do love the little yellow-breasted warblers .... So cute.

Beth said...

The warbler is gorgeous! I loved seeing the flowers too. There is nothing quite like spring wildflowers! Hope your week is going well, Eileen.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Susquehanna River Trail looks SO gorgeous with sweet birdies and butterflies. I especially Love the Prothonotary Warbler; it sure has sweet color, doesn't it♬♬♬ And wild flowers are lovely as well♡♡♡
The Rock Run Grist Mill looks so elegant , I liked it.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America。

Mary Cromer said...

It sure looks like you saw a lot of beautiful and varied flowers as well as that gorgeous Warbler and some good walking in Eileen. Always slow to arrive, yet I do get here~

edenhills said...

Love the bluebells and the old mill, and of course, your bird photography is wonderful!

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