Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hashawha Nature Center

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 some photos from our walk at a local park called Hashawha Nature Center.


An Eastern Bluebird sky seen during our hike at the nature center. For my Skywatch a pretty blue sky on a beautiful summer day!


My hubby is amazed I can find the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds perched high above us as we are hiking.


For Tex's Good Fences, this was a fence scene from along the trail. It is an old homestead, they have this cute garden that is very well cared for and these gorgeous roses inside the fenced area.


I loved seeing the Bee Balm growing wild along the trail.


In the mosaic above, top row: an Indigo Bunting, daylily, House Wren, Middle row various dragonflies, bottom row: waterlily and various wildflowers.


Back at home this is a view of some neat cloud formations. More happy clouds just floating free. I hope you enjoyed our walk, the birds and the flowers. Thanks for stopping by and for all 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

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..

89 comments:

  1. Simplesmente maravilhosas! Os pássaros nos fios , as flores, tudo! bjs, chica

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  2. The first shots remind me of the song "Bird on a Wire." Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. I see the nice garden fence with the shadows and all.
    The other photos are great as well.
    The cloud formation almost looks like someone flying towards the skies, in a upright position - neat!
    Have a Beautiful Day, Eileen!
    Peace :)

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  4. My goddness Eileen, what an array of interesting pictures!
    I admire the dragonflies with such colorful wings!!
    Great post :)

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  5. These are wonderful photos from your walk. I enjoyed seeing the birds and flowers and that sweet fenced in garden. Have a great day!

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  6. Wonderful pictures.

    There are many prompts, I enjoy that you have combined several.

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  7. Lovely walk! At last a sky like a waterfall...
    Have a great time

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  8. Love your mosaics today! So much to look at and enjoy!

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  9. I don't really see them here...I'm not sure if we get them this far north.

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  10. I am also amazed you found that hummer. Love the mosaics!

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  11. Lovely mosaics! I think the Bee Balm is very pretty. The sky shot looks like waterfall from the sky!

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  12. The Bluebird somehow looks different from that angle, but whatever the pose it is a gorgeous little bird!

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  13. Oh yes Bird on a Wire hello there! That is one lovely garden and what a gorgeous day! In fact every photo is remarkable with it's lovely summerness!

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  14. sweet birds perching along your hike. i like the old homestead and pretty garden. thanks, eileen!

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  15. All wonderful pictures Eileen :)
    As always ;)
    Love the pictures of the old homestead
    with that cute little country garden :)
    And I think you forgot to turn the sky
    picture upright - tilting my head to the
    left it looks more natural ;) :D

    Have a happy day Eileen!
    Möwe

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  16. Birds, bees, flowers, dragonflies, and an interesting fence,too!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  17. i hope i will get to see some bee balm this year. i think i found a bit last year. i will have to be on the outlook. very cool. love wildflowers. ( :

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  18. Beautiful mosaic and flowers around the fence. Sky watch pictures are fantastic.

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  19. I love all your insect and flower pics! It's always special when you spot a hummingbird.

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  20. Lovely mosaics. Lots to see and to enjoy viewing.

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  21. Boa tarde, as fotos são esplêndidas e reveladoras de lindo locais, gosto muita da foto do colibri, acho-a fantastica.
    AG

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  22. I did enjoy your post and I think it is amazing that you spotted that hummingbird.
    Very pretty clear blue skies.
    Your mosaics were wonderful. The flowers are so pretty and that was such a cute garden area with the little picket fence.

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  23. Your photos are always so good. I enjoyed these...
    Hope you have a great rest of the week...

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  24. Gorgeous photos once again, Eileen! I just love pouring over them and seeing the details you manage to capture!
    Have a great day!

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  25. I love your collage although the whole post is lovely

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  26. Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the quaint fences on that homestead property. The birds are always a sweet treat to see...

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  27. Lovely mosaics indeed, as always, Eileen!! Beautiful colors and wonderful skies!! And, as always, thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  28. The bird character on the wire in the first photo is wonderful. And your collages are so beautiful.

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  29. all are so cool, but the last one with the cool clouds kind of looks like a scorpion upside down lol.
    ~Lisa

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  30. Always glad to go on your walks with you. Cool seeing that hummingbird perched. Great pics all around!

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  31. Beautiful pictures! I especially enjoyed the pictures of insect :-))

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  32. This is so unique to catch a hummingbird still even for just a moment. The photo where clouds are freefalling like a waterfall is also an interesting capture. :)

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  33. Hello Eileen!!
    Wondrful pictures of this beautiful park!!Amazing beauty!!
    Lovely birds and preety wooden fences!
    I really enjoyed your walk!Thank you for sharing!
    Dimi...

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  34. An interesting and full post. Beautifully done with great shots.
    MB

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  35. Looks like a wonderful area, beautiful photos.

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  36. I would love to see a hummer and the Eastern Bluebird is a sight to behold. Gorgeous flowers to Eileen. Thanks for sharing them and have a great day and a happy weekend.

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  37. Wow, that's a nice series ! I love the Dragonflies !!

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  38. Beautiful photos, some of which must have been very hard to capture. Dragon flies are special.

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  39. Those are interesting clouds. Great photos, as usual. :)

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  40. Interesting post. I agree with your husband. I don't know how you saw that hummingbird either. The last photo of the clouds is amazing . What a wonderful place to take a walk. Taking a camera along is a must! Wonderful collection of pictures , Eileen..

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  41. Great nature shots, but wow, what stunning blue skies.

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  42. That is one blue sky...and a sweet garden

    As always....thanks for the visit......Janey

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  43. All amazing shots. Enjoyed ALL of them. : )

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  44. Wonderful collages, Eileen. The bee balm in red is beautiful.

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  45. Hi Eileen! A great series of photos, especially the hummingbird. I'm noticing they spend a lot of time just sitting. I guess they need the rest--Like I do!

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  46. Beautiful photos... I especially like your sky shot! Have a great weekend.

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  47. great photos! i especially like the birds on the high wire! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week.

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  48. Happy clouds, hmmm... Sounds like a speed painting. :-)
    Love that hummingbird!

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  49. Beautiful!!! I love the flowers and dragonflies!!

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  50. Nice picket fence at the homestead!

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  51. Hi Eileen, Lucky you! Beautiful skies, lovely flower blooms and gorgeous birdies to see. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

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  52. Oh Eileen,
    Always such interesting and great photos. I really like the collages today with the roses! Of course that dragon fly is pretty cute too!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  53. Wonderful park indeed, Eileen. You've got lots of photo opportunities there :) Enjoying every shot!
    The cloud formation looks wonderful.

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  54. gorgeous - i love the first and second one
    happy weekend, eileen :-)

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  55. Good morning Eileen. What a gorgeous blue sky you had for your walk with bluebirds and hummers overhead. I'm not surprised you can find hummers on the wires because that's just what birders do best.

    Lovely colourful mosaics. It's raining heavy here, so thanks for showing me your blue skies. Have a brill weekend.

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  56. Your photos are always so beautiful hard to choose which one is the best!

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  57. Beautiful pictures.
    You are a good photographer !

    Have a nice weekend.

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  58. no doubt that you love everything about nature Eileen. Such fine place and gorgeous images you share :)

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  59. Hi! The first photo is very impressive. Your mosaic photos are very beautiful. I think it took a long time to make them. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful blue skies and some great photo's in the mosaics. It is a lovely way to present them.

    Those roses look a lovely colour.

    Happy Friday Wishes

    Al the best Jan

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  61. Looks like an enjoyable walk. Nothing beats the beauty of nature. Happy weekend Eileen.

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  62. I love this nature center. I like all your photos but really like the pics of the cabin and gardens.

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  63. Beautiful Eileen. I love the contrast of the last photo
    good weekend.
    Besos.

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  64. Thank you for letting us come along and share those wondrous sights, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  65. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of this wonderful centre, the flowers and birds. Amazing ! Have a nice weekend, too.
    Best, Synnöve

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  66. Love that little cottage and fence around the garden! Excellent captures on the birds, flowers and dragonflies... and fantastic sky in the last image.

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  67. I did not know humming birds could perch, have never seen one until now... I love the collage of the fence/homestead. and the flowers collage is wonderful, especailly the red in the center.

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  68. boy eileen, your world is filled with so many beautiful nature views. you really are enjoying your "new" life!!

    love those birds on a wire. they sure are good balancers!!!

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  69. Very nice pictures!
    Happy weekend Crissi

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  70. Loved the sky shot. And the beautiful color of the bee balm blossom.

    And yes, Bud's amazed as your hubby is...you and I finding birds long before they do. lol

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  71. Beautiful birds and usaully superb collage.

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  72. I visited a similar homestead on my NC trip. It's neat to view how our ancestors lived.

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  73. Nice shot of that little birdie from far away, Eileen. I got my hummingbird shots by sneaking out on the porch 13 times on Sunday. 12 times they heard me and I got nothing but a view of a bird zooming off up into the tall trees. But that one time...
    ~

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  74. Oi Eileen, essas imagens são um presente para nossos olhos.
    Beijos, lindo fim de semana.

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  75. Wow what an awesome walk you went on and your photos are just beautiful!

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  76. Loved every bit of this collage! The birds, the flowers (the monarda didyma)the sky the fences! It's all so beautiful!

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  77. Nice photos and the sky/clouds are stunning!

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  78. Beautiful shots, Eilleen, every one. So nice to take a walk with you, and see what you see. :)

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  79. Hi Eileen, every image more beautiful than the last. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  80. Bright and beautiful captures!!

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  81. I really like the homestead, roses, waterlilies, and other beautiful flowers!

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  82. Wonderful photos! I love all the flowers and the dragonflies.

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  83. Really interesting set of photos, you've got a good eye for detail.

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  84. Beautiful selection of photos -- love those dragonflies!

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