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:

✿ chica said...

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

Tom said...

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

GreenComotion said...

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 :)

Noushka said...

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

Pamela Gordon said...

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

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures.

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

Mascha said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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

aspiritofsimplicity said...

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

Roan said...

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

Nancy Chan said...

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

David Gascoigne said...

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

Karen S. said...

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!

TexWisGirl said...

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

Möwe von der Insel said...

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

Lea said...

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

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

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. ( :

Uppal said...

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

Linda W. said...

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

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous photos, Eileen!

Stephanie said...

Lovely mosaics. Lots to see and to enjoy viewing.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

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

Ida said...

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.

bj said...

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

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics
Greetings

Christine said...

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

Margaret Adamson said...

I love your collage although the whole post is lovely

ellen b said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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!!

Мелкота said...

All your shots are wonderful. ))

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

Booth 555 said...

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

barbara l. hale said...

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

Ranten said...

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

Penelope Puddlisms said...

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. :)

DIMI said...

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...

Small City Scenes said...

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

Christian Weiß said...

Looks like a wonderful area, beautiful photos.

DeniseinVA said...

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.

Our photos said...

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

Audrey said...

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

pattisjarrett said...

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

Missy George said...

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..

The Yum List said...

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

Photo Cache said...

The cloud formed a very interesting pattern.

Worth a Thousand Words

Janey and Co. said...

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

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

Happyone said...

All amazing shots. Enjoyed ALL of them. : )

Rose said...

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

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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

CailinMarie said...

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

Linda said...

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

RLUPhoto said...

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

Brian King said...

Nice picket fence at the homestead!

wildlifewatcher said...

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

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

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

lina@women perspective said...

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

ak-ut said...

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

Phil Slade said...

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.

Indrani said...

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

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful pictures.
You are a good photographer !

Have a nice weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

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

Minoru Saito said...

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.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

LifeRamblings said...

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

Laura. M said...

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

Merisi said...

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

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

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

Jeevan said...

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

Sandra said...

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.

Debbie said...

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!!!

Crissi said...

Very nice pictures!
Happy weekend Crissi

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds and usaully superb collage.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

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...
~

Juni said...

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

Alicia@ Eco friendly Homemaking said...

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

Marie C said...

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

Minkamo said...

Nice photos and the sky/clouds are stunning!

Kerry said...

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

Jo said...

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

Cloudia said...

ah sweet, Eileen!

magiceye said...

Bright and beautiful captures!!

Bethany Carson said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

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

Blogoratti said...

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

Heather said...

Beautiful selection of photos -- love those dragonflies!