Thursday, September 24, 2015

NCR Bike Trail

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.

Happy Autumn everyone!

Sometimes hubby and I like an easy close by walk so we head to the local NCR bike trail. NCR stand for the North Central Railroad.  The whole trail is 20 miles total from Hunt Valley Maryland to the Maryland-Pennsylvania line. It does continue into Pennsylvania toward York Pa. These are some fence scenes from along the trail and my capture of the moon setting in the morning. I also included hubby's sunset shots at our lake.


The moon setting seen from my deck. Just a reminder another Super Moon and the Lunar Eclipse will begin on the evening of Sept 27th and end on the 28th. I am hoping for clear skies during this time.  In our area the eclipse should be visable at 10:47 PM.  I hope I can stay awake!


We have been seeing some Great Blue Herons fishing in the river near the bike trail. A Red Admiral Butterfly and some wildflowers.


This Great Blue Heron is standing tall in the River next to the trail.


The bike trail near the land of the Gnomes.


More of the NCR trail and there is a home off the trail that has this land of the Gnomes.  Near a cascade section of the river there is a sign warning there could Copperhead snakes hidden in the rocks.


A larger view of the Gnomes, there is a warning sign saying it is the Point of Gnome return. Watch out for those sneaky gnomes.



Sunset leaving a pink water... a pretty reflection.



Another one of hubby's photos, more of the reflection at our lake..
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for your nice comments. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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..

86 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

What a gorgeous reflection Eileen. It lloks a lovely placeto walk and good that it is not too far away from your home.

Blogoratti said...

Happy Autumn, and what lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Lovely images, Eileen!
You take always the greatest moon shots. Some days ago, there was a beautiful rising moon here, but by the time I came back with the camera it had disappeared behind the clouds... :)
Have a nice weekend!

vivi ka said...

Dear Eileen,
after a long time away from blogs i am here again! A lot of problems and my mother's death kept me out. Happy to be here and i see your beautiful pictures. Have a nice day! Kisses!

✿ chica said...

Adorei ver tanta foto linda por aqui:lua. céus, reflexos, adorei tudo! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
a stunning photo of the moon. Awesome!
Thsi area is really wonderful and the sunset wonderful.
Best regards, Synnöve

Ranten said...

Love the moon! And the gnomes ;-D

diane b said...

You sure do live in a pretty area. Moon shot is fabulous and so too the tall heron and the sunsets.

Helma said...

They are again beautiful pictures that shows you Eileen.
The last two pictures (7 and 8) are truly visionary sich. I also like beautiful colored skies.
Greetings, Helma

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful sunset and reflections photos! The NCR bike trail looks like a great place for a walk. Thanks for taking us along. Have a great day!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you can stay awake to take photos of the moon too, Eileen. My eyelids start to feel heavy around 9PM. (But I LOVE to get up early.)

Ana Freire said...

Remarkable images... and beautiful place, Eileen!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Autumn! It is coming too, here in Portugal... but here where I am... the sun will shine a lot... at least, untill the next weekend...
A big kiss!
Ana

Cathy Keller said...

You've done it again!!! You've caught me with my mouth open, in awe of the beauty of this post!! The photo of the moon is just wonderful and I do love the photo of the little gnomes!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love gnomes!!

(I have four novels including gnomes...they like to throw rocks at ogre-lings)

Buttons Thoughts said...

WOW that moon is gorgeous. All your photos are incredible and so are your husbands. Hug B

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, what gorgeous photos. I love the Great Blue Heron standing tall and that water reflection is beautiful. The gnomes photo is so cute. Love that moon shot and
great fence and skies. Happy Fall~ cm

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Yes I am looking forward to getting photos of the moon on Sunday September 27th. Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

The Furry Gnome said...

Like the Gnomes! What sort of exposure do you use to get your fantastic moon shots? They're always so clear!

Lynne said...

As always . . . wonderful photos . . .
Ahhhhh . . . the moon . . .
What a team you and hubs are . . .
I loved the Pink Reflection Waters.
I think I like seeing nature better without the gnomes though.

Tanya Breese said...

you should work for nasa with those awesome moon photos! i love that land of gnomes, how cute!! have a great day :)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant series. I love the moon and red sky, fabulous.

Debbie said...

awwwww, the gnomes along the way!! i do love that "purple" water...a great reflection image!!!!

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

you said bike trail ... and i am there ... would love to ride along ... even walk. gorgeous pink sunset. that is amazing!! ( :

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wonderful pictures. The Great Blue Heron is so interesting to see- what a great capture. That picture of the sunset on the water is fantastic!

Crissi said...

Oh, awesome shots - the reflection - brilliant!
Happy day
Crissi

Mary Hone said...

That pink sunset is awesome. And I love all those gnomes. How cute are they!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Just when I think I can be gnome-ore impressed.... Eileen brings it home again!!! (The chances of sky being clear here are minimal. But ya never can tell...) YAM xx

LV said...

Your photos are breathtaking. You no doubt have a nice camera and know how to use it. That moon shot is awesome.

Uppal said...

Amazing images of moon and sunset. Gorgeous array of other pictures! Your walk proved to be so rewarding!

Jeevan said...

Wow! Your moon capture reveals more detail, like I never seen before. The trail looks interesting and the setting/settlement of Gnomes was cute, but seems to be dangerous with chances of snake bite.

Fabulous shot on the lake with pink reflection of sky!

Andrea Priebe said...

There is no end to the beauty that surrounds you ... these are all wonderful and the sunset is so rich with color. Love it all, Eileen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Sandra said...

a lovely trail to bike or walk. i assume walkers are allowed? that sky is awesome and i love the ripple waves in the heron pic... beautiful spot to visit

Linda W. said...

Excellent moon photo! Loved the "gnomeland" too. Nice header photo!

thomas said...

wow!Beautiful reflection at the lake

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, its a beautiful post. Love your banner and especially the pink water and lovely reflections.

Christine said...

I'd love to ride my bike along the trail. We did ride part of the C&O path at Hancock MD and it was pretty.
The photo of the blue Heron standing proud and tall is stunning!
Lovely evening time lake shots too.

Karen said...

Hi Eileen, You have some awesome photos today! I love the moon photo. Hope you can get some good ones of the supermoon eclipse coming up!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Eileen, what a lovely place to walk.
I just love those gnomes too!

Beautiful reflection and colour in those last images.

Do enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

Ida said...

Wow you get amazing shots of the moon.
What a wonderful place to take a walk.
Those Gnomes are so cute. Loved the sign about the "Point of Gnome Return."
This place has great fences as well and pretty reflections. Such a lovely sunset to end the day.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, you sure know how to shoot my favorite things. I was delighted to see that proud and handsome blue heron but then the gnomes! Goodness the land of gnomes is always my kind of sight to see! Beautiful photos, sky and fences too! Enjoy your day, if you can find your way out of gnome-land!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, beautiful moon and sky reflections! love the gbh in the greenish reflected water. pretty place to walk!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, beautiful captures of the moon and the scenes along the trail. Our eclipse takes place at 3.52am on the 28th. I'll be up and snapping away. Have a great day. Jo

Mascha said...

The dwarfes have occupied the whole Germany and now they are in States too - I suspect The worst!
Wonderful sunset on the water...
Good luck for the lunar eclipse :-)

barbara l. hale said...

"Point of gnome return.." LOL!! Loved this post. Great moon shot and the sunset shots are gorgeous. I always like seeing a heron standing there like they own the place.

Debby Ray said...

What a fantastic place to go walking...and AMAZING shots of that heron! That's also a crazy good moon shot and stunning pink sky refecting in the water! Have a good weekend!

Paula said...

Cute Gnomes but I would watch for those Copperheads. The lake pictures are beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love your moon shot and the sunset shots are awesome!! Beautiful shot of heron, too!! You do find the loveliest shots -- of everything and I'm SO glad that you share them with us!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Eileen!! Enjoy!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I guess the gnomes have no fear of copperheads!

Love that moon, Eileen.
~

RedPat said...

I'm always thrilled to happen upon a heron! Love all the gnomes!

Klara said...

wonderful reflection. and your moon... wow!

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos!
Enjoy the weekend!

Jim said...

Amazing colours.

Lew said...

I have never been attacked by a gnome, I'll watch out for the snakes! You found some beautiful scenery and skies on your walk.

The Yum List said...

That pink water reflection is stunning.

Charlene N.K. said...

And here's also a wonderful place to walk! Your shots are amazing, especially the moon, the blue herons and the sunsets.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Just gorgeous!! Love that moon shot, but also the pink colors reflected off the water are beautiful! Have a nice weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos Eileen. I love your moon shot, the herons and all the other nature shots and the gnomes. So cute! Have a great evening and a happy Friday.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots as usual, although today I am enamored with the blue heron. What a graceful fowl.

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genie said...

Oh, Eileen...what gorgeous pictures you have shared with everyone this weekend. I have been away so long that I almost forgot how to post and hook up with a meme. I have missed much special photography. I love your moon and the gnomes magical land makes me think of my childhood. This is a lovely post.

Kate said...

Love the Gnomes! The lake pictures are gorgeous! Love the pink sky and the reflections.

Happyone said...

That lake reminds me so much of the lake I used to walk around.
Your moon shots always amaze me!! They are outstanding.

Dee said...

Wow! You take stunning photos. The way you captured that pretty reflection on the water was great, that picture of the moon was fabulous and the blue heron looking very regal.

I love to 'meet' fellow bloggers and I'm really glad I found your blog today. I truly enjoyed the visit... :)

Indrani said...

Amazing details of moon captured. very well taken.
Love you collage composition too.
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Rose said...

I love that 'Land of Gnomes"--just strikes my fancy. Great shots of the Great Blue Heron.

Grantham Lynn said...

Wow what a great place for a walk. The gnomes are cute.
Great post with lots of great pics.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Love the skies and your Moon picture. I hope you get to see the eclipse. By the way, I was at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala today - not many birds there but a smattering of ducks and egrets and turtles were the featured critters. Nothing like what was there in Feb. Just thought I would mention it. Have a most pleasant Friday tomorrow!

Al said...

What a pretty area. I'm hoping I can see the eclipse, it will be a couple of hours earlier here.

Mama Zen said...

Point of Gnome Return . . . that cracked me up!

Karen said...

You get the best moon shots Eileen! Gorgeous reflections in the water. The gnomes made me laugh out loud!

Stephanie said...

The sky shots with the pinks are gorgeous, love that moon shot. All of your images are beautiful. Just picking my favorites. Cute Gnomes!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice photo of the moon, Eileen, great imaged and collages.
Happy weekend!

Joyful said...

Fabulous scenes! I love the moon shot and the pink reflection on the water. Enjoy the weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Such beautiful scenery where you live, and those sky and moon shots are awesome.

Tom said...

WOW, another gorgeous collection.

Nancy's Notes said...

Be still my heart!! Walking there has to be magical, your photographs make me feel like I'm there! Wonderful post.

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful sky reflections, Eileen. What a lovely trail to have so close by! Happy Friday!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Precious collection of photos, I like your window to nature.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, I love the land of the gnomes. Around here whether there is sign or not you always have to watch for copperheads especially this time of year when they crawl out in the morning to warm up on the rocks.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Nice post with wonderful photos again, Eileen. I specially like the shots of the sunset.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Splendid skies and reflection, and quite a whimsical trail to gnome man's land.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the pink reflections !!

fredamans said...

Awesome gnomes! That moon shot is pretty incredible though!

Amy Franks said...

I love the colours of the sky Eileen, cant wait to start seeing some Autumn colours now that seasons are changing in your colour of the world.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot of the moon. And such nice skies :)

David Gascoigne said...

Wow, the sunset transforms the colour of the lake. Great work.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful place to walk and it is great to have a place that's easy to get to and easy to walk or bike -- a lot of people won't see much nature without such trails. The gnomes are funny -- I hope the copperheads don't get them! And the pink reflections are fabulous.