Thursday, September 17, 2015

Patapsco State Park


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.

It seems like I will be sharing summer photos well into Autumn. On this day hubby and I went on our walk at the Patapsco Sate Park, an area known as Avalon in the park and is located in Baltimore County. We walked on one of the many trails called the Grist Mill trail, checked out the swinging bridge and the Lost Lake. This trail 2.3 miles follows the river and the railroad bed.


For my skywatch entry, it was a pretty day to be out for a walk.  A lovely sky with the puffy white clouds. Some people were tubing or playing in the river.


 Some scenes from our walk around the Lost Lake. The butterflies were enjoying the Joe Pye weed.  Lots of butterflies, turtles and dragonflies.


Some pretty Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies and the Joe Pye Weed.



I believe the top left is a Cardinal, an American Robin, A cute tired Golden Retriever pup we met on the trail, and a view of the Patapsco River.


A larger view of the Lost Lake. For Tex's Good Fences entry you can see the fence far across the lake. And you can see a slight reflection of the sky and clouds on the lake.


The Grist Mill trail, there were some small bridges that crossed some creeks that went into the Patapsco River. I think this also counts as a fence photo for Tex's Good Fences meme.



The Swinging Bridge was fun as long as like me you did not come across a bicycle rider who could not read the signs.


For my Skywatch, above the sky on the day of our visit to the park. There were some people playing in the Patapsco River. I hope you enjoyed our walk at the park, the birds, sky and scenery! 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..


87 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen, you have some great shots again.
I especially like the last one - it looks so peaceful.

Happy Thursday Wishes

All the best Jan

Merisi said...

Such beautiful memories, love the puffy white clouds and the butterflies!

Liz Needle said...

What a lovely walk you had. Thanks for sharing the scenery. Beautiful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

What a cool place. Loved the flutterbyes. And who doesnt love Golden pups

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

gorgeous butterflies. i have never heard of this park ... need to investigate more. very cool. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

a bike rider on a swinging bridge. :P love the sweet golden (i know you did, too.) pretty area!

Sandra said...

I really like the swinging bridge shot and the pup and i have never gotten more than 2 butterflies in one shot, the one of the 4 swallowtails is my favorite. such a beautiful place to walk

Cathy Keller said...

Your river view is captivating. I'd love tho walk there! Wonderful photos as always!!! Have a grand day!

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen! Love all those butterflies. And always love your posts in general. That sure looks like an awesome place to go for a walk.

ladyfi said...

Cute pup and lovely shots! What a lovely area.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to get out on the trails when the weather cools. Your river photo is beautiful...feels like I'm there! Hugs!

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE the puppy shot! Cute!! This looks like a fun trail. Wish I were there. ;)

Christine said...

You have lots of super photos to share and I enjoyed seeing them so much! Brings back fun memories of our summer tubing adventure in Pennsylvania.
Thanks for sharing, Eileen and have a great weekend!

Linda Kay said...

Love the unique walkways and views of the river...and especially the butterflies.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of your walk in the sunshine in this park. Wonderful photos of the turtles, butterflies and birds.
Best regards, Synnöve

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen beautiful skies, lovely place, cute puppy, marvellous fences and gorgeous reflections. I am going to try and link in from my IPad again on Saturday. I think I might know what I am doing wrong. I have been putting http:// befoe the www.birdingforpleasure.blogspot.com and Tex said on her meme that was not necessary so hopefully that will work.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely photos! The butterfly is so pretty, and the golden retriever too.
Have a nice day!

Jeevan said...

Seems like a wonderful natural trail and so many beautiful photos you shot along. The river looks safe to play at this season... nice fence along the wooden and hanging bridges. Impressive lake and reflection, Eileen!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen! I love the butterflies.

Mary Hone said...

What a beautiful place. I love the swallowtail butterflies.

Carola Bartz said...

It looks like a very beautiful place to visit. The butterflies are lovely.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, excelente nitidez nas belas fotos que revelam a maravilhosa natureza.
AG

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
A very beautiful piece of nature. Wonderful.
Your shot with the many butterflies is very well done.

Many greetings,
Marco

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Beautiful photos
Greetings

silvioafonso said...

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e também dizer que fiz nova
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que não é lá essas coisas, mas
é que se tem para o momento.
Um beijo, obrigado pela amizade
que você me deu e, te espero lá,
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Debbie said...

you saw so many butterflies this year, i have seen very few!! that trail looks like a great spot for a walk!!!!

Linda W. said...

Wow - I love the photo of all the butterflies! Nice sky shots and captures of the white puffy clouds.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I enjoyed my walk with you today through this lovely park.
It looks like the weather is still warm going by the number of butterfly's on the wing.
A scary thought meeting a bike rider on the swing bridge - not for the faint hearted!
Enjoy your weekend Eileen
Shane x

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, all are beautiful. Love the blue sky with puffy white clouds, the river, butterflies and others. Love the swinging bridge too, but I think I would have to hold on the side of bridge if I have to walk on it. Lovely fences too!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen. Your lovely walk is more than delightful as the pouring rain falls against my window! What an adorable pup, who I think may have spotted something moving by the look on his face! Great skies and fences, and up close butterflies! Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day, I hope it's sunny there still!

Karen S. said...

Oh and I forgot to mention I like that sign on the fun wooden crossing bridge!

Happyone said...

Great place to take a walk. Loved the bridge and oh the golden retriever was adorable. I'd love to have one.

Ida said...

What a lovely place this is. - So many butterflies, they were so pretty. The nature walk fence is really nice. I would enjoy going across the swinging bridge but not if it was really (swinging). You find wonderful places to visit and share.

Karen said...

Lovely blue skies, and a beautiful butterfly!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh you got me at butterflies and puppies! YAM xx

Laura. M said...

Beautiful blue and green contrasts, Eileen. I like that bridge and butterflies ;)
Besos.

Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful place for a walk! Fantastic photos, Eileen!

carolann said...

Very beautiful all.

Jo said...

Beautiful sky shot, interesting fence shot and AMAZING butterflies. I also loved the cute [tired] puppy. Hope you're having a great day. Greetings, Jo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks like a lovely place to take a hike, Eileen! Love all the different scenes and critters, especially the dragonflies. Hope you have a fun weekend! x Karen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, what a nice place to walk and take in all the lovely views. Great bridge shot and I love the butterflies on the Joe Pye Weed. The walk way with the fencing looks so inviting. Such a sweet Golden puppy!
Beautiful photos.
Have a great week. cm

Cloudia said...

So lovely and healing to walk with you, Eileen











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DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for taking us on this wonderful walk Eileen. Your photos are always so special. Have a great evening :)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

That looks a nice area.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love the butterflies, Eileen! And, of course, the puppy!! Beautiful captures for the day as always!! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I really like the shot of the butterflies, and a very pretty, quaint bridge! Beautiful place for a walk. Enjoy your weekend!

LV said...

You covered both memes very well. You always share some of the best sights.

Barb said...

That Joe Pye Weed is so pretty - at first I thought it was Meadow Rue. The butterflies sure like it! You find lovely places to walk.

The Yum List said...

We are still stricken with haze over here. Looking at those blue skies and greenery is a breath of fresh air this morning.

Ranten said...

I Think I vill come with you next time :-)) Very beautiful! Happy weekend!

Lois said...

A very nice walk. So many interesting things to see and photograph!

Tom said...

The butterflies sure like the Joe Pye Weed!

Photo Cache said...

The first and last shots remind me of tropical sceneries. How beautiful are the butterflies.

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Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos and post ! Looks like a fun day there you had . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

GreenComotion said...

Cool snaps, Eileen!
I can't imagine what it would be like to ride a motorcycle on a suspension bridge, for the rider or for the pedestrians on the bridge.
Have a Great Day and a Lovely Weekend ahead!
Peace :)

Missy George said...

Looks like a lovely area to walk in. Great butterfly shotS... Cute puppy.I like the sky in the first photo.. Lovely bridge. Thanks for sharing.

Al said...

What a great hike. I love pedestrian bridges like that Swinging Bridge - I'd probably spend 30 minutes photographing it from different angles!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such a great variety of shots. I also loved the butterfly shots especially and the bridge was a favorite as well.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful walkways, scenery, reflections, critters especially the puppy.

pattisjarrett said...

So much beauty!

Jocee said...

What a beautiful spot. i love the butterfly's, such a peaceful scene.

wildlifewatcher.wordpress.com said...

Hi Eileen, Really lovely butterflies. I am including a Swallowtail in tomorrows post on my blog. A happy coincidence. I like the pictures of that river. I miss seeing regular non swampy rivers (those without Alligators especially). Have a fine and happy weekend!

Indrani said...

Beautiful skywatch pics and I am in love with your butterfly captures.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, so nice to see so many butterflies (we've had a very poor year for butterflies over here)

Noushka said...

A lovely walk across this beautiful state park where you saw these gorgeous butterflies, dragonflies and tortoises!
Enjoy your weekend Eileen and keep well :)

facile et beau - Gusta said...

absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for taking me there.
Enjoy your weekend.

Heavy Duty Picnic Bench said...

Wonderful photos! The river view is captivating. I'd love tho walk there!

September Violets said...

A beautiful area to enjoy a walk Eileen ... very similar to where I live with the creek :) I think I'll have to put some Joe Pye Weed into my garden since the butterflies enjoy it so much! I'm seeing quite a few monarchs fly through, but I don't think they like any of my flowers. I even planted some milkweed for them, but it's not very tall yet this year. Have a great weekend!
Wendy

magiceye said...

Lovely captures as always!!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful skies and green, Eileen, very fine images!
Happy weekend!

Katarina said...

Great shots, as usual! Love the white clouds on a blue sky!
Enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

A beautiful place to walk!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Lynne said...

So pretty Eileen . . .
I enjoyed walking with you.
The butterflies on the Joe Pye weed was a wonderful picture . . .

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for taking us on a walk, Eileen, I did enjoy it.
Amalia
xo

don said...

A wonderful series taking to this interesting place. I enjoyed the pictures.

Montanagirl said...

What a beautiful post, Eileen! Just full of wonderful photos - love those butterflies!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love all those butterflies! They look so pretty.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful natural park full of poetry, beautiful photos!
Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

Debbie said...

The new monarchs up top (your header) is gorgeous!!!!! Either I missed it yesterday or perhaps it is new today. Either way, the images are beautiful!!

Linda said...

Love the butterflies and the cute little dog! Have a fun weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

seems like a great place for pretty much everything :)

Brian King said...

Beautiful butterflies! Love the swinging bridge!

Our photos said...

That is nice ! I love the first shot !

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, I specially like all those colorful butterflies. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the views of the river and the reflections in the lake are very pretty.

Ana Freire said...

What an amazing sequence of images!
Very beautiful!
Kisses
Ana

Hilde said...

Wonderful serie Eileen! Congrats for your marvellous pictures!

Visiting from Skywatch Friday, greetings from Hilde
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