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:

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

    Happy Thursday Wishes

    All the best Jan

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Cute pup and lovely shots! What a lovely area.

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. Beautiful shots, Eileen! I love the butterflies.

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  20. What a beautiful place. I love the swallowtail butterflies.

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

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

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

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  24. Amazing, Beautiful photos
    Greetings

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  25. Vim dizer olá, deixar um beijo
    e também dizer que fiz nova
    postagem em minha página e
    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,
    hein!

    silvioafonso



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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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!

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

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

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  33. 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.

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  34. Lovely blue skies, and a beautiful butterfly!

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

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

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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. So lovely and healing to walk with you, Eileen











    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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

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  43. 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!!

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

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

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  46. 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.

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

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

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

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  50. The butterflies sure like the Joe Pye Weed!

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

    Worth a Thousand Words

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

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  53. 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 :)

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  54. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  59. wildlifewatcher.wordpress.comSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  65. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  73. I love all those butterflies! They look so pretty.

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  74. 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!!

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

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  76. seems like a great place for pretty much everything :)

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  77. Beautiful butterflies! Love the swinging bridge!

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  78. That is nice ! I love the first shot !

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

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

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

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  82. Wonderful serie Eileen! Congrats for your marvellous pictures!

    Visiting from Skywatch Friday, greetings from Hilde
    http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.be/2015/09/view-from-cerro-baul.html

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