Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ocean City, Maryland

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 my Skywatch Friday and Good Fences I am sharing some Ocean City Maryland scenes from our last visit there. For those who are not familiar with my home state of Maryland, we are located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. I guess you could say we have the best of both worlds with the ocean and the mountains.

 Hubby and I enjoyed a little trip to the beach, we enjoyed the sunsets, sunrises and all the cool birds. I met up with an old high school friend, we had a nice reunion. We had not seen each other in 30 years or so. It was a great trip!

"Never forget, that with each day the sunrises, hope soars." unknown author


The sunrise from our room..We got a great deal from Quality Inn on the boardwalk, awesome price for the two nights. How could we turn that down? I hope this balcony railing counts as a fence shot.



We watched the sunrise from our balcony..

"May every sunrise bring you hope,
may every sunset bring you peace." unknown author


Along with watching the sunrise, I was able to watch this flock of Black Skimmers on the beach.


During the day we drove over to Assateague Island to look for more birds and the wild horses.  The horses were greeting people right at the entrance gate of the Assateague Island National Seashore.


A couple brought their own horses to Assateague for a ride on the beach. Some more beach fences for Tex's Good Fences.


We counted at least 6 Great Egrets at Assateague, only 3 are shown in this photo.


The view of the beach and boardwalk from our room..Not sure what the sideways row of fences is for, maybe sand erosion?



Sunset was on Ocean City's bay side..

"Enjoy every sunset, look forward to every sunrise. " unknown



I hope you enjoyed my images and post. 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..

78 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Looks like a nice little trip. And I love your updated header photo---those berries and that woodpecker looks quite "Christmas-y". Hope you have a fun weekend

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic soft colors in the sunset and so many animals on the way.
Have a great day.
Best regards, Synnöve

Margaret Adamson said...

What a way to start and end the day with those beautiful views of the sky. Love all the birds and the horses that were greeting you at the entrance.

Christine said...

Fabulous sunsets and sunrises, Eileen in a perfect location! The Black skimmers are so well groped for you shot of them on the beach and I always love to see horses! Thanks so much for sharing your trip!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Those are some beauty shots!!! YAM xx

Florence said...

Oh what beautiful photos. I have a soft spot in my heart for sunrises over the water. And I love black skimmers their long beaks and face just amuse me. I'm so glad you met up with the friend from long ago. We went to our high school 50year reunion and what a wonderful time it was to see so many old friends. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Lynne said...

Sunsets, wild horses, birds, fences, reunions . . .
All good and great!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e belas fotos.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful sky shots, Eileen. And I love the egrets and marsh. That's beautiful. So the wild horses of Assateague roam free? I had no idea.

Janey and Co. said...

Nice photo that first one with the sunset through the fence.

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

gorgeous shots, Eileen. those skies are amazing!! those colors. wow wee!! just breathtaking! those skies love to put on a show don't they? i am loving this post. ( :

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, first of all how I wish to live in the place like "the best of both worlds with the ocean and the mountains"; No wonder your always have gorgeous post with nature♡♡♡
Well, today's sky photographs are (I agree) breathtaking(^_^)v I'm surprised to read you saw wild horses and greeting people♪
Had reall cold day, my husband wished to have hot dinner p:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs and Night Night from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a glorious finish! I would love to plant myself between the ocean and the mountains. We are talking about it for our retirement!

Linley S said...

Such beautiful views Eileen, the horses made me smile.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First of all, Ocean City was a favorite place for us to visit on the East Coast. Just a short drive across the bridge from D. C. Always a fun, beautiful stop-over.

Great birds...and wild horses. Super!!

Uppal said...

The fabulous scenes in your shots are really mind blowing. I love the sunset pictures giving panoramic viewing.

EG CameraGirl said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful birds you see so close to home!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You can always lower my blood pressure with a twilight shot.

Lovely place.

Hilde said...

wonderful sunsets in the two last photos Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

The skylines are superb, and the wild horses are beautiful. Rich of post Eileen

ladyfi said...

Wow - what glorious skies and adorable horses!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Spectacular scenes and I love the horses greeting at the entrance. Have a happy day!

Debbie said...

the sunset's are just breathtaking eileen, and i love the simplicity of the first image!!!

you were lucky to see the horses,that's always a special treat!!!!!

happy belated birthday, i hope it was a special day!!!!

Gail said...

Wow! Love them all. I got my horse fix for the day and that sky, well, all these shots are amazing.

Tom said...

You find such wonderful spots.

Linda said...

Eileen, what a blessing to be in nature and see friendly wild horses, sunsets and birds! Thoroughly captivating!

Mary Hone said...

Oh My, how beautiful is that. Those skies are amazing.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! What a great and perfect view from your room, and what fun to catch up with an old friend too. I love your photos -- sometime I'm going to have to go over to Assateague, I'd love to see the ponies!

carol l mckenna said...

another wonderful trip for you and hubby ~ Gorgeous sky shots and fences! Wonderful nature shots built in!

Wishing you a magical week,
artmusedog and carol

Linda W. said...

What lovely sky photos, especially the sunrises and sunsets.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, I just love hopping along on your adventures. But meeting up with those wild horses to greet folks, now that is really quite wonderful. Great fun., thanks for sharing. My feet don't even feel tired! Hehehe!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Sure like your pictures in this post. There is nothing like a trip to the beach. Coincidentally, I am at the beach this morning in Oregon. I hope to share some pics on a future post. Have a great day and a fine weekend ahead!

Cloudia said...

You are a spirit lifter, E!






Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral

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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ocean City and the beaches: Rehoboth, Bethany, and Dewey...I remember them all from being in High School in Washington D.C. and those were the beach getaways.

Lovely pics, Eileen.
~

Ida said...

Wow those sunsets are stunning. Lovely scenes for sure. I think the balcony railing counts quite well for a fence. This looked like a really wonderful place. I enjoyed all your photos very much.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. from the opening scene to the closing.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous sunsets, and I love the shaggy horses!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

What a fantastic sunset.

peter

The Yum List said...

Sunrise and sunset really feels like a magical time of day to me. Beautiful shots.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Love that sunset...Haven't been to Assateague in years...used to love visiting there in the winter.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, so beautiful photos! I love the sunset and horses riding at the beach. Excellent photographic notes. Hugs and good week end.

LV said...

Thanks for letting me enjoy this grand trip with you. Beautiful photos and post.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a fun trip indeed!! And so much beauty -- from earth to sky and back!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!! And yes, I'm thrilled silly over my grandson -- a joy regardless of ones age!! I won't be able to go to Dallas to see him until March, but time does fly these days and I'm already tucking things into my suitcase just for him!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

Jim said...

Marvellous shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful skies with pretty colors. Love the beach shots, too!

Missy George said...

Beautiful skies..Assateague is a fun place..very pretty..We have a security guard here that spends all his free time there..Thanks for sharing..

Happyone said...

Outstanding photos. How nice that the horses came out to greet you. : )

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Lois said...

Beautiful shots! My sister and her family were regular visitors to Ocean City when they lived in Maryland, but I never made it there. Seems unlikely for me now that they have all relocated to Texas. I always wanted to visit Assateague Island too.

Michelle said...

Been years since I was in Ocean City. Great memories! You captured the sky color well!

Linda said...

How nice of the horses to serve as greeters!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky.

Andrea said...

Those are very serene shots, they can induce to just sitting in a hammock and read a book with a cup of coffee at the side. Your area between the mountains and the ocean is the bigger counterpart of where i live in the province! Yes heavenly place.

Rose said...

Such beautiful photos...after a day of drab, dreary weather they are a sight for sore eyes...LOL

Small Kucing said...

Oh i love the 1st photo most...the contrast so beautiful

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice golden sky

rupam sarma said...

Loved to read your post and thanks for sharing beautiful photos.
1st and last pic jut Amazing.
~ Have a nice weekend ahead ~

s.c said...

It are very nice shots only I am a little disturbed by the tilting horizon in the most of your pic's. It would make the photo's perfect without it.

Liz Needle said...

Beautiful series of shots. I know clouds really add to a sunset scene, but I love your second shot with the clear sky and the bird silhouettes.

Mary Cromer said...

Such beauty in this post Eileen and I love the horses on the beach, and your sky scenes are beautiful. Happy Weekend~

Nancy Chan said...

Eileen, sometimes I can't find the right words to describe the beauty of your photos and scenery. The sky views are gorgeous and as always your critters are always interesting.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots of this trip, eileen. I specially like the last one with the birds in front of that fiery sky.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Lea said...

Beautiful! I especially like the last photo.
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How joyful! I travel vicariously with my friends!

magiceye said...

Gorgeously framed!!

Gunn said...

Wow, great images. Number 2, 4, 8 and 9 are my favourites. What a view you had! Thanks for sharing.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Such beautiful images from your home state of Maryland! How lovely to have met up with an old friend after such a long time! Your sunrises ad sunsets are as inspiring as the quotes that complement them!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

DeniseinVA said...

Always a great feeling to meet up with friends we haven't seen in a while. Marvelous photos from your trip Eileen. Happy day to you :)

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice !

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful as always. I think the fences is for stopping the sand from drifting to far when it is windy.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous skies! I love the horses and all the birds. I'd love to go walking on that beach.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Hi Eileen,
all very nice images, amazing skies!
Happy weekend!

thomas said...

Beautifully taken,love the last one

Liz said...

It looks like a very successful trip, Eileen! That final image is a stunning sky!

edenhills said...

Beautiful images. I would dearly love to return to Assateague Island now that I have a digital camera. You'd never get me to leave.

Mildred said...

Eileen, Thank you for sharing these absolutely gorgeous pictures. I would love to visit this area of our country. Wishing you many blessings this Sunday.

Lowcarb team member said...

The colours in those skies are just wonderful. Doesn't nature provide us with wonderful views.

Thanks for sharing them

All the best Jan

Ana Freire said...

A pure delight these images, Eileen... and the last one... I have got no words for such beauty in it...
An amazing post, as usual!
Kisses
Ana