Thursday, February 4, 2016

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.

I heard on the news that the groundhog did NOT see his shadow, now if you can believe him we will have an early spring. I am already wishing it was spring, I seem to wish the time away during the winter months. Our 23 inches of snow is shrinking, the latest day of rain and warmer temps helped to get rid of the white stuff. It is hard to believe on Feb 1st, my son will have been in his own home for two years. Gee, where does the time go?

I am behind sharing some photos, these are more images from our most recent trip to Ocean City in early January. We spent two nights visiting the Delaware shores, Ocean City and Assateague Island, Maryland.


Ocean City, Maryland inlet is a hotspot to see Loons and other seabirds. We also saw a dolphin.


Plenty of Loons around the Ocean City inlet.


A view looking toward the bay


We had a sighting of a large flock of Brant Geese near the inlet.


Pretty view of the sky and reflection and a fence shot at the inlet.

More Loons, we saw 6-8 Loons hanging at the Ocean City Inlet.






It was a cold winter day, a little windy but always nice to have the beach practically to ourselves. We did share the beach with some gulls and pigeons.


Find JOY in the little things. I hope you enjoyed our trip to Ocean City, Md. Thanks for visiting and for 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 this past year it has been fun looking for fences for my post. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

93 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful photos of the birds, and pretty view!

I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead :)

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos, adorei todas e os céus me inspiraram! bjs, chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Blogoratti said...

Stunning photos, and lovely and serene place. Thanks for sharing.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic place and nice pictures.. Have a great day my friend..

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely images and yes that is such a 'pretty view of the sky and reflection and a fence shot at the inlet.' Once again a great selection.

I do agree with you about time and the years flying by so quickly. So many important milestones of our loved ones, we remember so well, and are so proud of them and their achievements.

Hope you have a happy Thursday

All the best Jan

Florence said...

I love going to the beach in winter when DH and I are the only people there and the only sounds are the wind and surf and the cries of the gulls.
Ready for spring? Me too!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Giga said...

Wonderful walk in good weather. He was a blue ocean, sandy beach, birds, and there were no people. Regards.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

A super great collection of what is available at that shoreline, Eileen. Just perfect pix to take me there...thank you!...:)JP

Stewart M said...

23 inches of snow? Hope you are still warm and dry!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics.
Greetings :)

DeniseinVA said...

Fun post Eileen. I don't believe I have ever seen a Brant Goose before. The loons are a cute bird and very pretty scenery. Have a great day!

Mascha said...

Wonderful post! I so rare see water birds... Brant Geese I know only by reading childrens books...
I would have a spring now, of course -
Have a nice and warm time

TexWisGirl said...

the loons and brants are both so cool! love the sunburst shot! thanks, eileen!

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful sunny photos! have a great day :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I had never heard of Brant geese. How wonderful to have an empty beach to explore. The photos are beautiful and make me want to take a road trip. It's been a long time since we visited the east coast.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a delightful place! LOVE the 'fence' shot... YAM xx

Christine said...

All being well and time permitting, we hope to visit Ocean City this summer! Your photos have inspired us to go as the beaches look gorgeous and there are so many sights to see! I enjoyed seeing the loons and geese!
Have a wonderful day!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of a sunny day and this wonderful area.
Best regards, Synnöve

Dicky Bird said...

My husband spend several childhood years living on the Naval Academy, his dad was an officer. We have been to Maryland, Delaware a couple of times - so pretty. Ocean City only 1 time. Nice pictures.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Beautiful 'blues'. Happy Day.

magnoliasntea said...

I've never been to Ocean City Beach so I enjoyed the tour. Love the rock at the shorelineand the birds.
Have a great day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah...I could almost pack up the pups and head for the beach.

(but I've started on novel #31 and eager to write)

Shug said...

Beautiful area......all of the photos are so nice.....I especially like the one with the gorgeous sun reflecting on the water....Have a wonderful day......

EG CameraGirl said...

O LOVE the blue skies with a few clouds!

Sandra said...

I would like to see a loon and never have. i love the view with the fence in the foreground. time does fly looking back. glad you snow is shrinking and that you will have an early spring.. all the views you shared today are just beutiful

Lea said...

Great photos!
The fifth one is my favorite

Lynne said...

Finding Joy in the little things is a wonderful mantra . . .
And I think you and your husband find many places/spaces to do just that!
Great photos, fences for us to enjoy too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, great shots of the fences and skies. Love your collages and the birds are always a delight to see. Adding the map was fun. I am a ways from this spot!!
Have a great day and weekend ahead. ;)

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Amazing to see these fantastic shots. So great along the coastline.

Many greetings,
Marco

Tom said...

A place that I've never been to...thanks for taking me along.

ladyfi said...

What fabulous shots.

Nicol Carm said...

In my town it is raining and gloomy. It is a pleasure to see these wonderful pictures full of sun.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of nature and fence ~ Beautiful capture of the 'light' ~

Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful place to visit!Like the pictures of the shore and the preety birds,too!Great shots!I'm waiting for Spring too!I don't like Winter!!
Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

Karen S. said...

Good morning, I am so enjoying the little things, keeping spirits up during our wintry time, but a good little trip somewhere would be perfect. Your opening photo is just what I'm thinking about! Of course I'd pretty much take any place if it had sunshine! Enjoy your day.

Carole DeAngeli said...

Aaah, the beach! So wonderful, especially when devoid of crowds of people.

Small City Scenes said...

Super shots. It makes me long for summer
MB

Ida said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I enjoyed the birds, fences and the pretty blue sky/sun. - It does make me look forward to spring.

Nancy J said...

Beautiful photos, and what a wonderful place to visit. I can almost be there, will give the big wheel a miss, and just enjoy it all, thanks for sharing.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, the Loons are marvelous and sights of everything are superb.

Mama Zen said...

Very pretty shots!

ellen b said...

Hi Eileen, Lots of nice shots to enjoy! The first shot like a painting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What neat photos with the sun shining! That doesn't always work out but your photos are great! I guess I need to experiment more. Hugs!

RedPat said...

Love the loons - and the beach looks fabulous!

Happyone said...

Ah those photos are lovely!! Yes, joy is in the every day little things. : )

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a beautiful place indeed and I do love seeing the SUN!! Terrific captures, as always, and the next best thing to being there myself!! Thank you for sharing the beauty and the fun and have a great weekend!!

Lew said...

Delightful skies and great shots of the birds and beaches! A little too cold to go wading, though!

Jim said...

Amazing shots.

Jim said...

Great shots

Photo Cache said...

Hope you have a fantastic spring.

Worth a Thousand Words

Martin Kloess said...

Pleasurable thank you for sharing.

Missy George said...

23 inches!! We had 34...Hard to believe that it's almost gone..We've been very lucky so far..no ice. Beautiful coastal photos..I love the calming effect of the water...Thanks for sharing..

The Yum List said...

Thanks for the map - I was just wondering which part of the coast it was and then I scrolled down to the map. :-)

dbamountaineer said...

you have nice sky photos in there, i like the most the photo with sun's reflection. thanks for the visit.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I love the cry of the Loons on the lake in our cottage country as it echos through out the valleys it is so beautiful ! , Thanks for sharing , have good day !

Lois said...

A pretty place! My sister and her family used to go to Ocean City quite frequently when they lived in Maryland.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images!

Rose said...

Those sky shots sure are appealing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, nothing like the ocean and blue sky coming together to lift spirits and make great photographs.

Nora said...

I love the loon and the brant. Looks like a great place. Beautiful scenery.

Barb said...

I'm enjoying these ocean and beach photos. You always manage to see lots of birds.

Linda W. said...

Lovely seashore photos! Glad your snow is melting.

Linley S said...

Wonderful sky shots Eileen with the shining sun and reflections.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Great set of photos, Eileen.
I enjoyed the clear blue skies in each photo - nicely done.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Joyful said...

Hello Eileen, I'm all for finding JOY in the little things ;-) That makes life so much nicer doesn't it? Your photos are lovely and I always enjoy waterfront scenes. It looks like a very interesting place to visit. Have a wonderful weekend, xx

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great views, very nice and interesting!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a beautiful location, and great sky shots!!

Indrani said...

A lovely place to holiday, wonderful frames of sky!

magiceye said...

Lovely images all!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

'Fruit of the loons under there'

Somehow, that just popped into my head!
~

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful sky shots and sea views, Eileen, must have been a great experience. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Dee H said...

Very nice. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy Keller said...

The air looks so crisp and clear. The photo of the sun is stunning! Thank you and have a grand weekend!

Maggee said...

Lovely pictures! Did not know there were great birds there! Been there once, a few years ago... but it was for R&R with cross stitching. I had not really started birding. Any beach is a good destination to me!

Marie C said...

Ocean City is beautiful! Love all your gorgeous shots, especially that sky photo with the seawall going away from you! I will be glad for an early spring, for all my dear friends in colder climes. That will be me next winter...in colder climes! :-)

Daniela said...

Do you believe me if I say that even if I was born in a sea city - Genoa - and I love sea so much, it's a part of me and of my life, I've never seen the Ocean by real , and I love it .... probably even more !
Thank you for all this beauty, dearest Eileen, your photographs are always so gorgeous !

May your weekend be filled with joy and wonder, dearest friend
sending love and so dear hugs to you
Dany

joo said...

Beautiful images! Have a nice weekend:)

Debbie said...

i have never been but would love to visit!!! you sure did make that fence pretty!!!

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful view,
and nice birds.

Happy weekend.

kaynid said...

it's been years since i've visited ocean city. your photos brings back great memories. i hope to visit soon...perhaps i late spring.

Amy Franks said...

awww the wharf and rocks remind me of places I've been to here in NZ - thanks for the beautiful photos :-)

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice ! I really like the first photo !

Black Jack's Carol said...

HI Eileen, You have some beautiful sky shots there. Love the Brant Geese and the loons as well. I do have to add that I would have been over the moon to see a dolphin. Sorry I've missed many weeks of your critter meme. I just can't seem to catch up but I'll try again tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cath said...

Hello Eileen! Wonderful shots....I love the one of the sun reflecting on the water and all those lovely 'stars'! Hey, were you planning on linking that 'beautiful' photo quote to my Sunday Short & Sweet this week....it qualifies! Do you think it would be better for me to create a linky?

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful photos! The sky goes on forever up there.

Pat Tillett said...

I've been there and it is very scenic! Very nice photos...

Kathie Brown said...

Very nice, Eileen! I love the loons and the brant! I haven't seen any brant in awhile.

Helma said...

Wonderful to see these skies. Bright and beautiful cloud formations and wildlife :-)

Ana Freire said...

Great shots, as usual!
And those with the reflex of the sun... My favorites!
Great work, Eileen!
Happy Sunday, to you and yours!
Ana

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely views of the sky and the ocean! Enjoy your Sunday, Eileen!

edenhills said...

Beautiful images! My goats are in agreement with the groundhog. They have started shedding their under coats.

✿ chica said...

Eillen, vim avisar que acabou de entrar um céu teu lá! Obrigada! Lindo dia! bjs, chica

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