Thursday, February 11, 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 have more images of the sky and some fences from our last visit to Ocean City Maryland and Assateague National Seashore. I hope you enjoy!



A Cormorant poses.



For Teresa's Friday Hunt..Thanks to Teresa for hosting.
1. letter G
2. week's favorite
3. in my kitchen


Week's Favorite above and the letter G.... I am sharing these two photos above and below from Ocean City of a Cormorant and a Gull.



My Gull lineup in front of various fences. How many different fences do you see?




Another favorite for my photo hunt and skywatch. A neat looking sky over the bay side at Assateague Island.


The USA and Maryland flags at the Assateague Island visitor center.


One of the many yellow-rumped Warblers we saw at Assateague.


The boardwalk trail at Assateague.


A couple of horses seen near the tree and behind the bushes. I hope you enjoyed this post and photos. 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..

89 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Love the Cormorant and Gull picture,and the yellow bird, nice views over the water, and the walkway with what looks like a very well made sturdy fence. That last shot of the tree and horse with the wide exspanse of water in the background is a pretty scene.:)

Stewart M said...

I rather like that shot of the gull and cormorant on the posts - it has a nice symmetry.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really love the shot of the heron. Have a great weekend.

Joyful said...

Sorry, I guess it is a Cormorant, not a Heron.

Christine said...

Good morning Eileen & thanks for sharing more of the beautiful Maryland coast & wildlife.
The sky shot is really lovely & the tree in your last photo is a wonderful shape!
Just way too many fences to count! What an assortment of styles & colours!
Have a lovely day!

rupam sarma said...

Nice post and Beautiful clicks .
My favorite 2 & 7 no pic.
Greetings

Crissi said...

Superb pictures!
Happy day Eileen
hug Crissi

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
LOVE the layered fence shot! Not that the others are shoddy... &*> YAM xx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias e bom trabalho.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

EG CameraGirl said...

Seeing the yellow-rumped warbler makes me realize they'll be heading northward soon. YAY!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That barren tree with the horses....love it.

Of course bird photos are always a treasure here!

Lynne said...

Interesting fence shot . . .
I counted three for sure, maybe four
The gulls on the two wooden posts
and the American and Maryland flags flying were favorites.
Great photos Eileen . . .

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like a beautiful windy day. I like the gull and cormorant on the posts and the gulls all crowded at the fence. Have a nice Thursday, Eileen.

Linley S said...

I'm counting at least four fences in that first shot, great how you captured them. The boardwalk looks interesting and I just love that last shot, what an interesting looking tree. Have a good weekend Eileen.

Denise inVA said...

I enjoyed these very much, pretty scenery and birds. I really love that tree shot. Happy day to you Eileen.

Giga said...

Quite a few fences in one place. I counted four. Other pictures are also great. Regards.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful sky pics and the layering of fences is unique all in one area. Love the flag photo!! Great boardwalk and fence. You captured some wonderful shots.
Have a great weekend ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

i liked the gull and cormorant hanging out together. :) great boardwalk fencing, but WOW that tree! :)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

Sandra said...

awesome fence pic, maybe 5 i think.. that last shot of the horse under the stunning tree is my favorite. love that tree.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the flying flags! And I think I see 5 but there could be more! Hugs!

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful shots...looks so windy by the looks of the flags! have a super day!!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - I really like the cormorants.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed all...but loved that tree in your last shot.

Linda W. said...

I like your first two pics of the cormorants.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Eileen. great photos of Cormorant, gulls, blue sky and water and the little Warbler. 2 of my favourite are the last 2 photos.

Happyone said...

Pretty pictures. Love the wooden bridge. All pictures like that make me want to take a walk.

Rose said...

That is a bunch of fences!!! I love that shot of the boardwalk and that last shot with the tree!

Florence said...

I'm going to have to visit Maryland one of these days to see these beautiful areas.
I'm with Anni; I love the horse in the beautiful treescape.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful. I love four. The sky and sea are lovely harmony the two :))
Thank you, Eileen always for your comments.
Besos.

Barb said...

I love that boardwalk and the last tree/horse photo. Lovely captures of the seashore.

Indrani said...

What an attitude in the first pic. :)
I liked the fence shot too. :)

Debbie said...

omgoodness!! talk about "strike a pose" was madonna singing?? lovely nature scenes and pretty fences!!!

Nicol Carm said...

Lovely pictures!

DIMI said...

Hello dear Eileen!
Lovely pictures of the Cormorant and the gulls!
Beautiful scenery and preety skies shots!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a lovely evening!
Dimi...

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, what beautiful captures, and the photo with the flag is really quite telling of the weather! It does look lovely there.

Ida said...

Nice job on the different memes. - The shot of the cormorant and gull was nice. - Wow that was a number of fences for sure. I think there were atleast 5 in the shot. - Absolutely loved that last shot with the tree and the horse.

Daniela said...

I love to see how the sky is reflected in the water in your photo, my dearest Eileen, so as I love every shot of yours of the scenes 'stolen' from Nature .... you always leave me breathless, my wonderful friend !
Have a wonderful day, sweetie,
sending so, so much love to you
Dany

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots! I love that tree.

podso said...

I'm late to visit your mosaic post… and happy to see this post too, with the gorgeous sky views and the gull and cormorants. Love how they claim those perches.

Helma said...

These are again very nice pictures Eileen.
The big tree is fantasist itself to see!
We wish you a very nice weekend.
Greetings, Helma

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello!

Beautiful photos of the birds! Very nice skywatch too :)

I wish you a happy weekend ahead!

Kayni D said...

I was just talking to my husband about visiting Ocean City last night...lol. Great photos!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I see fence pictures on tons of different blog posts --but don't think I have ever seen that many different fences in one picture. You picked a GREAT one.

The Assateague Island National Seashore looks like a fabulous place to visit. You have so many great walking/birding places not far from you... That is NEAT.

Love the Gulls and Cormorants..
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love those barren trees with the horses, too!! Terrific captures for the day as always, Eileen!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!

Lei Angeles said...

Loving the last two photos. I can imagine being there and seeing the beauty of nature. Thaks for sharing Eileen.

carol l mckenna said...

Always wonderful photography ~ love the sky shots and the boardwalk ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

A Casa Madeira said...

Olá Eileenienmd; passei para uma visita;
Belas as imagens.
Adoro pássaros tenho alguns por aqui.
janicce.

Cloudia said...

You don't skimp on the goodies, Eileen!!!

Lois said...

Lovely photos! That Cormorant is definitely showing you its best side. I like seeing the little yellow-rumped Warbler too. I like to feed them mealworms in my backyard.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I really do love the design of your state's flag! The picture of the Yellow-rumped Warbler is nice. Have a great weekend!

LV said...

Always a joy visiting you. You share so many wonderful sights.

Ana Freire said...

I loved all the images... specially that one with the boardwalk!
A beautiful perspective!
Thanks for sharing, Eileen!
Have a great weekend ahead!
Kisses
Ana

Stephanie said...

I love that tree shape with the horses and the water in the background. Lovely images!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Eileen! In looking at your great photos, I've just realized that I've never seen a Cormorant before. Something else to add to that bucket list! :-) Hope you've had a good week and are ready for the cold, which has to be better than snow, right??!!

pattisjarrett said...

It looks like five fences? I was surprised to see a Cormorant, maybe two, and another bird sitting in a fountain/pond in front of a high school as I drove by. Of course, I had to BE somewhere, and did't have my camera, either! Enjoy your weekend. It looks like a cold one!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful grouping of photos... especially like your skywatch shot for this week!

Lea said...

A great series of photos! My favorite is the Boardwalk
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

Lowcarb team member said...

Another fabulous selection.
I love the way that Cormorant does seem to pose.
The boardwalk is another favourite picture and that tree, something about it I just like ... perhaps the horses help too!

Have a good Friday and enjoy the coming weekend too.

All the best Jan

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

i love the three photos with the sky

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
First, let me tell you I love your blog's new look!
Great reportage and bird observations!
The Yellow warbler is really beautiful :)
Enjoy your weekend too!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of a wonderful walk. Your first photo of the cormorant is stunning !
Best regards, Synnöve

magiceye said...

Marvellous captures!!

genie said...

Love those first two shots. It is like the bird are right here in my bedroom. And the one with the two flags looks so familiar. The MD flag is a classic. Your captures always amaze me. You are such a wonderful photographer of our fine feathered friends.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful places, beautiful pictures! I love boardwalks... My fav bird this time is the warbler ... I never can get decent pics of the little guys when I see them in our nature walks. Thanks for yours!

Gail said...

I could spend a lot of time here! Beautiful.

Caroline Gill said...

What a terrific boardwalk (I love boardwalks!). You certainly find interesting places to visit and explore, Eileen. Lovely skies, too.

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thanks for sharing your gulls and cormorant on the posts and those blue sky photos. Are those yellow-rumped Warblers on their way back north now? - I hope so because it means that Spring is on the way. It has been a dreadful winter for all of us.

That mighty tree in the marsh makes those horses look tiny but I'm sure thet're not.

Have a great weekend.

Cathy Keller said...

I really like the photo with the horses, not for the horses but because of the gorgeous tree!! It looks so majestic!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant post you have done, and I love the Cormorant, fantastic.

David Gascoigne said...

Great to see that little Yellow-rumpd Warbler. Won't be long and they'll be back here with us.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You are presenting a wonderful post with a great variaty of photos.
Thanks for sharing the beauty again and enjoy your weekend.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann.... Eileen! I see 5 fences.... and wonderful sceneries!
My eldest son was 37 on Wednesday - and my youngest 33 today... these are my only children.
Translations play us some tricks now and then.
Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photographs. Have a good weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your shots, Eileen.

It's been forver since I was on Assateague. I don't think they had nice boardwalks like that back in the 1970s...
~

yonca said...

Great shots as always. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!xx

RedPat said...

I always enjoy your tours!

Amy Franks said...

I bet the horses love it there, think I'd like to take a walk there too, looks so peaceful :-)

Felicia said...

so pretty. I would like to visit Chincoteague and Assateague someday.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

All excellent images, Eileen, so enjoyable.
Happy weekend!

ak-ut said...

so beautiful ! happy weekend :-)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love that tree! Your birds are always amazing, but what a great trail and tree!

edenhills said...

These are all so beautiful! Love that last shot of the tree and ponies. I visited the island once many years ago, and I would dearly love to return and camp there under the full moon. It's such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for joining in Friday's Hunt.

Liz said...

I love the timber walkway... the leading lines are great! I also love the Cormorant and Gull on the posts.
Happy weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You've done well to incorporate a number of memes in one post Eileen. I've been seeing birds on my morning walks in Florida but just enjoy them for I haven't a clue what they are.
Hubby and I drove to two nature preserves and everyone must have been in hiding. All the shots I was hoping to get, didn't happen.

Kristiina said...

Beautiful photos. Your Cormorant looks so noble.

R. Täysin arkista

Patty Woodland said...

I so miss shorebirds. Although I do see the occasional seagull here in Montana if you can believe that.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful images as always. Loved the cormorant and gull and the tree with horses :)

Pat Tillett said...

I've been to the city, but unfortunately had no idea about this gorgeous area.
Very nice photos!