Thursday, March 24, 2016

Great Falls National 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.

One weekend hubby and I took a day trip to see the Great Falls NP, the water levels were up high due to all the snow melt and the rain storms we had recently.

For Teresa's Friday's Hunt...
1. the letter M
2. week's favorite
3. Bird or wings



A favorite photo,  the sky and the reflections are pretty. We had a nice sunny day but a little chill still in the air as we walked on the C&O Canal Trail at the Great Falls NP.


I like this curvy trail the Great Falls NP.


The Great Falls overlook, a pretty sky and the Potomac River was looking pretty forceful.


The birds I saw at the park were the Tufted Titmouse, Canada Geese in flight, Great Blue Heron, Mallard ducks and more Canada Geese.



My YOUtube video taken at the Great Falls NP in Maryland.


For Friday's Hunt and my week's favorite I have a red sky sunset capture.

As always I hope you liked my photos. Thank so much for stopping by and for the nice comments.


To see more pretty skies, fences, barns and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.  Thanks also to Teresa Friday's Hunt  
  I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

74 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

great post. the first shot os stunning. Loved the rush and sound of the water on the video and your last shot is marvellous as well. HAPPY EASTERto you and your fmaily.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the wonderful landscape, birds and sunset. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

✿ chica said...

Lindas águias da catarata! Belo céu! beijos, FELIZ PÁSCOA, tudo de bom,chica

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen
Wow-those falls ARE Great!! Very aptly named!
Loved the curvy trail pic as well. Looks like a beautiful place.
Have a good weekend

riitta k said...

The Great Falls and the red sky - wow! Have a Happy Easter!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Another super selection for us ... thank you.
I love the reflections in your first image and the colours in your last one.

The water was extremely forceful when you took your photo!

Have a lovely Thursday and a great Easter Weekend

All the best Jan

Breathtaking said...

Good Morning Eileen!:) Your sky image is breathtaking, a sailers delight, and mine too. Delightful bird collage as well, and I especially love the image of the sweet Tufted Titmouse. I would not like to fall into the rapid moving water of the Potomac River after seeing the video clip. An awesome sight!

Janneke said...

First and last photo are really gorgeous, love the sky mirroring in the water and what about the mighty force of the waterfall on the video, it must have been a wonderful experience.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa.

Christine said...

Such beautiful skies Eileen! the reflection is lovely too! Plenty of birds to photograph and enjoy too!
Have a wonderful day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias e gostei do video.
Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa.

Florence said...

Beautiful photos as always, especially the spectacular sunset!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh the sound of that water..... Some delightful choices for the themes today. Hope you have a peaceful Easter. YAM xx

Linda Gross said...

I haven't been to Great Falls in a long, long time. I love your reflection picture and sky picture.

Ana Freire said...

I loved to watch the falls!... Impressive! As we can see in the video, too...
As usual a splendid sequence over here!
Great captures! Specially the first one, and the last one!
Happy Easter, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics. Greetings.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved your photos.

Now it's going to be hard to work on my webpage...instead of going for a hike.

Sandra said...

stunning sunset and that is some scary looking rapid water and also sounds scary... i like that winding path and the sky reflections are wonderful

Cathy Keller said...

What a glorious photo! Yes, indeed, I like the beautiful reflections as well. And the sunset is incredible!! WOW! Happy Easter!

Mary Hone said...

Those are all so great. The force in that water is just beautiful.

Linda W. said...

Boy is that water churning! Love the sunset.

jandi said...

Love that first shot! Just stunning! And so is that wonderful sunset! Have a beautiful Easter!

Denise inVA said...

Fantastic photos and video Eileen. I love going to Great Falls but see it from the Virginia side. The level does look high in these shots and maybe a little too dangerous for kayaker making their way down all that rushing water. I had fun watching them last time we visited, while saying to myself there is no way I could do that :) Have a great day!

Lynne said...

Nice photos . . .
Love the one of the Mallards with their heads in the water!
And the red sky . . .
Oh my you are good . . .

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen, that shot with the curvy road in it sure appeals to me. They always get an A+ from me. But I do like all your shots, as is usual for me.

Giga said...

Beautiful first picture and birds. River menacing looks and much noise. Regards.

Suza said...

wow , Eileen. that is so great. Such a beautiful nature.I wish you a great weekend
Best regards
susa

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---the Potomac didn't look at all like that when we visited there... Amazing...

Love the reflection one --and of course, I love your red sunset.

Hugs,
Betsy

Merlesworld said...

Open wild areas and blue skies you can't beat it.
Merle..................

Martin Kloess said...

nice views, thank you

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a pretty sunset!

When I was a youngun, we took a trail called the "Billy Goat Trail" to see the falls. I wonder if it is still there, or maybe washed away?
~

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful first photo and i like the curvy path, too. :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos, and the reflections are magic!

Happy Easter, and enjoy your Hollidays :)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos and video . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend and a Happy Easter .

Michelle said...

That first photo is just so excellent! LOVE the reflections!

Jeanne said...

Love your photos and especially the sky and reflections in the first

The Furry Gnome said...

Great video! Such power in that water!

The Yum List said...

That first photo is stunning with the reflection of the sky in the water.

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos! Beutiful skies and a lovely reflection of the clouds in the water. I love your video of the falls. Happy Easter, Eileen!

Daniela said...

My beloved Eileen !!!!

Thank you once again for sharing all this Cheerfulness and Beauty, that only our Nature can give us, my sweetest friend !
May your Easter be Happy as ever, dearie,
I wish it to you with all my heart !

With sincere gratitude

Dany

Betty Manousos said...

simply gorgeous! fantastic video too. thanks for sharing.
enjoy your weekend. happy easter! xoxo

handmade by amalia said...

Terrific photos, Eileen. I enjoyed seeing the abundance of water, we don't have that here.
Amalia
xo

fim works Frauke - it's me! said...

Such a lot aof stunning shots! I have look at them again, they are great!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment ... Frauke

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of pictures, the sound of the water is amazing, beautiful video.
A good Easter weekend.

Photo Cache said...

I really like the curvy trail. Do motorized vehicles use that also?

Happy Easter

Debbie said...

WoW!!! the first and last are amazing!!! the reflection of the clouds, i have never seen anything so beautiful!!! have a wonderful weekend eileenn, happy easter, happy spring!!!!!

Missy George said...

That first picture is gorgeous..a keeper for sure..The last one's not bad either..Happy Easter..

s.c said...

Great nature shots again. Like them.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous series you got, and the greatest of them all, is the last picture, superb.

Mama Zen said...

Love that sunset!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness....the quiet winding path leads to a torrent of water. Yet, ever so beautiful. I can almost feel the chill in the air.

Love the birds...AND the reflections of the sky.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the first with it's beautiful reflections and the last with the lovely skies

Happy Easter

Alexander said...

Some amazing photos here! Especially the Great Falls.

Have a great weekend!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

Light and Voices said...

I'll have to look where Great Falls is in Massachusetts. Perhaps we could eyeball this during one of our vacations this year. Lovely, images!
JM, IL

Light and Voices said...

oops...I typed Massachusetts instead of Maryland.
JM, IL

September Violets said...

The river looks so treacherous with the rapids and muddied waters. Great video you took as well so you can get the full effect! This looks like another beautiful area that you visited.

I also read your previous post on the local farm restaurant. What a nice setting for the restaurant, and nice that you are able to take advantage of it too. You'll have to search for that eagle's nest again ...don't they return to the same nest each year? Here there are signs posted at parks NOT to feed the Canada geese since they become such a nuisance since many no longer migrate. I wish I had red-bellied woodpeckers come to my feeders, they have such striking colouring :)

Happy Easter Eileen!

Wendy

Cloudia said...

Such a wonderful healing journey, Eileen!

Joyful said...

Awesome sky shots Eileen. I especially like the red sky. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend. xx

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice !!

Happyone said...

Beautiful sunset and I love the path.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Glad you enjoyed the park. I have never been there. Have a fantastic Easter!

Dianne said...

Lovely landscape - birds and a pretty end of the day sunset. I love your posts Eileen.

ladyfi said...

Truly wonderful shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful ... This is a NP we've missed seeing darn it.

Jim said...

I really do like your bird picture arrangement, Eileen's. Thank you for telling us their kinds too. If you peek at mine perhaps you could identify my single bird. I only can identify black birds, robins, woodpeckers, none any narrower than that even for those names.
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Indrani said...

All the captures are good! Loved the last colorful one the most.
Happy SWF!

Tom said...

fabulous sky captures

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Simply gorgeous pictures! You have a talent for capturing the best beauty nature has to offer! Your red sky sunset was stunning... and I loved seeing the beautiful birds you saw on your walk! :)

Patty Woodland said...

Glorious sunset photo. I love all the wildlife - winged and other - that can be found in our National Parks.

edenhills said...

These are all amazing! What a great day trip. I love the juxtaposition of the still water in the first shot with the roughness in the third. Beautiful images of the birds. The sunset truly is spectacular. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt. I hope you have a great Easter.

Linda said...

The water looks angry!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann... wonderful, Eileen!

Ida said...

Sorry to be so late commenting. - Wonderful post. That trail to the falls is really a pretty shot (nice fence) and wow those falls were something else.