Thursday, April 21, 2016

More Virginia Beach, Virginia

It's time to link up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences and Random 5 Friday and Friday's Hunt . Join in on the fun and share your post with these fun memes.

First, I want to send my prayers to the people of Houston and Ecuador and Japan. The flooding in Houston and earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan are all devastating disasters.

I am sharing some more photos from our Virginia Beach trip. The sunrise, moon rise and moon set were all beautiful sights.

For my Random 5 Friday

1. I am surprised by this information that Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia with a population of 425,000.

The sunrise on the March 23rd from our oceanfront room. There are various fences in this shot for Tex's Good Fence meme.


Teresa's Friday"s Hunt
1. Starts with Q
2. Weeks favorite
3. At rest

2. Watching a sunrise is one of my simple pleasures. Below is one of my favorite photos for Teresa's Friday's Hunt.



Can you find the moon, it is setting just in the middle of the photo below. A look at the sunrise reflection on our hotel and a view of some fences too.





3. There are four North American Migration Flyways: the Atlantic, the Mississippi, the Central and the Pacific Flyway.


Above an aircraft carrier and two Northern Gannets seen at Virginia Beach.



3. Did you know gulls are called garbage birds because they eat almost anything.
We  saw a lot of  the Ring-billed Gulls on the beach. For Teresa'a Friday's Hunt here are some gulls "at rest" on the beach.





4. In April the full moon has several names: Grass moon, Frog moon and Egg moon.  They seem like weird names for the moon to me.

Below are some images of the moon rising from the Atlantic Ocean on March 23rd.


I did say I was addicted to taking photos of the moon.


Another favorite photo above the moon rising and the three little lights are from boats out in the ocean.

5. During the full moon and new moon the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon combine to produce the highest tides called the Spring Tides.


If you look hard on the bottom left of the photo, I have included our shadows on the beach. I hope you enjoyed your visit and my post. Thank so much for stopping by and for the nice comments.

To see more pretty skies, fences and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.   I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
Thank you to Nancy the host of Random 5 Friday
Thanks also to Teresa Friday's Hunt  

86 comments:

✿ chica said...

Adorei os belos registros do pôr do sol, das aves, luas ! lindo demais! Ótimo dia,bjs, chica

Christine said...

Hello Eileen & what a fabulous selection of photos from Virginia Beach! I have never heard of those names for a full moon in April before either so it was good to learn new facts today!
Have a lovely weekend!

Suza said...

so wonderful. I love the colour of the sky. It is such a special mood, soft, lovely and warm.
best regards
susa

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias minha amiga.
Um abraço e continuação de um bom dia.

Ana Freire said...

What can I say?... Another amazing post with super shots!...
Absolutely stunning the second photo... and the moon shots... wow!!!!!
Great work, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh my gosh your photos are so incredibly beautiful. Hug B

Mascha said...

Beautiful series, your moon photos are great!
(I was never sucessful - )
I would say: the april moon is the frog moon, because they celebrate their weddding.
Send you a little sunshine

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

You take so many beautiful photos, and the moon is so magic!

Have a nice day!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Nicely captured Eileen, fun post.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE the early morning moonrise images...they're phenomenal.


Sorry, I failed to add my 'widow's walk' image on my post today, and I had already linked in for Good Fences...so, now it's been added at the top. My bad.

LOL

Enjoyed the entire post on Virginia Beach today. Wonderful.

Denise inVA said...

Being a frequent visitor to Virginia Beach I enjoyed this post very much. Great photos Eileen. Your moon shots are phenomenal. Have a great day!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos. Great post. Thank you :)
Greetings :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwww

those sunset/moonscapes make ya have to stand in awe at the wonder of our world.

Tom said...

beautiful skies

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent images of the sun and the moon. The sun sets in our ocean and rises in yours---seems backwards to me. LOL
MB

Sandra said...

the moon pics are beautiful. tomorrow is the Pink Moon and it has been so big this week, we can hardly drive for looking at it on the way to the YMCa. I love the photo of the view from your room. our favorite place on earth is the view from our window in Ormond Beach, it looks just like yours.

Crissi said...

So wonderful - exzellent shots Eileen! 👍
Happy 🌞 day
Hug Crissi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! There's no place I would rather be that the ocean! I guess VA doesn't have a big population for the whole state...that is surprising. Hugs!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; First of all, I really appreciate your words for all the places where disasters hit. People in Kumanoto-pref. Japan are having hard time now...

Great photographs from the large city of Virginia Beach. I love all the orange sunrise color♪ Yes, I could see the moon in between the hotel buildings.
I admire your moon shots and I smiled with the 3 funny names spring full moon has.
Have a wonderful spring days♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Gail said...

Always wanted to see Virginia Beach because of the Waltons, the tv show. I think now may be very different than during the Depression.

Beautiful.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, I understand that moon addiction.... 'lunasee', I think it's called!!! YAM xx

Life Images by Jill said...

wow the sunrise and the moon shots are truly wonderful. Happy travels and have a great weekend ahead Eileen.

Mary Hone said...

These are all gorgeous. To see the sun and moon rise over the water, instead of set, would be so different and interesting.

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Great fence shot ~ lovely photography that is always so awesome!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, wonderful beach and ocean photos today!

Cloudia said...

Honey you are GOOD! Your shots school me every day. Thanks for being such a positive person and friend

Mama Zen said...

Incredible moon shots!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful moons, they never ceased to amaze me.

Linda said...

Eileen, this is such a gorgeous series! You have made my day! Thank you so much for sharing.

Daniela said...

You know, dearest Eileen, the sky always amazes me, and with your wonderful shots you've caught all its invaluable charm, thank you for this Wonder !

Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you wonderful days to come, my lovely friend,
sending blessings of joy to you

Dany

Ida said...

What a lovely treat this post was. The sunrise and sunset shots were so beautiful. Also some good fences and a pretty shot of the moon. - In fact it was all quite wonderful.

jandi said...

The second image is spectacular! As are the ones of the moonrising! Have a beautiful weekend!

Janneke said...

Really gorgeous photos, I love those moon pictures, but also the sunrise, so beautiful.......and we can see that free almost every day of our life if we want to. I never get enough of these simple things of life.

Blogger Jedidja said...

Hoi Eileen, I love all your image but the moonrises are very special. I am you new follower :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos, specially the 2nd

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful beach scenes! i did really like the moon and the light on the hotels.

Giga said...

Your photos of the sunrise and the moon are wonderful, bravo. Regards.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful images Eileen. Those moon shots are gorgeous.

Martin Kloess said...

Wow, appreciate you sharing

RedPat said...

Your sunrise and moon shots are wonderful, Eileen!

Stephanie said...

You take some amazing shots of the moon. These ones are especially nice ones!

Photo Cache said...

The gulls in San Francisco's Ocean Beach are thugs, they follow anyone coming out of their car with a fastfood bag in their hand and there are instances when the gulls would just sweep the bag off the people's hand. Thugs!

Worth a Thousand Words

Zizi Santos said...

Aqui em casa, marido ama as fotos da Lua!
já está na varanda tirando fotos da Lua Cheia
adorei ver suas imagens da lua, do sol e demais natureza!
bjs

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hey Eileen,
I have often seen only sunrises and sunsets from the ocean, but never a moon rise from the ocean.
You have photographed the moon rise superbly.
The color, the glow and the warmth in the picture are all exceptional.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am glad you share your moon addiction with us , your moonshots are always wonderful, but this one is even beyond that! Beautiful post , what a lovely trip.

Robin Lamb said...

Eileen, what beautiful images!

Lois said...

Beautiful, especially those last three photos of the moon!

Missy George said...

Beautiful sunrise and moonrise shots..Very nice series..

Felicia said...

lovely images Eileen. love the colors of the first image. Hope you are well.

Mildred said...

I so enjoyed your photos. I especially like the one with your shadows on the beach. Your sun and moon pics are extraordinary. Hope you have a great Friday, Eileen.

Liz said...

Great skies, Eileen! I love the various moon shots!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful sunrise photos!

Anu said...

I like your moon photos! Happy weekend!

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

The Yum List said...

What beautiful colours you've captured in the sky.

Margaret Adamson said...

yes I did see the moon in the 2nd shot but the surise is so beautiful. as is all the moon shots after it.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
your photos of the sunset and the moon are breathtaking. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thank you for your prayers to the victims of the earthquakes. I like your sunrise and full moon photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, as fotos são magicas na sua beleza com cores cativantes.
Feliz fim de semana,
AG

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What beautiful shots! I tried to take photos of the moon last night, and got frustrated because the clouds would not stop hiding it! I did manage a few shots, but haven't looked at them yet.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful shots and interesting facts!! looks like a wonderful trip! have a great weekend :)

Brandi said...

Wow! Beautiful shots. I'm a sucker for the moon. Too many clouds here to see it last night.

Maggid said...

Oh! i really like that hotel moon picture - you sure are talented!

Cathy Keller said...

Your photographs are always so breathtaking! WOW!! Thank you! Wishing you well!

Debbie said...

gorgeous beach scenes...#1 and #2 were favorites. your moon images are especially beautiful!!!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series again, Eileen.
The last photo is very special, so that's my favorite today.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Snap said...

I'm sure glad you are addicted to moon shots! Gorgeous!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gorgeous sunrise, Eileen!
~

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
I have had a look at your previous post, this pileated pecker is a fantastic bird!
The sunset here is gorgeous, what a fabulous place :)
Too bad we never had time to visit Virginia when we were living in NC.
Still running to find a new place to settle, less and less time to take pics!!
Warm hugs and happy weekend

Light and Voices said...

Spectacular sky watch shots.
JM, IL

Phil Slade said...

Once again Eileen, your moon photos are just wonderful. I especially like the one in the background of the hotel with the light of the sunrise reflecting on the building.

I'll be in touch on Saturday to join in your blog again. Have a lovely weekend.

Our photos said...

Wow, those moonrisings are amazing ! Very nice !

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos !

Spare Parts and Pics said...

WOW!!! That sunrise shot is just incredible! Have a nice weekend.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, When I was teaching at a private Southern California elementary school in the late 1990s, we had a problem with Seagulls swooping down and snatching bagged lunches from the playground areas at lunch and before school. The gulls even figured out how to open partially unlatched lunch boxes! The birds would take the bags up about twelve feet to the roof and then shred the bags apart. Our poor Janitor! He had to go up on the roof and remove the trash! I sure love your photographs! Have a wonderful weekend!

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!!

diane b said...

Fabulous shots of the moon and sunrise. Very good low light photos.

Mitzi said...

Beautiful images!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Stunning photos!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Don't you love it when an emerging sun illuminates a building! Great moon shots Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

this time you had some really pretty sunsets :)

Marie C said...

Fabulous photos in VB! Loved the moon shots and the sun shots, and those of simply the beach! They were all so beautiful!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Another generous and comprehensive post!! I loved your moon shots especially and agree that the April moon has a bunch of strange names.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love the way you have your shadow in that last photo ...
All lovely photo's, I especially like your second one.

All the best Jan

edenhills said...

What a beautiful series. I am so glad you're addicted to photographing the moon because I truly enjoy them. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week.