Sunday, May 1, 2016

Around the Yard

I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

May 4th is our 26th Anniversary, the years have flown by.  I am thankful for my hubby and all the happy years! That is my recent news and now for some scenes from around my yard and neighborhood. We found an Bald Eagle's nest at our lake, it is kind of a distant view but I have various photos to share of our walk to the lake and some of our blooming trees and plants.


The Eagle's nest I found at the edge our lake.


Our view across the lake, the eagle's nest is hardly visable, a Goldfinch and a Canada Goose, hubby and the end of the fireroad at the edge of the lake and last is a view of the trail thru the woods.


Our walk on the fireroad ends here, a great view of our reservoir.



One of the Great Blue Heron's nest in our neighborhood.


"Spring is when life is alive in everything." Christina Rosetti 

Some blossoms and blooms from our yard. The Redbud tree, Azaleas, Creeping Phlox, unknown blossoming bush and dogwood blooms.


Our little pond, some creeping phlox and we have some white waterlilies that have been coming back every year.


I have traveled past this farm and barn too many times to count during the 27 years we have lived in our house.

For Tom's Barn Collective I have drive by shots of some neighborhood barns.


Thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. As always, thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.

Thanks to Jesh our host for Seasons
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective
Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday   last Monday of the month
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

95 comments:

RedPat said...

There is no need to leave your neighborhood for good shots, Eileen!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen.

I love your frog pond.
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Magia da Inês said...

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Imagens super lindas, muito agradáveis!

Boa semana!!!
Beijinhos♪ه° ·.

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Debby Ray said...

You have so much beauty all around you! Love the great country scenes...Happy May Day! :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

26!

Dina reminded me it will be 30 for us this year.

Hum. Maybe I should break down and buy her some flowers.

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures Eileen . . .
Great close up of the Eagles and their nest!

Gunn said...

Nice images, and the nest is impressive!
Enjoy the season.

TexWisGirl said...

a very happy anniversary to you both!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen, to both of you! You chose a beautiful month for your wedding -- and to celebrate each year -- especially for nature lovers such as you two. Beautiful spring flowers -- and how lovely to have both an Eagle nest and a heron rookery right in your neigihborhood.

Tom said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen! You must have an amazing yard, wonderful sights. I sure wouldn't mind passing by that farm either. Thanks for joining The Barn Collective and I hope to see you again.

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats on your anniversary... You two have such a wonderful life together --and get to travel quite often... Love it!

Great post --and I love seeing your flowers. BUT--my favorite today are the EAGLES... Awesome!

Happy May 1st.... Amazing how quickly it got here. I will publish a blog post tomorrow.

Hugs,
Betsy

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the heron on the nest.
Happy anniversary!

ellen b said...

Hello Eileen! Love your series of photos and collages. Great barns and fences. I'm visiting from Barn Collective. I also enjoyed that quote about Spring!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy Anniversary Eileen! I wish you and your husband all the best in the years ahead!

How wonderful to have so much beauty and nature around you -- No matter how many times I see them, eagles are really amazing!

Happyone said...

Always enjoy seeing all your beautiful pictures.
Happy Anniversary!! : )

Linda said...

Amazing captures, Eileen! So rare for me to see large birds nesting. That is it is a rare thing here in Montreal! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love the nesters... and oh those blooms.... YAM xx

jandi said...

Happy anniversary to you! (My dad's birthday is on the 4th) you live in a beautiful place! Have a lovely week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy 26th anniversary in advance!! :) and I love that eagle's nest picture!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful flowers :)

I wish you a nice week!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful views, lovely flowers, Eileen, nice collages!
Many greetings!

Janneke said...

You live in a beautiful neighborhood Eileen, and more important is that you have an eye for all the beauty in nature. Wish you and your husband a Happy 26th Anniversary.

Margaret Adamson said...

Congrulation on your anniversary Eileen. A lovely selction of varied images in this post.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing clicks.
Happy 26th Anniversary to both of you in advance :)
Greetings.

Sue said...

Such beautiful blooms in your yard. You are far ahead of us in spring!
Happy May, Eileen

Anu said...

Beautiful landscapes. The photo of Great Blue Heron is wonderful. Happy anniversary!

amo sin blogg said...

I like your photo of barns.
Your flowers-collection is beautiful, and
big birds are always nice.
I wish you nice days in May :)

Nancy Chan said...

Happy 26th Anniversary to you and your hubby! You live in a beautiful place, so blessed with all the critters and nature.

Stewart M said...

Bald Eagles on your lake? Are you trying to make us jealous - if so its working!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What a wonderful images.. Cheers..

Blogger Jedidja said...

Happy anniversary to you both, Eileen! And thank you so much for ALL the photos. You let me see a NEW world. I love it so much.

The Furry Gnome said...

Can't believe you've got eagles and great blue herons nesting right in your own neighbourhood!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, especially the two Herons, classic.

baili said...

wow loks like you live in heaven ,all is so pretty dear

Marcia said...

Two fabulous nests in such a close proximity to your home. We live a mile from the Patapsco River but I've only seen a blade eagle once in the 10 years we've lived here. At our new apartment, Lake Kittaqumundi (I will have to learn how to spell that) is just a short walk. I know there's a heron rookery at the northern end of that that I look forward to checking out.

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Anniversary,Eileen! You and your husband live in an area that looks like a slice of heaven! Great shots!
Nancy
xo

Gattina said...

An eagle nest, that's something special ! I also love the old barns !

Breathtaking said...

Hello again Eileen!:) A lovely selection of photos. An Eagle's and a Heron's nest in close proximity to my home, would be my idea of heaven. How wonderful for you to be able to see them, surrounded by such beautiful scenery. Have a wonderful time on your anniversary Eileen, and I hope you have many more happy years together.

Debbie said...

i always say the same thing, but you really do live in a wonderful area. so good for you as you have such a love for nature, it seems hubby does as well. i found a bald eagle nest in brick town, the town i live in. it doesn't get any press and i like that. i couldn't get very close for pictures but still, it was wonderful to see. they are so majestic, and they make my heart happy!!!

you are getting some amazing images, nice close ups, i enjoyed everything today but especially the barns. it's nice to have them close by!!!

Sandra said...

so many pretty things to view today, i love the herons and the eagles in the nest and the fire road in the collage i just love it. i would like to wander down it

Ana Freire said...

Wow!!!! That's all I can say!
Amazing shots!... And an amazing place...
Happy anniversary to you both, Eileen! Enjoy your week ahead!
All the best!
Ana

ladyfi said...

So idyllic and lovely!

Mama Zen said...

Happy Anniversary, Eileen!

Missy George said...

Love the nests in this post...Great shots..Enjoy your week...

Marleen said...

Great captures, Eileen.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a beautiful lake Eileen,it must be really special to see the eagle's nest.I love all the pretty pink flowers.

Happy anniversary....enjoy your week!
Ruby

Christine said...

Many congratulTions to you & your hubby Eileen on your wedding anniversary this Wednesday!
You are blessed to live in a very scenic area & there are lots of beauty spots to explore & wildlife to see !
Have a great week!

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, I think you have everyone covered, and your pictures are all great. It looks like the blue heron is too big for its nest.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the Eagle's nest !

Martin Kloess said...

I really love that little pond.

Fun60 said...

I can only dream of looking at an eagle's nest.

Montanagirl said...

Well, I'm thinking you have a wonderful neighborhood, with lots of photo-ops!

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, you lives in a fascinating place! A heavenly place with these beautiful birds and all nature. Congratulations of your 26 years! I wish you many travels together and happy birthday! Good week. Hugs

Linda W. said...

Happy Anniversary! Cool capture of the heron in its nest.

Andrea Priebe said...

Congratulations on 26 years of marital bliss ... and you are blessed by nothing but beauty around you. Love the idea of an Eagles nest you can see ... we have one around somewhere, but haven't been able to locate the new one (the old was blown down several years ago in a bad storm). Another wonderful series, Eileen. I never tire of coming to visit you :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Photo Cache said...

26 is a very big number! Congratulations. May is my wedding month as well.

Worth a Thousand Words

Michelle said...

That Bald Eagles nest is quite a find!

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Anniversary! Great photos and how delightful to find an eagle's nest ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Nora said...

Congrats on the anniversary! And Congrats on finding the eagles nest nearby. I am so jealous of you! We moved from an area where I had four eagles nests and now have none! I miss it. You will get some good shots! You have an amazing body of work Eileen, I want to congratulate you and recognize you for the blogging you do, and all the lovely comments.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Great snaps, Eileen.
I particularly enjoyed the nest and the reservoir!
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

September Violets said...

For all the trips you take to other conservation areas Eileen, I think you have the BEST spot right outside your own door. That's amazing that you have both a bald eagle nest and a GB heron nest within walking distance. Love the photo of the heron. I can see the eagles' nest across the lake in that one shot. It must be great to watch them fishing in the lake! You have lots coming up in the gardens too! I'm still waiting for just ONE flower to bloom here ... maybe by the weekend! Enjoy your week,
Wendy

The Yum List said...

We get some type of eagle that flies in front of our apartment building in Kuala Lumpur - even in the middle of the city. I'm always happy to see them.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots from your yard.

jeannettestgermain said...

Congrats with you anniversary - that it may continue many years more! wow, I wish I could say that I lived this long in a house - 15 years was the longest ever:):) Love the heron nest, and your little pond, and of course the collage of flowers you linked for SEASONS! A great Spring tribute:) Have a happy week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You live in a beautiful area, Eileen! the lake is so pretty and I'm sure attracts a lot of wildlife. Many farms are ranches are being sold here to developers--is it the same there? Having that eagle nest nearby must be such a treat--how many eaglets did they have?

Zizi Santos said...

Parabéns!
mutias felicidades para o casal!
adorei ver o ninho e as paisagens!
seu jardim é lindo!
bjs

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! You live in a beautiful area.

Amy Franks said...

wow Happy Anniversary, hope you celebrated it and enjoyed the occasion :-)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Have a wonderful Anniversary tomorrow Eileen. Doesn't 26 years just fly by!
Gorgeous images of your phlox. You are so lucky to have a heron nesting near you!!
Have a great week ahead :)

Wandering Wren said...

Wonderful Eileen I have a little pond too with water lilies in it which give me great joy, as clearly does everything you have around you - it is infectious :)
Happy Anniversary I hope you are doing something special!
Wren x

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e uma boa semana.

Birgitta said...

So beautiful nature photos!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So many great shots! I expect we'll be seeing more of those eagles. How great to have them nesting nearby. Love your cute little pond too! Have a great week.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a selecção de fotos é perfeita, as dos ninhos para o meu gosto, são as mais lindas.
AG

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

very relaxing post. hope you are well this week. lots going on around here. cleaning up after a camping trip. washing. laundry. did i mention cleaning. i am exhausted but so much more to do. lots of rain too. i wonder if we are in Ireland? have a great one. ( ;

Laura. M said...

The birds know it is time to brood and are in the nests. Good pictures Eileen.
Buena semana.
Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Anniversary Wishes to you both.

I love how you include so many wonderful photo's and mosaics in your posts, they are a joy to look at.

All the best Jan

Christian Perrin said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Eileen! I'm also very happy for you that it is springtime where you are, it must be lovely to walk among all the bird nests and new flowers by that lovely lake!

Lois said...

These are such great photos Eileen! I love seeing the both of of those nests.

ann said...

What a treat to be able to photograph nesting eagles and a heron. We have both here, but it seems that they are nesting on private property. So far the rabbit here leave the tulips alone and we don't have deer here, thankfully. Great photos, especially the barn. Love your water feature, especially the frog. He seems right at home.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Way to build a post! Lots of memes! You have amazing photos.

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your garden is looking lovely - and what a beautiful area to walk around, right on your doorstep. Hope you are having a good week.

Lea said...

A wonderful series of photos!
Lovely to see the Heron on the nest!
Hope you are having a great week!
Lea

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the eagles look very content together on their nest

J said...

The nests, occupied so diligently, are perfect for this season of Mother's Day!
Your settings are so spacious and peaceful!

NatureFootstep said...

congratulatuons to the Anniversary and all the beauties around you. I too would like to have trees with eagles in them :)

Gail said...

What an amazing collection! I am glad to know what a Blue Heron nest looks like.

Donna Heber said...

Lots of wonderful blooms and scenery! Love that Heron's nest Eileen.

Wendy said...

A lovely selection of photos. It sounds wonderful that you have an eagle's nest so close to you. I love the heron, too. You have so much to watch where you are. The spring flowers are beautiful.

Neil said...

Great post.

edenhills said...

The eagles' nest is amazing! Love the barns and fences.

PlantPostings said...

Beautiful wildlife photos! Happy anniversary! The photo of the eagles--actually all the photos--are great. How nice to have a lake on your property!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Lots of neat photos in this post. My favorite is the Great Blue Heron on nest! Very, very nice! Always appreciate your kind comments on my blog. Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Happy anniversary! The lake is beautiful. I love the eagles and all the flowers.