Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back Bay NWR Virginia

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.


Teresa's Friday's Hunt
1. Start's with S
2. Weeks Favorite
3.  Smile

1. I am sharing more of our trip to Virginia Beach and a visit to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It is a gorgeous refuge and reminded me of Chincoteague NWR. There is more walking and they do not have the wildlife drive.


Above the Cardinal, Redwing Blackbird, Yellow-rump warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Horned Grebe, Gull, Northern Gannet, Brown Pelican, Cormorants.

2. One of my simple pleasures... watching the Sunrise. 
For Teresa's Friday's Hunt.. also my Favorite photo for the week.  My photo with the letter "S" the last Sunrise of our trip to Virginia.



3. Another simple pleasure are walks on the beach.
I am not positive but I think the gull above is the Great Black-backed Gull. It looks like it has misapplied the lipstick, LOL.


4. Walking is cheap, fun and safe acceptable exercise.


For Tex's Good Fence meme.....There is also a trail that takes you up to the beach. Check out the Shadows from the fences.


There are five or more trails, some were the boardwalk trails with pretty views of the bay.


5. An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

 I love this deserted beach, not many people around. Pretty blue skies during our whole trip.


 We had fun watching the dolphins swimming back and forth while we were on the beach. I hope you enjoyed our visit the wildlife refuge. We were able to see two refuges during our Virginia trip, this Back Bay NWR and the Great Dismal NWR. I recommend visiting both if you are ever in the area.  As always, thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. Have a happy new week ahead!

To see more pretty skies, fences and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.  Thanks for visiting and for all the nice comments. 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:

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Yet another lovely post from you with a super selection of photo's.
Sunrise's are just beautiful ...sunsets too!

I do like the fence and the walk along the boardwalk, I can imagine being there.

Hope you have a lovely Thursday

All the best Jan

✿ chica said...

Maravilhoso mosaico e lindas todas as fotos!Adorei! Lindo dia! bjs, chica

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, beautiful photos, Eileen! The sunset is so pretty. I could hang it on the wall, and that's saying something because I'm really picky with decor.
Have a great day!

Linda Gross said...

Great selection of pictures for the various memes.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful birds and I love the sunset. How exciting to watch the dolphins from the beach!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely soft hues of the beach. nice boardWALK, too. :) like your new header.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Those are great fence lined walkways, with neat shadows. Lovely wild life shots, beautiful scenery, and sunrise image.:)

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! your gorgeous photos are good for the heart as well as the eye! The ocean views and walks to see so much wildlife is a great boon!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy today!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved the brightness in the sixth shot :)

Tom said...

more and more eye candy

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnifico e belo conjunto de fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Carole DeAngeli said...

Hello Eileen, Thanks for the lovely trip to the beach. There's never a bad day that has surf, sand, sunrise, and birds.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I am imagining the fine sea air, and sharing this walk with you! YAM xx

ellen b said...

Very nice series of photos, Eileen. I'm looking forward to seeing the beach again early in June when I visit my sister in Huntington Beach.
What a great boardwalk. Sunrise on the beach is such a treat. Hope your week is going well.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful series, Eileen! Your posts and photos always make my day! Thank you so much for sharing.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, So glad you get to travel to the various wildlife refuges. What a fun thing. Great snapshots! Have a wonderful day today!

Happyone said...

Another wonderful post with gorgeous pictures. I'd love t walk along the long wooden walkways.

Hilde Van den Bosch said...

You made lovely mosaics of birds and nature, and the sunrise above the see is so beautiful. Always love sunrises and sunsets!
Greetings, Hilde

Nancy J said...

Those boardwalks are great, and white sand, first footprints after the wave washes out, perfect.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

You are so lucky to have gone to these wildlife sanctuaries, Eileen. I think I may have to track one down myself and go fo a road trip! ...:)JP

Liz said...

Fabulous images and post, Eileen!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Super scenes and snaps.
The shadows from the fence along the boardwalk are awesome!
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos. I like your comment about the gull having problems with the lipstick

Giga said...

Beautiful birds, especially the cardinal points out, by their colors. Walk through the almost empty beach and view delfiów For me it would be a wonderful experience. Regards.

Janneke said...

I should like to walk over that boardwalk, so beautiful the view over the sea. And again another bird I never heard of: a Redwing Blackbird, so pretty.Beautiful photos of nature as always and of course I'm also a sunrise lover.
regards, Janneke

RedPat said...

I love those boardwalk trails that get you to places you normally can't reach!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful nature shots and love the boardwalk ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Linda W. said...

Wonderful sunrise capture!

Mama Zen said...

Love that sunrise!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. Have a great weekend.

LV said...

Glad you are out and enjoying the sights and sharing with us.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! I love the pretty shadow on the fence. Great catch!

Happy Weekend ahead, and enoy your day!

Sue said...

That must have been wonderful to see dolphins. I've NEVER. Guess a road trip east is in order!!
Have a great week

Bob Bushell said...

Nice mosiac, but above them all, is the walkway, beautiful Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

yo always manage to get good shots. Sometimes I wonder how you do it. :)

Blogger Jedidja said...

Beautiful pictures. Really good choice. The red bird is special. We have no red birds in the Netherlands. And wow, what a beautiful sunset. Breathtaking.

Carola Bartz said...

I love your bird photos, they're so pretty.

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

I never get a chance to watch the sunrise.

Worth a Thousand Words

Merlesworld said...

Walk on a lonely beach with only gulls for company a good way to start the day.
Merle......................

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That dolphin appears to be in very shallow water! Beautiful sky shots, especially the sunrise with the contrails.

Michelle said...

This is a great series, Eileen!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Love watching the shore and water birds go about their daily routines.

Y'all hurry back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you taking us on the tour of the Refuge. Glorious!!
MB

Indrani said...

The seagull seems to be meditating! I like how the fence disappears in the far end. Wonderful captures! Happy SWF!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place to visit! I love watching the dolphins too when we go to the beach...they are so graceful. Love your photos my friend. Hugs, Diane

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post. Lovey Bird pics.
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Lois said...

It is a lovely beach. I always enjoy seeing dolphins too!

The Yum List said...

I find the sunrise just as wonderful as sunset. Seems fewer people are up early enough to see it though. ;-)

ak-ut said...

such a beautiful sunrise - happy weekend :-)

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful photos of nature. So good to watch the sunrise and listen to the lapping of the waves. And also to enjoy the birds and dolphin. Have a wonderful day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Everything....EVERYthing here today is so gorgeous Eileen!!
I can hear the gentle surf and enjoy the warm morning sunshine. Yes, walking is free [except for the gas and wear and tear on the car to get to some of these GREAT areas such as you share]...and a wonderful way to stay 'in shape'. I too appreciate the simple pleasure of the sunrise.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful post again, Eileen, the sunset is my favorite today.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

amanda peters said...

Lovely post and photos, how lovely to watch dolphins swimming...
Amanda xx

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Love the beach photos. That sunset is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing your blog. Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds and especially the sunset and the sea.
So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

baili said...

wow you painted your trip with wonderful photographs and lovely writing ,enjoyed sooo much this post of your's dear

magiceye said...

The captures are marvelous!!

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful photos! i love that little gull soaking up the sun! have a great weekend!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

I've never been to "the ocean" so I always enjoy seeing the sandy beaches.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photographs and collages, done very well.
I love the sunrise.
Best regards, Irma

Snap said...

Beautiful series. Nothing like wonderful places to walk!

NC Sue said...

My "S" post - Snorkeling on Saint Thomas:
I'd love you to share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen.

I think that gull is not one bit worried about the makeup criticism!
~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Agree completely about morning walks -- and walking in general. Those boardwalks really call my name -- wish I were there. Beautiful ocean, wonderful birds! Thanks for sharing the joy.

Sarah Carletti said...

I love sunrises too and early beach walks!

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful post Eileen, happy weekend to you :)

Noushka said...

When I see all your beautiful birds, Eileen, I am so sorry I didn't buy proper photography equipment when we lived in NC!
I miss the seaside too!
Warm hugs and enjoy your WE :)

Brandi said...

Oh how I love the beach, and a sunrise on the beach is just about my favorite thing ever. Lovely, lovely photos. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hula La said...

Oh my, Eileen, this is a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing. I took my time strolling along the beach and the trail with you. Great shots! Aloha!

Debbie said...

my favorite time to visit the beach is off season, when the beaches are empty!!! nice capture of the dolphin, i use to see them all the time when i was young but i never see them anymore....i just read about sightings on Facebook!!!!

i adore the sunrise, i never wake up in time to see it, so i go instead for the sunsets!! the fences and shadows are very pretty, they look like they go on forever!!!

Ana Freire said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen!
And a great post as usual!...
I just love all the photos, they all have so much to see...
Have a great weekend ahead!
Kisses
Ana

Our photos said...

Very nice ! And oooww that sunrise !

Missy George said...

Wonderful pictures..Nice Mosaic..Love the sunrise..Have a good weekend...

Cloudia said...

*Sigh*

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh I just love the beach....so stunning!

Cath said...

Walks on the beach are one of life's great pleasures! I love your sunrise capture :)

September Violets said...

That beach looks beautiful! Very wild and somewhat desolate with no one around. I once saw a greater black backed gull on our beach, and it was enormous compared to the other gulls around it. I didn't know it's name, but looked it up when I got home. Then I was so happy to have learned a new gull!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful selection of images!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice post with very nice photos! Yep, all those things appeal to me also. Especially so, when they are deserted (or close to it).

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great photos, Eileen. I especially like the shadow one. I wouldn't mind taking a walk along a beach right now.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your post is almost like being there. In fact I can feel the sand in between my toes. I always love seeing the dolphins swim.

Mitzi said...

So many beautiful images! I love the seagull on the beach! He doesn't even seem to be bothered by your presence.

Ida said...

Lovely beach scenes. The boardwalk fencing and shadows was very nice. I so love the ocean and wish I could visit more often but I'll settle for seeing it through wonderful photos like these.

edenhills said...

Great assortment of birds. The sunrise is beautiful. All those beach images are great! I love seeing them because it's been years since I saw the ocean. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great week ahead.

Pauline W said...

As always your photos are delightful. Love the fences and their shadows!