Location, location, location

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Teresa's Friday's Hunt
1. Start's with T
2. Weeks Favorite
3. Evening

1. It is Thursday, I am Thankful for living in a beautiful area. It is like having a park right outside my door. I am blessed with beautiful birds visiting my yard like the Rose-breasted Grosbeak seen below. I guess you have heard the saying location, location, location when looking for a house. I can say we live in a beautiful location.

2. The other side of our lake is the dam and the Gunpowder River. I leaned over the dam wall to get a shot of the overflow of water. A cormorant was swimming in the lake above the dam.

Below,  it was a dreary foggy day but the rain stopped so we had to get out for a walk on the fireroad and to the lake.

3. The park I mentioned right outside my door is the watershed and reservoir. The lake is one of three reservoirs that holding drinking water for the city of Baltimore. I can walk out my door and take a walk straight to the lake.

My favorite photo below for the week, we see these wild White Dogwood trees growing in the woods around the lake and off the fireroads.

4. May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. I have always loved the Irish Blessings. Have you had to chance to visit Lynne @ Irish Garden House . Lynne has some beautiful images of Ireland on her blog.

Another favorite Irish blessing:
May the Irish hills caress you,
May her rivers and lakes bless you,
May the luck of the Irish enfold you,
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

5.  A photo of a farm we ride by on the other side of the lake after leaving the dam for both Good Fences and The Barn Collective. Where I live we have the hills, lakes and rivers are nearby, it reminds me of the Irish blessing above.  The cloudy foggy sky continues,  our weather at the beginning of May was not very Springy..

For my Skywatch Friday I am ending my post with another favorite shot of the moon taken on the Evening of April 26th. After that our skies were either cloudy or rainy..

I hope you enjoyed my post and images. 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  
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective


Lindas e belas fotografias minha amiga.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
✿ chica said…
Quantas fotos lindas, bem mostradas .Lugares, flores, lua, aves...Adoro ver e faz bem aos nossos olhos iniciar o dia assim! bjs lindo dia! chica
jandi said…
gorgeous blooms, lake images and those grosbeaks are just lovely! have a beautiful day!
Christine said…
Yes, Eileen, you are so blessed to live in a beautiful location with so much of the beauty of nature on your doorstep! The dogwood blossom is so very pretty and I loved the views across the lake.
Have a wonderful day!
Denise inVA said…
Lovely series of photos and your birds and moon shot are wonderful! Also loved the dogwoods. Have a great day!
We've had a lovely couple of days. Kids coming on the w/e and it's going to be rainy and cold sigh.
rupam sarma said…
Helloo, Thanks for your post and Beautiful photos.
Greetings :)
Karen S. said…
Good morning Eileen, I'm always thankful to stop by and see your posts, and today you've sure included quite a feast for our eyes!
diane b said…
You live in a good spot for walks and studying nature. Lovely shots.
I love the Irish blessing and all of your beautiful nature photos. We both have a love of nature and would have fun hiking together. We might not go very fast trying to take lots of pics though! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
I always think a mist or fog always gives an air of mystery and calm to a place... and grace to a photograph! YAM xx
Lynne said…
I Nice post Eileen . . .
I used to have the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks as visitors at my previous house.
Most have been, "location, location, location!"
Love the Dogwood . . .
TexWisGirl said…
gorgeous dogwoods! pretty little farm! so glad you live so close to the lake/reservoir. and the grosbeaks are brilliant!
Lynne said…
I liked the Irish Blessing too!
ann said…
I love the grosbeak. They don't live here in Colorado, but on ever so rare occasions we do have a male at our feeder--like twice in so years. I don't know if they got lost or were just migrating through. It seems like we don't have the migratory birds that we used too. Loved the farm photo too. You live in a very pretty place.

Yes, you are very much blessed with wonderful location. Lovely birds who visit you.

Happy Thursday, and enjoy your weekend ahead!
Wonderful images as always Eileen. I like them all. Sometimes pictures taken on a foggy or gray day are beautiful.
Anu said…
You live in a very beautiful location. The Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks great.
Sue said…
What a nice selection of photos today< Eileen.
You really do live in a beautiful place.
Enjoyed, as always. Happy Thursday
Sandra said…
your location is one i would love to.. so much beauty right outside your door... when i was selling RE back in the 90's, each person had a location location they wanted. there is the resale value location locations, which was big. but there were others.. like in town, out of town, acreage... we always wanted a location with acres and woods..
I love rose-breasted grosbeaks and evening grosbeaks, but haven't seen any for a while. Loved seeing your photos, Eileen!
Linda W. said…
I love all your bird photos - especially the ones we don't see here on the west coast (like the cute birds in your first photo). Lovely dogwood blooms too.
A beautiful post, Diane, août the beautiful area in which you live. It does seem very close to nature in so many varied xays. I also love Irish blessings...my Dad was Irish and often recited them to me.
Andrea Priebe said…
You definitely chose the right location ... beauty everywhere and constantly changing as the seasons pass ... though I have to agree, yet another year without a real spring. The Birds and the Bees don't agree thought, they are busy making babies :) Beautiful post, Eileen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol
Marcia said…
You are right about location. Some would have said our present location was perfect. It was for us while were both working - a retreat from the hubbub of life. Now as we get ready to move to downtown Columbia location there is important. Walking trails, two lakes, restaurants, shops, library all within walking distance. Most importantly people around in our building at dinner time. All that is an important location factor for us now.

Lovely photos as always.
Linda said…
Glorious series, Eileen! And I am not certain as to whether I have ever mentioned this or not, but just in case I didn't, I love your header! Hugs.
Ida said…
You do live in a very lovely area. How neat to be able to walk to that lake. It's quite pretty. I loved your barn/fence shot. The misty fog adds to the scene.
Nicol Carm said…
Wonderful place to live!
Nancy J said…
Dogwoods, beautiful blossoms, and what a super place to live, walk, and have it all at your back doorstep . Enjoy your weekend.
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) The Rose-breasted Gosbeak is a beautiful bird to see in your garden, lovely photos of them, the pretty dogwood, the foggy fence scene, and the beautiful area where you live. So many blessings!:)
amanda peters said…
Lovely post and photos, blossom looks lovely..
Amanda xx
RedPat said…
You do live in a beautiful area, Eileen!
You do live in a wonderful location, and your photo's are always a joy to look at ... including these you've shown us today.

No matter what the weather may bring there are always beautiful sights to see and sounds to hear.

Enjoy the remainder of the week

All the best Jan
I particulary love the first collage of those birds Eileen
Alexander said…
Nice location. Well chosen. Some beautiful photos here.

Have a good weekend!

Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com
Martin Kloess said…
Wow! Thank you for sharing.
You do live in a beautiful area. I love visiting our state parks and corps lakes. Right now, most are flooded....AGAIN!
Great shots! Have a wonderful weekend!
Beautiful location and photos, Eileen. It is a great blessing to live in a lovely place, surrounded by nature, like you.
Have a Happy Day!!
Peace :)
John's Island said…
Hi Eileen, T is for Thursday, T is for thankful, and I am thankful that you live in some beautiful country and you take great pictures and share them with us! :-) Weekend will be here before you know it and wishing you a great one!
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are simply spectacular, Eileen.
Robin Lamb said…
Eileen, beautiful images!
ellen b said…
There are always interesting things to view in your posts Eileen. Thanks for your visit to my Good fences post. Have a wonderful weekend.
Michelle said…
Nice captures of the Grosbeaks!
Lois said…
You do live in a beautiful area Eileen! Love seeing those Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
Felicia said…
beautiful series of images. I like the dogwoods and the foggy farm.
You really are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing it, and I love the moon shot!!
Ana Freire said…
What a sequence!...
Amazing shots, from the beautiful area where you live, Eileen!
A paradise on earth... from what I always see here!...
Have a great weekend, Eileen! All the best!
Sarah Carletti said…
I love your images! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
wow....thats a brilliant shot of the moon....seriously no words!!!!!
Snap said…
Love your moon series. The dogwoods are gorgeous. I think fog gives images a magical/mystical quality -- pretty. have a lovely week!
Maggid said…
look at those teeny birds!!!

Cloudia said…
See how many friends you have! Thanks for being mine :)
Cheryl @ TFD said…
You have a beautiful series of shots here, Eileen. The moon shot is just awesome! I love the grosbeaks, which I've only seen a very few times in my yard. The dogwood is so pretty and I wish they could stay in bloom all summer. Have a nice weekend!
Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the life in nature, aslo on gray days.
Your moon shot is stunning as well.
Best regards, Synnöve
Mama Zen said…
You take the best shots of the moon!
Ida said…
Popping back in again today. Just wanted to say I thought the birds in the first mosaic were pretty. Enjoyed the photos from the dam, you were brave to lean over for that shot. - Lovely Dogwoods & a great shot of the moon. Have a great weekend.
You are presenting some wonderful shots again. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
Hello Eileeninmd, I liked your blog devoted to the nature of the United States and are always pleased to see and learn from your photos and comments. Thanks for putting those beautiful photos and a hug from Spain.
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, I still have yet to spot a Rose-breasted Grosbeak! I sure want to see them. Have a great weekend!
magiceye said…
Marvelous captures!
Hi Y'all!

Beautiful spring photos!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
What a beautiful post Eileen! You really do live in that Irish Blesding!
Great photos, even on a foggy day!
NatureFootstep said…
indeed, where you live it seem to be beautiful and plentiful with wildlife everywhere. Enjoy it!
Marie C said…
I love the white dogwoods so much...it's something I really miss here.
NatureFootstep said…
not often you share a grey day. Love the soft images :)
Wandering Wren said…
I agree you certainly do live in a beautiful part of our planet - although I believe you will also find the best in everything Eileen, your beautiful personality and generosity shines through your blog and your comments to each of us. Have a lovely week!
Wren x
Tom said…
Some lovely sights here Eileen. The farm setting looks so peaceful. Thanks so much for sharing, stop back soon.
Jim said…
You do live in a very pretty location. I have never seen Rose-breasted Grosebeak. I am supposing it was one pictured on my set of Autobahn (??) bird cards I had when I was young, as I have heard the name. They are bright colored, very pretty. Thank you for showing yours.
Su-sieee! Mac said…
You found a beautiful place to live, Eileen. Simply looking at your photos has a calming effect on me. Thank you!
Gayle atMuldoon said…
The weeds in the foreground accent the distance of the farm and create a good photo composition.
You are indeed blessed with these sights...we have Grosbeaks visiting our Oriole feeder...they seem to like the sweetened water.
Wonderful photos!!! :))

edenhills said…
You do live in a beautiful location! Love all the bird pictures. I haven't seen a grosbeak yet this year. That look down from the dam is dizzying. Love your lake view. Thank you so much for participating in Friday's Hunt. I hope you have a good week.
Spring is so colorful and active after a cold, gray winter. Beautiful images of your world, Eileen. xo
Pat Tillett said…
Wow! What a gorgeous area you live in. About 30 years ago, I worked in D.C. for a year. Part of the deal allowed me to live wherever I wanted (back there) and worked four days a week, so I could commute home every weekend if I wanted. After a couple of weeks of that, I realized that it would be awesome to have three days off a week to explore the mid-Atlantic area. So that is what I did. So many layers of history on top of each other. Also so beautiful...

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