Sunday, August 21, 2016

NCR Trail


Hello

I have been jumping around with my posts lately these are images are from June. On this day back in late June, hubby and I took a walk on our local NCR bike trail. I am sharing some of the scenes from our walk, the trail, a Common Yellowthroat Warbler, daylilies and a fish.




A Common Yellowthroat Warbler is seen all summer along this trail. It is a cute bird wear his black mask and quite the singer.


The NCR bike trail.


This stream follows along side the NCR trail. Looking over the side of the bridge we saw this big fish, not sure what kind it is?


NCR trail are the initials for the North Central Railway. This walking and biking trail was an old railway that went from Northern Baltimore County into Baltimore City.




Along the bike trail we tasted some wild berries, a rose bush on private property and some daylilies along the river bank.


On the way home a farm and barn scene. I tried to zoom in on the barn and silo but it sits down low on the hill.


Also, sharing some local barns for Tom's Barn Collective. The barn below is a little hidden behind the tree, the brick silo is cool.



 I have not been out on many birding trips lately, I have been reading a lot more. My most recent book was called The Shell Seekers. It is a 1987 novel by Rosamunde Pilcher, a great story by a wonderful author. I highly recommend this book. Back to the birding, I hope to go to the Delaware shore soon to seen the migrating shorebirds.


Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for the nice comments.  Have a great day and new week ahead!

Here is my list of memes for the week, I hope you can check one or some of these fun memes and the participants post.

Thanks to Tom for hosting the The Barn Collective
Thanks to Jesh for hosting Seasons
Thanks to Maggie of Normandy Life  the new host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

85 comments:

Sue said...

That NCR bike trail looks wonderful. I think hubby and I would enjoy that!

Linda said...

Hi Eileen, what gorgeous captures! I also love how you display your photos. I am currently reading a book entitled "Come be my Light" by Mother Teresa, sent to me by a blogging friend, and it wasn't from a giveaway I participated in, as I don't participate in them, she just sent it to me thinking I would enjoy it. I really am. I hope you are having a great weekend. :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful birds and flowers! Wild berries tast very good :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Beautiful pictures and amazing fish. Good Day.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful collages and pics. Happy Sunday Eileen.. :-)))

Janneke said...

Your barn photos are always a treasure, but of course I also love that little Yellowtrhroat warbler.

Nancy J said...

Your display today is stunning, lovely circles, ovals and hearts , and the birds, as always, beautiful.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Gorgeous post Eileen. Love the presentation and the Warbler is beautiful.
Have a brilliant new week :)

Lynne said...

Nice photos Eileen . . .
I love listening to the birds . . .
Makes porch sitting very nice!

September Violets said...

I've had that same warbler travel through my yard during migration one year (just once). You were able to get some great photos of the birds. The trail looks perfect for biking. We go on an old railroad bed when we go camping, but only a small portion of it has been converted (20 km approx). Makes for a comfortable ride :)
I read The Shell Seekers way back when it first came out and loved it!
Wendy

amo sin blogg said...

Så flott sykkel-sti gjennom nydelig natur.
Du finn alltid så fine motiv å fotografere.

Ønsker deg ei fin ny uke.
Klem fra Anne-Mari

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I was late with my post to link but I cross the basin will vogelnde Saturday links on your blog :-)

In this psot leave you again see very many beautiful pictures. You were on the bike and to walk and saw many beautiful things move. I wish you a very happy new week.

Greetings, Helma

Cloudia said...

SO Refreshing! Your warbler is now my screensaver, Eileen. Have a great week

Phyllis Oller said...

Loving the birds & the lastbarn picture,I love barns,phyllis

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful outing. Thanks for letting me tag along

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing about your latest book. Your photos/collages are gorgeous today. We have had thunderstorms today, so we've stayed indoors.

Lois said...

I love all your photos! It looks like a great place to walk.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh Eileen, they are superb photos.

The Yum List said...

The Common Yellowthroat Warbler is perfectly camouflaged amongst the tree leaves.

Martha said...

What a beautiful collection of photos. What would we do without digital cameras?
:0)

krishna said...

very nice photographs.. today mooring while i was walking on the nearby trail i spotted one stork and one baby fox.. :)

Tom said...

Eileen, thanks for linking to The Barn Collective this week. The barn with the brown glazed tile silo is a delight. I hope that more barns are along the way for you.

Lea said...

Lovely photos!
I enjoyed reading the Shell Seekers years ago. Perhaps I should read it again
Have a great week!

Michelle said...

I love how you arranged that first photo collage!

Jeanna said...

Seems like a friendly trail with the stream running along side of it. That looks like a trout. Bet the mosquitoes are brutal.

Felicia said...

Such a pretty place for a stroll. I think your fish is a trout of some kind, maybe a brown trout.

I like the barn with the brick silo, they are neat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Reading is another joy to rediscover after retirement!! So good to read a book without falling asleep after a couple of pages! But you have been getting some remarkable pictures outdoors as well.... and your collages are amazing. So pretty.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a great place. I love the pictures of the scenery and the Warbler. Have a great week!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely captures esppecially the Warbler

jandi said...

the top collage and second photos are lovely- I love the light-filled images... so beautiful! have a beautiful day!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
such a wonderful trail with many attractions.
Have a nice new week ahead.
Best, Synnöve

Small Kucing said...

LOL.... me too ...i have some pic from few months ago yet to post up.

Love your collage.

Hmm. ... I have been reading less nowadays. got hooked with the Drama series. Don;t ever get hook by them. It's very hard to get rid off

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful Bird and flower. Bike path looks wonderful. Beautiful shot of the fish under the water.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

That trail looks wonderful and I love your creative collages! :)

"E."BethEdwardsVA said...

looks very green. i enjoy your barn shots. have a lovely week, Eileen!! ( :

Pondside said...

That first mosaic is really lovely! I've never seen that bird - such an unusual colour. I'm glad you enjoyed the Shell Seekers. You'd probably like Coming Home by the same author!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the birds and berries in your post today along with the barns!
Have a fun week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a crazy looking fish! Love the pretty flowers and ripe berries. Enjoy your week sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS Have you seen the movie Shell Seekers with Angela Landsbury? It's one of my favorite books AND movie! Hugs!

podso said...

Your photos are always wonderful. I like all the green in the first ones. The bird does blend in. Nature at it's finest. Love all your creative mosaics!
You too have a good week.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Your trails are so pretty year around. My husband occasionally travels back to your area and always tells me how pretty the terrain is.
Wish Texas was little prettier.
Oh, we moved the hummingbird feeder closer to the house and changed out the nectar and watched about 5 Hummingbirds last night-so neat:)
Have a fabulous week,
Jemma

Maggie said...

Dear Eileen,
I read the Shell Seekers many, many years ago in fact I think I've read most of her books, glad you enjoyed it too. Love your mosaics, so clever, especially the one made of circles.
Happy Trails and Happy MM.
Maggie

Snap said...

You have so many wonderful spots to walk and bird/nature walk. I alway enjoy your posts. Happy Monday!

Cranberry Morning said...

I always love your bird photos, Eileen, and today that barn, tile silo, and fence! Nice collages for the new Mosaic Monday. I hope to get back to all those fun memes sometime this fall. Have a wonderful week. - Judy

Missy George said...

I'm late getting to this post..sorry..There are quite a few of those "rails and trails" in this area..Pretty Warbler..Love the old barn..Nice collection..

Lorrie said...

The yellow-throated warbler is beautiful on his branch among the leaves. Great shot.
Another book by Rosamunde Pilcher that you might enjoy (I see that Pondside mentioned Coming Home, which is great, too), is September. It has Noel from The Shell Seekers as one of the characters.

Laura. M said...

Wonder green post !!
Beautiful nature, Eileen. Berries and hearts are precious.
Buen lunes 😊.
Un abrazo.

jeannettestgermain said...

Great trail you are taking us on here! The roses, the berries,and the yellow road throat warbler are some of my favorites! The Shell Seekers is one of the novels I read and read again! Many thanks for sharing this with SEASONS, and have a great week reading:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Some awesome collages today Eileen.
I too have been reading more than birding [but it's because of the heat index outdoors ...I'd MUCH rather be Birding!!] I hope you get to see many migrating shorebirds on your upcoming trip.

Phil Slade said...

Your post made me reminiscent for the summer Eileen. It was short - just a couple of days if I remember correctly.

Good luck with the trip to Delaware. Hope you see lots of waders and wildfowl.

RedPat said...

The warbler pics are wonderful! Great composition of the pics in this post, Eileen!

Mama Zen said...

I wish that I had those wild berries!

Photo Cache said...

All the greeneries are so refreshing with the eyes.

Worth a Thousand Words

Fun60 said...

Looks a very interesting trail and you took some excellent photos of the warbler. I read the Shell seekers years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Our photos said...

Very nice! I like the part about the railway!

A Quiet Corner said...

I love going through photos I've taken...great fun and memories like these!...:)JP

Happyone said...

Looks like a great place to walk and take pictures.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature shots ~ that bird is awesome! Lovely and creative presentation of your excellent photography ~

Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Fun! I like the way you described the bird with its black mask. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

ellen b said...

Great mosaics and nature shots, Eileen. Hope your week is wonderful!

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely area!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Sorry I'm late in visiting! There is always so much beauty to see on your posts, and the way you have presented your lovely images today is brilliant. Thank you for the hearts, they are so pretty. Hubby and I have been blackberry picking this weekend.
Have a good week!:)

bettyl-NZ said...

What a great place for nature shots!

Hannah said...

I like the Warbler's black mask, what a cool bird! Your heart-shaped mosaics of the berries and red flowers are really pretty. That's a nice hiking trail, with the water as well, Eileen.

Denise inVA said...

I love to hear the birds. Great photos Eileen.

Jan Jackson said...

Looks like a great trail. Love your collages.

Debbie said...

WoW!!!! what a beautiful spot. the light in the bird images is gorgeous!!!!

Alexa T said...

Along the trail, for sure there are so beautiful things to admire! And You've captured them so lovely; I'm so glad and I really enjoyed it. Nature is rich in that place; Many thanks for sharing all these pictures with us! best regards!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Great bird photos, species I discover again here!
Makes me wish I had time to shoot photos when I was living in Raleigh!
Warm hugs and enjoy the rest of the day :)

Sylvia said...

Eileen, I always enjoy your bird pics. Looking forward to the migratory ones. Thanks for the book recommendation, I will check it out. Sylvia D.

Lowcarb team member said...

For me, it's the many wonderful shades of green that make this such a special post, plus the way you've used the mosaics.
Thank you

All the best Jan

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Ida said...

Such a sweet bird mosaic and the bike trail looks like a wonderful place to enjoy nature.

ann said...

Your mosaics are wonderful. They showcase your photograph quiet nicely. You live in pretty countryside with lots of woods that make birding fun and worthwhile. Love your photos.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen!
I wish I could to be there walking on the beautiful trail!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen, love your mosaics - fancy! The warbler is very cute - I've never seen one. I think the fish is a pike, not sure if it is a northern pike or not. I remember them from my childhood around Massachusetts. They have lots of teeth! I read that book - I really liked it! Hope you have a nice week ahead. xx Karen

genie said...

This bike trail looks so similar to one Buddy has been n not too far from here. Such gorgeous spot with wonderful birds and flowers. You always find the most beautiful places to visit and then share the pictures with us. I love seeing them. genie

Karen S. said...

Oh my I wish it was still June! What beautiful greenery! All your photos are just day makers! Thanks for sharing them all!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scenes! And such lush greenery.

Ingrid -auchwas- said...

I love your Blog und your great photos. Have great Day.
Regards
Ingrid

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Fantastic photos!!! Sweet greetings! Kisses:))

xxBasia

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love you birds, Eileen.

And the trout is a nice surprise!
~

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I AM really impressed to see how you arranged thee these mosaic pictures, Dear friend. And Wonerful walk of NCR bike trail and love the sweet Warbler♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Rambling Woods said...

Yes I agree with Miyako, I love the mosaics showing nature off to its best advantage.....Happy Weekend...Michelle

mylandrestorationproject said...

What a pretty bird. Maybe not so common around here. I am pretty sure I've never seen one before. thx for sharing. =)