Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hashawha Nature Center Part II

Hello,

I took a lot of photos during our walk and visit to the Hashawha Nature Center. I saw so many butterflies, this summer seemed to be the year of the butterfly for me.



The Swallowtail butterflies were everywhere.


The waterlilies were beautiful in the smaller pond.


Waterlilies, Slider turtle, Chickadee and some Black Eyed Susans.


A Monarch Butterfly landed on the boardwalk in front of us.


Carroll County, Md is mostly farm land so we see lots of barns during our outings.



Thanks for coming along on my walk, I hope you enjoyed these photos.
I thank you 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 the host of 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

73 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I am so glad that you have seen so many flutteries - have seen but two this whole summer here... YAM xx

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas tuas fotos,adorei! bjs, chica

Florence said...

The butterflies are gorgeous! Sweet little chickadee and the turtle is certainly soaking in the rays!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Linda W. said...

I'd love to visit someplace that had so many butterflies! I'll bet it was beautiful.

Karen said...

I enjoyed your pics very much. I saw two tiny turtles on my walk today and lots of tiny yellow butterflies. You know how to charm them into posing for you! Have a great day.

The Yum List said...

I'd like to start my day like that turtle - having a stretch and catching some sunshine on a rock.

TexWisGirl said...

really nice mix. flowers, butterflies, waterlilies, turtle, barn. :) and even a fence in there.

Cloudia said...

Your top butterfly shots are impressionistic and Art!

Michelle said...

Lovely captures of the butterflies. I always enjoy seeing them.

Tom said...

Eileen, what a fabulous collection and a barn to boot! I have seen very few butterflies this year, not a good sign. Thanks for your visit, please hurry back.

Mildred said...

Oh what sweet photos. Love the turtle, chickadee and butterflies. I hope your week will be very nice.

Suzanne Prickett said...

What beautiful photos today! How cool is that turquoise barn, along the beautiful green countryside. You do seem to have the privilege of the prettiest butterflies, don't you? The chickadee is one of my favorite birds. I have actually had the pleasure of watching one build a nest a few years ago. Remarkable photos, great post! Have a great week ahead, Eileen!

Linda said...

I am really enjoying this series, Eileen! So many beautiful things to see!

Nancy J said...

Photo #2, lovely seed heads, is that the Globe Thistle? Beautiful butterflies everywhere.

pattisjarrett said...

You have had a treasure trove of butterflies this year. I think I've seen more here than the last couple of years. Interesting barn with the doors on the side, loft, I suppose?

Sussi said...

very beautiful!

Janneke said...

Beautiful Monarch and Swallowtail and still so many white water lilies flowering in September.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the center, the butterflies and all the beuatiful nature around.
Best regards, Synnöve

jandi said...

I am enjoying all these beautiful butterflies! and also the turtles! and water lilies! have a beautiful week, Eileen!

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen, I'm just fluttering by to admire your butterflies - I'm hoping our Summer here in Australia will be the year of the butterfly also!
Wren x

baili said...

wow you got an artistic eye to realize the beauty of nature and to capture it so amazingly ,photos are lovely like always .
best wishes for each step you take dear

Sandra said...

love those water lilies.. the flutterbies are so pretty

Anu said...

So beautiful butterflies. Have a great week!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What an amazing capture of the monarch butterfly Eileen. Loving the waterlillies & that very cute turtle!
Have a fabulous week :)

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Beautiful lotus flowers and nice click.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely shots. I do love flutterbys

Happyone said...

Lots of pretty butterflies. Like the turtleL
Nice barn - a different color than usual.

amo sin blogg said...

How beautiful waterlillies and butterflies !!!

Maggie said...

What a lovely quiet stroll you have taken us on today, Eileen, imagine the Monarch butterfly landing so close! Love the cute turtle too
Thanks for sharing them with the Mosaic Monday crowd today.

ellen b said...

Good morning from the Pacific Northwest Eileen. Fun collages with those great creatures. Hope you have a wonderful week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those waterlillies! You always take the best nature photos! Hugs!

Gingi Freeman said...

What a beautiful, sunny day, and such gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Jan Jackson said...

I find it challenging to capture butterflies on camera. Love your photos!

Lady Fi said...

Oh my - so gorgeous! Have a lovely week.

Małgorzata P said...

Piękne zdjęcia. Śliczne motyle.Miłego tygodnia.

Jeanna said...

Lovely nature shots, good job on the butterfly close up.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos,and I really love your photo of the Monarch butterfly! What a beauty!
Enjoy your new week!

Bob Bushell said...

Nature is the word, fantastic Eileen.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the Monarch !

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photo walk with you ~ your nature photography is superb ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Martin Kloess said...

This is unbelievable. Have your learned to photograph a dream?

Christine said...

Superb collection of butterflies & turtles & a beautiful barn. Would that happen to be an Amish buggy peeking out the side door? It looks like their red safety triangle.
Great post!

Missy George said...

Love the Swallowtails and Monarchs..Pond shots are fun as well..Enjoy your week..

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very pretty butterflies and I love water lilies! I grew one in a pot one year and it bloomed and bloomed. I love the color of that barn - such a pretty shade of blue. Hope you have a nice start to your week, Eileen! x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is good news any time anyone has a "year of the Butterfly" ... but it is especially good news for us when it's you and you share them. Thank you!!!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

How wonderful to see Monarchs anymore...and that waterlily photo...gorgeous!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

You are so fortunate to see so many wonderful butterflies.
I like those waterlillies too, they are always nice to see on a pond.

I hope the new week has started well for you.

All the best Jan

krishna said...

beautiful pictures of nature...

Shantana said...

Wow! You are really very luck to be seeing all these beauties ( I just love butterflies)and capturing them so well! Have a great day!

Al said...

Very pretty scenes. Monarchs are my favorite butterflies, they're so beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - just wow!!! Love all those butterflies - and the barn is charming.

Marco Silva said...

Lovely =) Great pictures and creatures ;)

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Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo este belo trabalho fotográfico.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

ann said...

I always enjoy your wildlife photos and farm/barn photos. Great photos of the butterflies. We see an occasional monarch as it flits through the yard on it's way to Else Where. Enjoy your week.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to see so many butterflies, not many here this summer

Reader Wil said...

Dear Eileen! Your photos are so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

Love the butterflies. It's a pity you only get to see a lot of them in butterfly habitat.

Worth a Thousand Words

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful post Eileen....thank you!

Happy Tuesday!
Ruby

"E."BethEdwardsVA said...

i need to email you ... hope i can find your email address ... got a few book related ???'s ... love your shots ... butterflies are so my fave. have a great week, Eileen!! you take care & have a ball in all you do. ( :

podso said...

Your butterfly photos are beautiful! I wish you could see the butterfly garden at our grandchildren's school!

Connie Smiley said...

That's a beautiful place, Eileen! Thanks for bringing us together.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Oh, how I love butterflies! However, I do not have patience to photograph them. I am glad you were able to capture them.

Debbie said...

as for the butterflies, it has been the opposite for me. BUT we went to a butterfly conservatory in canada, 2000+ butterflies, that made up for it.

gorgeous captures and mosaics, i think the monarchs are migrating now!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Your butterfly photos are excellent. Another fine post here. I wanted to thank you for your kind words about my post re the cruise up to Alaska. I appreciated that! I hope you and your husband will consider another cruise to Alaska ... each one is different and special in its own way. Have a fine week ahead!

Denise inVA said...

A splendid series of nature photos again Eileen. Thanks for sharing them and have a great week :)

Barb said...

As I've said before, you're the butterfly whisperer! I love the little turtle sunning itself.

Smareis said...

Suas fotos são maravilhosas. A natureza é uma grande benção.
Eu adoro foto de celeiros e esse ta lindo. Parabéns. Gostei muito de passar aqui.
Um abraço!

Phil Slade said...

Hello from Greece. I see you're still having some rewarding walks Eileen. Enjoy the rest of your week. Phil.

diane b said...

Super butterfly pics

Tom said...

Oh, so much to enjoy!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, your Swallowtail butterflies in the collage and with flowers are magnificent♫♫♫ I still regret that I didn't have camera the day before yesterday. We are in the grave yard visiting week in Japan called ohigan. While approaching, I found very rare butterfly on the beautiful flower alongside the river bank(^^;)
I love the waterlines as well, they are beautiful on the rainy season around June here.

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

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, thank you for such joyous views! Enjoy your day and the first day of autumn!

Rambling Woods said...

You saw one more monarch than I did. It was a disappointment to me..... lovely photos Eileen... Michelle