Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hashwha Nature Center


Hello,

These are some images from our walk at the local Hashawha Nature Center. It is one of our favorite local parks to walk and enjoy nature. There is usually always something great to see there.


The trail going towards Lake Hashawha.


It was a good day to see the butterflies, below are the Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies.


A Belted Kingfisher landed in a tree right above our heads.


It was a pretty sky and cloud day. Great for skwatching.



A bridge and railing on the trail for Tex's Good Fences.


Some Sulfur butterflies, I am assuming they are the Clouded Sulfur. Please let me know if my id is wrong.


For Tom's Barn Collective and Tex's Good Fence here is a barn and fence scnee seen along the ride home.




As always I hope you enjoyed your visit and my photos and post. I appreciate your nice comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to Tom the host of The Barn Collective 

70 comments:

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful butterflies.
They are difficult taking picture of.
You are a clever photographer.

Have a nice Thursday.

Jedidja said...

Eileen, have a fine day! I love the photo of the Kingfisher! Other colors than the Europian Kingfisher. So nice. What climat had this area? Tropical? Greetings and compliments for your beautiful photos.

Stewart M said...

Those are some seriously blue skies - not seen that for a while here - we are having record September rainfall, and we have only had 15 days of September so far!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos from Hashwha. Dragonflies are so pretty too, as well as the fritillaries!
Have a lovely day!

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen
What a terrific spot to see things. Love the Kingfisher--he's having a crazy hair day!
:D

✿ chica said...

Tão lindo, borboletas, céu, tudo na natureza encanta! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Particularly love today Eileen... YAM xx

Tanya Breese said...

great photos from your day...that barn is wonderful! have a great day :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas minha amiga.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Andarilhar

ann said...

A good day out. Lots of birds and insects to watch. And we always enjoy seeing the old barns. Wish I could have tagged along.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

That's what I call a one lane bridge. Happy Day.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Great fence and barn. I always enjoy your nature photos. Hug B

Sandra said...

LOVE the barn, so beautiful and I am not sure I would fit on that tiny bridge. never seen one that small before...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You KNOW I hate nature, blue skies, clouds, flutterbys, birds, all that stuff.

(I love visiting with you)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos, and I really loves all your butterflies!

Happy Thursday, and enjoy your weekend ahed!

Debbie said...

i like the Clouded Sulfur, i think i am seeing those around here right now. and that's a gorgeous barn, looking kind of huge, with all the components that make it special!!!

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . .
Love a barn with windows . . . .
I need to go back and count.
I'll let you know . . .

Lynne said...

I can see 44-45 . . .

Mary Hone said...

Pretty little butterflies. What a nice place for a wander.

Andrea Priebe said...

Awesome that there are so many butterflies that they gather together in groups. We have had very few this year. I think I have seen only two Monarchs all summer ... so sad. Not sure why that is happening. I used to get many in my yard and I have a lot of Milk Weed on my hill. Well, I am happy for you that you have so many wonderful places to walk and so much beauty to take in. Have a good week and weekend, Eileen :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Ruth Kelly said...

That last shot is stunning. As I viewed the narrow foot bridge, I wonder if I would dare cross it although it did look very sturdy.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Your countryside is just lovely! And, narrow, out-of-the-way bridges are so fascinating. And, you get great shots of some very pretty butterflies. Have a wonderful weekend.

Elaine said...

I didn't realise I had a bridge phobia until I saw that photograph. The belted kingfisher is wonderful, the first one I have seen.

Linda W. said...

Great photo of the orange butterflies!

Summer said...

Such a beautiful place! And those critters are so cute ♥

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Margaret Adamson said...

What alovley place to go for a walk and lots to see and photograph. Love the barn adn the butterflies as well as lted Kingfisher Eileen.

Bev said...

Beautiful pictures...love the butterfly!!

Sandi said...

These are such beautiful captures! ...but tht bridge is a little screamy. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, Such a pretty day for being outdoors. I enjoyed all the pictures, especially that big ole' barn. GA just does not have barns like that any longer.
Have a nice afternoon.

Linda said...

What a great place for a nature walk, Eileen! Your photos are beautiful!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots!

Bruce Clark said...

Nice set of shots👍

Kay said...

Love the photos. Looks like a place I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the 'fence' on your nature walk!!!

Laura. M said...

Precious all butterflies and dragonfly, Eileen.
Barely visible here.
Good Thursday friend ;)
Besos.

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, that is a wildlife. I love it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved this walk Eileen! I am so impressed that you know so many butterfly names -- and impressed that you got such good pictures; especially of more than one of them at once.

Ida said...

What a pleasant looking day. The area looks like a great place to enjoy nature. I love seeing butterflies. That bridge wouldn't be one I'd try crossing. Loved your barn/fence scene.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think that's the biggest barn I've ever seen! It must be a huge farm. Love your photos today! Lots of interesting things to see when you get outside. Hugs!

Nadezda said...

Hi, Eileen,
I love these Sulfur butterfly, very pretty, nice color! I also liked your photo of sky and clouds.

Cloudia said...

EACH of these shots is excellent! But I love the butterflies! Thanks, Eileen <3

Happyone said...

Wow gorgeous photos. Great place for walking. Love the barn. That is sure a narrow bridge. I'd like to walk across it. : )

RedPat said...

Love the butterfly pics, Eileen!

Lowcarb team member said...

Skywatching can be great fun can't it!
Love your choice of photo.

This week is fast dis-appearing - enjoy its remaining days.

All the best Jan

Missy George said...

Love the barn and the butterflies..Great shots..Is that a one way bridge??

The Yum List said...

Your butterflies on the flower photo is gorgeous.

Martin Kloess said...

What a beautiful day you had Thanx for spreading your joy

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful post! I like the butterfly / thistle shot.

Photo Cache said...

We also have a fave local park that we go to every chance we get. It's not as pretty lush as this one, but it has its own charms.

Love the butterfly shots.

Worth a Thousand Words

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat barn! love the blue skies and puffy clouds at this time of year. :)

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Eileen, well it is Thursday and I finally made it to your blog. I cannot get there by using my laptop and we share this desktop. I love this share and seeing your butterflies are wonderful. I have seen so few this season...finally saw a Monarch and it had slightly battered wings. I also saw a Fratilliary just this afternoon and it was sadly torn and I took no photos. The Summer has escaped me, no vacation again this year and so I am going to enjoy seeing where everyone else has been visiting and pretend I have been there with you~

Jim said...

Great shots.

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful photos, so many pretty things to focus on. Have a great day Eileen.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The nature center looks like a great way to spend a few hours.

Nancy Chan said...

The butterflies, dragonfly and bird are posing for your camera. Pretty barn and fences. Have a beautiful weekend!

baili said...

amazingly captured .loved the flowers and butterfly .beautiful barn .best wishes

jandi said...

awesome butterflies, kingfisher and dragonfly! and beautiful skies! have a beautiful day!

joanna said...

Hiya Eileen,
Gorgeous thistle/butterfly image and the sulfur mudpuddlers are interesting.
Thanks for your visit and for taking us along on your walk today.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen.
So beautiful butterflies and great photos! Have a nice weekend!

Lea said...

That is a huge barn!
Love the butterfly photos!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Sussi said...

Looks very nice! great photos!

rupam sarma said...

So nice pics. Lovely butterfly pics.
Greetings. Happy Weekend.

thomas said...

like the barn shot

Lynn said...

What a beautiful place and beautiful walk!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful wildlife. Loved to see the "butterfly dance " :)

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

I LOVE how you know all the names of these birds and butterflies etc. :) I had one visiting a week or two ago ad did a post about her but no clue as to her name.

Why it was "Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies" according to Eileen.

Now if mine was not, it was a close cousin! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another fun outing! The butterflies are always fun to see because they're just so captivating and carefree, but the Kingfisher is truly a treat, I don't see them nearly enough!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Clouded Sulphurs I'm pretty sure, and that's a nice Common Pondhawk too, Eileen.
~

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Great nature shots. aren't they♡♡♡
The one with two butterflies on the thistle flower is fantastic and incredible(♡^.^♡)

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

Tom said...

What a grand barn, Eileen. I wonderful with all the windows what it is used for, it's a style that would not be found here. Thanks for sharing this week and I hope that you pass a barn or two in your travels.