Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hashawha Nature Center

Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

I am sharing another visit to our local Hashawha Nature Center, hubby and I often enjoy our walks on their various trails. These images are from Sept 15th. The Green Heron perched on a wire above the Hashawha Lake. 



The sky was a pretty blue, some white puffy clouds around.



A pretty flower, I believe the insect is a skipper.

"Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature." Nerval







A view of the sky and Lake Hashawha.




A Great Blue Heron walking in the lily pads.


Below are two Sulfur butterflies, not sure exactly which ones. They are several Sulfur species. There is the Orange Sulfur, the Clouded/Common Sulfur, Clouded Yellow, Pale Clouded Yellow. 

My guess and it is only a guess this is the Common Sulfur. Let me know what you think?


The flowers were beautiful near the lake.



I think these are Asters, they are a pretty pink.


For Tom's Barn Collective, we pass by several barns on the way to the nature center. This barn has a pretty quilt.


This one street has lots of farm and barns, I like this big yellow barn.






Some fall colors along the road.


Another barn and farm scene a little further down the road to the nature center.  Sorry the willow trees are blocking this barn.



I am thankful for the time to enjoy the flowers, birds and our walks.
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday
Thanks to Tom for hosting  The Barn Collective

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

67 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A breath of fresh air!!! YAM xx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

rupam sarma said...

Nice post. Beautiful pics from Hashawha Nature Center.
Greetings.

✿ chica said...

O blog ganhou roupa nova?Está lindo! E as fotos?Maravilhosas! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Tom said...

...Eileen, lots of beauty in this area. A yellow barn and a quilt barn, you hit the jackpot. Thanks for sharing, have a fabulous day!

Mildred said...

Good Morning. These are such pretty pictures. It's hard to choose a favorite. I do love the barn with the quilt. Have a lovely day.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen, this a beautiful area. So much to enjoy from the herons to the butterflies and flowers.
I love the big yellow barn too.
Hope you have a lovely day!

A Quiet Corner said...

It seems I cannot get enough of those Green Herons, although the big Blues are so attractive. I also like that yellow barn..unique...:)JP

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Nice post and beautiful photos! I love the pretty asters and the yellow butterfly.
Happy Thursday!

Florence said...

Don’t you just love autumn!! Less heat and humidity and such gorgeous colors. My guess is Cloudless Sulphur. Hope you have a good weekend. I will be fairly near you this weekend as we will be visiting our daughter in D.C.

Sandra said...

your flowers are so real i tried to pick one. LOL... just love the skipper on the yellow flowers. yellow is my favorite color for flowers. these are all fantastic

Sylvia said...

I feel like I've been on a walk with you. All your photo's are so good. I love old barns and nature. Thanks for sharing them.

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, if the other autumn colors don't show up we can always count on the Sumac to give us a good showing. It is abundant most everywhere around here and maybe it's out to take over the world. Looks like a lovely walk.
Thanks for sharing your awesome photos. I wish you a beautiful day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Aw, so many lovelies. Best part, that beautiful day.

depraton said...

Beautiful scenes and things to be thankful for. I just love nature. Have a nice day, Nadja

Linda Gross said...

I would enjoy a walk at Hashawha Nature Cente as well. It is a very pretty place. We have an Audubon center nearby. It would be akin to your nature center. It has been a while since we walked the trails there. Someday soon we should walk there.

Lois said...

A wonderful place for photos. I love seeing both types of herons and the leaves are so pretty.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what a beautiful post. The skipper insect is interesting. As always your butterflies and wildflowers are pretty. And I love the Great Heron walking on the lily pads. Thanks for sharing. Jo

Linda said...

Dearest Eileen, this looks like a great place to wander, explore and enjoy. Your photos are beautiful, I really appreciate you sharing them. I hope you are having a great week. :)

Anu said...

What a beautiful place! Wonderful photos! Thank you Eileen.

Linda W. said...

Lots of great heron sightings! Love your photo of the butterfly on the yellow flower.

Suzanne Prickett said...

The sky and trees frame the lake beautifully, then to spot the Heron walking in the lily pads! Wild flowers can be beautiful most of the time, and you captured some very nice ones. Have a very good day, Eileen.

amanda peters said...

Great photos, so bright and sunny, Autumn here can be wonderful when the sun is shining, but been rather dull and wet of late. lovely to see the Herons.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful fall color! Beautiful flowers! And I love the quilt barn. Nice post!

Cranberry Morning said...

I like that big yellow barn too! Barns there are so often cantilevered, whereas here we seldom see a barn like that. I like it!

Jeanie said...

What handsome birds. (You know I am a sucker for herons!). And glorious flowers. Never heard of a skipper. Beautiful territory here, Eileen!

RedPat said...

Such a pretty post for the day, Eileen!

Jeanna said...

Amazing how different the blue and green herons are. There are supposed to be blue herons in a nearby park but I've never seen them. It's cheery to see a bar quilt, isn't it? Nice fall color find. There was a bunch of or I guess kaleidoscope of butterflies around a display of Asters at the Shopko last week. Someone was taking pictures and I didn't have my camera but it was very cool to see. She told me what kind they were but I already forgot.

Cloudia said...

your shots are healers, Eileen! [nice to see clear skies!]

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful shots! I love the quilt barn and the yellow one is huge! I enjoy catching a ride through your camera lens when y'all go on walks. I'm ready for the cooler weather so Mark and I can get out.

William Kendall said...

Herons are always a delight to see.

happyone said...

Gorgeous photos but I think the last one is my favorite.
A happy day to you.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh the Green Heron, isn't it beautiful. And the pictures of nature, precious Eileen.

Debbie said...

beautiful captures for me today, especially those pretty blue skies. it is cloudy and drizzly here.

gorgeous barns, especially the quilt barn!!

Missy George said...

Beautiful series of photos ..Love the Herons and the barns..The last picture is frameable if you crop out the street..Hope you had a pleasant Thursday..

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a beautiful place, Eileen! Love the herons - they always look so intelligent to me. Wonderful images and barns today. Hope your week is lovely. xx Karen

Michelle said...

Eileen, your photos are gorgeous. My favorite is the flower with the skipper. Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend.

The Yum List said...

Yes, what a beautiful blue sky.

Amy Franks said...

Looks like a neat place, good to see colours changing there.

jandi said...

oh my Eileen! that third photo is absolutely stunning! have a beautiful weekend!

Lynne said...

Love a red barn . . .
But the yellow was a refreshing treat . . .
Love your travels and birds too . . .

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eleen,
what a wonderful place by the lake and fabulous photos of the nature and the birds.
Have a sunny weekend ahead !
Best, Synnöve

Lynn said...

Just gorgeous! My favorite is the blue heron in the lily pad.

bookworm said...

What lovely lighting! My favorite was the sunflower. An unusual angle. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A beautiful post filled with wonderful photos - my favorite is the willow by the barn.

baili said...

Awesome photos dear Eileen!

i really enjoyed your capturing ,brilliantly done shots!

beautiful heron and sky views!

you have amazing lenses and great sense for photography

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous sky and nature pics ~ always wonderful ~ ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor)

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures as always!

Thomas Lee said...

Pretty sky over the lake

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Eileen,
I loved looking at your photos. I have managed a fairly nice photo of a blue heron here...such interesting birds. Just for fun I tried to identify your yellow sunflower like flower...closest I could find was brittlebush. But doesn't matter it is lovely and such a treat in the wild. The other is definitely what I call aster and they are wonderful in the fall. I find we have very similar wild flowers though I am many miles away from you in Ontario, Canada.

Jeevan said...

Lovely photos from the nature centre and barns and farms on the way! Liked the red barn and light on yellow flower

Photo Cache said...

Nice to be reacquainted with Mr. Green Heron. He came to visit in my local park one day and I was lucky to snap a shot of him. WE don't get to see them much around my neighborhood.

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Denise inVA said...

Very enjoyable, thank you Eileen. Have a great weekend!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice post with a good collection of pics. Love seeing the green heron since I haven't seen one in person. I always enjoy seeing the blue heron and this one is interesting walking in the lily pads. Thanks.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE this beautiful adventure. And I like the name of the lake area...Native American?

Anyway, the birds, the butterflies, the lake reflections...all so very pretty Eileen.

krishna said...

In the morning when I go to walk,every time i see a heron, which alway makes me remember you...:)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Herons are such interesting looking birds! Love your flower photos too. Have a good weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love that quilt barn and the beautiful scenery.

Lowcarb team member said...

I enjoyed everyone of these photo's, what a brilliant selection.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

the blue sky is a great backdrop for the heron :)

September looks like a great month :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like alovely place for a walk

VioletSky said...

I find it always exciting to find a barn quilt!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Good barn pics and one with a quilt pattern. I love seeing quilt barns! Have a great Sunday.

an Iowa Birderwatcher said...

When I saw the title I looked so much to looking at the post and your pictures. My wife's home was just a few miles away on Stone Rd. When we still had family there, I visited Hashawha regularly. I was greatly disappointed this morning to open it and find most the photos blank [I could only see the 1st, 3rd and 11th].

It is a wonderful place, in an area where there is very little accessible land for walking, birding, etc.

Felicia said...

beautiful scenery in your area. love that quilt barn.

an Iowa Birderwatcher said...

I can see the images now. Reminds me of home.

Karen S. said...

Oh my what a sight for sore eyes! A beautiful place and that quilt on the barn is great! Love your critters here too. Enjoy your day Eileen!

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