Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park


Hello and happy Thursday, 

Ruby Beach located on the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Olympic National Park. Hubby and I love the Pacific Northwest, the coastline in Washington state was one of our favorite places to visit. 

The view of Ruby Beach from the trail. 



A Chestnut-backed Chickadee seen off the trail.


A view of the beach, a lovely place for a walk during the low tides.




An arch in the sea stack.



A Wilson's Warbler was one of the common Warblers seen during our walks.


Not sure if this is a female Wilson's warbler or a Yellow Warbler, my field guide says the female Wilson's has the black cap but not as noticeable?


The Bald Eagle was another common bird seen along the Washington coast.


More coastline and sea stacks.



A look back at the ocean while walking back up the trail.




My thankful list for today:
How could I not be thankful for these beautiful blue skies and lovely views of the ocean. 

I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.

"I am awake, it is a beautiful day and I am thankful."

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

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

62 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful post and shots! I love the Bald Eagle. Very beautiful!

Happy Thursday!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço, continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

magnifiche fot Eileen... come sempre.

Christine said...

Stunning photos, Eileen! I have to agree with you that this coastline looks amazing!
Great images of the chickadee and a wonderful shot of the Bald Eagle!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
what cuties those warblers are... and the eagle looks as magnificent as should be. It is a very fine spot that! YAM xx

Sussi said...

Such a wonderful place! Love the photos!

Carol Blackburn said...

Your photo "more coastline and sea stacks" is interesting as I see the profile of a man's face in the rocks at the far right edge of the photo. Reminds me of NH "Old Man of the Mountains" profile. We had one in MA too which was the profile of an Indian at what was called "Profile Rock." I see faces in rock outcroppings all the time. And animals too. Kind of like a hobby of mine to look for them. Have a great day!

Tom said...

...what a gorgeous spot.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhhhh

wonderful...I want to get up that way...on my time and not office time...sigh

Gayle said...

Love the arch photo! And all lovely views not common to MD or PA. Thanks for sharing. Happy Day.

Sandra said...

the only time I have seen beaches like the first photo is in photos or movies. have always wanted to see a beach like this one. I love beaches and this is gorgeous

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful images to start my day - thanks for sharing

Lea said...

Lovely photos of the beach, and great sighting of the Eagle!
Have a wonderful day!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh I have been here before! I lived in Washington in the early 1980s and we went there one time. I have never been able to remember the name of the beach but I clearly remembered the sea stacks! They are amazing! Beautiful pictures of all the birds. This is truly a wonderful place.

Denise inVA said...

Spectacular scenery in these photos Eileen. It is a gorgeous part of the country. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)

Linda W. said...

Ruby beach was one of my favorite places on the Washington coast! Were there any stacks of round rocks when you visited?

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous views! Sweet bird shots. The Pacific NW Coast is now a favorite place of mine too!

Florence said...

Best not let my daughter see these photos. She lived in Portland for several years and it nearly killed her when work moved her to Houston. Gorgeous!!

Lois said...

Beautiful beach! So different from what I am used to seeing.

Mildred said...

I would love to visit. Your photos are awesome. Hope you have a lovely afternoon/evening.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh the sea stacks look amazing and I like the shot of the arch in the sea stack.
Wonderful birds too, they are just lovely colours.

Happy Thursday Eileen

All the best Jan

rupam sarma said...

Truly amazing. Awesome pics.
Greetings.

RedPat said...

Love the coastline pic with the sea stacks, Eileen!

Laura. M said...

Cute series. Eieen. Beautiful blue sky and sea !!!
Coming back from summer :))
Buen jueves.
Besos

Jim said...

Great

Nancy J said...

Stunning photos, and the views from the trees,perfect. How would a person leave there and live elsewhere? With huge difficulty I imagine.

Mia said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the bald eagle! Kisses, my friend.

William Kendall said...

A gorgeous place! That eagle really stands out.

Suzanne Prickett said...

What a beautiful view of Ruby Beach from the trail and the coastline sea stacks are marvelous! Your Chestnut Chickadee is pretty precious, and that photo of the Bald Eagle is great. I have yet to see a real Bald Eagle. Love the sea photos, Eileen. Have a great evening!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Eileen for your photo's today. I loved the beach with the rock island both distance and closer and the ocean through the trees. Bliss.
Joy

Missy George said...

Beautiful Eileen..I love coastal scenery..The Northwest is on my bucket list..Have a good weekend..

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, lugar maravilhoso! Os pássaros encantam e fazem o ambiente ainda mais especial, como não agradecer?
Beijinhos...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Just gorgeous! Now here's another place I want to visit some day!! I like the sea stacks that look like bookends.

TL Roberts said...

Lovely shots. That last image of the sea stacks looks rather otherworldly, and surreal.

Michelle said...

The Pacific Northwest is an area I haven't visited...YET! I plan too very soon! I love these views and this area really interests me. Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful scenery that you were rewarded with on your walk!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely shots, Eileen! I especially like that arch in the sea stack one! :)

Have a wonderful week:)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! What a beautiful place to enjoy! Aside from the beautiful eagle, and that cute little chickadee, it looks like you practically had the whole park to yourself!

Photo Cache said...

I thoroughly enjoyed all your PNW posts.

Worth a Thousand Words

Linda said...

What a great place, Eileen! Your photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week so far. :)

italiafinlandia said...

Wonderful captures, as your usual!
The bald Eagle is particularly impressive.
Enjoy a sunny weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Wow, Eileen. I can see why you like Ruby Beach. It's absolutely beautiful, and your first photo is a stunner. All those birds too. No wonder you go back over and over. I would too.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful pictures of birds and natur.

Happy weekend !

Jane said...

Amazing scenery, thanks for sharing :)

Lynn said...

This is an enchanted place. Love all the pics, but love the bird in the tree the most.

Small City Scenes said...

And I am thankful you love Washington State as much as we do.
MB

happyone said...

Wow what beautiful pictures. My favorite though is the very first one.

Fictitious Fashion said...

That arch looks like dragonstone island to me haha

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Denise inVA said...

Beautiful scenery and very pretty birds. Have a great weekend Eileen :)

Cloudia said...

From the top shot a paradise, this is an awesome series dear Eileen!!!

Klara said...

what a beautiful coastline!

Suzan - said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful views on your walk in Washington state!!
That view of the sea stacks AND the eagle!!!
Wonderful trip!!!
Suzan

Brian King said...

Wow, that is gorgeous coastline! Beautiful birds, too. Love the eagle!

Pam Jackson said...

Oh my....BEAUTIFUL shots! I love it. Nicely done.

Felicia said...

Those sea stacks are gorgeous. This is one place I'd like to visit some day.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!

Angie said...

Eileen - Ruby Beach is classic Pacific Northwest - so stunning. I especially like the sea stacks .... Have a great weekend!

Thomas Lee said...

lovely beach and its sea stacks

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

The sea combined with the landscape is stunning.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely sky shots ~ love the keyhole one ~ all very beautiful ^_^

Love and light,
A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka ~ (A Creative Harbor)

NatureFootstep said...

lovely place and sky. Loved to see the little Chestnut-backed Chickadee, can´t remember seeing it before :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, 

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is a western USA bird. You could have possibly seen one in Wyoming and Montana during your trip?
Thanks for the comment and visit.
Have a happy day,
Eileen

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