Monday, October 11, 2010

Birding the Potomac

For my post today I am linking up with a few memes, Mary's Mosaic Monday and Sally's Blue Monday and Marytheteach's Ruby Tuesday  You click on the link to visit these fun memes.

On Saturday we visited The C&O Canal and the Great Falls on the Potomac River. It was a beautiful day the weather and sky were perfect to be outside. I was looking birds and my hubby just enjoys the river and the falls. I can almost always be guaranteed to see the Great Blue Heron here because across the river is a Great Blue heron rookery. The Canada Geese, Mallard ducks, Cormorants and Turkey Vultures were another common sight. I did see a few warblers in the trees along the canal but they were too quick for me to snap a shot. It was neat to watch this kayaker near the Great Falls. We couldn't miss seeing him with the bright red kayak and his blue life vest and helmet.
























Virginia Creeper


















A great blue heron and if you look closely some turtles

















A beautiful sky




















Please visit these great memes listed above Mosaic Monday, Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday. Thanks to the wonderful host of the fun memes. And thank you for stopping by to visit my post and blog.

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! The clouds are so beautiful and the water looks so clean and clear! Wow! Cathy

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  2. What a fantastic trip to see the river, gorgeous! I love the mosaic!

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  3. A picture perfect day, the mosaic is wonderful. Great shots of your day and I hope it was as wonderful as the shots. Take care.

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  4. Wonderful shots- lovely cloudscape!

    Happy RT!

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  5. The creeper is so outstanding, lovely.

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  6. lovely captures. what a beautiful setting. Love the reflection of the heron in the first photo! Happy RT!

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  7. HI Eileen! Oh, what gorgeous photos you're sharing today! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Fantastic photos and beautiful flora and fauna.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  9. I looked closely and spotted those turtles.

    Happy Blue Monday, Eileen! Check out my book giveaways. I just added another one.

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  10. Great shots, Eileen. I would LOVE to visit there. :)

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  11. Your mosaics brought back memories to me, Eileen. When my son lived in Washington DC we often visited the C&O canal and walked along it! The falls are pretty and watching all the birds there is such an enjoyable past time.

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  12. Eileen these images are incredible. Beautiful post!

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  13. Great photos - Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  14. Hi Eileen. What a lovely post. The trip seems amazing.

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  15. Splendid photos Eileen. I haven't been to the Falls in a couple of years. We used to walk along the C & O Canal all the time but haven't done that either for quite a while. You've sown a seed :) Have a great week.

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  16. What a beautiful place. I don't think I'd want to be in that kayak, though! I love the Virginia Creeper against the gray rocks. Beautiful mosaic!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous series of photos. What a beautiful place to spend some time! The water, the sky, the birds, the kayaker, the splash of a little red really adds to the scene! Such a pretty landscape!

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  18. Obviously I don't know the area or anything else about your part of the world, but I love to follow your blog and see all your great photographs. Many thanks, Jackie in Surrey UK.

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  19. What a lovely day to spend on the river. Great photos.

    My Ruby Tuesday links:
    Moms... Check Nyo
    Yummy-as-can-be

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  20. Dear Eileen, always when I visit one of your blogs I am amazed by your fantastique nature fotos. It looks really wild with the kajaker! Anja

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  21. Beautiful shots for all the memes!

    http://thepaganeye.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-world-tuesday.html

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  22. The guy in the kayak looks so tiny along those huge rocks. ^_^ Happy weekdays!
    Indian Corn
    Favorite Snack

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  23. Beautiful place and photos, Eileen. Looks like it was a wonderful trip.

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  24. A truly beautiful showing today. You assembled some very nice shots.

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  25. Loved your photo mosaics too. My husband envy's the kayaker.

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  26. Absolutely Wonderful!!! Thanks to the lovely weather indeed!!!

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  27. Terrific reflection of the heron!
    I need to put those falls on my to see list. :)

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  28. I love the beautiful Nature you captured with your lens. I wish we could have such beauty in our tiny country.

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  29. The kayaker is so brave, kayaking by himself.

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  30. Beautiful! You always find such lovely places to go on the weekends.

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  31. Lovely trip on the river with such beautiful photos, Eileen. Thanks for sharing. This is my last visit from North Africa (sadly!) I will be online in South Africa in about two days' time and visit again soon. Till then, Blessings from Jo

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  32. what a beautiful spot, thanks for sharing your great photos

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  33. Great photos! Love all the water views! Especially love the dreaming blue heron and her reflection AND the virginia creeper wandering over the rocks!

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  34. love all these red imagesx lynda

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  35. every shot is beautiful!!
    the little red kayak looks so lost in all that foamy water

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