Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ocean City weekend

 I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

This weekend hubby and I took a quick trip to Ocean City, Maryland. The weather was in the 50's which is warm for us, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. Hubby got to see his big waves and I was able to see some great birds.



One of the many Common Loon's we saw during a stop at the Ocean City Inlet.


A view of Ocean City's inlet.




Ocean City fishing pier, still damaged from the storm Sandy, part of the newer boardwalk replaced after the storm. The Ocean Gallery has been on the boardwalk since I was a child.


I always love the cute Sanderlings running up and down the beach. What a great weekend, I am sorry to see the weekend coming to an end. I hope everyone had a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and of course I always appreciate your comments.


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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  Thanks also for stopping by to see my post.  I wish everyone a happy week!

62 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute little sanderling. i've always loved loons. :)

Montanagirl said...

Nice series of photos. I really like your "Loon" shots! It's good you got to go there for a visit!

Barbara F. said...

I have never been to this seaside spot, one day soon, I hope. Love the little sandpiper and the huge Indian head. That is cool. xo

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i want to see that place in person. so cool. love the Indian sculpture. ( :

Vee said...

What a great place to take a nice long walk and enjoy the fresh air. Very colorful and cheering place, too. (Yes, I had a fine weekend...first time to see the sun for two entire days in weeks and weeks.)

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I love this place, actually most of the places you go to are really interesting to me and I must make a note of them for future travel reference. Nice to see a shorebird as we have not had any come north yet.

Maria said...

Cute sanderling and lovely vistas from the beach.

Pat said...

I love the Loon. We don't believe we have them in Missouri. We saw them and heard them in Minnesota. They always make me think of Katherine Hepburn and On Golden Pond.

podso said...

I'm sure even temperatures of 50s were a welcome change in the right direction. Lovely photos!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
What beautiful pictures as always, my friend! Lovely place and mosaic pictures♡♡♡
Loon, Sanderling are cute; haha, I won't be able to identify all the birds you and Theresa show us p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos. I love those little birds along the beach, too. This is my favorite way to spend the day! Happy Monday!

Jemma said...

You have truly captured the light and reflection so well, I love seeing the ocean as it breaks - I can almost hear the sound!

Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

Leave It To Davis said...

Beautiful ocean view....I wish I was sitting there listening to the the waves crashing onto shore and the birds singing. You are lucky to be driving distance from there.

Tammy said...

Beautiful scenery and an abundance of blue sky! The Ocean gallery looks like it has a lot of character! Great Loon shots!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All the blues in your photos are so vibrant! The common loon is such a striking duck with the speckles on his feathers and thick, sharp bill. Great selection of photos and mosaics, Eileen. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A getaway trip to the seashore! How wonderful is that. Reminds me of when we lived in Eugene (Oregon)... it was pretty easy to take a quick trip to the Coast (a different Ocean, but the same sort of feeling!).
The sanderling is great -- they skitter so fast, I usually don't get a very good picture.

Lynne said...

Lucky you, sounds like you enjoyed the weekend. Great photos!

Lorrie said...

The sanderlings are such cute birds, so busy running to and fro. That's quite the decor on the gallery!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A walk along the beach is alwasy pleasant to do. I'm glad the boardwalk has been repaired after the hurricane1
It was bright and suuny here today, too, after a snowy day on Saturday.

Bob Bushell said...

A great city and beautiful wildlife, cheers Eileen.

Kerri said...

Great post Eileen!

Carole M. said...

I loved seeing the Common Loon especially Eileen

DIMI said...

Dear Eileen,what a great place to visit!And you are so lucky seeing all those beautiful birds!Nice sceans!!Wonderful pictures!Hope you have a happy week!'Dimi..

Debbie said...

so happy you were able to go, it was a beautiful weekend!!

pretty mosaics and the cute little sanderling, they are so hard to keep up with!!

Jill Harrison said...

sometimes I think it would be nice to be a bird running up and down the beach in the wash.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Yes, it is a lovely walk, though yesterday was a bit too hot.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Goodness I really want to visit here :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time, Eileen! 50°F seems warm to me too...this time of year. Love seeing the sanderling!

missing moments said...

I too enjoy those little sanderlings! So busy!

ladyfi said...

Oh, how lovely to see the sun and blue skies. Lovely shots!

MandaBurms said...

Your first mosaic is stunning. Wonderful enjoyable photos as usual!
Love Leanne

Phil said...

Pleased to see you recovered a liitle from your head cold Eileeen. I reckon a spot of birding combined with the fresh air did wonders too. Your pictures of Common Loons are just great. of course over here they are named Great Northern Diver and are anything but common, quite scarce in fact here on the west coast of the UK. I hope you have a better week now Eileen.

Riet said...

Such beautiful photo's and great shots Eileen. Have a nice week

Betsy Adams said...

I love the little Sanderling also ---but to me, NO Loon is Common. They are a treat for me to see. Beautiful.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you to Ocean City. You got some great photos of the birds (as usual). The wood sculpture was interesting, as was the Ocean Gallery.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such neat birds! I love those spotted feathers. Great shots!

mick said...

Beautiful photos and it looks like a great place for a visit. I especially like the Loon and the Sanderling. We don't have Loons here in Australia but I do see Sanderlings.

LifeRamblings said...

lovely sculpture and the common loon is gorgeous.

islandwonder said...

Great shots. I really like the pier.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I so enjoyed your photos of the beach - thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for stopping by and very nice comment. Enjoy your evening.

Jim said...

Great shots.

Carver said...

Looks like you had a great time. I enjoyed all the shots.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great time indeed! Looks wonderful and so beautiful! Wonderful captures! And such great blue, blue skies!! Thanks for sharing the fun, Eileen!! Have a great week!

Shirley said...

Eileen, I really enjoyed your mosaic today. Dreaming of the beach and the ocean when it is still wintery here is a wonderful break. My favourite photo is that of the pier. Nicely done!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely birds! Interesting outing!

Al said...

What a beautiful place, sometimes I really miss living within an easy drive of the ocean.

Karen said...

You got some terrific shots! 50 degrees...that's bathing suit weather here in Canada ;)

Indrani said...

Sanderlings... never seen them before. Your blog is a treasure house of birds.

Elaine said...

Beautiful, Eileen! I love that loon shot!

Liz said...

I love the Loons and the Sanderlings are so cute!!
Great post, Eileen!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures. Sanderling always remind me of mice for some reason! I think its the waythe rush about.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dana said...

Very nice! I love the shot of the pier. :)

Happy Tuesday. ☺

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds. They are very cute.

Gary said...

The 50's. That's warm. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Love, Live and Garden! said...

Beautiful pictures! Birds and water.. such a relaxing weekend :)

TheChieftess said...

Love these shots! Makes me want to go to the beach!!! Thanks for visiting MammothLakesDP!!!

Caroline Gill said...

I also love the Loon. Your mosaic is beautiful, Eileen!

diane b said...

How nice for you to be able to spend a weekend at the beach in the sun. Winter is nearly done for you. Your beaches are being repaired after Sandy and ours have just been destroyed by Oswald.There is frantic efforts being made to repair them for the Easter Holidays.
The sanderling looks light on its feet.

Linda Gross said...

You have something for everyone in this blog post -- the bird watchers as well as those who like the sights. The Ocean Gallery looks like an interesting place. I love that Indian statue.

Jesh St Germain said...

Thanks for sharing, Eileen! Love your capture of the loon:)

Ebie said...

Now I know the name of the bird I saw at the beach this weekend, sanderlings.

Marie said...

I have never been to Ocean City, though my hubby has some Carmean relatives who live up there. Looks like a great oceanside resort to visit.

Leovi said...

Yes, great pictures, that delicious duck! Exquisite frames!

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