Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weekend Walk, Oct 13

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

October 13, 2013

This Columbus Day weekend  has been mostly rainy so I am sharing a previous weekend walk.  Since we have so many fireroads around our neighborhood we can choose to take a different walk each weekend.


 On this day before leaving on our walk, I watched a bike event on our street. I assume they were riding the loop around our lake.



 Some trails have become favorites only because we enjoy the views of the lake. We enjoy a nice walk among the tall pine trees, bushes with berries, the sounds of birds singing and views of the lake.

This trail takes us to our favorite spot for viewing the lake.  There were lots of different berries along the trail, I hope they were berries that the birds enjoy eating.


  Lately I have been seeing and reading on my listserve about the winter birds moving back into the neighborhood and state.  On this day I was able to see some great views of the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. The Kinglets are winter birds for my area. When agitated their pretty Scarlet Crown is raised. They have a heavy eye-ring, but thin at the top and bottom. They winter in wooded and brushy habitats. It is a tiny bird only 4 1/4 inches.



The highlight of my rainy weekend, was meeting my niece's son for the first time baby Neill.



As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit  Mosaic Monday and more
 from  Our World Tuesday

 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.  I wish everyone a happy week!



75 comments:

  1. little neill is sweet!

    so is that tiny kinglet. i love the nature trails you have to explore. love the ferns you have, too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Neill is adorable, and those nature shots fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Eileen.. lovely baby and great images.. Kind regards..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Eileen,

    What a beautiful little bundle of joy!

    I don't know why, but I find berries to be so interesting to look at! They're like little jewels in a treasure chest of necklaces, bracelets and coins, kind of like your forest, gleaming with rich, autumn brilliance!

    Gorgeous photos, my friend!

    Have a happy week!

    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  5. I always love walking in woodland by water, lovely photos, the kinglet is such a cute little bird, quite like our goldcrest

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful and scenic place with such lovely birds. Baby is cute.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think Neill edges out the Kinglet for cuteness---what a doll!

    And I love those firelanes you walk on--they look so peaceful and pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Of course we enjoy your pictures Eileen.....thanks again.

    Greetings, Joop

    ReplyDelete
  9. You've certainly got a beautiful place to walk! I haven't seen a Kinglet in a very long time. Flighty little birds! Glad you got to see the new baby!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Welcome to the world sweet baby Neil:)

    You live in a wonderful spot for wandering the trails and birding while viewing that gorgeous lake Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It was ice to see autumn in your area, Eileen! The bird is so sweet.

    Your niece's baby looks so adorable! It is hard to believe how fast they grow--enjoy watching him grow up!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Eileen, sorry about all of the rain you all have had ALL weekend. We have missed all of that rain --and have had a gorgeous weekend here...

    Looks like you have lots of great places to walk in your area. And they are all SO pretty.

    Cute baby!!! Congrats to your niece.

    Hope you are having a great Sunday.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely walk ! That little bird is just adorable and you have such great photos of it!

    And then there's a baby...AH ! Nothing sweeter or more precious, is there :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Eileen, Congratulations of baby Neil! Wonderful! Glad you have the Kinglets. I have never seen any in person. Maybe some day i will. Have an especially nice coming week!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Always enjoy "taking a walk" with you, Eileen. Bet this spot is ideal at any time of the year. But fall is the most ideal of all! :-)

    Am hoping for some new birds to visit my yard this fall and winter. I've upgraded the buffet menu!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Eileen
    That is a tiny bird, cute too!
    Us women just gravitate to a new baby, don't we? I miss having a little one in the family and find baby Neill so sweet. They smell good too. :-)
    Judith

    ReplyDelete
  17. A lovely place to spend a couple of hours walking.
    The new little fellow looks very peaceful.
    Merle.............

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh what a beautiful walkway! I would love to take a stroll there.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Precious new baby,and a cute little bird.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lindas fotos, pássaros e o bebê Neil, lindo demais! beijos,felicidades e muitas coisas boas pra ele! chica

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh, Neill is very cute! Love the ruby-crowned kinglets. I have seen a few lately here but they are heading south and will not be here long.

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a sweet baby. Congrats to your niece and family. Love the little birdie, too. xo

    ReplyDelete
  23. Spacer miły i ze wspaniałymi widokami. Ptaszk śliczny. Najładniejszy jest jednak dzidziuś. Pozdrawiam.
    Walk nice and with great views. Pretty bird. However, the most beautiful baby. Yours.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I was admiring the Kinglets when the sweet baby photo appeared. You have lots of beauty in your life, Eileen!

    -Karen

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a tiny sweet little baby. Babies are such a blessing for the whole family! Love your nature photos my friend! Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  26. HI Eileen, you always have such wonderful walks and places to take us to, it is always enjoyable to visit. I have been away for 6 weeks touring around my vast country, and am happy to be back at Mosaic Monday and catching up with what has been going on in blogging world.
    Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  27. what a cute little baby. ( :

    have a fun long weekend. still raining here. so chilly too.

    ReplyDelete
  28. A lovely post. Of course my favorite picture is the last one! Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful photos - especially of the new little boy - what a treat.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Its strange how some paths can become "favourites" for a whole range of reasons.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS; I almost feel well today - thankfully!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

    ReplyDelete
  32. Dearest Eileen;
    First of all, so sorry for my recent absence.
    Wow, LOVELY and CUTE baby "Neill"; Congratulations♡♡♡
    "Columbus Day weekend", kind of sweet to read things from your custom. Sorry for the weather, though.
    I am gaining weight a lot recently; if only I had this marvelous and refreshing walk way,I would have no hesitation to take a walk(^^;)

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

    ReplyDelete
  33. A wonderful place for walking and cycling, Eileen.
    The baby is so sweet.
    Greetings Irma

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hallo Eileen!!!
    You sure had a wonderful walk!!!What a beautiful place!!!Great pictures!!!
    Very preety birds!!! What a cute baby!!! Congrats to your niece!!!!
    Have a lovely new week!!!
    Dimi...

    ReplyDelete
  35. Eileen, I love this post. You have so many wonderful areas to walk!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wonderful photos and Mosaic of your weekend walk. Congratulations for the sweet baby.
    Best regards, Synnöve

    ReplyDelete
  37. You have such a beautiful place there for a walk, and the baby is so precious looking!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Neil is adorable!! And what a wonderful walking path!! Believe I'd make a bench and just sit and admire your lovely lake view!! Lovely photos!! Always!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Shame about the rain Eileen. It is so frustrating when you look forward all week to Saturday and Sunday and then it just pours down. You do have some lovely walks to enjoy and some little beauties to look at. Hope your week is better.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Nice little baby, and the countryside around you, superb.

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a wonderful walk - and such a sweet baby.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Aww -- Baby Neill is a doll. And thank you for sharing a bit about your lovely area, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Eileen. I always love your photo's and there is no exception today but little Neikl steals the show.
    Have a nice week.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Such a beautiful bundle. The shots of the birds and walk are gorgeous xx

    ReplyDelete
  45. Nice photos, and that Baby Neil is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  46. It is so pretty there! Love all these shots. Especially baby Neill. What a cutie!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Love the new baby ~ Great shots as always ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Such a beautiful place to walk and superb captures as always, Eileen! And what a handsome young fellow Neill is! Such a sweet pic! Thanks for sharing ! Hope your have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Thanks for sharing your walk, and that precious baby.

    ReplyDelete
  50. sweet angel!

    i have always enjoy bike races and someday i hope to be able to photograph the race.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I'd really like a walk in that wood/ From Findlay

    ReplyDelete
  52. Sweet little kinglets and sweet little baby boy!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Great series of photos, and cute baby.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Beautiful walk and birds - and such a cute baby!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Congrats on the new addition to the family!
    What a lovely trail to walk!!
    and I love your RCK :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Brilliant photos Eileen and how exciting to meet the wee one. Adorable baby! Congratulations to all!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I would also enjoy views of that lake. And congratulations to your niece!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Eileen, you have an awesome place to walk. I love being outdoors as much as I can, especially this time of year!!

    We didn't get any rain this weekend.....lucky us!!

    ReplyDelete
  59. The nature trail pics are inviting! I want to backpack now. Great compilation in the mosaics.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Thanks for sharing the beautiful walk and your beautiful baby relative Eileen. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Baby Neil is certainly a highlight. I love your trails and views.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Eileen,
    Lovely treasures to behold. From sweet baby dear to the dearest little Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. I love your forest and all of the glorious colors.
    Jemma

    ReplyDelete
  63. Such a great place to walk, or ride a bike. Neil looks a little darling. So sweet. Enjoy your week, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Yes , delicious photos, I especially like the forest !

    ReplyDelete
  65. Perfect little Neill, welcome to the world. Beautiful post, Eileen. I want to walk with you. xo Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  66. A stroll Eileen and I also see that you first winter birds are back again. beautiful pictures you have taken it. The highlight was the meeting with the son of your cousin. What a sweet boy :-)

    ReplyDelete
  67. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving that nice comment on my Capri post! Glad I could inspire. Take care.

    Brittany Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  68. What a lovely walking trail and cute little bird. Thanks for taking us along.
    Little Neil is just precious!

    ReplyDelete
  69. What beautiful surroundings! Love the Ruby Crowned Kinglet shots...

    ReplyDelete
  70. What a precious baby! Love your bird photos too!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Those fire roads make amazing places to walk..and the birds as always are perfect. When I was working, it seemed like every long weekend it rained. Of course it was in Oregon (LOL)....your adorable great-niece made up for the rain tho!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I'm sorry about the rain over the weekend. Hopefully you'll have better weather this coming weekend. If all the fire roads in your neighborhood are this interesting and beautiful, you have plenty of choices.

    ReplyDelete
  73. lovely birds and beautiful baby. :)

    ReplyDelete
  74. Hi Eileen that looks like a wonderful place to take walks and lots of birds to see with lovely water scenes. Great shot of baby Neill. Congratulation.

    ReplyDelete
  75. little neill is sooo adorable!! that photo makes my heart melt.
    great scenery and such beautiful birds!
    thanks for brightening my day,
    big hugs!

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, some comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

Saturday's Critters # 305

Welcome to   Saturday's Critters ! If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter ph...