Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekend Walk_May 30

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences


My post today I sharing some fence scenes from my neighborhood for Tex's Good Fence meme, a bird of course, a couple shots of the sunrise, sunset and the moon for my Skywatch Friday post. I decided everyone needed a break from my vacation photos, so this post is mostly from around my yard and the bike trail.



I have been leaving a little later in the morning and now I am seeing sunrises on my way to work. I like this orange sky and sunrise..


Our weekend walk was along the NCR trail, a local bike, hike and running trail.  There is a pretty cascade falls in one spot we like to stop and admire the view.


This shot above is my perfect find for Tex's Good Fence post.  A view of the fence, trail and the cascading river.


In my mosaic is the cascade, another fence with a sign warning people about Copperhead snakes and some river scenes.


This shot looks better if you click for  a larger size.. Along the trail there is a private house where all these cute gnomes live.. Some gnomes have to stay behind the fence..



 Heading back to the car, I saw a family of Carolina Wrens playing around, they were hopping from branch to branch, it was difficult to get one clear shot.  I heard a lot of other birds along the trail they were just camera shy.


A sunset from my deck, a little color here and there. The sky was still pretty.


My moon shot taken June 3, 2014 is the pretty Waxing Crescent.




While watching the sky and moon I was standing on my deck listening to the sounds of the Great Blue Heron in the tree tops near my neighbors house.  They can get pretty loud, but this sounds reminds me of trains on the track..or a dog breathing real loud.   I hope you enjoyed my post..


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

98 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

PRETTY images Eileen.

"Love" the American Idle too. Cute.

Linley S said...

A great collection of shots. Beautiful sunrise & moon and I just loved the little gnomes and I had a chuckle at the sign.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute little Carolina wren. And that's a neat fence shot!

Roan said...

I love the American Idle. Nice series of nature shots!

Phil Slade said...

Such a shame those little people have to live behind the fence like that Eileen. Loved the sunrise, the moon and of course the Wren.

Have a great weekend Eileen.

CJ said...

Looks like a lovely place to take a walk beside the wooden fence. I was just looking at my photos of fences along a trail ---but I already posted my fence for today. I'll post them another time.

I like the gnomes, too. More than 60 years ago, near my elementary school there was a steep cliff up to a house at the top. The man who lived there build turrets and towers from stone all the way up and added gnomes near the top. It became a local landmark. If you were giving directions, you'd say, go past "The Castle" and turn left.....

I took my mother back to our old neighborhood about 10 years ago. "The Castle" was still there, but lots of stones were missing, it was covered in weeds, and the gnomes were gone.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are wonderful. I ran around the yard yesterday, trying to capture a photo of a pair of warblers, or something. I failed and was bitten like stink. Happy to view yours!

TexWisGirl said...

you live in a really nice locale! the 'idle' made me laugh. thanks for linking, eileen!

bj said...

Great fences...:)

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, love that moon shot!

marilyn said...

Lovely photos...

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh I love #1 so beautiful scenery as well. Fence to the right in the distance. Breathtaking.

Sallie (fulltime-life) said...

Beautiful nature in your " backyard "! That neighbor has quite a gnome collection. Leaving home later so you can see a sunrise? Later? You used to leave in the middle of the night! Wow! I am impressed.

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful photos today! The American Idle made me laugh.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that first sunset

Buttons said...

Oh great shots and yes it is true Some gnomes have to stay behind the fence. A pretty one at that. B

Linda W. said...

Nice sunrise shot. Such vibrant colors! And I really like your pic of the moon too. Nice details.

*Manja* said...

Ja, sehr schöne Bilder!
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I came here for your Good Fence and was smitten by your moon shot. Well done!

Amy Burzese said...

Wow, all kinds of good things in this post!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Eileen you always capture the most amazing sunrises!! And I would love to walk along that NCR trail. Looks like heaven!

Karen said...

Love your sky shots! Lots of lovely fences and I love that gnome garden!

Debbie said...

pretty fences, gorgeous skies and i love those adorable little gnomes.....how fun to see them as you walk!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful shots of the sunrise the fence the moon and the cute little bird!!I love the little gnomes!!!Thank you for sharing this beauty!!Have a happy day!!
Dimi...

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photography.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I love the gnome display- that's cute! Have you ever seen any snakes there? It looks like a gorgeous trail to walk and sight see..and take photos!

Alexa T said...

Wow.. so lovely and pretty the sky is at sunset from your yard... the walk,too, but I have to say wooow.... what cutee..gnomes in your post!!! my sis will love them for sure if I tell her about!
And the crescent moon is my fave... I admit that I can not do pictures to the moon or birds as beautiful like yours!!... Toate cele bune! Alexa T

Irma said...

Beautiful photos and collages, Eileen.
The sun and the moon are really great.
Beautiful scenery there.
Greetings Irma

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - seeing the sunrise is awesome. The sun is up at 4:20 here so that makes for an early start to the day. I like to be awake before the first bird sings - which is about 4:05 now - sometimes I am and sometimes I just hear them already singing when I wake up about 4:30 - they are very loud. I like to stay in bed and listen for a bit to the bird songs.

Icy BC said...

All beautiful shots, Eileen!
Love that small cascading water; I can hear it :-)

Marie said...

Love these amazing shots! Great sunset and sunrise...wonderful moon. And that Carolina Wren just looks so sweet. Plus the fence, of course! :-)

Chris Rohrer said...

Lovely walk! Soon very soon, I'll be able to enjoy those outdoors again. It's too hot here!:) Love the side shot of the Carolina Wren. Cool little birds with a beautiful song.

Beate said...

What a beautiful sunrise! Isn't it the most wonderful way to start our day with a view like that :)
I love all the other pictures, too. Nature pictures have the same effect on me as nature itself, they calm me and make me happy :) That moon shot is amazing!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, isso tudo por aí se assemelha ao paraíso!
Belíssimos lugares e as fotos estão magnificas!
Adorei todas, mas a foto da lua está fenomenal!
Uma foto bem certeira! Consegue-se observar as cavidades lunares!
Parabéns e abraços!
Ailime

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful sunrise to greet you in the morning. LOVE the crescent moon shot.

P.S. I could never tire of your vacation photos. :)

Rose said...

That is a beautiful sunrise....I love where the gnomes live! That is just so cute.

And I LOVE Carolina wrens...I love a lot of birds but they are probably either first or tied for first in my favorites.

Ruth Kelly said...

That moon shot looks so close - very professional looking. I like your American Idol too!

Ida said...

Wonderful post from start to finish. The Sunrise and Sunset shots were so pretty. I would so enjoy that walk and seeing the lovely waterfall and may I just say that place with all the Gnomes, so fun!

Montanagirl said...

Just love all your photos, Eileen! But that sunrise is simply glorious, and the moon shot is stellar!!

Nancy J said...

Lovely series Eileen, and your sunset, we have one down here so similar, with trees in the foreground too, Super mosaic, and the fence, just asking for someone to walk along there. Cheers,Jean.

Felicia said...

beautiful Eileen, love'em all.

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, these are just picture perfect!!!...:)JP

Beth said...

All wonderful photos! The moon shot is magnificent!

inge said...

There is something so fascinating about the moon. I could just stare and stare

George said...

I'm not sure that I needed a break from your vacation photos, but I sure enjoyed all of these pictures. I hope you have a great weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Glorious skies and terrific captures as always, Eileen!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the sunrise !

VioletSky said...

You always have such wonderful views, but your moon shots always take my breath away!

Betsy Adams said...

I'm not much into fences (and I've seen a lot on blogs today---ha) ---but I love your photos especially the cascades and the sky pictures..
Hugs,
Betsy

Gerald (SK14) said...

especially like the little wren

Carver said...

I love your colorful sky and moon shots and always love to see your birds.

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Such beautiful photos. The skies are lovely, the fence and road is just a really good photo, and the moon is spectacular. Thanks for always posting some interesting pics. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Brian King said...

That sunrise is gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

Photo Cache said...

my eyes thoroughly enjoyed these images. thanks.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images of the trip. Gorgeous sky.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a beautiful way to work.

The happy wanderer. said...

You do live in a good area for walks, Eileen, and you also post some great moon photos regularly.

Arija said...

Glorious sunrise and the spring green shades on your bike trai are just beyond beautiful.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful images of Summer!




ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Pat said...

Lovely photos, Eileen.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your moon photo is just amazing! It's been so bright in the sky here every night this week! Love the gnomes behind the fence. We just got a little water feature for our courtyard and now all of a sudden...I'm looking for gnomes or something to inhabit the rocks! lol Hugs!

Gert said...

Your photos are amazing! Really enjoyed all of them!

Blessings,
Gert

Sally in WA said...

Great shots. Got a kick out of "American Idle".

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A complete post, skies, fences, birds, and gnomes. Thank you for sharing.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photos! The moon shot made me catch my breath, literally. It's stunning!

A sign warning of copperheads? EEK! I look around for snakes every time I go outside. We've found one skin in the yard. I'm petrified.

Carletta said...

That sunrise is stunning! I loved your walk and the sights and the gnomes are simply delightful.
Have a great upcoming weekend Eileen.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice shots. The NCR trail looks inviting. Great moon shot. Are you sure you were still on this planet when you took that one? ;)

Kalpesh Ajugia said...

Nice captures from start to the end of the day...

Elaine said...

Beautiful series of photos. The moon shot is outstanding. Someone spent a lot of time creating the gnome house. My granddaughter would love it. Beautiful header too!

ladyfi said...

Stunning sky shots - and what lovely, lush nature.

Bob Bushell said...

The scenery are beautiful, the first is my favourite, fantastic.

Englepappa said...

Wow, stunning photos! You've reallye catched some great landscape and sky captures, and I love your last photo, the moon. It's amazing that you've managed to capture such details on the surface!

I wish you a happy weekend!

lina@women perspective said...

Wonderful series. The moon shot is awesome.

s.c said...

Indeed great shots and a nice fence. I like it.

Joe Todd said...

And a good morning to you Eileen.

orchid Miyako said...

Magnificent series of photos, Eileen♡♡♡
How I wish to join your walk:) Sunrise and sunset and moon, just GORGEOUS and Carolina Wren looks really lovely♡♡♡

So sorry for my a bit late comment, wishing you a wonderful coming weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen, the first and the last one are my favourite shots today.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Mersad said...

Wonderful images Eileen. I love the moon shot, as well as those glorious sunsets. But the little trail and the waterfall are great locations as well. They look very relaxing.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures as always!! Loved the sunset and the moon pics the best

vivi ka said...

A wonderful weekend-walk! I'd like to be there! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Lynne said...

Really, really gorgeous weekend walk . . .

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. Both senrise and sunset photos are very beautigul. The waxing moon photo is breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Karen S. said...

Stunning images!

rainfield61 said...

I like the golden colour of the cloud.

Such a delight.

don said...

I enjoyed your post of a variety of pictures. I like the smaller images on one shot that could be clicked for larger views. Nice layout and processing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the sunrise is amazing

Willow said...

What a beautiful spot to walk .
You sure shoot a good moon ~ wait that didn't sound right did it ~ lol Great shot of the moon ~ awesome actually !!

LindyLou Mac said...

What a lovely selection of shots, my favourite today is the Carolina Wren.

Heather said...

Love those top and bottom pics!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love those shots. i really enjoy the sunset. the elves or were they gnomes. too cute!! have a happy weekend, Eileen. ( :

Kerri Farley said...

Wonderful captures!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your photo of the moon is fabulous Eileen, I love that little gnome house.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Just beautiful! And cute little gnomes!

Helma said...

Really nice Eileen.
I love sunset and iondergangen and you have beautiful and hot pictures. I can really enjoy hours. Also your garden gnomes I find a lot of fun. Logishc you place a fence for joining TexWisGirl :-)

JANU said...

Wonderful shots...especially the moon.

NatureFootstep said...

o my, the first image is satunning. Maybe the loveliest sunset ever seen. :)

thomas said...

Wow! A garden full of smurf.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Wow, Eileen! Awesome captures. I particularly like the sun and moon photos.

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