Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekend walk_Aug 16th

  I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 


 I am sharing last weekend's walk at the Howard County Conservancy. The Conservancy is a non-profit environmental education center.. They have two locations we visited the Mt. Pleasant Farm located in Woodstock. Md.


  Mt Pleasant is 232 acres of rolling hills, home to 140 birds and other wildlife. There are the historic buildings like the farmhouse, barns, hen house and other outbuildings.



This cute garden decoration..included an Oriole fan... Go Orioles!!!!


We walked around the community veggie and flower garden, lots of birds and butterflies hanging around the gardens..The community garden is fenced in, to protect the gardens from the deer.  I took these shots thru the fence..



I loved this owl carving.. There are trails for hiking and monthly events for the whole family to enjoy.

I will share more from the Conservancy and the gardens which was nice to see the butterflies and native flowers on my next post..



As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new 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 ahead!

74 comments:

  1. neat sculpture! i like the wolf weathervane, too!

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  2. what a beautiful place to visit. and I love that owl and the house that is behind it. like that old barn to. gorgeous butterfly

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  3. WOW! That place looks awesome...the grounds are meticulous and I agree, that carving is great. Beautiful arrangement for you mosaics, Eileen!...:)JP

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  4. Love the flowers, landscapes, owls, and even the Oriole fan. Nice post!

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  5. Really nice place! I like the owl sculpture!

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  6. Adorei as flores, a horta, a escultura.Lindo! bjs,m tudo de bom,chica

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  7. Lovely gardens, and a surprise at every corner, the owls, one in his house, one guarding the pathway. and when I look at the photos a second time, see new things pop up, The weathered barn, a favourite. Cheers, Jean.

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  8. Another wonderful spot to spend the day. I love the owl carving as well. Don't some people just have so much talent!

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  9. Very nice. I love the flower garden !

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  10. Nice photos again! I admire the way you find new places to walk and then share it with us.

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  11. I find owls to be fascinating creatures, so enjoyed the pics with them, carving and all. The flowers are beautiful. Nice job for the memes.

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  12. Looks like an enjoyable place to visit -thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh I loved that tour you provided us. What a beautiful Conservancy and it did give me just a hint of a fell that autumn's not far away.

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  14. Beautiful gardens. I like the wolf weather vane and the owl sculpture.

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  15. Love the live owl and the wooden one :) Great photos Eileen, enjoy your week!

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  16. A wonderful series of shots! A wonderful place to visit!

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  17. What a beautiful tour...loved that owl in the first mosaic! :) (everything, but it was my favorite on this round :)

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  18. What a lovely spot. I like the carved owl too.

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  19. So much to see. What an interesting place.

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  20. Love that wood carving. You find some really unique beautiful areas to visit and take photos of. I do enjoy viewing your series of images.

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  21. I love that owl carving! And the baseball caps are fun, too! We didn't walk this weekend...maybe tomorrow! Sweet hugs!

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  22. Great shots. The clay figures were cool! I love the Eagle carving. Thanks for sharing.
    I linked something a little different on Mosaic Monday.

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  23. A great place to photograph birds, butterflies and blooms. I love the weathervane!
    Thanks for linking to MM Eileen.

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  24. Great photos. Looks like it was a fun walk.

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  25. Lovely mosaics Eileen. Lots to see, looks like a great place for a stroll.

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  26. It looks like a really lovely place to visit and enjoy nature's beauty. Thanks for visiting. Pam

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  27. Hi Eileen! Another lovely and beautiful place to visit! My favorites are the owls, both living and carved, what talent!

    I hope you've enjoyed your weekend!!

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  28. Hi Eileen,

    Your photos are wonderful, as usual! You always capture beautiful and interesting subjects. It looks like this nature conservancy is something I would really enjoy visiting. Looking forward to more posts about it. :)

    Thanks for your visit; I hope you have a great week!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  29. That's a lovely conservancy. Can't wait to see more.

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  30. Wonderful shots of the place. I liked that owl carving.

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  31. A beautiful place to visit. Love the owl carving. xo Karen

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  32. What an interesting place, Eileen. I love the terracotta-pots-and-cap- surrounded-by-flowers. I always love seeing owls, the one in the enclosure and the carving, great! Hope you're having a good day. Greetings from Jo (now back in Tanzania!)

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  33. What catches my eye is that gorgeous butterfly!
    What a beauty it is!
    Enjoy your week, Eileen!

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  34. Beautiful collages, Eileen.
    Nice place to visit, you can make beautiful walks.
    I find it quite amazing carvings.

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  35. Hi Eileen,
    what a wonderful and colorful weekend walk. Just amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  36. what a wonderful place!! i always fancy those garden decorations, especially when they have a personal flare!!

    gorgeous carving of the owl!!!

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  37. Hello Eileen!!
    What a lovely place to visit!!Wonderful pictures and colages!I like the preety butterfly and the owl!!What a beauty!!Have a happy week!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  38. It's good to know that beautiful areas like this are being preserved and enjoyed. You could do photos for them!

    Karen

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  39. Gorgeous shots Eileen .
    What a great stroll !

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  40. Pretty countryside. Lovely photos.

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  41. Looks like a great place to visit. Lovely flowers and to see the birds like that owl would be delightful. I enjoyed your photos very much.

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  42. Enjoyed your photos as always, Eileen! What a lovely place! Beautiful flowers and colors and I love the owl carving! A wonderful stroll indeed! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  43. Lovely montage of photos of nature that you love so well ~ great post for OWT ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  44. Great photos - it looks like a very interesting place to visit. The flowers are very beautiful and I especially like the carved wooden owl.

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  45. 。.✿✿°°
    Muito lindo... é só verificar pelas suas maravilhosas fotos.
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♡♡彡

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  46. What a treat to see the butterflies and flowers!

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  47. Looks like a fun place to visit with both beauty and whimsy. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

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  48. It looks very pretty and well-kept.

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  49. What a wonderful place, Eileen! So pleasant and lovely there, and it attracts so many insects and birds I bet! Nice owl sculpture! I love the photos.

    I had never heard of Mt. Evans but was so glad we went there! Some fun pictures ahead of that part of the trip!

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  50. Looks lovely and you seemed to have had a great time, wonderful images too. Have a nice week.

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  51. beautiful images Eileen. What a wonderful place to have so near your home.

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  52. What a beautiful place this is. Your photos are all so good.

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  53. What wonderful pictures of a truly beautiful place.

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  54. What a lovely place for an outing! Nice mosaic pics, too. Have a great week :)

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  55. Hi Eileen, i am sure it is nice to walk and enjoy the wide acres of vegetation and fauna in that area. It has also a semblance of the tropics.

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  56. WHat a lovely outing - still looks very much like summer too!

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  57. Interesting place! Love the "who, me?" look on the carved owl.

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  58. that looks like a perfect day trip destination.

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  59. That looks like a wonderful place to visit with the flowers, butterflies and birds.

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  60. Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk with us. It looks like real summer overthere. I am afraid that our summer is over and we are going to have autumn soon. The wooden owl is wonderful!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  61. Interesting collages.....and what a great place to visit. First time I've seen a fox on a weather vane!

    Happy Tuesday!
    Ruby

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  62. What a wonderful visit Eileen So pleased you took us along with you. I've never heard of a Conservancy in Australia Eileen so looked it up in the Dictionary. 🌞

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  63. What a gorgeous place. Sad to see the beauty of the Barred Owl behind wire like that. I wonder what happened to the beauty...one of my very favorites! I apologize for being tardy AGAIN, should be my name ;)

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  64. Very cozy and very nice. Cute garden decoration doing it on your blog also very good:-) Beautiful carvings of the owl and your other photos are also very nice colorfully:-)

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  65. Hi Eileen, thanks for taking us on the beautiful walk at the Conservancy. It such a wonderful place to be with nature. I enjoyed the lovely flowers and the butterfly. It must be fun to see all thoe birds.

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  66. In every post since 24 August till today I saw such beautiful details, beautiful flowers, a colorful butterfly, a crescent moon (I'm wishing myself that someday to have the chance to catch one photo instant like yours...)...
    Lovely and picturesque images in august 28...blue sky, yellow sunflowers, cute little birds from farm,... a funny owl... all these in fantastique and amazing shots!!
    Your photos can depicts so well the august as a month... as bright as a sunflower!! thanks for it...

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