Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I appreciate all my blogging friends for their visit and wonderful comments thru-out the year! I wish everyone all the best in 2015, Happy New Year!

The day after Christmas was a beautiful day to be outside. Hubby and I joined up with my hubby's cousin for a walk around Fort McHenry in Baltimore.. It has a nice walkway along the water with view of the Fort which is famous for the Star-Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key..

I took some shots of the Fort's canons, the flag, fences and the sky..Oh I can not forget some ducks in the Baltimore Harbor.. Later in the day I took some shots of the waxing crescent moon from my deck..



A couple of Mallard duck, the Baltimore harbor and a view of the neighborhood Canton across the way.



A Double-crested Cormorant flying by.


A view of Fort McHenry, the flag and a fence scene for Tex's Good Fences meme.


A beautiful sunny day, the water glistening along the harbor's walkway..


The Bufflehead ducks seemed plentiful around the harbor..


Another view of the Fort's canons, flag and the fence..


The sky and a pretty tree seen along the harbor's walkway.




A lone male Bufflehead duck floating in the Baltimore harbor.


Continuing on our walk around the fort, another view of the Fort's flag and fence..



More Bufflehead ducks see on the calm water.


Another sky shot for Skywatch Friday, a view of the Francis Scott Key bridge..


Back home a shot of the waxing crescent moon seen from my deck..I hope you enjoyed our walk along the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry..Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..


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


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.  I wish everyone a safe happy healthy NEW YEAR and a great weekend.


92 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen. That was a lovely walk and great to see the Buffleheads. Happy New Year to you

The happy wanderer. said...

It looks like a very pleasant walk and great weather. Happy New Year!

✿ chica said...

Que dias lindos aproveitaste por lá! Belas fotos! Desejo muitas alegrias em 2015! bjs, chica

diane b said...

I would love to take that walk around the harbour. Your moon shots are always so good,

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
This looks like a beautiful walk in a beautiful setting.
The shot of the moon I find totally amazing.
A happy, healthy and photogenic 2015 for you and all your loved ones.
Best regards, Irma

Ela said...

Hello in the New Year !
This looks like a lovely walk ! Your pictures are fantastic ! That's nice to watch wanderful place !
Happy New Year !

Sandra said...

I like the rusty ship and love the fort. I have always liked to wander in old forts, there are three in my hometown of Savannah and several here in Florida and I have spent happy hours in all of them..
I wish you good things and blessings in this new year.

Betty Manousos said...

Happy New Year! xoxo

Mascha said...

Such spectacular views!
Happy New Year

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of your walk. Lovely sunshine and clear blue sky too. Fantastic !
Thank you for your wishes.
Best regards, Synnöve

Diane AZ said...

Looks like it was a gorgeous day! I love the tree by the walkway, the Buffleheads and the bridge.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

HappinessSavouredHot said...

Interesting how those pictures remind me of where I live (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Happy New Year! :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Happy New Year☆☆☆ May this year be the Blessed one for you and all of your family♡♡♡ Oh, nice walk at Fort McHenry, Buffleheads are LOVELY. Well, I was fascinated by the beautiful sun in the photograph♫♫♫
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

You were smart to get out on such a beautiful day, Eileen! This time of year I especially appreciate a sunny day and blue skies!

EG CameraGirl said...

Forgot to wish you a great 2015!!

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

Happy 2015!! love the American flag, the bridge shot, 1st shot of the city line. lovely post for the start of the New Year. so fun. take care. ( :

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Hello Eileen, I wish you a very Happy New Year,
and much more, but you'll have to read that on
my blog ;)
Your photos are just wonderful and I really fell
in love with that moon. Wish I could do that, too :)

【ツ】Knipsa

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Oh boy Eileen! I put my link as a signature,
forgot all about it! Sorry, I hope you'll publish
my comment anyway - my link leads straight
to my fence post.
But you don't have to publish this one :)
Sorry again!

ladyfi said...

Such lovely blues!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful harbor! love the old fence around the cannon. thanks eileen, for all you share and do in blogland!

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots of your trip to Baltimore. I have a friend who lives there but have not been to the Fort yet. A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family Eileen. Looks like you are enjoying retirement :-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Many lovely shots. Kudos.

Happy new year.

Debbie said...

this looks like a great place!! I have been but it has been many years!!! as I start to feel better, we are going to take a few days trips/or one nighters and I am really looking forward to that!!

your moon shots are always amazing!!! the only way I am going to get one of those, is to pay for it!!!

happy 2015 my dear retired friend. this is going to be a great year for you and you have certainly earned it!!!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, I am glad you are feeling better.. The daytrips and overnighters sound great.. Hubby and I maybe doing some ourselves too.. Thanks for the nice comment.. I wish you all the best in 2015!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place!This looks like a beautiful walk !
Wonderful pictures!Like the birds and the moon shots!
Wishing a happy new year to you and your beloved ones!
Dimi...

Pat said...

Such a beautiful harbor and historic site. I love your shot of the crescent moon.

Lynne said...

You know how much I love your photos . . .
I have a very favorite this time . . .
The Crescent Moon gave me goose bumps . . .

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hi
with so great photos can start the new year well
You and your family a happy new year
Regards Frank

Linda W. said...

Looks like a wonderful day to be outside. Nice photos, especially the one of the moon.

Andrea Priebe said...

I can just smell the fresh, crisp air on your walk. What a beautiful way to spend your day ... and thank you for sharing it with us all the way up to the moon. I saw that sliver of the moom over my house on the day after Christmas ... tried to take a picture but didn't have my tripod out so it didn't come out like yours. Is it wonderful that we can share the same beautiful view even though we are miles apart. Happy New Year, Eileen. I am looking forward to another year of your inspiring photography

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy New Year to a great series of photos and you.

Carol Mattingly said...

I wished I could visit Baltimore Harbor. It looks so interesting with the history and the waterfront. Carol

Karen Schurr said...

Happy New Year, Eileen! Loved the tour of the harbor and Ft. McHenry. Wonderful pictures of the ducks and that moon shot! Wow. Looking forward to another great year sharing pictures across Good Fences :)

Felicia said...

Happy New Year Eileen. beautiful views and scenery. love the bridge

Gail said...

Great pictures. I love when nature combines so beautifully with history.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, classic fence. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

Looks like a lovely day there for sure. Sitting on one of those benches and taking in the view would be fun. Great shot of the fort and fences.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous views and scenery!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ Happy New Year Eileen! Great photos! Fort McHenry is a great place to visit not only for the scenery, but you get to hear all about the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, and also because you can take the water taxi to get there, seeing many interesting things along the way.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A great set of photos. Especially love the ambience of the scene with the lone tree by the harbour walkway. Happiest New Year to you.

Carver said...

Looks like a great day for a walk and beautiful shots. I love the moon. Happy New Year!

Sylvia K said...

Happy New Year, Eileen!! Such wonderful photos!! The next best thing to being there!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty!!

Sylvia

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Oh my, the crescent moon photo is spectacular. How amazing to realize there is likely an American flag still on that same moon. :)

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, I love, beautiful pictures, a wonderful scenary! I wish you a happy 2015 full of light dawns that fill you with vitality and beautiful sunsets that cover your tender heart!

Lea said...

Lovely scenes of sky and water!
Happy New Year!
Lea

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Happy New Year Eileen!!!

Susan (ABON) said...

Thanks for the beautiful walk, Eileen. Love the Buffleheads! Wishing you the best in the New Year!

Laura said...

Beautiful views Eileen! Happy New Year:-)

Al said...

What a great place. Happy New Year!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots! I need to get up there to visit someday.

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! What wonderful weather You have ! Sadly, winter overhere.

Mama Zen said...

You take the prettiest moon shots! Happy New Year, Eileen!

The Yum List said...

There's something very peaceful about open spaces. I love the pic of the duck zooming close down to the water's surface.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous harbor! Very nice shot of the lone tree and the bridge is impressive! You had a good day!

George said...

I've been to Balitimore, but never have made it to Fort McHenry, so I appreciate you taking us with you on your visit. I hope you and your family have a very happy new year.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Happy New Year! I enjoyed your post Christmas walk.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful! Thank you for taking us along.

lina@women perspective said...

What a great walk. Wonderful views and shots.
Happy New Year too.

Karen said...

Terrific scenery! Happy New Year.

Karen S. said...

Such a fun visit this was. Great day to be out and about in each and every shot. A most Happy New Year to you too, and I look forward to blogging along in 2015 too!

Bethany Carson said...

The Francis Scott Key bridge looks pretty awesome! Love the shot of the sunny day as well.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful romp by the water!

ALOHA and Happy New Year from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Great Buffleheads! I am so looking forward to seeing some of these small cuties sometime this year. Happy New Year and have an excellent weekend!

ak-ut said...

happy new year to you and your family :-)
such a nice walk with beautiful shots and a spectacular moon

Stewart M said...

The buffleheads are good looking ducks!

Cheers and a happy New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

Giancarlo said...

Ti Auguro un anno splendente che ti regali i suoi riflessi più belli e i suoi raggi più caldi ogni giorno, come se il sole splendesse sempre. Buon 2015, e che sia come lo vuoi tu. Auguri.!

eileeninmd said...

Thank you Pauline! I am sorry you did not leave your website or blog so I could return the visit to you..

Bob Bushell said...

That Bufflehead on his own, is sad, while the other has four females, not fair, lol. Great photos Eileen.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

First of all: Happy New Year for you and your familie, Eileen.
You are starting the new year with a lot of wonderful clear blue skies, I specially like the shot of that tree along the harbor's walkway.

Gerald (SK14) said...

not heard of bufflehead ducks before but I do like them

alicesg said...

Here wishing your family and you a very Happy New Year 2015. Beautiful close up shot of the moon.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great moon, Eileen!
~

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Great photos ... makes me want to visit your part of the world. Moon photo is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. John

Synje said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!
Wonderful views and such a lovely weather!
Happy weekend :)

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures all!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Two days into retirement now...are you bored yet? lol

Love the ship's bow and the cormorant image. That's mind blowing beautiful.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Eileen, it's fun to see the Baltimore harbor through your lenses because I have a very different view of the Baltimore harbor. We visit the harbor periodically because we don't live very far away. But we always ended up at the busy part of the harbor.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope that 2015 will bring you (and me) lots of joy, happiness and GOOD HEALTH.

Looks like a great little trip to Fort McHenry and the Baltimore Harbor... Great photos...

Hugs,
Betsy

Missy George said...

Loved the pictures..I've done some sailing in those waters..Pretty area..Thanks for the refresher!! .Happy New Year..

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures and what nice blue skies !

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Eileen,
Beautiful duck.
Great series photoshoot.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

NatureFootstep said...

It dows seem like a great place for a walk. Ans so sunny it looks like summer :)

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I did indeed enjoy following you on your walks, Eileen. Sometimes, the scenes weren't that different from ones we might see here. Haven't seen any Buffleheads lately (they tend to gather more on the North Shore), but the cormorant, the shoreline with walkway, the docks.. all felt sort of familiar. Your moon shot at the end was absolutely spectacular!

Happyone said...

Looks like great weather for that lovely walk. Happy New Year.

Jocee said...

A beautiful winters day. Lovely scenery and ducks.
Happy new year from the summer side of the world. :-)

Linda said...

Nice to see this! I haven't been there since about 1982!

Karen Hayward-King said...

What a beautiful day for a walk and you got some great shots. Really like the moon one :-)

Thomas Lee said...

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Nice fort,looks like from the WW2 era.

Bob Scotney said...

That's the sort of walk that I would enjoy - water, ducks and bridges with the fences for good measure..
Happy New Year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk around an area we totally missed when we traveled up there. Must go back!

Helma said...

Again many beautiful pictures Eileen:-)

I want to thank you for all your visits in the past year and all your sweet and nice comments.

I wish you and all your loved ones a very nice, happy
but above all a healthy 2015.

that we are in this new year of each other's photos and beautiful moments
can and should enjoy.

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Greetings, Helma

thirtysevenandcounting said...

You most certainly had a beautiful day for your walk around the fort! Great scenes, as always, and such a wonderful capture of the moon! Happy new year, Eileen - wishing you many blessings this year. :)

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