Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hemlock Gorge

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I like that I can take my walks any time I want now, instead of waiting for the weekend..weather permitting of course.. These are some scenes from our walk to a local area called Hemlock Gorge.. The river is called the Gunpowder River and runs into the lake near our home..


I like the reflections captured in the photo on the left and the Hermit Thrush is seen in our area only in the winter months..




More river scenery and the sunlight coming thru the hemlock trees and some icicles..





Above the icy river and a cute Winter Wren we watch for a while hopping along the river's edge. It was a chilly and brisk walk, great exercise too. I hope you enjoyed my walk. I thank your for visiting and all the wonderful comments..

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

 Thanks to Judith 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 ahead!

89 comments:

Celeste said...

What a beautiful walk. I hope you were well wrapped up to keep out the chilly air. Love the Hermit Thrush, what a cutie.
Have a great week :)

Sue said...

Very nice photos of a beautiful place, Eileen!
I'm so happy you are enjoying your retirement--I knew you would. After awhile, I wonder how we had time to work!!--there is SO much to do now with no JOB hanging over us.
Have fun!
:)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful!! i especially like the photo of the river with the bare trees along the shores and the bridge in the distance.
happy week ahead to you too! :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the Winter Wonderland. So beautiful !
My favorite is your fourth shot. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Mary Hone said...

What great place for a walk. Love the stream and the icicles.

Michelle said...

Those are some gorgeous water views.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A very pretty walk and very cold looking. Love the little birds.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, those walks are A GIFT we give ourselves! Thanks for sharing yours with us, we can revel in the beauty of yours!

Sara D.B. said...

I love the blue skies of your photos (not only this week's), so bright and happy and refreshing!
Beautiful views. The Gunpowder River is a great name. :)
And the Winter Wren is incredibly cute!
Have a lovely new week, Eileen!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
These are wonderful collages
The third and fourth photo is totally awesome.
A very good Sunday.
Best regards, Irma

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a lovely place to visit!!Great shots!I like the pictures with the river,the woods and the cute little bird!Thank you for sharing!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful little thrush and wren. i love the light waiting around the corner in the first two shots. :)

Breathtaking said...

These are all gorgeous winter scenes,Lovely photos Eileen.:)

✿ chica said...

Maravilha de passeio e mosaicos que fizeste! bjs, obrigadão pelo carinho pelo aniversário de casamento! chica

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

How beautiful and peaceful it looks there :)

Lois said...

I enjoyed your walk very much, thank you!

Nancy J said...

My favourite also #4, this is a print and frame one for sure.. the colours for wintertime photography can sometimes be difficult, but every one here is superb. Enjoy the freedom of having a day to choose, rather than having one day chosen. Have a wonderful week.

Sandra said...

i love your walk, so very beautiful. the birds are adorable. It occurred to me that on this beautiful river you can either get poisoned by hemlock or shot by gunpowder...

Mersad said...

Oh these are absolutely fascinating nature images. I would love to take a walk there myself.

Linda W. said...

You've captured some gorgeous wintry scenes. I look forward to my retirement when I too will be able to pic the good weather days, instead of bearing whatever the weekend weather gods throw my way.

Noushka said...

A wonderful walk through the woods with exquisite sunlight!
I loved your cardinals in the previous post, I will try to link up a post tomorrow, but I am so very busy!!!
Love from France :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. Very scenic.

Mari said...

Those are very beautiful photos of nature. This kind if beauty deserves appreciation. How soothing to the heart each of the view is.

Happyone said...

Love the pictures of the river in the snow. Reminds me of where I walked two houses ago!!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Eilleen
You showed us another wonderful photo
Winter looks phenomenal on them.
Have a great week.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice thrush pic, Eileen. I rarely get a chance to get a clean one of those birds.
~

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful river under the snow.

Giga said...

Beautiful place, beautiful walks, but little was cold. :)

September Violets said...

These are beautiful wintry photos Eileen! The creek is very similar to one in my area, but I haven't been out there for a while. I love the lighting through hemlocks :) We get the little hermit thrush through here only in spring! Wendy x

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed that stroll with you.

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! Lovely scenery !

Debbie said...

Such cute little birds Eileen!! I have been searching for frozen water to photograph, with no luck. Your images are beautiful!!

I so happy you are enjoying your freedom!!

Brian King said...

Beautiful country! I wish we had some snow. It's so nice for photo purposes. Great shot of the thrush!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Wendy, are you still having computer problems? I appreciate your visit and comments.. Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy week!

The Yum List said...

Brrr! Looks very cold.

Missy George said...

Enjoyed the walk..What a beautiful area !! Have a nice week..

The happy wanderer. said...

I'm glad to see you're enjoying the freedom retirement allows in doing things when the opportunity offers. What great names! It does look cool, but pretty.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I captured a photo of a Hermit thrush, too! what fun!!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful landscape!

A Quiet Corner said...

Great collection and mosaics of beauty so close by!..:)JP

pattisjarrett said...

Brrr! It does look cold. Adorable Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush. Both are new to me.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another beautiful place to enjoy in any season! The wren's are a winter favorite of mine, but I have to say, that the Hermit Thrush is a real cutie, I've never seen one. I wonder if they're on my side of the Potomac.

Wandering Wren said...

Always love your posts Eileen, and especially with a cute little Wren in! I'm getting a real sense that you're loving and thriving on your retirement and we can't wait to see all that you see and do each week!
Have a happy week.
Wren x

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Photos worthy of postcards Eileen. The view along the river bank is tranquil and I'm glad you had a sunny day.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

gorgeous shots, Eileen. i love the sun filled shot best-est ... awesome! ( :

Derek said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful post.

And "Gunpowder River"..... What a name! - and a great place for taking explosive pictures no doubt - as you have done.

Have a great week!

Felicia said...

You have collected some beautiful winter images Eileen.

Cloudia said...

Most pleasant



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks cold but beautiful there, Eileen. The thrush is so large and upffy and the wren so sweet and pretty!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a lovely scene. That Thrush is beautiful. Have a super good Monday!

diane b said...

I just read your 'About Me'. congrats on your retirement you'll love it. There is nothing wrong with your photography. Those shots of the river are perfect and your bird shots are great.

Margaret Adamson said...

thanks for taking us along on this wonderful winter walk. The snow does makes for pretty images.

DeniseinVA said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely walk you took us on Eileen. Beautiful photos, definitely a winter wonderland. Have a great week :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

So pretty...even in the winter snow and ice.

EG CameraGirl said...

It really is NICE to be able to go for a walk whenever the spirit speaks! And this looks like a great place to take your camera!

maryaustria said...

Such a beautiful scenery! A wonderful place to take a walk! Your photos are gorgeous!

John's Island said...

Enjoyed all the photos ... congrats on nice bird captures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was what I first most loved about being retired ... Walking whenever I wanted to! You have taken us with you on a beautiful one here! Thanks for sharing it.

ladyfi said...

Oh my -these scenes are just gorgeous!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What beautiful winter scenes, Eileen. Makes me want to bundle up and go for a walk!

bj said...

As always, your photos are wonderful...:)

Maggie said...

Your mosaics are always so beautifully composed, Eileen and the photographs have such clarity they are a joy. Glad to see you're enjoying your retirement and sharing such wonderful scenes with us all.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wonderful pictures of your great winter landscape.
I envy you for having all of that :)
The last little one is very cute :))
Have a great day
【ツ】Knipsa

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Just stopping by again to say thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Always appreciated! John

Carola Bartz said...

Such beautiful winter photos! I love them. The Hermit Thrush is so cute and so is the Winter Wren.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Looks like you had a wonderful walk. The scenery is lovely. Enjoy your week.

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely place to walk and wonderful winter captures for the day!! Of course, I love the birds!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

mick said...

Great photos and a very pretty place to take a walk - although I think I would find it a bit too cold!

Fun60 said...

A cold but beautiful walk.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh Eileen what a stunning spot and your pictures are breathtaking!!

selims raasta said...

I love the pictures from this beautiful walk! Especially the second last one of the trees..bird are so cute. You really captured the natural winter beauty of this place. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

Dianne said...

Time to walk and soak in the beauty of our wonderful world. I love the light bouncing of those chilly water-streamsi

Lorrie said...

You chose such a beautiful day for this walk. Love the blue sky, the white snow and the ice on the river. Cute little thrush, too.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and I always love your bird photography. Somewhere I like to walk that's not too far from me is call hemlock bluffs.

Pat said...

What a beautiful spot. I love the capture of the Hermit Thrush.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful series of nature photos and wonderful collage presentation!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Valerie said...

Just glorious captures Eileen.

Al said...

What a beautiful place - there's nothing like walking near a stream.

Bethany Carson said...

Your photos of the river are beautiful, Eileen.

Indrani said...

Lovely virtual walk for me.
You are so ever ready with your camera. :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

It looks like you are making the most of your retirement. Birds are so important to our ecosystem. Thank you for keeping your eye out for them!

Janis
Greensboro, NC, USA

Photo Cache said...

Oh beautiful shots. These scenes are so invigorating.

Amy Franks said...

hey Eileen, wow you live in a lovely place and thanks for your comment at my blog :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great walk. Thanks for taking us along! I use PickMonkey for mosaics also. It is a great site.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Must have been a wonderful walk , beautiful scenery!

Life Images by Jill said...

oh how lovely to have walks like this close to home...and to be able to indulge any day of the week. thanks for taking us along Eileen. I love your snowy world. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to say hi on my blog this week.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Such GORGEOUS winter scene with lovely birds♡♡♡ The Hemlock Gorge sure must be the perfect place for your walk, I'm impressed by the beautiful river pictures with great capture of the snow and the water(^_^)v

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

NatureFootstep said...

the Winter wren is really cute. Don´t think I have seen it before :)

David Gascoigne said...

Great shot of the Hermit Thrush. I hadn't realized it spent the winter so far north.

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