Thursday, September 7, 2017

Leister Park

Hello and happy Thursday!

On this day hubby and I enjoyed our walk on a paved trail at the Leister Park in Hampstead Maryland. 

Along the path were wildflowers, some people would call them weeds. I was enjoying the Goldfinches eating the seeds off some dead flowers. 



Call you find the two Goldfinches mixed in with the Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace?



A female Eastern Bluebird was chasing bugs on the trail.


A Chipping Sparrow with a mouthful of some kind of bug.


This Queen Anne's Lace reminds me of a snowflake.


 The sky and Queen Anne's Lace.


More sky and the paved trail. After a rain this paved trail is nice for walking, there is no mud!



On the way home a barn scene for Tom's Barn Collective.



Just a drive away from home I can usually find some kind of barn. 



The Waxing Gibbous moon on August 5th. Full moon was seen on Aug 8th.





My thankful list for today:
I am thankful for the pretty sky days.  
I am thankful to take a walk after a rain storm.
I am thankful for your visits and your comments.

"Find beauty in the small things."

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday
Thank you Tom for hosting The Barn Collective

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

59 comments:

amanda peters said...

Happy Thursday to you Eileen, I love the photo of The sky and Queen Anne's Lace, and the Goldfinch..
Amanda xx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas e de grande beleza.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Gordon said...

Lovely post Eileen , I think your Goldfinches are even more colourful than ours.
Have a good day, Gordon.

✿ chica said...

Delicadeza e beleza em tuas fotos todas.A lua deu show! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

David Gascoigne said...

Great work, Eileen, simply enjoying all of nature. Wildflowers are wonderful and the role they play for birds and pollinator insects is inestimable. I hope that none of these vicious hurricanes make it up the coast to Maryland. Stay safe.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello Eileen. A wonderful walk. I loved the little Eastern Bluebird strutting across the path! The Goldfinches are gorgeous in amongst the wild flowers.
Have a great day :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wildflowers are also beautiful! Chipping Sparrow was a cute little bird.


Happy Thursday!

A Quiet Corner said...

I like watching the birds gobble up all the seeds and they are so good at it!!! Barns have always been a favorite of mine...especially the old ones!...:)JP

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
What a places you always find ta take strolls!
How wonderful to share this with your hubby :)
Barn and bird pictures are great especially the Chipping Sparrow with a caterpillar :)
Keep well and enjoy your day!

Karen said...

Wonderful bird photos, Eileen! I think the one of Queen Anne's Lace and the blue sky is a masterpiece. I love Queen Anne's Lace, too.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! I love that photo of the two finches almost camoflaged in the chicory and Queen Ann's lace!
It was a beautiful day for your walk and the skies were lovely!
Best wishes!

Florence said...

Happy Thursday!! Your beautiful posts always make me happy!! Yes, I love seeing the birds eating seeds from wildflowers too.

Maggee said...

I enjoyed our walk today! Since I won't be taking one myself... Love to see the Goldfinches in the fading flowers and plants. Next time I go out, I shall look for them. Trying to find warblers this past weekend was not fruitful at all, tho people all around the area DID! Sad face... Maybe tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Denise inVA said...

From Goldfinch to moon, these are delightful photos Eileen. Thank you and happy day to you :)

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhh, Eileen, this is such an uplifting, beautiful post! Not only the birds seen, but the entire surroundings. I LOVED it all.
Thank you so much for bringing the bright side of life for us to enjoy.

happyone said...

All your photos are just great. What a nice trail to walk along and yes, I did spot the two goldfinches though they were hidden pretty good in there.

Debbie said...

the goldfinches are so bright and beautiful right now - but that is not what helped me to find them in picture #2 but i did find them! we birders have a keen eye!!

the queen anne's lace is beautiful, all of my birds seem busier than usual right now. nice capture at feeding time!!!

Lois said...

A very pretty place! I love goldfinches.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

It's always fun to watch birds eating seeds or bugs. I always enjoy watching the goldfinches. Cute blue bird on the path. I have a pair at the back of our property but they don't come close to the house. Thankful Thursday gives us time to reflect.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh those blue skies... something of a forgotten phenomena round here of late... Thinking of all my pals over in the West - even if not close to the storms. YAM xx

Lady Fi said...

Such pretty skies and lovely countryside.

Linda W. said...

Love the flowers and birds! Oh, how I wish we could get some of that rain. It seems like our entire state is burning up...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely path. I love that my photo-taking has led me to a higher appreciation for those little things. I walk around seeing the world in tiny little rectangles. :)

Sussi said...

lovely place and birds!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful photos! I love the goldfinches an the Queen Ann's Lace. Such wonderful countryside and barns too.

Cloudia said...

I love our shots and your whole sensibility, E

Sandra said...

the chipping sparrow made me smile and I love that yellow bird, I love yellow flowers and birds and butterflies, the color of joy

RedPat said...

What a beautiful day you had, Eileen! I love to see a goldfinch!

krishna said...

The little yellow bird is beautiful..

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post. I too love watching the Goldfinch. Last night was the full Harvest Moon. Red here because of all the smoke from wildfires
MB

Suzanne Prickett said...

Happy Thursday, Eileen! You got a fabulous picture of the Queen Anne's Lace in the field. I see it from time to time around here, and think it's a very pretty delicate wildflower. Now we know how these wildflowers get propagated! The sweet little Goldfinches spread the beauty around while they eat. Have a wonderful weekend!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Your last photo makes me think I could touch the moon. It feels so close and mysterious.

Lea said...

Beautiful scenes! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos! Love the "sky & Queen Anne's Lace" shot.

ellen b said...

So very lovely! Beautiful photos.

Missy George said...

The Goldfinches will be losing their yellow soon..Love the Barns..They are plentiful here as well..I need to take a drive with my camera..Hope you had a good day...

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous moon and sky shots ~ love the clouds too ~ ^_^

(A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES)

LV said...

Amen to you daily thoughts. You shared some awesome sights of nature at its best.

Dee said...

The bluebird looks a little jealous that the sparrow has a nice, juicy caterpiller.

Michelle said...

I think Goldfinches are such pretty birds. That sparrow gave me a chuckle. He almost looks mad! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

Martin Kloess said...

What beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for these delights.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful post. Lovely bird pics. Amazing place. Greetings.

Tanya Breese said...

such beautiful pictures and what a pretty place to walk! are those purple flowers chickory?

The Yum List said...

Lovely pics once again Eileen. The bluebird looks like he's crossing the road and looking out for traffic ;-)

Jim said...

Great shots.

Photo Cache said...

You captured the moon wonderfully.

Klara said...

lovely selection as usual, Eileen. just what I need to see on this gray, overcast, almost rain, cold, deep autumn morning.

thomas said...

Love the trail shot,have a nice weekend.

Lynne said...

Goldie's always catch my eye . . .
Queen Anne Lace . . . does look like a snowflake . . .
Aren't they pretty together in a field . . .

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the goldfinch at the top

Linda said...

Gorgeous series, Eileen! Your photos and post always bring me such joy! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So many great shots Eileen, I always appreciate you crisp shots of the moon.

Andrea

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, beautiful captures and what a lovely place to wander about. Queen Anne Lace has always been a favorite of mine, but now we too have that very serious weed here that is much like the Queen Anne Lace, but it's one to avoid at all cost!

Red Rose Alley said...

Those Goldfinches are pretty little fellows, aren't they? What a sweet picture this is, Eileen. Yes, the Queen Anne's Lace does look like a snowflake! What a nice walk with your husband. So many interesting things we can see in nature, if only we are still and notice.

~Sheri

William Kendall said...

Such beautiful shots!

Have a wonderful weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

nice skies and birds too. Love your goldfinches.

Rose said...

I did see the two goldfinches, without even expanding the view. That sure looks like a nice place to walk.

Tom said...

...the farm at the end of the drive with the blue sky and puffy clouds is wonderful. Thanks Eileen for stopping by, I hope that you will stop back again.

Betty Crow said...

The sky and Queen Ann's Lace is awesome. Had to stop and admire for a while. Nice barn, too!

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