Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park


Hello and happy Thursday, 

Ruby Beach located on the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Olympic National Park. Hubby and I love the Pacific Northwest, the coastline in Washington state was one of our favorite places to visit. 

The view of Ruby Beach from the trail. 



A Chestnut-backed Chickadee seen off the trail.


A view of the beach, a lovely place for a walk during the low tides.




An arch in the sea stack.



A Wilson's Warbler was one of the common Warblers seen during our walks.


Not sure if this is a female Wilson's warbler or a Yellow Warbler, my field guide says the female Wilson's has the black cap but not as noticeable?


The Bald Eagle was another common bird seen along the Washington coast.


More coastline and sea stacks.



A look back at the ocean while walking back up the trail.




My thankful list for today:
How could I not be thankful for these beautiful blue skies and lovely views of the ocean. 

I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.

"I am awake, it is a beautiful day and I am thankful."

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

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

62 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Wonderful post and shots! I love the Bald Eagle. Very beautiful!

    Happy Thursday!

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  2. Stunning photos, Eileen! I have to agree with you that this coastline looks amazing!
    Great images of the chickadee and a wonderful shot of the Bald Eagle!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

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  3. Hari OM
    what cuties those warblers are... and the eagle looks as magnificent as should be. It is a very fine spot that! YAM xx

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  4. Such a wonderful place! Love the photos!

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  5. Your photo "more coastline and sea stacks" is interesting as I see the profile of a man's face in the rocks at the far right edge of the photo. Reminds me of NH "Old Man of the Mountains" profile. We had one in MA too which was the profile of an Indian at what was called "Profile Rock." I see faces in rock outcroppings all the time. And animals too. Kind of like a hobby of mine to look for them. Have a great day!

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  6. ahhhhhhhh

    wonderful...I want to get up that way...on my time and not office time...sigh

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  7. Love the arch photo! And all lovely views not common to MD or PA. Thanks for sharing. Happy Day.

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  8. the only time I have seen beaches like the first photo is in photos or movies. have always wanted to see a beach like this one. I love beaches and this is gorgeous

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  9. Beautiful images to start my day - thanks for sharing

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  10. Lovely photos of the beach, and great sighting of the Eagle!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Oh I have been here before! I lived in Washington in the early 1980s and we went there one time. I have never been able to remember the name of the beach but I clearly remembered the sea stacks! They are amazing! Beautiful pictures of all the birds. This is truly a wonderful place.

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  12. Spectacular scenery in these photos Eileen. It is a gorgeous part of the country. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)

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  13. Ruby beach was one of my favorite places on the Washington coast! Were there any stacks of round rocks when you visited?

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  14. Gorgeous views! Sweet bird shots. The Pacific NW Coast is now a favorite place of mine too!

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  15. Best not let my daughter see these photos. She lived in Portland for several years and it nearly killed her when work moved her to Houston. Gorgeous!!

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  16. Beautiful beach! So different from what I am used to seeing.

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  17. I would love to visit. Your photos are awesome. Hope you have a lovely afternoon/evening.

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  18. Oh the sea stacks look amazing and I like the shot of the arch in the sea stack.
    Wonderful birds too, they are just lovely colours.

    Happy Thursday Eileen

    All the best Jan

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  19. Truly amazing. Awesome pics.
    Greetings.

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  20. Love the coastline pic with the sea stacks, Eileen!

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  21. Cute series. Eieen. Beautiful blue sky and sea !!!
    Coming back from summer :))
    Buen jueves.
    Besos

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  22. Stunning photos, and the views from the trees,perfect. How would a person leave there and live elsewhere? With huge difficulty I imagine.

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  23. Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the bald eagle! Kisses, my friend.

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  24. A gorgeous place! That eagle really stands out.

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  25. What a beautiful view of Ruby Beach from the trail and the coastline sea stacks are marvelous! Your Chestnut Chickadee is pretty precious, and that photo of the Bald Eagle is great. I have yet to see a real Bald Eagle. Love the sea photos, Eileen. Have a great evening!

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  26. Thank you Eileen for your photo's today. I loved the beach with the rock island both distance and closer and the ocean through the trees. Bliss.
    Joy

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  27. Beautiful Eileen..I love coastal scenery..The Northwest is on my bucket list..Have a good weekend..

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  28. Oi Eileen, lugar maravilhoso! Os pássaros encantam e fazem o ambiente ainda mais especial, como não agradecer?
    Beijinhos...

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  29. Just gorgeous! Now here's another place I want to visit some day!! I like the sea stacks that look like bookends.

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  30. Lovely shots. That last image of the sea stacks looks rather otherworldly, and surreal.

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  31. The Pacific Northwest is an area I haven't visited...YET! I plan too very soon! I love these views and this area really interests me. Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  32. Beautiful scenery that you were rewarded with on your walk!

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  33. Lovely shots, Eileen! I especially like that arch in the sea stack one! :)

    Have a wonderful week:)

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  34. Hi Eileen! What a beautiful place to enjoy! Aside from the beautiful eagle, and that cute little chickadee, it looks like you practically had the whole park to yourself!

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  35. What a great place, Eileen! Your photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week so far. :)

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  36. Wonderful captures, as your usual!
    The bald Eagle is particularly impressive.
    Enjoy a sunny weekend!

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  37. Wow, Eileen. I can see why you like Ruby Beach. It's absolutely beautiful, and your first photo is a stunner. All those birds too. No wonder you go back over and over. I would too.

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  38. Beautiful pictures of birds and natur.

    Happy weekend !

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  39. Amazing scenery, thanks for sharing :)

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  40. This is an enchanted place. Love all the pics, but love the bird in the tree the most.

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  41. And I am thankful you love Washington State as much as we do.
    MB

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  42. Wow what beautiful pictures. My favorite though is the very first one.

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  43. That arch looks like dragonstone island to me haha

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    Akanksha
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  44. Beautiful scenery and very pretty birds. Have a great weekend Eileen :)

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  45. From the top shot a paradise, this is an awesome series dear Eileen!!!

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  46. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful views on your walk in Washington state!!
    That view of the sea stacks AND the eagle!!!
    Wonderful trip!!!
    Suzan

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  47. Wow, that is gorgeous coastline! Beautiful birds, too. Love the eagle!

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  48. Oh my....BEAUTIFUL shots! I love it. Nicely done.

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  49. Those sea stacks are gorgeous. This is one place I'd like to visit some day.

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  50. Eileen - Ruby Beach is classic Pacific Northwest - so stunning. I especially like the sea stacks .... Have a great weekend!

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  51. The sea combined with the landscape is stunning.

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  52. Lovely sky shots ~ love the keyhole one ~ all very beautiful ^_^

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  53. lovely place and sky. Loved to see the little Chestnut-backed Chickadee, can´t remember seeing it before :)

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    1. Hello, 

      The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is a western USA bird. You could have possibly seen one in Wyoming and Montana during your trip?
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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