Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lake Erie, Pennsylvania

Happy Thanksgiving, wishing everyone a great day! Be safe if you are traveling to eat your turkey dinner. I am publishing this post a day early in case bloggers will be away for the holiday. I'll be cooking.

On this post,  I am sharing some photos from our trip to Erie Pennsylvania and a visit to the Presque Isle State Park.  My hubby has an old friend that grew up in Erie Pa and he always talked to us about the Presque Isle State Park. I think he knew we would enjoy the scenery and views, the birds and the lighthouse. We finally made the trip and now I am sharing the scenes with you.

We arrived at the Presque Isle State Park located on Lake Erie late in the day. We decided to sit on the beach near the lighthouse and watch the sunset. If any of my blogging friends visited my travel blog some of these photos may look familiar. :)




There were a bunch of gulls around to entertain us, I believe they are the Ring-billed Gull.


I played with the stones and sticks on the beach, here is my beach man.  Hubby was my model.



The Presque Isle Lighthouse



Hubby and I on the beach at Presque Isle State Park, Erie Pa. Our shadows are our faithful companions. They follow us everywhere.


Lake Erie looks like an ocean, so big.



It was a lovely sunset.


A sun puddle, all that was left after the sun went down into Lake Erie.







I am thankful to see each and every sunset and sunrise.
I am always thankful for my family, health, home and for good friends and for the food on our table! 
I am thankful for good friends. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.


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!

66 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

I enjoyed you photos of Lake Erie immensely. Love the sun puddle, especially.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas belas fotografias.
Continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, These are gorgeous photos. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Eileen, I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am cooking this year for the first time in about 5 years. I will have my two grandsons here which is quite a blessing. Have a beautiful holiday.
I am thankful for your friendship.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your gulls are gorgeous and your sunset spectacular!!
Love your creation of your Hubby. I hope his legs don't quite look like that but looking at the shadow it is kinda a good likeness!!
Have an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends Eileen.
Hugs from across the many miles :)

Tom said...

...a lovely spot to view, Happy Thanksgiving.

lindapnnsy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband. I had to chuckle, when I read your caption that the lake is so big it looks like an ocean. I can’t tell you how many times I have referred to the lake as an ocean!

Jeanie said...

These photos are beautiful. And they do remind us of so many things for which to give thanks -- beautiful birds, glorious sunsets, friends who will stand in sunshine and shadows.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! I love the one with the gulls very much.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Back into the blogosphere, very frustrating to be cut off the net for 3 weeks! Thanks for your kind visits :)
Lovely photos of a beautiful place in a magnificent light!
Warm hugs, keep well :)

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . .
Loved the setting sun trio ...
And your “beach man” . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that first shot.

(Hope hubby didn't get too irritated with you RE your tease)

Blogoratti said...

Such beautiful photos and the scenery is amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Mary Hone said...

That looks like a pleasant, and peaceful place.

Cloudia said...

Thank You Dear Eileen! Wishing you both all the best

Christine said...

What a beautiful day you had there Eileen! I love the lighthouse and that was a spectacular sunset!
Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful pictures!!
Great shots of the gulls ,the beautiful lighthouse and the amazing sunset!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Have a great time!
Dimi...

Sandra said...

lovely sunsets and handsome hubby rocks. LOL... the middle sea gull is really a beautiful handsome gull. I love the look of his face.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
What a romantic sunset and a pretty lighthouse...
I am thankful daily for all the items in your list,too: I cherish them all.
(My beloved hubby is first in the list!)
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!

Karen said...

Love the photos. You should name your stone creation "Rocky" lol. Erie is beautiful. I was just reading about the lake effect snow that it pours into New York! Have a great time tomorrow!

happyone said...

I like your beach man. : )
Beautiful lighthouse and those sky pictures are awesome.
Happy Thanksgiving. We're not having turkey. I'm making pot roast this year!!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, I loved your Ring-billed Gull. and sunset, beautiful.

Lynn said...

Love the beach man! Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

Nancy J said...

A man on the sand and sunset in glorious colour. so much in those two things to be thankful for. Enjoy your weekend.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
There was a playfulness and joy in your post today Eileen; the gulls are gorgeous, the beachman looks cheeky to me and the shadows show unity. May your Thanksgiving be a blessed one. YAM xx

krishna said...

beautiful pictures from Lake Eerie

RedPat said...

I've heard of that park. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

Joyful said...

Oh my Eileen, these are beautiful photos. The sunsets are so glorious and the bird life is spectacular as always. I giggled to read your husband was your model for your stone man. Very cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures!

It has been a long while since I've been to Lake Erie, and barring any visits as a child, I don't think I've been along the American shore of it.

ellen b. said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Eileen!

Red said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Yum List said...

Wow! What a sunset!

Rose said...

I love that sunset....gorgeous.

Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! I hope your day is filled with good things.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL love the shadow shots !! :)

Linda W. said...

Wonderful sunset photos! Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Janneke said...

So beautiful, Lake Erie was once on my bucketlist, but I have shortened my list, cannot visit all places of the world in my life. Wonderful sunset photos too!

Betty Manousos said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xoxo


btw. great photos as usual.

Karen Lakis said...

What a beautiful place! I love your beach man. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Tomoko said...

Hi,Eileen!
Those gulls are beautiful! I like your beach man and shadow photos!So lovely.
You make me smile!Have a good day.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this wonderful area. I like all your photos.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Best, Synnöve

Michelle said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Your beach man is cute!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very beautiful and varied l images .. greetings ..

Missy George said...

Love your beach man.doubt that he looks much like your husband...Beautiful sunset.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sunset and gorgeous light house.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and family
MB

Al said...

What a beautiful series of photos - those Great Lakes are impressive.

Amy Franks said...

I'm liking the beach man and your shadows, it's good to get out on a nippy sunny day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Gorgeous sunset and I loved the puddle at the end. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

rupam sarma said...

Hellloo, Beautiful pics.
Happy Thanksgiving. Greetings from India.

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous sunset shots!

Mersad said...

You show us that the sea and ocean can be magnificent even in late November. Those last shots have me yearning for the sea. Truly amazing wildlife shots and landscapes. Thank you. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving celebration.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That lighthouse is gorgeous! Enjoy this holiday weekend! Hugs, Diane

Lea said...

A great series of photos!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Meggie said...

I believe there is lots to be thankful each and everyday...Thanks for your comment on my blog post and your continued support...I am grateful for knowing you through our blogging world.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the Beach Man ~ fun! Wonderful photography ~ nature is so awesome and your captures too!

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures Eileen! Happy weekend!

Klara said...

belated happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. lovely photos as usual and you made me smile (with hubby being a model for the artwork)

Thomas Lee said...

A wow sunset capture,have a great weekend ahead.

Klara S said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I love the lighthouse and the sunset is so beautiful.

KL said...

Ah! what a beautiful post. Your post is making me longing to visit the place. I like your model-man-art very much :-). The eyes on the gulls in the first picture is amazingly captured. Wow! The gaze of the gull is captivating.

Yes, I am also thankful for all those. And, I am also thankful for such lovely posts that I get to enjoy on blogs.

Powell River Books said...

The beachman is a cute touch. Great sunsets. - Margy

GreenComotion said...

Very beautiful photos of Lake Erie, Eileen.
When I saw Lake Ontario the first time, I was awestruck!
Such large bodies of water...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

I like the birds and your cute beach man. Lovely sunset photos! Have a wonderful weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

love teh sunset and lighthouse, and, your stoneman hubby :) A great choise :)

Debbie said...

awwww, love the beach man, that's so cute!! and what a gorgeous capture of the lighthouse, the light and grasses are so pretty!!!

indah nuria Savitri said...

That sticky figure is so funny indeed and love the sunset!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hope your thanksgiving was wonderful, I really enjoyed your photo's.

All the best Jan

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