Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cunningham Falls State Park

Hello,

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week. My last quarter moon photo taken on the morning of January 7th.







Below from the morning of January 9th, we woke up to our deck and driveway being covered with a layer of sleet and ice.


January 9th, we were finally able to get outside for a walk and a short visit the Cunningham Falls State Park, in Catoctin Maryland. 

A sun flare seen while walking on the trail to the Cunningham Falls.


Birds seen and heard at the park were the Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco and the Carolina Chickadees. I am sure there were more birds there but they were hiding from me.





The frozen Cunningham Falls is hard to see covered with snow and ice.


A pretty view of the blue sky and a few clouds.


The frozen manmade lake at Cunningham Falls State Park.

This is for Tom's Barn Collective, a barn seen from the road near the park. 






I am thankful for good weather and spending time outside. 
I am thankful for the state parks in Maryland.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments this past year. 


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

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

69 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of the frozenu Cunningham Falls. The winter makes everything look different than in the summer. I love your moon shots.
Happy Thursday!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Such gorgeous pictures and scenery!
Great shot and captures of the moon and the preety birds!
Love the image with the frozen lake !
Thank you for sharing this Winter beauty!
Have a happy Thursday!
Dimi...

Sandi said...

Gorgeous pictures, as always!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
There is no denying that winter can be beautiful! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

Snow is okay - ice underfoot is hard to handle. I am sure that the chickadees and titmice were great company.

Lynne said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen . . .
I love the moon pics . . .
Hiding birds are great too!

Sandra said...

favorite photo today is the one with the log across the creek and the beautiful sky/tree picture below it. the birds are well hidden

Uppal said...

You've captured scenic beauty so well!

Linda G. said...

The waterfall looks so different in the wintertime.

Uppal said...

Winter's frozen art captured beautifully!

Jenn Jilks said...

It's so good to get out when the sun shines! Lovely photos!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

italiafinlandia said...

The moon is always lovely to observe...but also your winter sky and cloud id well captured.
Have a nice Thursday!

ann said...

Absolutely Amazing photos Eileen. Looks cold in your neck of the woods as it is here. Hoping for a warming trend today. Snow for the weekend. Love the moon photos. I don't get very good moon shots. Enjoy your weekend.

Mary Hone said...

Wow, all that snow and ice. Brrrr. Looks pretty though.

Jeanie said...

These are lovely walks. Your moon is fabulous! Happy weekend!

Karen said...

You have a talent for photographing the beauty in every season. I enjoyed these pics today.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely shots...Kudos

Lea said...

Very pretty in the snow!
Birds hide from me too!

Sussi said...

Lovely shots!

ellen b. said...

Good things to be thankful for, Eileen. Lovely photos...brrr

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Excellent and interesting photos! I am in total agreement with your 3 “Thankfuls” … of course number 2 would be Washington State :-) but I would love to see some of Maryland’s as well. One of these days I hope you will tell me what your favorite trip was to the Pacific Northwest. I am impressed with your travels to this part of the world! Now, as I’ve mentioned before, your moon photos are some of the best I’ve seen on the web. I saw an article on Space.com about the coming super-moon, blood-moon, and blue-moon January 31. You may enjoy the article https://www.space.com/39208-super-blue-blood-moon-guide.html Thanks for sharing your blog and your kind comments on mine. Wishing you a fine and happy Thursday! John

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks like such a peaceful place to stroll along. I must say, I love your barn shot. I have a fondness for rural photography. Enjoy your day!

Bob Bushell said...

The moon, the moon, great images Eileen.

Lois said...

So pretty and peaceful in the snow! I love seeing those birds.

Ailime said...

Tão belas paisagens!
Eu amo sobretudo a Lua.
Abraços,
Ailime

RedPat said...

That looks like a fabulous park, Eileen! I was out who out shoveling on Tuesday and saw 2 Blue Jays which are the 1st i've seen this winter. Also heard a robin!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! That was a lovely day to go walking and bird spotting!
This time of year the birds are well camouflaged!
The frozen white lake looks so beautiful against the bright blue sky!
Lovely scenes, thanks for sharing!

Charlene N.K. said...

Thank you for sharing us your beautiful sightings from your walk.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful area for a hike!

Michelle said...

Glad you made it through the sleet. I don't mind snow, but all the other wintry business is too much! Thanks for linking up today!

Mildred said...

Very nice photos, Eileen. We've had ice/snow this week and it's always nice to get out after being forced to stay home!!! Your sky is so pretty and blue and I know it was fun seeing the birds. Wishing you a pleasant evening.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, again I am thankful for these lovely views, even if winter is beginning to take a toll, but on the bright side, it's 37 degrees and this weekend we'll be in the 40's. So my fun-feeling-attitude is getting better!

Giga said...

In the winter there are beautiful views if the sun is shining and you can go outside the house. You had something to admire and I hope you did not get cold. Thank you very much for a nice comment with me. Regards.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like snow, but sleet and ice not so much. Beautiful photos. I like the shot of the frozen lake!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's very beautiful -- but cold!! Those are hardy birds. I'm glad you were able to get out for a walk. The sun flare is neat.

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, I love your forest photos and your moon shot is fantastic!

Lowcarb team member said...

Winter really looks pretty in your photographs Eileen.
Loved the moon shot too.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a good weekend too.

All the best Jan

Sondra said...

It's really pretty around you. Hope it warms up for you soon...we had some snow yesterday but it's gone today.

The Furry Gnome said...

Another great moon shot!

The Yum List said...

Fantastic moon shots and that snow scene looks so serene.

D said...

Those brass stars (on the lower part of the barn) must be quite the "thing". I've seen a lot of them on houses and barns around where we live.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A beautiful, snowy walk! Love the detailed moon shot - it looks like there's a road up there! Cute birds - the first shot is cute. Hope you are getting warmer weather. x Karen

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos.
Thanks for sharing :)

Margaret Adamson said...

That Moon shot is superb and thanks for sharing your images from your walk Have a great weekend.

Cathy Keller said...

The moon is “SOW”!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Laura. M said...

Preciosas fotos Eileen. La luna y el cielo de la 8ª me encantan.
Buen fin de semana.
Besos.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Beautiful sky, beautiful birds, beautiful wintry scenes. All together your photos & commentary make a perfect blog post!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic quarter moon shot and lovely wintry nature photos!

Happy Weekend,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lynn said...

A lovely walk! I love the peace of it.

Cloudia said...

SO wonderful, Eileen! Your post made me feel GREAT

Debbie said...

it is wonderful that you are still getting out (in this cold) and exploring nature!! i am always thankful when i am outdoors, even if it is cold!!

the lake is beautiful frozen and that's a great capture of the barn!!

A Colorful World said...

Icy cold and beautiful! Love the barn too.

Missy George said...

I always enjoy your moon shots..Pretty barn, great shot..Nice "in the park" shots..I need to take my camera for a walk somewhere..I'm not that far from Catoctin..Is that park just off of Route 15?? Would my dog be welcome there??

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You always get such amazing moon shots and I enjoyed the visit to the park and the pretty bird and scenery shots :)

Gayle said...

Nice inter photos. The trail to Cunningham Falls is nice and the falls are great when thawed too. My brother and his family live in Smithsburg. Happy Day.

Betty Crow said...

Looks like a brisk walk, but snow does make for beautiful pics!

Irene said...

Awesome moon shot! So sharp and full of details! Love it!

I wish you a great new year, Eileen. Love to follow your blog and I enjoy the nature seen through your camera lense!

Irene

Thomas Lee said...

Dramatic moon shot

Anonymous said...

I am also thankful for time outdoors and the beautiful places around me to be explored. Have a wonderful weekend!

Angie said...

Eileen - so wonderful to see blue skies! We have experienced very foggy weather lately ...

Jenn Jilks said...

That moon photo is amazing!

Tom said...

...lovely critter collection and such a lovely barn, love the cupolas. Thanks so much for stopping by, please come again.

Lea said...

I am back again through your link to The Barn Collective.
That is a great looking barn!
Have a wonderful week!

Felicia said...

The waterfall is pretty, nice park. I like that barn too.

ellen b. said...

Interesting frozen lake! Nice barn!

NatureFootstep said...

great wintery scenes

Ailime said...

Tudo tão belo!
Adorei as corujas!
Abraços.
Ailime

Betsy Brock said...

Hi Eileen! Wow, it's been a while! Nice to be back and visit your blog again. Lovely shot of the moon and the snow. I love winter...especially with snow! haha.

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