Thursday, January 25, 2018

Warmer Weekend

Hello,

Happy Thursday everyone! On Saturday Jan 20th we enjoyed temps in the 50's. Yay, finally some warm weather to get outside for a walk. Hubby and I went to the local bike trail and stopped at the bridge and our lake for some photos. 



I parked on the side of the road before the bridge and stood on the bridge for these photos. I zoomed in to see the Canada Geese and some Ducks. 



If you click on this photo below you can see a couple of Ring-necked Ducks. 


And if you click on this photo, you can find the Hooded Merganser. 



Our lake and the bridge. It was a pretty sky day, lots of blue and some contrails from the jets.



Looking to the right side of the lake from the bridge. 



The circles were just below the bridge, they are strange circles in the ice. 



I took this hawk photo thru my car window coming back home from the bike trail. Possible Red-shouldered? 





Spending time bird watching and outdoors in nature makes me feel happy. What makes you feel happy?  Can you slow down the clock, while enjoying nature. It is less stressful. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 



I am thankful for temperatures in the 50's in January. 
I am thankful to enjoy the simple pleasures and nature scenes.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 



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


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

62 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful post and photos! Wonderful hawk. I also love to be outdoors and in the nature. I love gardening too :)

Happy Thursday!

Tomoko said...

Hello, Eileen,
How wonderful that you had a warm weather, walking with your husband!
Those photos are so beautiful and I like those circle in the ice!
Happy Thursday to you!!

Tom said...

...it sure was warmer here too!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Glad for your warmer weather.

Love the sky shot!

Sandra said...

so happy for you the weather let you in the great outdoors. that bridge photo is beautiful. love it!!

Lynne said...

I am looking forward to a “warmer here too” weekend . . ,
Enjoy the warmth Eileen . . .

(My publishing capability has me shut down once again . . .
Hope I am back again soon.)

Uppal said...

Yes, I'm with you in enjoying the various manifestations of nature!

Christine said...

A lovely day to head outside and enjoy time in nature with beautiful blue skies above and lots of birds on the lake! That was a lovely shot from the bridge and the ice circles were amazing!
Have a great day, Eileen!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha estas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Mary Hone said...

Ya for warmer weather and bird watching. That ice is sure cool looking.

magnoliasntea said...

You have a great spot for picture taking and bird watching.
Have a great day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great post!
Beautiful pictures and lovely scenery!
The view from the bridge is fantastic!
Great capture of the hawk!
Enjoy the warm weather...here it very cold!
Have a lovely day !
Dimi...

italiafinlandia said...

Being in the nature has a soothing effect on me, in every season.
Beautiful winter skies and ducks! Have a nice evening!

Debbie said...

awesome captures today...except the hawk, i did not enjoy seeing the hawk!!

those circles on the ice are just so curious!!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
We are warming up a bit here in MS, too. Lows at night still below freezing, but day temps are in the 50'sF. Now if the wind would stop blowing for just a little while, it would be a very pleasant day to be out

David Gascoigne said...

Nothing beats being outdoors - and your hawk is a Red-shouldered Hawk. Won't be long now before the first migrants start to arrive - especially where you are - a little later here.

Carol Blackburn said...

Spring cannot be far away Eileen......as I am waxing poetic this morning. That's a sure sign. Just waiting to see that first Robin.
Have a great day!

Red said...

With temps in the 50's we better get out and take advantage of it. There's lots to photograph if we keep our eyes open. So you have some great winter photos.

Dee said...

I am AMAZED how many Canada Geese there are around where I live.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures of the lake and the river! Happy thursday!

Cloudia said...

You know how to enjoy life my dear!

Lady Fi said...

What lovely scenes!

ellen b. said...

Yippee for the 50's and your walk! Beautiful photos. Those ice circles are cool and weird. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent photos Eileen, especially the Hooded Merganser.

Betty Crow said...

Temps in the 50s make for perfect walking days. Looks like you found a great place to spend outside. Happy Thursday!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Loved your post. Thanks for all pics.
Greetings from India

Jeanie said...

Those circles in the ice by the bridge are really interesting. I'm always intrigued watching the ice go out on a lake or pond. A whole different world there!

RedPat said...

Isn't it wonderful how a warm day in January can bring a smile to everyone's face!

krishna said...

The picture of the bridge is awesome!

Lois said...

Lovely day and a beautiful place for a walk and taking photos! The ice rings are quite interesting.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen, Lovely scenes of the lake and all the birds. Beautiful capture of the lake from the right side of the bridge. So glad your weather is warmer. Like you,being outdoors makes me happy.:)

Suzanne Prickett said...

Your shot just off the side of the bridge is beautiful, with the shimmering water, and, those circles in the ice water are strange looking. It is nice to enjoy a cool sunny day during the winter! We've had temperatures in the 50's, but the wind is cool. It is so amazing to me, and I'm thankful that ducks love the water even when it's cool outside. Pretty photos, Eileen...have a great weekend!

Sandi said...

Strange circles! If the ice were thicker or if you lived way up north I would think ice fishing. I wonder what caused those!

William Kendall said...

The circles in the ice are a peculiar sight!

Missy George said...

Enjoyed your photos..Kinda looks like a Coopers Hawk..hard to tell..Interesting circles in the ice...current?? Wind??

Michelle said...

Great bird shots and that looks like quite a bridge! Thanks for linking up today, Eileen and have a great weekend!

Cathy Keller said...

Indeed, it's much warmer here too! For that I am truly grateful! Have a wonderful weekend1

The Furry Gnome said...

The temperature has been up and down here like a yo-yo. Tomorrow our third thaw in less than three weeks starts.

Joyful said...

I'm glad to hear it has warmed up for you and you were able to take a walk. I loved seeing all the ducks. Have a great weekend, Eileen. xx

Sondra said...

I know you enjoyed that warmer weather, we had a couple nice warm days today was sunny but stayed on the cool side. I never took my jacket off all day while I was out and about. I love geese and you can normally find some other waterfowl hanging out with them. I want a scope!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my Eileen, what a pretty day. Ice circles how different.
MB

Linda said...

Yep, your geese look like ours! I like that bridge.

handmade by amalia said...

Amazing photos, Eileen, especially the frozen lake.
Amalia
xo

Klara said...

the whole post is very serene and relaxing. happy weekend to you.

magiceye said...

Beautiful invigorating captures as always!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I too enjoy the same...walking, blue sky, tolerable temps & wildlife!

Fantastic, beautiful images.

Photo Cache said...

I enjoy watching the fowls in our local city park, but I'm sure the joy would be quadrupled if I see them in a reserve or something.

Worth a Thousand Words

Ashley said...

Beautiful photos!

csuhpat1 said...

Very beautiful photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful bird and nature shots, Eileen ~ nice walk!

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Anytime I can get outside in nature and walk around I am happy.

Great photos and I love that you know almost all the birds.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a beautiful blue sky day! Love the shots of your lake and the bridge. Enjoy your weekend!

Jeanna said...

That is one heck of a winding road shot. Actually making me dizzy, but I can't stop looking. (;

Anonymous said...

Yesterday we had some snow, lol! Thanks for visiting me:)

happyone said...

Nice to get back to blogging and seeing the pictures I've missed. Your photos as usual are amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The photos are wonderful -- it was fun zooming in on those Canada geese and finding the "hidden treasures" amongst them. I am happy when we get to go for a nature walk.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous blue sky and I love the reflection off the still water!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

what a nice record of photos from your weather break ; I found those ice circles to be intriquing :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

A pleasant day you had. Thanks for sharing. Today I spent a few hours digging weeds and imagining what flowers to grow. That was zen for me.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is so wonderful to see such beautiful nature scenes year round. The hawk looked like he was alerting hunting for dinner.

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love the lake and the bridge, fabulous photographs.

All the best Jan

betty-NZ said...

Lots of great images!

Happy Thursday!

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