Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday,

On January 27, hubby and I went on a hike at the Hashawha Nature Center. A local park with some nice trails, a Raptor Center and camp in the summer for the kiddies. We had great weather, it was in the low 60's and sunny. 

These birds have been injured in some way, they can not survive in the wild. My photos are  of the Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl couple and there was a Bald Eagle. I do not like the cages but if you click on the photo, you can at least see the birds better.


We took the loop trail, at this section of the trail below it was mostly uphill. A few hikers (young hikers) passed us on the trail.


A pretty view of the sky and clouds.


The park also has an environmental center and a visitor center.


The trail starts off with the boardwalk near the lake.


We walked pass many fields, this one had corn planted in the summer.





Jan 30th, almost the full moon.





Jan 31st, the Super Blue Moon.


The full moon setting behind the trees.



I am thankful for all I have, I try to remember there are those (around the world) who would be happy to have mine and all of our bad days. 
I am thankful to take life day by day. 
I am thankful for all your visits and 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 on my previous post. Have a happy day!

41 comments:

The Yum List said...

I'd love to take a walk around here.

Lea said...

It is sad to see birds in cages, but if they cannot survive on their own in the wild, then I am glad we have places that take care of them. And it is educational, especially for children. We visited a Bird Rehab place on Monday. I will have a Great Horned Owl photo for Saturday's Critters this week.
Have a wonderful day!

Lois said...

I guess the cages are a necessity for those birds, but it is sad to see. Lovely photos of your walk!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots Eileen. It is so nice to have many parks and trails close to home. Nice Moon shots. My G-daughter interned at Sarvy Wildlife Center when in FFA in High School. It is a rehab etc center for rescued animals and raptors. She really liked helping out.
MB

RedPat said...

You are getting some good walks in, Eileen!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got some wonderful photos of the moon. I'm going to think about what you said about others being happy to have what I consider a bad day. That's for the reminder. Sweet hugs, Diane

Bill Nicholls said...

Looks like winter is still bighting there, very nice moon shots

Bob Bushell said...

Great Bald Eagle, and Red-tailed Hawk to everyone at Hashawha nature Centre.

Stanley Hattman said...

Very nice detail in those moon shots! It's nice to have parks to wander through...

Stanley Hattman said...

Very nice detail in the moon shots. It's nice to have local parks to wander through.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, Oh my low 60's! Yes that would be just incredible. In fact it's been so cold here that the teens today is just a dream come true! You sure know how to pick the best places and we are so lucky to see the lovely captures you find there!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Is that a log cabin at the nature center? Very cool. Beautiful moon shots!!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic moon photography! ~ Love the raptors photos ~ all wonderful!

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

Missy George said...

Looks like a lovely way to spend a beautiful winter day..Thankful that those birds are being cared for..Nice moon shots!! We have lots to be thankful for..

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

That moon is truly super - fantastic shots!

Michelle said...

What a lovely place to walk and explore. I enjoy places like this. We don't have any where I live, but when we travel I always take advantage. Thanks for linking up today!

Christine said...

At least in the cages the birds can survive & recover from injury, hopefully & they are amazing birds!
This is another great hike for you, Eileen & thanks for sharing your lovely photos of the park.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Glad to see your moon pics / it was cloudy here for the entire time :(

Betty Crow said...

I'm happy the birds have been well taken care of. That last shot is creepy. I would be expecting the headless horseman to galloping by. :)

LV said...

I think it is great you both enjoy doing these things together. Keep on moving as long as you can. Love the moon, as we got nothing here that I could see.

Jim said...

Fantastic.

KL said...

All beautiful pictures; love the close-up of the moon. Where is this Nature Center? In Maryland?

diane b said...

It looks a great place for a hike and to be thankful for.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like my kind of place!! Gorgeous pics of the moon.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen - wonderful thoughts on gratitude today. Sad to see the raptors in cages, but I'm sure they are well taken care of and loved. A beautiful place to take a hike - love the pretty views. You always take the most amazing moon shots! Hope you have a nice end to your week. x Karen

Photo Cache said...

I love the field shot.

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italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
nice to see the Blue Moon in your post!
And nice to see the daytime photos too...
Have a good day!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I'm glad there is a raptor rehab center. Often these birds can be re-released into the wilds with great success. Your moon shots are beautiful. I love the last shot the best. Have a wonderful day. Jo

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen
I am always thankful when I go on a walk and see no-one around me! I notice this from your photos! That probs makes me sound v antisocial but I live in a crowded part of the world. I would be thankful for the fresh air too - we are in the middle of above safe levels of pollution here in Bangkok. I am thankful to have a day blogging where I can visit my dear blogging friends! Ha I could have written a blog post on this too lol!
Have a lovely weekend
Wren x

magiceye said...

Wonderful captures as always!

afanja.com said...

Great shots. Must be a wonderful location for a hike.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Cathy Keller said...

Your photos of the moon are just incredible! WOW!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

bill burke said...

What a great place to walk around, very picturesque. Nice to see the birds protected and cared for. Have a wonderful weekend!

bill burke said...

Beautiful place to walk around, very picturesque. Glad the birds are protected and cared for. Have a great weekend!

Joyful said...

The trail is absolutely breathtaking and the moon and sky shot is amazing! Happy Friday and weekend ahead Eileen. xx

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a beautiful area - I love the variety of nature that you share with us.

Lady Fi said...

Such lovely shots.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous eileen

Jenn Jilks said...

Well done with the moon! I haven't even tried!
It's wonderful they can take in the wounded birds. So sad when they cannot fly free, but...

Pietro Brosio said...

Amazing images of the moon, Eileen, beautiful Sky Watch!

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