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:

  1. I'd love to take a walk around here.

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. You are getting some good walks in, Eileen!

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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!

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

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

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

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  14. 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..

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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. :)

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  19. 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.

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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...

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

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