Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday!


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you all have a great day!

Recently hubby and I went on an overnight trip to Shenandoah National Park. We stayed at the Skyland Resort in a nice room with a balcony. 

This is a view from one of the overlooks on the Skyline Drive. We started the drive at Front Royal and drove down the Skyline Drive to Skyland, Big Meadows and a little past Big Meadows. 



We walked on the Big Meadows, a little windy but it was a warmer wind.


We spent the night at the Skyland lodge and hotel. Our room was on the second floor and we had a great view of the valley from our balcony. 


There were Robins all over the place. 





 We saw lots of deer later in the evening and in the early morning 


We did see a lot of wild turkeys along the drive and in the woods. 


We took a walk the first day on the Limberlost Trail. Along the trail we heard and saw some Blue-headed Vireo's, Hermit Thrush and Juncos. 






Till this trip we missed seeing the sunset/sunrises at Shenandoah NP. We went on many day trips and left way before sunset to drive home. Years ago we went on many camping trips to Shenandoah NP, my days of camping and sleeping on the ground are long gone.







I am thankful to see the wildlife, like the deer and wild turkeys.
I am thankful for the beautiful sunsets, a simple pleasure I enjoy.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! 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!

55 comments:

Ella said...

Hello Eileen!
You always have such beautiful photo!
The sunset/sunrises photos are gorgeous!
Have a nice day!
Greetings!

Giga said...

Hello. In a beautiful place you were on a trip, close to nature. You certainly enjoyed eyes with widoakami, birds, deer and a wonderful sunset. Regards .

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas estas belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful views! Shenadoa np looks like a beautiful place. Cute deers!

Happy Thursday!

Lynne said...

Beautiful pictures . . .
I am thankful you share your trips and trails for us to see.
Gorgeous sunset . . . Liking your “shadow couple” picture!

✿ chica said...

UAU!!! Lindas, uma mais do que a outra!ADOREI! beijos, lindo dia! chica

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a great little getaway!

Tom said...

...what a beautiful area, I'll put it on my list.

Betty Crow said...

That first shot is breathtaking. Love the sunset shots and everything in between. This is one of my favorite areas to visit. I spent a lot of time taking weekend trips to Virginia when I lived in Raleigh in the 90s. Have a wonderful day!

Sondra said...

One of my favorite parks there is always plenty to see and do there...I call what I do camping but my van is very cozy unless its cold...then brrrrr

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm thankful to see these photos. It's like a little virtual trip for me to enjoy your trip!

Mary Hone said...

What a beautiful get a away. That sun is gorgeous.

Lea said...

Beautiful skies!
Have a great day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Thanks for taking me along.

I love skywatch. But the shot with the junco among the lichen-covered branches was cool.

Red said...

I'll say you caught beautiful sunsets! Awesome!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OH my... that is gorgeous... and as for the last sun photo... sigh.... YAM xx

Debbie said...

wow...looks like a beautiful place, perfect for you!! i googled it and i think the hubs and i would enjoy it as well. i will add it to the bucket list!!

gorgeous images of the sun, i am not a camper, i never have been. i want a beautiful bed and room service!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow! Such a beautiful place to visit!
Great scenery too! Wonderful pictures of the deers and the cute Robin bird!
Love your sunset-sunrise photo! Great captures and lovely colors!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful place. I have never been to the Shenandoah, but I'd love to see it someday.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice day outside, lovely. The birds are beautiful.

krishna said...

I haven't visited any national park for a long time.. Last I visited Yosemite last year.. :(

Sandra said...

That view is magnificent from your room.. love the bird hidden in all the tree branches

Cathy Keller said...

So very beautiful!!! Your sunrise and sunset are just exquisite! How I love those parts of the day! Have a wonderful weekend1

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
That was a nice trip. A wonderful location with a nice view of your hotel. Nice pictures.

Greetings from a warm Netherlands,
(especially 29 degrees for this time of the year)
Marco

Cloudia said...

SUCH a pleasure to be with you and to enjoy your photos, Eileen!

RedPat said...

Your sunset pics are beautiful, Eileen!

Nancy J said...

Ditto to camping in comfort. We have slept on tarpaulins, with just ground underneath, thin foam sheets, a blow up bed that deflated, a superb air bed, and now the luxury of motels, cabins and proper beds is wonderful.What super views, and great notices. You can still have the comfort and see the natural view, a great combination.

Anonymous said...

What pretty pictures from your visit. I know you thoroughly enjoyed the lovely scenery and wildlife. Oh yes, your room looks very comfy as opposed to camping and sleeping on the ground!

Charlene N.K. said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip! I like the lovely views, the critters and especially the amazing sunset!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Eileen, it looks fabulous.
You've shared some lovely photographs, especially your closing few of the sun.
No, I am not a camper either - I much prefer a nice comfortable bed!

My good wishes

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sunset Eileen! And I’d love to spend more time in that area!...it was so beautiful on the one drive through we were able to do. Yes, we started out as tent campers too, but no more. Bill thinks every RVer should start out tenting, so that they learn to appreciate nature first before they make it easy.

happyone said...

So nice you were able to get away to such a beautiful place with those views.
Great picture of the robin and the sky pictures are fantastic.

Maria Rodrigues said...

What a amazing trip.
All the photos are beautiful but the capture of the sunset is spectacular.
Many greetings
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous sky shots! ~ Wonderful nature photography ~ am grateful!

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

Thomas Lee said...

A nice skyline view point

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous skywatch shots, Eileen...those sunset ones, especially, are worth a second look, or three!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Michelle said...

We were here some years ago. It is such a beautiful place. Thanks for linking up today, Eileen. I hope you have a great weekend!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You always have such beauty to share with us :)

rupam sarma said...

Amazing pics. Loved sunset views.
Greetings.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Nature is usual beautiful. But we haven't had any cool sun rise or set.
Coffee is on

diane b said...

Beautiful scenery and a lovely spot to stay. The best way to camp is in a nice room like this one.

Wandering Wren said...

I always think those wild turkeys look slightly scary or are they harmless giants? I would be thankful for a trip like this, looks lovely :)
Wren x

Lady Fi said...

Ooo - gorgeous sunset and views!

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful images of tranquillity and wildlife.
Have a good weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm happy you took us along! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful set of photos with great sky shots.
I hope you have a nice weekend.

Jeanie said...

This looks like a beautiful getaway! Either you have a great zoom or those are very people-oriented deer! And gorgeous sunsets.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see wild turkeys I think --- Wow! THAT would make a mighty skinny Thanksgiving dinner. LOL

Looks like you had a beautiful trip.

Maggee said...

How nice that you visited my state! Shenandoah is such a pretty area to see... We have driven through once... I would like to go again, taking more time to stop along the way. It could happen! Hugs!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, love those last three photos. Beautiful skies and colors. Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

Eileen - there's something magical about meadows in the midst of the mountains. Glad you got to see a sunset for a change, not to mention all the critters! I love the shot of the turkey near the sign - I can almost imagine it's looking for a room!

Linda said...

I like camping but I don't know if my creaky body would cooperate. Perhaps glamping?

A Colorful World said...

I love the Shenandoah area! It has always been such a favorite of mine and my hubby's. We miss it. Loved seeing your wonderful photos.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful place. I like the name "skyline drive" :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for the lovely Earth Day post Eileen.

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