Thursday, May 24, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday


Happy Thursday, 

Sorry my last post was out of order, that post was actually our 2nd day of our trip. This is the first day we arrived. Recently hubby and I enjoyed a road trip starting from our home in Maryland we drove to Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and back home to Maryland. I took way too many photos to share, so I will highlight some of the areas we visited. 

We started off the trip in Logan Ohio, after a 6-7 hour car ride we needed to take a walk and stretch our legs. So our first afternoon we visited Strouds Run State Park for a walk and Lake Logan for the sunset. 



The Strouds Run SP trail had a lot of wildflowers, birds and pretty views of the river and lake. Birds seen were the Canada Geese, Eastern Kingbird, Wood Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, American Redstarts and Song Sparrows. 



A pair of Eastern Bluebirds.




"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." John Muir

A colorful American Redstart.


We saw many different wildflowers along the trail, I am not sure of the id.



A view of the Strouds Run, the Redbud Trees across the way were pretty. A lovely blue sky day too. I believe the muddy waters are due to the heavy rains from the previous day. 






After checking into our Logan hotel and having a nice dinner, we drove to Lake Logan to see the sun setting.

MY mosaic of Lake Logan, American Robin, Geese, Robin with a Song Sparrow, me and hubby's shadow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow Warbler and the sun setting over the lake.



A pretty Yellow Warbler, the male has a red streaky breast.




The Sunset at Lake Logan, Ohio

"Live for the moments that take your breath away." unknown




I am thankful for all the beauty we see, birds, flowers and sunsets.
I am thankful to be able to take a road trip.
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!

56 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Simply gorgeous... love your collages! hope your day is bright and warm. YAM xx

Mildred said...

Good Morning, These are beautiful pictures of birds and blooms. The sunset is spectacular. Have a great day, Eileen.

Marco Luijken said...

Nice shots Eileen. Wonderful birds.
Your last shot is amazing.

Greetings, Marco

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post. Nice pics.
Thanks for sharing. Greetings.

David Gascoigne said...

The quote from John Muir is an absolute truism, but I wonder how many people never experience any part of nature. Even my neighbours are surprised at what I do, and they insulate their kids from bugs and creepy things like that!

✿ chica said...

Tudo tão lindo! Só agradecer e agradecer!!! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e belo trabalho, gostei de ver as fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Karen said...

Yes, I'm also thankful to be able to see and hear all the beauty around us and thankful for your beautiful photos. Hope you enjoy your day!

Tom said...

...nature in all its glory.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful birds and scenery from your holiday!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Such beauty! Everything looks so beautiful and peaceful!
Stunning pictures and preety birds and nature!
Love especially the Yellows Warbler,the Eastern Bluebirds and the gorgeous sunset!
I’m sure you had a great time! Thank you for sharing!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

ann said...

You had a good trip. Yes, it is hard not to photograph everything, especially pretty birds.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

John Muir knew what he was talking about.

Sussi said...

beautiful blooms and birds!

Sondra said...

You picked a beautiful area to travel through, LOVE all the birds! I missed my usual eastern spring migrants but I hope to see some of them nesting in yard when I return. How did you make the mosaic? I'd like to try that for my blog sometimes.

Dee said...

I'd love to see the yellow warbler in person.

Bob Bushell said...

Peaceful day in Ohio, and I love the Yellow Warbler, which we get over the pond. Fantastic Eileen.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Beautiful photos! Sunset is magical!

William Kendall said...

The yellow warbler is my favourite of these.

Out on the prairie said...

love all your pics, that redstart is hard to get stills. The sunset was a nice ending, sounds like a great trip. I am always on the road.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thank you Ellen for sharing your trip. Nice birds, love the bluebirds and red start.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.
Lovely to see birds and blooms, and I do like your collages and the sunset is gorgeous too.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

it looks like the birds cooperated and you captured some really beautiful images!!

it's always a little bit of a disappointment when a body of water is murky or muddy, i'll bet this is beautiful otherwise and super pretty in the fall!!

wildflowers are some of my favorite flowers, you have to admire their resilience!!

RedPat said...

You take us on such great trips, Eileen! ;-)

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos, as always. I LOVE a good road trip and am looking forward to see more photos from yours. Thanks for linking up today and have a great holiday weekend.

Nancy J said...

Love those photos in a collage, what a glorious sunset.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen!

Beautiful photos! I like all your birds. I'm sorry, butI can't help you with the flower.

I wish you a nice day!

Chris Rohrer said...

Best time of year in your area!!!! Beautiful captures and HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

Lynne said...

Really beautiful . . .
Loved the pictures, looks like a nice park to visit . . .
Loved the quotes too!

Carol Blackburn said...

Such a wonderful pictorial review of your travels as always. That was quite an extensive trip you took. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.

Jeanie said...

You are adding some remarkable birds to your collection of sightings!

Missy George said...

Gorgeous photos..Looks like a nice Park..and lake...Beautiful sunset..

ellen b. said...

Glad you can take road trips and share the great things you see!

Weekend-Windup said...

Amazing pictures, I'm sure you had a great time...

Angie said...

Oooooh, love the yellow warbler!!! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Linda said...

Excellent photos. I'd like to see a redstart and take his picture.

italiafinlandia said...

How many lovely places to visit in this big world!
You had a nice trip. The Yellow Warbler is enchanting.
Enjoy your weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

What a great trip, Eileen, you've captured so many beautiful birds and the nature scenes are gorgeous.
Amalia
xo

Lynn said...

A lovely ramble! I read the post before, too, about the hike. So glad you got some beautiful nature shots. Sounds like a lovely time.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Gorgeous photos - thanks for sharing!

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful photos. The birds have been so active!

Lea said...

A wonderful series of photos!
To pick a favorite - The male Yellow Warbler
Have a beautiful day!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
At last a moment to blog and see what are your latest news!
What a lovely trip you took with your husband!
Great landscapes and beautiful species of birds.My favourite is that Rose-breasted Grosbeak although the Chipping sparrow is gorgeous too.
Enjoy your weekend and great weather... I hope :)

Thomas Lee said...

lovely sunset,have a nice weekend.

Sandra said...

the photos of the redstart and the yellow warbler make me feel happy when I look at them, sunsine, glowing golden light, beautiful birds

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos and collages.
Perfectly photographed.
Best regards, Irma

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely trip you had! Fab shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature shots as always! Eileen.

Happy Weekend to you,
C & Z

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks to me like a great road trip, and Lake Logan looks like a beautiful area!! Have a great weekend!

happyone said...

Another great collection of pictures. I've never seen a Yellow Warbler.

Kay L. Davies said...

I tried to pick my favourite bird, and kept thinking "oh, yes, but..." so I will just say "beautiful birds" and I really like your sky shot!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Maria Rodrigues said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.
Have a nice weekend
Maria from
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It was a lovely roadtrip! I like road trips, especially when there is beautiful scenery and wonderful birds.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a stop that you had. Great photos and I continue to be amazed at your knowledge of birds.

jorjorbeth said...

Beautiful image the building You chose well for the theme.
Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.
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jandi newall said...

Beautiful! Your Robin looks very different from our robin chat and the English Robin...

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