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!


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

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

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

    Greetings, Marco

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

  5. 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!

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

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

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  8. 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!

  9. ...nature in all its glory.

  10. Beautiful birds and scenery from your holiday!

  11. 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!

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

  13. John Muir knew what he was talking about.

  14. beautiful blooms and birds!

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. The yellow warbler is my favourite of these.

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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

  22. 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!!

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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!

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

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

  29. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. 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.

  39. Beautiful photos. The birds have been so active!

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

  41. 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 :)

  42. lovely sunset,have a nice weekend.

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

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

  45. What a lovely trip you had! Fab shots.

  46. Gorgeous nature shots as always! Eileen.

    Happy Weekend to you,
    C & Z

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

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

  49. 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!
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  50. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.
    Have a nice weekend
    Maria from
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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

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

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

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


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