Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Hello, 

Happy Thankful Thursday, I try to rememmber there is always something to be thankful for.  I may be away from the internet but will catch up as soon as possible. I am sharing the second day of our Shenandoah trip, since staying the night at Skyland we were up early to watch the sunrise.

We woke up early to see the sunrise and then went back to the Skyland lodge for breakfast. 


A cloudy start to our day but we still have a great day in the park.


Deer along the Skyline Drive.


This deer looks like it has a sac it is licking , maybe a baby deer being born. 


A Downy Woodpecker


"Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature, it will nurture your mind, body and soul." unknown


Dark Hallow Falls.


A Louisiana Waterthrush at Dark Hallow Falls.


An Eastern Towhee


Some deer on the Big Meadows. 

"The wildlife and it's habitat can not speak, so we must and we will." Theodore Roosevelt


More deer along the Skyline Drive. 



I am thankful for the simple pleasures like watching the sunrise.
I am thankful to have made this trip to Shenandoah NP.
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!

42 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! Amazing capture of birds and animals. Have a good time and enjoy the trip:)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei de ver.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Tom said...

...such beautiful nature scenes.

✿ chica said...

Só posso APLAUDIR! LINDO tudo! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of pictures accompanied by an equally pertinent group of quotes. With Trump in the White House and Pruitt decimating the EPA you wonder what the environment will look like when they get through with it?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Thank YOU for bringing these scenes and gratitude here to share with us!!! YAM xx

Lynne said...


"Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature, it will nurture your mind, body and soul." unknown

Love seeing through your eyes . . .
Love, Love how “a walk with nature” feeds my soul . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I always love critters...

...but those sky shots...lovely

Dee said...

I think you may have answered a question I had. We saw dark birds along our walking path. May have been those towhees.

italiafinlandia said...

Nice captures. Enjoy your stay.
Happy Thursday!

Sondra said...

Im up early and first to arrive. This is a great look at Shenandoah NP...the Skyline Drive is such a fantastic highway. Recently saw a calf being born while I was out sightseeing, such a miracle.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place to visit!
Such beauty! Gorgeous pictures and images from your trip!
Great captures of of the beautiful sunrise,the cute deers ,the water falls and the lovely spices of birds!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Sandra said...

I am thankful for all the things that you showed us here today for all the beauty for all the critters for the beautiful photos to show us what you saw

Jeanie said...

Indeed, nature does give us so very much for which to be thankful.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful pics.
Greetings from India

Cloudia said...

Eileen: your vastly improving camera work is now almost as sweet as you are! <3

Felicia said...

a very beautiful park. love that first shot. enjoy

Red said...

By being out there you will see things that others never dream of.

Laura. M said...

Congratulations for this magnificent post Eileen !! I love getting up early to see the sun rise
We love nature, and enjoy it whenever we can. Recently we flew to get the caravan, and we went a few days, we have been surrounded by natural wonders. Thank you, friend for these photos.
Te deseo un buen jueves.
Besos.

RedPat said...

That sunrise pic is wonderful! Have a great time on your holiday!

Nancy J said...

Every one is so lovely, nature gives us so much joy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, Looks like a fabulous trip. You know which bird I love the best of your pictured birdies. Ha! That little woodpecker is a sweetie. Have a great Friday tomorrow and a very happy Mother's Day.

happyone said...

Beautiful skies and great collection of pictures today.

Lowcarb team member said...

What beautiful sunrise photographs, I enjoyed your others too.
Happy Thursday Wishes.

All the best Jan

Carol Blackburn said...

there is always something to be thankful for, in my opinion, but most often we just don't see those reasons right before our own eyes, it does take a bit of searching some days but it's there

ellen b. said...

Beautiful sunrise, Eileen. How lovely to enjoy all this wildlife and to know the names of all these birds! Happy traveling to you!

Betsy Adams said...

We all do have so much to be thankful for. We visited Skyland and Skyline Drive last August for my birthday... We loved it ---and saw both sunrises and sunsets. Of course, with the sunrise, we had to drive on Skyline Drive to one of the overlooks... It was AWESOME....

We would walk from our room to the lodge each morning and evening for our meals..., Sometimes we'd walk straight up that path --but it was more enjoyable and a better view to walk along the road and around... Such a great place to walk.

You got some great pictures --and I know you'll have a million more from your latest adventure.

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda W. said...

What a gorgeous sunrise! Thanks for sharing!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a great getaway! Haven't things "greened up" all of the sudden? Yay for spring! :-)

Crissi said...

Superb pictures!
Happy day
hug Crissi

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen.

amanda peters said...

What a great set of photos..
Amanda xx

Cathy Keller said...

Than you for reminding me that I need to take time to be thankful! Happy Mother's day!

Mia said...

Beautiful photos one again, Eileen. I love woodpeckers and waterfalls! Kisses, my friend.

Sue (this n that) said...

I loved seeing the simple pleasures you've shared Eileen.
Such magnificent scenery and critters. You've a keen eye and a big heart... lovely quotes.
Keep enjoying your holiday.
Good wishes, Sue xx

Linda said...

One of my favorite places. I never get tired of seeing pictures of it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love all the bird and wildlife, and your thankful segment!

Jenn Jilks said...

Thankful...

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful sunrise captured

Pat Tillett said...

So much to see there! Really nice photos Eileen.

Rejane Tazza said...

Vim avisar que acaba de entrar céu teu por lá! Obrigadão! bjs, chica

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