Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!


These are some images from our visit to Maryland's Western Shore, we visited the Piney Point Lighthouse located on the Potomac River near the Chesapeake Bay. Beside the lighthouse there is the Keepers House and a Museum. 

Osprey with two young. 



It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in sight. Only blue sky!


 Piney Point Lighthouse and the Keepers House.











Trail to the water.



The pier and view of the Potomac River. There are 50 major rivers that pour into the bay. Everything flows downstream that means we need to keep our rivers, streams and creeks clean. 


A group of Terns and Gulls



In this one area we saw 4 Osprey nests and close to 6 Osprey.  There was a sign on this pier that had info on the Chesapeake Osprey. It said the Chesapeake Bay estuary supports the largest breeding Osprey population in the country. I am not sure if this is still true, I hope so. 



Sharing a Google map of our Maryland Western Shore trip. 





I am thankful for blue skies and pretty views. 

I am thankful Maryland wants to keep the Chesapeake Bay clean. 

I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 




Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

51 comments:

  1. those Osprey nests look like they have been made so strong, and no doubt with soft linings.Beautiful views.

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  2. ...I'm thankful for you sharing this fabulous spot.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this pretty area Eileen. All your photos are great. Seeing the ospreys sitting on their nest is really neat. Have a great day!

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  4. What breathtaking scenes you've captured and shared with us. Just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.
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  5. An Osprey with young just makes the whole day doesn’t it?

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  6. Hari Om
    Oooh I love maps; sets everything in context. Some fabulous shots and I adore lighthouses! YAM xx

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  7. amazing family fotos of the Osprey family... and what a beautiful lighthouse

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  8. It's always such a treat to see young ones! Love that beautiful lighthouse too! Enjoy your day!

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  9. It looks so nice there with the blue skies and the deep cool water...makes me wanna get in my van and go there! Love the Osprey nests and the lighthouse! Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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  10. Such a pretty area and such great pics, Eileen!

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  11. this is a really beautiful lighthouse!! awesome captures of the osprey, and what a bonus to see 2 babies!!

    when the skies are blue, they are a beautiful blue!!!

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  12. Such a CUTE lighthouse.

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  13. I love the osprey. This time last year I was watching a couple of nests where we camped. This year, is a different direction. Looks like a great shore to visit.

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  14. Ospreys are a very impressive bird. I remember the first time I saw one fly by with a fish in its grip.

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Cute little lighthouse, and beautiful osprey! They are growing in numbers here as well.

    I wish you a nice day!

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  16. The young ospreys seem to grow fast.

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  17. Looks the western shore is a paradise of Osprey and you lovely shot the bird 🦅 along with young ones. The white lighthouse is cute and the pretty blue sky and lush green landscape around enhances overall!

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  18. Wow … not even a wisp of a cloud for miles … if I were a little bird I might hide inside the cozy bell for shade.

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  19. I love the Osprey, they are precious.

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  20. Beautiful blue skies, not a cloud in sight. Nice osprey pic too. It's always nice to go for a drive or a hike to see the wonders of nature.

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  21. Beautiful photos Eileen. The ospreys are so pretty and the blue sky is perfect. I love lighthouses and it looks fantastic. Enjoy the day and thanks for sharing these wonderful shots.

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  22. Love that old lighthouse! The Keeper's house looks really large and beautiful. Guess I would expect something more small and modest. I'll bet there's an interesting history here!

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  23. Such a beautiful area, I loved seeing all of your photographs.
    I've always liked lighthouses, and the ospreys sitting in their nest is great.

    All the best Jan

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  24. I always wanted to visit a light house. I love stories about them. Beautiful photos

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  25. Ther eis so much to see and do there, Eileen. I love lighthouses so i really enjoyed seeing this cute one!

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  26. What perfect weather you had for your outing. Wonderful photos. Wow what a blue sky and looks even bluer next to the white lighthouse.

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  27. I always love seeing the Osprey... The little ones are so cute...

    I also love lighthouses... IF I had time and money, I'd travel all around the country collecting pictures of lighthouses....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  28. Love Blue Sky days just like that . . .
    Perfect . . .
    Wish we would have at the very least, one day a week . . . just like that!
    Great pics Eileen . . .

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  29. What a beautiful place with great old buildings and the Ospreys under a beautiful blue sky.
    It seems that on one hand more and more people are again concerned about keeping our streams and rivers clean and the other side, some people want to loosen up regulations.

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  30. Your osprey shots are wonderful! I'm pretty sure we've been to that lighthouse...I seem to remember the pier. Anyway, beautiful place and great photos !

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  31. So beautiful! Every picture seems to tell a story. The nests look so cute. But, being a sky lover, I love the gorgeous blue skies the most! The lighthouse is giving me a story idea. :)

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  32. Showing the map is a great idea!

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  33. What a pleasant post!
    The place looks relaxing and the lighthouse is so pretty.
    The osprey chicks are tender...
    Sure you have enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Great photos of the Osprey family! Lovely place that is!

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  35. Beautiful!
    I especially like the white lighthouse against the blue sky
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. It looks like you had a beautiful day for your visit! What a gorgeous blue sky! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. Nice pictures ... and the sky is so blue too ;-)

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  38. Good Osprey captures..Looks like a short Lighthouse but I guess a lot of them are now that I think of it..Have a wonderful weekend..

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  39. As you may know from my current post, I'm a sucker for lighthouses, so I think I would have loved this road trip very much!

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  40. Hey Eileen, what a beautiful day you had for hat day out. Blue skies like that are so wonderful for photography. The shot of the Osprey nest is a classic. And it's great looking from above. Enjoy your weekend.

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  41. nice place. I like that you included map. gorgeous set of photos. have a nice weekend.

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  42. Don't you love the ospreys?!
    That's a wonderful trip! We took a short one.

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  43. Beautiful osprey photos and lovely blue skies!

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

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