Thursday, September 13, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Go away Hurricane Florence!  I hope everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Florence stays safe . 


These are images from our walk to our lake on Labor Day Sept 3rd. It was a pretty sky day with puffy white clouds but hot and humid. I heard a few birds along our walk, a few Eastern Wood Pewees, White-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Warbler and the knocking of some woodpecker all heard but not seen. 

It was a pretty sky day, white puffy clouds here and there. 



Butterflies were the Monarch and various Swallowtail butterflies.





Just before the trail ended at the lake we saw one tree with red leaves.


One lone fishing boat on the lake.


Swallowtail Butterfly


There was one red leaf tree on the edge of the lake.








I am thankful to live so close to the lake, just a walk away. 
am always thankful for all your visits and comments. 


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


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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

56 comments:

Sandra said...

you have captured nature at its most beautiful. when I saw the title, Happy thankful Thursday, I read Happy Thanksgiving. LOL...

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias e borboletas muito bonitas.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Rejane Tazza said...

Só podemos agradecer por tantas belezas a natureza oferece! Lindo céu, borboleta, flores! beijos, ótimo dia! chica

rupam sarma said...

Stay safe.Thanks for the post and Beautiful pics.

David Gascoigne said...

Monarchs seem to have had a good year. Thousands have been moving south through here. As for Florence, stay safe. I suspect that both of us are going to experience residual effects of this monster storm.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen! Hope you’re safe from the Hurricane.
Such a beautiful walk and wonderful nature!
The lake looks so peaceful and beautiful scenery too!
Stunning pictures of the preety butterflies ,the Autumn leaves on the tree and the reflection in the lake!
Have a happy day and a lovely week ahead!
Dimi...

Gayle said...

"Go Away Florence" - short and to the point - I like it!
We have family in NC and East Tennessee and were happy this morning to see the predictions have moderated some.
Always love the butterflies. Happy Day

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely place.

Love those flutterbys

Karen said...

Wonderful butterflies!

Sondra said...

Im here wondering how bad it's gonna be, could be bad, could be just some wind and rain...been through a few of these storms some fizzle out some roar in ...so it's a wait n see game. Lovely day on your walk. have a good weekend in spite of the weather!

Tom said...

...nature is something to be thankful for.

Lady Fi said...

Such a pretty area!

Red said...

Soft puffy cloudy days are always pleasant. another name for these clouds is fair weather cumulus.

ellen b. said...

So lovely. Praying for those in the path of the hurricane!
I'm giving all the blogs I visit fair warning that I might be real scarce as we sort out internet in the country. It will be satellite and just not sure how it will work for blogging. Cheers.

Mikael Bergman said...

very beautiful pictures

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful captures. You do see a lot of Butterflies and yes Fall is approaching fast.
Enjoy the rest of the week
MB

William Kendall said...

No shortage of butterflies. They're very pretty!

krishna said...

I always love your pictures of nature.

Lois said...

A beautiful walk and I love the butterflies! I have had leaves falling in my yard for a couple of weeks, but they are all brown.

Barbara Rogers said...

Hi there, I'm happy to share your walk from labor day. Yes, hope we all don't have too much impact from Florence!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful view of the lake. Oh to be the only boat on the lake. Paradise! Love the monarch and swallowtails. My zinnias just keep them coming.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Butterflies Eileen. I hope everyone stay out of Hurricane Florence.

Mary Hone said...

I love the butterflies. Isn't it funny how one or two trees can get ahead of everyone else.

bill burke said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. Stay safe!

RedPat said...

Beautiful butterflies, Eileen!

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful nature images. I particularly like the butterflies.
Good luck with the hurricane...

A Casa Madeira said...

Hi, Eileen passing by to see the news.
Beautiful pictures.
Good week's continuation.
janicce.

diane b said...

You are so lucky to live so close to such a beautiful lake and forest. Lovely photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful photos! And thanks for the prayers for our beautiful state! Hugs, Diane

Out on the prairie said...

You can see the scent glands on the lower wing of that male monarch real well.Lovely captures

happyone said...

The first picture of the sky is gorgeous. The blue, white and green are beautiful.

Karen S. said...

What a special place. Lovely gifts of nature, they grace our days and where oh where do butterflies go at night? To sleep! Hiding of course.

Lea said...

Beautiful butterflies!

Ashley said...

my best friend is studying in north carolina...it's said that she's right in the path of the hurricane! definitely praying for safety...<3 beautiful photos- thanks for sharing! :)

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Beautiful sky captures Eileen . Keep commenting in my blog because I love your comments.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful nature shots. Lovely sky, butterflies and lakes.

Denise inVA said...

Such a pretty walk Eileen. Beautiful captures! Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Oh Eileen, your Labor Day adventures are so beautiful! Love the butterflies, blue skies and lake shots.

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous! Everywhere! My favorite is the lake with the boat! It's very serene, yet dramatic with reflections & shadows!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a peaceful place to have so close to you. I love the butterfly shots, and the lake with just one boat on it.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful puffy clouds shot and lovely nature shots! Divine! ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores

Linda W. said...

Your butterfly photos are wonderful! Hope you are not affected by the hurricane.

Missy George said...

Love those butterflies. Beautiful blue skies. Haven't seen any of them for a while. I'm a little late and catching up on this post. Have a great weekend.

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful sky captured

Debbie said...

was the sun out on labor day?? i can hardly remember!! the butterflies are so pretty, all types had a great season!!

pretty capture of the red leaved tree!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful butterflies! I hope you are not experiencing any ill effects of the hurricane in Maryland, Eileen.

Jeanie said...

A beautiful walk. I love the swallowtail.

I hope you don't get much rain from this -- you've been hit so hard already.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a beautiful selection of photographs, such a lovely mix.
As for Florence, please stay safe …

All the best Jan

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Gorgeous sky captures and I like the butterfly shots! Have a great weekend!

Jeanna said...

Beautiful fall sites, Eileen. I would only be able to ID the woodpecker, maybe, lol.

Felicia said...

what a pretty place to hike at. Soon the leaves will be turning yay.

Merlesworld said...

A pretty peaceful place just right for a daytime stroll.
Merle...........

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series, with especially beautiful butterflies.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

wow,...nature so wonderful.
beautiful shots.
Happy Tuesday

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, I'm trying to catch up a bit after being on the road for 2 weeks... We were in South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming --so I'm sure I'll have plenty of pictures to post about that wonderful trip...

I love Shenandoah --and always enjoy your posts... Hope to get back there sometime.

Hope you all escaped the worst of that big storm.

Hugs,
Betsy

Laura. M said...

Preciosas fotos Eileen. Como ya pasó el jueves, te deseo y un buen viernes y fin de semana.
Besos.

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!  Hello, wishing everyone a great day and weekend ahead.  I am sharing more of our trip to Atlantic City, New Je...