Monday, October 29, 2018

Our World, My World


Happy Monday, wishing everyone a happy day and new week!

On Oct 23, hubby and I took a walk to the lake looking for some colors in our neighborhood. This is a short walk, less than a mile round trip from our house.  Here are some views of the lake and I managed to find my first of the year Brown Creeper. 

Views of our lake and some fall colors. 



Two Double-crested Cormorants found a spot to perch in the middle of the lake. 


There were actually 3 Cormorants, two together and one just a little further away. 


Sun's reflecting on the lake. 


Canada Geese come in for a landing. 


The Canada Geese have landed on the lake.


Some pretty red leaves.


My FOY Brown Creeper.  I also heard some Kinglets nearby. 


A view of the trail as we headed home. 





Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday's Critters #254

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I am sharing some of my feeder birds, The Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch and a Carolina Chickadee.  I can watch the birds coming and going from the feeder right outside my dining room window.  

The Carolina Wrens are a common sight in my yard. Usually I can hear them before I see them, they are loud. 



The Carolina Chickadee is another common bird seen in my yard year round. 


The White-breasted Nuthatch is another bird seen daily, they like the sunflower seeds. 





The Tufted Titmouse is a regular visitor to the feeders. 




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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Shenandoah Nat'l Park Part II

Happy Thankful Thursday! Wishing everyone a great day!


These are some more images from our overnight trip to Shenandoah Nat'l Park.  We were able to get to the park just in time to see the sun rise.The Falls colors were just not there, we were told maybe the first week of November. That seems pretty late to me. 



Sunrise from an overlook on the Skyline Drive.


Me and hubby's shadows.


White-tailed deer on the Skyline Drive.


We took a few hikes on the Bearfence Mountain trail and our favorite Limberlost trail. 



We head up and away from the Appalachian trail on the Bearfence mountain trail to the overlook.



The overlook view from Bearfence Mountain.




 We saw some deer and lots of birds along the Limberlost trail. 


A white-tailed deer.


A female Purple Finch with a seed in it's mouth.


This is the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


I think this bird below is the Hermit Thrush, they are known to has a reddish tail.



I am thankful for my wildlife sightings, always a treat to see birds and critters.
I am thankful for our overnight getaways.
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!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Shenandoah National Park


Happy Monday Everyone!


Hubby and I took a road trip to visit Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive. We spent one night in nearby Harrisonburg Va so we could be closer to the southern section of the Skyline Drive. 

From Front Royal to the South River Falls parking area is 72.1 miles. On our first day we hiked the South River Falls trail, which was close to 4 miles round trip. It was a sunny day in the 50's. Here are some photos from the Skyline Drive and our hike to the waterfalls. 





The hike is listed as moderate to strenuous. The 83 ft. falls is close to 850 ft change in elevation, I felt that hike on the walk back up the trail to the car. 



The trail down to the South River Falls follows along the creek.


The view of falls is being taken over by trees and other vegetation. You may have a better view of the falls if you take the trail all the way to the bottom.


The stream leads to the waterfalls.


The Pileated Woodpecker was spotted a few times. I heard a few Juncos and Kinglets.




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I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and have a great new week.

As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday's Critters #253

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

These are birds from my yard.  I did have an exciting night when a Screech Owl showed up outside my bedroom window. I was alerted by a couple of Titmouse fussing at the owl. The warblers were still in the yard eating berries as of Oct 8th.  

10/8/18....The Eastern Screech Owl outside my window, this was the second time I saw the owl right outside my window. 



I pushed down the blind just enough to take a few photos. I did not want to spook the owl away. This is a link to the first Screech owl yardbird


10/5/18....The male Black-throated Blue Warbler was enjoying the Devil's Walking Stick berries.  I also saw the female but she was a little shy. 


10/5/18...Two Cape May Warblers also loving the berries. 


Above and below more of the Cape May Warblers. 


Another shot of the Black-throated Blue Warbler.


The female Red-bellied Woodpecker on the suet ball feeder. 


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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fire Road Walk

Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

We have been having fun looking for and finding mushrooms and fungi during our walk on the local fire roads near our house.  Some are beautiful colors, neat shapes and sizes. 


The fungi below reminds me of the coral you find in the oceans.


These mushrooms were tiny and very hard to focus on, especially with a tree branch in the way. 




I think this may be Cortinarius, I am guessing there are many different species of purple mushrooms.





This is a view of one of our daily fire road scenes.  This trail is closest to home and we go as far as we want to walk and then turn around and walk back home. We are still seeing a lot of greens but there are plenty of brown leaves covering the trail. 


Below, the mushrooms were growing at the bottom of a dead tree, they are a pretty color and have some weird bumps on the tops. 




We take a little trail to the lake, you can see a tiny bit of fall colors near the lake. Not much! I did see a Double-breasted Cormorant fly by, took quick for a photo.






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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday's Critters #252

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I was happy to see the warblers eating berries in my yard thru the beginning of October. One day 9/27 there must have been 12 or more warblers on the berries at one time. I saw the Cape May Warbler and I think the Tennessee Warbler also a Red-eyed Vireo.


I am pretty sure these are three Tennessee Warblers below.



From far left a Red-eyed Vireo, Tennessee Warbler and somewhat hidden on the right is a Cape May Warbler


A male Cape May Warbler


I see 4 Cape May Warblers below. Can your find the 4 warblers?


Again here are 3 Cape May Warblers.


If you look thru the berries that are at least 5 Cape May Warblers below.


I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments ! 





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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