Monday, October 8, 2018

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,


My world lately has been enjoying some walks during our nice weather days. We still very green here, not many leaves changing yet. One day we walked on the fire road to the lake and another day we walked on the NCR Bike trail in Sparks, Md. These are images from those two days and the first week of October.




We spooked a Great Blue Heron that was standing close to the lake.


Along the fire road and in the forest we found lots of berries and mushrooms.


Lots of fungi and mushrooms were being seen, the Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant flying by, some ferns and flowers and the dam.


We saw a Black Rat Snake on the fire road.


The fire road to the lake, this fire road ends at the lake. There are a lot of Devil's Walking stick plants with berries. The berries really pop with a pretty color.



I have posted often on different section of our walks on the NCR bike trail. This part of the NCR trail is in Sparks Md. We took a walk first and then went to do some food shopping at the Wegman's Hunt Valley Md store.



 The NCR trail follows the Gunpowder River in places, the river is close to the bike trail.



Scenes from our walk on the bike trail.



Back at home on 10/3 18 the Cape May Warblers are still being seen eating the berries on the Devils Walking stick.



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



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57 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
That bike trail invites to walk!

Enjoy your world!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

I love your photos from your walks in the nature. Are the snakes you see poison? The first photo is so beautiful!

Happy Monday, and happy new week!

Laura. M said...

Thanks to you for sharing friend. I love walking through nature and contemplating it Eieen.
There is a phrase by John Muir "In every walk through nature, one receives much more than what one seeks." And it is very true.
Te deseo una buena semana.
Besos.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Such gorgeous pictures from your walk to the lake!
Beautiful scenery ! Great capture of the flying Heron bird!
Wonderful images from the lake ,the bike trail with the river and the berries!
Great collage with the mushrooms! I’m afraid of the snakes! When do they get to sleep for Winter?
Have a lovely day and a happy week!
Dimi...

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful weather for walks. You have found lots of mushrooms from your walks.

Rejane Tazza said...

Lindas fotos, mosaicos e a natureza nos encanta sempre! Ótima semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas imagens do nosso mundo.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Linda G. said...

Wonderful capture of the great blue heron in flight

Tom said...

...the heron in flight is wonderful.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous scenery!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wonderful places to 'commune' with Nature. :)

Barbara Rogers said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for sharing your was and such beautiful photos. Have a great day!

Barbara Rogers said...

That was supposed to say your walk...I'm still having trouble with the "L" on my keyboard!

Sandra said...

LOVE those trail photos and that is one big beautiful black snake, we have them in our yard, but not quite this big. so much beauty out there to enjoy

Red said...

A snake like that would certainly catch my attention. Here we see the odd little garter snake.

RedPat said...

Those pics from the NCR trail look so inviting, Eileen!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh .... a Mr. No Shoulders (snake). LOL

I think those Devil's Walking Sticks are so pretty.

Denise inVA said...

I love the look of this area and enjoyed all your photos Eileen. The heron in flight is always a great sight to see, fascinating collection of mushrooms, interesting to see the black rat snake. Pretty scenery! Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Lady Fi said...

What a wonderful nature walk!

Cloudia said...

I so enjoy our walks together, E!

Betsy Adams said...

Isn't it just so much fun to get out and take a walk. Even when we walk in the same area over and over, there is ALWAYS something new to see and enjoy!!!!

I 'think' that we'll finally get some cooler weather here by the weekend... I am ready for some REAL Autumn.....

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda W. said...

I enjoyed all your mushroom pics. Our leaves are beginning to turn in the city and are in full fall color mode up in the mountains.

Photo Cache said...

Yikes, snake! I am afraid of them.

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Sondra said...

SO beautiful...and I love the mushrooms too!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

beautiful heron in flight!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The Devil’s Walking stick is an interesting plant … so lovely and innocent to look at compared to the snake. :)

bill burke said...

Beautiful images from your walks. I love the heron in flight too, great capture of the moment. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful photo of the heron flying. So much to see on the trail, especially the fungi.

Janneke said...

Beautiful nature, always nice to make a walk and enjoy all the beauty of the surroundings. Ugh I'm afraid of that Black Rat Snake I think.
Have a nice week,
Janneke

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I enjoyed everything about this walk, even the black snake! Those are great mushrooms. I've actually dream about the beautiful meadow full of various kinds of fungi we saw when we were in Alaska. (Not what we necessarily expected there, but a wonderful bonus.)

NatureFootstep said...

seems you are behind us when it comes to autumn. Many trees did not get autumn colors as they dried this summer. Too little water.
Have a nice week.

Lea said...

Great photos! The trail alongside the river looks like a very good place to walk. We are seeing a lot of mushrooms here right now, too.
Have a wonderful week!

Missy George said...



Love the Cape May warblers.. I don't think they get this far north. Beautiful pictures. It's nice that you have those places to walk so nearby. Pretty country.Nice Mosaics Eileen..

Karen Ann said...



I just discovered Wegmans while we were at a horse show in Syracuse, NY. WOW!!! I wish we had one in Connecticut! -

Your photos are lovely - hiking is a great way to get exercise and see the great outdoors - and you're right about kayaking... it's tricky getting in and out, lol.

Lynne said...

Lovely walking trails and lovely sights.
How nice for you . . . for your walks!

Michelle said...

Lovely scenes much like ours in KY. Not a whole lot of color, just yet.

happyone said...

Great capture of the heron in flight.

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures.. I saw a rattle snake resting trail side 10 years back while hiking in Angeles Forest .

Hootin' Anni said...

I bet that road lined in berries is so pretty in real time!! Thanks for taking us along.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a beautiful nature walk today, Eileen! So many interesting plants and wildlife to see. Such a perfect time of year for walking in the woods. x Karen

Linda said...

Fun to see these! Love the heron in flight. Thanks for sharing.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

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Lynn said...

A lovely walk! Amazing shot of the heron in flight.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, especially is Heron, a bird superb.

Sussi said...

Lovely place!

Debbie said...

you have great sightings on your walks, that's a great capture of the heron in flight!!

it's a beautiful path, you are lucky to have it!!

Small City Scenes said...

Cool Mushrooms----What an interesting walk you had ---full of all kinds of adventures.
MB

William Kendall said...

That in flight heron is something to behold!

Jeevan said...

Such beautiful and natural sprung out there on both the trails! Superb captures and collage made of wonderful photos. If I got chance I would never miss taking such trails exploring different floras. Enjoyed the post

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful series of nature photos! Gorgeous!

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diane b said...

You have super places to walk. Love those trails and the mushrooms but not the snake.

Gattina said...

A beautiful world ! with nice walks through the woods, I was in Russia ...

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

hey there, chickadee ... good 2 see you again. i love your World, looks like a great spot to hike and just enjoy the day. hope u r well. take care. ( ;

Karen S. said...

Now that was some hike right here from the comfort of my own house! What a lovely group of photos and that blue heron is something! Great capture of him taking off!

ellen b. said...

Hello Eileen, such a beautiful place to walk. Great catch of the Heron flying! I'm finally getting a chance to visit blogs I enjoy again while I rest from unpacking boxes! Thanks for all your visits!

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

lovely scenic.
Happy Friday

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely set of pictures from your walks, and the heron in flight is amazing.

All the best Jan

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