Thursday, May 2, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!


I love this pretty blue sky and the puffy white clouds. I am happy to see the trees and leaves turning green again. 

I am thankful for the Spring blossoms. Our Redbud tree is looking beautiful this year. 


"Spring a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."







Hubby and I took a walk to the lake this day I found this beautiful male Red-breasted Merganser. 




He has a cute "hair-do".


A view of the lake, it was a nice day to outside.  As long as you can stand the pollen. 


This looks like a young Double-crested Cormorant. They are a common sight to see at our lake. 


"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir






The sunset seen from our yard. I am thankful for the simple things.










I am thankful for  a pretty sunset.

am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


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



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

44 comments:

  1. Encantadores teus cliques e um por um representa um presente a nos mostrar! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  2. ...those skies make me happy!

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  3. Wow, you have a picture of the Red-breasted Merganser, so close Eileen.

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images of the sky and your Redbud tree. Lovely birds too.
    I wish you a nice day!

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  5. Thst sunset is gorgeous! Just love it. And I love redbuds... especially to look close at their bloom. I do think the simple things are life's greatest treasures.

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  6. The Merganser is in top class order Eileen. He will have his pick of the females I'm sure. I loved seeing those clear blue skies today. Happy weekend soon.

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  7. Hi Eileen, Lots of great photos and I love those sunset pics. And what a neat quote from John Muir. Thank you for sharing and a happy Thursday to you! PS You are so right about the pollen ... it has been bad at Green Lake too!

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  8. Hej Eileen!

    Vilken vacker utsikt du har, att vara tacksam för det lilla är en god egenskap och livet blir så mycket trevligare än att ständigt längta efter något man måste ha. Reklamen har förstått att missnöjda människor är de bästa konsumenterna.

    Red breasted merganser ser trevlig ut i sin moderna frisyr, fint fotad!

    Ha det så gott i den vackra vårens tid!
    Gunilla

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  9. Love your birds, your trees, sky and clouds. Have a great day, Eileen!

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  10. The Red Buds were beautiful here this Spring, too! Lovely sunset, and that is a spectacular 'hair-do' on the Merganser!
    Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  11. Love the merganser and the cormorant. I saw them both here this week.

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  12. Walks around the lake give an opportunity to see many things. However my elderly friend Dorothy says , "Sit in one place and everything will go by you."

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  13. Fabulous colors in the first picture.
    Loved the hair do. :)

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  14. Preciosos contrastes!! Me encantan las dos primeras fotos Eileen.
    Buen jueves.
    Un abrazo.

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  15. Hello Eileen
    These are great photos.
    The sunset from your garden is really amazing.
    Best regards, Irma

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  16. i too am thankful for simple things...i don't need a lot to make me very happy!! red bud trees are one of my favorites but i also have a lot of favorites!! everything looks great, you can't beat those deep blue skies, i have missed them!!

    the merganser is and cutie and that is a beautiful sunset!!!

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  17. The merganser ..............he needs a little hair wax!!!! ;-)

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  18. That red-breasted merg photo is wonderful. You captured his hairdo perfectly! We have a redbud that looks to be at about the same stage as yours. Just got it a few years ago to replace a dogwood that blew over in a storm. I think it's even prettier than the dogwood.

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  19. That stand up hair, what a laugh. And beautiful skies behind that tree, nature provides so much. I, too,am thankful for a heap, a huge heap of things today. specially the builders working on our new bathroom, who clean up, sweep the deck and concrete yard, and vacuum the hall carpet where bits have crept under the drop sheet. Maybe not much to them, but huge to me. Have a wonderful Friday when it arrives up North.

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  20. That merganser has quite an expressive face. Our redbuds have bloomed and they are always a joy to see. Yours are beautiful. Thanks for linking up today.

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  21. A beautiful set of photographs and it is lovely to be able to see the sunset from your garden

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  22. Your ducks look like punk rockers!! I love your sunsets with the redbud underneath.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  23. The merganser has quite the hairdo. The lake looks like a lovely place to walk. Beautiful photos and have a lovely evening.

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  24. Gotta love that hair do!! Really beautiful sky shots. Pretty colors in that sky!

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  25. The merganser looks like quite a character.

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  26. Sweet serenity....

    Totally stealing that duck's hair do.

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  27. I love the swept 'do on the merganser too! I also love the Redbuds. They're a favorite for me in the spring. I think the color is so beautiful when everything else is just turning green or still "brown-blah!"

    **Hope you are doing well Eileen, and that your week ends on a good note - Isn't the weather fabulous? Unless you were on the wrong end of the storm that blew through today.

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  28. I love blue skies!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. Nice pictures! The merganser made me smile.

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  30. Lovely views...and the Merganser is very nice!
    Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  31. Wildfires are getting to be so regular I thought for one awful moment that the sunset from your deck was fire. As a sunset it is beautiful, as a fire it would be catastrophic.

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  32. nice to be able to catch a glow from your yard

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  33. Magnificent sky shots! Love the white clouds and splendid colors in the other photos!

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

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  34. Hello Eileen
    I'm really mega and mega behind by the two moves of the children and also by an emotional period.
    Your photos in your post are great. I love the beautiful middle-sized merganser and you were able to photograph it very nicely. The blossom on the trees is super beautiful and the colors in the sky are fantastic!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Greetings, Helma

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  35. Isn't Spring the most beautiful time of year? I love the redbud- just wish it bloomed longer! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. Beautiful skies, lovely area and the photos of the Red-breasted Merganser and the Double-crested Cormorant are great. Have a great weekend Eileen :)

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  37. Beautiful skies, Eileen. Love all the wonderful creatures you got photos of, too. That is quite the hairdo on the Merganser!

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  38. Beautiful just beautiful.
    Eileen got a question I followed you but get none of your posts. I refollowed today. Why aren't I get your posts? I love your site. I want your posts. If you have a link to sign up for posts please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Crystal

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  39. Such lovely photographs you've shared here and I love the hair-do on the Red-breasted Merganser :)

    All the best Jan

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  40. What fabulous images! I love the bright colors and lovely critters.

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