Thursday, May 30, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Hubby and I enjoyed a short road trip to the Finger Lakes area of New York. Our first stop was in Montour Falls New York. Montour Falls is 238 miles and close to a 5 hour drive from home.  In Montour Falls we saw 3 named waterfalls just off the road. Seeing a waterfall after a heavy rain is actually the best time. We originally planned this trip back at the beginning of May, but they were having too much rain.  

This is the She-Que-Ga Falls, it can be found at the end of Main St in Montour Falls New York. We had perfect weather and skies during our 3 night 4 day trip. 



There is a small park area in front of the waterfalls with some benches for enjoying the view. 



The She-Que-Ga Falls almost looks like it is going into the back of the town hall in Montour Falls NY. The scene below is used at the beginning of the Hallmark Mystery Movie Series called Aurora Teagarden. 


I am not sure the id on this duckling. It was seen alone in the pool of the bottom of the waterfalls. 








Aunt Sarah's Falls right on Route 14 in Montour Falls. 




This is Hector Falls found on Rt 414 not far from Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake. 


A view of the sky and Seneca Lake,  Watkins Glen NY. The Finger Lakes area is named for it's series of long thin lakes and lots of vineyards. We visited parks and waterfalls around these lakes, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and Keuka Lake. 




We spent 3 nights at a hotel at the top of Keuka Lake. This was the view from our hotel. 




I am thankful for good weather on our trips.
I am thankful to be healthy for long hikes.
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!

51 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images of the many waterfalls! Hector Falls was wonderful.
    Happy Thursday!

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  2. ...you caught the waterfalls in this part of the Finger Lakes at their peak. I should get down there!

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  3. Too bad you didn't push on a little farther and come into Ontario. Would have been nice to see you and show you some birds.

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  4. Encantada!!Que maravilha esse verde e a cascata com as águas fartas.ADOREI! Lindo dia! beijos, chica

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  5. Wow! Such a lovely place with series of waterfalls and lakes - that looks scenic and serene to stay back and watch. That’s a cute duckling and hope the mama is around to protect her. Looking forward for more from the trip.

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  6. Gorgeous waterfalls! Thanks for sharing this great trip!

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  7. aw, pretty falls. a riding buddy of mine is in NY, Lake George, right now. I wish I could have ridden up with him...the timing was off.

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  8. Oh I love the waterfalls! How fabulous to see all of this. And yes, I'm thankful to for good health to enjoy the outdoors! Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs!

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  9. A very beautiful place
    i like your pictures on the waterfall

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  10. How beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your trip. I love waterfalls, even if just water flowing fast over rocks in a stream, and when kids dam the stream up to make a swimming hole. Must go check out our local one today or tomorrow! Cascades over great height are so powerful!

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  11. I am thankful for YOU, Eileen!

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  12. Underbara bilder av vattenfallen! Sedan jag började fotografera mer seriöst så har jag spenderat många timmar vid vatten, det finns alltid något spännande att fästa kameran på. Där vid de vackra vattenfallen skulle jag kunna sitt många dagar med min kamera. Tyvärr har vi inget liknande här omkring så jag får nöja mig med det brusande vatten som finns tillgängligt.

    Ha det gott Eileen!

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  13. The duckling is so cute! Love your photos☺

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  14. These waterfalls are beautiful, each in turn. My parents at some point took a trip into the Finger Lakes area on their own, years ago.

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  15. Those ducklings are very cute and the waterfalls are stunning. Pretty scenery too! Thanks for sharing Eileen and happy day to you.

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  16. aunt sarah falls is my favorite but all of them are really spectacular... I bet they sound as good as they look

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  17. Wow, beautiful waterfalls! The baby ducks are adorable. Great set of photos.

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  18. Oh Eileen, what a beautiful place - And it looks like you had great weather too; a perfect get away!

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  19. The waterfalls are stunning, so beautiful … and you were so fortunate with the weather.
    The duckling is very cute.

    All the best Jan

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  20. You can almost hear the waterfalls from the photos! Beautiful.

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  21. Good weather and long hikes, and great waterfall photos. I love your post. Have a great weekend.

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  22. I love your waterfall pics, Eileen!

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  23. Now that beautiful "tumbling waters" made me say a big WOW! Thank you for sharing this!

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  24. I recognized the waterfalls Hallmark uses and had often wondered where it actually is. Thanks for telling me11

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  25. Oh--you missed stopping and visiting with me!!!!
    I live in Watkins--downtown area!!!!
    maybe next time--unless I get moved back to Florida by then--just waiting on an apt opening down there!!
    but I have lived in this area most of my life--
    luv, di

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  26. Awesome! That is an area I've had on my radar but haven't made it there yet! Thanks for taking me via your great photos!

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  27. Wow, I am impressed by these views. Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up!

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  28. Beautiful waterfalls!
    I know Mallard ducklings have the dark eye stripe like the female Mallard, but other ducklings may have it, too. Mallards live just about everywhere, so chances are it is a Mallard. So cute whatever it is!

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    1. Hello again!
      I was just over at the Weekend Reflections Linky Party, and I saw a duckling like yours that was identified as a Wood Duck. Check it out - https://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/
      Have a great weekend!

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  29. I love waterfalls and your photos are spectacular.

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  30. She-Que-Ga Falls is beautiful and I enjoyed all of your photos. Neat sign about the art work by King of France. Hector Falls is beautiful as well. Thanks for taking us along on your outing. Hope you have a happy weekend ahead!

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  31. The falls look amazing! nice gate away..

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  32. Hello Eileen,
    thanks for sharing these picturesque waterfalls...nice to see.
    Have a great weekend!

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  33. Stunning views of waterfalls.
    Cute duckling :)
    Have a nice weekend.

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of these waterfalls.
    Everything perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  35. "Si hay magia en este planeta, está contenida en el agua " Loran Eisely tenía mucha razón.
    Me encanta ver el agua correr libre Eileen. Maravillosas fotos.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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  36. The first falls--Tumbling Water--is so gorgeous. The others are wonderful too. Little duck by itself---where's Mama?
    MB

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  37. The Finger Lakes are so beautiful and these falls are just splendid. What a wonderful trip!

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  38. What a place ~ beautiful waterfalls and love the ducks ~ Lovely photography as always ~ ^_^

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

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  39. These are beautiful waterfall captures. Pretty skies too. I do like the one you pointed out where it looks like the waterfall is pouring right into the town hall building! Have a great weekend.

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  40. That is a fabulous waterfall! It's certainly well-named. Your photos are just wonderful to see.

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  41. They are beautiful.. I am especially drawn to Aunt Sarah's falls. but then I love the others, too.

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  42. really gorgeous images of the falls eileen...the area looks so naturally beautiful!! it appears you had beautiful weather, nice pretty blue skies and fair weather clouds!!

    i don't know about the duckling!!!

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  43. Hello Eileen
    the view over the water is very beautiful to see (the last 2 photos) but the waterfall is really fantastic! I love water and in the Netherlands we have no waterfalls. At most some small streams hihi ..... So this is enjoying again :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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  44. Bom dia! Vim avisar que tem céus por lá! Obrigadão! beijos, chica
    Podes ver:
    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2019/11/ceus-da-eileen-ailime-e-edite.html

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