Monday, May 13, 2019

Our World, My World

Happy Monday, 

I wanted to share some more photos from our getaway to Shenandoah Nat'l Park. We saw a Black Bear along the drive and took a short walk on Big Meadows and my favorite trail called the Limberlost Trail.  

The view from the Range View overlook on the Skyline Drive.



A Shenandoah Nat'l park bird mosaic: Top row are the Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Hooded Warbler. Middle Row is the Indigo Bunting. Bottom Row is a female American Redstart, not sure maybe a Veery and last a Great-crested Flycatcher. 


Pink Trillium, a pretty wildflower found in the park. 



Some of the Shenandoah Nat'l Park wildflowers. 


A Black Bear seen along the side of the Skyline Drive.  





A view of the Limberlost Trail.  We watched a couple of Eastern Phoebe in this area. 



Not sure what this moth/butterfly is?  


The Indigo Bunting was a common bird seen in the park, they were everywhere we went in the park. 






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


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!

Thanks for Yogi for hosting Skywatch Friday! 


Check out the links above, I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


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

72 comments:

  1. such a great view over the landscape.
    Cool to meet with bears. And beautiful butterfly. It fits the surrounding well :)
    Have a nice week. :)

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  2. I heard the first report of Indigo Bunting here yesterday. A friend of mine had a male in her garden and she was delighted. We know of a snag where a male has sung from the top for the past two years, so I will have to check it out. The weather is still pretty cool for them.

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  3. Maravilhoso ceú, flores,aves e até um urso... Gostei de iniciar a semana com essas lindas fotos! beijos, ótima semana,chica

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  4. ...what a gorgeous part of the country!

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  5. Great photos. It looks like a lovely area to drive through and hike in. I like that blue bird in the last photo.

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  6. beautiful photos, LOVE the bear and that trillium photo is fantastic.

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  7. Awwwww awesome Nature

    Wish I'd had the chance to enjoy it that closely on my last jaunt in the mountains

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  8. Thanks for sharing your beauty...from bears to moths...with your well catalogued birds. We have blue birds but I don't know of indigo buntings...but then again, I'm not out in nature as much these days. But the sun is back out this morning, calling to me. Have a great week, Eileen.

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  9. How neat to see a bear and get such good photos! Love that Indigo Bunting and of course all the wildflowers seen in that area! WOW! So much beauty on your trip! Happy MM!

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  10. You sure had lots of sightings, from birds, wildflowers to bear! This was a rewarding getaway :)

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  11. oh eileen, the birds are beautiful but the wildflowers are really gorgeous!! i guess you are not afraid to walk certain trails after seeing a bear?? i know this is a familiar place for you, i'm sure you know how to stay safe. the pictures of the bear are amazing, how cool to see them out of captivity, roaming freely!!

    the overlook of skyline drive is breathtaking!! the indigo bunting too, what a beautiful bird, you snapped some really gorgeous pictures!!

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  12. I'd love to see an Indigo Bunting.

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  13. The Indigo Bunting is amazing! What color!

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  14. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! The Blue Indigo Bunting are very pretty. I live the blue color.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy your week ahead!

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  15. Wonderful captures again, dear Eileen. I enjoyed your Post. The bear seems to smile...
    ...happy MosaicMonday!

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  16. Beautiful......Mother Nature has her many charms. Great to see the bear. We occasionally see them in the Fall under our apple trees. Great shots, Eileen.
    Have a happy week
    MB

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  17. This is so wonderful Eileen! I’d love to go back and spend more time at Shenandoah (still I’m grateful we got to visit at all). Fabulous to see a bear! And the wildflowers .... we were there in Fall, so beautiful color, but not that kind! And the indigo is one of my spark birds.

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  18. So many pretty sights with the birds, flowers, and the bear! Beautiful shots!

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  19. Great shot of the bears. The indigo bunting is such a beautiful bird. Have a great week, Eileen.

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  20. What stunning colouring on the Indigo Bunting, and the wild flowers, such a delicate pibk/

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  21. So many beautiful critters and flowers...The blue Buntings are something!
    Great to see a bear!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice new week!

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  22. Such a wonderful beautiful nature you have

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  23. Fabulous the Black Bear, sadly doesn't live around here. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.

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  24. Wow -- fabulous shots! Love the bear and that indigo bunting. So beautiful! Have a good week.

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  25. Wow, your photos are stunning!
    That Indigo Bunting is beautiful - thanks for sharing & enjoy your week :)

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  26. Oh, the bear is a rare and wonderful sighting ... but from a distance. :)

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  27. You saw so much from those gorgeous flowers to the bear. What a fabulous park.

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  28. Beautiful view and love the bird mosaic.
    The indigo bunting is beautiful!!

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  29. I love how you notice the tiniest creatures too!

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  30. Wow, the bear what a great surpise for you. Beautiful photos, the mosaics are lovely.
    Have a wonderful evening and new week.

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  31. Awesome!~ Especially like the Bear photos ~ ^_^

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

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  32. These are great photos, the ones with the bear are great. You went to my favorite places and I am looking forward to going again sometime soon. Thanks for sharing Eileen and have a great week :)

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  33. Beautiful scenery, critters & flowers Eileen. I wonder, I was told all Trillium is white & as the blossom ages it goes pink to dark rose. Is that true? Or just an old wives' tale.

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    1. Hello Anni, I had to google the Trillium colors. You are correct, they are white and turn pink as they age and die. Thanks for the comment.

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  34. Eileen - wow, you really covered your bases! Birds, wildflowers and even a bear! I would love to see one indigo bunting, not to mention MANY! Thanks for linking up your delightful mosaics to Mosaic Monday, and I hope you have a superb week ahead!

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  35. How exciting to capture a bear. I love your bird collage. So many beautiful birds. Have a great weekend Eileen. xx

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  36. Great photos of a beautiful park. Lovely really.

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  37. What a lovely selection of photographs.
    I can't imagine seeing bears …
    The Indigo Bunting is such a fabulous colour.

    Enjoy the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  38. You're lucky to have this just outside your door. However, I hope the bear doesn't get too close.

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  39. That Blue Indigo Bunting takes my breath away. what a capture!

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  40. Beautiful photos from your day out. The birds are lovely and the flowers, all very special. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. The birds and flowers are beautiful. How cool to see a black bear!

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  42. Beautiful birds, flowers, and ... a bear! This looks like a national park that I'd enjoy visiting.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang.

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  43. I would love to see a bear in the wild one day. Your birds are gorgeous!
    Wren x

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  44. Helllo, Loved the post.
    Amazing views. Beautiful pics.
    Greetings.

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  45. Your bird collage is beutiful - Indigo Bunting is sunning!

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  46. Beautiful scenery, birds and flowers. The bear was a bonus. The colour of the last bird is fabulous and he is posing nicely for you too.

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  47. I keep forgetting a mosaic post!!!! Well, it was a busy weekend.

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  48. Beautiful pics, especially of the birds. Your knowledge of them continues to amaze me. And I love the black bear.

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  49. Beautiful landscape, and a very impressive bear ! I only have see a bear in a zoo !

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  50. Shenandoah Nat'l Park is wonderful! Great place to visit and watch wild life!

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  51. Your takes of the bear particularly appeal to me.

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  52. Are black bears dangerous? I'm going to run away from your post screaming, just in case.

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  53. I would think this was a great day, if your photos are anything to go by! Beautiful birds and flowers...what more can you ask for?

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  54. Such a beautiful place to explore! Love the Indigo Bunting!

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  55. Fabulous colors and beautiful critters!

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  56. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages from your trip to the park.
    I really love the black bear and the Indigo Bunting.
    Best regards, Irma

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  57. Lindos collages de aves y naruraleza. Buena visita te hizo el oso. Me encanta el párajo azul Eileen.
    Te deseo una buena noche.
    Un abrazo.

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  58. The layers of the mountains are just so lovely! I would enjoy seeing this view in person!

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  59. Beautiful photos! I love the layers of the mountains too! And seeing a bear must be amazing!

    Your moth / butterfly is definitely a butterfly and possibly some kind of skipper?

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  60. Wow! Amazing collages on colourful birds and wild flowers from the park! Spotting bear should make feel exciting and I hope they aren’t threatening people taking the trail

    Happy Weekend Eileen

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  61. Nice photos though I'm not sure I'd want to see a bear that close

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  62. Love the bear shots. Hope they were taken from your car! That looks like a large moth to me. We get one in the desert called a sphinx moth. Very large... almost as large as a small hummingbird and sometimes mistaken for a hummingbird from a distance.

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  63. Nice post with a lot of variety in it. Specially the photo of the blue mountains in the distance is beautiful.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  64. Lovely array of flower and bird photos. We had a bear destroy our bird feeder not long ago so had to put them away per suggestion of our local police department. So I hung up wind chimes instead. If those start rattling loudly I'll be running to check on them. Might catch a photo of the bear. Have a great weekend.

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  65. Hi Eileen, Wonderful pics. Wow about the bear! That last photo ... the Mountain Bluebird ... is my favorite! Have a happy weekend ahead! Thank you for sharing and for your thoughtful comments on my blog. John

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  66. Such beauty, everywhere
    Omigoodness, that bear
    I hope you were in a car.

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