Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday's Critters #289

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 some more photos from our walk at the North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Maryland. 

We saw 5-6 adult Little Blue Herons and one mottled juvenile Little Blue Heron during our walk.  






Bull frogs where everywhere, very loud. 


I think these are the Red-eared Slider Turtles.





The Mottled Little Blue Heron, a juvenile. 


Another Little Blue Heron, we watched this one catch a frog.


A Pileated Woodpecker seen on a dead tree right above where an Osprey was perched. 



Osprey and a thin looking nest. 



The adult Little Blue Heron is beautiful, the blue colors around the bi-colored bill and the maroon head are lovely. 








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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

North Point State Park is a great park for seeing all kinds of birds, frogs, turtles and even snakes. The trail goes through a wooded area and ends on the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore County, Maryland. 

The Black Marsh trail is my favorite trail to take in the North Point State Park. 



"Our souls need time to think, dream and reflect."

There is a great wetlands area and habitat for the Osprey, Little Blue Herons, Great Blue Herons and even the Bald Eagle. Pretty sky reflections on the water. 



The Bull frogs were pretty loud and did not seem shy. 


There were two Osprey nest and we saw at least 4 Ospreys from the trail. 



"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things toward you."

We saw some pretty Mimosa tree blooms along the Black Marsh trail. I am thankful for flowers, they are happy things. 


"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."


 Juvenile Tree Swallow being fed by the adult. 



I could hear snakes moving into the plants along the trail as we walked, this was the only snake I saw out in the open. I am assuming it is a Black Rat Snake. 



"My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather."

It was a nice day for a walk, this is a pretty view of the Chesapeake Bay and a beautiful sky. 



Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed. 


I am thankful for my son, he is handy dandy. He put wainscoting in our bathroom, it is looks great.
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!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Our World, My World

Hello and happy Monday!

Hubby and I often take our walks on the local NCR bike trail.  It is mostly a flat trail and is easy to get in 3 miles round trip. Along the trail we have views of the river, the forest, birds and sometimes critters.  These images are from various walks early in June. 

June 4th, we walked 3 miles round on the NCR trail in Parkton, Md. In the mosaic are images of Mountain Laurel in bloom, the Gunpowder River, the bike trail and Gnome land on private property. 




I noticed these pretty blooms on a Catalpa tree along the trail. 




Most of my bird photos from our walks were not the best, the birds were either high up in the trees or behind branches and leaves. I think this is a flycatcher, just not sure which one.


I heard this bird before finding it, it is a Worm-eating Warbler. 


This bloom reminded me of the Queen Anne's Lace but it was different.


June 11th, we walked another 3 miles round trip on another section of the NCR bike trail..



This stream is called the Bee Tree Run.


A White-tailed deer crossed the trail in front and quickly disappeared in the forest. You can see it's backside on the photo below.


Another Catalpa Tree seen from the trail.




Some more birds and butterflies seen off the NCR trail" Gray Catbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and a Red Admiral butterfly. 





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


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday's Critters #288

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 some images from our visit to see the York Pennsylvania Great Egret rookery. We also saw one Black-crowned Night Heron on a nest.  I have blogged a few times about the York Pa rookery.





Some of the Great Egret chicks seemed to be bigger than others. 


Black-crowned Night herons also have nest in the nearby trees.  


The fuzzy looking chicks are so cute. 






It is always amazing to see these tall birds standing and nesting in the tops of the tall trees.










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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello, Happy Thursday!

Some days hubby and I stay close to home and take our walks on the local fire road.  On this day we walked round trip 3 miles to the lake. 

"I am grateful for this beautiful world we call our home."



Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. 

Some pretty wild roses seen along the fire road. 


Nature is not a place to visit, it is home! 

A look into the forest from the fire road. 


A view of the lake and pretty sky!


Canada Geese were seen across the lake. 


"Be thankful for the beauty of nature."

The Indigo Buntings were singing loudly.  On our walk I also heard the Scarlet Tanagers, Ovenbirds, Northern Parula, Wood Thrush, and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I had a quick sighting of a few American Redstarts and heard some unknown  bird sounds. 


Almost home we took a peek at the Great Blue Heron chicks on the nest, they are growing fast.




I am thankful and happy I have a calm life.
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!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Our World, My World

Happy Monday, 

I wanted to share some of the blooms we have growing in our yard and a few of the annuals on our deck.  I bought some herbs to grow in pots along with the mint I have growing.  I try to buy annuals that the hummingbird and butterflies love, like the Lantana, Zinnias and the Fuchsia. 

"Mother Nature has the best box of crayons."


It was a great year for our Clematis blooms, we have two different species. One I forget the name and the other is called Jackmanii Clematis.  




Various annuals are planted in pots for the deck, like the Lantana, Fuchsia and some Zinnias. 


This is the Jackmanii Clematis, we have the honeysuckle running wild around the yard.  It is bad when it takes over but smells so good. 


"Life is a garden, Dig it." 


We were happy to see our Siberian Irises return this year, they are one of my favorite blooms. 




The birds like to land on top of the pergola before going to the feeders, I caught this White-breasted Nuthatch getting ready to hop over to the feeder. 



The male Cardinal seems to be getting used to me putting out food for the birds, he will now land on the deck while I am out there. I think he wants to be first eating the food. 





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


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday's Critters #287

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!

My neighborhood Great Blue Heron chicks are growing fast.  Some times the noises coming from the herons is so loud, they sound like wild animals fighting at times.  






These are some images, the best I could get of the GB Herons and chicks through all the trees, branches and leaves.  I found at least 6 or more nests I can see,  there are more nests out of view.  


The Heron chick is almost on the top of a tall pine tree, you can not see the nest. 


There are 3 GB Heron chicks on the photo below, taken on June 7th.



I used to be able to see this nest from my deck, but this photo was from the nearby fire road. You can see three different nest on one tree that looks like a dead tree. 



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