Thursday, June 6, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!


On May 22nd  we started off the day with a hike at the Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca New York.  It is a Gorge trail with steps along the waterfall and gorge. We completed the loop on the Rim Trail, which was mostly a dirt trail. It was a another beautiful sky and weather day, my luck continues with good weather on our trip. 

I was happy to step out of the car and see a few Baltimore Orioles in the trees above my head.  You can see we had a pretty clear blue sky. Also included in the mosaic are a couple of Scarlet Tanager images, we saw and heard him coming down the Rim trail. 



I was happy to see this juvenile Oriole, or is it a female?  The male was nearby too. 


" The earth has music for those who listen"  William Shakespeare

The view of the Buttermilk Falls.  


The water sculpted rocks are called the Pinnacle Rock. 




The wildflower Trillium were plentiful in the forest next to the Gorge Trail. 



"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" Aristotle


Besides seeing the Trillium we saw some Jack-in-the-Pulpit below.



"Loose yourself in nature and find peace" Ralph Waldo Emerson



One of the cascades or small waterfalls seen on the Gorge Trail. 


This bridge took the trail across to the Rim Trail to finish our hike back to the parking lot. 


The of the top of the Buttermilk Falls. Across the way on the hilltop I could make out a barn nestled in the trees. 


I am thankful our country has such beautiful scenic places to visit. I am always thankful for nice weather during our outings.  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!

46 comments:

  1. One of the joys of spring is a forest carpeted with Trilliums.

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  2. Simplesmente divinas tuas fotos!ADOREI! Lindo dia! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  3. Hello,

    Wonderful images of the waterfalls and the trilliums. It's so nice to see them grow in the wild. It looks like there must be hundreds of them.
    Happy Thursday!

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  4. So relaxing...flowers and waterfalls...I agree with your Emerson's quotation.
    Have a great day!

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  5. ...it's easy to fall in love with the falls!

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  6. Belas fotografias e os pássaros são muito bonitos.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  7. Oh, it looks like such a beautiful place to visit! So glad you had good weather :)

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  8. Gorgeous area Eileen. Beautiful birds. It's good to have ideal weather too. Love the Skakespeare quote.

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  9. The trillium is so small but so impressive! What a lovely place for a wander.

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  10. Beautiful series, the falls, the birds and good weather. Have a brilliant day Eileen.

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  11. WOW-ZERS!!!! love the oriole, gorgeous captures!!! i have never been to buttermilk falls, but would live to go, was it an extremely difficult hike??

    the earth has music for those who listen...i love that!!!

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  12. What a beautiful place to hike! And I love all your quotes. I'll write them in my journal today. I like to add them to sketches and to photos! Anything about nature is perfect for me! Enjoy your day!

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  13. Super collection of photos from your visit to a beautiful place...ah, nature does it to my soul...singing many praises! Thanks for stopping over at my blog too. Have a great weekend ahead.

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  14. Hi Eileen!

    Den resan måste bli ett minne för livet, vackert väder, underbara platser i naturen, spännande fåglar och så Trillium i vilt tillstånd. Vad mer finns att önska?

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  15. Very pretty birds! It occurs to me that there's at least one Buttermilk Falls in Ontario.

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  16. What a grand place with the waterfalls and the trilliums. Lovely photos, Eileen and have a wonderful day.

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  17. The Buttermilk falls are fabulous, Eileen! Love all of your pics!

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  18. Eileen, you visited so many beautiful places! I'm impressed!!

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  19. What a special place to visit. There is something about waterfalls, and wildflowers, and birds, and of course trails.

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  20. What a cool spot... waterfalls, birds, the bridge, and Pinnacle Rock. I would be visiting there on a regular basis if it was in my neck of the woods! Have a nice weekend.

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  21. Oh my! Orioles and my favorite trillium! What a walk. And I love the name Buttermilk Falls!

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  22. Such a beautiful place! Great sots of the Orioles too!!

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  23. Oh my beautiful waterfalls. I sure would like to walk along there.

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  24. A very nice series of photos...each one I came to, I thought oh, this is my favorite! I do so love the last one, though, it just might be my favorite.

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  25. It's all so beautiful...and so enhanced by the quotes...You sure were listening and experiencing this place...I especially felt like i was there, at the waterfalls...

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  26. You've done your homework on the quotes. Nicely done.

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  27. Such a stunning place for a hike, dear Eileen. I would love to meet these cheery waterfalls and colorful birds when I am out and about.
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. Lovely falls and such pretty orioles!

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  29. Loving those waterfalls, looks like a very enjoyable place to visit.

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  30. Amazing place. Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great photos! The Buttermilk Falls photo is my favorite!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  32. Wonderful shots of the birds, Eileen.
    But living in a flat country I reallty lovre your photos of the waterfalls.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  33. The weather looks perfectly sunny and pleasant to walk along these natural structures and just being close to splashing waterfalls is sure to please enough! Lovely capture on birds and falls
    Happy Weekend Eileen

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  34. Always a joy to see the beautiful birds and waterfalls.

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  35. nice pinnacle rock,i hope visitors don't try climbing up as it looks fragile

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  36. Such awesome nature photos!

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

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  37. Such beautiful photographs.
    Lovely to see the waterfalls, the birds, the trillium and your weather was so good too.

    All the best Jan

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  38. Dearest Eileen; What a GORGEOUS nature post♧♧♧ I LOVE the Oriole and the quotes are WONDERFUL.
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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