Thursday, June 13, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello and Happy Thursday! 

This  is my last post on our Finger Lakes NY trip. The Taughannock Falls SP was our third hike on this day and the last waterfall to see. This waterfalls was located in Trumansburg not far from Ithaca New York. 


 The Taughannock Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi with a drop of 215 feet.  This was an easy flat trail to the bottom of the waterfalls.  We drove to the top to the waterfall overlook. The view of the falls from the overlook is the photo right below. 




The stream flows into the Cayuga Lake. 



The stream bed is made of limestone. 


Tall cliffs were seen along the river up to the waterfall.

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes" Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude"


Taughannock Falls





While hubby was soaking (not literally)  in the waterfall,  I was watching these swallows fly around the water and tall cliffs at the waterfall.


I checked the Ebird species listed for this park and there were 3 Swallow species listed, The Bank Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow and the Cliff Swallow.  I am not sure which swallow I have photos of on this post. Could it be any of the swallows I listed above?


Not sure of the swallow species below, which one?  I also had a quick glimpse of a Belted Kingfisher. 



I am very blessed, thankful, grateful for the opportunities I have had. 

I am thankful for flat easy 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!

54 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images from the waterfall, the sky and the birds!
    Happy Thursday!

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  2. The falls are gorgeous. Steve and I must get up there some day.

    Isn't always kind of special to see a kingfisher. I SAW a lot of them in Florida, but could never get one to sit still while I had my camera. As soon as I came close enough to focus in, they flew off.

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  3. The middle swallow image is a Bank Swallow, Eileen. The other two could be either Bank or Northern Rough-winged. There is not enough detail in the pictures for me to be sure.

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    1. Thanks David, I wish I had better photos for the swallow id's. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Another wonderful waterfall to see and photo Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Uma ,mais linda que a outra! Beleza de fotos sempre! beijos, chica

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  6. river looks so clean and environments so beautiful...
    Have a wonderful day

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  7. Just read your trip post.
    Amazing place. Loved all clicks.
    Greetings

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  8. ...you were lucky to see it with lots of water, this summer it may be just a trickle.

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  9. What a beautiful world we have!

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  10. That's a gorgeous falls. And NY has so many beautiful state parks. Thanks for sharing, and commenting on my posts too! Have a great day!

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  11. The Swallows are so pretty and swoop around so much it's hard to photograph them. Beautiful waterfall! Such a lovely place to visit! Hugs!

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  12. Such Beautiful scenery! Love the waterfall photos!
    Swallows flit about so fast, swooping back and forth, it is great that a few stopped to pose for you!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Uma maravilha a queda de água e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  14. Oh my...So beautiful!Have a lovely day!

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  15. That waterfall is fabulous, Eileen!

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  16. Awww lovely. Gorgeous little falls. I really need to get up to the Northeast.

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  17. Another good reason to visit the Finger Lakes again. I went for the wine last time! :) This time, I should go for the falls.

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  18. Lovely waterfall and delightful birds too.
    MB

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  19. On a recent outing, we saw lots of swallows but I can never get a photo. They are so fast. I believe we saw tree swallows. These are beautiful!

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  20. eileen, the waterfall is stunning!! how amazing you had easy access to it, i can see the lookout spot!! it looks like a beautiful area and that you had a nice day!!

    this is another spot i would like to visit, your description of the area lets me know it is probably a trip i could make!! thanks!!

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  21. Wonderful set of photos - I'd love to visit!

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  22. Wow! Your shot of the Taughannock Falls looks so beautiful! It looks like it's on the middle of a beautiful theater :)

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  23. Waterfalls are something so special, and what a great viewing place.

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  24. The waterfall is gorgeous. Beautiful photo scenes and birds.
    Enjoy your day, Eileen.

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  25. Spectacular water falls! Such a beautiful area. Your photos make me want to go visit!

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  26. Lovely sky and nature shots!

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

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  27. I love observing waterfalls.
    Wonderful photos, my favorite is the 1st.
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  28. This place is really beautiful, especially the waterfall.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. Wonderful skies over that impressive waterfall. Must be a great area.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  30. The waterfall is amazing. Such beautiful scenery!!

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  31. That is a beautiful shot of the waterfalls! The swallows are so cute...have no idea of the ID though.

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  32. Always love to see a waterfall. Lovely!

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  33. The geography is amazing. 3 hikes?

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  34. Beautiful waterfalls and sky shots.

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  35. Hi Eileen!!!.. Beautiful images .. Regards

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  36. Beautiful views of the waterfalls and nice close-ups of the swallows.
    They are strong and incredible flyers!
    Have a great weekend!

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  37. That waterfall is just stunning. Love the bird shots, too. We only have barn swallows so it was a treat to see you photos.
    Have a great weekend!

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  38. This is a gorgeous area. I know you enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks for linking up this post.

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  39. You are enticing me to go find a waterfall(s) in Maine!! It must sound so pretty too! Love your nature trip.

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  40. Beautiful images. The waterfall image is captivating.

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  41. I love all these photos. It's hard to pick a favourite but I think it might be the one of the birds flying high over the cliff. I hope you are keeping cool enough where you are and that your husband will enjoy his Father's Day. On Sunday here we will have Car Free Day and it means there will be no buses, hordes of people, loud music and so on near my home. I don't mind as I make sure I don't plan to go anywhere and there is a festival like atmosphere all about.

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  42. Such beautiful photos. Love the waterfalls...they remind me very much of another beautiful waterfall, Toccoa Falls, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. Love your swallow pictures as well. We do not have swallows here in Florida that I have even seen. So lovely. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us today.

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  43. Terrific trio Eileen. Thanjs for taking me along.

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  44. Those falls are spectacular. The birds are interesting. I also love flat hikes. A few hills are okay,

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  45. Hello Eileen
    these are really beautiful pictures.
    I love the waterfalls and the view you have captured fantastically beautiful. Really amazing!
    Greetings, Helma

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  46. Lovely to see all of these photographs, but your first one is my favourite :)

    All the best Jan

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  47. lovely
    what a beautiful place I like the waterfall

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  48. Amazing capture on the marvellous waterfalls! Ever seen a riverbed made of quite rock floor and I liked how it flows through small rock steps

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