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!

51 comments:

  1. Molte belle queste foto Eillein... sei molto fortunata di vivere in questo luogo.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have only seen Indigo buntings and Scarlet tanagers a handful of times around here, always thrilled to find one. We have Orioles in our fields nesting for the first time since living here at This Old House, and I'm thrilled. You live in a lovely area of the world! Great walking trails!

    ReplyDelete
  3. ...and I'm thankful for the beauty of nature!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Um show de belezas trazidas! ADOREI! um lindo dia! beijos, chica

    ReplyDelete
  5. There is little quite so joyful as a male Indigo Bunting pouring his heart out from the top of a tree.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a beautiful place for a walk. It's lovely seeing the different birds that you have to us in the UK.. that Indigo Bunting is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a lovely walk, enjoyed seeing your photos.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow amazing pics.
    Thanks for the beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It seems you have some lovely walks near home. Luckily we do too. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for coming by my blog this week. Enjoy summer. It has been freezing here today.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great catch of the Bunting singing his little heart out! What a lovely walk. Hope you have a great weekend...and almost Happy Equinox!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful pics Eileen... Happy weekend ahead..

    ReplyDelete
  12. She IS a wondrous thing, this giant blue marble we live on.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Indigo buntings sure are pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the area near your house.
    You live beautifully in nature.
    Everything perfectly photographed, my congratulations.
    Best regards, Irma

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looks like you had an enjoyable walk on fire road. It's a wonderful life!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These pictures are gorgeous! I especially love the lake, forest, and wild roses... so pretty! I'm so glad you stopped to smell the roses and shared them here with us!

    We've had so much rain and thunderstorms in the Midwest, we haven't been able to go for a walk, but I loved seeing your adventure! Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings, Net
    http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Those baby Herons are getting SO big! They must have to be fed a lot...all day long! Love your quotes today. I may need to steal some more....oh I mean borrow! heeheehee! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the mix of quotes and nature photos. The gratitude quote is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful picture of the Indigo Bunting. My parents used to see them, and my husband did as a kid...I've never seen one!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Home is where the heart is and you have a lot of beautiful nature to keep you there. Happy Day.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You are lucky to have that fire road for your walks. I like that view into the forest, Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  22. you are so lucky eileen, to see so much beauty so close to home!! i really enjoy the sightings from your walks, you are seeing and hearing a lot of birds i never see!! the indigo is gorgeous, singing it's heart out!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oscar Wilde decía que una flor florece para su propia alegría. Y también para la nuestra😉 Que nos encanta verlas crecer. El lago está precioso Eileen.
    Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios.
    Te deseo un buen jueves.
    Un abrazo

    ReplyDelete
  24. A really spot to walk with all sorts of natural wonders to behold!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Es tut gut,wenn man wie Sie, inmitten der Natur zu Hause ist. Ihr Zitat ist sehr ansprechend und die Fotos zeigen all die Schönheiten.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland

    ReplyDelete
  26. I feel relaxed and at peace with all these nature scenes you shared Eileen! And I totally agree about Gratitude. We should teach our kids to be thankful, that way, we can assure them that they will live happy lives :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. The bunting was singing for all it was worth. Such a lovely walk!

    ReplyDelete
  28. great pictures and nice comments

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for sharing these lovely views and thoughts...
    May I wish you a Happy Midsummer?
    All the best!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful photos of your walk. All the beauty you photograph is priceless and so wonderful to see.
    Have a lovely evening!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hari Om
    What a jewel is the indigo bunting?! YAM xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. That's such a beautiful lake, and so nice to have it within walking distance!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Beautiful cyber walk for me. You live in Paradise.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    ReplyDelete
  34. You have a beautiful place to walk. I walk/hike around our farm, but not always the scenes you see. Thanks for linking up today, Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Your pictures show that God has created a beautiful world for us to enjoy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Good shot of the heron nest.

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a fun walk that must have been...with beauty all around.

    ReplyDelete
  38. You always find the most interesting birds and scenes to share

    ReplyDelete
  39. A gorgeous place to walk and lovely things to see. I love the wild rose.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Pretty views of the lake, and I love the birds and the roses, too!
    Have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a fabulous nature you have done. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love seeing your heron chicks. They're getting pretty big. Have you seen them in the water or are they too young to be there yet?

    ReplyDelete
  43. Super post Eileen, enjoyed seeing all this lovely scenery and birdlife. Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wonderful sky and nature shots ~ delightful post!

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

    ReplyDelete
  45. What a wonderful place to walk, I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, some comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

Our World, My world

 Hello and happy Monday everyone! ** God Bless and thanks to all our Veterans**   Hubby and I recently returned from a road trip to Bo...