Monday, July 8, 2019

Our World & My World

Happy Monday,

On June 30th, hubby and I spent some time at the Great Falls National Park located in Potomac Maryland. We walked the trails to the Olmsted island Bridges, the Great Falls Overlook and part of the River Trail. 

Below is the Great Falls NP Visitor Center and the  Mercer Canal Boat. A lock project is underway and the boat rides are not operating at this time. 



The bridges over Olmsted Island and the trail leads to the Potomac River and the Great Falls Overlook.


The Potomac River @ Great Falls National Park.



People kayaking are often seen at the Potomac River.





Some of the park's wildlife seen were the Black Vultures, Canada Goose, Swallowtail butterflies and there were lots of Great Blue Herons. The heron's rookery is nearby. 





The C&O Canal Trail and towpath. 


We had great views of the river and the Great Blue Herons from their nearby rookery. 


Double-crested Cormorants perched on a rock in the Potomac River. 


We saw a lot of Great Blue Herons from the River Trail.





The Potomac River @ Great Falls NP, Maryland


I hope you enjoyed our park visit and my post and photos. 

Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!

Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a great day and new week!

51 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    You've had a nice mini vacation! The photos are very beautiful! We also have herons in the Netherlands,
    The most common heron species in the Netherlands is the blue heron. The great egret, small egret and purple heron also occur in the Netherlands; the green heron is sometimes perceived as a stray guest.
    I wish you a nice week!

    Hugs from the Netherlands!

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  2. Hello, Nice to read your post. Amazing Park.
    Loved river views. Beautiful birds.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  3. This seems to an especially lovely place to wander through nature. It is not hard to figure out why the herons and cormorants are on the river.

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  4. ...another beautiful spot to put on my to see list.

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  5. Aplausos pelas lindas fotos. Deu vontade de estar lá na cascata linda! beijos, ótima semana,chica

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  6. The great Potomac is an awesome sight in that area. I love the hint of conversation between the two blue herons in the next to the last photo. Happy Day.

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  7. i would love to go kayaking but i don't think i would wanna go there for a boating moment. looks kind of rocky for my liking. gorgeous shots. looks like a fun day/time. ( ;

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  8. It has been many years since I saw Great Falls. Thanks for the memories with your beautiful photographs.

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  9. Great to see a photo of the Potomac. I’ve only heard of it!

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  10. You sure saw lots of BIG birds! And what a fabulous place to kayak...looks more adventurous than the rivers around here. (different dangers here though! lol) Enjoy your day!

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  11. Finally, your comment box is working. Mine have failed me today, perhaps because they are pop-ups. I'll look into that. Anyway...great looking falls and well worth the trip!

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  12. it's a beautiful spot on the potomac, i have never been!! the rushing water and whitecaps are gorgeous but i don't think i would enjoy kayaking there!! hehehe

    i have never seen that many herons together, it is a wonderful sight to see!!

    the arched trees over the path is a beautiful way to shade the area!! beautiful captures of nature today, i really enjoyed them as i look out the window and see only gloomy skies and rain!! i hope it clears up!!

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  13. I really enjoyed visiting the Great Falls National Park with you. Thank you for the nice views of the Potomac and the wildlife captured in your photos. Wish you a lovely week.

    Yoko

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  14. Wow! Very cool place.

    Heaven for birders. I'm lacing my hikers.

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  15. Beautiful images Eileen, the mosiacs are superb.

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  16. I always love when you post somewhere I have been. I think this is one of my favorite parks. The Potomac is beautiful and you've captured the grandeur perfectly.

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  17. Hi Eileen!

    Jag njuter av dina bilder och den fantastiska naturen, forsande vatten och klippor är något alldeles speciellt.

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  18. A great series of photos Eileen. I have been on the other side looking at the Falls. It is interesting seeing it from your side. Enjoy your week :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place - I really enjoyed my visit. Happy Day!

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  20. Great photos. You would have to be an experienced kayaker to deal with that river.

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  21. Nice spot to visit Eileen...love the water and the birds. Have a great week.

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  22. What a wonderful place! I've recently heard of a heron rookery near me, and am waiting on permission to visit it.
    Have a great week ahead!
    Andrea

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  23. Beautiful photos, Eileen. What a gorgeous area to walk and explore.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful new week.

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  24. Beautiful water views, and the heron, almost blending into the rocks, great cover if they need it.

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  25. You always seem to find great places to go for a hike!

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  26. Hello Eileen,

    The Great Blue Herons are so beautiful. The waterfalls are very pretty too.
    Happy new week!

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  27. You guys go on the best hikes. Lots to see and do on this one. I love the shots of the great blue herons. One of the few birds that I can ID. Most of the time anyway.

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  28. You go to the best place and get the best nature photos! Wow!

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

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  29. Eileen - wow. I am lucky if I see a blue heron once in a blue moon, and you captured so many. Glorious! That whitewater looks challenging - kudos to any kayaker that gives that a go. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, and may this week bring you much joy!

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  30. You found a rocky scenery but also a lush green one - and so plenty of wildlife & birds! Beautiful photos Eileen, many greetings from Finland.

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  31. What nice views of panoramic place!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week!

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  32. looks like a lovely place for a walk. Nice to see so many herons together - ours tend to be solitary away from the nest.

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  33. Wonderful Post again... thank you for sharing
    Happy MosaicMonday

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  34. Looks beautiful...and perfect weather to boot!

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  35. I loved that visit Eileen. You have a real knack of hunting out rookeries. Lovely to see all those creatures as well as the beautiful waterway. It looks rugged for kayaking! Cheers and thanks always for your visits xx

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  36. What a beautiful place! I would so have enjoyed all the birds...I have never seen that many herons in one spot...lucky to see two close to each other. And love that last shot of the falls/water.

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  37. Eileen, you captured some amazing photo's! Yes, the herons are beautiful, and like others I've never seen so many together!

    Thank you for sharing. :)

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  38. The Great Falls are quite beautiful!

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  40. How very beautiful -- lush and green but all that water and those fabulous birds!

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  41. This looks like a lovely place to explore. I'd love to be there!

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  42. Beautiful park....so green and lots of birds... my kind of walk!

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  43. That was quite the blue heron gathering you captured. Those waters are very dramatic, too. I prefer calmer waters for kayaking. Wonderful trip.

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  44. Hello Eileen
    I see again a series of beautiful nature photos past iomen: _)
    he birds and herons are beautiful to see.
    Great to be able to enjoy this.
    have a nice day.
    Greetings, Helma

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  45. Gosh it's a wonderful hanging out here

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  46. The Potomac looks so beautiful in your photographs.
    I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs and mosaics.

    All the best Jan

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  47. this is splendid water my friend

    water birds are so beautiful and you captured each view amazingly !

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