Thursday, August 15, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!

The past week we were dog sitting for our neighbor. Early morning, I would go with hubby to take the dog for a walk in the neighborhood. This is a view our yard as we headed next door. 



We took Marlow on the trail to the lake, we are seeing more tent caterpillars on the trees, I wonder if the birds eat these caterpillars? Some leaves are already turning colorful. I assume we did not have enough rain this summer.  Marlow sees a bunny.  


A Great Blue Heron and a flock of Canada Geese fly over the lake, one heron is perched on a tree sticking out of the lake, the bunny was safe from Marlow, a mushroom with a slug.


"Every act of kindness spreads peace to the world, love to the heart and light to us all." Mary Davis

A closeup of the colorful leaves.


"Have Courage and Be Kind."

I noticed these pretty yellow flowers near the lake, another plant I need Id help. 



"Slow down and enjoy life."

I heard these geese coming way before I saw them, I think they landed further down the lake. 



"I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." The Dalai Lama

A pretty view of the sky reflecting on the lake. 


"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."


I am thankful for acts of kindness, peace and love. 
I am thankful for the simple things, like the beauty of the sky and nature around me. 

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!

64 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! The lake and the sky is so pretty. Cute bunny.
    Have a nice day!

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  2. Thank you for the lovely quotes in blue. All good reminders of how we should live. I am sure you love taking the dog for a walk and you spotted and photographed a lot of interesting things Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! I do enjoy taking the dog out for a walk.

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  3. It is nice to receive a single act of kindness but it is as nice to give it.
    Beautiful reflection onto the lake.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Luisella, yes it does feel good to give! Thanks, enjoy your day!

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  4. I noticed when we were up in Easton (PA) that the leaves on some trees were starting to change. I can't believe we haven't had enough rain though. We had, what I think, is a VERY rainy summer.

    However, I think we may have an early fall this year.

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    1. I think the rain was a hit or miss around here, the rain often missed us. I think fall will be early. Thanks Dee!

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  5. Hari OM
    Lovely to be looking at your deck, rather than from it for a change! Delightful mosaics as always. Your yellow flower... well, I checked this site and also did a more general search but cannot find anything that seems to fit the bill - you may have more luck as you will know more detail than is obvious from the photo! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yam! I keep looking for the flower's id.

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  6. Keep your eye open for cuckoos eating the tent caterpillars. I don't think much else preys on them.

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    1. Thanks David! I have heard the Cuckoo nearby, I couldn't find with all the leaves on the trees.

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  7. Tão lindas as fo5tos mostrando momentos em lugares maravilhosos e de paz! beijos, chica

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  8. Helllo, Beautiful post.
    Awesome pics.

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  9. Lovely capture from the walk and I do enjoy the presence of nature and critters made life around the lake! Could easy notice the change in season with color turned leaves.

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  10. ...I always enjoy the colorful leaves of fall, but it seems a bit early for them. Enjoy your day.

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  11. Hugs to Marlow. We've got a pup who gets horrible separation anxiety. Oh, he's a challenge. Aptly named Butthead. But such a sweet boy

    Happy thankful Thursday to you too.

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    1. Marlow just loves my hubby, always runs up to greet hubby when he is outside. Thanks for the comment!

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  12. I enjoyed the walk.

    Marlow looks like Georgie!

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  13. Hi Eileen!
    The photos are lovely, especially the water. It's glorious. My Picture This app on my phone suggests the yellow flowers may be Smooth False Foxglove. I rarely recognize plants outside of my yard (lol), but I've learned a lot since I downloaded the app.
    Have a lovely day!
    Toni

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    1. Hello Toni, thank you for the id help. I am going to google the Smooth Falso Foxglove plant. I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead!

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  14. Good to see the sites on your walk with the dog. I like your quotes interspersed with the photos...it's like walking with you and having great teachings at the same time. Have a good weekend coming up!

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  15. Lovely nature walk with a beautiful dog ~ love bunnies! Great photos as always ^_^ and like your thankful list !


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

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  16. Such beautiful pictures. I noticed some turning leaves this morning on my ride into work. I've been seeing poison ivy vines that are read and sumac leaves...but these were the first tree leaves I've seen turning. I, too, think we may have an early Fall (which pleases me - lol).

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  17. Nice format today where you use quotes and photos.

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  18. A great day for a walking the dog, also, beautiful lakes.

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  19. You are a wonderful neighbor and looks like you had fun taking Marlow on his walks, as I am sure he did. Beautiful sights! I also loved the quotes Eileen. We have been seeing a lot of tent moths around here too, more so than usual I'm thinking. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks Denise! I am looking up the Smooth False Foxglove on google. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead!

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    Nice series of photos and collages during the walk with the dog.
    The words in blue are also beautiful.
    Best regards, Irma

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  21. p.s. I am wondering if your yellow flower is a Smooth False Foxglove?

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  22. Gorgeous photos!

    "Have Courage and Be Kind."

    LOVE this.

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  23. A cute bunny! Marlow's sense of focus on the bunny is quite fitting of a dog.

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  24. You are a good neighbor to have! Marlow looked like he enjoyed the walk!

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  25. Lovely assortment of photos. It looks very peaceful and tranquil there.

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  26. Oh I love the colorful leaves and how neat to see the geese! I love your quotes. I need to concentrate on kindness today...some for me too! Hugs!

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  27. Beautiful photo's, Eileen. You are truly blessed to have great places to walk. I'm missing that.

    Y'all are great neighbors to take care of that beautiful dog. :)

    xoxo

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  28. I love the reflection of the sky in the lake. Lucky Marlow, he has good neighbors. We have a couple of bunnies that hang around our place, they make an appearance every so often.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  29. Wonderful nature shots - my childhood home had a mulberry bush which got tent caterpillars almost yearly.

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  30. You captured great highlights from your walk. My kind of walk. Happy Day.

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  31. Another beautiful outing, I love especially the quotes that you have about kindness and peace. The world needs more of that.

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  32. Awesome quotes today!!! That’s a beautiful image of the sky reflecting on he lake!! I’m sure you enjoyed your dog sitting!!

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  33. I am ready for the fall color to arrive along with the cooler weather. Your photos show a pleasant walk with Marlow. Happy Thursday, lots to be thankful for.

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  34. Shame you are not closer to Melbourne there is a crazy poodle who'd love you to take him for a walk! You needed worry about bunnies in the city but beware for the cats, he'd be pulling on that lead like Marlow! I enjoyed our walk with you today! Have a happy day.
    Wren x

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  35. Beautiful photos and a wonderful place to be walking.

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  36. Marlow looks like a good friend to take on a walk. I agree with Bill's comment. He seems to have good neighbors :) Thanks for linking up today, Eileen.

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  37. I love that sky reflecting off the lake! We even get tent caterpillars in the desert. They are fairly common in spring.

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  38. "Slow down and enjoy life." - we should all follow this. It does a body good.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  39. That last photo is so very serene. Some of the leaves are starting to turn here as well, the loveliest time of year in my opinion. Happy Fall, and enjoy the rest of your week,
    Andrea

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  40. Very beautiful. I like the colourful tree buds again the backdrop of the river.

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  41. I enjoyed your Post so much... each word of the Dalai Lama gives me peace of mind.
    Have a good week. Happy MosaicMonday

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  42. Wonderful things to be thankful for. Lovely photos.

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  43. Beautiful images. On these days many canadian gees fly over the Bolsena lake where I spend all the week ends.
    Have a good week end.

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  44. Thanks for taking me on your walk. You are so observant to notice so much. I don't know of any birds eating tent caterpillars. Haven't seen any here for years---thank goodness. Funny story---about 6 yrs ago we had tent cats in one very tall tree and couldn't reach it so Bob took the shotgun and blew the branch off and down they came. Never seen that before in my life and the caterpillars have never been back. LOL
    MB

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  45. lovely morning walk. have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

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  46. Gorgeous sky shots ~ love the one with the geese flying ^_^

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

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  47. What tranquility you have in your back yard. Lovely post! Wishing you a grand weekend!

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  48. oooh, I don't know about those caterpillar tents....creepy! the things you see, hey? your photo's are all great. thanks for paying me a visit too :)
    Cath@Home

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  49. What a very nice morning walk … it looks peaceful.

    All the best Jan

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  50. Those yellow blooms ARE pretty. I don't know them either but they do deserve a name!

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