Thursday, August 29, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello and Happy Thankful Thursday!

Sharing another walk at the Hashawha/Bear Branch Nature Center. It is a local Carroll County Maryland park, one of my favorite places for a hike. Usually there is something always there to see, nature related.  


"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." Henry David Thoreau





"We have come too far,
we have sacrificed too much, 
to disdain the future now." John F Kennedy


In the park there is an early 1900's cabin, belonging to the Martin Family. Nearby is a 300 year old White Old tree. 



"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."  Lady Bird Johnson



"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever." Carl Sagan

Common Buckeye Butterfly


"Life is short, spread your wings and fly."

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly


Thankful for pretty blue skies and cool days for a walk. 


Me and my shadow.




I like this cloud right above a silo. 


"The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth." Chief Seattle


I am thankful for natures beauty!

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!

57 comments:

  1. Hello, Hope you are doing well.
    Beautiful pics.
    Greetings

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and a collage of your morning walk.
    Nice to see your shadow, the blue butterfly is really beautiful.
    I enjoyed this blog.
    Best regards, Irma

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  3. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! The sky and the flowers are so pretty, and so are the butterflies too.
    Happy Thursday!

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  4. I think you must have bought a book of quotes, Eileen!

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  5. ...wow, what a way to start my day! Thanks.

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  6. What a beautiful part of the country you live in! beautiful pictures and place. Walking is great exercise, too.

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  7. Que beleza de parque esse,Eillen e lá conseguiste mais e mais fotos lindas!Adorei! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

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  8. While your walk revealed many of Mother Nature's wonders, Eileen, my heart was refilled when I saw the log home. It resembles our old place in VA which was built in the 1860's...:)jp

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  9. A lovely array of photos! Happy memories.

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  10. Belas fotografias, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  11. The whole post is lovely... but those butterflies are absolutely stunning!
    Also because they do not live in my corner of the world...
    Enjoy your walks!

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  12. I'm thankful for you, for bringing me fotos of flutterbys.

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  13. No walk for me on this rainy day, so I'm borrowing yours!
    Thank you!

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  14. Beautiful walk, beautiful flowers. Love your shadow photo too!

    Your photo's always make me smile, Eileen!

    xoxo

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  15. That is just beautiful! Greenery feeds the soul, I think! I'm so glad you shared your photos and thoughts.

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  16. Looks like you had a beautiful day for a hike!

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  17. You've found some excellent modern day quotes.

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  18. All the photos are beautiful but the butterflies are just exquisite.

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  19. Pretty! Is that a dragonfly in the uppermost collage? Love that old tree - and a very cool log cabin. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello, Vera
      It look like the Blue Darter Dragonfly.. Thanks for the comment. Happy Thursday!

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  20. A beautiful walk through your blog today...ah. :)

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  21. We managed to do our walk before the rain began today. We need the rain but maybe not this much.

    I love the quotes you have included today.

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  22. Beautiful pics and great quotes.
    Love the butterflies. I don't know why, even if I can imagine the reason (pollution), here the butterflies are always less.

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  23. Beautiful, Eileen! Especially the butterflies!

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  24. The old tree is beautiful. Love the butterflies and the me and my shadow photo is grand.
    Have a lovely day!

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  25. Inhavecyetvto seeca buckeye butterfly....i think they are gorgeous! I wouldlove this place.

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  26. The butterflies are a particular welcome sight!

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  27. So lovely to experience your walk. Always love you and your shadow... additionally, when looking at your photos the little shadows that peek out from some are delightful as in the Buckeye Butterfly :D)
    Its great to see the cabin and the old tree - tangible reminders of days gone by. Cheers xx

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  28. Beautiful photos, and I love the Thoreau quote!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  29. Very pretty photos. I like the old cabin. Also, wonderful butterfly captures. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

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  30. I did that this morning, took a nice long walk early while most were just rolling out of bed. I like the early morning as long as I can do it my way. This looks like a really interesting place to visit!

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  31. Beautiful nature photography and great sky shots ~ We have a lot of beauty surrounding us ~ and lots to be grateful for ~ like your photography! Thanks, ^_^

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

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  32. Such beauty in all the photos. I loved them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love all of these nature photos and certainly that cabin! I wish that was on my farm :) Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have THE BEST holiday weekend.

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  34. Beautiful photos Eileen. The sky shots look especially peaceful.

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  35. I really like the Thoreau quote a lot. Have a wonderful Holiday weekend.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  36. So many beautiful photos.
    The first quote is one of my favorites because it is so true for me!!!

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  37. Another great outing with your camera. You have such an eye for capturing butterflies. I love the many quotes you put in this post as well.

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  38. Ich mag ihre Naturaufnahmen und das sinnige Zitat von Lady Bird Johnsen.
    ♥liche Grüße
    Lieselotte

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  39. Hi Eileen!

    Vilken vacker natur, som gjord för promenader och utflykter. Kul att se dina bilder på fjärilarna, okända för mig förstås men otroligt vackra.

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  40. Your collages look so good. Butterflies are cute and sky watch is wonderful!

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  41. And I must echo all the others when I say how beautiful your post is and I do love your butterflies!!! Wishing you a grand Labor Day weekend!

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  42. Such beautiful photos! Love the flowers especially.
    Have a great holiday weekend!
    Toni

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  43. The purple butterfly is absolutely stunning.. Nice pictures and mosaics.. Happy weekend

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  44. This is a fantastic post Eileen and I love reading the quotes you've chosen, as well as all these amazing photos. Thank you so much and have a great weekend :)

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  45. A beautiful post
    I like the butterflies a lot

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  46. Love the collage and the butterflies. Happy long weekend to you, Eileen!

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  47. Very nice shots. What a cool cabin and I like the butterflies. The second one is so shimmery.
    MB

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  48. Nice shots. Very cool cabin and wow a 300 yr old tree. Great. Love the butterflies and the second one is such a pretty shimmery color.
    MB

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  49. Nice blue sky,love the last one.

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  50. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures! Happy new week to you!

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  51. Hello Eileen
    I love the pictures of the butterflies!
    They can only see this kind of beautiful vliners in a tropical garden. They do not flatter in nature.
    Greetings, Helma

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