Monday, August 12, 2019

NCR Bike trail


Happy Monday!

I am sharing various photos from our walks on the NCR trail. Also known as Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail or the North Central Rail trail. We can drive to various parking lots for different sections of the trail. The trail is a total of 20 miles from Hunt Valley Md to the Pennsylvania Line.

The mosaic below is using photos taken while walking on the NCR trail in the Parkton area of the Gunpowder State Park. 



These perfectly round webs remind me of CD's or DVD's. 





I am not sure of this plant's id? Edit, thanks to Marit for the id, the plant id is Phlox paniculata.





"Today I choose: calm over chaos, serenity over stress, peace over perfection, grace over grit, faith over fear." Mary Davis



The Gunpowder River


The Cardinal Flowers were seen in a boggy area next to the trail. 


These photos are from another day and walk on a different section of the trail called Monkton.

There is a nature center with restrooms, nearby is a store with ice cream and other treats. They also rent tubes for floating down the Gunpowder River. 





For Tom's Sign linky party, my photo of various signs around the visitor center and the beginning of the bike trail. 



This was our turn around point on the trail, pretty view of a farm and house on the hill. Photo included for Cath's Country Scapes. 





A view looking at the trail ahead of us. We walked around 3 miles round trip on this day. The Monkton parking lot to the next road called Blue Mount Rd. 



The Scarlet Tanager is a common bird seen in our area in the summer months. 


"Kindness changes the world, one heart at a time. " Mary Davis


Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there. 

Thanks to Cath the host of Country Scapes

Thanks to Tom the host of Signs

Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


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

60 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful mosaic! The plant is a Phlox paniculata. I have many different in my garden and they bloom right now.
    Happy Monday, and have a nice new week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marit! I was going to guessing it was a Phlox> Enjoy your day!

      Delete
  2. Great set of photograph of plants, bird and rushing water and I also say AMEN to that quote Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello Eileen
    Beautiful series of photos and collage of your walks.
    Perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

    ReplyDelete
  4. The unknown pink plant, is it a Nicotiana? Love that water, and they cater for so many things, no wonder it is so popular.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hari OM
    I always feel refreshed and relaxed after a ramble with you Eileen!!! YAM xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those spider webs do look like CDs. Do you know which species makes them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. David, I did not get too close to web to see the spider. I am sure one was there. Thanks for the comment.

      Delete
  7. The park and the river have an interesting name. Beautiful there too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You live in a beautiful area. I love the Scarlet Tanager and Cardinal Flower.
    Have a lovely day!

    ReplyDelete
  9. ...NCR reminds me of the National Cash Register Company! A lovely trail to explore.

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are good quotes. Kind actions are, indeed, an antidote to the cruelty and indifference in this world.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What lovely peaceful photos, and quotes! Thanks for commenting so often on my posts. I like feeling connected to other bloggers, through the ethernet!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The webs are so interesting!
    Your trails are superb. Thankfully our mosquitoes are calming down, although I had a blackfly bite gardening. sigh. Have a great week.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes, indeed - those webs do look like cd's!

    You have amazing ability for photography, Eileen!

    Have a blessed day.

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those webs are amazing, Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh my ---- who knew spiders could weave CDs!!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Eileen!

    Du bor i en vacker natur, full av liv och alltid något nytt att upptäcka. Gillar man att fotografera måste det vara en spännande omgivning.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I said out loud Oh Gosh! when I saw that red tanager. WOW! is he gorgeous! I love those webs and this is my first ever viewing on any like them. they do look like CD's.... that slate rock on the mountain trail, the pic just above the tanager is amazing. I love the name Gunpowder Creek...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful & so green! Happy MM Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  19. We should thank Mother every day for the beauty she blesses us with. huh

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice shot of the Scarlet Tanager! those webs are interesting too. We have some *Rails to Trails* near us - they are really nice places to walk or ride a bike.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You walk in beautiful and relaxing places. Love the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful Eileen. Today my favorite is the refreshing brook ... cool, and refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely place to wander...
    I agree with your quote.
    Have a great new week!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks to be great trails with lots of awesome things to see Im fond of the Cardinal Flower and the Scarlet Tanager also!! Phlox is a wonderful flower to see! The DVD web is fascinating!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love that Scarlet Tanager...would love to see one with that much color! I like those little round spider webs too! Wish I was there hiking...it would surely be cooler than here! lol Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sure is a fabulous place to walk around.
    Those webs DO look like CD's.

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a beautiful trail. The webs look incredible and do resemble cds.
    Have a wonderful day and great new week.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I have never seen cobwebs like that before. How fascinating! Have a wonderful week.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful images Eileen, I love about the CD.........................

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would love to walk along those trails. Beautiful and peaceful. Lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Amazing place. Great pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Eileen - what fascinating spider webs! Occasionally we can spot a Western Tanager here, but you really have to work at it, so I am glad your tanager is more common. Love the first Mary Davis quote!! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Eileen.. Beautiful pictures and mosaics .. Happy week

    ReplyDelete
  34. I was convinced those webs were CDs. Great walk.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Brilliant photos and the mosaics and what a sweet bird shot to end them. Loved the quotes from Mary Davis and want to thank you for sharing not only your photos but those great quotes also. Have a great day and what is left of the week Eileen :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thank you, Eileen, for sharing such beautiful and calming images!

    ReplyDelete
  37. We are very big fans of rail trails in this family -- I'm sure Rick would be riding!

    ReplyDelete
  38. another pretty spot eileen, the tanger is gorgeous!! those spider webs are so cool, i have never seen ones like that!!

    that's a great quote from mary davis!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your river view is my favourite of the set.

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is such a beautiful area...but my favorite is the spiderwebs. I so love them.

    ReplyDelete
  41. You truly do find the best nature place and have such wonderful photo results!

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

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love the beautiful mosaic. I thought those were CDs! Fabulous photos, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  43. ...thanks Eileen for joining in this week, it's great to have you. Enjoy your day.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I thought those spiderwebs were cd's :D and I love that little scarlet bird....thank you so much for linking up with Cath@Home for CountryScapes Eileen....your support is much appreciated...have a great week

    ReplyDelete
  45. Lovely pictures. Beautiful in fact. Got to love God's creatures. Wish I could figure out a way to get your posts. I miss getting them.
    Thanks,
    Crystal

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, it is nice to see you visit and comment whenever you can! Thanks and enjoy your day!

      Delete
  46. Beautiful photos on your mosaics Eileen. The photo of the Gunpowder river is excellent. Are those round webs made by spiders? Very unusual, never seen them round.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sami, I the they are the Orb spider webs. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

      Delete
  47. Is that a Scarlet Tanager in the tree. You take beautiful pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Bezaubern schöne Naturaufnahmen.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland
    Lieselotte

    ReplyDelete
  49. A beautiful looking trail. Lovely photographs, beautiful mosaics.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  50. looks like another beautiful walk, the scarlet tanager is such a pretty colour!

    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!  There are many parks to visit right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, on Nov 4th we visited the Mt Mitchell State Par...