Thursday, November 21, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday


 Happy Thankful Thursday!

I wanted to share some photos from a hike and a park we visited back on October 28th.  Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountins in Thurmont Maryland. The park has a man-made lake and is named after the Cunningham Falls, the largest cascading falls in Maryland.  

It was a pretty blue sky day, a lovely Autumn day for a hike.  Below is the man-made lake in the William Houck area of the state park. 



 Near the lake, I watched this flock of Cedar Waxwings finding some berries to eat. Other birds seen and not photographed are the Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Titmouse, Chickadees, various woodpeckers and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


 At the parking lot for the waterfall hike,  you can see a peak of the lake.


 A sunburst and some pretty fall colors. 


 I am pretty sure, below is the Golden-crowned Kinglet. It has a small bill and they have a black and white striped face. Their pretty colorful crown shows when they are excited.


I wish we had more rain , the waterfalls was not gushing. But, it looked pretty with some fall colors around.


 The boardwalk trail to and from the waterfall. The sun shining on the trees and the leaf colors were beautiful.


 "Happiness is something that you bring to life."

 Me and my shadow. 


 Walking back to our car, we saw more pretty fall colors.  Beautiful trees!


  "Whatever you decide to do , make sure it makes you happy."


I am thankful for the small things, like the sun shining through the trees, blue skies and lovely weather for walking. 

I 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!

82 comments:

  1. Beautiful fall photos …
    I love the blue sky!
    Wishing you a very Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  2. Show de fotos,adorei ver ! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  3. Hello, Hope you are doing fine.
    Beautiful post. Amazing place.
    Thanks for all photos.

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  4. Weather patterns are really starting to reveal how the climate is changing, lack of rain where you are and flooding elsewhere, fires burning across the globe....scary stuff.

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    1. Indeed, it is scary! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  5. ...ah, to be out in nature, something to be thankful for.

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    1. Yes, always thankful for nature! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  7. The lake is beautiful, and I loved the Cedar Waxwing photo. We see them occasionally at our birdbath.

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    1. Thank you, I wish the Waxwings would visit my yard. Enjoy your day!

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  8. It really looks pretty with the colors of Fall! Love the sweet birds you saw too. I hope I can get out for a hike this afternoon! I NEED to! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  9. What a pretty park...enjoyed seeing the waxwing and the kinglet too! MD is a beautiful state!

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    1. Thank you Sondra, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  10. A word of thanks for you as you share these beautiful photos...and for visiting and commenting on my blogs! I hope your weekend will be fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  11. What wonderful nature there, dear Eileen. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading. Fascinating captures!

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  12. I like your shadow shots, Eileen. Glad that you saw some birds there. I saw a Great Blue Heron flying in the city yesterday and was surprised he hadn't gone south already.

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    1. Thank you Pat, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  13. me and my shadow has become a really nice tradition, i always look for it in your posts!! it looks like a really beautiful day and proved to be a nice day for bird watching. i really like the waxwings and have only seen them once in my yard...i have so many berries, i wish they would come!!! the waterfall is pretty, the bridge too!!! have a lovely day, it is suppose to be nice!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! We do have fun taking the shadow shots. Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  14. The man made lake, it is beautiful. And, Cedar Waxwings, Golden-crowned Kinglet, are handsome Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  15. Today I am thankful for Nyquil, my puffer, and throat lozenges!!! :-)

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    1. I hope you are feeling better! Thank you, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  16. Lovely pictures from a beautiful place

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  17. What a blue, blue sky! This looks like a lovely place and it looks like you picked a perfect day to walk there.

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    1. Thank you Vera, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  18. What a blue sky and awesome nature photos!

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

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    1. Thank you Carol, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  19. The boardwalk photo is amazing, sunlight and shadows, and as always, the birds with their names, so many we do not have down here, Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Jean, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  20. Nature is so pretty and we all can enjoy it. Thanks for sharing, Eileen and have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you Bill, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  21. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful autumn photos!
    The clear blue sky is very pretty. Here we have more than enough water and rain. I can send you some :)

    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you Marit, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  22. Great fall conditions. It looks very warm.

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    1. Thank you Red! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  23. This is so beautiful, Eileen. And I do love the Cedar Waxwings. They're so lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  24. Gorgeous photos and of course I love seeing the birds!

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    1. Thank you Lois, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  25. The last of the set is my favourite.

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  26. You know, sunny, warm fall days are great for adventures such as yours. The woods are opened up, the light is wonderful, the birds and animals are active and it is pretty near perfect. Great refreshing post. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Yogi, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  27. Ahhh...perfect images for fall. We are do gray, gray, and gray here in KY. The leaves are gone and so is the sunshine! lol Thanks for linking up today, Eileen. Have the BEST weekend!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  28. That water looks so calm and serene...I would love to be sitting beside it. Just to see what I could see.

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    1. Thank you Rose, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  29. Oh that first picture is a beauty. What a beautiful walk you had. Lots of leaves still on the trees down there. All of them are gone up this way now.

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    1. Thank you Karen, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  30. Beautiful fall colors and photos! Good for you for getting out and walking/hiking about!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  31. Pretty Autumn colors! I have not heard of this mountain range before. A whole new area to explore!

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    1. Hi Anni, the area and mountain top is well known for being the location of Camp David. The local restaurants used to display photos of past presidents and visitors to Camp David. Thank you, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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    1. I appreciate your visit! Thank you, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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    1. Thank you Thomas, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  34. I love the fall colors and the waterfall. Also, perfectly blue sky in the first shot. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. Absolutely stunning, it is always such a joy to look at your photos! Have a lovely weekend ☺

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  36. Thank you for you visit! I always appreciate your kind words! As always you post is wonderful! Have a grand weekend!

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  37. Looks like a perfect day to be outdoors, some nice colours going on there.

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  38. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  39. Beautiful place for a hike. I've seen a lot of birds on our RV trip, but my phone camera just isn't good enough to get quick and clear shots. - Margy

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  40. Hello Eileen
    You certainly had a beautiful and clear blue sky on your walk :-) Birds, water and beautiful nature. The colors are really impressive. This was a beautiful walk Eileen :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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