Monday, November 25, 2019

Our World, My World

Hello Happy Monday!

October 29th, these are some images from one of our walks on the local bike trail. I have always called it the NCR trail named after the Northern Central Railroad trail. The name was changed to Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. It is 20 miles long from Cockeysville Md to the Pennsylvania line. From there the trail continues into Pennsylvania and the name changes again to the York Country Heritage Rail Trail. 



My favorite section of the bike trail close to home, this is the Bentley Springs parking lot and the view of the trail. 



The land next to the bike trail is private, this is an old barn that is being taken over by the trees and plants. 



 The Bee Tree Preserve parking area is just across the bridge.




 Below the Downy Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  On the bottom right is a blurry photo of the Golden-crowned Kinglet. You can see the yellow-crown in the middle of the photo between the two red berries.



I believe these are the bittersweet berries. I read the American Bittersweet are vines that can kill trees and are hard to eradicate. The birds eat the berries but I read they are not a favorite berry for the birds. I think they are pretty berries, I like the yellow and red colors. 


 A female Downy Woodpecker, was busy pecking away at this tree.




 I liked the reflections and colors seen at this spot of the bike trail.




Hubby and I can do some brisk walking on this trail. It is mostly flat and an easy walk  you just need to avoid the bike riders. 



On the drive home, we passed two deer, one on the road and the other was in the field on the other side of the fence.  The deer were not shy and hung around, I wish they would stay away from the road.  






"Happiness is simple, when you keep it simple." Be Happy!

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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!

98 comments:

  1. Mosaico maravilhoso, lindas fotos! Valem pra bem iniciar uma semana! bjs, chica

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  2. For a bike trail there is an amazing lack of bikes! They can be a bit of a hazard on a trail in my experience, especially for birders who are not always paying close attention! To the bikes, that is.....

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    1. Thank you David! Our timing for our walks can be perfect, avoiding the bike riders. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Hello,

    Beautiful photos! The mosaic and reflections are so pretty.
    Have a nice day!

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  4. Beautiful bike trail and I would love to take those trail roads! Wonderful bird shots and pretty natural images

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  5. You have such amazing places to visit. Lovely. Have a great week!

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  6. Great scenes. My favourite is the barn behind the trees! Man made structure and nature blending together.

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  7. Hi! Your bird photos are very beautiful. I like your reflections photo very much. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you have nice days.

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    1. Thank you Minoru! Enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  8. The bike trail has so many great views and birds. Wonderful - Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Very colorful fall shots I enjoyed all! The rail to trail idea was a good thing! The deer here are now in their dark coats and the scuffle tracks on the ground say the rut is already on. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  10. I just asked my hubby if we do any brisk walking and we had a chuckle! We are sooooo slow but at least we don't miss much! haha! I love the rails to trails that are in so many states. They sure make for some beautiful hiking. Love the old barn and pretty things you've seen! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  11. ...a wonderful world surrounds you!

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  12. When we bought out farm I had a bittersweet plant that I wanted to plant near our deck, but after reading about the damage they can do to wooden structures I opted out of that dream. Love today's photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. What a lovely place, Eileen. I like your pic of the barn!

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  14. What is it about deer and the road??? We've almost hit THREE this month.

    I think the bittersweet looks so pretty. It's sad to hear that it is an invasive.

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  15. What a beautiful trail and nature
    there is much to see there

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  16. What a pretty walk...and you have critters even on a Monday! So sweet. Have a great week.

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  17. Surrounded by nature and its beauty.
    Beautiful photos, Eileen and have a wonderful day.

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  18. I like to walk in places like this!
    Pretty views of the birds and the berries. The deer are alwasys a treat to see...
    Have a great new week ahead!

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  19. love the view of the hidden building and all those beautiful bird food red berries. most of all love the wooded area and water in photo 8..

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    Lovely your photos. The landscapes are fabulous.
    Loved the fall tones.
    The woodpecker and the deer are beautiful.
    Hugs and good week.
    Ailime

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  21. Bikers should religiously look out for pedestrians, but you're right heads up. I love hiking with you in the best places

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  22. Thank you Eileen for visiting my post. I love seeing your critters through your photos - today especially the female Downy Woodpecker and the walking/bike trail, so much to enjoy.
    Joy

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  23. The old barn camouflages so naturally in the forest. It would make a great secret hideout.

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  24. You beautifully put this picture in the pictures.

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  25. What a beautiful trail, it looks very peaceful with the birds and deers for companionship.

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  26. What a beautiful walk! It's interesting the things you see when the leaves come off the trees.

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  27. Great photographs.
    It looks such a lovely area, and a nice place to walk.

    All the best Jan

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  28. You still have color!Oh, how I love that bittersweet!

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  29. Such a great walk and beautiful pictures to take along the way!!

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  30. You are fortunate to have abandoned railroads turned into bike trails. They certainly give birds a bit of habitat.

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  31. Such nice trails and I really like the photos with reflections you captured.

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  32. We have rail trails in BC, some many kilometres long. - Margy

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  33. Eileen, I so enjoyed these. I love the third from the bottom best of all, but I did enjoy each and every one.

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  34. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!! hope u have a great one. love your critters. have a happy time. ( :

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  35. Another lovely walk I wouldn't mind taking. Thanks for sharing, Eileen. I get nervous for deer when I see them crossing a road. Earlier this month a friend and I saw four deer running across a 2-lane highway.

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  36. As Robert Frost wrote in on of his poems, "The woods are lovely, dark and deep." And so beautiful. Spectacular photos. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  37. Eileen - lovely photos of your surroundings. There is something so attractive and nostalgic about a trail that winds along a fence. I love kinglets - so tiny! Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  38. What a gorgeous place to walk. being out in nature is wonderful and good for the heat and mind

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  39. What a beautiful trail. You're so lucky to have access to a wooded walking path so close to home. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  40. I wish the deer would stay away from the road too, it's still so sad to see one hit by a car, you'd think you'd get used to it by now. Funny, the cranes around here (now gone) hold up traffic and generally walk where they want when they want and not a one has gotten hit. Maybe the cranes and deer should have a talk. Love the photos, I feel as if I'm walking with you from my couch (my preferred way to exercise).

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  41. Beautiful montage of gorgeous photos ~ favorite are the deer ~ lovely place too!

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

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  42. Super place to walk. Nice and level is nice. Beautiful Bittersweet berries
    MB

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  43. Great post Eileen. I have enjoyed my 'walk' with you. The little Downy has always been a favorite of mine and any sighting of a deer is a real gift. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your week.

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  44. Those rail trails are such a good idea. This one looks lovely for a walk but it is annoying having to watch out for crazy cyclists . Lovely photos.

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  45. dear Eileen what a lovely walk within gorgeous trails :)

    beautifully captured too , fall has glorified the trails absorbingly ,loved the pretty birds and reflection ,yes is my favorite thing :)
    blessings!

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  46. And A Big Ol Happy Gobble Gobble To You As Well

    Cheers

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  47. what a beautiful old barn, they are always fun to find!! you are lucky to have so many nice paths to walk along, with a lot of nice birds to see!! i always enjoy seeing the deer too!!

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  48. Lovely pictures Eileen.. Have a nice thanksgiving... Cheers

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  49. Hello, Beautiful post and photos.
    Greetings.

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  50. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
    may all the blessings shower upon you and family always !amen!

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