Thursday, December 5, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thankful Thursday! 

A November sunset seen from my deck.  

Don't focus on things that steal your joy, count the many reasons you have to be happy!    😊




 After a rainy day, hubby and I  were off for a walk on the local fire road when we saw  the sun dog. The skywatch and contrail was seen from my yard and deck.



I love watching the Blue Jays in my yard, even though they are bullies toward the other birds. It is said even though the Blue Jays act like a bully, they are like an alarm announcing loudly that there is a predator nearby. The Blue Jays are naturally raucous birds, they are smart and learn quickly.


A sun dog are colorful patches appearing in a partly cloudy sky on each side of the sun.  Some times they are seen as a ring or halo around the sun.



"The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go."  😊





I am thankful for the small things, like seeing a Blue Jay, a Sun Dog and pretty sunset. Live simple and be happy!  😊

I am thankful for all your visits and comments.  

I am cutting back on sending reply emails, unless someone has a specific question. Thanks Always!




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!

70 comments:

  1. Maravilhoso por do sol visto do teu deck. Linda todas fotos! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

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    1. Thank you, Chica! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  2. ...this is a BIG WOW post!!!

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    1. Thank you Tom, Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  3. Hello,

    Beautiful photos! The sky is so pretty, and so are the Blue Jays. They are my favoritebirds.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  4. ... and I am happy and grateful for all the beautiful photos that you publish!
    Have a nice day, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Ella! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  5. I have never viewed Blue Jays as bullies. That is purely a human interpretation of avian behaviour. Each species survives in the way it is generically predisposed to do and this is all that Blue Jays are doing. They visit my yard every day and are very welcome.

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    1. Thanks David. I do enjoy seeing the Blue Jays in my yard, I can usually hear them before they arrive. I love seeing all the birds. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Francisco! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  7. What a fantastic sky!
    Happy Thursday and happy rest of week to you, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  8. You're right, we should think on the things we can be thankful for. I'd never heard of a sun dog so that's cool.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  9. I find the jays are intimidated by the woodpeckers.
    Great skies.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    This is great. So nice these pictures and wonderful with the pink colored sky.
    And what a good shot of that wonderful bird.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  11. Beautiful post! The glories of nature!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, the jays are beautiful! Thank you Dee! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  13. What beautiful pictures. I think sunsets are so much more vibrant at this time of year. I have never heard the term Sun Dog before - thanks for the explanation.

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    1. Thank you Vera! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  14. WoW , Stunning Photos!! You Are So Right, It Is The Small Things.

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Pat! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  16. J' Adore these wonderful shots AND your wise WISE advice! It's settled: you are my guru <3

    "Don't focus on things that steal your joy, count the many reasons you have to be happy! "

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  17. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The sun dog is a beauty.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  18. What a beautiful sunset!
    Love the photo of the blue jay!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  19. I love your pinkish skies and your sun dog and the blue jays. I love blue jays and their attitude. Speaking of attitude I love yours as well. An attitude of gratitude and thanks is huge for our satisfaction and souls. Also, your admonition to live simply. Simply is better for a bunch of reasons.

    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you, Yogi! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  20. You always share such pretty captures - today's skies are lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  21. What fun to capture the changes of nature from your deck.
    The quote is a perfect reminder that you can choose your
    Happiness.

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  22. Beautiful shots and yes, a change in perspective can change many things! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  23. It really feels special to see a sun dog! They are so unexpected and beautiful...in the middle of the day! Love your sky photos! Enjoy your evening!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  24. Beautiful photos and thoughts Eileen. It's been so long since I've seen a Sun Dog and I'd forgotten about them. I love the blue jays you share with us. I've always loved them (and red cardinals and woodpeckers) though I don't think I've ever actually seen one live. Maybe once I did but it was long ago. Enjoy your upcoming weekend my friend. Hugs. xx

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    1. Thank you, Penny! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  25. Beautiful skies and Sun Dog, Eileen! I've seen Sun Dogs here occasionally and they are always joy to witness.

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  26. I'm more and more thankful for the small things. That's a pretty photo of that bluejay. Happy to learn about sun dogs.

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  29. Great photos, especially the sunset ones!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  30. These are all so beautiful. And what you say is so true.

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  31. Everything you share today is beautiful in its own way.

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  32. Gorgeous sunset and the leafless trees give a wonderful contrast to the pinkish sky! Beautiful collage of skies and the blue jays looks pretty smart.

    Have a nice weekend

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  33. Awesome sky shots and lovely rainbow too ~ and, of course, love your 'feathered friends' photos ^_^

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

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  34. stunning pictures today eileen!! i like blue jays...i like the fact that they alert the little birds to predators!! the sun dog is really pretty, i thought i saw one once, it didn't have any color, it was just a ring around the sun. i like your quotes today, happy and positive!! i am ao happy to be home and back to my routine...but we had a really fun time!!!

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  35. What GORGEOUS skies! And I love your blue jay. They're one of my favorite birds!

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  36. Wow, that November sunset is amazing … hope you get some good ones in December too!

    All the best Jan

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  37. Hello Eileen
    you are right when you say you have your reason to be happy.
    I can't quite do that yet, but it will come again.
    So now I enjoyed your photos of a beautiful sky. Those kleruen make me happy :-))))) I love lilac, pink and purple so that is really great. You also have your birds looking great again.
    Greetings, Helma

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  38. Eileen,. vim avisar que acabam de entrar teus céus por lá! Podes ver:
    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2020/06/ceus-da-eileen-elvira-e-ane.html

    Obrigadão! beijos, chica

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  39. glorious skys. Indeed we have much to be thankful for in these worrying times.

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