Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Hello & Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Wishing everyone a 💕 Happy Valentine's Day 💕 !  





I hope everyone has reasons to be grateful and thankful, I am always thankful for the little things. One of the little things is to hear the Cardinal singing outside my window.  He is a happy bird to be singing so often and so loudly. Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.  

The male and some what hidden female Cardinal.  These two are daily visitors to my feeders.  





"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."   Claude Monet  

 Sunrise seen from my kitchen window. 


 A raptor seen in the woods across from our driveway, it was a big hawk. I am guessing a Red-Shouldered Hawk? 


It was a cloudy day, as you can see the sky behind the  hawk.  I think I am getting used to cloudy skies lately. 




I am thankful for our local libraries and to be able to download library ebooks from the app called OverDrive. 

My most recent books I have read are:
The Whisper Man by Alex North
A Share in Death ( 1st in the Duncan Kincaid series) by Deborah Crombie
The Mummy Case (3rd in the Amelia Peabody series) by Elizabeth Peters.
I am now starting The Grave Talent (1st in Kate Martinelli series) by Laurie R. King.





If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere..I am thankful for the beauty of nature!
I am thankful for my hubby, he is my 💕 Valentine. 

I am always thankful for your visit and comments.
Live simple and be happy!  😊




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!

92 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    What a prett raptor - not familiar with Red-shouldered Hawk, but images elsewhere suggest your ID to be correct. And is a Cardinal to be beaten for giving 'eye candy'??? YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, The Cardinals are pretty eye candy. Thank you for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    The Hawk is very beautiful! I wish I could see it in nature. Very nice photos.
    Enjoy your day, and Happy Valentine!

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    1. Hello Marit, thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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  3. Lindas fotos e desejo ótimo e bem feliz dia dos namorados! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Hello, thank you for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  5. We were just talking yesterday about cardinals starting to sing as we looked at a very handsome male in the backyard. They usually strike up their chorus around the end of February or early March so we don't have long to wait now. This year is marching on!

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    1. Hello David, thank you for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  6. Your hawk photos are neat -- I love when they swivel their heads so far that you think they are turning their back.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  7. That's a beautiful photo of the cardinals. Id have overlooked the female had you not mentioned her.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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  8. I have yet to see a cardinal. Sigh!

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    1. Hello Marie, I wish I could send you a Cardinal. I have a few here! Thank you for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  9. Preciosa vista desde tu cocina. El Cardenal es bellísimo.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau decía...Hay un libro abierto siempre para todos los ojos La naturaleza. Graciaspor compartir tu amanece.
    Te deseo un buen jueves.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Hello Laura, thank you for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  10. Love that one red bird! A sign of hope.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Sandi! Wishing you a happy day!

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  11. The Red-shouldered Hawk is beautiful Eileen, it is so magnificent.

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  12. What a gorgeous hawk! And it's nice to be thankful for even the small things in life. I love seeing what you are reading on goodreads. The Mummy is SO good! I read a bunch of that series in a row until I was about burned out but it is GOOD! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello, Diane
      I have read 3 by Peters, I can see getting burned out reading all the series. I like keeping track of what I read on Goodreads, I often find new books from you too. Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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  13. Beautiful birds! Could that be a Cooper's hawk? Have a lovely V-day tomorrow and thank you for stopping by~

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    1. Hello, thanks Nancy! It looked too big to be a Cooper's Hawk! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  14. Great bird photos. Hawk is not interested in your seeing him apparently. I've enjoyed Laurie R King's series of Sherlock's wife (kind of spoof of all mysteries but well done). Will have to check out this other series of hers.

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    1. Hello Barbara, I just found King's books and I have the Sherlock on hold at the library. Thanks for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  15. Simple Yet Stunning Photos - Well Done

    Cheers

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  16. i see the mrs., that pop of orange, hiding among the branches!! it is really hawk season, i have several around here, trying to get my song birds!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I think my female cardinals are a little more shy than the males. I can usually tell when a hawk is around, the birds disappear. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  17. ...a cardinal is always a wonderful sight and even nicer for Valentione's Day. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks Tom! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  18. Fabulous shots. Love that cardinal.

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    1. Hello, thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  19. I am impressed you know what kind of hawk that is, I still don't know my hawks from my falcons (I feel we may have talked about his before). There are so many raptors of some kind on top of the street lights on highways, do you see that too?
    Lovely sunrise. I'm still grateful the Polar Vortex didn't come back and the Brewers have reported for spring training. I feel spring in the air even though my weather app said 8˚ this morning.

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    1. Hello Jeanna, I just guessed at this hawk's id. I could be wrong. I think we also will be having those colder temps tomorrow and on the weekend. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  20. Spectacular captures of the amazing birds and that sunrise is simply gorgeous.
    I'm thankful too.

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  21. Cardinals are always a thrill to see!

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    1. Yes, I do love seeing the Cardinals. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  22. You can read my book free with Amazon Prime: "Aloha Where You Like Go?" by Cloudia Charters <3
    I love you post. E

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    1. Hello Cloudia, I do think I already have the book. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  23. These are beautiful photos again! The view from your kitchen is fantastic; just like this wonderful bird, a beautiful animal!
    I wish you a happy Valentine's Day, best wishes, Merle

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    1. Hello Merle, thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  24. Such a beautiful Cardinal!!! Happy Valentines Day to you!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Beautiful photos from the fiery sky to the birds

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  26. Happy Valentine's Day to you ~ love the photo of the cardinal with his beautiful red feathers and that hawk is amazing ~

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

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    1. Thank you Carol! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. If we only take the time to slow down and see, there is beauty everywhere in the world around us. I am very thankful to have found your blog :)

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  28. Love seeing the Cardinal. I saw many together last weekend while driving. A native for me and a beauty, I think. Thank you for linking up and have a GREAT weekend!

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    1. Hello Michelle, the Cardinal is a beauty! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Cardinals are a beautiful color.

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  30. I lost my train of thought. I think the diner bell rang. I can't remember if I commented! I do love your birding ventures.

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  31. Happy Valentine's Day Eileen, and thank you for another wonderful post :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Beautiful Cardinal and beautiful Hawk! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. That female IS discreet, isn't she? I love them!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  34. The hawk is magnificent. I see so many here in Oklahoma perched on branches looking for lunch. They are beautiful. Cardinals are so beautiful and very hard to photograph (for me). They are very cautious in the wild so one has be patient and ready.

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    1. Hello Yogi, yes the hawks are always on the lookout for lunch. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  35. Happy Valentine's Day, Eileen! I love your cardinal photo--i don't see them here in Colorado and miss them

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    1. Happy Valentine's Day Pat! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Margaret, Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  37. What a beautiful post, those birds are really beautiful.
    by the way, we read a lot but I have seen that we do not follow, do we fix it?

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  38. Hello Eileen,
    have a wonderful Valenines Day you too!
    Lovely view of the sunrise...and the red Cardinal bird is a good company outside.
    Happy weekend ahead too!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Great photos of the Hawk!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Lea!
      Happy Valentine's Day!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  40. I'm not liking all the cloudy days. Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy. I like your hawk/cardinal images
    And the pink sunrise from your window.

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  41. Wonderful pictures - especially love the Hawk!

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  42. Wonderful captures of the hawk. He does look like a big one! I wonder if I can get ebooks from my local library? I'll have to check into that. Happy Valentine's Day and happy weekend!

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  43. I almost think your hawk is a Juvie Light morph broad wing? Could be? check this link
    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Broad-winged_Hawk/media-browser/71534371
    Great photos good for comparison. I hope you had a great valentines day I spent mine checking out some of my favorite bird spots, and doing a Backyard bird count also. Have a great weekend.

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  44. The pink sky behind the lacy trees is wonderful! Nice to have Mr and Mrs Cardinal as regular visitors!

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  45. I love the cardinal's bright red, and you got great photos of them. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  46. We don't normally celebrate Valentines day, we look after each other throughout the year, bet you get some lovely skies from your window.

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  47. Have a beautiful Valentines Day! Happy weekend!

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  48. Just love the colour of the cardinal …
    Hope you had a happy valentine's day.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  49. Um post adorável, para assinalar o Dia dos Namorados... e que espero tenha sido passado por aí, em clima de grande alegria, felicidade e cumplicidade!
    Tem uma vista incrível da sua janela da cozinha, Eileen! Que lhe oferece um inspirador começar de dia!... Linda a foto!!!
    A foto com o passarinho vermelho, também está fantástica!!! E adorei ver as imagens dos falcões que nos oferecem tanto detalhes!
    Belíssima partilha, como sempre, Eileen! Beijinhos! Feliz semana!
    Ana

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