Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!



 My moon photos were taken the morning of February 9th, this full moon is also called the Snow Moon. The full moon names were adapted from the Native Americans, they gave  names to each month's full moon. Some Native Americans called February's full the Hunger Moon or the Storm Moon.   February is known to be the snowiest month. I am not sure if that is true now. 

In the mosaics, I sharing the sky and clouds seen from our deck and the forest across from our driveway.


I am always thankful for a blue sky day, even with some clouds around. 





"When you come to know nature is when you become one with our living world. One life, One World, One Sky. " Sioux Quote


I've been watching the treetops across from our driveway, I am hoping to see the Herons return to their nest.  I can see the old Great Blue Herons nest from my kitchen window.


 I had to laugh watching the smaller Downy Woodpecker waiting patiently for a chance at the suet feeder. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker took his time.



Two woodpeckers, the Red-bellied at the top and just below a Downy woodpecker..




 I like this Apache prayer.

"May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life."





I am thankful for the small things, like being able to see the full moon during a clear sky. 

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!


68 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Oh my, so much to linger over in these images today!!! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, thanks so much for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    I also like to photograph the moon, and am also grateful of the days with the blue skies!
    I always say to myself " Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies"!
    Enjoy your day! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hello, Ella! That is a great saying, small things are the strength. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Show de luas, pássaro, céus!ADOREI! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  4. It always seems to me that a blue sky with clouds is far more interesting than a clear blue sky. In fact two pretty boring things to my mind are blue skies and green lawns. Cloud in the sky and shrubs and trees have it every time for my money.

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    1. Hello David, you so right on about the clouds making the sky more interesting. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Some of my favourite photos are taken looking up through the trees. Love these!

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    1. Hello Marie, Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  6. Fabulous snow moon, I love it. Also, the Red-Bellied Woodpecker is so beautiful Eileen.

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    1. Bob, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  7. The red-headed woodpecker, is that a Carolina woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)?
    The full moon has been hit well!

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    1. Hello Heidi, the name of the woodpecker is Red-bellied Woodpecker, the lower is the Downy woodpecker. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a happy day!

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  8. Love those little birds, and blue skies...even with clouds!

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    1. Hello Barbara, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  9. that prayer is beautiful. a blessing is what it is. like a Irish blessing but Apache. your tress are so beautiful, I would love to see that view out my windows. that snow moon was so bright, I thought we went to bed and left the flood lights on in the back yard. got up to go to bathroom during the night and through the closed blinds could see brilliant light. when we got up at 4 am we could see grains of sand by moon light on bottom of the pool

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    1. Hello Sandra, the prayer reminded me of the Irish blessings too. Thanks for the comment. I hope your day is great!

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  10. Hello Eileen,

    Your moon photos are so beautiful. I love the blue sky with white clouds.
    I wish you a nice day!

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    1. Hello Marit, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  11. ...thanks for sharing the moon with me, I seem to have slept through all of that!

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    1. Tom, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Love the sky shots and inspirations. Happy Day

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    1. Hello Gayle, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  13. Moon, blue skies and a lovely prayer, that shows such insight into our every day.

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    1. Hello Jean, thank you for the comment ! Enjoy your day!

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  14. I am so touched and grateful to read your native quotes. Especially the last one which I would like on a poster to read daily. We have so few birds here in our area of CO. I miss all the birds we hosted in MD. The moon shots are gorgeous!
    LeeAnna

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    1. Hello LeeAnna,
      Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day!

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  15. What glorious photos of our world.
    There is so much to be thankful for and you certainly captured some of it.

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  16. Beautiful sky shots. I have been getting both of those woodpeckers at my feeders lately. Thanks for linking up today.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Michelle! Enjoy your day!

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  17. Your moon shots are great, Eileen! The Downy Woodpeckers have been the old standbys at the feeders here this winter.

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  18. Very nice, I've heard of snow moon before and you took some good photos of it. Love that woodpecker

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  19. Wonderful moon shots, and I like the quotes. So funny about the different moon names. No matter what they call it, you've captured it beautifully!

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  20. Great shots of the moon and the Trees! It is always a great motif such beautiful trees in front of the sky!
    Have a nice weekend and feel good!

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  21. Beautiful selection of photographs and good words in the Apache prayer, thanks for sharing that.

    Happy Thursday Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Beautiful moon shots and bird pics, Eileen!

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  23. That is a wonderful prayer and your sky shots are beautiful. Moon fabulous!!

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  24. The patient downy is so cute...love the moon shots. And the prayer is very nice..

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  25. I love your moon shots. Like you, I am always so thankful for blue skies.

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  26. your photos of the skies and moon are exceptional

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  27. Nice blue skies,have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. What wonderful moon shots those are. Those woodpeckers are pretty cool.

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  29. Wow Eileen! Fantastic sky and moon shots. When I was much younger, February was definitely the coldest month of the year though these days anything can happen.

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  30. Hello Eileen,
    That nice to see the moon. Good shots have you made of it.
    Nice shots of the sky with the silhouettes of the trees.
    The woodpeckers are so fantastic.

    Have a nice day!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  31. What happened to your profile photo? I miss seeing you! Anyway, my favorites today are the patient woodpecker and the native American quotes.

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  32. You got nice detailed images on moon and I really enjoyed your shoot on woodpeckers and we human must learn about patience from these birds. Nice sky watch through woods.

    Happy Weekend

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  33. I always love your moon shots.
    The photo of the two woodpeckers at the feeder is wondeful.
    I always love your sense of thankfulness.

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    Thanks for sharing the Natives' wisdom. Sometimes when I walk the pathways in the Finnish forests I believe I am one with Nature too.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Luisella, the Native Americans were very wise. I find a walk in the forest to be very relaxing and peaceful. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  35. love the moon and woodpeckers.... great shots

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  36. Splendid moon shots -- and that woodpecker is to die for!

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    1. Hi Jeanie, thank you for the nice comment. enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  37. Nature is such a treasure and you capture it all so well ~ love the tiny woodpecker waiting to eat ~

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

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  38. Gorgeous moon shots. I have not ever had much luck at those, but I do make a point of going outside to view. Thanks so much for stopping by today. xo

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  39. I've always loved your moon photos, Eileen! You do a greta job capturing its beauty.

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  40. the skies have been gorgeous lately...almost every time i walk out the door, i have been turning my camera to the sky!!

    your captures of the moon are outstanding, i have always wondered where those names came from!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      We are expecting to have a nice weather weekend.
      Should be some pretty skies.
      Have a great day!

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  41. Good for you! We're so frozen, I just can't!!!

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  42. Adorei a oração apache, que já publiquei até, no ano passado no meu blogue...
    Absolutamente incrível, a visão que se tem da sua garagem, Eileen! :-)) Uma floresta fascinante, logo ali, bem em frente! Uma verdadeira maravilha!...
    Incrível essa espécie de pica-pau, de cores tão vivas!...
    E as imagens da lua... estão absolutamente incríveis, com uma nitidez fabulosa!...
    Como sempre, saio daqui encantada, Eileen! Beijinhos!
    Ana

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