Monday, February 17, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone is having  a happy long weekend, today is Presidents Day a holiday for most Americans. Also, it is the last day of the GBBC, the Great Backyard Bird Count. 
 
I have been trying to get outside for a walk, even with the cold weather. On this day hubby and I took walk on the NCR bike trail. It seemed like we were not the only people wanting to be outside this day. 
 

  Some bike riders passed us on the trail.


White water along the rocky section of the river. Every once in awhile we could hear the Kingfisher's rattle.  There were not many others birds around, I think I heard some Titmouse and Chickadees.


 Me and my shadow on a bridge over the river.




 Gnome land is a private garden at a home that borders the NCR bike trail. In the spring and summer there are flowers in this garden with the gnomes.




"Every child is a different kind of flower and altogether make this world a beautiful garden." unknown




 It was a pretty sky day, if only it was just a bit warmer, I did ok and kept warm with a brisk walk.





"Follow your dreams, they know the way."

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Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

132 comments:

  1. Que maravilha, estes percursos, que oferecem um contacto tão directo com a Natureza!
    Fiquei encantada, com o jardim dos gnomos! :-))
    Adorei as fotos, Eileen! Votos de um óptimo feriado, para si e todos os seus!
    Beijinhos! Feliz semana!
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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  2. That gnome garden is very special and I also love the quote!
    Happy Presidents Day! I know that some of you are not so happy with your president, but he was chosen democratically, right?
    Have a nice day and a great week! 🤗

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    1. Hello, Ella! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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  3. Tudo tão lindo! Adorei os anõezinhos bem alinhados todos enfeitando o lugar! beijos, linda semana! chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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  5. Haha … there are so many gnomes on the hill. This is what happens when you start collecting a theme and it never ends.

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    1. LOL, they do have a big collection of gnomes. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures of this wonderful place.
    Very nice with the streaming water.
    Funny shot with your shadow on that bridge, very nice!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  7. Adoro a sua fotografia com o seu reflexo.
    Interessantíssima.
    Fora do comum.
    E obrigada pela descrição de cada fotografia.
    Sorrisos de aplausos.
    Megy Maia.

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    1. Thank you Megy Maia! Have a great day and happy new week!

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  8. The day here is too hot for walking or hiking but it is cool enough for early morning walk. I like the gnome garden.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  9. No green yet in sight - but soon! Happy MM Eileen.

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    1. Hello, I will be happy to see the green! Thank you for the comment ! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  10. Great winter photos! Last Saturday,hubby and I went out for the day.It was sunny but very cold.It was a nice break from being in the house! Have a great week!

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    1. It does feel good to get out for the fresh air. Thank you for the comment ! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  11. We also looked for birds for backyard birding weekend, though we didn’t see anything unusual — mallards, canada flying rats, robins, starlings. and so on. Our winter landscapes are also pretty bare.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  12. Hari OM
    I love your shadow shot today - you sure do make the most of the winter landscape! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, Thank you for the comment ! I do have fun taking the shadow shots. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  13. The gnome garden could be called Gnome Dome! I bet it is cute when all the flowers are out...before I read your explanation, I was figuring it was something fun people did...maybe geo-caching.

    That is a great Me & My Shadow shot.

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    1. Hello Rose, Gnome Dome is a good description. These homeowners love the gnomes. Thank you for the comment! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  14. Hello Eileen,
    It looks like a wonderful place to walk. The gnomes looks funny.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit, the gnomes are funny, some are holding signs with different messages. These homeowners love their gnomes. Thank you for the comment ! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  15. Beautiful pathway, for bikers or walkers. The gnome hill is unique...a kind of condo for gnomes. :)
    Have a nice new week with many walks!

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  16. Lovely walking in sunshine and by the river! Gnomes were a hoot, and I'm glad they've fenced them off, or they would have walked off probably. Have a great new week, Eileen! -Barb

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    1. Hello, I do enjoy the gnomes, each year they add more. Thanks for the comment, have a great day!

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  17. Doesn't matter how cold it gets I can dress up and stay warm. It is oppressive heat, especially accompanied by high humidity that gets to me, and you can't escape it. Friends of mine used to live in Boca Raton, FL and they said that at least in the months June, July and August, and sometimes extended either side of it, they went from an air-condition house, to an air-conditioned car, to an air-conditioned office or mall, and followed that routine very day. And they are birders. For three months they barely experienced the outdoors. There is rarely a day in the winter that keeps me inside.

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    1. Hello David, I wish I could stand the cold weather, my eyes tear up and my face hurts when the weather is so cold. I would like something in between cold and too hot. Thanks for the comment and enjoy your day!

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  18. the three years of childhood I spent on the banks of a creek that looked exactly like these two photos, were the happiest of my life. these photos could be in Clear Creek KY... loved that place. I have never visited a gnome garden..

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    1. Hello, I guess there are similar creeks all over the USA. It is our local bike trail and the Gunpowder River.. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  19. Nice to see those blue skies! I was out yesterday afternoon in Valley Forge Park and it was Muddy! Warm! Crowded on the trail!

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  20. Oh gorgeous nature trail shots and love the sweet gnomes ~ ^_^

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

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  21. ...Eileen, you had a beautiful late winter day to enjoy!

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  22. Hi Eileen!

    Den terrängen liknar mycket hur det ser ut här just nu när vi inte har någon snö. Jag har inget emot lite kyligare väder, är ju ganska van men värme har jag däremot svårt med om det blir för hett i luften.

    Trevliga bilder från en som jag hoppas, trevlig promenad. Hur det än är med vädret är det alltid skönt att röra på sig.

    Ha det så gott Eileen!

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  23. The Gnome home, love the flag, and a little doorway. Beautiful walks through the trees, and some water, that would be wonderful to hear it over the rocks.

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  24. How neat to have super trails close to home. I wondered what was on that hill--Gnomes??? To each his own I say
    MB

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  25. A great place to walk and soak in nature.

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    1. Thank you Marie! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  26. The views are gorgeous Eileen. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  27. Nasty storms and flooding in many parts of the country. Not safe to be out walking this week but I'm hoping to be out hiking next week. It looks perfect weather for you to be enjoying the trails. The gnomes make a fun display.

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    1. I hope you stay safe! Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a happy day!

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  29. That gnome mound is so funny. What a lovely spot!

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  30. You picked a good day to go for a walk.

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  31. Beautiful views Eileen. You had me laughing at the gnomes!

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  32. I love to walk along a trail by a river.
    Beautiful photos.

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    1. Hello Karen, the river is a pretty scene. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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    1. LOL, thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  34. i really like the gnomes, something new and different!! also the picture of you and your shadow, that was a different dose!! the woods and water are beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I do have fun finding different shadow shots. Have a happy day!

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  36. A good walk makes one feel invigorated...I had a chuckle at the gnomes..

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    1. Hello Sondra, the walk did feel good. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  37. i love gnomes ...they are so fun. very cool!! that is my favorite part, i have been watching an eagle lately but i can never quick enough to get a picture. i keep thinking what would Eileen do??! lol!! ( ;
    have a super great week.

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  38. I bet kids love to hike past the gnome garden. - Margy

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    1. Hello, Margy I think the kiddies do love the gnome garden. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  39. It is too bad it was so cold because the sky really was beautiful and the trail looks great. I don’t do well in the cold any more, probably I wouldn’t go outside at all in winter like you have ... you are stronger than me and I’m glad! The gnome hill is funny. Someone has quite a sense of humor!

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  40. Gnome land! How cute is that! Maybe some gnomes live in those rocks I see on some of our trails! heehee! Glad you were able to get out and walk. I walked today....and just about overdid it! But I'll survive(and take the day off tomorrow)! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Diane, I was happy to get outside for some fresh air. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  41. I love that gnome land. Makes me want to make something similar in the yard. Yours was a pretty walk. It does look cold. Brrrrr.

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    1. Hello Susie, The walk helped to warm me up. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  43. Looks like you had a great walk. I would probably have caught a chill, standing and looking at the gnomes for too long!

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  44. Hi Eileen
    Such a good hike! I enjoy walking in the cold weather of winter much more than the hot and humid weather of summer as it is so invigorating. I see you don't have any snow there but I heard on the news the east coast may be getting some tomorrow? We were supposed to get snow today but it ever came to our area--just as well as I don't know where i'll put it when I shovel--the piles are already high!

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    1. Hello Pat, the days are warming up some. No snow yet. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  45. Eileen - I often find that clear days are the coldest. No clouds to hold in the heat! Lovely pictures, Eileen! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Hello Angie, you are right, the clouds do help to keep things warmer. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  46. Hello Eileen. Beautiful places. Wonderful photos. It is amazing that the landscape in last image is very similar to the landscapes near my home. Have a great week ahead!

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  47. looks like a lovely place for a walk. The gnome garden looks fun, do they add more gnomes every year?

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    1. Hello Juliet,I think they are always adding new gnomes. Tthank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  48. Hello Eileen,
    Those are beautiful series of photos.
    You live in a beautiful walking area and all photos are perfectly photographed.
    Best regards, Irma

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  49. Hi, what a beautiful picture, I love rivers, they are great.
    by the way, I see that we read regularly, but we do not follow, do we remedy it? a hug

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  50. There's no place like gnome! Love it!

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  51. Amazing place. Awesome pics.
    Take care. Have a nice week ahead.

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  52. these are beautiful impressive photos again and the garden gnomes are so cute!
    Greetings Elke

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  53. You live in a beautiful place!Greetings!

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  54. Love the shadow shot and the garden gnomes is cute, feels like on a fairy land.

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  55. I AM So Pleased About You Getting Out On Such A Gorgeous Day - And Love That Shadow Shot - Well Done E

    Cheers

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  56. Oh, how lovely is the world of garden gnomes!

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  57. Beautiful views as I walk with you two! Y'know, I don't recall ever hearing a titmouse call. And that GNOME garden...something quite special.

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    1. Hello Anni, The Titmouse have a cute sound. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  58. Looks a pretty sunny day to stay out in cold and walk a trail across and along the running river seems wonderful! Hope the weather improves there to help withered trees flourish. Enjoy the day

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  59. Great post Eileen, all lovely scenes and those gnomes were positively joyful! Thank you :)

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  60. That water is really rushing! I'm amazed you could hear anything but there's certainly a lot to see!

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  61. Hello Eileen.
    Magnificent your photos!
    I especially loved the riverside with its strong current waters.
    The very blue sky invites good walks, despite the cold that is still felt. But, spring will not be long.

    Hugs and a good week.
    Ailime

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    1. Hello Ailime, I am looking forward to some warm spring days. Thank you for the comment. Wishing you a great day!

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  62. Si vamos agrigados no importa el frío amiga. La naturaleza nos regala su entorno. Me gustan tus caminatas , se parecen a las nuestras.
    Te deseo buena noche.
    Un abrazo.

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  63. That last shot is my favourite of the set.

    Yesterday in these parts was Family Day, which is a made up sort of statutory holiday.

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  64. You definitely found some beauty in the dreary weather of winter! Gnomes are awesome :)

    I'm so glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  65. Stark but pretty and soon Spring will make it look different for sure. Love that Gnome garden!

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  66. I would love to see Gnome Land in person! Love the photos.

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  67. The Gnome land garden must be fun. I like the photo of your shadow on the bridge.

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  68. Lovely winter scenes from your part of the world.
    I can't wait to get out. Been indoors for 2 weekends in a row. :(

    Hope you are having a lovely week, Eileen.

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  69. Lovely photographs.
    I love gnomes so really enjoyed seeing the gnome land pictures.

    All the best Jan

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