Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Welcome Spring! May your days blossom with joy and blessings.

Hello, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  It is best to take some precautions than to end up sick. Maryland schools are closed for a few weeks, large gatherings are canceled. I do feel safe taking my walks outdoors and enjoying nature. 

These are some more photos from our recent getaway to Ocean City, Maryland.  We were up early, like the birds to enjoy the sunrise.  



 The boardwalk at Ocean City Maryland.







 March's full moon called the  Worm Moon, rising on the morning of March 9th.


 Ocean City's ferris wheel.





 Below on the top row are the female and male Buffleheads ducks. On the bottom of the mosaic are the Common Loon on the bottom left and Red-throated Loons (longer necks) on the bottom right.


Me and my shadow at Ocean City's Inlet.  I am always thankful for a getaway with my hubby. 



I am always thankful for my local library's ebooks. The latest book I  read is  Harbour Street by  Ann Cleeves it is #6 in the Vera Stanhope series. I  discovered  the Vera series late, I have a few more to go.

I am thankful for good health, I wish the same for everyone! Stay safe, stay well and stay happy peeps! 


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


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!


80 comments:

  1. ...what a sunrise, thanks for sharing, take care!

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  2. Beautiful pics.
    Stay safe. Take care.

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    1. Thank you! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  3. Drastic new rules down here, as at 11.59 tonight, Thursday, if you are not a NZ citizen or permanent resident, you cannot enter our country. We now have more positive cases today, one in the same city where our older daughter lives, the person returned from France, and spent some 6 days where? I worry more than usual at all the world problems, shut downs, redundancies, airlines shutting off travel to other countries, and other borders closed. BUT, I am thankful I do not need to travel and have plenty to occupy my days. Stay safe, Eileen and your family, enjoy those solitary walks.

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    1. Hello, we have similar rules here now too. It is good to stay positive and healthy! Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  4. Gorgeous photographs Eileen especially that 1st shot. Stay safe and get out for walks (safely) and get some sun.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! The first one are very nice. I too like the Vera series.
    Enjoy your day, and stay safe!

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    1. Hello Marit, I have been enjoying the Vera series of books. Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    Thank you for your beautiful photos! You have make my day!
    I wish you the very best and stay healthy!

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    1. Hello Ella, I am happy to make your day! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  7. What beautiful photos Eileen.
    Here everything is closed, schools, catering, everything is shut down, factories are closing now, also, there is already talk of a lock down, which means that no one can go outside, just for the necessary groceries, I really hope that this is not possible to happen.
    It is already in Spain, Italy, Belgium and France, where nothing is allowed outside.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, it is hard to keep everyone indoor here. Most are staying inside, we still have to shop for food.
      Thank you! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  8. Lovely! The moon and Ferris wheel shine best at night. There’s a television series with a detective named Vera but I didn’t realize the stories stemmed from books. Murder mysteries make for cozy reading when we need to stay indoors.

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    1. Hello, the mysteries do seem to be my favorite. Thanks for the comment. Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  9. That sunrisecshot is wonderful! Loving the moon...I have one I have not even posted. Schools here are closed too...stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Rose! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  10. Adorei ver!Fotos lindas! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  11. Lovely walk!
    In this moment of confinement I miss a long walk.
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you! I do need those walks and fresh air. Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  12. Beautiful moonshot and wonderful walk ...you are an inspiration, I really need to get back into getting out early in the morning. Especially since it’s hot here later in the day now!

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    1. Thanks Sallie! We still have some cold weather at times, nice for walking. Take care and stay well. Have a great day!

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  13. I love that shot of the boardwalk!! Stay healthy!

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    1. Thanks Tanya! Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  14. The sunrise photo is just beautiful, and that MOON, gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  15. Lovely pics, Eileen.
    I'll have to check out the Cleeves books - just half way through the Louise Penny books about Gamache.

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    1. Hello, I loved all the Gamache books, Louise Penny is one of my favorites. Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  16. There is nothing prettier than a sunrise over the ocean.

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    1. I agree Dee, love the sunrise and the sunsets over the ocean. Thanks! Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  17. I love the boardwalk photos. wow, and two wows for the first boardwalk. LOVE IT! I am thankful for my ebooks to, and I just got an email from our library that they are closed but people can reserve a book on line, when notifed, drive up to the drive by drop off and someone will bring the book to your car.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I see some restaurants around here doing the same with drive up food orders. Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  18. Well Done With Those First Four Photos - What An Eye - Keep On Keeping On

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  19. I haven't read that series so I'll 'check' it out! I love getting books online from my library too. I'm reading the latest Charles Finch book right now. LOVE being able to hike and get out in nature! And I know you're glad you made that trip when you could! Take care!

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    1. I'll have to check out Charles Finch's books. Thanks for the comment. Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Bob! Stay safe and healthy! Have a happy day!

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  21. Lovely photos, specially the sunrise, so serene and beautiful

    Getting out into nature is a great way to cope with everything that's going on at the moment

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    1. Hello,
      Yes thanks, it feel good to out and enjoy anything nature related. Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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  22. It's certainly very safe to be outdoors roaming through the woods watching bird. Staying indoors all the time has its challenges. Keep healthy

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    1. Thank you Red! Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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  23. Awesome photos from your ocean city visit! Yes, staying safe and healthy is much important during this time and I wish people all over the world stay secure.
    Take care Eileen

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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  24. So many comments! I'll just add my gratitude and cheer anyway. Have a great Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I appreciate your visit. Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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  25. your images today are really gorgeous eileen, the first two are stunning!! you and your shadow...i always enjoy those. we are lucky to have those shadows, so we don't have to go through this quarantine time alone!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I do have fun with the shadow shots. Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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    1. Thanks David! You are so right, I am thankful for each day I wake up too!

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  27. Hello Eileen,
    The photos are phenomenal.
    I loved the first and the Moon! Wonderful.
    Have happy days, but take care.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime! Stay safe and well. Wishing you a great day!

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  28. Nice contrast: solid round moon, openwork round ferris wheel! Lucky that you had your getaway before the global lockdown!

    be well... best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  29. The sunrise over the ocean is beautiful.

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  30. I love the boardwalk and ferris wheel. What a wonderful place to be able to walk -- especially during this.

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  31. Lovely shots as usual, Eileen. I'm thinking that Skywatch Friday may help keep us all sane!

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  32. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Love the boardwalk pics.
    Thanks for sharing, stay safe and healthy.

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  33. Beautiful shots. I really like the composition on photo #2. Glad you are still getting out for walks. I agree with you... a safe activity and allows us to get a little exercise each day.

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  34. Those early morning photos are gorgeous!

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  35. I really enjoy the Vera series from Britain. I'll need to get some Anne Cleeves books to read. Thanks for all the beautiful photos to enjoy!

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  36. Good getaway! I used to live in a place like that Coney Island, in Brooklyn NY..it was fun to go down and watch the Wonder Wheel go around.

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  37. Beautiful photos, Eileen. We are staying healthy and hope you continue to do the same. Thanks for linking up today.

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  38. Oh lovely photos ~ beautiful boardwalk ~ fun ~ and always wonderful nature shots!

    Keep Calm and Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. También deseo que estéis bien. Fantásticas fotos amiga. Pero ahora hay que cuidarse. En España estamos sin poder salir de casa en cuarentena.
    Desde casa te mando este abrazo 🙅

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  40. Oh Eileen. Everything about the East Coast takes me straight to Nicholas Sparks novels which is a beautiful dreamy world filled with boardwalks, ferris wheels, lighthouses and amazing beaches! I've seen a lot of marinas in California and Washington but I can't capture that magic that surely I can only feel out there. Someday :)

    Stay Safe Eileen!

    Stevenson

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  41. It has been years since I've been to Ocean City. You've reminded me of what a relaxing place to go this time of year. I envy your being able to visit there!

    PS: Did our walk along the towpath in Brunswick MD today - My friend and I counted FIVE Pileated Woodpeckers. How I wish I had my camera! You for sure, would have and gotten some fabulous photos! :-)

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  42. I love the moon photo and the Ferris Wheel shot, great that you had them close together. Great photos from your getaway. Stay safe and wash your hands often!!

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  43. Stunning shots and I love all the colours!

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  44. Now I want to walk, (I'm still trying) but have no place as lovely as this. :)

    xoxo

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  45. Great photos!
    I am staying away from large crowds and using hand sanitizer when I am out, but I am not in a panic like some folks here are.
    The mayor of Tupelo ordered all the restaurants closed except for drive-thru take out windows beginning Monday. And in effect for this weekend, inside diners must be seated at least 6 feet apart.
    I really do believe this whole thing is being blown way out of proportion!

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  46. Beautiful pictures as always. Thanks for sharing! I'm hoping it clears a bit so I can get out for a walk today. Still a bit grey and it is sprinkling here right now. Boo!

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  47. Lovely post, lovely photos! I always enjoy getting up for sunrise on the beach when we are away. Your Ferris Wheel and the moon shots are very striking. It's nice to make plans for the next getaway. We are doing the same but will have to wait for a while. I will just sit back and enjoy that book you mentioned. It will be a good time to catch up on some reading. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day, and the weekend ahead.

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  48. Beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing them.

    Stay well.

    Hugs Diane

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  49. Great photos, love the sunrise over the sea. Stay safe and well, Mxx

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  50. wow, that is one beautiful sunrise. I love how the light reflects on the beach. :)

    The Corona situation in Sweden is not that bad yet. But I think it is mostly because we have some good people in charge to run things. :)

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