Thursday, March 26, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Hello,  Happy Thursday everyone!

Time is flying by,  it's last Thursday of March. Easter on April 12th is just a couple of weeks away. 

I wanted to start my post by saying I am thankful for the Doctors, Nurses, all medical staff, Police and the EMT's they are all taking risks exposing themselves to the Covid-19.

I am sharing some more photos from our last visit to Assateague Island National Seashore.  We saw a lot of the wild ponies, some birds and we walked on the trails and beaches. I also have another Ocean City sunrise & a sunset and the Super Worm Moon rising up out of the ocean.  

Below the Ocean City Maryland sunrise on March 9th, similar skies shots that I already shared were from March 8th.

"Keep looking up, that's the secret of life." Charles M. Schulz

I am thankful for the beauty I see, when looking up!


A walk on the boardwalk at Assateague Island National Seashore.



Various scenes and a Great Blue Heron and a Belted Kingfisher seen during our walk.



I always have fun taking the "me and my shadow" shots. This was from our walk on the trail at Assateague Island Nat'l Seashore.





March 9th sunset at Ocean City's inlet, Maryland. It is not often I see the wave clouds in the photos below.



 Waves clouds, these clouds are created when two different layers of air are moving at different speeds. It was a windy day.




 The Super Worm Moon on March 9th, Ocean City Maryland.



March full moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean.


Here is is list of the books I've finished this past week. 
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead  # 1 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, it is a  Historical Fiction
The Seagull by Ann Cleeves # 8 in the Vera Stanhope series, my favorite out of these three books.


"All is well, that's my new philosophy." Charles M. Scultz

I am thankful all is well!  I hope you are well too. 

I am always thankful for your visit and comments. 

Live simple and be happy!  😊 Spread joy & 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!


92 comments:

  1. Thank you Eileen for sharing your wonderful nature photos - as always the blue heron is my favourite - amazing size and wing spread. We are 'taking care', following all the rules for safety, keeping away from other at 2 metres/6 feet and usually more. Shopping in a small well stocked organic type grocery store that has added a sink with hot/cold/soap/paper towels outside and washing as a must - and a person watches each person and counts how many may be in the store (about 6) at a time. He sprays bleach water on the washing area after each person washes. Space is maintained. Items are limited by the store, they have a good stock of groceries (and have never carried paper products). Cashiers are behind plexiglass 'wall' protection, floor is marked where to stand while waiting ones turn and where one stand to pay (no cash is taken, only debit or charges). Safety for staff is very good too. Everyone is very aware and careful. I noticed today that the shoppers are much more aware of keeping themselves safe too. All handles, surfaces, etc. are cleaned by staff all day long. Right now it is the only grocery store I feel safe to shop in.
    Hugs, take great care.
    Joy

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    1. Hello Joy, your food shopping experience does sound safe. I am glad the staff is keeping safe too. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day and weekend ahead.

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  2. Beautiful images! Stay well!

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      Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  4. Beautiful skies, and hoping you are safe and well,

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    1. Thanks Nancy! We are doing well, I hope the same for you!

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  5. Hello,
    Beautiful photos! The moon and the sunset are very pretty.
    Take care, and have a nice day!

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      Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  6. Really beautiful photographs. I love seeing the moon and your captures are so lovely. Happy shadows too. Wishing you all the best from Australia, thanks Eileen for your caring messages too xx

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      Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of your walk.
    I really love the sunset photos.
    Your shadow and the moon is also super.
    Be careful and stay healthy.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thanks Irma! I hope you are staying well too! Enjoy your day!

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  8. I think you should start a shadow meme, Eileen. You seem to feature a shadow of yourself in many posts! You would be good to go with a whole folder of pictures!

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      I have fun taking the shadow shots. Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  9. Maravilhosas fotos e que beleza de céus e luas! Ótimo dia! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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      Thanks for the comment and visit! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  10. Hari Om
    "Live simple and be happy! 😊 Spread joy & happiness!"

    I second, third and 87th that!!! Be safe. Be well. Behave. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam,
      My motto, BE HAPPY! Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  11. The boardwalk is calling me. The quote I needed. Just didn't know it.

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      Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  12. Beautiful pictures, as always. The Heron in flight is wonderful!

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    1. Hi Vera,
      Thanks for the comment and visit! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Tom, thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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      Thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  15. I have finished 2 books and have a few chapters left on a 3rd. I am thankful for kindle books and that I can get them free from the library even when I can't go out.. that second photos is wonderful... love that boardwalk and would like to be walking on it or one like it right now

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    1. Hi Sandra, I do love getting the free library books on my kindle. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  16. Love that last shot. It would be a summer scene for this island!

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    1. Marie, thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  17. Thank goodness for getting out in nature. Cheers from here.

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    1. Jenn, thanks for the comment! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  18. Great photos Eileen, the moon are tremendous, and photos of the Heron and Kingfisher, beauty.

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    1. Hi Bob, thanks for the comment and visit! Stay well, wishing you a happy day!

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  19. Yes, keep looking up!

    I always love your photo's, Eileen. They bring smiles. :)

    xoxo

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  20. The wave clouds are interesting - I will have to look for them. Stay safe, Eileen!

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    1. Hello, thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  21. You are smart to go in the off season. The critters are out with not so many going by to alarm them.

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    1. Hello Red, thanks for the comment and visit. Off season is our favorite time, this was before we were told to stay home. Have a great day!

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  22. I love the quote! And you saw great things when you looked up, camera in hand.

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  23. Your photographs are always a joy to see Eileen, but todays post they are even more joyful and cheering.
    The colours in your first one are amazing ...

    My good wishes to you and your family.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  25. Fantastic photos. Sky is awesome.
    Seems like we all are getting lots of reading done having to stay at home!

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    1. Hi Karen, good thing I like to read! Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  26. I second your gratitude to our medical professionals who are going above and beyond. These views are beautiful and calming. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Jeanie, Nature is calming. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  27. I really do not know where to begin. Love your sky shots...love their colors...always enjoy your 'me and my shadow' shots...I love the GBH taking flight. There is just something about them taking off and even in flight that I find fascinating. And enjoyed your moon shots, too!

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    1. Hello Rose, I do have fun taking those shadow shots. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  28. You take some of the best nature photos...ever! Love those wavy clouds too! I'm thankful for our medical workers too....some in our family! Take care and stay healthy! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane, yes we are blessed to have such great devoted health care workers. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  29. Gorgeous sky shots ~ love your 'shadows' ~ sweet ~ always magnificent nature shots !

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

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  30. Stunning pics.
    Take care. Stay safe.
    Greetings

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  31. I'm having the same kind of hair day the Belted Kingfisher is having, lol, but it looks better on him.
    Love the shadow shot.

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    1. Hello Toni, I like the "do" on the Kingfishers too. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  32. Beautiful photos and thanks for the visit. Stay safe and enjoy your day Diane

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  33. That photo of the wave cloud is very pretty.

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  34. One of my favourite books as a child was "Misty of Chincoteaque" by Marguerite Henry. It was such a fond memory that I named my first horse Misty when I was in junior high. And then when I turned 40 I renamed my Christmas present horse Misty. FooFoo just didn't fit her or me. - Margy

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  35. That sunset is spectacular. It looks like you had a great time. Early March seems like such a long time ago. Looking forward to a time when we can go places without worrying so much about avoiding contact with others.

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  36. I would really like to know the pronunciation of the refuge (will have to google)

    Beautiful, as always Eileen.

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  37. Those clouds are terrific!
    In Italy we are grateful to doctors and nurses too...they are doing their best.
    Stay safe you too!

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  38. Beautiful photos! I love OC when I lived in Maryland. Thanks for linking up and stay well.

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  39. I like the wave clouds, and beautiful moon shots. Stay safe and healthy!

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  40. Beautiful sky photos!
    I recently read 'Dear Mrs. Bird' and enjoyed it very much!
    Thanks for all your comments on my blog!

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  41. A beautiful post as always Eileen - but that first photo took my breath. Thanks for a calm end to my day today.

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  42. That sunrise was beautifully fierce giving energy to its surrounding sea. That wave clouds look super cute and reminds me of the Red Vines and Twizzlers that my grandma brings us when she gets home from California. Stay Safe Eileen!

    Stevenson
    Cavite Daily Photo
    Stevenson Que Blog

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  43. Such gorgeous photos, Eileen. I'm so glad you share what you see!

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  44. In this terrible time it is a great idea to stop and take stock and remind us of all we can be thankful for. We are so lucky we can keep connected through social connections ie blogging! Stay safe Eileen.

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  45. These are really wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing your world. I swear I can smell the salt air just looking at these images.

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  46. Lovely photos and such a wonderful place I want to go!1

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  47. I love all the pretty skies you post and the sunsets and sunrises. WE certainly do have to keep looking up!

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  48. Yes our health workers are fabulous. Love the photo of your shadows

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  49. So many beautiful photos Eileen. I really love all your beautiful sky shots. Have a blessed and safe weekend. xx

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  50. Such lovely and various sky shots! Awesome series of warm moon and sunrise and off along the cloud waves.
    Stay safe and enjoy the nature around you.

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  51. Beautiful nature shots. I, too, am thankful for all the essential staff that must go to work but do so altruistically and often at a risk to their own well-being. Also, thankful to all the regular folk who are doing the right things asked of them to stop the spread.

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  52. Delightful captures as always!

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  53. WoW!!! perfect timing on the heron image!! we are all so lucky to have nature to keep us occupied, and blogging as well!! your images are beautiful, i always enjoy your captures of the moon and your shadow shots!!!

    stay safe and be well!!!

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  54. Another Wonderful Series Of Photos

    Cheers

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  55. I cannot tell you how good it is to visit you! My computer has been down and I was left to knit. Your post is grand as always and I do so my visits here! Take care!

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  56. Fabulous post Eileen, photos are marvelous as always and your words are very uplifting, great quotes also. Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

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  57. Absolutamente deslumbrante, esta série de imagens, do mar, céus, e lua!...
    A natureza, sempre nos consegue devolver a normalidade, que por vezes tanto nos tem faltado, nestes dias...
    Beijinhos! Daqui a pouco estarei de volta, apreciando as restantes publicações, que recentemente se me escaparam por aqui...
    Até já! :-)
    Ana

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