Monday, March 16, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday,

"Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." Abraham Lincoln


☘️ ☘️  Wishing everyone a  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  ☘️ ☘️

March 8-10th, these are some images from our little getaway to the Delaware shore and Ocean City Md.  we enjoyed walking the beach, watching the surfers and the birds at the Delaware Indian River Seashore Park. Later that day we enjoyed the sunset at Ocean City's inlet and we watched the moon rising over the ocean. 

Below, me and my shadow on the beach in Delaware, Long-tailed Ducks, Common Loon, a view of the beach and surf, jetty, Bufflehead ducks, beach with people with their dog and gulls and some Brant Geese. 



Common Loon? We saw a few that looked young like the Loon below.


 Beach at Indian River Inlet


 A group of Bufflehead ducks.


Me and my shadow at Ocean City, inlet, amusement rides, moon rising March 8th and  Black Scoters.


Sunset at Ocean City's inlet.





 Black Scoter, sunset at Ocean City inlet, almost full moon March 8th, moon reflecting on ocean.




The almost full moon, March 8th, the actual full moon took place on March 9th.


 Moon reflection at Ocean City, Md.







"It's a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." Lucius Seneca

I am wishing everyone is well, avoiding the nasty virus. Take care and have a great week ahead.

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.


Check out My Corner of the World  Thanks to Betty the host. 
 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


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

114 comments:

  1. Such lovely photos of the birds enjoying themselves. I'm glad that you included the one of your shadowy self taking the photo, a nice touch.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! Stay well, safe, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  2. thanks for these beautiful images you give us, those of the sea are stimulating as well as relaxing
    By the way, I see that we read each other regularly but we don't follow each other, it would be nice to follow us too, do you want? a hug.

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      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  3. What a great pictures and collages these are Eileen.
    I enjoyed it.
    I hope you are not infected with the coronavirus, everything is locked here, restaurants bars everything is closed, only you can do some shopping.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, Hubby and I are doing well. But, we do have the closing here, people panicking at the stores. Hoarding things like TP. Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  4. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! The beaches and the moon are so pretty.
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Thanks so much Marit!
      Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. Wonderful to be at the beach.
    The collages are also very beautiful. Funny also with your own shadow.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks Marco! I have fun with our shadow shots.
      Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  6. hari OM
    Lovely, lovely, lovley...gorgeous!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  7. Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  9. Thanks for sharing these lovely images.
    Have a nice day and stay safe you too!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  10. Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Eileen!
    I'm sorry I didn't participate in your "critters" on Saturday!
    These are terrible days when we are allowed to live and I am very upset.
    Thank you for this beautiful photos!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Ella, I am happy to see you visit and comment. Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  11. Muito lindas! E a lua? SHOW! bjs, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, the moon did look beautiful! Thanks for the visit and comment. Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  12. Good to see the Common Loon getting back into breeding plumage. We just spent the weekend in Algonquin Provincial Park where the first signs of thaw on the lakes are becoming apparent. It won't be long before those loons are back there getting ready for the breeding season ahead. And they don't have to worry about COVID-19 at all!

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    1. Hello David, I enjoyed seeing the Loons. This is good spot to see them in the winter. Thank you for the comment. Stay safe and healthy, calm and happy! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  13. Awesome pics.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    Greetings.

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  14. The beach scenes are good for the soul!

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    1. Yes, I love walking on the beach! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  15. looking at these beaches makes me think it is almost time we can get to our beaches. the snowbirds will be going home and allow us to use the roads once more...right now 7 miles takes 40 minutes or more, mid april we can get there in 12 to 15 minutes without taking our lives in our hands.. or wheels I should say. stay safe and stay healthy

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    1. Thanks, I hope you stay calm, safe and healthy! Enjoy your day!

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  16. I LOVE Loons!! and your Moon pics are so nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Vera! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  17. The beach, the seabirds, the moon, the sunset… all are so beautiful including your shadow with looong legs. Wish you a lovely week.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  18. Looks like a fun trip; love the photo of the moon. I haven't had too much success photographing the moon. Have a great day and week. Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  19. Such enjoyable shots, I think your moon picture is definitely full, no matter what calendars say!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, the full moon was less than a day away. It did look full. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  20. The birds are beautiful, especially the Common Loon Eileen. Lovely taken.

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    1. Thanks Bob! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  21. Thank you for sharing this lovely Post. Its a wonderful landscape. Nice to see your shadows.

    Have a good week, Eileen.
    Stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  22. What a gorgeous place to visit/walk... IF it ever quits raining here, I want to get out and do some walking....

    Hope you are are staying healthy during these scary times. No Covid 19 cases in our county so far --but we are being very very careful through this Virus scare. We also are not panicking --and definitely not hoarding items/food, etc... People can be nuts at times like this.

    Stay healthy and safe.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  23. my corner of the world is kind of quiet, a ride in the car is in my near future!! your images today are really beautiful, i never saw the long tailed ducks this winter, but i have friends that did so i know they were here!! i did however see some loons, they are always at the inlet with the choppy water so they are difficult to photograph, i got a few good ones!!

    i always enjoy seeing you and your shadow...you will be spending a lot of time together now. stay well!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, the Long-tailed Ducks seem to be up and down the coast. They are pretty! Thanks for the comment.
      Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  24. Ah yes I think it is still safe to go out for a walk on the beach at least this time of year. Thanks for posting these a little calm in some scary times.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  25. I was in Ocean City years ago. A fun place. Thanks for bringing back good memories.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! OC is a fun place, I've been going since I was a little child. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  26. ...what a beach! I can't wait to see and hear the loons in the Adirondacks.

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    1. Thanks Tom! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  27. Beautiful birds and nice peaceful looking beaches.
    Take care, Eileen and stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thanks Bill! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  28. Good you got away and wonderful nature photography ~ ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  30. Beautiful sunset and that moon! ahh great shot! Love the ocean and miss it so much.
    Be safe, be kind and wash your hands.
    Peace
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  31. Great nature pics, Eileen! And I always like to see your pics with your shadow! ;-)

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    1. LOL, I do have fun with the shadow shots. Thanks! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for the visit! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  33. You got some amazing photos on this trip! Looking at nature photos makes me feel SO much better! Thank you! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I have lots more photos, lol! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  34. Beautiful photos of your country!
    The birds are so wonderful to watch again and the sunset
    all the best and stay healthy, Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  35. You got many great photos on this trip. Good eye!

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    1. Thanks Red! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  36. I saw that moon, too. Quite spectacular. And that loon. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  37. Eileen, your photographs never ever fail to make me feel calm and at peace. Please please take me to the beach when all these have passed. Day 1 of lock-down here in the Philippines, very sad and scary. Hope it's better out there!

    Stevenson

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  38. this is a wonderful set of photos. Love especially the beach and young loon. A beautiful place to visit. :)

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    1. Hi Monica, I enjoyed seeing the Loons and Sea ducks. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  39. So beautiful there ... and it looks like it wasn’t too cold even (??).....the mosaic with the full moon and the beautiful red sky is gorgeous...perfectly arranged.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! It was a little chilly with the wind. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  40. Beautiful birds and love your moon shot...we had a Pacific Loon in the area I may try to find it, but it's in a huge LAKE..and I have no boat so my chances are pretty slim...stay healthy!

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    1. Hi Sondra, I hope you get to see the Pacific Loon. Thanks for visiting. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  41. Amazing photos, Eileen. Such beauty in our world. Love all that beautiful water, too!

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    1. Thanks Ellen! We do live in a beautiful world. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  42. Eileen - we had a big snowstorm on Friday/Saturday, so imagining myself at the beach with so much wildlife is a tall order! It's nice to know there are birds and ducks around - come on spring! Thanks so much for linking to Mosaic Monday - we need all the distractions we can get!

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    1. Hi Angie, Spring is coming, we are slowly getting warmer weather. Thanks for the comment. Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  43. Eileen Lovely photographs from your trip. You moon shot is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  44. Such lovely shots. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Missing the outdoors. :(
    Stay safe and healthy. :)

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    1. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  45. Those beaches look beautiful and empty. love the sunsets and the birds. Keep safe

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    1. Thank you Diane! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  46. Great advice and wonderful shots.

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    1. Thank you! Stay safe and healthy, stay calm and happy. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  47. I always feel so much better when I visit you, Eileen. Your photo's are magnificent as always. :)

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Sally! Stay well, enjoy your day!

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  48. Beautiful photos to relieve our hearts of so many worries because of COVID-19.
    Have a nice week and stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Hello Maria! Thanks so much for the comment. I hope you stay safe and well. Have a great week!

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  49. Incredible As Always - The Moon - Reflections - That Shoreline - Well Done

    Cheers

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  50. Omg the pictures look so peacefull and relaxed. What what we exactly need these days! :)
    Stay safe and hace a great week!

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  51. I enjoy the serenity of the shoreline. Your photos give me peace,Eileen, thank you. :-) Enjoy and take care!

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    1. Thank you Susie! A walk on the beach is peaceful. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  52. Lovely photographs and mosaics.
    Wonderful sunset at Ocean City's inlet and the Moon reflection at Ocean City, Md. is beautiful.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  53. Enjoyed these tremendously Eileen, as I always do when I visit. Great photos and collages! Wishing you all good health and a great week!

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    1. Hello Denise, thanks and I wish you good health and a happy week!

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  54. Barely noticed it's St. Paddy's today. Stay safe always.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  55. sunset, jetty and ducks are wonderful....

    Have a wonderful day

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  56. Am I ever late commenting...and I have been meaning to get here. I got out of sync on a lot of things this week.

    Anyway, LOVE your moon shot and that sunset at Ocean City's inlet. Not that I didn't enjoy all!

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