Thursday, May 7, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thursday everyone!


"I hope everyone is well! Be Safe. Be Happy!!

Hubby and I are thankful that we are staying virus-free, we are wishing for an end to the restrictions and request to stay at home.  Our weather lately has been cold and yesterday it rained for most of the day.  My post and photos today are blue themed, are you feeling blue?  The blue sky, Indigo Bunting and Blue Jay, the moon with the blue sky background. 




I am thankful for the pretty skies, my simple pleasure is skywatching. 



 Love these pretty Indigo Buntings, such a pretty color blue.


 The Blue Jay is a regular visitor to the yard, they love the peanuts in the shell.






The Indigo Bunting is one of my summer birds, they have a unique sound. It sat on the feeder but did not stay long. I think it was only checking out the feeder to see what was available on menu. 


Can you believe Maryland could have snow flurries on Saturday?  Our Temperatures are like 20° or more below normal. It does not feel like May weather.  

 

My latest books are:
When you See Me by Lisa Gardner, D.D. Warren series # 11
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia-Spencer-Fleming




I am always thankful for your visits and the 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!

94 comments:

  1. Those Moon shots are astounding! very dreamy and magical, love it!

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  2. Your blue theme is very soothing today Eileen. I find walking down the side roads, watching the sky and distant mountains very peaceful (partly because no one else seems to be walking down those side roads when I am). You share such beautiful birds.
    Hugs.
    Joy

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    These are beautiful pictures of the skies.
    The Indigo Bunting and the Blue Jay are great.
    All photographed perfectly sharp, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    I love the blue color! Pretty skies and blue birds. The Blue Jay are my favorite bird.
    Enjoy your day, and stay safe!

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  5. I can feel your blue theme. Love the photo of the moon! I'm glad you and your husband are well. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Heather! Enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead.

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  6. Send that Indigo Bunting my way please. My garden is ready for its annual visit!

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  7. Hari OM
    My word, Eileen, you have excelled yourself today - what a most wonder blue-themed post to blow away the blues!!! YAM xx

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  8. ...after this I don't feel as blue, thanks!

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  9. Beautiful photos. You can see a big full moon tonight.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead.

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  10. My favorite today is the close-up profile of the indigo hunting! (Surprised? Probably not!)

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  11. Remember the instrumental song "Love is Blue" from the 60s? One of my all time favorites. I never get tired of blue and I am hoping the blue jay that has been showing up here at my feeder will stay this summer. I even like their call.
    Great pictures and closeups.

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    1. Hi Debbie, I just went and listened to the song on Youtube, it is pretty and I do remember it. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  12. Realmente um SHOW tuas fotos.Adorei e me delicio sempre ao aqui passar! bjs, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I appreciate your visits! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit today! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  14. The Blue Jay is a special, love it.

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    1. Thanks Bob! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  15. I say NO to snow!! Love the moon picture and the Indigo Bunting - what a gorgeous bird!!

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    1. I say NO to snow too! Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  16. Sorry you're feeling blue Eileen. It's a shame the weather has gone cool.im sure that it will warm up again soon. Your blue birds are fantastic, especially the Indigo Bunting. What a super species for a garden list.

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    1. Thanks Phil! I am doing good, just looking forward to some warm sunny days. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  17. I love Lisa Gardner books.. that bunting is beautiful and what a shade of blue. love your blue post today... i am thankful we are cool today, 66 at wake up and beautiful bright sunshine and blue skies

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    1. Hi Sandra, I have been going through some of Lisa Gardner's books. I like them too. It was 39° when I woke up this morning, feel like winter. Thanks and enjoy your day!

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  18. Beautiful birds and moon...and yes, keep warm in this unseasonably cold time!

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I keep warm with my layers of clothes! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  19. A pretty blue post, Eileen. I love the Indigo Bunting. We may see some snow flurries here tomorrow and Saturday - crazy!

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    1. It does seem crazy to see even snow flurries in May! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  20. I love looking up into the sky too! It's always different....and forever changing! Blue is my favorite color....even more than lavender! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Diane, blue is my favorite color too. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  21. I’ve never seen one of those buntings. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Marie, this bunting is one of my summer birds, they are pretty. Thanks! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  22. Nice touch with the blue theme. I think many are starting to feel blue and want out. I want them to have patience.

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    1. Hello,Red! Thanks for the visit. I am being patient, waiting till it is safe. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  23. Those Indigo buntings are very lovely indeed.
    I do not feel blue now, but I did sometimes during the lockdown - which is now over in Italy.
    I wish you a serene weekend and still keep safe!

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    1. Hello, I am glad Italy has recovered and is re-opening. We are a little slower here. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  24. The Indigo Bunting is so beautiful...we see them out but of course never here in the city. I am amazed that I cannot remember the last time I seen a contrail...I keep telling Roger 'Look, no jet streams anywhere!'

    Is In the Bleak Midwinter good? Any title with a season mention in it always draws my attention...specially winter.

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    1. Thanks Rose! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  25. I love watching the skies. I do love clouds too.
    Have a good rest of the week
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  26. Oh, those blue birds and the blue sky photos are beautiful. We are having unusually cold weather just north of you in PA too. I put my houseplants out last week. I will have to bring at least some of them back on on Friday night.

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    1. Hello and thanks for the visit and comment. I hope we see some average May temperatures soon. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  27. Gorgeous photo thankful list ~ nature's dazzling colors ~ such a gift ^_^

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

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    1. Thank you Carol! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  28. Wow! These are so pretty in blue and pleasing sights. The indigo bunting is cuter and you sound really cool about the weather while we’re amid hot summer with 35 degree Celsius.
    Glad you stay away from the virus and I hope you continue this way for the rest.

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    1. Hello Jeevan, I hope you stay well too. Take care and enjoy your day!

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  29. I love your blue theme. I want snow flurries! It's too hot here! HELP! Stay well and yes, I'm feeling like you at times. There are ups and down, but mostly just days of.......what's going on?

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    1. Thank you Chris! There are a lot of ups and downs. I can usually roll with the times! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  30. So many different blues skies, they all are beautiful.
    I love your moon shot, you do take some beauties.
    Take care, stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  31. Enjoyed your blue theme. Love the moon shot.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  32. I think your blue theme is lovely.
    Great selection of photographs here.

    Your temperatures do seem cold, we've enjoyed a very nice sunny spring day.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  33. Such beautiful blue pictures! They all picked me up. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Minerva! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  34. I just don't know about snow in May!! Ahh that sweet Indigo Bunting is so cute. Love seeing birds that have blue!

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    1. :) There should not be snow in May! Thanks Ellen! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  35. We are forecast for possible accumulation on grassy areas on Saturday morning. I love snowy winters. Not so much snowy mid-springs. ;-) Your blue photos are quite nice!

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    1. Hello Teresa,
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  36. Picking that photo of the moon as my favorite. Beautiful!
    Stay well and safe, dear Eileen.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks and take care Amalia! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  37. Our governor just extended our stay at home order through June 4. :::sigh:::

    I can't believe that we will be standing outside in freezing weather for Don's funeral. They say there may even be snow flurries.

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    1. Thanks Dee! I do not like this cold wet weather. I hope all goes well, wishing you all peace and comfort!

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  38. It is supposed to get very cold tonight! Love your indigo bunting!

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    1. Yes, it will be a cold weekend. Thanks Linda! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  39. Beautiful blue theme Eileen. I love all the photos and the bird is very special. I got out today and it was good. I avoided everyone as there were many people at the small park near me. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  40. Delightful blue captures to drive the blues away :)

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  41. I like your blue theme, but I am not blue here. I saw an Indigo Bunting just yesterday. I used to see them so much more, in years past. Thanks for linking up, Eileen. Have a great weekend and stay well.

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  42. Lovely shots Eileen. that bunting is wonderful. I had one in my yard this year. It's cold here still, and it's snowing lightly.

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  43. Gorgeous skies and moon shot ~

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

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  44. That indigo bunting is a beautiful bird. I love it.
    We are having much cooler than normal weather ourselves.
    My wife has put out several bird feeders and we are enjoying the birds and the squirrels.

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  45. Beautiful bird shots. My wife puts out a single peanut each day and rings a little bell to attract our local blue jay. Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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  46. Thank you for the great photos Eileen. The Indigo is a bird I remember only seeing once in my life and the Blue Jays are always a welcome visitor to the garden. Love your sky and moon shots also. I think we must have the same weather. There is an arctic blast coming in over the weekend so I am told. Enjoy your day and weekend :)

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  47. Tolle gelungene Challange der Farbe "Blau".

    Eine gute Woche und herzliche Grüße
    Lieselotte

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  48. What a pretty sky blue bird. And your crescent moon shot is amazing, reminiscent of a children's rhyme about jumping over the moon.

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  49. I love this blue theme, Eileen. I think we may all be a little bit blue these days. Perhaps for some time to come. But oh, with visions like this, blue takes on a different and very beautiful meaning. Have a lovely weekend. It will be VERY nippy!

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  50. the World Blue reminds me of one of my favorite Sarah McLaughlin songs...Hey Blue. Lovely birds and skies! It's cool here too but I know the heat will come.

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  51. amazing shots, I love that kind of sky the most and you found even matchy birds ;-)

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  52. lol, your post is BLUE today. Love all blues :)
    Take care!

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  53. Hi Eileen,
    this is really so beautiful !!!!!
    The color blue is beautiful anyway and also those beautiful blue birds. A blog to my heart. If my grandson Jahnay could see this, he would jump into the air. His favorite colors were blue and white 💖💙🤍

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  54. Vim avisar que acabam de entrar céus teus lá! Obrigadão! beijos, chica Podes ver aqui:
    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_25.html

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