Thursday, May 28, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thursday! 

I have said many times before, I am thankful for a great weather day for a hike.  On May 15th hubby and I took a round trip 5.4 walk to the lake, this is a view of the fire road trail. 


 A look at the sky during our walk to the lake.


 Some of the birds I saw while walking to the lake, Indigo Bunting, Wood Thrush, Red-eyed Vireo, Ovenbird.




 Some trees, plants and flowers seen along the fire road walk to the lake. 

"You belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere you feel free." Tom Petty


 The sky was reflecting on the lake, looking pretty.



 We had a great view of the Great-crested Flycatcher.


 I am pretty sure this bird below is the Prairie Warbler.




 The wild azaleas were blooming, looking very pretty.

"No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere." Sheryl Crow


Another look at the Great-crested Flycatcher.




The latest books I finished are :
The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner
The Lost Man by Jane Harper


I hope everyone is safe, happy and healthy! I am thankful hubby and I are both well!


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!

95 comments:

  1. It is always so beautiful to enjoy nature!
    The view of the path of the fire road is so beautiful, so peaceful ... it is gorgeous!
    I wish for more walking pleasure and enjoy nature as much as you can!
    Happy Thursday, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      So nice to see your comment and visit. Wishing you a happy day!

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  2. Great Crested Flycatcher is quite common here, but it has eluded me so far this spring. One of the most reliable trails to find it has been closed off due to Coronavirus and remained off limits as of yesterday.

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    1. Hello David,
      I hope your trail opens back up soon! Thank you for the visit! Wishing you a happy day!

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  3. ...being outside is a thankful thing!

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  4. Deslumbrantes tuas fotos sempre,Eileen... Adoro ver! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  5. Me encantó vuestra caminata Eileen. Cuanta vida hay en ella. Gracias por compartir.
    Buen jueces. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! We are well, Stay safe and take care! Wishing you a happy day!

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  6. Hari OM
    This is such a pretty post today!!! YAM xx

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  7. Also these wild azaleas, as well as the orcids, are very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your walks and the upcoming weekend! :)

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  8. Aren't they wonderful sights? Spring is amazing. I am thankful for that.

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    1. Hello Jen, I am thankful for Spring. Thanks for the visit!
      Wishing you a happy day!

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  9. Fantastic walk you had, the Great-crested Flycatcher, the Lake, beautiful. Thanks Eileen, stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Wishing you a happy day and weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages of your walk.
    All photos are perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    The flycatcher is my favorite
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! The flycatcher is one of my favorites too. Wishing you a happy day!

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  11. Great outdoor shots, and I like your quotes. That reminds me, I have forgotten to do mine lately! Wild flowers are truly beautiful!...and all those birds! Wonderful. Enjoy your day, as I know you will!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I love seeing the wildflowers! Wishing you a happy day!

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  12. I envy you for having this lovely walk, Eileen! Stay safe.

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  13. so glad the fire road is open for you to bring us photos. i did not know there are wild azaleas and that is my favorite pic of today... that is a really long walk... i wish bob could walk, when he could i think the most we walked was 3 miles.

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    1. Hello Sandra, this was one of our longer local walks. We usually do not walk 5 miles daily. Thanks for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  14. Looks like it was a perfect day for a walk. Flycatchers are such fun birds to watch!

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  15. Beautiful birds! And the wildflowers are so pretty, too. But that first shot is just absolutely wonderful!

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  16. You guys have such great places to walk! I love wildflowers. You have wonderful photo's to share, Eileen. I always enjoy the ones you share; however I'm usually late in commenting. I'm old ya know, lol
    xoxo

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  17. Super love the Sheryl Crow line! We should all be wildflowers, symbols of strength and resilience :)

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  18. That's a long hike...I would probably poop out before I got all the way around! lol Love the birds and flowers you saw. That Prairie Warbler sure is pretty. And I may want to 'borrow' some of your quotes! They are perfect! Happy day!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I always love finding a good quote! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  19. The lake reflections, truly a stunning photo, it's a keeper , or printed and on the wall. Love it. We lived by a large lake for some 25 years, and I always found the changing surface was so beautiful. Lake Tarawera, if you Google it.

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    1. Thanks Jean! We do enjoy living close to our lake and trails. Wishing you a happy day!

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  20. Hi Eileen, wonderful post full of great birds finds and photos, really enjoyed the wildflowers too. Great image of the Prairie Warbler, a summer fav of mine.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I am hoping to get a better photo of the Prairie Warbler. Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. What a beautiful trail to hike on! Great shots of the great crested flycatcher! I just saw 2 of them (I think they may have been a pair) on my last trail run. Of course, I heard them long before I saw them. They are pretty loud!

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  22. Your photos show nature at its best. Lovely hike and photos!
    Enjoy your evening,

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      Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  23. Hello,

    Beautiful wildflowers and lake! The birds are pretty too. Enjoy your day!

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      Thank you for the comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  24. What a lovely walk you had, thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.

    Happy Thursday Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  25. Wow...love seeing that flycatcher. Such a great looking bird! Looks like a great walk in great weather. I enjoyed seeing all the things you saw...

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  26. All the wildflowers are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  27. You could see yourself in that lake -- it's so still! Someday I'll see an indigo bunting. I hope. Beautiful shot.

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      I hope you get to see the Indigo Bunting, they are beautiful. Thank you! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  28. The bloom shots are as great as the birds.

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    1. Thank you Marie! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  29. I like the way you feature native plants on this post.

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    1. Hello Red,
      I do enjoy finding the wildflowers. Thank you! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

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  30. Great photos! Love seeing all the birds. And pretty flowers, too.
    The first photo and the one of the lake are my favorites!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  31. What a pretty walk. So glad to hear you are both keeping well - getting out and enjoying nature is a bonus :) xx

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  32. What lovely photos!! I especially like the one of the lake! The reflection is so very mirror like! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. Thanks for taking us on your hike. I love the variety of birds you found.
    Have a great weekend!!

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  36. Looks like a wonderful walking trail, and beautiful photos. Thanks for the Tom Petty quote. I like that song and now it's playing in my head!

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  37. Sky, birds, trail, lakes...all so beautiful Eileen.

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  38. Love the walk in the woods. Love the flowers---wild Azalea--nice. We have wild Rhodies out here---our state Flower.
    Have a happy week
    MB

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  39. Love your walk. The area is very beautiful. I have some Indigo Buntings that come to my feeder, late in the day. They are a favorite of mine. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  40. I can't get over how many wonderful birds you see on your walks! Isn't Maryland green and gorgeous right now? I love to walk this time of year.

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    1. Yes, I love all the greens! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  41. It's such a wonderful thing to be able to walk on a soft forest trail and enjoy the sights and sounds along the way. Have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

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    1. Hello Penny,
      Yes, we are happy now we can walk on the trails. Take care! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  42. What a wonderful place. Are you able to walk round the lake right next to it or do the trees too-much hug the water's edge?

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  45. such a long hike eileen, you saw some really beautiful sights!!! the great crested flycatcher was an amazing sighting and such a beautiful bird, i have never seen one!!! the skies have been so pretty!!!

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    You call it a tour of 5 1/2 hours, but you really saw many beautiful things :-))))) This is really a pleasure because I see beautiful green nature and many beautiful birds.
    Thank you.

    Greetings, Helma

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  47. Maravilhosas essas vossas caminhadas em cenários tão bonitos!...
    Eu acho que levaria o dobro do tempo, parando em todo o lado, querendo fotografar tudo!... :-))
    Aqui o Jorge às vezes, fica desesperado comigo, quando fazemos algo assim bem do género...
    Grata por tão bonitas partilhas, Eileen! Beijinhos!
    Ana

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