Thursday, June 11, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thursday!



The NCR trail is nearly 20 miles long. We usually drive to one of the parking lots and walk in either direction. It seems lately more people are out now, fresh air, sunshine and exercise.  We see lots of bike riders, joggers and a few like us just out walking.  We are still keeping our social distance, I will step off the trail if needed.  

I am thankful for polite, courteous and considerate people on the trail.


I usually hear the Indigo Bunting way before I actually can see it, their song is so loud.


 In a world you can be anything, be kind.

Thankful for the pleasure of a beautiful blue sky, a little different color then the Indigo Bunting blue. 


I am not sure of this bird's id, some kind of Flycatcher or maybe a Vireo? It looks like it has  wing bars and a yellowish color on the belly, maybe an eye-ring.



 The NCR trail, I like the shadows and reflection on the water.



 Me and my shadow on the NCR trail.  I am pretty sure I heard an Eastern Phoebe around this spot.


 A pretty sky day and nice weather for a walk. 



  The Bee Tree Run is seen along side the trail, I am always listening and looking for the birds.  There were Scarlet Tanagers and the Northern Parula, heard but not seen.




My latest book The Huntress by Kate Quinn a historical fiction novel. 

I was thankful to finally find the yeast in the store this week, YAY!

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


I am always thankful for your visits and the comments. Check back for any replies will be under your 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!

106 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely images. The indigo Bunting has a special lovely colour.
    I am thankful for my family's health too. Daily.
    Happy Thursday and happy walks!

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

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. So special to see that blue bird. So nice!!
    And good shot of that wonderful sky. Nice reflection of yourself, funny!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  3. Hari OM
    And I am always grateful for the walks you take us on! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! I am glad you could join me on my walk virtually! Have a great day!

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  4. Hello Eileen!
    Wonderful pictures of the blue sky and the birds! Like the blue color of the Indigo Bunting !
    Like the reflections on the water.I had problem finding yeast too,but i find online and now at the SM.
    Thank you for sharing,have a happy and blessed Thursday! Stay safe!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi! I was happy to finally find the yeast at our local store. Take care and stay well.
      Have a happy Thursday!

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  5. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! Pretty birds, sky and reflections.
    Enjoy your day!

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  6. Que maravilha as fotos todas e esse pássaro azul fazendo pose pra teus cliques!ADOREI! lindo dia! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, I am always happy when the birds stop and pose for me! Have a happy day!

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  7. Hard to be 109% sure from the picture, Eileen, but my best guess would be Warbling Vireo.

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    1. Thanks David! I wish I had more pictures of this bird with different angles. Happy birding, enjoy your day!

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    2. Your bird is a white eyed vireo...I can enlarge images right on my screen and you can see the eye..warbling vireo has spectacles and an eyebrow that make it very easy to spot..so White eyed for sure.

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  8. ...beautiful reflections, Eileen!

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  9. Great scenery with the sky reflected in the water! Love the birds, too!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks Lea! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  10. What a beautiful place to walk! The Indigo Bunting sure is a glorious bird!!

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    1. Thanks Vera! The Indigo Bunting is beautiful! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  11. You really got some great pics of the Indigo Bunting...I love the looks from your walk. A beautiful area.

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  12. "in a world you can be anything, be kind" i love that awesome quote!! the indigo bunting is a beautiful bird, you got 2 really good pictures!! pretty pictures of the water, and yourself and your shadow...i am sure i photographed that same sky and those clouds!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I always enjoy seeing the Indigo Bunting. It is a beautiful bird. Have a great day!

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  13. The Indigo Bunting is gorgeous, especially against that beautiful blue sky. Love your shadows and neat photos of this nice place to walk. I haven't hiked in ONE WEEK...I am SUCH withdrawals! Maybe even a little 'moody'....hehehe! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I do enjoy our walks, lots to see! Have a great day!

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  14. I love these walks that you take us on, Eileen!

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  15. Grateful that you take such lovely photos on your walk and share them with us! These are so enjoyable.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  16. I enjoyed seeing pics of your walk and the two bird pics. Reflections are always neat to see. Glad you are out getting fresh air. We have been working in the yard about everyday since the third week of March.

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    1. Thank you Judy! Your garden looks beautiful! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  18. Beautiful series of photos of nature's gifts on your walk ~ love the blue bunting ~

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

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

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  19. That indigo bunting is my favourite colour! Love the shadows!

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    1. Hello Marie,
      I love the indigo color too. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  20. those indigo buntings are showstoppers! Love the whole thing!

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanie! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  21. Such gorgeous photos of the birds and the lush landscapes.
    I am so thankful for the beauty which can soothe my soul.
    Sue

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    1. Hello Sue,

      I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  22. I love the Indigo Bunting, it's so colouring, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  23. Yeast again, that is a win, and those shadows and reflections, I am right there and so enjoyed a stroll.

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    1. Thanks Jean! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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

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  25. I'm glad you take such good use of the trails available to you. I love our system of trails especially during this pandemic. And most people are considerate.

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    1. Hello,
      I do love our trails here! Thanks for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  26. Another fantastic walk, Eileen. Beautiful photos, scenery and a gorgeous day.
    Have a wonderful evening.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  27. I was struck by your thoughts about the Indigo Bunting. They are indeed very blue, only just different from the blue skies. I wonder if that is very clever adaption to the threat of other bird predators. Could your mystery bird be a Solitary Vireo?

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    1. Hello Phil,
      I think Sondra below gave me the correct id, it is the White-eyed Vireo. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  28. That looks like such a beautiful trail, and nice to have the adjacent stream. I too am seeing more people out and about. It will be interesting to see if that trend continues.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Some times a crowd can take away the beauty of the area. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  29. Now those indigo buntings look super beautiful under that lighter blue sky and stunning lime green leaves!!!

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    1. Thanks Steve! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  30. This is really a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature, Eileen. I loved your shadow shot and all the beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you Patricia! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  31. I think your unknown bird might be a white-eyed vireo. Does that make sense? Thank you for spreading some joy today! :)

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    1. Hello, you are correct with the White-eyed Vireo id. Thanks for the comment and help.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  32. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place Eileen. Marvelous photos! Happy day to you :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  33. Happy Thursday. I love that shady creek shot so nice. Great bird shots also! Your bird is a White Eyed Vireo, easy to ID for me, cause I see them every single day...they are quite loud also once you learn their call you can easily ID them. The Warbling Vireo also Does NOT have wing bars..has slight spectacles of white on the eye and an eyebrow and it's Brown not Green.

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  34. Looks like a beautiful day along the trail.
    The indigo bunting sure is pretty.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  35. I always want to wave at your shadow shots! Love the Indigo Bunting. Hope you have a nice evening and great Friday!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  36. Looks like a beautiful place to walk.

    Soooooooooo, I'm guessing you'll be baking BREAD this weekend?

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    1. Thanks Dee! Yes, I am trying a no-knead bread recipe. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  37. You have a pretty trail to walk. It's too hot for that here, but I hear we might get a cool spell soon. (That would be anything under 100)

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    1. Hello Terri, we are having some cooler weather right now. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  38. Hello, hope your doing well.
    Amazing pics. Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend.

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  39. Nice post and great message! Gr. John

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    1. Thank you John! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  40. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos.
    I especially love the Indigo Bunting.
    You live in a beautiful area where you can take these walks.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Yes, we live in an area with the lake and watershed and the forest. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Take care and stay well. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  41. Beautiful skies, and such a lovely bird!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  42. I enjoy following you on your NRC trail to see pretty birds and beautiful natural surroundings. I like your shadows shot.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      Thanks so much for the comment. I do have fun with the shadow shots. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  43. That bunting is even more beautiful against the blue sky!

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  44. Es ist sicher eine Freude in dieser herrlichen Natur zu verweilen.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Lieselotte

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    1. Hello Lieselotte,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Thomas! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  46. A lovely place for a walk. The Bunting is beautiful! I had one at my feeder the other day, but it only stayed a miniute. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I wished the Indigo Bunting stayed longer. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  47. Lovely cloudy sky shot ~ ^_^

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

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    1. Hello Carol,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  48. That Indigo Bunting is magical, Eileen! I always think there is something special about blue birds and butterflies! Thank you for your kind comment earlier. Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.

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  49. What a beautiful day it was. As always, I love your photos but especially today the photo of you and your "Shadow". Enjoy your weekend!

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  50. Hello Eileen, it looks like a wonderful day out and about, lovely photos. Take care stay safe, and enjoy your weekend.

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  51. water looks so clean, and nice to walk along the side.....
    great shot of little birds, the Indigo Bunting and blue sky.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  52. what a nice blue bird. lovely trail. have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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  53. Fabulous photographs, it certainly was a pretty sky day and glorious weather for a walk.
    I always enjoy your shadow shots :)

    All the best Jan

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  54. Beautiful captures on your wonderful trail! Stay safe.

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  55. Que lugares lindos, Eileen! Sempre um prazer imensa poder acompanhar as suas caminhadas... Até saio daqui a respirar melhor, com este ar puro, que as suas imagens nos transmitem...
    Mais uma formidável série de imagens, que foi um prazer apreciar!...
    Beijinhos!
    Ana

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  56. Hello Eileen,
    I love that Indigo Bunting. I wish we had these beautiful birds. your photos emt that water (photo 5) is great too. This also seemed a very nice area for walking and enjoying nature :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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