Thursday, June 25, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Hello and Happy Thursday!  😀

These are some more images from our getaway to Shenandoah National Park.  Since we spent the night nearby in Front Royal Virginia we were able to stay late and watch the sunset from the Skyline Drive. 

Some scenes from our walk at the Big Meadows in Shenandoah NP.


 If you look close some bugs can be seen flying around us during our walk at Big Meadows. At least the bugs weren't landing on us. 



Pretty red plants on the Big Meadows, in the distance the Visitor Center looks tiny on the top right.



Shenadoah NP, the Skyline Drive and the Big Meadows. 


We had beautiful views of the sky at Big Meadows, seen below I like this lone tree. We did not come across many people on this day in the park. We probably see more people in our local Walmart. 




I am guessing at this bird's id, a Field Sparrow seen on the Big Meadows, Shenandoah NP.





Me and my shadow at the Signal Knob Overlook, Skyline Drive @ Shenandoah NP.




 Sunset from the overlook on the Skyline Drive. The end of a beautiful day! 


I am thankful for a beautiful sunset and a great visit to Shenandoah National Park. We wore our mask in public areas and kept our distance.  So we are thankful to have returned healthy. Most of all we returned a little happier  🌝 since we were able to have a change in scenery.  Most of our time was spent in the car except for our hikes. 




My latest books:
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves, # 1 in the Shetland Island series..
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, a fiction/thriller and a new author for me
A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear # 11 in the Maisie Dobbs series..


I hope everyone is safe, happy and healthy! 😊  Please wear your masks and keep social distancing.. I am always thankful hubby and I are both doing 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!  😊 Take care and keep smiling!


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!

96 comments:

  1. ...blue and green and then a sunset that can't be beat!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the lovely views and the critters.
    I believe you returned happier!
    Have a great rest of week!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! We did return happier! Have a great day!

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  3. Que beleza tuas fotos,sempre um encanto ver! Coisa boa! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thanks Chica! I always appreciate your visits. Have a happy day!

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  4. Field Sparrow for sure - maybe it was eating some of those bugs.

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    1. Thanks for the Field Sparrow confirmation David! Have a great day!

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  5. Hari OM
    Oh those wide open spaces, that sunset... sigh... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  6. I am thankful that you and me and my hubby and all of our blog friends that not one of us have this virus and I pray that it continues that way. I am thankful for beautiful sunsets and for that gorgeous Shenandoah Valley

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I hope you & Bob stay well! Enjoy your day!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful blue sky! The Field Sparrow is so cute.
    Happy Thursday!

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  8. You captured some beautiful views here.

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  9. Hello Eileen!
    Wonderful views from the park! Beautiful landscapes!
    Great captures of the cute Sparrow and the gorgeous sunset!
    Me and my hubby are wearing face masks all the time going for shopping!
    Only on the beach,for our early swimming we don’t need them! We are alone!!
    Have a lovely day! Stay safe! Take care!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thanks Dimi! If only everyone would wear the mask, it would help. Enjoy your day!

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  10. It looks like a great adventure, especially after the isolation of Covid. Nature can heal the mind and body.

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    1. Hello Marie, Yes nature is a stress reliever.. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  11. Oh that sunset was worth it...as well as a day out in sunshine seeing new things!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! The sunset was beautiful! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Beautiful views and then a spectacular sunset, priceless! Thanks, Eileen.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos and collages, the sparrow is super, I do not know this species.
    Wonderful also the sunset, what a colors.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! Take care, stay well! Enjoy your day!

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  14. Lovely photos, looks like a wonderful place for a walk

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  15. Beautiful sunset! We have great happy memories of our two times driving through Shenandoah.

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    1. Thank you! Hubby and I love Shenandoah! Enjoy your day!

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    That must be a nice day with at the end a wonderful sunset.
    Shot 5 with the tree is really fantastic. A wonderful depth in the landscape with the treee and a nice sky. Well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  17. So beautiful! There's nothing like June green!

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    1. Thank you Michele! Yes, I love all the green trees! Enjoy your day!

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  18. A beautiful sunset to cap off a wonderful day.

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

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  19. What a beautiful day and a lovely ending.
    I love the shot of the sparrow singing his heart out.
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue! He was singing loudly. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  20. I can't believe it's already Thursday...time if flying by. Big Meadows is such a pretty place. I did check the website most of the campgrounds along the parkway are still closed. Some of the Inns may be open..I didn't check the inns. Maybe next yr I hope.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! The summer months at the inns and lodges are pricey. Time is flying by, the month is nearly over. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  21. What a beautiful National Park. Nice that there were no crowds. I love the sunset shots!!

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    1. Thank you, I love our national parks! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  23. So nice that you could get away to such a beautiful place. Wonderful photos from your trip.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I was happy that they opened the national parks. Happy weekend!

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  24. What a great outing you had. Easy to socially distance when there are not that many people out and about.

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    1. Yes, we liked that there were no crowds of people. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  25. Wow!
    That sunset is beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Carol! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  27. Beautiful photos, especially the sunset ones!

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    1. Thank you Lea! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  28. Whoa! That sunset is amazing. Glad you could enjoy this beautiful area!

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

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  29. I am safe and healthy. We've had 37 cases in our small city of 100000 so fairly safe.

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    1. I am glad you are safe and healthy! Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  30. Amazing pics.
    Happy weekend.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  31. It looks a beautiful place for hiking. I love the shot of the tree in the meadow. Glad you could get out to enjoy the day. Keep safe.

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    1. Hello, it is a great place for hiking. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  32. We enjoyed a visit to that part of Shenandoah just about one year ago. It's hard to grasp how different everything is now! We are still afraid to travel, even with masks and hopes for everyone to practice social distancing. I guess smaller crowds are an advantage, but the price we are paying is high!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Mae, since we were hardly seeing any people we felt safe. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jim! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  35. So pretty...except for the bugs. I’ve always wanted to visit that area.

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    1. Hello, it is a beautiful park to visit. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  36. Those sparrows are such a difficult species to I'D aren't they? (I have two photos of sparrow look-alikes I still know not which ones) love the big sky country!

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    1. Anni, thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  37. Hier lohnt es sich Spaziergänge zu unternehmen - wunder schöne Natur und ein himmlischer Sonnenuntergang!
    Herzliche Grüße ins Wochenende
    Lieselotte

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    1. Thank you Lieselotte! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  38. I always see deer on your posts...are they abundance in your area?
    Very beautiful views.

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you Tanza! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  39. Beautiful wide open spaces and great wildlife. The sunsets are fantastic too.

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    1. Thank you Penny! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  40. Wonderful Post - Happy Readings There - Enjoy Your Weekend

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  42. A great outing, beuatiful blue skies, and that sunset is awesome. I like your shadow shot too.

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  43. Oh my lots of bugs out there or my computer screen is awfully dirty. LOL
    Great sunset
    MB

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  44. Gorgeous sky and nature shots!

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

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  45. staying overnight in nature is really great opportunity to have beautiful sunsets and sunrises. have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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  46. Wow! Truly, it is a Big Meadow! Lovely nature shots Eileen, fun shadows and that Sunset, AMAZING! Happy Weekend!

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  47. Beautiful pictures . Loved that shadow picture . We too have taken few like that when we went to armenia

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  48. very beautiful landscape to visit. Love the sparrows and the gorgeous sunset. And a nice shadow shot too :)

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  49. Wow lot of photo opportunity at the national park! You got great sky pics too.

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  50. What a way to end the day at the National Park. Enjoy the weekend.

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  51. I love this part of the U.S. and sometimes miss living close to it! Thank you for linking up and have the best week ahead.

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