Monday, June 1, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday and Happy month of June!



Some times hubby and I are lucky to be able to take a hike on a day like this one. The weather was nice and the wildflowers were just beautiful.  These wildflowers were all along the river, most shades of purple but some were white.  




 A view of the Gunpowder River at an area called the Hemlock Gorge. Someone named Tom left their name on the Gorge sign. 



Just a few of the birds I saw and a Swallowtail Butterfly at the river. A Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher and the Louisiana Waterthrush are  summer residents.



 I watched a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers across the river.  They have a cute sound. 



 I am guessing at the flower id, I believe these are the Dames Rocket, bloom in the late spring or early summer.



Pretty purple blooms by the river.  



The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail landed on a rock in the middle of the river. 



These were tiny little blooms..


A view looking down the river and some pretty tall hemlock trees. 



 This is one of our local places to walk and part of our reservoir's watershed. I hope everyone is doing well, take care and stay well.


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

124 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    We start the week and the month with very beautiful nature photos that you present to us!
    The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is beautiful! I have read that the male butterflies are always yellow with black.
    I wish you a very nice start of the summer! Enjoy it!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      I am hopeful a happy new month for you and me. Enjoying the joy of nature is my simple pleasure.
      Thanks so much for the nice comment and visit. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    The wildflowers looks very pretty. You are so lucky who saw the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It's so beautiful!
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Marit! It is wonderful to see all the butterflies around now. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. Lovely place and lovely walk.
    The Swallowtail butterfly is a beauty.
    Thanks for taking us along.
    Happy new week to you and safe month too!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! I wish you a safe and happy month of June!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  4. I am always struck by the wonderful places available so close to home. How fortunate you are.

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    1. Thanks David! Yes, it like we have a big park outside our door. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  6. Beautiful place.
    Nice post.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. Gorgeous butterfly shot...I saw my first one like this last week. Your last shot is probably my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. I think I know how you were pleased with this hike. Your photos show it. The fresh green leaves are so refreshing and go along well with the colors of the flowers. I like the pale purple flowers and the critters. The flow of the river looks gentle. Impression is quite different from the name “Gunpowder River”.

    Yoko

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  9. Tão lindo! Adorei ver! Que JUNHO seja lindo pra ti e teus! bjs, chica

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  10. ...you purple Dane's Rockets are lovely, they are flowering here too with the addition of white.

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    1. Thanks, Tom! The white ones are pretty too, but I love the purple color. Have a great day!

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  11. A gnat catcher, now that's what we need on summer evenings. Very nice variety of nature in your photos. On the way to church yesterday, I noticed the woodland flox were abundant and beautiful on the edge of the woods. Happy Day.

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    1. Hi Gayle, the birds are great for catching the bugs. Thanks and enjoy your day!

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  12. Good day to you Eileen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful river walk. So peaceful. Have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I appreciate your visits. Have a great day!

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  13. An idyllic place to go hiking, such beautiful scenery, the butterfly capture is amazing.
    Happy MM.
    Maggie @ turning the page

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  14. What a beautiful place to walk.

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  15. that first photo is my favorite today. It makes me laugh the name of Hemlock Ridge and Gunpowder river because it's such a beautiful peaceful place to have those name. that swallowtail is just gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Sandra! It is a beautiful place for a walk. Enjoy your day!

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  16. It's a beautiful June 1st post! Heartwarming. Do you have bugs? Ours are horrid.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Not too many bugs here yet. Enjoy your day!

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  17. WHat a lovely place for a walk! Beautiful wildflowers, lovely scenery, cute birds, and my favourite butterfly. Have a good week!

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  18. Oh, the watery path is absolutely gorgeous and mystical with all the trees around.

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  20. What a pretty space! The phlox this year seem especially pretty (and abundant!).

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  21. I love the wildflowers you can see when you get out like that. I wish we had more streams on our hiking trails! Love the little birds and pretty butterfly too. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane! It is nice and cool by the river. Have a great day!

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  22. Beautiful photos and a beautiful place. I enjoy seeing the results of your walks.
    Have a wonderful day and new week.

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  23. A lovely post to start the new week and a new month :)
    What a lovely variety of photographs, I enjoyed them very much.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Happy June to you Jan! Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  24. ow, that is a beautiful place for a hike. Love the birds and the swallowtail butterfly. Would love to walk alongside that river :)

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  25. what a beautiful spot, the wild flowers are gorgeous!!! the eastern tiger swallowtail too, it is such a pretty butterfly!!!

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  26. You always take us to the prettiest places.

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  27. I love the views along the river, Eileen! it is such a pretty place!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day!

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  28. I sure do like all the wild flowers. Looks like a great place for walking. Water is calming!

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  29. That looks like a so safe place to walk, no strangers coming too close, and the purple flowers, lovely on tall stems.

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    1. Hello, we did see a few people out walking on the trail. One girl passed us with her fishing pole.
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. I hope you are doing well.
      Have a great day.

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  30. I do so enjoy your photosw. They are so quiet and serene! Serenity is what I needed today! And the photo of the butterfly is just incredible! Thank you! Have a grand week!

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  31. What a beautiful place to walk. I could sit by the stream and listen to the water all day. Watch out for the snakes.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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      Thanks so much for the comment. Have a great day!

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  32. you had me at a walk by a river - add a butterfly, flowers, and birds and it sounds like heaven

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  33. Beautiful photos and I loved that first shot. Also the one of the butterfly.

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  34. What a wonderful spot...I love that last photo it looks so inviting...good birds and flowers around for your enjoyment too...Have a peaceful week.

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  35. Sure looks like an inviting area to visit and enjoy the peace that nature offers.

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  36. You have a great time there for wildflowers.

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    1. Thanks Red! I do enjoy the wildflowers. Enjoy your day!

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  37. Love the wildflowers on this nice walk. Great photo of the butterfly!

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  38. I love all the beautiful photos of the wildflowers you saw and the swallowtail butterflies! Nature is so precious during all this time of stress and sadness.

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    1. Hello, Pat!
      I agree nature does help with these stressful times. Thank you! Have a great day!

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  39. That very last photo Eileen! That is a dream!!! Would love to hike and see such views!

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  41. Eileen - beautiful scenes. Yes, I do think that is Dame's Rocket! So pretty. Thanks for sharing your "neighborhood" with us. (By the way, I am deeply grateful for your faithful participation in MM - it means so much to me!)

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    1. Thanks Angie! The flowers are pretty, a treat for my eyes. Have a great day!

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  42. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and a wonderful place for walking.
    I like to see the results of your walks.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      It is a beautiful spot for a walk. Thanks so much for commenting. Have a great day!

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  43. What a beautiful nature and water
    looks very nice

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for commenting. Have a great day!

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  44. Me ha encantado esta entrada amiga. El collage se parece mucho a Béjar con el río Cuerpo de Hombre a su paso por la Aliseda. Gracias por estar siempre Eileen.
    Buen martes.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  45. It's a beautiful river valley. Love how the hemlock frame the riverbed. The flowers are gorgeous, and the butterfly & birds are truly eye-candy.

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    1. Hi Anni, thanks so much for commenting. Have a great day!

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  46. wonderful views with wild flowers along the river side... love to see birds and butterfly

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  47. Beautiful and natural hike to walk through along the pretty wild flowers and birds! Peaceful flow of river... Have a nice day

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  49. Nice to see somebody else use the word "purply" and the purply blooms are beautiful. I continue to be amazed by your ability to photograph and ID such a varied number of birds and butterflies. I can't get those critters to sit still long enough for me to get my act together.

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    1. Did I use purply? I had to check that. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  50. Beautiful photos of Mother Nature's Paradise ~

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

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    1. Hello Carol, thank you for the comment! Have a happy day!

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  51. Looking lovely and peaceful.

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  52. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk today Eileen, so serene and with all those pretty sightings. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Denise, come along any time! Have a great day!

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  53. Beautiful pictures, as always. I really like the shot of the swallowtail.

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  55. oh this is such a lovely walk Eileen. Thank you for taking us along. I am just doing short walks at the moment, but hoping to be able to do something more adventurous soon! Take care, happy hiking and enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Hello Jill, I hope you are recovering well. Thanks and take care! Have a great day!

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  56. Again MosaicMonday and here I'm, to read...

    ...I enjoyed your Post. Our nature is a wonder. There are so much to discover. Thank you for sharing this lovely way.

    Stay healthy. Happy MosaicMonday!

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  57. What a terrific pictorial version of your walk! So much beauty everywhere you look. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thanks Wally! It is a pretty spot for a walk. Enjoy your day!

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  58. I'm such a sucker for butterflies. That swallowtail is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I love all the butterflies too. Have a great day!

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  59. What a perfect place to have near home. I would be there all day. Never heard of a Gnatcatcher--thanks for the pics
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB. The Gnatcatcher is a cute little bird. Have a great day and happy weekend ahead.

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  60. Hello Eileen,
    I love wildflowers but haven't had the time to go out and find them and photograph them. Fortunately, your blog is still here 😀
    I think it is a very nice place to walk with your husband. The greenery and streams are great, but also the birds and that beautiful butterfly.
    That is really enjoyable walking :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Thank you Helma! The wildflowers are a pretty sight to see. Have a great day and happy weekend ahead.

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  61. That looks like a beautiful place to walk. The swallowtail is amazing!

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  62. Imagens maravilhosas, à beira rio, com mil encantos, para descobrir e apreciar!...
    De facto, é um sítio fabuloso para se caminhar e relaxar...
    Mais uma admirável sequência de imagens lindas, Eileen!
    Beijinhos!
    Ana

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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