Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Hello,

Happy July everyone!!   🌝


Can you believe it's July already?  Today is my sister's birthday, Happy Birthday Sis!  

I have a mish mash of photos to share!   One day we ordered carry-out from the local family style restaurant. We are trying to support our local businesses. One of the photos is from the restaurant, their pond and grounds.  I also have a pretty Scarlet Tanager seen during a walk and I sharing some back yard  flowers.



 Leaving the Friendly Farms restaurant, it was a pretty sky day..






 While walking on the local fire road , the male Scarlet Tanager landed almost right next to me at eye level.  I think the female and a youngster were near by too.  




Do you ever feel the need for a mental health day?  Relieve stress and take some "me" time.  



Spirea each year it blooms even more, if that is possible.



"Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts, this is the secret of success".




 I am thankful for the flowers, they make our yard so colorful and pretty.  

The Upright Fuchsia is growing well, hubby's green thumb kept this plant alive from last year.  It is an annual in our zone. 


 Another Fuchsia  that hubby's green thumb saved from last summer.  It has lots of blooms and the hummingbirds love it.




 The Bee Balm is doing very well, we have to keep this area of the garden behind wire or the groundhogs would just eat all our flowers. 



Some waterlilies in our small pond and more of the Stella D'oro lilies. 





I am thankful for each and every day, we never know when the time is up!! Chuck Berry


Blooms below in our yard and in our pond the waterlilies are blooming nicely, Stella D'oro lilies, Red Salvia, Upright Fuchsia, Bee Balm and my favorite Lantana. The bees, birds and butterflies love all these blooms. 


Life is like a flower, Comes like a bud, Goes like a shower, Petals are shattered, All that's left is our friends indeed. So is a man with a short life span, So cherish each day. Words by Kael



I am only updating this info for my future reference, a Maryland Covid update: as of Jun 28th, 2020 Maryland has in total  66,777 positive cases and 3,042 people have died. Fewer people are being hospitalized, it was down by 32. It is best if you want to stay safe and healthy, wear the mask in public areas and keep the 6ft distance..


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



 
Live simple and be happy!  😊 Take care, 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!

104 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice post.
    Wonderful that fantastic bird on your first shot. His colors are tropical and amazing.
    And so nice to see all these wonderful flowers.

    Greetings, Marco

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  2. To have an annual plant reblooming is a great feat. Kudos to your hubby! I loved the manager today.

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    1. Hi Anni,
      I am thankful for my hubby's green thumb.. Thanks and enjoy your day!

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  3. The Scarlet Tanager was a wonderful bonus for having supported a local restaurant. i hope that the food was equally exciting. We have only ordered food once and what we got was pretty darn mediocre. It was not worth what we paid for it, nor the effort to drive to get it.

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    1. Hello, David,
      I guess I was not clear on the post, the Tanager was seen during a walk on the trail. We enjoy this local restuarant's food and have been there often to eat inside and for carryout! Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Beauyiful photos of flowers in your garden! The fuchsia from last summer blooms here too. I think they are very similar. Many fuchsia having problems to live through the wintertime indoors, but this sort luves very well. I will show you a photo of it one day :)
    Beautiful waterlilies and daylilies. Yes, I can't belive that's July already...

    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      I love the fuchsia, lovely blooms and it attracts the hummingbirds which is a bonus. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  5. Hello Eileen!
    Great post and gorgeous pictures!
    Great capture of the beautiful Scarlet Tanager bird! So lucky being close!
    A adore all your plants and flowers from your yard! Especially the Fuchsia and the Stella D'oro lilies!
    I didn’t know that Meriland has so many cases and dead people of Covid 19.
    I always wear my mask and keep distances ,I’m so afraid.Have a lovely day and a happy July! Take care! Stay safe!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi! I appreciate your visit and comments. Have a happy day!

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  6. The Scarlet Tanager is awesome!
    It is a good idea to support local small shops. I do it willingly too.
    All the best for the upcoming weekend!

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

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  7. Encantadoras tuas fotos TODAS! Adorei! beijos, chica e lindo dia!

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    1. Thank you Chica, you are so kind! Have a happy day!

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  8. Those birds just love being on your blog, and pose for you. I swear!

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  9. ...thanks for all of this beautiful to hell start my day, I've thankful.

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  10. The flowers are all gorgeous! And that Tanager is just so pretty and I love the way the greenery frames him. Be glad you're not in your old home in Florida because we're all and the reddest part of Florida for the virus. And yes yes yes I need a mental health day

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    1. Thanks Sandra! There are a few states that are seeing some big increases in the Covid cases. Stay safe and take care! Enjoy your day!

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  11. Your hubby does have a green thumb, and you have a magical shutter-finger! Gorgeous flowers and good capture of the bird!

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  12. I love 'em, they are stunning. The birds and flowers, are beautiful.

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  13. You seem to be surrounded by such beauty, Eileen! Continue to stay safe and hopefully things will get back to normal one day.

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    1. I hope things are normal again! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  14. Hi Eileen,
    July came very quickly.
    Congratulations on your sister's birthday.
    The flowers are all beautiful, just like the bird!
    You live in a beautiful place!
    Hugs and good Thursday.

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    1. Happy July Ailime. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Gorgeous photography as always and beautiful flowers ~ awesome couple ~

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

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    1. Thank you Carol! I hope you are having a good day!

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  16. Beautiful bird and flowers from your surrounding. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Marie! Take care and enjoy your day!

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  18. Beautiful photos!!!

    And a BIG happy birthday to your sister.

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  19. So good you got the Tanager on your walk...I have done one drive thru since this whole thing started I left home with no picnic lunch which I normally pack myself so I got a cold drink and some french fries. But to be honest I was not eating out except rarely before the Virus...It seems to be spreading and increasing. I don't see how Schools will open in a month...if they do that I think the virus will spread even faster. Yes indeed stay healthy and live simple.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      We do not eat out often but sometimes it is nice not to have to cook dinner. The virus spreading now is scary and our leader can not wish it away. Take care and stay safe!

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  20. Lantana, the word gives me the memory of the plant my Mum had, near a hedge, when I was a child.The perfume when you rubbed the leaves, wonderful.That golden day lily, I had so many of different colours at our other home, and have a bright yellow and a deep burgundy one here, Hardy, the yellow one is flowering now in our winter.

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    1. Hello Jean,
      I will have to rub some of the leaves and see if our has a scent. I have never noticed a scent. Thanks for the comment. I hope yo are well, take care! Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. The flowers and birds are awesome. Great photos, Eileen.
    Have a wonderful day and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  22. Lovely photos. That Tanager is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  23. hello Eileen,
    I really enjoyed your contribution, I am thrilled by the wonderful natural colours! The little bird is so sweet and your sky picture is very beautiful!
    Enjoy the July and stay healthy!

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    1. Hello, take care and stay safe.
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  24. beautiful photos as usual Eileen - but that Scarlett Tanger is stunning

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    1. Hello Carol,
      The Tanager is a beautiful bird.
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  25. That skies are beautiful, the flowers pretty, that scarlet tanager is spectacular.

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    1. Hello Yogi,
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  26. Happy Birthday to your sister!That's a great view from the restaurant. That bird is beautiful, orange is one of my favorite colors! Love all the flowers, I want to have a garden soon.

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

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  27. Beautiful photos of the fuchsias! I love those water lilies.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  28. Tus flores están creciendo preciosas Eileen, me gustan. El pájaro es bellísimo una gran foto.
    Te deseo buena noche. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  29. The scarlet tanager is such a beautiful bird.
    Lovely to see all the flowers in bloom.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  30. My gosh your pictures are just stunning, love the Scarlet Tanager image.

    Hugs diane

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

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  31. You have a very good eye to see these images and take photos.

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

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

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  33. How wonderful that your hubby has a green thumb. Beautiful fuschias! Love the Scarlet Tanager, too. Happy Birthday to your sister!

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  34. Thanks for a really lovely post Eileen. I thought the Scarlet Tanager photo was perfect, what a beautiful bird. The spirea brought back memories of my childhood as my mother had it in her garden - I haven't seen a bush of it for years.

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    1. Hello, M
      The Spirea is pretty, I love any colorful plant.
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  35. We grow Lantana, just bees come every day, no butterflies and hummingbirds yet.....hope, they will come soon.

    You have a lot of flowers.. colorful.

    Stay safe, heathy and virus free

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    1. Hello Tanaza,
      I hope you see the hummers soon!
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  36. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures you show.
    I think the Scarlet Tanager is really beautiful, but the flowers are also very beautiful.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I do love all the flowers! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  37. Beautiful pics.
    Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend

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

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  38. There are some gorgeous flowers here, but my favorite is the scarlet tanager. It is so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rose, The Tanager is a beauty! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  39. You caught a picturesque sky outside the restaurant and lovely bunches of flowers that kept treating you all the day at the backyard. I wish and hope you guys always stay away from the covid. Our state (Tamil Nadu) in India is alone nearly 100,000 cases of covid and my city alone counts above 2000 daily. And it's kinda terrific out here

    Take care

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    1. Hello Jeevan,
      That is scary, how many cases you have there. Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  40. Beautiful flowers and thoughtful quotes. Love the close up of the tanager. Take care and stay safe; enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Hello Heather,
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  41. wow beautiful flower, i like it

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

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    2. ur welcome, happy weekend too

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  42. Hi Eileen, happy birthday to your sister. Beautiful photos,the Scarlet Tanager is very beautiful. The birds in Canada are very coloured. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      Thank you for the comment. We are in the USA not Canada, not sure if you knew where I live? Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  43. Lovely flowers and my spirea is blooming magnificently this year, too! Oh, and the crepe myrtle is looking really good! It is such a beautiful summer here, if it weren't so humid! Happy 4th of July!

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

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  44. Beautiful photos!
    Happy belated birthday to your sister!
    Since businesses have been allowed to re-open, some cities here in Mississippi have passed ordinances that require people to wear masks in any indoor public places. We have been wearing masks everywhere for months now, and it is good to see more people taking precautions.
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hello, Lea
      I am glad the businesses are re-opening there, wearing the mask does help. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy 4th of July weekend!

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  45. your yard area, deck area are gorgeous...so many colorful flowers!!

    the scarlet tanager is gorgeous as well but your image of it is stunning. that really deserves a frame and a place on your wall!!

    your quotes are encouraging. our numbers are not so good. people are not obeying the rules while outside of their homes and i am afraid that we are looking at moving backward. outdoor dining is open and people are shoulder to shoulder in the bar areas, and not wearing masks. new jersey has about 174,000 cases and 15,000 deaths. no joke!!

    with all that said...enjoy your weekend!! hehehehe

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      It is scary, the positive virus numbers should be going down not up.
      I am hoping for things to be back to normal, whatever our new normal may be.
      Happy 4th of July to you.

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  46. Es tut immer wieder gut,zu sehen: auf der ganzen Welt gibt es nur einen Himmel! Deine Blumenwelt ist herrlich.
    Liebe Grüße ins Wochenende
    Lieselotte

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    1. Hello Lieselotte,
      Yes, we are all joined by our one sky, one earth. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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  47. I like lotus flowers, but my fish eats the lotus leaves

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  48. Love your mish mash. No I can’t believe its July already, and happy birthday to your sister : ) I agree, it is important to support our local businesses. We are trying to do our part while staying safe. Beautiful skies and great shot of the Scarlet Tanager and its pretty feather coloring! The spirea is also a very pretty color, love that shade of pink. Applauding your husband’s green thumb on the upright Fuchsia. You have a wonderful garden with all those beautiful flowers, such a great habitat for bees and butterflies and birds. Enjoyed the quotes also. Thank you for the update on COVID-19. We also have been keeping a close eye on the statistics. Knowledge is power so they say.

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    1. Hello Denise,
      I am thankful for my hubby's green thumb. Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  49. Very beautiful pictures
    really like the nice bird

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  50. Where did June go!
    Happy Birthday to your sister.

    A lovely mish mash post of photographs, I enjoyed it.

    All the best Jan

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