Monday, July 6, 2020

My World, Our World

 Happy Monday!


We are still staying close to home on most days, taking local walks on the fire road and to the lake. We do have many choices which direction to walk and which section of the lake we want to see. These are some views from our walk to the lake on June 28th.

The roadside daylilies are blooming now, we saw some on our walk to the lake and there were some growing by the lake. 


The Chipping Sparrow was sitting on a wire just singing a song.  


 A view of the reservoir, we saw a few fishermen out in their boats. I heard more birds than I saw, here is a little list of birds I heard on my walk: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Worm-eating Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Parula, Carolina Wren, Eastern Wood-Pewee, White-breasted Nuthatch and the Great Crested Flycatcher.


Not the best lighting, the Eastern Kingbird was seen in a tree next to the lake.  You can just barely make out the white on this bird's tail feathers, a sure sign of it being the Eastern Kingbird.


I noticed the Red-eared Slider Turtle across from us at the cove. 



A different view of the lake, this is a section where the local teenagers like to hang out. I do not mind them hanging out there, I just wish they would not leave behind their trash.  

A beautiful world starts with you, we have one planet to call home. Please take care of our earth, our home.  




We are staying safe, wearing our mask and keeping the social distance.   I hope everyone takes care and  is safe, happy and healthy.



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Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday



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

110 comments:

  1. As you know, Red-eared Sliders have been popular with pet shops for years and periodically people who tire of them release them into the waterways. Traditionally here they did not survive our cold winters but that has changed in recent years and this species is seen all too frequently in our wetlands, to the detriment of native species.

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    1. Hello,
      It is a shame people are releasing their pets into the wild. I read these Red-Eared Turtles are not native in Maryland. Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  2. Tão lindas as fotos e até a tartaruguinha apareceu!@ Gostei! Linda semana,beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thank you for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  3. ...thanks for sharing your beautiful world!

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  4. Such a beautiful area to go walking in :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  5. Hello dear Eileen!
    Glad to reading you again!
    Thanks for your support in the bad days!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Take care and stay well!
      Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of your walk, you live in a beautiful environment.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma
      Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  7. What a beautiful area you have near you! King birds always look majestic to me.

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    1. Thanks Vera. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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    1. I see the beauty and richness of life around the charming reservoirs ...

      As in your previous post, your camera shots are cool, Eileen.

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    2. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  9. Hello Eileen!
    The view at the lake is breathtaking! It’s a lovey place for a walk and looks so peaceful!
    Wonderful pictures of the daylilies and great captures of the beautiful birds and turtle!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day and a happy week! Take care!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi,
      It is a peaceful place and a nice spot for our walks.
      Thanks so much for visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  10. That was a very nice walk that you too on us today, Eileen, your knowledge of birds always impresses me as I am hopeless at remembering them! We are enjoying walks in our local park now, masks outside are not required in UK but we do wear them when grocery shopping.
    Happy MM
    Maggie @ turning the page

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    1. Thanks Maggie, I belonged to the local bird club. I learn many birds through our bird walks.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  11. I'm glad you have good places to walk and can enjoy the beauty of nature. Love the turtle and the birds you see. I'm not getting out as much because of the heat now so I really appreciate the beauty when I do! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      It is great to go out for a walk, when the weather is nice. It is getting hot and humid here too.
      Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  12. The daylilies make me think of my mother! Her yard was always full of them in that same color. Your world is always so beautiful and I'm so happy that in spite of the virus you're still able to get out

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      We are happy to take our local walks. Not many people are seen, which is good.
      Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  13. Hello Eileen,

    The dayliles are so pretty, and they are blooming here too. Beautiful sparrows and turtles.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      The daylilies are pretty, thank for the comment.
      Enjoy your day!

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  14. That lake looks so peaceful! I could really use some time by one.

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    1. Hello Rose,
      The nearby lake is nice. Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  15. Great to see the natural beauty around you...and I hope young people will grow and mature and notice the earth is their mother.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      I wish the young people cared more about our earth.
      Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  16. Thank you for sharing the beautiful spot where people like to hang out. I do wish humankind were taught to be a little kinder when visiting such places. When I see trash carelessly dropped, the reaction is similar to when people gather shoulder to shoulder without masks. Words like selfish and short-sighted come to mind.

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    1. Hello,
      I agree, everyone should be wearing a mask in public area.
      The people leaving their trash are selfish people.
      Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  17. Wonderful photos. You know, I never think of turtles having ears -- red or otherwise. I learn something new every day.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I learn new things every day too.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  18. It must be delightful to walk along a road with so many lilies...
    The turtle is a nice critter.
    Have a great new week with many walks!

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    1. Thank you, I do love seeing all the critters.
      Have a happy day!

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  19. Wonderful photos, Eileen. I love the Chipping Sparrow, you caught it singing to the world.
    Enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  20. Another terrific walk! The daylilies are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  21. I loved seeing your day lilies, Eileen-- my mother always had them in her garden. Lilies are favorite deer food here so I can't plant them where I live. I never thought of turtles having ears, and certainly not red ones! That was an interesting photo and a very descriptive name for the turtle. I know what you mean about teenagers leaving garbage behind--they do that here too at times-- a very discouraging trend. We are still being socially responsible and wearing our masks when we are out among people and trying to stay home as much as possible. I hope the virus numbers go down soon and that everyone remains patient until they do.

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    1. Hello, Pat
      The deer have eaten all our daylilies, they do not last long.
      Maryland has been doing well, keeping the virus numbers down.
      Take care and stay safe! Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  22. I really like all the birds you meet in the wild

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    1. I like all the birds too.
      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  24. I'm so impressed by all of the birds that you can recognize from their songs, Eileen! The Day Lilies are out here too.

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    1. Over the years, I have learned a lot of bird songs.
      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  25. Wow! Greatest sparrow singing EVER!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  26. i love the singing bird shot. so cute. lots of singing around here. hope u are having some rain, i know we need to so so much. looking so dry around here. ( ;

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    1. Hello Beth, thank you for the comment. It is dry here too, we could use some rain!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  27. Your lake is so beautiful. Do you have a place where you can go swimming? Love to see the turtles and birds.
    Take care.

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks, we are not allowed to swim in the local reservoir. You can fish and hunt or take your kayak or boat on the lake. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  28. I always like your turtle pictures.
    Great capture of the singing sparrow!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! These sparrows can sing loud. Have a great day!

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  29. The sparrow looks like it has two beaks. We have wrens and nuthatches but the rest of your flock would be unusual to see here in southwest VA.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  30. If you keep your eyes open on a monday morning you can hear or see many interesting critters.

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    1. Thanks Red! I try to notice all critters and sights on our walks. Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead!

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  31. Hi Eileen, I love day lilies, and mine have died off during the years I hope to get some new ones I like all the colors...I have mainly the old time orange ones..And a few of the dark copper color ones...The turtle is a pretty one, the only introduced species I can't make peace with is fire ants..:o)Your Bird by Ear list was a good one. Same thing is happening here Im hearing more than I'm seeing. Have a good week.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      I had to look up this Red-eared Slider, it is not native in Maryland. I thought they were, thanks for the heads up. I have come to learn the sounds of most birds breeding in the nearby forest, some of them come into our yard. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Birding, enjoy your day!

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  32. That Kingbird is special for me to see. Glad you can still walk and enjoy time comfortably and safely. Hope you have a great Tuesday!

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  33. That sparrow is adorable. Good to hear that you are enjoying your walks at the lake.

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  34. Eileen - I would love to go on a walk with you so that you could help me identify the birds I hear singing around here!!! You inspire me to learn more birdsong - I think I would have an easier time finding them in the trees if I knew what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing your neighborhood nature with everyone at Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Thank you, I have been hearing these birds for years now. They breed in the forest next to our home.
      I do enjoy hearing and seeing the birds. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  35. Lovely pics :) Have a nice week ahead.

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  36. Hi Eileen, I love that you captured the little sparrow in song. How precious. The reservoir looks very peaceful. Is there a reservoir and a lake nearby or just one body of water? Either way it draws in a lot of wildlife and makes it so interesting on your walks. Have a wonderful week ahead. xx

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    1. Hello Penny,
      This lake is one of the 3 reservoirs providing water for Baltimore City. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  37. You see so many critters & blooms of different ones we see this time of year. Lovin' this post & photos!

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      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  38. You live in such a pretty area. I had a red-eared turtle in my garden earlier in the spring. I think I mistakenly called it a red-eyed turtle; ha, ha. We are doing much of the same, staying close to home and trying to enjoy our close surroundings. Take care.

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    1. Take care and stay safe! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  39. That’s a long list of birds to sound wonder! Lovely shots on the birds, lake and day lilies… Glad you staying safe and enjoying nature close by.

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  40. What more do you need? Nature, water, day lillies...ahh the good life.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Hello Dawn,
      Yes, it is the good life.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  41. love to see day lilies, their colors so attractive.
    thank you to share your beautiful photos

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  42. I always love your walks and your sense of thankfulness.

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  43. I love the turtle but the sparrow singing its heart out is a great photo.

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  44. What a beautiful place to go walking.

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  45. This looks like a lovely place to explore, and a beautiful day to be out and about. Nice photos.

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  46. Eileen, those are great shots of the Eastern Kingbird. I see a tiny something hanging from the bird's beak. A remnant of a snack or a snack in the waiting.

    It amazes me that daylilies grow in the wild. I've only seen them in yards and flower shops. Well, maybe those in the shops are tiger lilies. I wonder if tiger lilies could grow in the wild there. Cheers!

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    1. Hello,
      I have seen some wild tiger lilies, they grow close to the lake shore. Thank you for visiting.
      Have a happy day!

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  47. A great series of photos!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  48. Great pictures, as always. My mother used to call those lilies Railroad Lilies, because the grew all along the tracks on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where my grandmother lived.

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    1. Hello,
      The roadside daylilies are a beautiful sight to see! Thank you for the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  49. It is such a pretty lake! Thank you for taking us along on your walks. Enjoyed all that you saw. I liked the collages with the colored frames too. Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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

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  50. Thanks for taking us on your walk---whew, I needed that.
    You have an amazing knowledge of birds and their songs. Wow!
    MB

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    1. Thanks MB! I've had many years to learn all these birds songs. Enjoy your day!

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  51. Love the flowers by the road. I've been going on lots of walks to take out the stress from work. It's a mental battle to stay positive for me these days. Near the water is where I find most relaxing. I wish we have one nearby.

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  52. i always enjoy seeing the daylilies along the roadside. they are so pretty, and i especially love the orange ones. the sparrow is adorable, you captures him at a great angle....

    all beautiful images, it's good you are getting out. the heat is keeping me indoors more than i would like and i have been enjoying our pool!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, The orange daylilies are my favorite, we see lots of them along the roads here.
      Have a great day, enjoy the pool!

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  53. Wonderful photographs, I especially like the Chipping Sparrow …

    Hope you are having a good week.

    All the best Jan

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  54. So nice that you have some greenery around where you are. (It's gotten very hot and dry around where we are :-\) Enjoy the lovely weather, the greenery and the birds.
    Stay happy, stay healthy, Eileen. :)

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  55. those lilies are beautiful! Great list of birds you saw too and I agree with your comment about the teenagers and their trash!

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  56. Staying close to home also gives some kind of charm :-)
    You will see flora and fauna that you are now looking at with different eyes, I think. They are also really nice flowers on the roadside, but also the view, the birds and the turtles are very nice to see.
    Greetings, Helma

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