Monday, August 10, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday!


For a change of scenery, some days we will take a walk on the NCR trail.  I have posted many times about our walks on this trail. There are more bike riders than hikers and maybe just a few bird watchers. The other 3 bird watchers are in the mosaic below, the middle bottom photo.



I was happy to see various flowers blooming along the trail.

"Just living is not enough...One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." Hans Christian Andersen



I heard more birds than I saw,  a few different Woodpeckers, the Carolina Wren, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cardinals and the Acadian Flycatcher.


The Common Yellowthroat Warbler was probably the most common bird I saw during our walk.



The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is often seen sitting in a muddy spot.


There are some hostas blooming along the NCR trail.


Me and my shadow on one of the NCR bridges.



These Tiger Lilies are blooming in a weird spot not far from the Bee Tree Run.


The Bee Tree Run, a pretty view from the trail. 


It was a nice day to be out walking, but we will stick to the week day walks. The weekend was way too crowded with the bike riders. 


I have a question today, if and when they come out with a Covid vaccine will you be one of the first to get the shot?  I am not in a hurry to get a vaccine when it first comes out. I have never had the yearly flu shot, I've have been told to get the shingles shot. I have heard the first shingles shot did not work great and the second Shingle vaccine was more effective. The 2nd version ran out.  It is all still a wait and see, hopefully there is a vaccine soon and be available to all who need it the most.


We are managing to stay virus free. Taking our walks with nature I think helps us to stay healthy. Thanks for coming along on my walk.   I hope everyone stays safe, happy and healthy.  



What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.


 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday



Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


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

119 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Love, love, love your views today...

    Good question, too. I will not be getting any vaccine. Having seen good evidence (being retired medical) of negative effects on the elderly of the annual 'flu' shots, any benefits seem to me to be at best negated, if not outweighed. Interestingly, I think one must be in prime health in the first place, to tolerate and then benefit from those shots. This is purely observational and my own opinion - each must take their own decision, but the chances of there being a truly effective 'one-size-fits-all' shot arriving for COVID are slim, I would suggest. It is such a huge and emotive subject, there can be no perfect answer... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I appreciate your answer too. I will continue to take safety precautions, trying to keep from catching the Covid virus. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  2. I have had the annual flu shot since I was sixty and I also had the second variant of the shingles vaccine which apparently is close to 100% effective. You don't want to get shingles, believe me. i have watched two people deal with it and at times they were in agony. In terms of vaccines, I am not sure that all countries have the same vaccine so comparisons are not always easy to make. Canada right now is working furiously to develop a Covid vaccine, so if and when we have one, it will probably not be identical to other countries.

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    1. Hi David, Thanks for the comment and for answering my vaccine question. I think we are all waiting to hear the outcome for the vaccine. I will get the Shingles vaccine, I am seeing my doc next month. Take care! Have a great week!

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  3. Another beautiful post in your blog!
    The Tiger lily is very cute, we have it in Finland too.
    I hope the vaccine comes out soon and the virus itself gets less aggressive. Am I a dreamer??
    Have a sunny and warm new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! I hope the virus cases slow down, they seem to be on the rise in places all around the world. Take care and stay safe! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  4. A natureza é sempre linda e tu nos mostra cada pedacinho dela! Tão legal e bom de ver e viver! beijos, chica, ótima semana!

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    1. Thank you Chica! Have a happy day and a great week!

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

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  6. My hubby walks every day. I cannot, as it hurts my back.
    I enjoyed your walk!
    We've the grandkids this week. That'll keep me busy!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Sorry about your sore back.
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  7. Wonderful nature views Eileen, the tiger lilies are stunning!

    As to the possible Covid vaccine, I have not yet made up my mind. Never had the yearly flu shot either, nor swine flu vaccine. It takes a while to know the possible side effects. In Finland there were quite a few narcolepsy cases connected with swine flu vaccine at young people. Very sad.

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    1. Thanks, Ritta!
      I think these vaccines always seem to have problems when they first come out, I will wait and see.
      Take care and stay safe! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  8. Happy Monday Eileen
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much🦋love

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    1. Thank you Gillena! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  9. I sure want to remember to.look at your pics on computer..

    As for vaccine, I am not sure if I will rush either. I have never taken the flu shot but I sure would the shingles if I needed it. I have know too many people to suffer with them. And it is not fun.

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    1. Thanks Rose! I am sure I will be getting the Shingles vaccine. Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  10. I have had the flu shot every year for 20 years then used to come to our workplace and give them for free we would go to the cafeteria and get them every year. And since the Lifeguard at the YMCA got the shingles and my friend and Savannah got the shingles and they thought they were going to die from them last year Bob and I went to Publix and got our shingle shots it takes to 1 and then a booster in 3 months and we got both of them. And I might not be the first one to take the vaccine but I will be taking it if they get one I am a believer in vaccines

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      I am lucky so far, I have avoided the flu each year. Knock on wood, I do not get the Covid.
      I have known people who have had the Shingles, it is awful. Take care! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  11. ...nature's beauty at its best.

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  12. Some fabulous photos here again today, Eileen, the wildflowers are so varied and colourful such a treat for the eye.
    In France we always had our yearly flu shots.
    Here in UK my husband has been offered the shingles jab, he's still mulling that over.
    I'm not sure when/if there is a Covid-19 vaccine, that proves to be effective, we will be rushing to be inoculated. We will just wait and see I guess.
    Happy MM, have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hello Maggie,
      Thanks for the visit and comment. I hope you and your husband stay virus free. Have a happy day and a great week!

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  13. I've never had a flu shot either so I guess I might wait on the vaccine. But we are able to stay away from other people for the most part where we live, and being retired. Those bird watchers are pretty cute! And I love your quotes. You'll probably like my quote today. Hugs!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I did love the quote in your post, perfect too. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Have a great day!

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  14. PS I hiked yesterday and wanted to see a Cuckoo SO bad but I did see some unusual birds so I won't complain!

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    1. I just heard a Cuckoo from my deck this morning, they have a distinct sound.
      I miss all the Florida birds, the Limpkin was a favorite.

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  15. Oh, my, I love the lilies even more on computer...the ones in the 7th shot...and that butterfly shot is gorgeous. and I forgot to tell you earlier, I LOVE the other birdwatchers. LOL

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    1. Thanks again Rose! We've been seeing these birdwatchers everywhere lately.
      Enjoy your day!

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  16. Such gorgeous photos! I'm glad you are able to get out and about, it will definitely help keep you healthy and sane in these insane times we are living in. I don't think I would take the vaccine, at least not anytime soon. Stay safe and have a great week :)

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, our walks do help. It is good to get outside for a change of scenery!
      Thanks for visiting. Have a happy day!

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  17. I get a flu shot every year but haven't done the Shingles one. I probably will get a Covid shot but not right away.

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    1. Thank you, take care and stay well!
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  18. Such beautiful captures of nature!

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

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  19. Lovely photos. The yellow throated warbler is beautiful. I've never had a flu vaccine and not sure how I'd feel about the COVID_19 vaccine, it would depend on how effective it seemed to be, how limited you would be if you didn't have it (some places might start demanding to see your certificate of vaccination before they let you in for example)

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    1. Thank you Juliet! I can see places asking for a vaccination certificate before let the tourists visit.
      Have a great day!

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  20. Beautiful nature shots ~ love your shadow shot ~ glad you have wonderful nature walks to do ^_^

    and as for the virus vaccine ~ No thank you. I have had very adverse reactions to flu and pneumonia shots ~ this one would probably flip me out ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol,
      Thanks for the comment and answer on the vaccine. Take care and stay well!
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  21. I am not hopeful of any vaccine, especially under the Trump administration...they will push anything to make him look good can't trust that. None of the Flu Vaccines work, Dr Fauci says if they get one that is 50% effective he would be surprised...SINCE I survived the virus I would say I would not risk getting the vaccine, I have never taken flu vaccine, and I had Shingles before they came out with a vaccine. Unless there is a clinical trail of least 6 months I don't see how they can even say it's a vaccine.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      Thanks for the comment and for answering my vaccine question. I will be taking my chances, I have never had a flu shot. Take care and stay well! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  22. I will take the vaccine if and when it is available here. I trust the government to be honest about its effectiveness. If they deem it to be safe, I will take it. I have had the latest shingles vaccine and have taken the flu shot for several years now. It was so east to get the flu from our grandkids but they get the shots now too.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      I think your government is much more trustworthy than ours is right now. I would hope they would never put people at risk unnecessarily but right now I do not have confidence in our leader. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care and stay well! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  23. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful views you are showing today! Hosta have many oretty flowers. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail are very pretty.
    Enjoy your day, and have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Take care and stay well!
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  24. You are keeping us healthy too, E! Thanks

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks for visiting. Take care and stay well!
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  26. It is a beautiful trail. You seem to have more flowers then I have. Where I live it is mostly thistle now. Love those beautiful lilies. Where I live I have sen white and orange ones. Not this red one.
    Love the swallowtail and to see your shadow :)

    Take care, I too think it is our outdoors activities that spare us from C. So, stay outdoors and keep safe :)

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    1. Thanks Monica!
      I hope you continue to stay safe!
      Have a great day and a happy week!

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  27. Beautiful photographs, as always!!
    Oh, I’ll wait!!
    Nice to see you again! Hope all is well.
    Nancy🌼

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It is so nice to see your blogging again! I am glad you are recovered and feeling good.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  28. Beautiful shots, Eileen. You definitely see nature at its best. A good new week to you!

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    1. Thanks Bill! Take care! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  29. you always find the prettiest places to walk

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    1. Thanks for visiting Carol!
      Take care! Have a happy day and a great week!

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  30. Lovely photos. I particularly like the butterfly. I have taken advantage of vaccines when they have been offered. I am fit and healthy for my age but this virus is no respector of fitness. Look at the number of top athletes that have contracted it. If and when they develop a vaccine I will have it as I see that as being our only way of beating this pandemic.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  31. Another great hike. I'm like you, I prefer the times and places where there are not so many bikers even though I do a little bit of biking myself.

    As far as the vaccine for Covid, if the safety data looks okay I'll probably get the vaccine. I'm in that age group where the death rate is high.

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    1. Thank you Alan! I try to avoid the crowded places, that includes the trails.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  32. Such lovely shots. That butterfly is fabulous! I've heard the Shingrix/second vaccine is very effective against Shingles.

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  33. Beautiful photos, and a beautiful place. Lovely tiger lilies. Were the cats along for the hike? If my doctor advises me to get the vaccine, I will. I always get my 'flu shot, and last year was thrilled my doctor gave me a pneumonia shot. The pharmacy says it's for 65+, and I'm not yet. But, pneumonia is a killer many don't give enough thought to. My husband died of it at only 47. Yes, I'll take any and all vaccines offered!

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    1. Thanks you Lisa! You should definitely listen to your doctor. I am sorry to hear your husband died so young, that is very sad! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  34. Beautiful photos! Like those other bird watchers :) Honestly, I am just not sure on the vaccine. I also have never had the flu shot, focusing on prevention instead. However, this is very different, I think. Probably not going to be first in line but I'm not going to say "never!" either. It's very hard to know what to do with so many unknowns at this point. Hope you are having a great day!

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    1. Hello Jean,
      I am never one to be first in line for anything. I do not mind waiting.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  35. Once again such beautiful photographs, which I've scrolled through several times :)

    To answer your question about the vaccine.
    I've never had a flu one so think I might wait on the vaccine before deciding.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan! I have never had the fly either, I will wait and see what happens with this vaccine.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  36. Always lovely photos--thanks for sharing-
    I think I heard that if/when a vaccine comes available--everyone will be required to get them--
    and that will be a problem for me--as I am allergic to the preservative that they use in them--(usually glycerin)
    so I don't get to have any of the vaccines they have out--
    two years ago Sept I got a really really bad case of the shingles-and now have permanent nerve damage on my right upper
    body--so I do not wish shingles on anyone--but again--not able to take the shot --and now they also tell me that because
    I had such a bad case--they wouldn't even want me to take the shot!!
    do take care--luv, di

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    1. Hello,
      I am wondering how the mass production for the vaccine. The production of test kits have not been very quick. I am happy to wait. I am sorry to hear about your Shingles nerve damage. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  37. You found lots of pretty color on your walk. Those 4 legged bird watchers made me smile. Hope your week is starting out well!

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    1. Thanks Ellen,
      We have been seeing a lot of these 4 legged birdwatchers on the trails lately.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  38. Beautiful place for walking.
    No, I won't be getting the vaccine. Will wait to see what the side effects will be.

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      I worry about the side effects of the vaccine too. I will be waiting.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  39. lot's of beauty eileen, the warbler was especially fun for me to see!! thanks for your kind words today on my blog today, we are a little overwhelmed right now!!!

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    1. Hello, Debbie
      I can only imagine how you are feeling, sending prayers. Take good care of yourself during these stressful times. {{HUGS}}

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  40. I will not take the first vaccine that comes out. A new vaccine will take much more testing. We have very few cases in our city of 100000 We have 12 active cases.

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    1. Thanks Red! I am waiting, the first vaccine is scary to me. They seem to really be rushing it through.
      It is great you are not seeing many cases there. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  41. Such a lovely place. I also enjoy your walking photos. Enjoy your week ahead and keep safe.

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    1. Thank you Penny! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  42. since the trail looks smooth that why more bikers thank hikers.....I guess...
    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos of wildlife.

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, it is a popular trail for the cyclist. Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  43. I don't think we have the common yellowthroat warbler here. What a cute bird!
    I'm probably going to be in line for the virus when it comes out, assuming it appears to be safe. I'm at high risk. I've had flu shots for years starting when I worked in school settings, and can't testify that they've done me a lot of good. I was told the first shingles shot was one and done. Then the better one was unavailable for months. I finally got that series (2). I guess it finally comes down to as much peace of mind as may be possible in uncertain times.

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    1. Hello Kay,
      Thanks for the comment! The vaccine will be important for those who are high risk. I have never gotten the flu or needed the yearly fly shot. I hope I stay virus-flu free. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  44. Eileen - I laughed at the picture of the three birdwatchers!!! I also enjoy how you always include shadow pictures in your mosaics. We have common yellowthroats here, but they are pretty furtive. Good job getting a shot! We would have to look carefully at the data before taking the vaccine - at the rate they are producing it, it is a little concerning. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  45. It is good that you can find a place to walk and be with nature during these difficult times. I would have the vaccine if I was in a hotspot.

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    1. Thanks Diane! Walking is good for us, for many reasons.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  46. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos of your walk. I like the butterfly. In the Netherlands is it too hot for a walk at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Caroline!
      It is hot and humid here, not very nice walking weather.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  47. Wonderful photos near where you live ~ are those cats that I see on the path????

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol!
      Yes, those are the cat/birdwatchers. They are laying on a private driveway.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  48. What a beautiful place to relax and admire nature!
    Greetings

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  49. Beautiful shots form the trail and i love all the flowers and the yellowthroat warbler against the blue sky! Yes, nature is a wonderful protector but still taking the trail with many bikers one should be alert. Glad you guys staying safe.
    Take care

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  50. Your trail shot produced some great photos, all of which I enjoyed and your creative collages. Not sure if I would rush getting the flu shot. I will have to think long and hard on that one. We are following all guidelines that are issued and staying away from crowds. I stay away from crowds anyhow so it is no great loss of my day to day routine. Just staying close to home more than usual. If I had a trail like this I would be on it every day but ours seem to get so crowded and not everyone is adhering to the guidelines. Continue to enjoy your trails and I thank you so much for sharing the lovely things you see. Stay safe and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hello, Denise,
      Thanks for the comment and reply to my vaccine question. We are following the guidelines too, if only everyone would do the same. We would be in a better place right now. Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your day! Have a great week!

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  51. Gorgeous
    I especially love the view of Bee Tree Run

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  52. Beautiful photos, Eileen! I am likely to get the vaccine and will get the shingles vaccine, too. I have had friends get the shingles and they had a terrible time with recovery. Terrible.

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      Thanks for the comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  53. You really do take the most scenic and beautiful walks! We've not seen many butterflies this year, and my conservation friends are noticing it as well. But we're hopeful as the meadows start to bloom, as your post shows, we'll start seeing more. And by the way, I learned today that butterflies sitting in the mud, is called "puddling." Swallowtails do it a lot, as they drink water, and extracting salt and minerals from whatever they are congregating on.

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    1. Hello, Kim
      I am seeing a lot of Swallowtail butterflies here. Very few Monarch here! Thank you! Take care, have a great day!

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  54. Can a safe vaccine be developed in a few months for a virus that's still unfolding its characteristics? I don't know. I don't have faith or trust is those who say they have the vaccine right now or close to it. I saw headlines that Putin says his country has a vaccine for the coronavirus. There's a crook for you.
    I do get the annual flu shot. It's a habit now. I started getting the shot as a precaution because we began living with Mama who was in her 80s at the time.

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    1. Hello Su-sieee
      I agree, about the crook and I do not think a vaccine can be tested this quickly. I will wait, try to stay safe. Thank you! Take care, have a great day!

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  55. Hi there Eileen, those flowers you've photographed on your walk are gorgeous... the tiger lilies especially, such an elegant plant. I agree, places can be just too busy at times over the weekend. Its a very pretty area so no wonder its popular I guess.
    As to getting the vaccine if and when it becomes available, well, I don't think we'd be rushing for it. Its only recently we've been having the flu shots. I'd be inclined to wait and see for a while and then perhaps have a talk with our Dr who often shows she has a mind of her own if you know what I mean.
    Cheers now and lovely to re-connect :D) xx

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    1. Thank you Sue! It is good to see you posting. I am in no rush to have the first vaccine that comes out.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  56. Pretty flowers and critters from your walk on the trail. I like the tiger lilies. Weekends are always busy. I will choose the weekdays and leave the weekends to those who can't make it on weekdays. I won't be in a rush to get the vaccine. Will wait and see.

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  57. Your walk again looks very peaceful and rewarding in itself. I think the shore birds may be getting ready to make their autumn move, so birding will pick up in the next couple of weeks.

    It's an open question if the vaccine trials are being done responsibly or if political influences are rushing them. Once a vaccine is reliable I'll hope to get it: I get a flu shot every year and I am very worried about antivaxers endangering the public by their irresponsible anti=science position.

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

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  58. What A Fantastic Trail - Thanx For Exploring - Lovely Shadow People - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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  59. Good Morning. Thanks for visiting, I'm a follower number 753. Congratulations on your blog. Thanks for visiting and comments on my blog. I would like to have the privilege of being a follower on my blog. If one day you come to Brazil I will take you to the waterfalls with pleasure.

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  60. I'm late visiting but if you stopped by you know why. Unfortunate circumstances. It was hot hot hot all week but today we have a cool breeze. Staying well, active and hydrated. No I will not take a vaccine.
    Love the bird watchers! Tiger lillies are one of my favorites.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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