Monday, September 28, 2020

Our World, My World

 Hello, Happy Monday

From my little part of the world, this week I am sharing a recent visit to a local park called Hashawha Nature Center. I have  posted numerous times about our walk at this park here.  Hubby and I enjoy doing a loop hike, this walk takes us past a few ponds, into a forest, next to the raptor center,  along side a corn field and ending at the Hashawha Lake. 

1. A view of Hashawha Nature Park. I believe the yellow is the Goldenrod ?




2. Me and my shadow enjoyed a nice walk, the morning started out chilly in the low 40's.  We were bundled up as it felt like it was a cold day in January, not the middle of September. 


 

3.The shadows from the corn look cool to me, the trail follows along side this corn field.
 


 

 

4. Some of the flowers, pretty unknown yellow blooms by the pond, Cardinal flowers known as Lobelia cardinalis also seen next to the pond, some Thistle and purple Asters.



 

5. This yellow flower was growing next to the pond and the bigger lake. I am not sure of the id?  Some lily pads are behind the flowers.


 

 

6. Images taken at the raptor center, we saw the Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Broad Winged Hawk, Kestrel, Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk. 



7. I was a hearing a small squeaky noise coming from above our head while we were checking out the raptors, it turned out to be my FOY Red-breasted Nuthatch.  This Nuthatch is an "Occasional" winter bird for Maryland.  


8. I hope to see the Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders soon.  


Other birds seen and heard were the Gray Catbirds and  a Northern Mockingbird. These birds look alike from a distance but I recognize the sounds of the Catbird.




 We are continuing with our social distancing, wearing the mask and trying to stay healthy by taking our walks. We can put aside these stressful times and enjoy a walk with nature. 

 

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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!

 

120 comments:

  1. Lindos verdes, pássaros,mas adorei e destaco as lindas fotos com as sombras de vocês! LINDO! Ótima semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  2. Great natural shot of the nuthatch on the cone.

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  3. What a great place to walk. Beautiful flowers and birds...plus great shadow shots.

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  4. ...nature at its best, thanks Eileen.

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos, and all the flowers was wonderful!
    Enjoy your day, and have a nice new week ahead!

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

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  6. This is how I go out into nature, so you forget everything and enjoy it pure. This walk with all the beautiful plants and flowers in this nature park and the wild birds is wonderful. The days are cool now but the sun is shining.
    I wish you a nice week, greetings Elke

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  7. I also loved the shadows cast by the corn stalks! Glad you had a sunny day for your outing. Have a great new week!

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

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  8. That looks like such a nice place to walk. I like trails that have varied landscape. We're continuing to have more warblers at our apple tree. More variety than we have seen in prior years. Happy to say that the Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice and Chickadees are all back - nice to see them again. Tons of starlings and robins and, of course, the noisy catbirds!

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      I am happy to watch all my yard birds, the warblers are still passing through here too.
      Have a great day and new week!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Very special with the beautiful birds.
    Nice shots with your silhouettes.

    Greetings, Marco

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  10. I did some Cardinal flower mosaics today and I'm glad I got the ID right on them. LOVE the corn field and those neat shadows and of course the birds. Golden rod...ahhhh chooo! lol Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The cardinal flowers are pretty, I love finding these wildflowers.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  11. Thank you for sharing. This Nature Center is also fantastisc. Wonderful birds and blooms as well as.

    Wish you a very good week. Happy MosaicMonday

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  12. The yellow flowers add special light and joy.
    Happy Monday. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much💓love

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  13. What a beautiful area to hike and such gorgeous photos! I love the one with the corn shadows too. Glad you are staying safe and spending time in nature. Have a great week :)

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  14. The bird on the pine cone makes a very pretty picture. Rain has cleared the air in my neck of the woods where I see many people enjoying nature walks, and runs, at a safe social distance.

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  15. What a beautiful area to walk and love all the fabulous pictures.

    Hugs Diane

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

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  16. I would love to have a bouquet of those yellow flowers to put in the vase on my kitchen table! And back when I first got married in 1963 I picked that Goldenrod and brought several vases full of it in the house and I didn't even think about that my new husband suffered from allergies and he got really sick from me bringing it in the house! Love the sweet upside down nuthatch. I just came from lavender Dreamer and she had the cardinal red flowers and I did not know the name until today and now I've seen it twice

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      The yellow flowers would look pretty in a vase.
      Diane's Cardinal flowers look much prettier and thicker.
      Thanks for the comment, have a great day!

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  17. Your post is the second I've seen today with a Cardinal Flower picture. It's new to me. Must be like hearing a new or unfamiliar word. Once you experience it, it's everywhere. - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy!
      The cardinal flowers are pretty.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  19. A nice place to spend the day :) Lots to watch and enjoy. It was many years since I saw a cornfield. I saw it once in the southern part of Sweden :)

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

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  20. Such a beautiful place to walk and and amazing nature sightings !
    Greetings

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    1. Hello Ela,
      Thanks so much for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  21. A beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. Beautiful photos, have a great day and new week.

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  22. Super shadows, and the bird feathers with all their various colours never fail to delight me down here, we have hail, thunder, snow both north and further south of us , spring, but the fire is lit, coffee poured, and both cats know where to sit to keep warm.

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    1. Hello Jean!
      Thanks so much for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  23. What a beautiful place ~ fun shadow shot and sweet feathered friends photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  24. How fortunate you were to see so many raptors. Love your shadow photos as always. The nuthatches are on the move from here I suspect.

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    1. Thanks Marie! This could be an irruption year with all kinds of occasional and rare bird sightings.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  25. That little bird is brave singing so close to the caged raptors. What a great hike you went on. I love the corn and the various wildflowers. We had our first brisk morning today but it is warming up nicely.

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  26. The pond looks like a wonderful destination point in your walk. So many beautiful flowers and birds. Take care, and enjoy your week.

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

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  27. Hello,
    the Nuthatch is so very pretty!
    ...and I have purple Asters in my garden too. They are in bloom right now.
    Have a nice new week ahead! Stay safe!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment!
      The purple asters are so pretty.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  28. all of your images today are so pretty but i had 2 favorites!! #5, that gorgeous yellow flower. i cannot help you id it but that picture is spectacular!! also #7, that's a real wow moment, those pictures are gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I always appreciate your comments and visits.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  29. Happy Monday to you, too!
    Lovely finds from your walk. The corn field makes interesting pictures. :)

    Have a good week, Eileen. :)

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  30. Love the cornstalk shadows along with yours! Great photos!

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

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  31. What a lovely post, and such a beautiful place to walk.

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  32. Love the shadow pics. Good to be able to stretch the legs in such beautiful surroundings.

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  33. The nuthatch on the pinecone is an awesome photo.

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

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  34. Nice to see all those great photos from your walk. I like walking when its on the chilly side.

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

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  35. I'm trying to complete fall work on the yard. You know dig flower and shrubbery beds. Clean up leaves. Fall is busy.

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    1. Thanks Red!
      Sounds like you will be busy!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  36. Nice! I love the red breasted we had them at our feeders only ONE winter, sure was nice. I like that shadow shot!

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    1. Thanks Sondra!
      You are lucky to have the Brown-headed Nuthatch in your yard.
      I love all the Nuthatches! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  37. Adventures in nature. Nice photographs. That would be a wonderful place to take a stroll. I can see why you like it.

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  38. We went for a long drive today, to see the colours. It was good to get out.
    A lovely post!
    We had a cold spell, foreshadowing, heat today. Rain tomorrow.
    We've been social distancing like mad. sigh.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! It does feel good to get out and go somewhere different.
      A change of scenery helps during these Covid times.
      Have a great day!

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  39. beautiful image (the first photo).....
    I saw several times Mockingbird in my backyard.....great shots of wild birds.

    Have a great day

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  40. Hi Eileen!
    I loved seeing all the beautiful flowers that are still blooming there and the little Nuthatches hard at work eating the pine nuts. My husband and I tried a shadow shot--it is in one of my collages, but we need more practice :) Have a great week!
    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat,
      I do have fun looking for the shadow shots. Take care, have a great week ahead.

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  41. Beautiful photos. Loved the post.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  42. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos from your walks.
    All photos are perfectly sharp, my compliments.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Thanks so much for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  43. Hi Eileen!!! Enjoy each day... Very nice place and pictures... Take care.. Cheers

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  44. As always picture post card photos Elieen!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  46. Lovely. I had to look it up because I thought ragweed and golden rod were the same thing. They are not.
    Have a lovely week.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  47. I love the nuthatches. There have been a lot of them around here the past several weeks. I hope they find your feeders. Have a good day

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      I love the cute Nuthatches!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  48. A beautiful mix
    very beautiful to see

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  49. I love the Goldenrod and your bird photographs are amazing! and your shadows, very artsy :) and here I am always trying desperately to avoid my shadow.

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  50. Wow this was a fun trip for me too, almost like being there. Interesting place just the kind of distraction that's good for the soul during this crazy time, and I'm not just speaking of COVID-19 either! Take good and safe care and keep being adventurous it's good for you and us too! Great photos always.

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  51. Eileen - I also like the picture with the corn shadow! So glad you can get out for your beloved walks AND keep safe! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  52. You went out into wonderful sunlight to keep warm the walk and pretty shadows of you. The flowers stand out in bright colors and nice shooting of birds. Looks it wasn't much different all over the world and covid had brought out  a rule that no one had left behind.
    Take care

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  53. You find some wonderful places to take a walk :) Love these latest photos! Have a great day Eileen.

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  54. just a happy flower. so colorful. i like how it is just so so happy looking, i enjoy the pine cones views as well ... great for decorating. take care. ( ;

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  55. The corn shadows are my favorite. Love fall purple aster. The goldenrod is tall here!

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  56. What a beautiful park. I didn't see a nuthatch up north all summer -- and then last weekend about four of them! They are such pretty birds.

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  57. What a lovely 'wilderness' spot to go walking in. I love seeing the shadows falling across a path, like those corn. Trees often make great shadows too. Have a great day :)

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  58. The Shadow People Provide - Such Beautiful Colors - Walk About As Much As Possible

    Cheers

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  59. So glad that I came back to blogging. I just love your nature pictures. I have pine trees everywhere and nuthatches on my feeder, but I've never seen one on my pinecones! Great shots.

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  60. Hi from Greece. I think we are both in our own piece of paradise Eileen. Thanks for sharing your walk in the sun today.

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  61. Very good of the birds to pose for you.

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  62. Such a nice selection of flowers and birds.
    Really enjoyed all of your shadow shots too.

    All the best Jan

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