Thursday, October 22, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thursday,   

 Missing our traveling, the urge to go somewhere was strong. We had been talking about Chincoteague Island Virginia, the weather was perfect so off we go.  We wore our mask and kept our distance, it was easy take the necessary health precautions.   I have lots more photos from our Chincoteague Island Virginia getaway. We saw a beautiful sunset, the wild ponies, lots of birds and the beautiful beach.  At 3pm they open the wildlife drive, hubby and I had great bird sightings, pretty views of fall colors and the marsh land. 

1. I am guessing at the bird id below, a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron. It has the dark beak and little white spots on the coverts.

 



It's a beautiful day,

don't let it get away! A song from U2, is stuck in my head. It's a beautiful day! 

 


2. Hubby and I both love spending time outdoors with nature.  We rarely visit cities, I am thankful for green spaces, parks and beaches.

 

Below various ducks, Great Egret and the Belted Kingfisher.



3. I like watching the birds lift off the ground, fly around only to land in the same spot.  Below were various gulls, cormorants and terns.





4.  Me and my shadow have some long legs, the day was almost over and we were heading to a spot to watch the sunset.

 


 


5. A Great Blue Heron has it's own fishing spot.

 



6. Sunset at Tom's Cove in Assateague Island National Seashore, thankful for a beautiful day and  lovely sunset.



7.  A beautiful sky and sunset. 



8.  Tom's Cove sunset, there is a water tower to the left side.




I am thankful for beautiful weather and skies and gorgeous sunsets.

I am thankful for everything nature related.

Take care and stay safe! 


Live simple and be happy!  😊 Keep smiling!



Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!!  😊

93 comments:

  1. Maravilhosas tuas fotos e desejo que tenhas uma linda quinta feira! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  3. Good Morning Eileen. You and hubby are people after my own heart. The thought of going into a big city or even a large town fills me with dread. I just love the outdoors and peace & quiet. Living the simple life is where the world took a wrong turning. Love your picture of the young Night Heron and your sunsets at the end of a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Yes, everything nature related is my happy place.
      Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  4. To witness a splendid sunset like that at the end of a great day is certainly the proverbial icing on the cake. I am itching for another trip to the ocean, but I fear that Covid is going to prevent me from doing much of anything for some time to come. I will nit be smelling salt air for some time yet,

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    1. Thanks David!
      It does not look like COVID is going away anytime soon.
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy day!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. Love the Belted kingfisher.
    I am thankful for green spaces and nature reserves too!
    Wishing you a good day and a serene upcoming weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The first one is my favorite, but the sunsets are magical too.
    Stay safe, and enjoy your day!

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  7. Quite beautiful and majestic sunset of glowing sun! The evening light is pleasantly applied over the image, and I liked your shadows too. Hope u enjoy the day

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  8. Hari OM
    Oh yes, sensets are so soothing somehow... YAM xx

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  11. Those are beautiful captures and aww the sunset! Yes, that I miss here in the city, so thank you for sharing and bringing a smile to my face! Have a nice and safe ... day? Evening? Here it´s afternoon right now.

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      I was not sure were you live? It is morning here.
      Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  12. The sunset is beautiful Eileen, but that first photo of the heron, wow...really great!

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  13. what a gorgeous sunset you captured!! the juvenile yellow-crowned night heron was quite the find and an awesome image!! a friend saw one at lake of the lilies, i can't wait to go and search for it!! all of your images are beautiful, i feel like i went with you!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I hope can find the night heron at your lake.
      Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  14. Stunning sunset! I love everything here today. Your blog is always a treasure.

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  16. Gratitude for reading posts of natural scenes first thing in the morning! Thanks Eileen, your photos of birds, and that sunset definitely inspired me this morning. Have a good day!

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  17. Photo #4 ----------Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Golden Hour, the best time of the day.

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  18. We also love the same space as You Love. The only city that I have ever visited is when we drove through one because we absolutely had to because we were stuck on an interstate.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I try to avoid driving in any city.
      Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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  19. You always have such terrific bird photos! That is a spectacular sunset.

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  20. Wow, such great photos, that last sunset shot is amazing! It's perfect that you both love being out in nature, it's the perfect thing to be doing these days where you are nice and safe. Have a great weekend :)

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  21. Beautiful photos of the birds. I love your sunset shot, it's stunning.
    Enjoy your day and stay safe!

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  22. Love the waterbirds! And beautiful sunset, too. Thank you, Eileen!

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  23. Great sunset shots. Fall sunsets are great with the angle

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  24. Love the pic of the young Night Heron and of course the sunset pics too!

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  25. Gorgeous photography of nature ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. A lovely post Eileen, your photographs are wonderful to see and such a nice selection...wow that sunset!
    I always like your shadow shots and yes, 'you and my shadow do have have some long legs' LOL :)

    Happy Friday and weekend wishes to you.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Lovely pictures taken at the late afternoon "golden hour". My favorite time to take them! That Kingfisher picture should be framed! Beautiful!

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  28. Gorgeous sunset!! Love all the birds too...Hope your week has been a good one there is lots to be thankful for indeed.

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  29. Beautiful Day is one of what I called my orchard songs...listened to it hundreds of times probably. While I worked.

    LOVE that sunset...just glorious.

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  30. The sunsets are absolutely amazing Eileen! Of course, all the birds are great as well!!...:)jp
    (formerly A Quiet Corner)..https://www.agreenridge.com/

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  31. Love the herons and the water birds. I love cormorants. Your shadows are the best yet!

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  32. Sure are pretty sunsets. Being out in nature is the best place to be. :) That's a LONG shadow. :)

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  33. Beautiful series of photos from your trip Eileen.
    I love the sunset, it is really beautiful.
    Have a good day and stay healthy.

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  34. I would be very thankful if I could do that wildlife drive - what a glorious sunset too!
    Have a lovely weekend Eileen
    Wren x

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  35. Fabulous sky! Took me a second to realize it's not the sun that's red, but the sky.

    Hazel
    https://hazelceej.com/autumn-moon/

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  36. You have captured beautiful images! Love first one.

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  37. Great images, we also like visiting natural areas rather than cities (since we already live in a city!). I love that U2 song.

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      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  38. Something to be thankful for , for sure.

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  39. Wow, I love the sunset shots. They are really pretty! So nice to have a place in nature you can enjoy without crowds, especially now. Have a great weekend!

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  40. Lots to smile about and to be grateful for here! I’m glad you got away and out in nature. It’s such a wonderful place!

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  41. Your heron shots are my favourites here.

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  42. Hello! Beautiful nature photos - I like the bird pictures very much, but also the sunsets are wonderful!
    I also spend a lot of time watching birds, they are wonderful animals!
    Have a nice weekend and stay safe!

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      I appreciate the comment and visit.
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  43. Your posts seriously make me go WOW! Multiple wows! You really transmit a healing friendship to us all, Eileen. I love you

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  44. Oh, how beautiful are your photos!!! The one of the Great Blue Heron and his reflection is just wonderful and the sunset is oh so breathtaking!! Thank you!! Have a grand weekend!

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  45. What a great escape! Love the gorgeous photos of the wonderful birds and that amazing sunset! Glad you could get away - enjoy a nice weekend. xx K

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  46. The sunset is fantastic, I never seen it like in the last photo. The sun is so big.

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  47. Love the Night Heron! Beautiful sunset!

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  48. These are all glorious! I know what you mean about the birds lifting off and then landing where they were!It's like someone gives a signal and you wonder what the plan is! Loved the shadow too!

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  49. A beautiful sunset! Thank you for linking up and have a great week!

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