Thursday, October 29, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thursday! 


I am thankful for all the beauty around me, during our Chincoteague getaway we were able to see a few sunrise and sunsets.  I am thankful hubby and I had safe travels and  a great little trip.

 "May every sunrise bring you hope, may every sunset bring your peace!" 

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1. The first morning and sunrise, a beautiful start to the day!

2.  Assateague Island Lighthouse, closed due to Covid. But we could walk around the outside.



3. The beauty around us, we hike the marsh trail.  We were surprised to see so many yellow flowers  all around us.  A few purple blooms, I m not sure of the id for either flower. 

 " Believe in something beautiful again. "


 


4.  I watched these kites while waiting to see the sunset.

  Hope makes our life a little brighter, peace brings us all a little nearer. Joy makes our hearts a little lighter.


 

 

5. Sunset

 


6.  A pair of Northern Flicker on the trail in front of us. 

 


7. Chincoteague Egrets, White Ibis, Tricolored Herons and the ponies way in the distance. 

 


8. Gulls and Cormorants, just after the sunrise.

 


9. Sunrise on our last morning, start of a another lovely day and an end to our getaway.

 "The beach, a place of relaxation, rest and tranquility."

 

 

 10. Are these swamp flowers? A closeup is on my flower mosaic above. 




 

 

11. Atlantic Ocean, I hope to see you again soon.



Thankfully, we are happy and healthy.

Go outside and breathe deeply.  Enjoy every moment. 

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!!  😊

 

106 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your photos and the nice quotes.
    Hope and peace to you and hubby too!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. I would love the chance to get down to the ocean again. Unfortunately, given the progression of the pandemic, I can't imagine that will even be possible next year.

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    1. Thank you David!
      It is a shame, traveling has been curtailed for us all.
      We were lucky to take this trip, most of our time was spent in our car.
      Have a great day!

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful sunrise and sunset, and pretty flowers too.
    Have a nice day, and take care!

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  4. Um verdadeiro SHOW aqui... Aves, céus lindos, pipas, farol que adoro ver! beijos, chica

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  5. ...with a sunrise like that, you have a lot to be thankful for.

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  6. Hari OM
    Oh Eileen - these are some GORGEOUS images!!! YAM xx

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  7. The lighthouse,,gulls, and cormorants are such lovely reminders of marine beauty. The lighthouse is unique and a bog can be so pretty when you really look at it.

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  8. Beautiful sky shots...I like the meadow filled with flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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    2. I forgot to say that number seven is my favorite today

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  9. I love all the awesome Waterview and I really like the flickers under that tree that would make a beautiful card!

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      We watched the Flicker for a while before they flew off.
      Have a great day!

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  10. I give applause in admiration for the photo of the moment the sun rises ... the scenery is perfect !. If you are good at shooting pictures of nature and animals.

    I wish you happiness always, Eileen.
    Greetings.

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

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  11. Another nice visit to that area! Thanks.
    I saw a Mockingbird here yesterday and was surprised that it hadn't gone south already.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      I believe the Mockingbird is a year round bird for my area.
      Have a happy day!

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  12. I wonder if that is coreopsis...the yellow flower. It is in full bloom here and everywhere! Love the lighthouse and the birds you saw! The kites are amazing too! You just never know what you'll see when you get out! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I always enjoy seeing the lighthouses.
      Have a happy day!

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  13. Your photos are beautiful, love the sunrise one. The photo of all the kites made me smile. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  14. Sunrises and sunsets are so much better by the sea! Nice photos!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Yes, I agree the sunset/sunrise by the sea are the best.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  15. Glorious photos of your great getaway! Love the quote, too. Hope the last days of October are good ones for you.

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  16. These are some wonderful sunrise/sunset photos.

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  17. Hi Eileen! :) The photos are lovely, the sunrise photo is really beautiful. I'm such a sucker for those lighthouses...I'm thinking of building one to sit on top of our well cap! (just thinking at this point!)...the kites are pretty cool, at first I thought I was seeing some kind of unique insect lol! The photos remind me very much of Prince Edward Island here in Canada.

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      It is a beautiful place to visit, I love the coast and ocean views.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  18. Hi Eileen...love the ocean shots so nice all that brilliant color. The flowers and birds are like the jewelry of our world. The more I read the more I think they should close all county and state border crossings for 90 days I honestly believe this is the answer to ending the pandemic. It would be hard but if we don't do something along those lines we will be fighting this thing for years. We don't need to close the stores just close the county borders..Just my take, we all complain but finding solutions gives me some hope. The idea is to make the pool of targets smaller and to contain the ones who have it...some big areas like California and TX may take longer!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I agree, crossing the state borders may control the virus. Wearing a mask, small gatherings and keeping a distance is important too. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  19. Lovely photos of beautiful scenery. I take a deep breath thankfully, and imagine how those salt flats must have smelled when you were there. Such a pleasure. Have a great day!

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  20. Beautiful area and critters. Good eye for catching these images.

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  21. Beautiful sunrise. Great captures of the birds and the ocean.
    Enjoy your day and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend !

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    1. Thank you for visiting.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  23. How beautiful! I'm go glad your enjoyed your getaway!

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  24. Marvelous photos, it must have been a great trip away. I especially loved your sunrise and sunset photos, and your first quote really resonated with me - it is like a blessing for each day and I am feeling inspired to write it out and hang it on my wall.
    Enjoy your day :) xx

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  25. was that a dragon kite I saw in your photo? I haven't seen one like that before.

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    1. Thank you Amy.
      Yes, it was a dragon kite, pretty cool.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  26. Being in nature is always something to be thankful for ~gorgeous nature shots!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol, thank you for visiting.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  27. Chincoteague looks simply beautiful for tour getaway Eileen. I so share your sentiments that everything will get so much better soon. Take care and Stay Safe.

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  28. It's that lighthouse that really draws my eye.

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  29. What beautiful photos! sunrise and sunset are always so special to see! :)


    Hope that you are having a good week! :)

    Away From Blue

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  30. A wonderful series of photos Eileen, absolutely beautiful scenes. Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend :)

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  31. Beautiful skies and love those unusual kites!

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  32. Such beautiful images.
    Fabulous sunrise and sunset.

    All the best Jan

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  33. Lovely post Eileen ... it is so good to have the natural world, it keeps us sane and smiling .

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  34. Beautiful photos of your Chincoteague trip, Eileen. One of my absolute favorite places to visit. When I saw you writing about kites, I was thinking about the bird, then I saw the photos!!! :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting.
      Chincoteague is one of my favorite place to visit too.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  35. So many beautiful photos here but those kites are a delightful surprise. I didn't see any kites this year!

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  36. Beach daisy in the front of the photo, marsh spurge in the background (I think).

    Your flicker photo is amazing. Our flickers here NEVER hold still. LOL

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    1. Thank you Dee.
      I appreciate the id help.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  37. Beautiful photos! Have a good weekend.

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  38. Lovely photos. What a beautiful place to get away to.

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  39. Eileen, thank you, this is one of the best quotes I´ve ever come upon and despite it´s still pitch-dark you already made my day.
    Reading and enjoying along I have to correct myself to "quoteS", plural.
    And missing the ocean, being thankful to see it here, though.

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    1. Thank you Iris.
      I always enjoy being near the ocean.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you for visiting.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  41. Hi Eileen,
    These are a nice series of photos.
    I like the sunrise and the sunset, well done
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you for visiting.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. I almost brought my kite to fly at Back Bay some weeks ago. Another time maybe.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  44. Some really magnificent photos! And the kites flying are lots of fun! Happy Halloween and a grand weekend to you!

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  45. i think being outside, amongst nature, is probably the best place to be right now!! awesome captures today, i really enjoyed seeing the sunrise and sunset...and the kites, i really enjoy flying a kite!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      Flying kites is fun!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    What a fantastic post.
    Great to see all these wonderful pictures. Great the colors of the sun on the sky on an amazing location. The beach looks so nice with these colors.
    The birds on shot 6 are very special. Very nice!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  47. Beautiful skyscapes, and the kites are neat!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  48. Wow, your skies are so gorgeous! That's a beautiful lighthouse. Have a nice weekend!

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  49. so much beauty in your post today. Both sunrise and sunset. Kites against the skies and lot of wildlife. And teh ocean. Can´t be better.
    Take care and have a nice weekend.

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  50. All of your pictures brought me peace. Thank you.

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  51. Awesome sky and nature shots Eileen. I especially like the first one. Have a happy and safe weekend. xx

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  52. Perfect beach photos and I love the sunsets. Thanks for linking up and have a great week.

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  53. "May every sunrise bring you hope, may every sunset bring you peace!"
    This is really a very nice statement that you have sworn in your blog Eileen :-) it gives hope.
    I really enjoyed these beautiful pictures of the sunsets but also of the woodpeckers that I saw passing by.

    Kind regards, Helma

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