Monday, October 5, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday!

 Can you believe it is October already?  The days are flying by, much too quickly. Hubby and I continue to stay active, as much as we can. Walking and birding on the good weather days.  On this day we drove to Potomac Maryland to walk on the C & O Canal Trail. 

 

 We parked at Violette's Lock and walked just past Rileys' Lock on the canal trail.  First birds I saw after getting out of the car was the Great Blue Heron near the canal and there were lots of Double-crested Cormorants hanging around the Potomac River.

 

Cormorants at in the Potomac River.

 

 

 

It was a slider turtle day, the sun was shining and all the turtles were hanging out on rocks and tree stumps in the canal.

 


 


 

I can usually always find the Green Heron at the C & O Canal, this Green Heron was fishing/hunting for food while standing on a tree stump sticking out of the water.



 I thought I was going to go the whole summer/fall season without seeing a Green Heron.  I am glad these herons are seen along this trail.

 


 

 

More images of the Potomac River and the canal side of the trail. There is a Great Blue Heron rookery along the river, so quite a few  Herons can be seen all along the river's edge and at the canal.  I was not able to get a photo of the Bald Eagle flying over our heads. 



Just across the Potomac River is the state of Virginia, I believe the huge white building is part of a golf course country club?

 

 
Views of the C&O Canal trail, various wildflowers, turtles, Seneca Creek, lock keeper's house
 
 



We wanted to leave time to drive down River Road to the Great Falls NP and walk some more there.  I will share photos from the national park on my next post. 

 

We are hanging in there, happy and healthy.   I hope everyone is safe, happy and healthy. 


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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!

 

 

112 comments:

  1. Someone remarked the other day that I am fortunate that Miriam shares my passion and is eager to accompany me when I go birding, or lead other groups. Is this true for you too, Eileen?

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    1. Hello David,
      Yes, hubby and I enjoy most of the same things. He has even learned to id some birds.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  2. Maravilhosas fotos e natureza pra uma semana iniciar! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. Happy Monday to you!
      Thanks, have a great week!

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  4. Olá, bom dia. Eu fiz uma campanha para arrecadar fundos para voltar para minha Terra. Se você puder colaborar clique:
    https://www.kickante.com.br/campanhas/lupus-fibromialgia-nao-consigo-trabalhar
    Que Deus te dê em dobro.

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

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  5. Great photos. That looks like a beautiful place to walk. I got my first egret photos of the year last week. (I haven't been going out walking due to erring on the side of caution with covid-19.) I love that green heron. I think I've only seen / photographed them once.

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  6. spectacular photos today Eillen - love the birds, woods, and I am a big fan of turtle sunning on rocks

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  7. Hari OM
    Another delightful ramble via your excellent images! The year is surely plummeting to its demise now... yet I find myself tense at the thought of what may lie in 2021... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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  8. ...your world looks beautiful.

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

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  10. What a pretty place to walk! That is a whole lot of turtles - lol. Pretty green heron - funny how they are so different than the blue herons.

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

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  11. Its good that you and the hubby are keeping active. Thanks for todsys lovely share of photo and mosaic.
    Happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much💖love

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

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  12. Hello Eileen,

    You have so many wonderful places to walk. The Green Heron looks great. The wildflowers is so pretty.
    Enjoy your day, and take care!

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

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  13. Hello,
    thanks for sharing images of the big Potomac river.
    The Herons are cute and so are the turtles!
    Nice to hear that you are safe and ok.
    Have a great week ahead!

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

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  14. i love the paths thrugh the trees in the bottom collage and that clump of turtles made me smile, talk about no social distancing. HA...

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      I enjoy seeing the turtles all piled up together.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  15. The Potomac River is a beautiful place to gaze at the natural scenery and. various birds. The photos are beautiful, Eileen.
    Regards

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      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  16. How beautiful and peaceful! Seen from the pictures, the weather looks just right, not hot or cold. The contemplating blue heron, turtles basking in the sun, yellow flowers … are so lovely. As it gets cooler gradually here, things are speeding up and the days go by quickly like yours. Take care, and enjoy the beautiful season.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  17. It is wonderful seeing open water, for now! :-)

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

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  18. What a lovely place to hike and enjoy. We have a lake not far from us that is a very popular turtle sunning spot. Seems there are dozens if not hundreds every time we go. Have a great week.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn!
      Yes, this must be a happy spot for the turtles.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  19. I saw two great blue herons yesterday here. It is late for them to be here. Those green herons are interesting. I’d love to see one of those. The turtles are sunning themselves. I always love turtle photos. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The Green Heron are my favorite, they blend in and are hard to find.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  20. Glad you got to see your little green heron. He's a cutie.

    Have a great week.

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      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  21. You find great places of nature and take the best photos ~ Awesome Monday post ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  22. It looks nice on the Potomac River. My hubby and I would love to go hiking there, too. Such a diverse animal life - I have never seen so many turtles in the wild ...
    Happy autumn-days, Traude

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      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  23. An excellent post, lots of neat photos. Had to smile about all those turtles. Hope you have a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. Hello John, thank you for the comment and visit.
      I hope your skies are clearing and the fires are out.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  24. The Green Heron is such a neat sighting. We've seen some here this week at Blue Run Park. They were deep blue though! I wonder how they got the name Green heron! lol It's a beautiful time of year to get out in nature!

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

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  25. a nice day out. It must be amazing to see all those turtles in one place. That is one thing I have never seen on any trip I have done. I have seen a few turtles but not this one in this way. It is always a pleasure to see the green heron. The river is very beautiful and rich.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      I was very happy to find the Green Heron.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great week ahead.

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  26. A beautiful place to walk and see the birds and nature. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos from your outing. Have a great day and a wonderful new week.

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  27. That is so great to see so many turtles! Thanks for the nice hike, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  28. You sure had a lot to share today! And I loved it all...always love a good turtle shot, too.

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      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  30. I am amazed to see so many turtles sunning themselves! What a wonderful sight. I also miss seeing herons, They always find a oerch from which to fish from. Thank you so much for your anniversary best wishes! Have a wonderful week Eileen.

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  31. oh turtles! That's something we don't see here in the wild

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  32. All good stuff...I know you were happy to see the Green Heron. The Vernal Pond I been tracking seems to have a nesting take place I saw 3 there on my last check. It's getting chilly for sure now and the blue sky is awesome. Have a good week...

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I would love to see a Green Heron nest with the young.
      The chilly weather is here too.
      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  33. What a beautiful spot to go birding. Lovely to see a green heron.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  34. Lots of great photos and love seeing all the turtles!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  35. Your fortunate to be able to visit a very good bird habitat.

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  36. Good to hear that you and hubby are staying happy and healthy, and making the most of appreciating your beautiful countryside and all its wildlife. I always enjoy coming along with you :)

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      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  37. I love your posts. You are so in touch with your world. Sometimes I wonder why I don't see very many birds on my hikes. Probably because I don't look!!

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      LOL, Yes you must be looking for the birds to find them.
      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  38. Helloo, Loved the post. Beautiful pics.
    Stay well. Have a nice week ahead.

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      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  39. Eileen - so glad to see you get a day out to a different location! And you got to see your green heron, too! That's quite a passel of turtles! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, my friend!

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      Take care, Have a happy day!

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  40. Hi Eileen,
    That is good for you walking together, it is much more fun if you walk alone.
    We also often walk together, but in the past month I have not been outside much because I am not completely healed yet.
    The photos and collages are beautiful.
    Take care of yourself and stay healthy.
    Greetings Irma

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  41. I like that this was turtle day Eileen. I wonder if like us they look forward to long sunny days when they can chill out with their pals or family? Your Green Heron pictures are super. Glad you saw one at last.

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  42. I understand your thoughts on not seeing a particular bird all year...same with me. Finally saw a kingfisher...first all year (in October!). Beautiful area for walking. Looking forward to next post!!

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      I looked everywhere for the Green Heron this summer, it was a hard bird to find.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. The river looks pretty and calm and along with the birds and turtles adorns the views! A great sunny day light and blue sky enriches the views. Take care and have another nice day

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  44. Your captures of nature in your world are beautiful ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  45. Terrific heron shots, and I love those turtles!

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  46. a great capture of the green heron, they are such a beautiful bird!! that sure is a lot of turtles, i recently saw 2 and i thought that was awesome!! as the temperatures are cooling off, this is a great time to be walking. it is also such a great way to pass the time as this corona virus hangs around!! continued good heath to you and your hubby!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      I enjoy seeing the turtles, any kind of wildlife.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  47. Look at all those Cormorants. They seem to enjoy communal living and the Herons seem solitary. Nice shots
    MB

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    1. Hello MB! Thanks for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  49. Wow, that's a lot to turtles! And herons! I need to get out and see some wildlife soon. We have not taken a good drive in some time. The green heron is so squat and cute.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Such a lovely place to walk, your photographs are so enjoyable, it makes me feel that I walked it with you :)

    All the best Jan

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  51. I love that you are savoring every moment of this fall. And what beautiful sightings you had. I've not seen my heron in quite a bit so I'm delighted I can still see yours!

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  52. I do love looking at herons like that.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  53. beautiful views as usual....love the turtles and heron...
    Have a wonderful day

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  54. Hi Eileen :) What a lovely blog post! I really loved all the photos, especially the heron and the turtles. We rarely see those around here, I saw one turtle this summer and it was a treasure to see!

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  55. It's a lovely time ... nearby Corona, we couldn't change. Yes, time passes racing fast. I caught myself thinking on Christmas.

    Your captures are wonderful. I love the nature there.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  56. I love the walks you take us on, you share a lovely selection of photos and always appreciate them. Thank you Eileen, enjoy your day and what's left of the week.

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  57. Such beautiful shots! I agree - the days are just FLYING past!

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  58. Like the pictures with the turtles very much

    Best regards
    Bernhard

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  59. Such Happy Little Critters - Be Well

    Cheers

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