Monday, October 19, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,  


In early October hubby and I were able to getaway to Chincoteague Island  Virginia.  We were still wearing our mask and keeping our distance and trying to stay safe and healthy.  A great deal of time we were either in our car or enjoying the outdoors.   We enjoyed the change of scenery with walks on the beach, seeing the wild ponies, lots of shore birds, fresh air and the sounds of the ocean. 

 1. Photos below of our walk on the beach, near Tom's Cove, there was a huge flock of terns mixed with gulls, cormorants and the Sanderlings were seen on the beach. 

 

2. Me and my shadow, walking on the beach at Chincoteague.




 

3.  The Chincoteague ponies were a distance away, some were seen in the corral. The wild ponies were being rounded up for a fall health check up. 

 

4. Some ponies were already in the corral, waiting for their health check up. 



 

5. Snowy Egrets, DC Cormorants, Great Egrets and White Ibis were plentiful, seen all around the Chincoteague NWR.

 

 

6. Lots of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons and White Ibis.
 


 7.  Social distancing at the Chincoteague Island beach, also known as Assateaugue Island National Seashore. 



I'll have more to share on our visit to Chincoteague Island and the National Wildlife Refuge and National Seashore.

We are still 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!

 

 

 

118 comments:

  1. What wonderful lighting at the beach and sandy shore. Ponies in the wild … enjoying all that freedom, I wonder how they like having health checkups. They seem content from a distance. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      They seem happy for now. Take care!
      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  3. Hello Eileen

    Beautiful photos of all the white Egrets. It's must be very nice to see so many of them at once.
    Have a nice day, and enjoy your new week ahead!
    Take care!

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  4. Hari OM
    Nothing feels quite as cleansing as a walk along a shore... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      So true, it is peaceful and relaxing to walk on a beach.
      Have a great new week!

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      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  6. I visited these areas many years ago and enjoyed them very much. Actually, it was right after Hurricane Isabel did a good of damage.

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    1. Thanks David!
      The hurricanes have done a lot of damage to the Atlantic coast.
      Luckily this is still a nice place to visit.
      Have a great day!

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  7. ...and I hope the two of you REMAIN happy & healthy! I enjoyed the walk on the beach (beaches are a favorite place for me)...enjoyed the ponies too.

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    1. Hello Anni,
      Yes, we try to stay happy and healthy! Thanks for the comment.
      have a great day!

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  8. ...your last image steals the show!

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    1. Thanks Tom! It is a view I would never be tired of seeing.
      Have a happy day!

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  9. How nice to see the ponies!
    You certainly enjoyed your time.
    I wish you a nice and safe week ahead!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the comment.
      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  10. The ponies and the beach were my favourites today. The birds are gorgeous, as usual.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      The ponies and beach are my favorites.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  11. plenty of beautiful space on that beach to keep your distance. and thousands of birds to make you feel good. LOVE those ponies. would like to see them running free

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      Yes, it was not crowded. We had plenty of space around us.
      Have a great day!

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  12. Hope the Ponies get a good bill of health...they live in a beautiful place. Have an excellent week!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I hope the horses are all doing well.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. Does the fire company still auction off ponies as a fundraiser? Our neighbor had one. I rode him quite often. He was a very fuzzy fellow in the winter time.

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    1. Hi Dee,
      Usually the pony auction is every July. Not sure if it happened this year due to COVID?
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  14. Beautiful! I do love the beach and when I was growing up we always laughed at the name. My dad had family up there.
    What a fun relaxing get away.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn!
      I love the beach, any beach will do.
      Have a great week!

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  15. What beautiful beach photos...I'm sighing at the space, the waves, and of course the ponies and birds you saw. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  16. The horses are so amazing to see in the wild! Beautiful photos! But why of why do our hubbies always look so good in the shadow photos! heehee! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Diane!
      I noticed the shadow, maybe because I had my jacket wrapped around my waste. It was a warm day.
      Have a great new week!

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  17. Lovely photos of your getaways Eileen.

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

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  19. Your pictures are to dream away, especially the ocean ones!

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    1. Hello Iris,
      Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  20. What a great escape for you and hubby and with awesome photography ~ of course ~ ^_^

    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 new week!

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  21. Hi Eileen :) I love your mosaic with the egrets and cormorants, really cool. What a nice place to visit!

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

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  22. That is such a pretty area. I've been camping down there. I love seeing the ponies.

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    1. Thanks Vera!
      I have never camped there, it would be neat.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  23. Thanks for taking us along on your journey, Eileen! It is always nice to see your shadow shots.

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  24. wow...so many wonderful things to see, mother nature is beautiful. i really enjoyed seeing the horses, i have never seen them in person!! the second to last picture is amazing, lots of white in that one!!

    i also enjoyed seeing you and your shadow!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      I love seeing these ponies, the place is beautiful.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  25. Hi Eileen!!!... It's seems a beautiful place to walk away... Beautiful pictures of birds and landscape... Have a great week...

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  26. I love the beach photos, they are beautiful. Being out in nature is the best and good for the mind and soul.
    Thanks for sharing, Eileen. Have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Nature is good for the soul!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  27. Wonderful birds shots but I was surprised to see the ponies!

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

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  28. That's my kind of beach, lonely, long, and windswept. It would be so cool to see the ponies there.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  30. How fortunate to be able to get away. It looks a beautiful place to explore.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. What great photos! Chincoteague Island and seeing the ponies are on my bucket list and your photos are a reminder of why it's on there.

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Chincoteague is a great place to visit..
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. So many beautiful photos once again.
    I'd enjoy walking along the beach!!

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  33. how can you pick a fave, what fun!! i love the views. have a great week. take care. ( :

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  34. This is such a beautiful place and thank you for the great photos!!!

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

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  35. I have seen the ponies on the Assateague side many times. Not on the VA side. Great pictures. It makes me miss the beach. I must plan a trip soon.

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    1. Thank you Minerva!
      I like both the Maryland and Virginia sides!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  36. Hi Eileen
    I loved seeing the shorebirds and I miss hearing seagulls. I'm glad to see those wild horses are being cared for and kept healthy. They look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      Yes, it is good they keep the herd healthy.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  37. This looks like such a beautiful place to be, and such a wonderful time.

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  38. Amazing pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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

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  39. Eileen - on our one and only trip to Chincoteague, it was early summer and the mosquitoes were awful! Glad to see you had such a pleasant visit and were able to take pictures of so much wildlife! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      I will not visit in the summer, the mosquitoes and flies are awful.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  40. The air on the ocean, walking on the beach is a very good way to get a free head. To forget for a hour the sorrow around Covid-19.

    Lovely captures... and I agree with your meaning. We can help us with doing things in nature. A walk - like your example - or gardening too.

    Stay healthy and well, dear Blogfriend.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  41. love the terns and gulls! It is soo spring like. And I think they are beautiful.
    And those ponies, so much cute ones. Are they wild? So rare to have them run free. It is a good thing.
    Nice places you visited. I always miss the ocean, it is strange as I never lived near it.
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      They are wild ponies, usually able to run free around the island.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  42. island you traveled to looks spectacular dear Eileen !!!
    wild ponies sound fascinating to me :)
    each image you shared transformed my day :)
    thank you for letting us join you in beautiful journey !
    wishing you more grace of Lord my friend!

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  43. I never saw the wild ponies in nature... so interesting.
    thank you for sharing beautiful images.

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  44. I'm happy you got away to Chincoteague. You certainly captured some lovely sites. Thanks for sharing them Eileen and have a great week :)

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  45. Your world is so lovely, and every photo a beautiful sight, very much so compared to the white stuff that is falling down outside my window. Missing Alabama for yet another reason! Right now at my daughter's house it's in the high 70's and no white stuff, except that found in the cotton fields!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I am not ready for the snow, you can keep it there.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  46. beautiful light, lovely horses and a great selection of birds

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  47. Nice collection of wildlife pics! It would be cool to see those wild ponies.

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  48. I was speecless to see photos of animals and nature here, Eileen ...., very beautiful. I dreamed that I could approach the fence of a pony and touch it ...

    Have a happy day.
    Greetings.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  49. Glad you able to travel out of your comfort zone in the woods, and the beach looks like the safest place to wander to watch birds and ponies lining up for checkups. Refreshing in glistening sunlight and sea breeze! Beautiful shots

    Take care

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we felt safe to enjoy a walk on the beach and trail.
      Not many people around and we wore our mask.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Hi Eileen, thank you for visiting my blog. The photos of your trip to that Island is very beautiful. I love the Cormorants, Great Egrets and White Ibis. Stay save. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a great day!

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  51. You just opened a floodgate of happy memories, Eileen!

    Chincoteague was our absolute favorite place to visit when we lived in Maryland. We would often camp at Blackwater NWR and spend some days combing the beach at Chincoteague. Great times!

    All is well here in the Florida swamps. Fall migration is keeping us busy exploring. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Wally! Blackwater and Chincoteague are some of our favorite places to visit.
      But, the Florida parks are great too, there are so many places to see birds.
      Have a great day!

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  52. Every time I hear Chincoteague, I think of the book Misty of Chincoteague...I read it but cannot remember it for the life of me. But of course I would have enjoyed a visit, so enjoy your photos.

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

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  53. Such beautiful photos from the shore. I love how some of the photos sparkle!!

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  54. Nice! I love Chincoteague and Assateague but we aren't likely to go this year. It's a long drive especially when there are delays at the Bay Bridge.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      The bay bridge was awful heading down, there was an accident and it took a long to get across the bridge.
      Have a great day!

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  55. I am thankful you share these wonderful photos with us Eileen. Thank you and have a very happy Thursday!

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Take care, wishing you a great day and a happy weekend!

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  56. Beautiful beach pictures! For just a second or two I had to think about cormorants before I came up with “Double Crested” ... I guess I had another DC on my mind this election season ))

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    1. Thanks Sallie!
      Yes, they are the Double-crested Cormorants. I was being lazy typing just DC Cormorants.
      Take care, wishing you a great day and a happy weekend!

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