Thursday, November 19, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thursday!  

 I  know many people are feeling the Covid stress. Hubby and I get that antsy feeling, we had to get away.  Take advantage of the great weather.  I am continuing to share some photos from our getaway to Maryland Shore and Ocean City Maryland.  I have to say we were in the car most of the time, a few hikes and walks on the beaches.  So I have a few sky photos to share and some bird sightings. 

 

1. the first evening and Sunset at the Ocean City Inlet.  I am thankful for 2 days of beautiful weather for our getaway.

 

2. Everyone was out enjoying this great November weather, we watched the surfers and there were also some Black Ducks or Cormorants nearby.


 


3.  A scene from the Ocean City Inlet, an early morning fishing boat heading out, a Brown Pelican flying by and some color just before the sunrise.

 


 



4.  I never noticed all these locks on the fishing pier at Ocean City. I am guessing the gull is the Ring-billed Gull.

 




5.  The sunrise next to the fishing pier in Ocean City Maryland.





6. Banded Terns on the Ocean City Inlet beach. These are the Royal Terns, thanks to Sondra for the id.





7.  Two Brown Pelicans flying by us at the Ocean City Inlet. 



8. We watched 6 dolphins in the inlet at Ocean City, Md. They would take turns moving in and out of the water.  I am thankful for all my wildlife sightings.





9. A mural on a utility box and a Red Fox crossed the street near us at the Ocean City Inlet. 


 I am thankful for another great getaway. I am thankful we continue to stay safe and healthy. 

I hope everyone stays healthy and safe. 

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!!  😊



95 comments:

  1. Hello, Just loved the post.
    Amazing pics. Greetings.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos and post. The sunset and sunrise are very pretty. Yes, it's nice to get away in this hard times.
    Happy Thursday, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Yes, it felt good to getaway.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. At the edge of the ocean you can always find peace!
    Every padlock caught on the Ocean City fishing pier is a promise ... How many of them have they been made true?
    Have a great day!

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  4. Só pódemos sorrir ao ver fotos lindas assim! Vamos nos cuidando! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  5. ...and you had some gorgeous skies!

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  6. Awww, that sunset is absolutely wonderful! And the ocean, sooo nice.
    The bridge in the rising sun is stunning, too.
    The Terns look funny, never seen these birds.
    Good last words, a happy day to you.

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  7. What a lovely animal-filled visit! I love how life goes on for the fishers in spite of Covid. There is some normality at least. It must have been a great get-away, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Normal is something we are craving now!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Hari OM
    golly - those shots of the sun and water and pier... gorgeous!!! Thanks Eileen. YAM xx

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  9. Wow, great capture of the fox who just happened by! Loved all your sea and sky photos too!

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  10. It's always great to have a break away when you can! Lovely set of photos, beautiful skies and birds.

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  11. These are such gorgeous photos Eileen. I'm so glad you were able to get away. That looks like a perfect way to de-stress a bit. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      De-stressing is necessary..
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. It's always nice when you can take a break Eileen.
    You had a few beautiful days and were able to take beautiful pictures.
    Photos 1 and 5 are my favorite.
    Have a good day and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Yes, I feel happier when we can get away.
      Take care and stay safe, enjoy your day!

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  14. Awesome photos. Especially loved the sunrise beside the pier, and the fox who looks like he is about to use the pedestrian crossing! Glad you had a good time away.
    Stay safe and take care, Mxx

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  15. I miss being able to travel, but a walk around the local lake seems to do it for me. A pleasant stroll with geese. ducks and gulls to keep me company relieves any Covid-induced angst I might have had.

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  16. Hi Eileen,
    So beautiful your photos!
    I love all of them!
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Hugs
    Ailime

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

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  17. My first favorite is a fishing pier my second-favorite is the Surfers my third is a locked hanging on the fence. Very interesting about the locks I wonder what that story is

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The locks are a sign of unbreakable love. The pier was filled with them.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  18. I love the pier in sunset -- and all these. So glad you were able to get away even a bit. And even if not all that far.

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  19. Love the Red Fox safely crossing, and those sunset colours, beautiful. Down here we are watching the TV program " Alone" where 10 people started out to try and last 100 days in the wilderness. One person caught a fox in his snare, but local laws forbid their killing so he set it free., A beautiful animal with his winter coat so thick and richly coloured.

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  20. I am glad you can get away, and to such beautiful places. Even in a care that is freedom. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. WoW!!! lots of very fun and very beautiful sightings making the trip so worth while. although just going for a ride in the car is a big deal right now!!!

    that is one gorgeous sunset, the sunrise as well!! hanging locks on chain link fences is a very popular "thing". sometimes, a town will cut them off, i'm hoping our will not be cut, it is so special to us!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      It is nice to take a car ride or go for a walk.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  22. Amazing photos, Eileen. Love the fox, pretty unusual sight to see. Glad the getaway worked well for you both. We are still not allowwed to go out except for exercise. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Bil!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  23. What a nice time away from home! Love the fox and my! What gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. Glad you had such a nice time.

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  24. Thank you for sharing the Ocean City photos. I was there many years ago and have fond memories of it. Thanks for linking up, Eileen and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Michelle!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  25. Beautiful shots and a great place to get away, Eileen! My idea of a getaway is totally without people...:)jp

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    1. Thank you JP!
      We like being away from the crowds.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  26. A fox can be quite swift. Lucky shot!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  27. ...one of my favorite destinations in Maryland. I loved walking the beach. Stunning sunset!!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  28. These pictures are so familiar to this Maryland Girl. They are so calming. I didn't know about the locks, either. That must be relatively new. And that fox is so handsome!

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    1. Thank you Minerva!
      The fishing pier fence was covered with locks.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  29. The fire sky is spectacular. Nice capture of the fox.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  30. It's so nice to get out and about and I did enjoy seeing your photographs.
    Those skies are just wonderful, the colours are breath-taking.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  31. Somebody in my house is getting a little cranky and wants to eat out.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      We do carryout,eating inside is still scary.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  32. I love the shot of the pelicans...

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  33. Oh hooray for a getaway! Beautiful skies and ocean scenes. So happy for you. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  34. The sunset photo is really awesome...I enjoyed all these ocean shots and the Royal Terns really cool to see...and how fun to see dolphins...Im glad you were able to get away.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I do love seeing the dolphins.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  35. Hello Eileen. Beautiful views and great photos. Those terns look wonderful.
    Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  36. A nice getaway blessed with beautiful skies and nature. Your first sunset is just glorious.

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    1. Thank you Hazel!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  37. Hi Eileen!!!..Beautiful images ... I love the sunset and the sunrise.. Lovely fox crosing the street :-)))
    Good weekend

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    1. Thank you Ana!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  38. I am looking forward to our getaway too. I love that red Fox picture. It is great being in the right place at the right time, isn’t it.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  39. The nature is beautiful out there through every shot of yours and the pier stood like a bonus into the lovely sunrise. Great spotting of the fox crossing the road and nice shot of birds.
    Take care, and I hope you all staying safe. Have nice weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  40. Wonderful series of pictures..Wish I could go somewhere...even just out for dinner..I think this is our future for the next year..Stay safe..Enjoy your weekend..

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Happy weekend!

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  41. Thanks for taking us on these sweet trips, Eileen! I like those Royal Terns!

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  42. Esa pequeña escapada, ha venido muy bien para olvidar el problema por unas horas de la mente y disfrutar de esos paisajes al aire libre, que tan beneficiosos son.

    Se ve que has disfrutado haciendo fotos y de paso nos la has hecho disfrutar también.

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      Have a happy day and weekend!

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  43. You captured some really gorgeous skies here. I love the first one with the huge sun and golden light!

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      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  44. Oh, my, but the photo of the sunset just took my breath away!! I'm speechless! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Eileen!

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  45. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful pictures. Great to see shot 5. So amazing.
    And funny the special birds on picture 6. Great that passing fox. He just did not understand the road sign...hihi..!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  46. Divine sky shots ~ the first one is awesome and always love your feathered friends photography ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  47. Wonderful sightings ... we feel just the same as you two, trying to stat safe, but missing our travel. Next week we are going camping to the Coast! Yay. I enjoyed looking at your ocean birds a lot, and the Fox crossing the street as if he owned it made me laugh!

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  48. 'antsy' That really sums it up well. Your photos are uplifting. Critters living one day at a time despite it all. Happy Day.

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  49. Beautiful shots, Eileen. I'm so glad you and hubby got away. I was feeling the need to get away in late summer but never did. Now I'm in the thick of things here and soon it will be Christmas. I guess I'm glad to have things to occupy me and keep my mind off the big things that are plaguing the world. Keep safe.

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  50. wonderful getaway. waterfront sunrises and sunsets are always a treat. have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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  51. wow, we have been traveling a bit and i can not honestly recall if i have missed 2 weeks or what with my commenting bloggy friends. so much 2 do. hope u r well this week. take care. ( ;

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