Monday, November 16, 2020

Our World, My World

Happy Monday everyone!

Hubby and I are missing our bigger road trips, so we  decided to take  a ride to Maryland's shore. Staying mostly in the car and a few hikes. We visited Blackwater National Wildlife refuge, Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park and Ocean City.  We did a lot, we saw the Assateague wild ponies and  lots of birds. We walked on the beach, walked on a trail at Blackwater NWR and walked on a boardwalk trail at Assateague Island National Seashore. We were outside during the trip and we were careful keeping a distance from any people and wore our mask if anyone seemed close. 

1. November 8th, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge Maryland




 

2. A Great Blue Heron on an old nest and a nearby Bald Eagle.

 


 

 

3. The most common bird at Blackwater NWR was the Canada Geese.  We missed seeing an early Snowy Owl that was being seen in Kent County which is just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland.

 


 

 

4.  Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland. First time I saw people riding horses bareback on the beach.  They were leaving when we arrived.  The second pony below looks like one of the wild Assateague ponies. 

 


 

 

 

5.  Me and my shadow on the boardwalk trail at Assateague Island National Seashore.

 


 

 

6.  We like to ride through the campground looking for birds, usually various birds can be found on the ground around the picnic tables. This time we saw the campground host, a couple of the Assateague wild ponies.

 


 

 

7. The ponies can be found on the dunes and on the beach at Assateague. It was a warm sunny day. Lots of people enjoying the beach.

 


 

 

8. Sunset at the Ocean City Inlet. 

 


 I have more to share from our little getaway, including more Ocean City Md photos and some from Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. We did a big loop drive, going through Delaware on the way home.


 Hubby and I are happy and healthy, I hope everyone is doing well too.

 

Wear your mask and keep your distance! 


 

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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!



115 comments:

  1. Belíssimo passeio e que bom que foram...Lindas fotos ,todas e sempre gosto de ver a sombra do casal! beijos, linda semana,chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica!
      I wish you a happy new week!

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The first and the third is very pretty.
    Have a great day, and be careful!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. ...your world is beautifully blue!

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  4. As long as we can still get out and about there is a little less angst over this dreadful situation.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I am always happy being outdoors, especially with the warm weather.
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  5. Nice photos Eileen!
    I can't wait for the annoying period to end ... the rules will be relaxed here from Wednesday!
    Have a great week!

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  6. So envious of your road trip, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Susanne!
      It is good hubby and I feel safe traveling around our home state.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. Oh I've read about the ponies since I was a young girl...so glad you saw so many of them. They look as if they are acclimated to being around people! Great shots of birds too! Have a good week, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      It has been the same for me, I have loved these ponies since first the Misty of Chincoteague book.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful and restful images.
    The horses are very nice, but my favourite is the osprey. I am partial to birds of prey...
    Have a good day and a great new week ahead!

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

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  9. The ocean looks lovely and I always enjoy seeing those ponies in your posts...Have a good week.

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  10. Beautiful series of photos from your road trip these are Eileen.
    You can't leave here either, here also many people who are sick and infected with covid-19.
    Beautiful new weather and stay healthy.

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    1. hank you Irma!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy week!

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  11. What beautiful photos! I would love to see ponies on the beach!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      I always enjoy seeing these pretty ponies.
      Have a great week!

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  12. What a lovely escape. I love the beach and miss it so much. Great photos.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn!
      It was a great escape!
      Have a happy week!

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  13. WoW!!! those horses are just so enchanting, i would love to see them!! the first 2 sets of pictures are really beautiful, you are so lucky to see the bald eagle so often, there number must be growing!!

    gorgeous, soothing sunset!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      We saw a Bald Eagle this morning on the way to the food store.
      They seem to be everywhere now.
      Have a great week!

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  14. Oh how I love the wild ponies! And it's so nice to have places to drive to for a day trip. We are blessed with lots to do and see here too. Love your pretty mosaics today! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      We did enjoy the trip!
      Have a great week!

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  15. That very first photo is STUNNING! You need to frame that one!

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead!

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  16. I love the first photo at the top and the first collage. What a beautiful sight and of course you know I love the ponies and horses and the beaches and this is a trip I would have enjoyed also especially the part about no people

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I love these ponies too.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  17. I love your shadows Eileen! :) And horses on the beach, why not? I love it! :) The first mosaic is brilliant, such beautiful blues!

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  18. Masks are the new normal, and down here, in a few days compulsory on all internal flights, and in Auckland, on all public transport.I was horrified at the mass crowd protest demonstration, thousand by the look, how can anyone be so unafraid, and group so close? Love the reflections, and the pale blues, looks like your winter is arriving very soon.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      You would never catch me in a mass crowd of people right now.
      I hope you stay safe and healthy!
      Have a great new week!

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  19. Fantástico reportaje, enhorabuena!!! Saludos desde el norte de España.

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  20. Beuatiful photos, Eileen. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful new week.

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

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  21. Oh what a delightful journey in nature you had ~ great photos ~ favorites are the ponies, of course ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  22. It looks like a beautiful day! The water all looks like mirrors in your shots.

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

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  23. How fun to see those horses at the shore. I've always thought it would be fun to ride a horse on the seashore. Hope you have a good week.

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

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  24. Wow, what a spectacular sunset! And what a treat to see wild ponies enjoying life at the beach!

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      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  25. You are fortunate to have so many beautiful places nearby to drive to, Eileen. My husband and I should do the same--I am just worried about restroom availability these days with so many places closed. I wear double mask when I have to go to a gas station rest room...lol I loved seeing the wild horses. We saw a group in the OUter Banks on a trip years ago and I wa samazed how they survived living in sand dunes. Your shadow photo is a fun classic!

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    1. Thank you Pat! I worry about the restrooms too, the big name gas stations here seem to keep their bathrooms clean and they are usually not crowded. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  26. Love your photos Eileen. Glad you had such a nice outing too. The ponies are delightful. Good wishes xx

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  27. I'm glad you could take a trip to such an amazing area and enjoy nature. Your photography is quite gorgeous as usual.

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    1. Thanks so much Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  28. Interesting to see the wild horses. Loved that first mosaic.

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      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  29. I am struck with the shades of blue in those first few collages. Just gorgeous. That sunset is remarkable too.

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  30. Wonderful shots! The ponies are a surprise.

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    1. Thank you William!
      This beach is well known for the wild ponies.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. So nice that you could get away for a bit. And, so nice that you have close-by areas to visit.

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  32. looks very beautiful
    a wonderful nature in a beautiful country
    have a wonderful week

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
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  33. A Bit of your world is always beautiful in your photos ~ fun too ~ love the shadow shot of you and hubby ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  34. Such a sunny pleasure with you, E

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  35. What a great getaway that you made the most of. I love the ponies. It looks like they are not too stressed by people. I love the pro tip of driving through picnic areas looking for birds. Fabulous sunset and another classy shadow selfie of you.

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  36. So it looks like the horses freely wander around where ever they like.

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    1. Hello Red!
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  37. Love the picture of the geese on the water.
    What a treat to see the horses!!

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

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  38. I'm happy you were able to go on a road trip Eileen. We are missing ours also. I always appreciate your wonderful photos. Next best thing to traveling ourselves :) Stay safe, stay healthy and have a great week :)

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      I hope we can all travel soon!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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

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  40. Love the ponies! Yes, like you, all my outings are outdoors - mostly on hiking trails.

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

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  41. That was a beautiful sunset at the Ocean City Inlet...

    Have a good new week.
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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

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  42. Beautiful place. Loved the post. Thanks for all pics.

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      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  43. Assateague, another place I've never gone. Your photos are amazing and how wonderful that you had such a beautiful day to go and explore and take it all in! A perfect day for sure!

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

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  44. Eileen - the water at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is amazing - smooth as glass! Oh, the ponies are so lovely. We are already experiencing quite a bit of snow, so it is hard for me to imagine that over there on the east coast people are enjoying the beach and riding horseback! Thanks for sharing with Mosaic Monday, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! The weather was perfect, it felt like summer.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  45. Stunning photos, Eileen! Have a good week!

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

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  46. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing, this is so good on such a grey, cold day!

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

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  47. What a nice post! It's good that you were able to have a getaway and enjoy yourself. I hope you have many more pleasant adventures.

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  48. They're all lovely, but I love the horses more than I can say! Happy week!

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  49. Right On Shadow People - Just A Lovely Post - Thank You

    Cheers

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  50. Beautiful sunset..Always like to see the ponies too!! Have a great day..

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  51. Hi Eileen,
    We also have nowhere to go because the virus will remain for a while to thwart us ;-) You made a trip to the coast and I see beautiful pictures of it. The photo with your shadow is really fantastic :-)))
    I hope you are still safe.
    Greetings,

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    1. Thank you Helma!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy day and great week ahead.

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  52. You sure got some beautiful views!

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  53. Beautiful views -the first photo is especially nice across the water. Amazing to see the wild ponies and they look fat and happy, too. So nice to get away. Cabin fever has set in here....xx Karen

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  54. I love the ponies. And the sunset. And the birds on the water. A lovely post, Eileen.
    Amalia
    xo

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  55. Looks like a nice trip. We were at Assateague little over a year ago. Loved it! Loved seeing the wild horses and walking around the island. We drove by Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge but only stopped at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park. Will definitely have to check out the refuge next time we are in the area.

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  57. Nice pictures. We are headed that way soon :)

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