Monday, November 30, 2020

Our World, My World

 Hello, Happy Monday!


This is what's happening in my world,  as usual time is flying by. Can you believe it the last day of November? Hubby and I enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us. We had so many leftovers and I made turkey noodle soup, some had to go in the freezer. 

1. We try to stay active, taking our walks on the local fire roads.  We had some days when I had to wear my heavier winter coat to keep warm. During one of our walks, I could hear a Bald Eagle.  They can make some weird sounds, then I saw it flying away.  Other birds seen and heard, some Canada Geese on the lake and a fussy Carolina Wren. I could hear some Red-bellied Woodpeckers and there was a Northern Flicker nearby.

 

2.  A view of my shadow and the lake in the distance, the trees are now bare except for the pine trees.  This is the spot I saw the Bald Eagle flying away. 


3. I could zoom in on a group of Canada Geese floating on the lake below the fire road.


4.   The Carolina Wren, a common bird seen in my area year round. This bird is around 5 inches and it has the white streak above the eye.




5. We have some hills to go up and down on our fire roads and we usually stop after reaching the top to catch our breath. This fussy Carolina Wren did not like us stopping or it did not like it's photo taken. 

 

After our walk, I am now back in our yard.  I like to check out our the trees and plants and the birds.


6. Bittersweet is a native vine, it has a bloom in spring and the  yellow-orange-red berries in the fall. These berries are a favorite berry for various bird species. The can grow up to 30ft tall, these berries below are on the top of a tree in the back part of our yard.


7.  I recently shared photos of the male Red-breasted Nuthatch below is the female. She has more of a white breast and some paler rusty parts, it has a black cap and a stripe near the eye. This Nuthatch is  a little over 4inches long.

 

8. November 29th's full moon is known as the Beaver Moon. On Nov 29-30 there was a lunar eclipse. The final eclipse of 2020, was the longest lasting eclipse, a total of 4 hours 29minutes and some 59 seconds.  Did you see the eclipse in your area?





Hubby and I continue to stay safe and healthy. The positivity rate in Maryland according to the Johns Hopkins track testing website is at 5.3%. For comparison numbers our neighboring states of Pennsylvania's rate is 26.6% and Virginia is at 8.0% in each of these states the numbers are going up.   A rate 5 or below is considered to be good.  Be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance.  Wishing everyone good health, take care and stay safe!

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.



 
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!

 

 

106 comments:

  1. Que bom que tu e teu marido tem essa natureza linda por perto e fazem belas caminhadas. Lindas fotos,adorei ver. Gansos, pássaros, lua...Tudo Show! bjs, tudo de bom e vamos nos cuidar.Aqui muito feio esse vírus...chica

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  2. Hello, I did not see the eclipse also because we had many cloudy days and nights. Today it is snowing lightly. The shots you took of the Carolina wren are very good. Cute little bird.
    I wish you a blessed Advent time too and a good week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      I wish you a happy month of December.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  3. Getting out for a walk every day is not only good for your physical well being, it's of great emotional benefit too. And if a Carolina Wren joins you for the walk then so much the better.

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    1. Thank you David.
      Yes, walking has many great health benefits.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  4. The moon is beautiful! We have the little Carolina Wrens back home (NC) and the nuthatches we have by the dozens in our back yard. I think they are so pretty. Love the nature walks. Keeping active is good for us mentally as well as physically.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thanks Dawn!
      The nature walks are peaceful.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  5. love those trees with your shadow on the ground, what a veiw... have never heard and eagle except in movies...

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I have fun with the shadow shots.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  6. ...you live in a beautiful part of the world!

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  7. Great photos! Love the cute Wren!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Lea!
      The Wren is a cutie!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  8. I saw the full moon but didn't notice any eclipse. I should have looked more carefully.

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  9. I'm glad that you and your hubby had a nice Thanksgiving and are staying safe!

    Those photos sure are beautiful!

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  10. Your Thanksgiving holiday sound cozy and living.
    Happy mosaic Monday

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much💜love

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  11. Lovely photos! Great nature walks!
    I wish you a blessed Advent time too and a good week ahead.
    Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      I do enjoy getting outside for our walks.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  13. Walking in such a wonderful area distract in my opinion, helps in this rough times to stay by ourself. To photograph this fantastisc birds, listening their Voices must be a fantastisc day. Stay healthy and well, dear blogfriend.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  14. Your outdoors is so beautiful, even in the cold of coming winter. To find the beauty of nature beyond our yard takes a long car ride, but we always find it. Take care.

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  15. Those fire roads are perfect places for a walk. I always hear more birds than I ever see. You always capture great photos of the birds. You must be a patient person, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I usually hear more birds than I see too.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  17. Gorgeous photos Eileen. I especially love all the sweet little bird shots. Have a great week :)

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    1. Hello Martha!
      Thank you for visiting!
      Take care, I hope you are having a great day!

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  18. The Carolina Wren sure had something to say to you. :)
    Beautiful photos, Eileen. Take care and have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, hope your day is great!

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  19. Favorites are the macros shots of our 'feathered friends' ~ lovely post too ~ Glad you had a safe but good Thanksgiving ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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      Take care, hope your day is great!

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  20. You have a good interest that will get you outside. We're better off to be outside as much as possible.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Take care, I hope your day is great!

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  21. Hello Eileen,
    Beautuful photos! The daily walk is a very nice thing to do.
    Enjoy your day, and take care!

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  22. Good to see that you are getting out and about Eileen. It's vital that we all try and get fresh air and a any sunshine that we can at the moment. Vitamin D is very useful for fighting viruses and good for general health. As is birdwatching!

    Your Carolina Wren is a very striking bird - perhaps common enough but well worth a photo, two or more.

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  23. I always gathered some bittersweet to wrap into a wreath and stand in a tall basket in NC! It's so beautiful! I guess we don't have it down here. Love that little wren! We heard his country cousin on our hike yesterday! heehee!

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  24. i've appreciated leftovers more now that i am older, i love knowing they are there for me to grab out and have dinner all planned out and don't have to think. hope you are well this week. pouring rain today. so cloudy. but i guess it has been a while since our last rain. ( ;

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  25. I woke up to a cloudy wet day this morning and as always really enjoyed visiting the woods with you.

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  26. You are fortunate to have the fire roads close by. I've never heard the cry of a bald eagle so I envy your experience.

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  27. What a treat to see a bald eagle. My daughter and son-in-law have a pair that nest in the big pine trees at their camp. It always takes my breath away to see them.

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  28. Lovely photos. This is such a nice time to go walking.

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  29. Such wonderful photos, Eileen. I'm glad you can get out and about and have some fresh air and exercise. Those birds you captured are fabulous! Hope your December is great!

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  30. Hey, hope your week is going well so far. We didn't get to see the eclipse here, usually it's a bit too cloudy at night.

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  31. Eileen - I could tell that wren was a bit indignant before you mentioned it! What a ton of personality packed into that little guy!!! I had no idea there was an eclipse going on, but I sure noticed the moon. It seemed as light as day when we went to bed last night! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

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  32. Lovely photos Eileen! :) That Moon shot is great, it was pouring rain here last night so it was too cloudy to see anything in the sky.

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  33. Someone else had bittersweet on their blog a week or so ago, and I knew nothing about them. With your little bit ...it helped me a lot. Beautiful birds & gorgeous countryside.

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  34. I am glad you are keeping safe and still able to go for these amazing walks. Always love your photos :)

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  35. Excellent to stop by and see your birds as you walked along.

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  36. Beautiful birds...and such a nice place to walk. I would enjoy that.

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  37. Lots of great sounds to enjoy :) As for me I enjoyed reading your post and seeing all these lovely photos. Thanks Eileen! You stay safe too and have a great day!

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  38. Happy December - Pleased You Two Spent Turkey Day Together - Love Those Shadow People

    Cheers

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    1. Happy December to you!
      Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, have a great week!

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  39. Fantastic moon photo! Wow!

    Live each moment with love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. Happy December, Eileen! I love watching all the little birds like nuthatches this time of year. Your moon photos are always wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      Happy December to you!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  41. Another good walk...I enjoyed all your photos. Currently our state is at 18% of those tested giving a positive result. Its COLD today.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      Our weather is colder now too, I am hoping for some sunshine today.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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      Take care, Have a great day!

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  43. I love bittersweet -- that bush is fabulous. And love that photo of the wren especially.

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      Take care, Have a great day!

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  44. it's good you stay active eileen, i definitely do not get enough exercise!! the pictures of the carolina wren are stunning, as is the full moon, i missed it!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I should be doing more exercising.
      Take care, Have a great day!

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  45. I love the Carolina Wrens..They sure are noisy for such little birds..I like their upright tails!!

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      I love the Wrens too.
      Take care, Have a great day!

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  46. Greetings Eileen, wonderful pictures and post. You walks sound so fun. We are having dry cold mornings but at least it is sunny.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I love walking in the sunshine!
      Take care, Have a great day!

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  47. Great photos what a gorgeous day in nature, nothing wrong with this kind of outing, it's good for the heart and soul! Have a great week ahead, see you with a post on Saturday too!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      See you Saturday!
      Take care, Have a great day!

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  48. I'm so glad that you are both well and safe. It is a great blessing to have such wonderful hikes available nearby.
    Amalia
    xo

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      Take care, Have a great day!

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  49. Eileen, Great to have a place to walk with out folks too close. I live in the city and it's hard to get some distance. You always have great bird photos. Enjoyed this post. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

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      Take care, Have a great day!

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      Take care, Have a great day!

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  51. I enjoyed your lake and bird pictures. I like the opportunity, when leaves are gone, to view what they have hidden (e.g. the lake).

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  52. So pleased you had a good Thanksgiving.
    Lovely to see your photographs, another very nice collection.

    Enjoy your December days, stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  53. Great photos! One of my daughters has Covid, not severely so far. We could not get together for Thanksgiving anyway, and I miss both of my kids but the first rule of life is to survive. Continue to be careful.

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