Monday, January 25, 2021

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday!

I am continuing with some of my favorite National Park visits and archived photos.  Hubby and I are not traveling as of yet, we are waiting for the vaccine and to feel safe.  I feel like a LONG road trip is in our future, post Covid times of course! Mean time I have some virtual visits and memories of our country's beautiful National Parks. 

1. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, hubby taking a break at the lake, I stayed behind and watched hubby climb the steps to the top, one of the many elk we saw in the park, a Grouse was seen next to the road.


2. Moose seen from the trail, a young moose was taking a drink from the river. 


3. This is a view of Alberta Falls, one of the most prominent waterfalls in Rocky Mtn NP.




4.  A herd of Elk in the Rocky National Park not far from the town of Estes Park Colorado. 



5.  Some of the Rocky Mountain NP birds seen during our visit, the Black-billed Magpie, Lincoln Sparrow, Pygmy Nuthatch, Barn Swallows, Mountain Bluebird and  Dusky Grouse. 




6.  Great Smoky Mtn NP Tennessee: Grotto Falls, Dark-eyed Junco, Autumn colors, Cades Cove horses, Wild Turkey, behind Grotto Falls, Autumn colors, deer, view of Cades Cove.




7.  Elk herd, Great Smoky Mtn NP


8.  Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mtn NP Tennessee


9.   Black Bears were plentiful along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in the Great Smokies. 


10.  Autumn colors in the Great Smokies, a beautiful sight. 




I think to myself, what a wonderful and beautiful world!  It is hard trying to pick out a few photos to share on this post, I have so many photos.  These are just a few favorites images from happy times traveling with my hubby.  


 Please keep wearing your mask and keep your distance!  Be safe, stay safe!

 

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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!


133 comments:

  1. Me ha encantado tu blog, me quedo se seguidora. Saludos.

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  2. I would hazard a guess that long road trips are not in the cards for this year. The vaccine is getting rolled out but it seems to be painfully slow and sporadic. I think it will be quite a while before we are comfortable checking into a motel again.

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    1. Thank you David! I was hoping the vaccine would be rolled out faster. Have a happy day!

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  3. Que lindas todas tuas fotos e que bom tens grande arquivo delas. Realmente com a vacina, após as doses todas, teremos mais segurança.Enquanto isso... Esperar é preciso! bjs, linda semana,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica We will stay safe, waiting patiently for the vaccine. Have a happy day!

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  4. Looking forward to our road trip out West this year. Yes, hoping!!! I do love the waterfalls!! Have a wonderful day, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment! Have a happy day!

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  5. I'm glad every time you post photos from beautiful America! Sometimes it's like ... you bring back some of my memories of my brother! He lived in Tennessee, Colorado in Arizona.
    Thank you, Eileen! Wishing you a great week!

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    1. Thank you Ella! I am glad we all have happy memories. Have a happy day!

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  6. Rocky Mountain National Park is such a beautiful place! I'm anxious to get back out West again. My little brother lives in Boulder and I sure do miss visiting him! Hopefully we can all get vaccinated soon.

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    1. Thank you Vera! We are hoping to go west on a trip too. Have a happy day!

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful view from The National Park. It must be wonderful to see black bears so close.
    Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I did enjoy seeing the bears.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  8. Hari OM
    Isn't the camera one of the best inventions ever??!!! It has enabled these wonderful memory trips for you - and we benefit too. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful collages and photos show you.
    I think the waterfall is really great to see.
    Have a nice new week and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  10. Enjoyed the reflections from your part of our world, today
    Happy Monday

    Much💖love

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    1. Thank you Gillena!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  11. ...once again, your world is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  12. the baby bear is an awwww moment, I love the moose. they are so big and ugly and beautiful. I might die of joy if I saw all this. and snap myself silly... thanks for the up close view of the grouse, gives a good view of what it looks like. my hubby grew up hunting with his dad, they fed the family that way. since he married me he is no longer a hunter

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

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  13. Beautiful images of places, critters and waterfalls. I wish I saw a herd of elk, sooner or later. Not to mention the bear running freely! :) Amazing.
    Have a nice new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      I love seeing the wildlife running free.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  14. Hello Eileen,
    The world is really wonderful and you have the privilege of being able to visit indiscritive places!
    Very beautiful photos!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I wish you a nice week.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime!
      Sorry, I was not able to leave a comment on your blog.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  15. You always have such great nature photos Eileen. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  16. Lovely photos, the waterfalls are beautiful and the bear is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      It is cool seeing the bears in the wild.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  17. The silky touch of waterfalls, rich wildlife including dynamic moose and elks as well as chirming birds, beautiful brocades of autumn leaves…. everything is just wonderful. The black bear is beautiful, but I'd be scared meeting a bear in person even if it is a baby. Take care.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko!
      The bears we have seen are shy and run away quickly.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  18. hi Eileen, beautiful photos. I like the moose and the black bear. Beautiful views from the National Park. Have a great week. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  19. Thank you for another journey into beautiful parks...both Rocky Mountain and Smokeys are places I've visited and loved for years!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      We are looking forward to when we can take real journeys!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  20. I have walked that Roaring Fork Trail. That's a beautiful one.

    We stayed at a hotel right down the street from the trail. One night while throwing trash away a bear jumped out of the dumpster! Thank goodness it was a little one and it was more scared of me than I was of it.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      All of the bears we have seen were shy, they leave quickly.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  21. Beautiful photos of nature and wildlife. Such a wonderful look back, Eileen.
    Thanks and have a great new week!

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  22. I've been to some of these parks, thanks for the memories your pictures brought back. I always wanted to visit the Great Smokies, but never made it. It's a good thing there are all these pictures from our beautiful country. Thanks for sharing these and have a great rest of the day. Oh, we did have a pretty good snow storm overnight. Still too windy for me to venture outside.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      We do live in a beautiful country!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  23. Stunning images Eileen, what wonderful places to vist.

    Hugs diane

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  24. Lovely memories for you, Eileen!

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  25. The first time I saw elk was in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. They were everywhere and lived around people, who basically ignored them. We, not accustomed to them, were fascinated and took hundreds of photos. Great photos as always, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      I am happy to see the elk in the wild!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  26. What a great place to visit.

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  27. It is such a wonderful and beautiful world - your photographs are so beautiful to see.
    I especially like the view of Alberta Falls.

    Wishing you a happy week ahead, please stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  28. So many beautiful places to visit. I enjoyed seeing all your photos, and hope it will soon be possible for you to travel around again. Stay safe :) xx

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  29. Hello Eileen, Your post is full of the wonderful scenery, and your images are all beautiful. So much to see, so many creatures, the waterfalls the mountains, and that last photo of the autumn colours in the Great Smokies just takes your breath away. Awesome post!

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    1. Thank you, there is so much to see!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  30. I enjoy your virtual tours -- you've hiked in so many lovely spots!

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  31. You've traveled some beautiful roads and in some wonderful National Parks. Beautiful photos. We'd like to see more National Parks in the future. As I type fluffy snow is falling here in the northeast corner of Washington state! Happy last week of January.

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  32. Eileen, I'm enjoying your national parks' photos. You're reminding me where I've been. One of my favorite memories is driving through the Smokies in the mid-1970s, wowza! Thinking back, I'm feeling young again. :-) Cheers to a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Su-sieee!
      Lately, I have been enjoying the look back at where we've been.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  33. I dont' know what I would do if I ever saw a beer, we don't have them here but I probably would freeze which is what I've heard you're meant to do

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      The bears usually run away quickly.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  34. You must know I loved your views of Rocky Mountain National Park, Eileen! I've done the hike up to Alberta falls a few times. and I did the other tundra trail without the steps--but someday I want to try the one with the steps. Seeing a moose is so special. They are mostly found on the western side of the park. Aren't we fortunate to have so many beautiful national parks to enjoy? Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      We drove around the whole park, we stayed near Granby Lake and in Estes Park.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  35. Incredible views...and really loved the autumn colors one...

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

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  37. Eileen - yes, I have years of photos to share ... I suppose I will be able to use them when I can no longer get out and do things!!! Such a cool close-up of the grouse ... I love the coloring. That young moose is adorable - those gangly legs look like they reach to the sky. The autumn colors in the Great Smoky Mountains - a stunning photograph! Thanks for taking Mosaic Monday along for a walk down memory lane!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      We have not been getting away, since last March. Luckily I have some photos I never shared on this blog.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  38. Wow - truly wonderful shots! Love those autumn colours in the Smokies.

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    1. Thank you Lady Fi!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  39. Beautiful photos of the critters and landscapes. Beautiful waterfalls.

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  40. gosh, right of the bat you notice those fall colors, that is my favorite for sure. then the moose ...when we travel in moose states we get all excited to see to see one or more ...but sadly we don't often. once in a campground (Mom and her babies) and in Montana i think it was to bull moose (thinking it was a Father and a son) great view. thanks for sharing. ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      I was always thrilled to see the moose! We saw a large male in the Grand Tetons, it was huge.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  41. You have a ton of great photos in your archives. I cannot wait to start traveling again.

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

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  42. What a beautiful trail. And you met interesting critters.

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

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  43. A wonderful Post. I wished, one day after Corona, we could visit the falls and the nature there.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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

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  44. America the beautiful indeed. This great country is blessed with abundant natural beauty. A pity that many of us don't get to see them at all.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    1. Thank you, America is beautiful!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  45. Todos recurrimos a nuestros archivos. Por ahora no hay probabilidades de viajar.

    Me ha encantado esa serie de fotografías que has podido descargar de tus archivos.

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    1. Thank you for the visit!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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

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  47. Awesome sights of your trips...I love the Smokies, and the Rockies...both unique and so special. The fall color in the last shot is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      All the parks are special!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  48. A fantastic series of photos Eileen. Makes me look forward to that long awaited road trip even more :) Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for sharing these.

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

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  49. It is a wonderful world. When the Covid-19 is over or safe to travel and Canada relaxes her restrictions on the border, we have some awesome NP's up here. I haven't made it to them all in Alaska yet, but it's on my list.

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    1. Thank you Dave!
      I would like to visit the Canadian Rockies, Calgary and parks of Alaska we missed.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  50. Amazing captures! A moose, an elk AND a bear! Good for you, Eileen. And the weather looks great as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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

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  51. Boy, lots of wild animal sightings on this post! I was in Colorado a couple years ago and was thrilled to see the herds of wild elk. I love the shot of the waterfall - made me think of Coors! LOL

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    1. Thank you Susie!
      I really loved seeing all the wildlife.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  52. Seeing ROCKY Mtn. Nat'l Park here, was loke going home for me! I GREW up just miles from Estes!!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      We loved staying in Estes Park.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  53. Wow! You have been fortunate to have visited some stunning locales! Thank you for sharing a few of your virtual memories!

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

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  54. I never saw moose in the nature.... look like great animals.
    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos

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

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  55. Lovely to look back and reflect with you on these National Park adventures. Whilst they all hold their own beauty, the waterfalls and autumnal colours are my favourites. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful adventure when all is calmed and settled with COVID-19; for now, it is nice to have something to look forward to.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Hubby and I enjoyed the hikes to the waterfalls.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  56. Beautiful pictures of this wonderful place ❤️❤️💚... Happy week...

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

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  57. Hi Eileen, I know exactly what you mean when you say, “It is hard trying to pick out a few photos to share on this post, I have so many photos.” The same is true here. No worries, though, I always enjoy which ever pictures you share … they are always very good! I like your idea of a long trip after covid shots. I love the way you do the collages … I must learn how to do that for some of my pictures. Hope all is well with you. Have a happy day! John

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    1. Thank you John!
      The collage maker is PhotoScape, a free program unless you want the pro version.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  58. i really enjoy these strolls down memory lane, it is the best way to go right now!! to be safe and stay safe!! i too look forward to a time when we can travel freely again but this is awesome for now. i have seen a lot of posts from gardens, museums and parks that are offering virtual tours, i am going to start watching them!!

    beautiful images, i really enjoyed all of them!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      Yes, hubby and I have not been far. Traveling virtually is fun but not the same..
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      Take care, Happy weekend to you!

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  60. Lovely photos from your visit to national parks and mountains. You got wonderful wild shots of woods and animals! Smoky mountains always remind me of Betsy, as she used to visit them often. Hope you have a nice weekend

    Take care

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  61. Mãe passa a frente do s vosso s filhos do mundo inteiro e livramos desta pandemia em nome de vossos filho Jesus 👏👏👏


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    1. Thank you Maria!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  62. We live in such an incredibly beautiful country. I want to travel more, prayerfully things will open up and we can do that. thank you for sharing such wonderful memories.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn!

      Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  63. this is really all I like. The nature, the waterfall, the deers and even a bear! What more can you ask for. It´s wonderful :)
    Take care and wishing you a great week.

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  64. Hi Eileen,
    yes, the covid must be over first if you want to make a long trip. I hope that this year we all have a little more chances than last year. Your photos are beautiful to see again.
    I like the guys in the last photo. So beautiful!
    Greetings, Helma

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