Thursday, March 24, 2016

Great Falls National Park

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

One weekend hubby and I took a day trip to see the Great Falls NP, the water levels were up high due to all the snow melt and the rain storms we had recently.

For Teresa's Friday's Hunt...
1. the letter M
2. week's favorite
3. Bird or wings



A favorite photo,  the sky and the reflections are pretty. We had a nice sunny day but a little chill still in the air as we walked on the C&O Canal Trail at the Great Falls NP.


I like this curvy trail the Great Falls NP.


The Great Falls overlook, a pretty sky and the Potomac River was looking pretty forceful.


The birds I saw at the park were the Tufted Titmouse, Canada Geese in flight, Great Blue Heron, Mallard ducks and more Canada Geese.



My YOUtube video taken at the Great Falls NP in Maryland.


For Friday's Hunt and my week's favorite I have a red sky sunset capture.

As always I hope you liked my photos. Thank so much for stopping by and for the nice comments.


To see more pretty skies, fences, barns and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.  Thanks also to Teresa Friday's Hunt  
  I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

74 comments:

  1. great post. the first shot os stunning. Loved the rush and sound of the water on the video and your last shot is marvellous as well. HAPPY EASTERto you and your fmaily.

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  2. Hi Eileen,
    marvelous photos of the wonderful landscape, birds and sunset. Gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  3. Lindas águias da catarata! Belo céu! beijos, FELIZ PÁSCOA, tudo de bom,chica

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  4. Good Morning, Eileen
    Wow-those falls ARE Great!! Very aptly named!
    Loved the curvy trail pic as well. Looks like a beautiful place.
    Have a good weekend

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  5. The Great Falls and the red sky - wow! Have a Happy Easter!

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  6. Hello Eileen
    Another super selection for us ... thank you.
    I love the reflections in your first image and the colours in your last one.

    The water was extremely forceful when you took your photo!

    Have a lovely Thursday and a great Easter Weekend

    All the best Jan

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  7. Good Morning Eileen!:) Your sky image is breathtaking, a sailers delight, and mine too. Delightful bird collage as well, and I especially love the image of the sweet Tufted Titmouse. I would not like to fall into the rapid moving water of the Potomac River after seeing the video clip. An awesome sight!

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  8. First and last photo are really gorgeous, love the sky mirroring in the water and what about the mighty force of the waterfall on the video, it must have been a wonderful experience.

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  9. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa.

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  10. Such beautiful skies Eileen! the reflection is lovely too! Plenty of birds to photograph and enjoy too!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Belas fotografias e gostei do video.
    Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa.

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  12. Beautiful photos as always, especially the spectacular sunset!

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  13. Hari OM
    Oh the sound of that water..... Some delightful choices for the themes today. Hope you have a peaceful Easter. YAM xx

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  14. I haven't been to Great Falls in a long, long time. I love your reflection picture and sky picture.

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  15. I loved to watch the falls!... Impressive! As we can see in the video, too...
    As usual a splendid sequence over here!
    Great captures! Specially the first one, and the last one!
    Happy Easter, Eileen!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  16. Loved your photos.

    Now it's going to be hard to work on my webpage...instead of going for a hike.

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  17. stunning sunset and that is some scary looking rapid water and also sounds scary... i like that winding path and the sky reflections are wonderful

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  18. What a glorious photo! Yes, indeed, I like the beautiful reflections as well. And the sunset is incredible!! WOW! Happy Easter!

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  19. Those are all so great. The force in that water is just beautiful.

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  20. Boy is that water churning! Love the sunset.

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  21. Love that first shot! Just stunning! And so is that wonderful sunset! Have a beautiful Easter!

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  22. Fantastic photos and video Eileen. I love going to Great Falls but see it from the Virginia side. The level does look high in these shots and maybe a little too dangerous for kayaker making their way down all that rushing water. I had fun watching them last time we visited, while saying to myself there is no way I could do that :) Have a great day!

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  23. Nice photos . . .
    Love the one of the Mallards with their heads in the water!
    And the red sky . . .
    Oh my you are good . . .

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  24. Oh, Eileen, that shot with the curvy road in it sure appeals to me. They always get an A+ from me. But I do like all your shots, as is usual for me.

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  25. Beautiful first picture and birds. River menacing looks and much noise. Regards.

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  26. wow , Eileen. that is so great. Such a beautiful nature.I wish you a great weekend
    Best regards
    susa

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  27. Wow---the Potomac didn't look at all like that when we visited there... Amazing...

    Love the reflection one --and of course, I love your red sunset.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  28. Open wild areas and blue skies you can't beat it.
    Merle..................

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  29. What a pretty sunset!

    When I was a youngun, we took a trail called the "Billy Goat Trail" to see the falls. I wonder if it is still there, or maybe washed away?
    ~

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  30. beautiful first photo and i like the curvy path, too. :)

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  31. Hello,

    Beautiful photos, and the reflections are magic!

    Happy Easter, and enjoy your Hollidays :)

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  32. Lovely photos and video . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend and a Happy Easter .

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  33. That first photo is just so excellent! LOVE the reflections!

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  34. Love your photos and especially the sky and reflections in the first

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  35. Great video! Such power in that water!

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  36. That first photo is stunning with the reflection of the sky in the water.

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen!!!

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  38. Gorgeous photos! Beutiful skies and a lovely reflection of the clouds in the water. I love your video of the falls. Happy Easter, Eileen!

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  39. My beloved Eileen !!!!

    Thank you once again for sharing all this Cheerfulness and Beauty, that only our Nature can give us, my sweetest friend !
    May your Easter be Happy as ever, dearie,
    I wish it to you with all my heart !

    With sincere gratitude

    Dany

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  40. simply gorgeous! fantastic video too. thanks for sharing.
    enjoy your weekend. happy easter! xoxo

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  41. Terrific photos, Eileen. I enjoyed seeing the abundance of water, we don't have that here.
    Amalia
    xo

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  42. Such a lot aof stunning shots! I have look at them again, they are great!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment ... Frauke

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  43. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of pictures, the sound of the water is amazing, beautiful video.
    A good Easter weekend.

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  44. I really like the curvy trail. Do motorized vehicles use that also?

    Happy Easter

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  45. WoW!!! the first and last are amazing!!! the reflection of the clouds, i have never seen anything so beautiful!!! have a wonderful weekend eileenn, happy easter, happy spring!!!!!

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  46. That first picture is gorgeous..a keeper for sure..The last one's not bad either..Happy Easter..

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  47. Great nature shots again. Like them.

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  48. Fabulous series you got, and the greatest of them all, is the last picture, superb.

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  49. My goodness....the quiet winding path leads to a torrent of water. Yet, ever so beautiful. I can almost feel the chill in the air.

    Love the birds...AND the reflections of the sky.

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  50. lovely photos, specially the first with it's beautiful reflections and the last with the lovely skies

    Happy Easter

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  51. Some amazing photos here! Especially the Great Falls.

    Have a great weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  52. I'll have to look where Great Falls is in Massachusetts. Perhaps we could eyeball this during one of our vacations this year. Lovely, images!
    JM, IL

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  53. oops...I typed Massachusetts instead of Maryland.
    JM, IL

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  54. The river looks so treacherous with the rapids and muddied waters. Great video you took as well so you can get the full effect! This looks like another beautiful area that you visited.

    I also read your previous post on the local farm restaurant. What a nice setting for the restaurant, and nice that you are able to take advantage of it too. You'll have to search for that eagle's nest again ...don't they return to the same nest each year? Here there are signs posted at parks NOT to feed the Canada geese since they become such a nuisance since many no longer migrate. I wish I had red-bellied woodpeckers come to my feeders, they have such striking colouring :)

    Happy Easter Eileen!

    Wendy

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  55. Such a wonderful healing journey, Eileen!

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  56. Awesome sky shots Eileen. I especially like the red sky. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend. xx

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  57. Beautiful sunset and I love the path.

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  58. Hi Eileen, Glad you enjoyed the park. I have never been there. Have a fantastic Easter!

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  59. Lovely landscape - birds and a pretty end of the day sunset. I love your posts Eileen.

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  60. Beautiful ... This is a NP we've missed seeing darn it.

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  61. I really do like your bird picture arrangement, Eileen's. Thank you for telling us their kinds too. If you peek at mine perhaps you could identify my single bird. I only can identify black birds, robins, woodpeckers, none any narrower than that even for those names.
    ..

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  62. All the captures are good! Loved the last colorful one the most.
    Happy SWF!

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  63. Simply gorgeous pictures! You have a talent for capturing the best beauty nature has to offer! Your red sky sunset was stunning... and I loved seeing the beautiful birds you saw on your walk! :)

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  64. Glorious sunset photo. I love all the wildlife - winged and other - that can be found in our National Parks.

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  65. These are all amazing! What a great day trip. I love the juxtaposition of the still water in the first shot with the roughness in the third. Beautiful images of the birds. The sunset truly is spectacular. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt. I hope you have a great Easter.

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  66. Sorry to be so late commenting. - Wonderful post. That trail to the falls is really a pretty shot (nice fence) and wow those falls were something else.

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