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Nature is grand

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I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." Vincent Van Gogh


This is finally the last of my Washington trip photos. On this gray day we were leaving La Push and heading south on Rt 101 near the coast. Before taking our rental car back to the Sea-tac airport we made a few stops along the way. One stop at the Grays Harbor Nat'l Wildlife Refuge near Aberdeen Washington and then the Nisqually Nat'l Wildlife Refuge near Olympia Washington.



"The sea, once it cast it's spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Yves Cousteau

Driving down the coast and below the resort at Kalaloch we stopped to view the be…

Saturday's Critters #102

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Saturday's Critters #102

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

I am sharing our visit to the Susquehanna River in Maryland to see the Bald Eagles. In November there can be hundreds of migrating eagles stopping at this spot at the river and Conowingo Dam. There can also be hundreds of people and photographers showing up to take photo of the Eagles.




Above one of the many juvenile Bald Eagles.



Perched on the dam three adult Bald Eagles and one juvenile.



How many eagles can you find in the photo above? To help out the count there are 4 eagles flying toward the rocks where the other eagles are perched. There are also some Black Vultures in the shot above.

I hope you enjoyed my eagles and photos. Thanks as always for visiting my post and for the nice comments. Have a happy day and safe weekend.


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Thanksgiving Skies

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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.


HAPPY Thanksgiving everyone!

I am not sure who will be blogging today on Thanksgiving Day in the USA. But, I prepared this post in advance just in case. I wanted to say how thankful I am for my hubby, son and family. I am thankful for almost a year now (DEC 31st) being retired after working a total of 43 years full and a little part time included. I am thankful for a roof over my head, food on our table and all the simple pleasures in life that do not go unnoticed. I am also thankful for my blogging friends who visit and leave their wonderful comments. Blessings to you all!


Various gulls at the Ocean City inlet, Nov 15th.


Gull posing on the dune fence at Assateague.


A gorgeous day to be at the beach..


American Oystercatcher on the Assateague National Seashore, Nov 15th


Indian River Park, Delaware, Nov 15th


The moon and a contrail seen while at Ocean Ci…

Around the yard

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I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

I am sharing some of my yardbirds and some Autumn trees and lakes scenes from our walks in our neighborhood. I do not have to go far to see the beautiful birds and pretty scenery it is just outside our door.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual." Henry David Thoreau


 Above are some of my yardbirds seen in the month of October. First row: Ruby Crowned Kinglet, White-throated sparrow and the Chipping Sparrow. Second row: Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin on thistle sock, another Pine Siskin. Bottom Row: White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, a stunned White-breasted Nuthatch that flew into my …

Saturday's Critters #101

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Saturday's Critters #101

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Sorry, still showing some vacation photos, I may have one more day of pic's to share. These are some various birds and critters seen on the day of drive to the coast and Cape Flattery. We stopped at the Warmhouse Restaurant in Neah Bay for a late lunch. We also walked on a beach called Hobuck, we saw they also have nice cabins for rent.


A wind blown Great Blue Heron.


I am drawn to any dog I see while on vacation, this one was running on the Hobuck beach with his/her human.


Hobuck beach surfers, a black doggie and a gull.


One of my Washington State lifers. The Greater White-fronted Goose seen out the window of a restaurant in Neah Bay.



They are cute geese.


Another shot from the Neah Bay restaurant of a seal resting on the marina pier.


It is not often I am able t…

Three Crabs, Sequim

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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.

For my Skywatch Friday and Good Fences I am sharing some more scenes from Washington state, the sunrise in Port Angeles and the sunset at Sequim. I hope you enjoy, we had a great trip with wonderful memories.



The sunrise and moon were taken one morning in Port Angeles.

Below is the view of the Dungeness Bay at Three Crab Road  in Sequim Washington. I read that this was a birding hotspot so I had to check it out while I was in the area. As you can see in the photo below there are a thousand or more American Wigeons, two Bald Eagles on a stump sticking out the water in the distance. It was a great spot to watch the sun setting.


The lighting was not the best for photos, but seeing the all these ducks was an amazing sight.


One of my lifers above was the Anna's Hummingbird. The birds ( Anna's hummingbird and the Oregon Junco)  above were seen in a S…

La Push, Washington

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I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes.

I am sharing more images from our trip to Washington State on this day we left Port Angeles and headed to the resort on the coast at La Push, Washington.


With time to spare before checking into our next hotel, we stopped at the Hoh Rainforest. We had time for another walk on the trail before going to the Quiluette Ocean Resort near La Push Washington.
Above some scenes from the morning of Oct 6th, the sunrise, top right are the Ring-necked Ducks, Male Elk walking down the road, fall colors and leaves, Varied Thrush and bottom left a Sparrow.


 One of my favorite birds from Washington the Varied Thrush..


Neat looking tree and moss seen at the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park. The ferns growing in the moss on the tree were pretty.


Our Quiluete …

Saturday's Critters #100

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Saturday's Critters #100

Hello, we have reached # 100 for my Saturday's Critter linky party.  Thanks so much to everyone who has been with me since the start of Saturday's Critters. I appreciate all my blogging friends who have linked up and joined in with all the critter fun. Who doesn't like critters, they are all so cute! Thank you again to the visitors and for the nice comments.

I wish for PEACE in the world! My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families that were involved in the Paris attack.

I am sharing some of the birds and Humpback Whales we saw during our Port Angeles Whale Watching trip during our Washington State visit.


A group of Common Murre being led by a single Rhinoceros Auklet


In the mosaic above is the Rhinoceros Auklet, a common bird seen near the coast of Washington State.

Whale Watching Port Angeles





It was exciting to see 4-5 Humpback Whales during our whale watching trip on Oct 5th.


A young Humpback Whale seen playing with the kelp d…