Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Sept 2-7th 2019, during our 5 day tour of Iceland we visited the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and National Park.  In this area of western Iceland, you can see the Snaefellsnes Glacier and Volcano, the cliffs and sea, the Black Beach, lighthouse and the most popular Kirkjufellsfoss.

Snaefellsnes Glacier and Volcano.

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Seal Beach

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Stone Arch

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Barour the ogre monument and village of Arnastapi.

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Basalt Columns and cliffs.

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Malariff Lighthouse

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The lifting stones on black pebble beach at Djupalonssandur.

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Kirkjufellsfoss waterfalls.

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Kirkjufell Mountain

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These are images taken during our Snaefellsnes Coast tour, it was a 8-9 hour tour from Reykjavik Iceland. The coastal scenery was gorgeous, I would highly recommend this Iceland tour.

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

On a recent road trip, hubby and I spend two nights in Boone, North Carolina. The town of Boone has easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.  We planned on visiting and hiking to as many waterfalls we could fit into our visit. I am sharing photos of the Upper and Lower Linville Falls and photos of the Crabtree Falls.

The trail to Crabtree is described as moderate, parts were difficult walking a rocky trail.

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This is the Crabtree Falls

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A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, we were on the road to the next waterfall.

 

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This is a close view of Upper Linville Falls.

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This is from the overlook called Chimney View  of the Lower and Upper Linville Falls. If you look closely you can see the people at the Upper Falls.

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From Erwin’s view overlook we could see the river below the falls.

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I hope you enjoyed the waterfalls and photos.

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Roadtrip…Blue Ridge Parkway

We recently returned from a road trip to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. A scenic 460 mile drive through Virginia and North Carolina.  We spent one night in Staunton Virginia, 2 nights in Boone North Carolina and 3 nights in Asheville North Carolina.

The following images are photos from the first day in Virginia and on the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park.   During our 6 days, we hiked to various waterfalls, rocky trails and saw beautiful scenic views.

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Me and my shadow.

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White-tailed deer seen on the Limberlost Trail, Shenandoah NP.

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A Witch Hazel plant. We were recently told to look for this plant, it blooms in October and November.

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A Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

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I am not sure of the id of this butterfly?

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The following two photos from the Skyline Drive, views of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Some pretty colors.

 

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Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday & Happy Halloween!

Lately the weather has been nice and we’ve been able to take more walks on the local fire roads again to see the fall colors, look for birds, mushrooms and anything nature related. These photos are from a few different days and walks.

Oct 26-28 we are seeing blooms in our yard like the yellow zinnias and some clematis blooms.

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Me and My shadow while walking on the fire road. 

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One of the taller Pine trees seen next to the fire road. 

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A pretty cloud and cloud day. During this walks, I could hear the WT Sparrows, the Kinglets, various woodpeckers, cardinals and the vultures were flying high in the sky. No  birds would allow photos at this time.  

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A Common Buckeye butterfly landed on the trail in front of us, Oct 27th.

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These Clematis blooms suddenly appeared Oct 26 and are still blooming today. 

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More Pretty colors seen around our lake. 

 

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Some pretty fall colors near the reservoir.

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There are some ferns seen along the fire road that stay green year round.

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I am using my old WordPress blog for this post. It seems like blogger wants to give me problems ever since I removed Chrome from my computer.  I am going back and forth from Firefox and Edge.

I am thankful to have these great weather days for our walks.

I am thankful to be seeing these pretty flowers blooming in our yard in late October.

I am thankful for all your visits and comments.

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Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

 

Maryland/Delaware Eastern Shore

These images and post on our getaway to Maryland Eastern Shore and Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.  We enjoyed a crab feast while on a river boat cruise, pretty views of the Choptank River near Cambridge Maryland.  We visited both the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Md and the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.

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choptank riverboat ride

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge Maryland

 

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A Red-headed Woodpecker greeted us near the entrance to the Blackwater NWR.

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An Osprey family seen right off the wildlife drive @ Blackwater NWR

 

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A family of Bald Eagles @ Blackwater NWR

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Below a flock of American Avocets, A Black-necked Stilt and a Clapper Rail.

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We saw lots of birds at both the  Blackwater NWR and Bombay Hook NWR . We had a great overnight trip to the Eastern Shore and enjoyed the river boat ride and crab feast.

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Most recent getaway to Ocean City Md

Ocean City, Maryland is one of our favorite places for a quick overnight trip or getaway.

Feb 4-6th, we enjoyed walking on the beaches, bird watching and a quick visit to Assateague Island National Seashore.  Here are some photos from our trip.

Sea ducks at the inlet, the Long-tailed Ducks, Black Scoter, Buffleheads.

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Sunset lighting up Ocean City’s amusement rides

 

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The beach at Assateague Island National Seashore. Below are a couple of the Assateague ponies.

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Sunrise, Ocean City Maryland

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I am sharing some of my random travel photos, this is not only for my followers but more of a reminder for me and my hubby of where we have been and what we have seen over the years. All good memories for us, I hope you enjoy too.
” We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” unknown