Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cape Henlopen...Mosaic Monday

I took these photos a few weeks ago, my hubby and I went on a daytrip to Cape Henlopen and the Delaware shore. I was looking for Snow Buntings that were reported in the area. It was a cold and windy day for a walk on the beach but it was still a pretty day with the sun and a blue sky. I thought the photos would make a great mosaic.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Ocean City, Md

Last weekend hubby and I took a daytrip to Blackwater NWR and Ocean City, Md. The town of Ocean City runs from the Ocean City inlet to the Indian River inlet in Delaware. About nine miles of beach, hotels and condo's. It is a popular vacation spot for families. Except for Senior week, traditionally high school grad's will go for a week or so after their graduation.  Last weekend there were only a few stores open on the boardwalk. The boardwalk runs from the inlet to 27th street and along it are arcades, restaurants, hotels and a lot of little stores. Hubby was hoping to eat some Thrasher french fries ( his favorite), no luck they were in the process of remodeling. Then he found a Candy Kitchen store open, well that made his day. He bought some chocolate candy.  I was hoping to see some new birds and hubby loves the ocean. I did see a new bird, it was a surf scoter. There was a flock of them near the Ocean City inlet.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bay of Fundy, Scenic Sunday

From my archives I have some photos of our trip to the Bay of Fundy, located in New Brunswick, Canada.
The bay is known for its high tidal range. When the tide is out we were able to walk along the beach and see all the rock formations that would normally be under water during the high tide.

The tide is changing on this photo

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Niagara Falls and Scenic Sunday

Niagara Falls is a big attraction in New York and Canada. My header photo show a rainbow over the falls on the American side looking over at the Canadian side. The view of the falls looks different from each side. So when my family took a trip we stayed a night on the American side and a night on the Canadian side of the falls.  On the American side we took the boat ride to the falls and we also went down the steps on the side on the falls.

This photo reminds me of the smurfs. Do you remember that cartoon? Each person is given a blue plastic rain poncho to put on, you can really be drenched from the mist off the falls.

The photo was taken on the Canadian looking back over at the American side. You can see a viewing tower that was built on the American side.

A view of the river before the falls seen from the Canadian side of the falls.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rainbow over Niagara Falls.

I do not see rainbows often and I think it is cool that some of the ones I do see are around waterfalls.
These shots are from Niagara Falls.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Taughannock Waterfalls and Gorge

During our travels to New Yorks Finger Lake Region we included a visit to the Taughannock Falls State park located near Ithaca, New York. The Taughannock Falls is 215 ft and 33ft higher than Niagara Falls.

The name originates from a Delaware Indian Chief named Taughannock which means great fall in the woods. I was totally surprised to see this gorge and the waterfalls in this area. It is an easy walk up the river which is mostly flat rocks. I had a lot of fun watching a Kingfisher flying up and down the creek. The Taughannock Creek flows into the Cayuga Lake.

 Ithaca is located near the Finger Lakes and near the Finger Lakes are hundreds of wineries. The Finger Lake region is a great place to do some wine tasting. Watkins Glen is also nearby, so there is a lot to do in this general area. Also included in this trip was a visit to the Montezuma Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. Gradually I am making my around to visit all our countries National Wildlife Refuges.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Yellowstone Mosaic Monday

I created  Yellowstone Mosaics for this weeks Mosaic Monday. One mosaic is from the photos I have on my Yellowstone post below and I created new mosaics of the Old Faithful Geyser and some of the other geysers in the park and another of the Yellowstone buffalo. Yellowstone National Park wouldn't be Yellowstone without seeing geysers and buffalo.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yellowstone Scenes

For this weeks Scenic Sunday I am sharing some different scenes from Yellowstone. If you never been to Yellowstone I would highly recommend making this trip. My header shot shows horseback riders that left out of the Roosevelt Lodge area. You can take two hour horseback rides or they have wagonrides which includes a cookout dinner.

If you stay at this Inn you would be within walking distance of OLD FAITHFUL. We stayed in the Snow Lodge cabins located around the other side of Old Faithful but still within walking distance.

Peeps already in wait for the big show put on by the famous OLD FAITHFUL.




It wouldn't be Yellowstone without some BUFFALO

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