Saturday, February 6, 2016

"Old Florida"

We call places like this "Old Florida" even though we appreciate the 'new' changes, like the beautiful bridge I'm standing on to take these photos.


(And for those that asked about alligators....skip to the end! haha!)

There are marshy areas around the Withlacoochee River bridge and lots of 'wildlife'.


These photos were taken last May. We didn't see any alligators the last time we went but I had gotten a few good photos then.

This is a small gator.


Not sure how 'small' this one is.


And how do you like old mossback? 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

North Central Florida is a wonderful place to live, with wildlife galore. You just have to respect the 'critters' that have made their home here much longer than we have and ENJOY the beauty that surrounds us.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Withlacoochee River Bridge

It sure is a beautiful hike to see the views off the Withlacoochee River Bridge.


But don't even think about jumping off! lol


Just look over the railing (or fence) to enjoy the view!


And enjoy your day, Florida style!


Come on DOWN!!!
 I'm joining Tex for the

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Wee Ones and One Tiny Wee One

I haven't been playing with my dollies much. The weather is so gorgeous at this time of year, that we spend more time outdoors. But I managed to get these girls into some pretty white outfits.
 Now they just need a little heart banner to hold. (it's on my 'to make' list)


I made this little white gown out of eyelet.


We got in our 8th hike for January on Sunday afternoon and saw this critter. Never saw one of these on our hikes and we almost walked right by him, he was so tiny and perfectly still.

He got curious about hubby's walking stick here.


I got the ID books out when I got home and at first I thought he was a tiny cotton mouse. But then he was dark gray so we determined he must have been a young house mouse lost in the prairie.

He looked so very cute...

but not cute enough to bring him home and give him a house to live in! haha

The white stuff is sand....not snow and I'm including him in my 'wee ones' today!

JoAnn and I are both showing off our dollies pics today.

Visit her blog HERE.
Don't forget to take time to PLAY!!!
AND get outside when you can!

Monday, February 1, 2016

"Friendship" Mosaic

The friendships we have forged through our blogs have been such a blessing. And in true friendship we come together today in prayer and fasting for a fellow blogger and her precious husband.


Nana Diana and her husband John are facing one of life's hardest challenges, cancer.


Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow has written a beautiful post HERE and asked those that can to pray and fast today for Diana and John. Nana Diana's post is HERE. Several others like Mimi at 247 Mulberry Lane have written wonderful posts, too. Her post is HERE.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

I know others that need prayers so I will include many of you in my prayers today. What a blessing to have friends. 

God bless you.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"Fences" The taller the better!

These were taken at Homosassa Wildlife Park here in Florida.

We've been several times and usually see the bear at a distance.


But this time he came up close enough to get some good photos.


Nice to have a tall fence or two to peer through.


Well, I guess not everyone is afraid of him.


Looks like his pals, Mr. Heron and Mrs. Egret are visiting him today. They're not talking about him behind his back, are they?
 I sure HOPE not! 

I'm joining Tex for the
I hope everyone has improving weather this week. 
What's it like at your house?

Monday, January 25, 2016

I might be crazy "mosaic"!

When I was much younger and had a house full of little boys, I taught myself to crochet and knit. I bought a book and sat down and tried to figure it out without help. I have never been very proficient but I still like to find an easy pattern and work on small projects. I like to crochet better than knit. Which do you prefer?

So what's the 'crazy' part of this post?


I was not successful with the little dollie slippers. So I only made one! hahaha! I did make the pink and green bag to keep my yarn and needles together and I was happy with it.

I hope you are warm and safe inside and doing something you enjoy today!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Red Shouldered Hawks and "Me"

We had a wonderful hike at the Blue Run of Dunnellon Park on my birthday. 


It was 71 degrees and we walked for almost 2 hours and saw some amazing sights.


I wanted to share photos of a pair of hawks that we got to see up close. 


One was right in front of my hubby when he was trying to take a photo of a Cypress tree.


(so he gets credit for this amazing shot)


Oh, and I guess he gets credit for this amazing photo too! lol

One of these days, I'm going to a fancy sportswear store and get myself a hiking outfit. I found this white linen top at the thrift store for $1 and it was nice and cool for a winter hike in Florida.

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

What's your weather like today? I hope the snow storm isn't causing problems where you live. Just stay inside and keep warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

You are all invited for cake and ice cream!

We'll go for a hike first and then have a birthday party!


How does that sound?


It's my birthday and we plan to drive over to Blue Run Park and start our hike there. I have some photos from our last hike there to share.


(those nice people left, so I took a pic of the empty bench)

Since I can't eat sugar (because of some crazy kind of allergy) you can have ALL of the cake and ice cream that you can get away from my hubby! haha!


It's supposed to be in the 70s today so it's a perfect day to hit the trails.

Now what should I wear?

I'm joining Tex for the

Have a FUN birth day!!!