Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer begins TODAY!

I love Mondays…I love June…and I REALLY LOVE SUMMER! It’s my favorite time of the year!


I’ve been off the computer for a few days so now I have the fun of visiting all of my favorite blogs and those that are participating in Where Women Create to find some new favorites! I always enjoy getting back online and catching up with all of YOUR fun!


We’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather to go on little day trips…we call them adventures!


This was one of our best sitings….a huge Great Blue Heron.


He posed and I just kept taking photos! heehee!


We drove out to the Gulf coast to eat fresh Grouper and hushpuppies and to view some wildlife.  (we did NOT eat one of these! lol)


This was the first time to visit the Crystal River Archaeological State Park  and it was very interesting. Follow this link for more info at Wikipedia !


We enjoyed the museum and when I looked at my photos…


I realized I took a lot of the beads…




and pottery!


The things that I love!


We even ‘heard’ an alligator in this swampy area but I was glad we didn’t actually SEE him! He was crunching and munching on a meal of oysters!


The view was fabulous from the top of this Indian mound



and there were lots of boats on the water!


Hope you are enjoying the start of the summer! How is your Monday so far? Share some of your news with me! What did I miss?

PS I’ll answer Jemm’s question here on my post! It was 98 degrees on this beautiful day in Florida with LOTS of humidity! We went to the mall after this! heeheehee! We must be crazy!


Anonymous said...

your photos are always so lovely...and i feel like i am going on these 'adventures' with you too as i read through your post!

thanks for sharing!
we do 'day trips' too....they work perfect for me, because i'm more of a homebody! hehee...

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jemm said...

Oh, gosh, it looks so pretty there. I love herons. They are one of my favorite birds. We have some that are usually fishing at our creek.

Is it hot there in the summer? I like summer too, but not the heat and humidity. I really do melt :)

Vee said...

Your comment about hearing the alligator makes me wonder what they sound like...gruesome? ;>

Beautiful photos as always, my dear!

julietk said...

Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing them. The Beads were interesting, I could spend hours in the Gem room at the Natural History Museum. Visit me this sat for a giveaway with A fanciful twist's Mad tea Party, bye for now.


Nice photos and you do go on fun day trips :)
Sometimes the weather is the same here and there where you live.
Happy Monday!
Deb :)

Stacey said...

You and your husband have so much fun. Your adventures are right up my alley.

Cyndi said...

Another beautiful day in sunny Florida! Thanks so much for sharing all of your "adventures" with us, Diane! I really love your trips.



Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your photography is just getting better and better! Beautiful pics...

Anonymous said...

Great photos! I enjoyed taking the trip along with you. The Great Blue Heron reminds me of the Egrets that we get in our creek. They both have tall legs and long beaks. :0)

LaurieStar said...

Wow! I love that blue heron. We have a lot of them here and I love watching them fly overhead. Glad you got out and had an "adventure!"

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, Happy First Day of Summer. I love your pics. You take such wonderful photos. These are so good, you can feel how hot it is. LOL
The Blue Heron is beautiful. Just an inspiring creature. Love the pottery too.

Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love to go out and about, Diane. It is always fun to discover new things and see new things. I love the Great Blue h=Heron photos and your photos of the museum exhibits!

Marie said...

Hooray for summer! We had a gorgeous day here yesterday. I am loving all your photos but especially the Heron. They sure can stand still can't they? How wonderful that you got so close! xxoo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't mind the heat that much it is the humidity that makes it so much worse. Thanks for taking us with you on your little adventure. I love seeing the Florida scenery. I lived in Florida for a few years when I was growing up and my dad lives in Destin now. I have always loved coastal areas. We have a great blue heron here in Ga. at our pond that visits quite frequently. said...

Wondeful photographs, love the heron! The poser! You sound like a very happy chappy and I like to hear that! Suzie xxx

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous photos! Love that heron SO much!!! :) Thank you for sharing. :) Theresa

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I don't know how you stand the heat. (I'm not standing the over 100 degree each day plus humidity well here.) But what I'd give to be able to walk along the shore and pick out my very own seashells!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

although SOME people love to eat grasshoppers!


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Janet said...

Love the photos of the heron! It looks so majestic standing there beside the water.

Green thumb said...

Hello my sweet friend! Hope you and hubby are doubt from your wonderful pictures! Wishing you both a fantastic Summer!

michela xxx

Dianne said...

Love that place! When you come back down, you should go to the Yulee Sugar Meal ruins. You'd love it.