Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What do you see when you bird watch in Florida?

Let's take a nice walk....

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You never know what you'll see!

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But you better be aware...and look down!

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The path leads to this gorgeous lake!

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Lots of sail boats....

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But what is that 'bump' in the water?

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Let's ZOOM IN a little more!!!

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And how about an armadillo? (I'm in the car! heehee!)

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We actually followed a huge tortoise into the burrow but he refused to pose for a photo! lol

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And the deer....

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always fun to see the pretty deer!

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Beautiful palm trees everywhere you go!

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All of this in a wonderful park in Payne's Prairie!

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island  Time to LOAD UP and GO HOME!  island

20 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Hello LD, lucky you, to be enjoying the nice weather this holiday season. I wanted to stop by and wish you a lovely Thankgiving with your family.

Ruth

Mary said...

What a lovely post. I'd love to have taken that walk with you. I hope you and those you love have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Love of the Sea said...

Thats amazing shot of a alligator in the lake. Do people actually sail in the lake? I hope they don't swim in it!! Great photos. Especially the deer. Take care..

Vee said...

You sure did see a lot of critters! Love the deer best of all. Are those last two in the truck real or lawn ornaments? ;D

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine living with alligators. Do people swim in the lake?

Donnie said...

Payne's prairie park looks really interesting. We used to go down to Seebring each winter and like to visit some of the Hammock's area and they were very similar. Hope you both have a Happy Thanksgiving.

LindyLouMac said...

How blessed you are to have such nature all around you.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh wow, Diane! So much wildlife in that aprk! I never saw a real live armadillo before and "yikes" on the gator!

I hope yor have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Ohh my...that was quite a walk! Hmmm...one might even say that it was "a walk on the wild side"! Hehe! Well my friend, I have only been to Florida once and it was beautiful! Your photos remind me so much of the scenery in south Texas where I lived for nearly 30 yrs. I had a place on a large lake down there and we had a few alligators visit once in awhile too! Eeeks! It looks like you had a great time visiting this pretty park! Great photos, Diane!

Well my friend, I just read your sweet note and came right over! Thank you so much for visiting and the warm Thanksgiving well wishes! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet Lavendar Dreamer...have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My best to you and your husband and your family. I have enjoyed getting to know you this whole year. You have been a joy. We share a love of dollies and toys and I love that about you.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I always love seeing you!
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I LOVE the photo's you share with us. I loved it when I lived in Florida..and remember clearly the day my children ran and got me to come and see the Gator in the creek behind our house! Funny memory now..but then it terrified me. Not the Gator but the fact that the children thought of it as a "petting zoo" sort of thing! :)
Hugs...

Brenda Kula said...

Oh goodness, you get to see such wonderful scenery and nature there! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!
Brenda

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Diane, you better watch out!!

Have a great and oh so warm (wish I was there) Thanksgiving!!!

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh My Goodness!!
You are so very cute. I love it when you write Hee Hee !
Happy Thanksgiving.
Dottie

PatC - All is Bright said...

First I have to tell you your pictures are wonderful! What a lovely walk. Secondly, your are so sweet - I'm so glad you love my dolls and thank you for voting for my ornament.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
PatC

lila said...

What a great place to be! I remeber though when my granddaughter was about 6 and they lived in Florida...lots of little lakes everywhere and I worried about alligators.
We have them in Southern Arkansas now too!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Love your pics. You always capture the best views.
Do I see an alligator in the truck bed? Oh wow! I would be long gone!!

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Becca said...

Wow, looks like a great time, and you are enjoying nice warm weather! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lallee said...

That's a great capture of Florida!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby. Have a very blessed day!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Wow, looks like a lot to see. What a nice lake...aside from that alligator ;)