Sunday, March 13, 2011

Springtime in Florida! *Mosaic Monday*

sun The weather here is fabulous! sun

This Live Oak tree is the view I have

from my kitchen window!

It was one of the reasons I LOVED this house!

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We spent Sunday afternoon at Sholom Park and had a picnic! It looks like his and hers benches..but we sat together! lol

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We took our binoculars AND camera

and saw 4 hawks flying overhead

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and just when we looked high in the sky...

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we saw an Eagle!

These bushes are blooming all over the neighborhood!

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I hope Spring comes soon to your neighborhood!

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I’m joining Mary  at the dear little red house

for ......

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my favorite day of the week! island

53 comments:

Lilybets said...

Beautiful pictures..here so gray and raining today..
:-(

It's Just Dottie said...

Hi lovely friend ,I have also been enjoying spring.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very pretty!!! :D Your first mosaic with the tree and clouds is breathtaking! :D

I need to get my Mosaic Monday post ready :D

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous Diane! I love your park!

Jennifer said...

What a great day you had for a picnic...all the blooms a gorgous, I can't wait for our trees to start blooming...it's still cold here in indiana...have a nice week! hugs, Jennifer

Marydon said...

Oh, I am jealous of your picnic & weather. But soon enough ... We have several hawks out floating on the breezes today ... so awesome to watch. Glad you had such a beautiful day ... & that tree is AESOME!

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Have a lovely week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love your park pictures, looks like an amazing day!

Brenda Kula said...

It's a coming here fast! Oh, how I'd loved to have caught a shot of those magnificent birds!
Brenda

Splenderosa said...

Oh, those proud birds! Great pics, honey-bun. xx's

Terri said...

It looks like you had a lovely day. It is beautiful here too, and we spent most of the day outside. It is fab that you saw the eagle.
Hugs,
Terri

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally breathtaking, Diane!!! The skies and flowers--wow!!! SO pretty!!!
XO

tales from an oc cottage said...

What beautiful skies!!!

m ^..^

EG Wow said...

AH! YES!! Spring really has arrived in your corner of the world!

http://moreofme24.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunset-mosaic-mondays.html

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! It is really spring in your place! Enjoy and wishing you more happiness!

Snap said...

beautiful! the hawks ... amazing! the live oak tree is a beauty. wonderful shots.

Genie said...

Your mosaic is so pretty....you are making me miss my home state more and more. The flowers blooming are gorgeous and the blue sues are typical of Florida. You did great capturing the eagle and the hawk. Enjoy the warm beautiful weather.

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the clouds in the mosaic. Spring is slowly arriving to my garden. Yah:)

Vee said...

What wonderful clouds over your house! That hawk is so beautifully marked that I think he's even handsomer than the eagle. Thanks for the nice spring wishes...not happening any time soon, but I'll just enjoy seeing spring here for a while longer.

GrandmaK said...

Oh my! How wonderful! Your cloud pictures are just beautiful!!! have a grand week! Cathy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wasn't today gorgeous! I spent the day at a farmers market in downtown Orlando. It just makes you happy!

Carol

Donnie said...

All your photos were great Diane but that hawk photo was gorgeous.

Alicia said...

You have a beautiful view from your kitchen window. I don't think I'd ever leave that room...lol. Beautiful mosaics! Love the clouds.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We were watching a golf tournament from Florida today and the weather looked wonderful. Sigh.

Lovely shots - the hawk is beautiful.

Bernie said...

Lots of lovely blue sky. It looks like you're having a great time outdoors right now ... wonderful to see the hawk and eagle! Loved that stunning shrub covered in white blooms.

Lavender Cottage said...

I hope spring comes here soon too. In the mean time, I really enjoyed seeing around your area.
The oak tree is lovely.
Judith

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great Springtime post...you and I are really getting into the swing of things...
and HOW did you capture the hawk...and eagle...:)
I still have not learned to do a mosaic..and I need to do that.

Of course we are blessed that we live in States like Florida and California with our beautiful weather.
I miss Florida sometimes...I loved it there...all except for the buggies!
I could do without those!
:)
What a gorgeous state Florida is..
Hugs,
Mona

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How wonderful to go on a picnic and sit in the park. Hopefully we will be able to do that here too soon. Lovely mosaic. V

cynthia lee designs said...

I sure wish Spring would get here!! I think we are finally done with snow...the temps are starting to go up. It was in the mid 40's today.

How fun to see the hawks and an eagle...we see hawks here, but I've only seen an eagle at the zoo.

Have a great week!!
~Cindy~

Mecky said...

Those are great pictures of the hawk and eagle.
Send someof that beautiful Spring weather this way, ok? I thought Spring was arriving but now it is cold and wet with snow right up the road.

Thank you for your sweet messagings on my blog!

Mecky

Cindy said...

Thank you for the birthday greeting. I've just bookmarked your blog. I will enjoy reading your past posts. Your picture of that hawk is great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful tree and springtime preview, Diane! I saw my first robin red breast here today and that made me smile!

Carola Bartz said...

I love all the different clouds, and the hawk is just stunning!

Jenn said...

Looks like a wonderful place to live indeed. Beautiful spring weather.

LindyLouMac said...

I enjoyed my virtual afternoon at Sholom Park, beautiful photographs.

Connee said...

I love the live oak trees in Florida. Wish they would grow in michigan. No good sign of spring yet....but I am watching for them.

Mind Movies Review said...

Those photos are simply stunning and beautiful! Love to see those pretty flowers in bloom!

Karen said...

It does look so very warm and inviting down there...

Shirley said...

How I love to see spring photos as I yearn for winter to end here in Edmonton! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your corner of the world.

Shellbelle said...

Great view, great picnic and yes, great weather we've been having!

The hawks in your neighborhood are much prettier than the ones here, but every morning when I get up now the woodpeckers are trying to bore into the telephone poles. They keep going back to them, so they must be making progress, but I don't think the telephone company will be happy, lol.

Papillon Bleu said...

There are buds in the trees and the daffodils are out here in England! YAY!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures, I might not get any dishes done looking out at the beautiful oak all day.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Ahhh, you lucky gal, surrounded by flowers. I did see a few things pop up in our yard...

Can't wait to see the pillows!!!!!!! Make sure to let me know -don't want to miss it.

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi and happy Monday!
I remember those big old live oak trees in Florida and Texas! Oh, the stories they could tell if they could talk, huh? The white blooming bushes are pretty, too! We have not come full swing into the blooming season here in the Northwest. We are still wearing jackets as spring is quickly approaching. But, I will be sure to share some of the fabulous blooms we have where I live in the Northwest Seattle area. I wanted to tell you that you inspired me to go over to the local thrift/antique shop this weekend with my husband. I found a great tea or kitchen towel which I will share about on my blog this week. I am going to go on Debbiedoos blogging party next week, hopefully, so thank you for the suggestion you left me on my blog. I went to the tutorial Debbie's friend did but still have a few questions on how to do this (new to blogging)but I will, hopefully, be on there next week! :) It is so nice that many people remember being new to the blogging world and want to help others. Have a great day! xoxo Kim

Pamela said...

I would love to be in Florida right now! You have the best weather, beaches and shopping!!!
Great photos!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That's beautiful! I've been dreaming of having a picnic and told hubby Sunday we need to plan one. Can't wait to get out in the sunshine! Looks like you had fun!

Teagarden said...

How it looks different from you. Although there is still spring. Blue skies we are, but our eagle sparrow ... hihihi
Best wishes,
Markus

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Beautiful photographs. I would love to see an eagle in real life one day!
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Amanda

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

these are breathtaking photos..it looks like the weather there is awesome now

my mosaic

Lallee said...

It has been awesome the past couple of weeks! Live oaks are one of my most favorite trees--so majestic. Enjoy!

Angela McInnis said...

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Angela

Life 101 said...

Very nice. Jilda and I are trying to line up some gigs in Florida for April.
I was scheduled to come to the Panhandle tomorrow, but my truck had issues so I had to cancel.
Maybe later. It looks so beautiful there.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks like a day spent in Heaven. What a thrill to see the Eagle.
Happy Spring!!
M.L.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

what a view from your window! beautiful photos Diane~ I can't wait for trees to bloom here!