Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blogger BEWARE! DANGER AHEAD!!!

Do you really want to take this walk with me?

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Think about it first....

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OK...beware of hazards in the trail...

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keep moving...

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don’t dally!

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Enjoy the boats....

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and the beautiful scenery....

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 BUT DON’T REST

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UNDER THE PALM TREE

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AT THE END OF THE PATH!!!

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It’s a grand day in Florida!

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ENJOY YOUR DAY!

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BE SAFE and...

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HAVE FUN!

If you’ve made it this far...a bit of wisdom...

Always walk FAST through the swamp!

I’m joining Kim at  Savvy Southern for WOW!

And Outdoor Wednesday !

65 comments:

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

He looking like he was looking for a little snack!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great trail and yes walk fast!!!

Vee said...

Yikes! There is no way that I'd be taking that hike. I'd prefer to have you do it and take pictures.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You are so funny Diane...the alligator on the other hand is NOT!

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh boy....

Thank you for the invite, but I think I will stay in our craft room ALL Day. That gator looks scary.

I agree with Miss Vee...yup I agree 100%.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Shellbelle said...

You're right, this is a WOW, especially for those who don't live here in Florida.

He's a BIG 'un and I'm glad you just ran into him on a trail and not in your kitchen like that lady a few years ago.

Love how you set up the pics — full of suspense!

Glad you didn't post the pics of the water moccasins, they freak me out more than the gators! I dislike snakes intensely.

I guess we have to put up with the snakes and gators, because we also get the dolphins and wonderful beach birds! We live in a nature-rich environment, don't we?

Ngoc Dieu said...

dear my friend,
your trip was great, but I'm afraid of alligators, which are lurking on the river. I'm a timid but you're a hero. Have nice full day to you.

missing moments said...

I loved that walk ... well, maybe except for that gator ... I could do without him!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I hope you were taking those alligator pictures with a zoom lens!!! Yikes!!!

JG said...

A gator is not something I see in my neighborhood while taking the daily walk! Wow!
~Judy

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Scary! Some pretty scenery otherwise though!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well now, that will put a little pep in your step:@)

Ms. Bake-it said...

That was fun! The gator was posing for you! I just love Florida!

~ Tracy

Freckled Hen said...

You are looking so fit!
And if you don't mind me saying...alligators are so creepy! They sit there so still when really you know they just want to eat you!

Kim K. said...

I think I'd be speed racing through there. What gorgeous scenery.

Screaming Sardine said...

I love how you make us feel as if we're really there with your photo stories. This one had beauty, suspense, and danger!!

Hugs,
Tracy

laurie said...

I can't even imagine what its like to have these big critters in your water.We have black bears and i thought that was bad,, this is way worse,,

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh my!! Beautiful scenery except for that mean looking guy laying around under the palm tre!!!

Denise said...

I enjoyed a bit of your Florida today.Thanks Denise

Haunted Swamp Designs said...

I would love to walk with you! But about that alligator... I don't want to walk with that!!! LOL!
Lynda

no spring chicken said...

This was absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to show my girls!!

Blessings, Debbie

Love of the Sea said...

Great shots. Such pretty scenery...except for the alligators!! You look fantastic by the way.

Karen said...

That might just be the only reason I wouldn't retire in FLorida.

GACK!.........

Tammie Lee said...

your alligators are like our bears... beware!

Della said...

Great pictures Diane! I like your story, too, so much fun to read your blog :) I love getting good shots of our gators. It makes the trip to the river so much better when we see gators. I love taking out of state guests out to see them!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh!! This was an amazing walk!! AND brave!
XO
Cindy

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

Great walk! I'll wait at the coffee shop, you can walk through the swamp, not me :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute and you better watch your step!

Pat said...

Fabulous post!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Really cute post, but frankly, this is one walk with you I don't think I want to tag along on!

Olive Cooper said...

Walk fast past the alligators!

Betsy said...

You're sure brave, I think I'd be sitting this one out. I'd just settle for a postcard in the gift shop.

Designs By Pinky said...

I won't go anywhere near any gators! Except when we go on our SIL's pontoon boat we spy them but stay away!!!!! Scary! You are a brave woman:) XO, Pinky

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm just not a gator fan!! What a hike you had!

Carol

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yikes....what about the snakes too ?

Rpse

KK said...

Wowzie.

Jemm said...

Oh, wow! For real? They could just come out and get you? I would NOT walk with you :)

Kamana said...

wow... thats scary!

Marnie said...

Are you serious? That's insane!!! Would really get my blood pumping...what a workout! I've been close to crocs up in Northern Queensland, but NEVER when I went for walkies!!
Tell me, do you bungee jump and sky dive in your spare time?
x Marnie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow!!! I'd never even go near there let alone take pictures! Thanks for sharing it was fun! BTW I added the stick people to my blog, stop by when you have a minute to see:)

Rondell

Sarah said...

Oh, my! This is an amazing post! What an adventure. Thanks for the warning, but I loved this! ~ Sarah

cynthialeedesigns said...

Oh Yes...Always walk very fast through the swamp!!!
Great post!!
hugs,
Cindy

Shelia said...

You are the bravest one! I'm be so skeert! :) Lovely scenery and since you've just posted I know you survived! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Great post!! You sure got my blood pumping with those alligator pics...I'll always remember to walk fast through the swamp :O)

Ever Green Tree said...

Adventurous Outdoor Wednesday Post! Lovely shots... specially like the Header pic of the Beach on top.

Kasia said...

Oh my goodness! I'd kill to get near a real alligator! Totally cool! Lucky girl!

Hugs,

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous photos!

Glad to be following you now...

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for allowing me to have a walk so far from home during my lunch break!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! Another set of great pictures. I love the view of the nature.. oh well I got afraid of the crocodiles too. :)

Light and Voices said...

I'm glad this is a cyber tour. Alligators are scary. See you next week. You are our brave leader.
Joyce M

Gypsy Heart said...

You are brave souls! I think I'd take the path around the swamp.

Pat

Susanne said...

Crafty gator....lying in wait of a tasty morsel....so glad it wasn't you or your hubby. You guys are braver souls than what I would be :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I don't think I'd be out there in a canoe like those people!!

Prairie Rose said...

Whoa!
What a walk!
You are brave!

Michelle said...

I'm sitting in my computer chair and my heart is thumping away....I can't imagine being up close and personal. ---I enjoyed the way you put this post together. :)

once in a blue moon said...

fun walk, your wildlife is certainly wilder than mine~

Becca said...

Wow! He looks hungry, I'd be a little nervous walking that path! LOL

ANNE said...

I always enjoyed those rare glimpses of gators; it was the cottonmouths lurking in the reeds that kept me out of the water!

Cozy Little House said...

Now that would have surely freaked me out. Probably had a stroke or something.
Brenda

Hautemama said...

That would scare me to death! We don't have those here in Oklahoma - thank goodness!

Jacqueline said...

Maybe I don't want to move to your neck of the swamp after all! Hi Diane! Waving from sunny Washington. We have bears to fret about here. I won't trade my bears for your alligators...sorry.

KAT said...

wow me you did! lots of comments on this post!
KAT

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You would not catch me in canoe with gators around. I would fear they would turn us over. I grew up in Florida and we swam in lakes with gators when I was young and foolish..No More!
Hugs,
Sherry

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Diane you are a brave one to walk among the gators. I might be running through the swamp. LOL
Great pics as always. Adventure all the way.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

tattina said...

It was a fantastic walk!
Thank you so much!
Tatyana