Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scenes from the Park for Mosaic Monday

It was a perfect Spring day in Florida….

80 degrees, breezy with low humidity! Spectacular!

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We drove over to Sholom Park to feed the goldfish in the pond and take a walk on the trails and off the trails, too!

I always enjoy taking photos and today I felt like I hit the jackpot!

We were watching 2 Great Blue Herons in the pond when one of them gave me these amazing shots!

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you’ll join us, too!

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And come back tomorrow for a

‘Pure Sweetness’ GIVEAWAY!

Here’s a little hint!

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Could you use some pure sweetness?

50 comments:

Della said...

You fed the fish and the fish fed the herons! I bet they really enjoy the pond, too! Your pics are beautiful, and it was a gorgeous day to be out and about!
Hugs, Della

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Awesome shot of the heron flying with the fish in his mouth! Happy Sunday!

Marydon said...

Spectacular captures, sweet friend. What a coup. We are done with the heat wave for another couple days ... sunny but in the 50s. Boy, does ones blood thin out quickly.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

Cathy said...

Beautiful pictures! ♥♥♥

ellen b said...

Beautiful catch with that Blue Herons wings spread! Love it.
I love walking with my camera.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love herons. They always look so lonely to me.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Yummy - sushi. (Giggle). Pretty pictures.

Where's Wendy?

Hugs,
Prudence

Terra said...

I love herons and the picture of it flying is fabulous. I am sure the goldfish was delish.

Vee said...

It must have been a beautiful day because those sure are great photos. That heron shot! You did great with that. I might have dropped the camera!

Gina said...

Beautiful! I love those Blue Heron's.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Beautiful pictures! Nature at it's best!
hugs,
Pat

laurie said...

wow, spectacular shot!!! How do they keep the gold fish stocked in that pond, those herons will clean them out!Beautiful photos, its freezing here today, wish I was with you!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Gorgeous shots, Diane! What a great day at the park, you got such awesome captures!

Cozy Little House said...

You got some great shots!
Brenda

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks like an awesome day at the park Diane! You are living the sweet life!:)

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful day at the park, I love the Heron. They are amazing to watch as they fish for their dinner. Great captures. Have a wonderful week!

NanaDiana said...

I'd say that heron was hamming it up for the canera! Beautiful little spot of heaven right there- xo Diana

black eyed susans kitchen said...

So that is where the herons go fishing! I love the shot of the heron mid-air with the fish in its mouth.

Snap said...

Looks like a wonderful time at Sholom Park and how nice of the herons to give you a fishing photo! Too cool! Happy Spring!

Diane Writes said...

Hi name mate! You are so lucky to regularly have the chance to visit such wonderful places. Since I live in the city, I rarely see such refreshing view of the nature.

I'm joining Mary's party too :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks like you had a great time getting some exciting shots of the heron. Enjoy the week, Jen:)

podso said...

Eighty degrees doesn't sound bad for Fl. Great photos!

Jann Olson said...

Now that little birdie is a bit of a show off! What a performance he gave. Great shot! What a wonderful walk in the park.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. Hope you can share something for my link party this week!

KarenSue Farash said...

It was a beautiful day here in central Florida! I worked in the yard all day long because of the low humidity. It was great.
Your pictures are spectacular!!
We might have to go visit that park..

Tammy said...

What great pictures, Diane! It looks like you had a lovely day. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Susanne said...

That is an amazing shot of the bird!
Susanne :)

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush that is the most beautiful shot. !!

Peach Blossoms

Brenda said...

"Tastes like chicken!"
The circle of life I suppose. Great shots!

Terri said...

That's why we don't like herons around here!

Kasia said...

Sweet pictures! :)

Hugs.

Lilybets said...

He is very clever....that bird with the red fish !Beautiful Florida,I should visit it one day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those big birds got into my daughters pond and ate up all her expensive Koi..which were pets as well as gracing the pond...she replaced them..and sadly they came and did it again. I guess everyone has to eat and that would be the same as going out to and expensive restaurant to the birds..right? :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What adorable paper dollies! I can't wait to see what the "pure sweetness" is. Gosh but those are so sweet! I have such a weakness for dolls!

Ali said...

Your so fortunate to have so much of Nature's best so close by.

Happy Monday,
Ali x

Trace4J said...

Beautiful photos friend!
HUgs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

michelle said...

Beautiful photos and a gorgeous place. I am loving all your new creations too, I caught up a bit and your bunnies are adorable!!
xoxox

Corina said...

Great captures! I love the herons.

Simple {Day by Day}

missing moments said...

Beautiful capture of the heron! But poor little goldfish!

Joy said...

You sure make some really cute things. I love the bunnies. What a pretty mosaic too. FL looks beautiful!

Q said...

Your Heron photographs are wonderful. How exciting to capture wings and a mouth full!
The paper dolls are amazing too!
Now I have some catching up to do with you.
Happy Spring....
Sherry

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nicely done and how fun you caught it with the fish;)

If you have not stopped by yet, I would very much appreciate it, if you would please stop by and check out my Mosaic Monday entry. Thanking you in advance~

Mary

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Looks like you did hit the jackpot with your photos. It does look like a beautiful spring day! We had wonderful weather and then last night it dropped to 19. I guess it is back to reality for us in upstate NY.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your mosaic, Diane, and the photo of the heron in flight! Thye are such enormous and yet graceful birds, aren't they?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow what a great shot of the heron with the fish and his wings spread. V

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place to enjoy nature - thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by.
Went to a park yesterday to take pics and batteries in camera went dead. :(
Enjoy your evening.

Sheila said...

You are lucky to see such beautiful sights in /Florida. the heron pictures are amazing!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You always take such amazing pictures!!

Pondside said...

Wow - that shot of the heron in flight with a fish in its beak was something!

JG said...

What beautiful photos, Diane!

Last week we enjoyed low 80°'s and today it's low 50°'s with hail and rain. :)
~Judy

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Oh my, these wooden paperdolls are oh so cute!