Sunday, July 15, 2012

“A Sunday Drive” Florida Style?

Let’s follow the back roads of Florida!

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What?

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Where?

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Why?

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Bear !!!

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I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

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Do you want to take a walk

in the Ocala National Forest?

HAVE FUN!

59 comments:

maddyrose said...

This really is a lovely area. I wouldn't mind a walk but if there are bears I think I'll drive instead. Have a wonderful day.

Olive Cooper said...

The old pick up truck is charming Diane.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos! I love the pickup truck! hugs, Linda

laurie said...

so much fun!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I loved my walk in the Ocala National Forest! I can't get over how green it is. I guess it stays that way all summer. Nice. By about May here (Northern California) it's all golden brown. Great mosaic!! Thanks!

Barbara F. said...

You and your hubby are brave to even drive up to the sign!! I'd make a 180 and high tail it out of there! But great photos as usual and thanks for sharing. xo

Vee said...

That's the most unusual bear...can't be real! Is it? My eyes are not what they used to be. You sure know how to build suspense!

Vee said...

That's the most unusual bear...can't be real! Is it? My eyes are not what they used to be. You sure know how to build suspense!

Cozy Little House said...

That IS an old vintage truck!
Brenda

cynthia lee designs said...

I don't think I'll be walking in the park with the bear...let's just stay in the car and drive around to see the sites.
Love that old truck!
hugs,
Cindy

Cris Tarcia said...

Lindas fotos!

Dorothy said...

Love the forest, but I'll just stay in the car, too! Thanks,

helen tilston said...

He Diane

It looks lush and green. You must have been getting those daily showers.
I love how it rains for a hour or so each day during the summer in Florida and then the sun returns and blue skies.
Perfect

Helen xx

Mary Howell Cromer said...

My husby sure would love that old truck, what a neat old find. I hope you have a marvelous week~

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What beautiful photos Diane. I think I'll enjoy it through your camera lens for now. What a great way to spend the day. Thanks for the tour:-)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, The Ocala Forest looks like a pretty place. My son would like to have that vintage truck. Great shots, thanks for sharing.

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! Thank you for linking up. Thank you also for never failing to give me my dose of the much needed green sceneries. I enjoyed each piece of view. Have a great week!

Kim, USA said...

Is that a real bear? Now that is up close and personal ^_^ Great shots!

Kim,USA

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am sure that I would not like to run into a bear while on a hike...my in-laws live in north Jersey where they see bears in their yard every now and then...I would be terrified.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great post Diane, but would not enjoy meeting a bear on a hike. Take care and have a great week:)

Connie said...

I'm always confused which blog to go to when someone leaves a comment and has more than one blog. But then, Sugar, I'm easily confused!! Nice to meet you from Idaho, chick.
xoxo,
Connie
Ooooh, hope this is the right blog! ;-)

ellen b. said...

Looks like a lovely drive! I'll stay in the car, thank you...

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice place for a drive; I don't know about walking in the forest though. I'm sure there's more than bears in those woods.
Judith

Beth said...

i think the hubby & i have driven through this area. love the old truck. (:

Chatty Crone said...

I had fun on the drive with you - boy does it look green there. sandie

NanaDiana said...

I love it- I love drives along those back roads....bear, or no bear- xo Diana

Icy BC said...

That is fun ride to me! It's always nice to take the back roads to see different things.

GrandmaK said...

What a wonderful day trip! Great pics...especially the bear. No don't think I'll take a walk there just yet! ;0) Cathy

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Looks sooo beautiful!!

Pondside said...

Yikes! I think I'll walk in the park!

Shelia said...

I love these kinds of drives but I'm staying in the car because I'm skeered of bears! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the old vintage truck and love the green, green grass even more!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is such a cute post and a great mosaic, Diane. :) The old truck is so cute; don't know why but I like old pickup trucks. I'd like to visit the park, but not with a bear. Yikes!

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. I hope you have a great week!

Denise

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

That truck is charming, my heart is sinking when I see old trucks... A bear?! Oh, dear... Nice drive, Diane... :)

Kim K. said...

Hugs from another road trip a few states away!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Great pictures! Love that old truck. Thanks for stopping by my blog - always love reading your sweet comments. Means a lot to me.

Hugs my friend,
Pat

Karena said...

Diane you are very brave!! Fantastic pics!

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Karena
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Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
What a great outing..You two are very adventurous. I love your newly painted home..I bet it looks so pretty in person! Tomorrow our house is getting powered washed and then painted.
Have a sweet day,
Elizabeth

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful photos of your outing. Valerie

My Little Home and Garden said...

A friend and I, while on a road trip, spotted a bear darting across the highway. We were pretty surprise. There are deer signs in my province, but I've not spotted a bear one.

Sensible Sarah said...

Well, I just have to agree with Maddy's comment, I would love to walk there, just not if there are bears!!! Yikes... I would have 'fun'!

Have a great day!

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah
AKA Bella

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those Florida roads look so nice and smooth for the most part and a pleasure to ride on. Was that a real bear? I'd love to vsit Ocala National Forest one day.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Quite an interesting ride we took there. Had no idea bears were in Florida. I love to take photos of old abandoned machinery and barns and run down shacks.
QMM

jody said...

i love back road drives...ya never know what you will come across! enjoy your day!

Debra said...

ha ha cute post! :)

Riet said...

What beautiful area. You must have had a wonderful time

Trace4J said...

I always love taking a drive with you. Awesome truck.
Happy Monday
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

I love taking drives in the country, and love shooting photos out the window, even when they become blurry. You have some nice photos of your drive.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

shutterbuggbitten said...

What a fun post! I'm really eyeing that rain cloud. Please send it my way!

Dianne said...

Thank you for taking us along on your drive ... It is SO different to my home-land.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Diane, the back roads are my favorite place to be. Love your photos and the trunk is awesome! We use to go on Sunday drives as a kid. Hubby and I still do sometimes.
Hugs,
Jann

Wanda said...

After all the time I spent in Florida, I did NOT know there were bears there! Good thing I didn't go walking in the forest by myself. I would have fainted. Wanda in Edmonton

ImSoVintage said...

My mom and I were just talking yesterday about all the bears we used to see in the Smokey Mountains. What a fun drive you had.
hugs,
Laura

Dorothy said...

Hi there, the Eco Soap products you gave away arrived today!!!
Can't wait to try them out, thank you so much!! You are so sweet!
Wilma says she's not so sure, I got her the bath soap!! :) You know she hates bathtime!! I think this soap will make her coat feel good, though. Thanks again,
Dorothy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

ummm...that isn't a REAL bear is it?? I loved Florida and living there was so nice. Not too fond of the heat and the bugs...those little beasts that hit the windshield and just stack up. Otherwise...love it!! :) So..how in the world have you been, Diane??

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Another place I have never been, the Ocala forest....Bear? Yikkes!

Carol

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You two always have the best time don't you? Love heading out for a drive and a picnic. A favorite thing for sure. That old truck is perfect. What a great photo spot.

Cameron said...

Wonderful photos! Do you actually have bear crossing signs there?!

I've only just seen elk crossing signs in my life...haha!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Good old Salt Springs. That's where we lived during my teenage years. Never thought I'd miss that place! We were actually just there as a family the beginning of June. Sadly I didn't get a photo of that truck! But we did visit Kerr City. And while the kids & I did not see a bear, my husband did, and we found somewhat fresh bear droppings hiking the trail to the Lake Eaton sinkhole.