Thursday, July 5, 2012

Turn around...TURN AROUND!!!

What are those pink birds?

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We saw these Roseate Spoonbills when we drove to Cedar Key this week!

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I got so excited seeing this beautiful bird.

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EEEE! Don’t turn around HERE! lol

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A little closer please...

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And if you think Florida is all about sandy beaches and high rise condos...

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here are photos of a canal on the Gulf Coast.

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I didn’t alter or even crop this photo. I was in the car, with my window rolled down...taking these photos off a bridge!)

I think it is so picturesque and like going back in time!

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36 comments:

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

The spoonbills are precious and my heart always skips a beat when I see one, just like now.

Your pictures depict a Florida which many fail to discover. Like you, I like to travel the road less travelled and always the most scenic route.

thank you for this wonderful post

Helen xx

silvia said...

Gorgeous photos!!!
Very cool that you were able to see so many spoonbills on the bridge. My poor hubby gets subjected to the "turn around" cry quite often.

Hugs and have a happy day!!!
Silvia

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Great pictures! I've been to Cedar Key. It's nice and relaxing there.

Dee

Vee said...

Oh those birds are wonderful! I'd have been so excited to see them, too. The last photo is a treasure.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW! I love those photos, Diane! They are fantastic...and I've never heard of those birds..they're beautiful and love the other pics, too. They are awesome! I hope you had a great 4th of July!
xo
Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

I've never been there it's beautiful. sandie

laurie said...

beautiful photos.are they pink from the food they eat i wonder,

Becca said...

pretty birds! Nice shots from the car too!

Shelia said...

Hi Dianne! Oh, I love these birds! We have them here and I get so excited each time I see one!
Lovely snaps and hope you had a wonderful 4th.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those birds!!! This looks like a great place to visit! Hugs, Linda

Kim K. said...

Simply gorgeous. What a gorgeous view. Beautiful birds. You do have the best adventures.

Mary said...

Your pink bird find is wonderful. The only pink birds around here are plastic ones, parked on the grass. (See my early post in April, hahahha)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It looks so pretty and quaint... and unexpected (for FL). The birds are beautiful!!

ImSoVintage said...

Gorgeous birds. I love the old Florida best :)

Ann said...

Diane, I love the photo of the homes on the gulf canal. Makes me want to stop by and visit them and sit on their decks!

I picked up some fruit smoothie this morning at the grocery store - different brand up here in OH. Mixed a little with diet Sierra Mist - VERY GOOD. Thanks for your tip on that one a few posts ago. ~Ann

Danice said...

Florida really is beautiful. I once thought it was all high-rise condos, ha ha. I always enjoy your photos :)

lisa said...

oh how I miss Florida a times, I grew up in Miami, I miss the beaches..the pelicans and the Florida Keys and the mangroves. I have been reading your blog and it brings back so many wonderful memories...we use to go the Gulf side by Naples..your pictures are wonderful...we just don't have anything like that in Iowa..Lisa

Renae said...

That last photo was pretty telling. loved tho. thanks for getting that great shot! thanks for you comments while I was taking a break ~~ hug!

Della said...

I have always wanted to see a spoonbill up close and in person. Somehow I always miss them. I think it's time for another trip to the nature coast! Beautiful pics Diane!
XO!

Katherines Corner said...

all of those beautiful spoonbills in one place. How wonderful. Fun photos too xo

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I've never seen or heard of those birds -- they are stunning!! You simply can't go wrong with a PINK bird for goodness sakes! Thanks for sharing more of your lovely Florida with us.

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow. What great creatures! And I love the photos. How fun to visit.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I have never seen a spoonbill before. I loved seeing the photo off the bridge!!

JG said...

It must have been really neat suddenly seeing the Spoonbills just perched. Thanks for sharing the photos, Diane! I've never seen a Spoonbill.
~Judy

Sally said...

Love the photo's. Very nice!

As long as I've lived in FL, I've never been to Cedar Key. There is a writer who lives there, and I'm trying desperately to remember her name! If I think of I'll let you know. :)

Tammy said...

Diane, I'm so grateful for you always posting such pretty picture of sunny Florida. I miss Florida so much! At least I can see it through your blog even though I can't see it in real life right now. Thanks, friend :)

Olive Cooper said...

I adore the birds...thanks bunches...

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Great canal pictures. That's my kind of place!

Cheapchick said...

They are georgous and so are your shots of the Gulf Coast - on my list of places to visit

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love the Key's! That is such a great canal picture, yep there is still some great back woods areas of Florida, love the birds! What fun you and your hubby have!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

I love old Florida- It has such a fond spot in my memory. I loved the Florida of my youth before it was so commercialized in so many places. Great pictures!!! xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Great photos!!
Wow...what beautiful birds.
Love the canal picture...the last time I was at the Gulf Coast was
19 years ago.

Trace4J said...

Just beautiful Friend
Thanks for taking us along.
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Robyn said...

Love the birds and especially the bridge but I think I might be afraid to drive over it.. LOL
Robyn

The French Hutch said...

You and I like to travel the same way, pack as much punch into the day as possible. Your Cedar Key trip is similar to one I'm on right now. I made photos today that look a lot like this! Great shots so I know it was a great time.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

How beautiful! I've never seen these birds in person, but I have a framed picture of one in my living room. They're so pretty. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your blog and enjoying seeing all the gorgeous pictures of Cedar Key.