Sunday, April 7, 2013

“Birds of a Feather” Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

We had a treat in store for us when we stopped at this State Park. We had no idea it was laid out just like a zoo. We saw all kinds of animals…most native to Florida but today I’ll share a few bird photos.

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These are all right out of the camera.

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A few I took to IPICCY to put frames on.

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And I have to admit, hubby took most of the photos.

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I get so excited looking at everything that I’m like a little kid in a candy shop.

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What do you think the dark blue background is?

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This park is less than an hour from our house so we’ll visit again soon.

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I’m pretty sure I took this one…

maybe I could make a bookmark!

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I can’t WAIT to go back! Want to come?

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Sunny Simple Sunday,

Sundays in my City ,

and Mosaic Monday.

62 comments:

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Beautiful birds!!! I love birds! It's so green there! We still have snow! :)

cucki said...

Aww so pretty..
Hugs x

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Gorgeous photos. Enjoy your Sunday!

Vintage Gal said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Love the flamingos ~ they make me smile ;-)

It's me said...

So pretty !!...have a nice sunday...love Ria...xxx..

Dorothy said...

Beautiful colors!!

Donna said...

I think I've been there, though it was over 20 years ago! Aren't there manatees there too? Love the flamingos! Such funny looking creatures.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Beautiful pictures.!

retired not tired said...

Great shots! Love birds! Hubby takes all of the pictures in our house.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello My Friend. What really awesome photos of bird life. When I see Flamingos I can hardly believe there is really such a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Hugs Judy

Susie said...

The photos are beautiful. I love the color of the flamingos. Glad you enjoyed your trip with your husband. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Susan said...

Just breathtaking! I'm loving the bookmark idea...hmmmm XOXO

Ellie VanCaster said...

What great pictures-I just loved looking at all the cool birds, they are amazing aren't they? Actually I could look at critters all day long. ;-)
Happy Sunday

Noelle the dreamer said...

Stunning! God's palette is breathtaking! A big thank you to your hubby for the great shots!
happy sunday,

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I want to come!!!!!It is so beautiful and I loved seeing the beautiful pictures you took. The last one you could make it out of a bookmarker. That would be really neat.
Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday,
Hugs my friend,
Tricia XO

BLOGitse said...

Dark blue - a reflection of trees...
Birds are beautiful!

Tara R. said...

I need to add this park to my "to visit" list. Gorgeous pix.

Pondside said...

The colours are fantastic! If I lived nearby I'd be there weekly, just to see what's new.

20 North Ora said...

The color of those flamingos is just breathtaking. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with us!

Judy

ImagiMeri said...

Lovely images pretty lady. It's funny that Arizona is now considered a destination for bird watching. We have many parks that have lakes and are becoming a permanent home for the migratory birds that fly south. We've got the egrets, herons, stilts, even pelicans and seagulls now. Our bio-diversity is amazing here, and during the cooler morning hours I can usually spot shorebirds running around in my front yard......so weird for a desert!

Have a lovely week.

Hugs,
Meri

Diann said...

Just beautiful Diane!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd love to have that bookmark (except my reading is almost all done on my Kindle or IPAD now)....anyway, all beautiful pictures and we hope to stop at Homossassa when we leave Florida later this spring.

Snap said...

Beautiful beautiful .. and so close to your home! Bring on the birds! :D :D

My Little Home and Garden said...

I didn't know flamingos came in such a vibrant colour. I may not know the names of the other birds, but they are beautiful, Diane.
-Karen

Jennifer said...

Hi Diane! What a wonderful place to visit :o) I love all the pics, especially the flamingo's, we don't have too many of those around us...LOL! Have a nice Sunday! hugs Jennifer

Keetha Broyles said...

No flamingos in Central Wisconsin, except the plastic kind. :-)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, yes, I want to come along. Lovely pics and the birds are gorgeous. What a wonderful park.
Thank you for sharing.
Love your pic in your glasses. Too cute.
Have a great week.
Hugs, CM

Karen said...

Your husband is great with composition and those flamingos are beautiful!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
I purchased a nice colour foldout of the birds of Florida so I can identify them when we're down. There are so many pretty and colourful varieties, thanks for sharing these ones. I could watch flamingos for hours.
Judith

Cyndy Newsome said...

My grandparents used to live in Homosassa, and I've been to that park many times. It was SO good to see pictures of it, I haven't been there in years!

acreativeharbor.com said...

What a treat, indeed, nature in all its splendor ~ Great photography for MM ~ ^_^

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun way to spend the day. Great pictures...hubby did good.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very pretty place. You and hubby got some great shots of the beautiful birds! The mosaic is fantastic, too!

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! Thank you for forever linking up :) I think I have to thank your hubby for participating in this post haha Great pictures and when you mentioned that the place is less than an hour from your place, wow! You are just so lucky!!!

Elle Gallatin said...

Amazing photographs! Such a serene treat. I wish we had something like that out here in Wisconsin.

Cottage and Broome said...

Great birdie photos. I love the white bird with the blue background, so pretty. Have a great week, Laura

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! What a pretty park too!!
hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

GREAT photos, Diane. What an amazing place to visit- Hope you had a great Sunday- xo Diana

Suzy said...

Lovely pics. The flamingos look so colourful.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous birds, my goodness, nothing better than God's own creations when beauty is concern, my friend. Wonderful place to go to and take such fabulous photographs! You also look so pretty in your new picture! Thanks for coming and have a nice week.
FABBY

Vee said...

Oh yes! If it's warm, I'll go anywhere! Terrific photos and that one does make a good bookmark or note card. :D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane I would love to visit that park with you. Of course you had me at Flamingos!! Hope you have a lovely week!
hugs,
Linda

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I remember seeing Flamingos at the Stanley Park Zoo in Vancouver...when I was a child.

If I had a zoo like that only a hour away, I'd be there alot.

Great shots.

Jen

ria cabral said...

New and linking up with sundays in my city. Ria
http://airforcewife-cabral.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-in-my-city-red-fox.html

Everything about these pictures is beautiful and makes me smile.
hope you have a lovely week

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh my gosh, those birds are so beautiful! Pink flamingos!! I know you had a wonderful time!
Dorothy

debra @ homespun said...

All lovely but I think my favorite is that swan!

Linda R said...

Looks like you had some fun at the state park.. I just love those flamingos..

Hugs~

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a wonderful place to have, less than one hour from you - it looks such a relaxing, beautiful park - I love your photos, the Egret is stunning, and that is a lovely mosaic you put together.

Chatty Crone said...

I really enjoyed those beautiful birds there! sandie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Spectacular pictures Diane! Look at the colour of the flamingo, amazing, and the egret is so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing :O) Deb

Gina Gao said...

These are such beautiful pictures! I liked this post very much.

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JG said...

What gorgeous photos, Diane! You must have really enjoyed the park!
~Judy

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful park to visit and with all those wonderful birds to see too. Great photos Diane. Hugs, Pamela

ImSoVintage said...

What a wonderful place. I can see why you loved it. I would probably have been too fascinated to take many pictures either.
Hugs,
Laura

GardenofDaisies said...

The sky reflected in the water. What a lovely way to spend the day... birdwatching/birdphotoing. :-)

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Diane,

Love all these photos. My favorites are the beautiful flamingos.


Gabriela

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This park looks amazing! You always take such gorgeous pictures!!

Perfectly Printed said...

What great pictures, thanks for sharing! chris

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
I enjoyed each photo.
Thanks for taking us along.
Loved the blue too.
Woolie Hugs

edenhills said...

Those are all wonderful pictures! What a great place to visit.

StarTraci said...

What a beautiful park -- you are so fortunate! Flamingos are a big favorite in our household.

:-)
Traci

Unknown Mami said...

How fun and you should make that last one into bookmarks and gift them.