Friday, April 25, 2014

Let’s don’t go straight home!

We drove into town to go to the new Michael’s Craft store. It was so much fun to walk around to see what’s new. Hubby needed boxes to organize things on the new shelves he put up over his desk. I needed important things like pink felt and buttons for bunny and bear eyes.

And on our way home, we drove down a street that has a small pond. A good place to get out and walk around.

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It was a beautiful setting.

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And when we got out of the car we saw an eagle soaring overhead.

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What a beautiful sight.

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It’s not a rare sighting here in Florida but it’s very exciting for us to see!

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Sometimes it pays to go the ‘long way’ home.

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(we still have so many wildflowers blooming, too!)

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Have a beautiful day filled with happiness

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and maybe just a little excitement!

35 comments:

ann said...

Not so many years ago the Eagles were endangered. Today we see them soar greeley and always takes our breath away. Wonderful photos, Diane. Isn't Michaels fabulous? And a wee bit dangerous.

Susie said...

Love the pictures. You are right, it's nice to take different routes home. You were blessed with the beautiful sighting of the eagle. Wishing you and beautiful weekend. xoxo,Susie

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and good morning Diane, it look so pretty and peaceful there! The sky looked so beautiful with eagle flying around. Have a wonderful weekend.
Julie

jody said...

I love taking the long way home and also never tire of seeing eagles.. Enjoy your weekend!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Good morning Diane, wow that photo of the eagle is amazing. It's so pretty there and it was nice that you stopped to take some pictures. Have a nice weekend.
Julie

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I think it was well worth going that way home Diane.
Super photos of the eagle soaring in the sky. You were lucky to catch him.
The lake looks so calm and peaceful.
Thanks for sharing your drive ..
wishing you a happy weekend.
val xx

Vee said...

Not easy to capture a soaring eagle. I get very excited to see them. Beautiful countryside you've shared.

LBP said...

Beautiful photos! We have many eagle at the lake where I live. They nest in the woods across the lake from our house. Great fun to watch them. They are so majestic!

Blessings

Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, beautiful pictures. Always feel so connected with nature seeing the Bald Eagle flying, Blessings Francine.

Jeanne said...

It's always exciting to see and Eagle. I am yearning for the wildflowers. Still too cold here.

Stephanie said...

Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your day and beauty with us :)

Hugs to you, my friend!

TexWisGirl said...

how lovely!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's the way to do a shopping excursion -- in the words of Jackson Browne "once in a while take the scenic route!" Beautiful pictures. Envious of your flight shots -- I wish I could ever get a picture like that!)

Diane said...

Wonderful-- I've never seen a bald eagle in person. Great pics. Michael's sounds fun too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I need a fun trip to a store just to browse! Love the Eagle pics! It's looking beautiful there!
hugs,
Linda

Barbara said...

I love your peaceful FL excursions, even Michaels!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks very pretty there! How exciting to see the eagle flying overhead too! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

J said...

Perfect blue sky! I hope someday to see an eagle in the wild!

Lorrie said...

Taking the long way home resulted in some very pretty photos. Love the wildflowers and eagle. Have a good weekend.

Jean Berryessa said...

Beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful week end. Looking forward to see where your next long way home takes you.

cucki said...

So lovely x

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

Sometimes the best scenery just happens without our seeking it. The eagle is always an exciting visitor.
Have a wonderful weekend
Helen xxx

Kathy said...

How beautiful that eagle is!

eileeninmd said...

I am always excited to see an eagle! Great shots and sighting! Have a happy weekend!

Montanagirl said...

How exciting to see the Eagle! I love trying to photograph them.

annie said...

great photos,
hope you have a wonderful weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Hope you got some "google" eyes just for fun at the store! lol I love taking the long way home and seeing what I can see. The place next to us is called The Eagles Nest. There used to be a ton of them around here but now we seldom see them. Sad-they are magnificent birds, aren't they? xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! I love going to Michaels to check out their jewelry making supplies. Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Dee Lapin said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the eagle.

Art and Sand said...

My husband wonders why I don't take the freeway when I drive to Michael's and Target, but I prefer the drive through the fields.

What a gorgeous drive you had.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I love that shot of the pretty wildflowers along the road. I'd be quite excited to see an eagle! : )

podso said...

Those wildflowers are gorgeous and they fit in well with your blog color scheme!

Diane Writes said...

I love this quote

"Sometimes it pays to go the ‘long way’ home."

Longer journey means longer chances of encountering different pieces of beauty.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Driving along country roads is one of my favorite things to do. There is always something interesting to see. The eagle that you saw soars beautifully in the sky. It must have been a sight for you.

love,
~Sheri

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It certainly IS a delight to see the eagles soaring above!!