Sunday, January 18, 2015

Florida at the beach….in January!

We’re enjoying temps in the 70s, perfect for a day at the beach.

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And when you drive to Canaveral National Seashore, it’s a good idea to stop at the visitor’s center and walk out on the dock on the river side. (the Atlantic Ocean is on the other side of the road)

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A tour boat was pulling up at the time.

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But the dophins at play were getting my attention.

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It’s always a thrill to watch them.

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Doesn’t this one look like a submarine coming toward us?

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

And if it’s too cold where you live,

come on down!

46 comments:

Diane said...

How cool! I've never seen a dolphin in person. Gosh, my state is boring!

Susie said...

Diane, I love whenever I can see dolphins. It's exciting. Probably from all those times of watching Flipper. :):) The good thing about Florida beaches...you can walk them even when it's not 70 degrees. Hope your Sunday is wonderful. xoxo,Susie

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Diane!
I'd love to come there to enjoy the wonderful beaches and admire the dolphins! :)
Have a lovely new week!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I think we may head to the beach today too Diane. It's not 'hot', but the 70's seem just right to sit on the beach with a good book.

I'm wondering if the Dolphins are visible during certain times of the day? Do you know?

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wow!!!! beautiful pictures of the beach. So nice to see instead of white. Blessings Francine.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lovely!!

Mimi said...

Such a beautiful place! I would love to be there to walk the beach and watch the dolphins. Thanks so much for sharing the loveliness with all of us!

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for these gorgeous photos, Diane! If I lived closer, I'd hop right over.

Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs,
Gaby

ann said...

We are having a warming spell that hopefully will melt the snow. The sun does shine today, but it is breezy. I don't like wind. A walk along the beach and dolphine watching would be delightfull. So glad that you took us along with you.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'd love to come on down - 70 is perfect summer weather for us and right now we have lashing rain and strong winds - and chilly. But I'm going to bake a loaf of lemon pound cake to have with tea.

Your photos are fabulous - love the dolphins - I've never seen a bunch at once.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

That looks so nice! I hope you have a fun day at the beach!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty, silvery waters.

Laurie M said...

I would love to be there, right now!!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks wonderful there and would be great to see a live dolphin. It's actually just above the freezing mark here today! Woohoo!! :) Rain coming later so will be messy with melty snow. Enjoy those lovely temperatures!

Sam I Am...... said...

Your Winter is like everyone else's summer but I've been in FL in the summer and even the Spring and too hot for me! What's perfect is having a place up North in the summer and south in the Winter but I don't see that in my future! LOL! It's 60's here which is great for working outside. Do you have people take care of your lawn in the summer? I can barely stand it here in the summer but I do sweat it out and get my lawn mowed myself. Hoping to get back North before I die! LOL! The South is not for me.
Love the dolphins...what precious creatures.

Arlene Grimm said...

I am feeling really jealous!!

Betty Sneeringer said...

There is a lot of interesting things to see in Florida. It's a tad cool here in the Orlando area this afternoon. I still made my rounds through the yard with my camera. There is always something worthy of a photograph. A warm southern hug back at you!

Maggie Ann said...

It looks divinely beautiful! It is in the 40's today..but still chilly. We went out to eat at Cracker Barrell and they had a big fire in the fireplace.....oh boy it felt good to stand near.

Stacey said...

How beautiful! I bet it never gets old. :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I can only dream of being on the beach in January. My white is snow, not sand. xoxo

Gina said...

Diane, what gorgeous pictures! I love walking on the shore and wading out a bit but I can't swim well so I wouldn't go deep enough to be near the dolphins (or sharks!!).

Linda R said...

Looks so Beautiful. I do hope you had a great weekend.

Hugs~

Shug said...

Just something about seeing dolphins that makes life good. Wish I were there to see them and enjoy that wonderful view ...

Musings from Kim K. said...

You always have the best adventures. A real life dolphin! How exciting!!

Carla from The River said...

Believe or not...Wisconsin is having a heat wave! We got up to 38 degrees today. :-) It was so nice, we made up 3 snowmen.
Only bad part, after the warm up, some ice formed up on our driveway, I was not paying attention. Down I went. ;-( I am not hurt badly, just sore.

Love the dolphin photos!! COOL!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos - looks like a great place to go. I also love watching the dolphins playing - we often see them going across from the ferry

happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun to see Dolphins playing!! It has been many years since I've seen Dolphins in the ocean.
~Cindy

Debbie Harris said...

Aww...the beach...and then dolphins...sounds pretty good. :-)
Terrific pictures.

Joy! Debbie

Forgetfulone said...

Beautiful photos! Looks so inviting.

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, I am envious. Dolphins and temps in the 70's...Sounds delightful. I wish I was there.. Lovely photos and mosaic.. Have a happy week!

cucki said...

Wow so much fun xxx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wonderful photos of a sunny day at the water, and I always take tons of photos when dolphins are around too.
I'm counting the days!
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun way to spend the day. Beautiful pictures!!

Lorrie said...

What a wonderful temperature for exploring the beaches. How fun to see a dolphin. Enjoy January in Florida! Sounds delightful.

Debby Ray said...

I love getting the glimpse of the dolphins too...what awesome creatures! Looks like a wonderful weekend :)

Linda Walker said...

I am so cold....I just cranked the heat up to 72. What I would give to have your weather right now! I love dolphins too! How neat that you can watch them play!
I am coming down!!!! LOL!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Gina said...

Congratulations, Diane!! You are the winner of the January Giveaway on my past blog (with twigs and branches)! Please leave a comment with your mailing info either there or at my new blog - the gentle art of homemaking. (Your comment won't be posted online for all to see.)

Donna said...

What a fabulous seashore...I have been to the Cape but never to this seashore...

Red Rose Alley said...

Wonderful pictures of the sea, Diane. I have been longing for the ocean lately, and was glad to visit it again a couple weekends ago. Those dolphins are something else - very smart creatures of the sea.

~Sheri

M. Kate said...

Hi Diane, I have missed coming to this beautiful blog, so am slowly crawling back to my blog and hope to do more. Here's to a wonderful 2015. hugs :)

BeachGypsy said...

we go out to watch the dolphins alot too and love it! they are so playful and such magnificent creatures! I never tire of them! Love the pictures, you got some great ones!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

70 degrees and dolphins...what a day!! :)

Catherine Holman said...

We had a very nice heat wave in Missouri yesterday. It was nice and sunny and 63 degrees. Very strange for January in our part of the country.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh sure, rub it in, 70 degrees AND dolphins! Great shots Diane, thanks for sharing.

Trace4J said...

So very cool and exciting.
I saw the dolphins swim when we were in a Kitty Hawk.
Loved!
Have a wonderful day sweet friend.
Woolie Hugs

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awe!!! You make me homesick!! So neat watching the dolphins roll in the water!!