Sunday, January 4, 2015

How about a stroll around the neighborhood?

Lots of pretty holiday decorations here in Florida this year.

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Let’s take a walk across the street.

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Any bugs in the bushes that we can snack on while we stroll?

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What’s that over there?

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Is that a big Rudolph the Reindeer in the courtyard?

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And do you really think we have snowmen in Florida?

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JOY!!!

Well, not much happening here after the holidays.

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Think I’ll look somewhere else for some action!

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Gotta FLY!!!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

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54 comments:

Dawna said...

Florida looks beautiful!

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

Beautiful bird and decorations. It's much easier to put up decorations in nice weather. LOL! I can remember many a cold even snowstorms where I was out putting up Christmas decorations when I lived up North but I never minded the cold if I was dressed right.
Have a great day!

Denise said...

Happy New Year Diana :) Birds are more fun to watch the older I get and I'm doing much more of it these last few Years. He's a funny character seems to Me. Enjoyed the after Christmas stroll . OX Denise

Laurie M said...

wish I was there!!!

Margaret said...

Very nice! Thanks for the Florida tour :) Maggie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, looks so pretty without the snow that e have here. Thanks for the stroll, Francine.

Linda Walker said...

Diane, chuckled as I read this. You are out and about early this morning. I am always a bit jealous of your weather especially this time of year! It is raining here, the trees are encased in ice and snow accumulated a couple of inches bit before it turned to rain. Happy Sunday my friend!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your feathery warm stroll! Winter has finally returned to MI.

ann said...

Love it.

Diane said...

Wow-- if people saw that walking down their street here, they would run out with their cameras and call the news stations!

Susie said...

Diane, I love the egret story. LOL. You are so funny. Your neighborhood is very nice and clean. Hope you are enjoy a wonderful Sunday. I am getting out today. Snow headed our way later. Bummer. xoxo,Susie

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness! I see GRASS--green grass! I almost forgot what it looks like! Ha!

Your neighborhood looks like the perfect place to be in January. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love the snowman Diane! Who'd have thought to see one in Florida :-) The egret was having a bit of a nosy time and loved the story about his snooping. Have a wonderful week xx

TexWisGirl said...

so cute!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely capture of him in flight! :)

Art and Sand said...

What a fun stroll through your neighborhood.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great tour - loved the tour guide. I was wondering, did the neighbors find it unusual for someone to be following the Egret around while taking photos of their yards? The flight photo is fabulous. Thanks for the our my friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was a fun stroll! Made me smile! Thanks Sis!

hugs,
Linda

Chris said...

What a great post! Snowmen in Florida, who'd a thunk it!

podso said...

I enjoyed the little neighborhood tour with your feathered friend. Nice decorations.

Stacey said...

Cute! We used to have random big birds land by our pond when we had it in Oklahoma. Always looking for a bite to eat. :)

Happy New Year to you!!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Just fantastic! I love how you capture the inner thoughts of this bird. ;-)
Take care!
xoxo
Arlette

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Both the egret and the snowman looked to be enjoying the sunny warm Florida weather, Diane! Happy New Year!

Pamela Gordon said...

Now that was a fun walk in your neighbourhood Diane! Have a great week! Hugs. Pam

eileeninmd said...

I enjoyed this cute Egret post.. It was just taking a walk in the neighborhood.. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy New Year!

Shug said...

Thanks for the tour with your feathered friend. I always enjoy our trips to Florida!!!

Mary Cromer said...

How adorable that was. I imagine if I can feel better, finish my PT and do it without surgery, I shall be down in FL next month. I will be coming by train, which should be quite an interesting adventure. Have a Happy Week!

Vee said...

I loved seeing that snowman in the rose bushes! None of that going on here. Pretty neat to have such a gent visit your neighborhood.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looks like a neighbourhood stalker to me!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Teresa said...

Loved the tour! I love the tour guide. So pretty! It is so funny to see green lawns at this time of year!

cynthia lee designs said...

Loved our tour guide!!
~Cindy

Julie C said...

Thanks for that little walk around your neighborhood. I love the bird an the decorations. Have a nice week.
Julie

Mrs R said...

Diane, I thought that bird was just a decoration at first! Boy was I wrong! Love the pretty rose bows on those windows!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

You have the most beautiful visitors! He does look very 'snowy' and festive! Great series of photos - they made me smile :) Love the red roses - it is very gray here today. xo Karen

Brenda said...

Very cute!

doodles n daydreams said...

Some lovely whimsy, lots of fun,

Diana

Lorrie said...

Fun story and a great neighbourhood tour with a beautiful guide.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Enjoyed the tour with your buddy! I would trade you places this coming week...it's supposed to be soooo cold here. Cute post!

Karen Ann said...

It looks WARM!!!!.. that's JOY!...

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, I love this! At first I thought the bird was a fake (like some people up here have plastic pink flamingos in their gardens - NO, I'm not one of them! LOL) This is a great series of photos in a land that is wonderfully warm looking in January! Have a great week, friend.

Donna said...

What a great capture of this bird's tour...loved it!

bj said...

I, too, first thought it was a fake bird;.Love this post.

Inger said...

Someone is investigating the neighborhood. Great pictures.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Ha! That's too funny, he was taking a stroll around wasn't he!? So cute too!! :) Have a wonderful day!! xo Holly

Joy H said...

At first I thought the bird was a statue in your yard :) Oh my what a cute post!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Happy New Year Diane.
What a fun tour guide showing us around your neighbourhood!
Great photos.
Shane

BeachGypsy said...

well that was fun! and I loved the previous post with your sweet dolls and their pretty little jammies!! I just love all your dolls!

Poppy said...

Happy New Year, Diane!

Thank you for the lovely tour around your neck of the palms!;))
Those snowmen look perfect next to the red flowering bushes!

Hugs,
Poppy

Montanagirl said...

I'm back from my little break, and Happy New Year to you, my friend! LOVED this post!! The Egrets are apparently quite at home in the neighborhood.

Red Rose Alley said...

That looks like the great egret to me, cousin of the snowy egret. What a sight that must have been for you to see that around the neighborhood. The homes are lovely around your area, Diane.

Happy days to you in the new year.

~Sheri

Terri Buster said...

He certainly seems lost! Like a fish out of water, only he is a bird out of water. Have a lovely day!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

It still amazes me that you have egrets walking about your neighbourhood! Thanks for the tour.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

That was a fun stroll with a pretty bird. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
Blessings,
Cindy

Marie said...

Such a cute post. The egret having a look around...:-)

So you have a January birthday too! Happy (early?) birthday to you as well!