Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Golfing Community

We live on a golf course here in Florida.

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And it’s a beautiful place to live.

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I don’t play golf.

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But I love living here and meeting so many interesting people.

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It’s amazing the ‘friends’ that stop by on a sunny afternoon.

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I’m sure they’ve finished their game of golf.

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But where do you think they are headed?

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To the pool? The fitness center or pro shop? Maybe the restaurant that is nearby.

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I’m not sure where they were going.

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But I’m glad they stopped to rest in the trees behind our house.

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Because I got to stand outside with my neighbors and enjoy the ‘wild side’ of living on a golf course.

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And yes, I know these aren’t the best critters to have in your neighborhood…

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but you have to admit they are pretty cute!

And just look at the tricks they can play!

“Look at me, I can hold on to the sides and swing free!”

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Hey, there’s not room for everyone up here!

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But since you’re here..

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pose for the camera!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

45 comments:

Nathalie said...

Love your pictures! Racoons are pests but they are so cute. My favorite photo is of the one in the tree with its legs apart and his brother/sister is peeking out from under them.

Thanks for sharing. I've only recently started following your blog, it's nice to see pictures from other parts of Florida (I'm in South Lake County).

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Great series and cute subjects.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

They are so adorable!!
Loving your words and such a great series of pictures, well captured.
Have a wonderful Weekend :)

Susie said...

Diane, I loved each photo. Raccoons are so cute. It's those little hands of theirs that get them into trouble. Lifting lids from trash cans, picking locks.LOL You do live in a wonderful place. Blessings for a fun weekend, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

Those pictures are just too cute! I love raccoons even though they can be pests. Here in the city we don't get to see raccoons much. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they may not be the best critters to have in the neighborhood. But, they are so darn cute. You have some adorable photos too, looks like they were posing for you.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Arlene Grimm said...

They are cute but destructive. My daddy was a 'coon hunter" and he spent many a Friday night out with his dogs looking for this critters. I guess he did not think he should look on a Golf Course.:)

Joyce Mayer said...

So cute ♥

Phil Slade said...

I know Racoon's are considered as pests. But hey, "live and let live" I say. Fabulous pictures.

Lea said...

What a wonderful series of photos!
Have a great week-end!

Diane said...

Great pictures!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh gorgeous nature shots ~ love the raccoons and your fun captions ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Linda @ A La Carte said...

They are so cute! Great pics sis!!

Mary Cromer said...

Cute little varmints...really CUTE. I have been missing everyone. Life changes with my knee surgery and the difficulty afterwards. I want so bad to get back into visiting my friends. Have a great weekend~

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

One of those moochers visits our feeding station every night. Sissy does not like it.

Christine said...

Hi Diane! what a fun post! You had me laughing at the notion of the raccoons visiting the pro shop!! Hilarious!
Your shots of them are fantastic!
Happy Saturday!

Pondside said...

Those little rascals are just too cute!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that was fun. Thanks for sharing it :)

Rajesh said...

They are cute.

Margaret Adamson said...

How wonderfult all this activity from your home.
Lovely shots. Have a great weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely series of photos. Enjoy the weekend.

Tom said...

What a wonderful collection, sadly around here most are sickly.

Vee said...

They are awfully cute. As long as they are moving on...

Home Meadows said...

What sweet photos of the raccoons. They can do a lot of damage, but you captured their cuteness perfectly! Heather

Cloudia said...

ADORABLE, yes! We have seen their paw prints on the porch

Inger said...

How adorable! They sure took their photo op seriously and posed and posed.

Lowcarb team member said...

They do look cute and adorable!
Love how you've described each photo - certainly made me smile!

All the best Jan

Linda H said...

So so cute.... As long as they don't decide to move in and stay....

bj said...

oh, they are sooo cute...hope your hubby plays golf...

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
Loved this post! We had a huge hollow tree in the front yard and the cutest, fattest raccoon moved in. Every morning, (very early) I would watch him climb up the tree and back his way into the hole. His behind was quite large and once I actually thought he was lodged in the hole. (like winnie the pooh) I called animal control but then he finally pushed himself into the hole. He stayed all summer and then just disappeared. then the city came and took the tree down because it was a hazard. Never saw him again....Miss that little guy....your raccoons are so cute and they are very photogenic!
xo
Linda

Debby Ray said...

Oh Diane, these are just the best photos of these darling raccoons! Their sweet faces are just full of expression and you captured them so well! One of God's most adorable critters! Cute post :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You captured their nature perfectly!

Danged little things, lol.
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camp and cottage living said...

They sure are cute, Diana! I didn't know raccoons came out to play in the daylight. You good several fabulous shots!

Wandering Wren said...

That has to be the cutest set of photos ever! I love the way their ears look like they have light behind them!
Wren x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh, OHHH! HOW CUTE! They are in our neighborhood too, along with rabbits and TURKEYS! Diane, how lovely to see your beautiful view. Nature is certainly one of the best summer experiences I've been having since I've been off from school. Nature is soothing and fun, sometimes unpredictable in humorous ways!

Thank you so much for coming to visit my post. Are you on Instagram?

JG said...

Oh my! If you have a pond nearby, they may be going to visit it & then eat all of the fish. A friend had that experience lately in her yard. They are pesty little creatures.
~Judy

podso said...

Great photos! And such cute little visitors, though I know they can cause some trouble!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun little critters - so long as they just stay in the trees and entertain you. Enjoy your week my dear.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Such cute little critters and you got some great photos of them.
It must be lovely living near the golf course with all the lovely green fields.
Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! What an amazing pics. They look very cute.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow -- i love your neighbors! And they seem to love you!

Botanic Bleu said...

Diane,
Your photos of your visitors are wonderful. The last one with two critters staring at the camera is priceless.

Judith

Betsy Adams said...

Hi FL/NC Girl...... We too live on a Golf Course here in Fairfield Glade, TN... We never see the Raccoons during the daytime --but they visit our deck most every night trying to find any left-over birdseed on the deck. I have a 'Bird Kitchen' at the end of the deck --and feed our little backyard birds... I also put everything UP in a big container at nights since not only raccoons, but other critters would visit and either 'steal' the feeders (Raccoons can do that) --or eat everything... We are told to put things like this away at nights because there are LOTS of wildlife around during the night hours---even bears......

I don't dislike raccoons --but definitely don't care for SKUNKS (which are also around at nights)...

Hugs,
Betsy

Red Rose Alley said...

THEY ARE SO CUTE, DIANE! What a sight that must have been for you to see them on the golf course. You really got some great pictures of these critters.

love, ~Sheri

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, great pictures. I think their so cute. You really captured them.
Blessings,
Marlene