Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Quiet Week

It's been quiet here this week...quiet is good! Our area is still cleaning up after Hurricane Irma and there are downed trees and piles of debris everywhere. But there are also lots of workers and trucks carting off the uprooted trees. I read a sad article in the paper today about my dear Sholom Park. They lost over 20 huge trees and since many were uprooted, it damaged the sidewalks and paths. Fencing was damaged too. So it's been closed but the article said, " New creative designs and beautiful landscaping will replace what was destroyed. We will rebuild and be back to normal soon." 
The photo in my header is Sholom Park. 

These are pics from my little neighborhood pond this week.


A moorhen family was in the middle of the pond.


Come on kids, try to keep up!


And a Great Blue Heron flew into a Cypress tree while I watched. 


He posed for me on the bank of the pond.


He just about disappeared into the reeds.


But he was watching me!


A sweet little Grebe swam by too. (I love the way the water looked in this photo)

It's been a terrible week of devastation around the world. I'm keeping everyone in my prayers.

Happy Fall Y'all!!! 🌻🌻🌻

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, happy Fall to you! You do see a great variety of birds there. Love the moorhens and heron. The Grebe is a cutie. Sorry about the big old trees, that storm did a lot of damage. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Susie said...

Diane, So glad that your area is cleaning up and making plans for the park. That heron is beautiful . Such a pretty blue. Blessings to you and your husband, xoxo, Susie

Vee said...

Oh I am sorry about your beautiful park. Perhaps it is good for some trees to be down...it allows new growth and some creative ideas in. Hoping that it won't be too noticeable once you are able to visit again. One thing is sure...you have your pictures and your memories. Praying for ongoing recovery for Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico. You take care, Diane.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Saturday to you :)

Lea said...

Love all the birds!

carol l mckenna said...

Sad to hear about your beautiful park damages ~ back new soon ~ Gorgeous nature shots you took very near you ~ how wonderful to have that place ~ thanks, ^_^

( A ShutterBug Explores)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such sad news about your lovely park. It's been just bad news after bad news lately. Hang in there and your photos are amazing.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Love the pictures...hope the park gets back to being beautiful soon.
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Prunella Pepperpot said...

It's good to see the wildlife returning but so sad about the destruction of the trees.
Have a restful weekend :)

Terri D said...

Great photos! There are piles of ugly debris everywhere here too but it will all be taken away in time. There is so much to deal with, I know it will take weeks to get it all carted away. The blue heron is gorgeous!

It's me said...

Love the water too....What a beautiful picture...lovely sunday....love Ria x ❤️

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about all the devastation at your park. Hopefully it will reopen better than ever. I love all your bird pictures. You get the best shots.

Christine said...

Hello Diane, good to know Florida is pulling together & recreating after Irma.
Love seeing the moorhen family!

happyone said...

What a shame about the park losing all those trees.
Nice to see the pictures of the critters around your neighborhood pond.

The Sketchy Reader said...

Love your photos as usual! Especially the grebe one! I like the water in that one, too! It has been a heartbreaking week for so many...and poor Puerto Rico! We need to send healing prayers and also say prayers for protection, too.

xo,
RJ

Red Rose Alley said...

Those Great Blue Herons have the longest necks! Such a peculiar, yet pretty bird. I always wondered why they were called Blue Herons, but your pictures show their tints of blue. So sorry to hear of the damage done at your favorite park. I'm sure it will look even better once they clean up and rebuild. : )

love, ~Sheri

Gina said...

Diane, I am sorry to hear your beloved park's trees were damaged. The storms were so terrible. Praying for everyone still.

That bird has a LONG neck! Wow!

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad to hear things are getting back to normal.

Cherdecor said...

I am so sorry to hear about all the trees that were uprooted in our favorite park, but I am excited to hear about new plans for it in the future. I am sure that you will share the photos with us when they get it cleaned up and recreated. It will be wonderful!

Other places in the world may not do so well on the clean up. I pray for all the people who are left with nothing.

Stay cool! It is really hot here.

Ida said...

So glad that you are okay after Hurricane Irma. - Loved your shot of the Heron in the tree. Also in the post below the Magnolia blooms are so pretty.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So sorry about your beautiful park. Hate to see the loss of beautiful trees. Will be something to look forward to seeing what they will do with it.
That blue heron is beautiful! xo Deborah

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

So sad about the devastation around the world and the loss of life and homes....it does no one any good to worry or fret though....stay uplifted and help where you can! Love your photos! Did It ell you we had a blue heron at the end of our lake where there are lily pads and it is shallower? I was so surprised! He must have gotten lost! LOL!

A Colorful World said...

I always feel such a pain when trees are lost! So so sad. Glad they are going to make improvements, but that loss is hard to recover. Lovely photos.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks so much for coming by I'd Rather B Birdin' & linking in!

Some incredible destruction indeed. Love your birds today...AND your commentary!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I'm glad you are doing well, Diane. All of the devastation has been so hard to watch. Hope they get your beloved Park up and running again soon. xo Laura

living from glory to glory said...

So glad you had a quiet week, we all need one of those! This fall has brought so many storms for so many people. I always feel so sad to see beautiful mature trees just uprooted in these fierce winds.
You always have such a sweet post and share things that just make me smile1
Roxy

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It is sad to hear about the park but it sounds like they will fix it up nice. I love those beautiful photos of the water. It looks so peaceful. I hope you have a nice week Diane.
Take care. Julie xo

Jeanie said...

Oh, so sad about the park. I know when they reopen it will be simply beautiful but sad that it has to close for the reason it did.

Stunning photos this time (as always). Do you get bored with fabulous compliments? Hope not, because they'll keep coming!

bettyl-NZ said...

So sorry that there's such a mess but I'm glad the birds are still where you expect them to be. Nice captures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It makes me so happy to know that at least some of the birds have found their way home. From the FM paper that we read on line, it sounds as if many if not most of our favorite parks are still closed for repairs ... I really wonder what will be there when we get back in November.

I love the ripply water around the Grebe.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Always good to have a quiet week. Glad the cleanup is going well, how sad to lose precious trees. And your birds - simply lovely - that heron is wonderful!!! One of my favorites.