Saturday, May 26, 2018

Now this is what I call FUN!!!

The weather has been warm and rain free! YAY! So I’ve had lots of fun! Cousin Fun!

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My sweet cousin, Cindy came to Florida this week so one day we went to Homosassa Wildlife Park.

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I love this wildlife park because all of the animals here live in Florida (except for one! Lu the Hippo has lived here a long time but there aren’t any other hippos here…that I know of! lol)

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She was hoping to see the Manatees but the water is so warm now that most of them have gone back out into the rivers and streams.

There are 4 that live in the park though so we got to see them.

Want to see a close up?

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I love them! And the water is so clear!

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Cindy has a really great camera so I’ll steal borrow some of her pics!

I fell in love with this little Green Heron!

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A precious tiny Burrowing Owl too!

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And she got the best photos of a River Otter that we watched. How fun…and FAST they are!

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Lots more to share another day!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

32 comments:

Karen Ann said...


What a wonderful place to visit! The manatees are creatures we don't see in the wild up here in the north -

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a great place to take your cousin. She has some awesome photos of the manatee, green heron and the River Otter. I love the Burrowing Owl. Great photos of you and your cousin. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Jeanie said...

Wow -- that water IS clear! What a terrific place to take a guest -- or yourself!

Lea said...

Great photos! Love to see the Green Heron!
Manatees are such interesting creatures. I have never seen one in person.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What fun to have your cousin visit! I love the Manatees and someday hope to see one in person. Great photos! I need to get my good camera out and make it work!! Hugs!

Sandra said...

it is beautiful, my son used to live there.. not in the springs ha ha..

Sandy said...

That did look like fun. I love the heron.

Susie said...

Diane, The Manatees look like big rocks in the water. LOL. That heron is so different, love it. I love owls also. Good you had time with your cousin. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great place to visit and have fun! Stunning photos!

Terri D said...

You just have so much fun on all of your adventures into nature!! Love the photos, and the otters are SO fun to watch!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-what fun, Diane. I am glad that you were able to spend the day with your dear cousin and had such a good time. I remember being in Homosassa Springs many years ago, too. xo Diana

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

It does sound and look like you had a fun day--love the little owl!!
I hear we have some new animals and displays at the Zoo here--so want to go and see them--but---no body wants to pay the nearly $20 to get in!!!
I did leave you a reply to my last post on the mermaids--but you might have to go back to my blog site to read it--google is messing up today with the comments!!!
enjoy the week end-di

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous shot of the Green Heron! I love manatees so much! My husband got to drive with them once and was petting one and the manatee was spooked when someone else came up behind it. It shot over my hubby like a lightning bolt...he said it was like being run over by a truck! :-)

Betty Crow said...

Looks like you had fun. Love the pics. I'm especially fond of green herons.

happyone said...

Looks like happy times. : )

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You are too stinkin' cute. Looks like you sure had fun (as you always seem to on your adventures!!) and that little owl . . . oh I'd love to cuddle him up!!

Kathy said...

What a fun day! And how nice that you could share it with your cousin.

Anni said...

That burrowing owl ... I love 'em. Such a precious photo. (Is Alberto in your path?)

Thanks for linking up this week!

Stacey said...

How fun! That's the perfect way to kick off summer. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

A fun time spent with your cousin. And going to the wildlife park makes it even more fun. Love that little Heron, and I've always wanted to see an Owl close up. They fascinate me. The Otter collage is cute too.

Have a restful Sunday, Diane.

~Sheri

handmade by amalia said...

What fun! I so like being near water.
Amalia
xo

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful selection of nature's critters photos! Fun for you and your cousin!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend,
C & Z

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved loved loved our trip to Homossasa in December .... it's a wonderful park. How fun to share it with your cousin, a great way to show off Florida's wildlife (and of course Lu!).... I love how Fl has made state parks out of these old tourist attractions and made them even better.

Debby Ray said...

What fun! So many amazing creatures our God has created! Great pics! Please let me know if you receive my comment as a noreply blogger....thanks!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
River Otter are a favorite of mine.

Can you do me a favor and tell me if all is going well at my blog. This EU change ? I am not sure what I need to do?

Thank You!

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you and your cousin had a great day out enjoying the springs. Love that park name!!

Angie said...

Your fun is infectious all the way up here! Favorite is the burrowing owl - so precious! Happy Memorial Day to you!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas y simpáticas fotografías, bss

podso said...

Looks like fun! I'm glad you got to see the manatees.

Linda H said...

Looks like a fun day with your cousin. Love seeing manatees and the otters are so much fun to watch!

NatureFootstep said...

I have seen the Manatees on TV. They are interesting animals :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks a fun day.
I love the picture of the Burrowing Owl.

All the best Jan