Saturday, July 22, 2017

Moorhen Chicks +

Baby birds are always the cutest, don't you think?


It's 'common' to see the Common Moorhen at the neighborhood pond.


But it was a surprise to see the 2 chicks following along behind her in the water.


I think they felt like they needed to hide.


And it's easy to hide in the tall reeds that grow in the shallow part of the pond.

While I was photographing the chicks, 


a Great Blue Heron flew in.


And then when I turned to go I spotted this beautiful Eastern Bluebird.


Always something to see when you take an evening walk around here.

Have you seen anything special at your house this week?

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A little drive around town!

I like to drive around sometimes just to see what I can see!


This is not my house and not even my neighborhood.


It's close to the library and I took a little detour one day just for the fun of it.


Just some cutesy things I saw driving a different way home!


More fun to drive right now than walk! Hop ON! 

Oh, and come back on Monday and I'll show some pics of MY house, the Lavender Cottage!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Summertime in the South

Sometimes you just HAVE to find a place to pull over....


 walk across an old footbridge...


to stand in front of someone's house.....


to take photos of their flowers!


You just HAVE to! 


Summertime in Florida...you KNOW I LOVE it!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Gets along well with others

When I was in school, there was a grade given for 'gets along well with others'. Do you remember that? Do they still have something like that on report cards?


So the crows usually have full rein of the backyard bordering the golf course.
 
But this past week, 2 Ibis flew in and disrupted things a bit.


Who invited them?


 Is he getting all the best bugs? 


Don't get your feathers all ruffled!

 
 Hey, come back!!!


 Let's TALK!!! There's something I always wondered...


 ...so there were 2 trees there all along and you went through them!


 Who knew? 

I guess we can all learn something from each other.



Not sure I can give them an A+ just yet though!

So it's hot in Florida but we can still have fun. It doesn't take much to entertain us!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Florida Summer Skies

We've had some beautiful sunsets this month. 


 There have been pop up showers in the afternoons pretty often.


And when they go away, the moisture in the air gives us the prettiest clouds.


We stand in our driveway some evenings just to watch the sky change!


 One morning at 6:30 am my hubby captured this rainbow from our courtyard.


I might have missed it but luckily he took pics to share with all of us!


Lots to be thankful for this week and many of our blog friends to pray for. 


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Monday, July 10, 2017

How about a trip to the I-75 Flea Market!

When it's this hot, you have to get creative! We've enjoyed a lot of drives in the countryside so when I packed our picnic lunch, I didn't know where we might end up. 


I was SHOCKED when hubby drove into the I-75 Flea Market parking lot! We've never been to this one (I'm not sure my husband has EVER been to any flea market! haha).

It was fun to walk around and see all the neat things for sale.

Hubby took pics of the go cart race cars next to it and I turned around and took a pretty fence in the other direction.

Of course you can't go to the Flea Mkt without coming home with something quirky!


How's this for 'out of the ordinary'? 


 Look at the side...


 Open it up...


 and what do you have? 


A two sided clock! Both sides work independently. So I can set one for a different time zone if I want. Or put it somewhere so that you can see both sides on the same time!


The only other thing I bought was actually on my wish list! Handmade paper! (for the craft project I'm working on)


I got 2 books of handmade paper, different weights! YAY! 


 And guess what I spent for everything?

 $10 !!! 

You can't beat that for a fun morning at the Flea!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pond Pics, Believe it or NOT!


We stopped at the library pond one afternoon and we both had our cameras.

What do you think?

Was this Moorhen walking on water?


Look closely at the water splashes behind him!


Hubby got one with his camera too. (from his perspective!)


Egrets and Little Blue Herons all together on the bank.


And overhead, an Osprey!


It had something in it's talons.


Maybe something to feed her young!


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Let's have a picnic in Anthony!

We stopped in Anthony to have a picnic lunch last Sunday. We could have dropped in on John Travolta and Kelly Preston but we had forgotten to call first! hahaha! They live in Anthony and it's a beautiful area.


The school had a nice big shade tree so we ate in the car with the windows rolled down and a nice 'warm' breeze blowing. 


After lunch I walked over to the school to take a photo and was surprised to see one of the Little Free Libraries! I know some of my blog buddies have talked about them and it was fun to finally see one.


I wish I had taken some children's books to donate. I'll try to remember to take some the next time we drive that direction.


This little lizard was hitching a ride on this wild stallion! lol


It's beautiful horse country and we saw lots of horses.


Always something to see when you get out on the back roads of Florida!


Do you have a Little Free Library near you?

And would you have dropped in on John Travolta for lunch? 

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