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Monday, February 27, 2017

Fun At the Park…Sholom Park!

I spent Sunday afternoon at Sholom Park with a few hundred kids!

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Well…kids, parents, grandparents and those young at heart!

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(link HERE)

And it was

SO much fun!

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Jack Hartmann was there getting us all on our feet, singing and dancing! He even made the ABC song FUN! I have never smiled so much! Usually after a couple of hours at the Park, my feet are tired! On Sunday my smile was tired! You couldn’t help getting caught up in the excitement! I even did the patty cake song with a lady standing next to me. (If that sounds silly…believe me…EVERYONE was playing!)

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You can click on the link HERE to go to youtube and listen to Jack Hartmann Kid’s Music Channel.

Lots of neat activities for the kids and

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cute characters all through the crowd!

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I handed my camera to a nice lady and she took my photo.

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(I’m not really photoshopped in! hahaha!)

We had gorgeous weather too! Bright sun with 73 degrees as our high. What a wonderful turnout!

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I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

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Thank you Sholom Park and all of the great sponsors that made this event possible!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Green Heron times three!

We had never seen a Green Heron in the wild here in Florida until a couple of weeks ago. (well, not that we could positively identify )

First we saw one at Homosassa Wildlife Park but it was not ‘in the wild’ there.

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A few days later we hiked at Blue Run Park and got the thrill of a lifetime!

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There was a Green Heron in the swamp.

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One that didn’t mind posing for us.

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Well, maybe he was even a bit of a ham!

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Then lo and behold, we saw one at Rainbow Springs State Park IN THE WILD!

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Isn’t that funny how we finally saw one…

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then two…

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then three!

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I guess that’s our lucky number now!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“Gifts” from blog friends (there’s one for YOU in this list too!!!)

I am so very blessed to have so many wonderful blog friends.

Thanks to those of you who take the time to write and send cards. I cherish each and every one!

Recently I won a Giveaway at Hob Nobbers and Sandy sent me a package filled with goodies!

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An antique bowl, butter paddle and a beautiful magazine. They have lots of wonderful antiques in their Etsy shop HERE.

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I love the sweet little card too.

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Even the packaging was pretty!

Danice from Homespun Hannah’s sent me a birthday gift too.

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What a nice surprise…all things Lavender! She and I have been penpals for a long time and I love the postcards and notes she sends all through the year.

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Diane at Diane Writes sent me a postcard from the Phillipines. She and I have been ‘namemates’ for as long as we’ve had blogs!

 Sending you love and prayers, my friend!

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And here’s a gift that we can all enjoy!

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My Florida blog friend, Mac has written a beautiful short story and is giving it away to us all FREE HERE! (while the offer lasts! heehee) He’s written other books you can buy online. Just look at his blog for beautiful nature photos of Florida and links to his books.  R. Mac Wheeler, his blog is HERE! Thanks Mac!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Rainbow Springs State Park “Azaleas in Full Bloom”

February is the best time to visit Rainbow Springs.

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The weather is gorgeous in February and the Azaleas are in full bloom.

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We were surprised to see many of the Camelias were still blooming too!

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We walked and walked.

And I kept taking photos of the view of the Springs.

(and YES, there were several people swimming)

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Hubby took most of the flower close ups with his little Nikon P300.

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A wonderful hike!

Hey..WAIT FOR ME!!!

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It’s breathtaking, don’t you think?

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I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

“Flamingos” Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder!

I took one of the best photos I think I’ve ever taken.

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This is IT!

I thought about doing a post with just ONE photo!

But then what would I do with all the rest?

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Waste them?

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And then I had another thought.

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There are a lot of beautiful birds.

Mrs. Buzzard asked Mr. Buzzard if he thought she was the most beautiful bird.

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And look what he said!

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And what about this stork?

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He’s beautiful too!

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Well, maybe just one more Flamingo photo of my best photo cropped! lol

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All taken at Homasassa Wildlife Park.

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’ and

How Sweet the Sound Pink Saturdays!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday Hike!

Did you keep your hiking shoes handy?

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We’re going to Rainbow Springs State Park today!

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And if you live anywhere near this park, you should plan a visit this month!

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It is GORGEOUS!

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We’ve never seen the Azaleas with so many blooms!

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And the Camelias are still blooming too!

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I kept seeing fences as we walked so today I’ll try to stick to those photos.

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(and share the view in another post)

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Beauty!

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Everywhere you walk!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays

and Good Fences today!