Saturday, June 30, 2018

Creepy Critters!

One thing you may not know about me is that I LOVE the old monster movies from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Not really the SYFY stuff but the old movies that I went to on Saturday afternoon at the Royal Theatre!


When I came home and looked at this photo, I thought PERFECT for a movie monster.


Maybe something that Alfred Hitchcock would have approved?

And while I have you here….


these spiders are particularly creepy. I HATE spiders!

This frog….


more cute than creepy!


And a common sight here in Florida, an Eastern Fence Lizard.

How about this young Skink!


The blue tail tells us that he is a young one.


A few pretty flowers with ‘bees’!


And we’ll end with very sweet!


Baby turkeys that live near us.


There’s a large flock of wild turkeys that live in our community but I don’t think we’ve ever seen babies!



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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Let’s take a quick drive to the Reddick Public Library!

This one was easy to find!


Someone had the right idea painting ‘Library’ in large blue letters on the front of the building. I could see it from the highway!


And how about this parking lot? Huge Live Oak trees to park under in the shade!

The librarian gave me some bookmarks too. One of them has the hours of all the libraries which is helpful.


I’m reading the new Laurie R. King mystery, Island of the Mad. It’s the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series and OH SO GOOD! I’m trying not to zip through it too fast! I love this author and I’ve looked forward to this latest book in the series. I checked it out from the library as an ebook and I’m reading it on my iPad.


What are you reading this week?

I’m thankful for Public Libraries and Summertime!

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Let’s visit the Library! Alachua County Library in Micanopy

I have such wonderful memories of going to the library in Arkadelphia, Arkansas when I was a kid. My sweet friend and neighbor Jeannie Carol would let me tag along with her. She was a couple of years older and lived across the street. We could walk to the library and always carried home an arm load of books. I don’t remember ever carrying a book bag but maybe we did. I have to remember over 50 years ago now. (that’s hard to believe!)


Arkadelphia, Arkansas Library

I’m using a photo from Wikipedia HERE.

So I decided I would take a few drives this summer and visit some of the libraries in this part of the state.


The first one I visited and photographed is the one in Micanopy.


Isn’t it a big beautiful red brick building?


The fire station was next door…


with this big tanker truck parked out front.


There’s a nice playground beyond that. Lots of wonderful benches under the big Live Oak trees at the library too.


I talked to the little girl that rode up on this cute bike. I told her I liked her bike and she was all smiles!


I go to my local library at least once a week. How about you?


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Red-tailed Hawks “Watching my babies grow!”

I was so thrilled to see a pair of young Red-tailed Hawks at Sholom Park a couple weeks ago!


They were just testing their wings by jumping from one tree limb to another.


It was ‘challenging’ to get good photos but you get the idea.


They were even clinging to the side of the tree like a woodpecker does. So cute!


I made a point to go a week later to check on them and they were still in the same area.


They love to call and call to each other.


Looks like their feathers have smoothed out a bit just in this one week.


Just a few more!

After all they are still my babies!


It looks like this one is saying, “I don’t remember that big cone being there when I landed here!” lol


Have you seen any baby birds this year?

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park Puppet Show

I just went to the Homosassa Wildlife Park with my cousin Cindy so I was excited to see that they were bringing a Puppet Show to our local library….for kids of all ages!


So off I went to sit in a room full of wiggly, happy little youngsters to watch the puppet show.


I loved the information….I learned a lot! But I have to be fair in my review and say that a lot of the presentation did not hold the interest of the younger audience. I’m glad I went. (and I wish I could put this in small letters….but I believe the show itself could be improved and it didn’t help that it started almost 30 minutes late. By then we were all fidgety!)


I love that our local library brings so many good programs to our community. And I LOVE this Wildlife Park.


When Vickie asked how many had visited the park (it’s less than an hour away), only a few had been there.


So I hope the parents and grandparents that were there put it on their ‘bucket list’ for this summer.


It was great fun to see the animal puppets and the puppeteers worked really hard bringing everyone an entertaining and informative program. 


Thanks to Homosassa Wildlife Park for coming to Freedom Library!

Come back SOON!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Do you want to go to Micanopy, FL?

Let’s take a drive through the countryside to experience this delightful ‘Old Florida’ town. It’s the oldest inland town in Florida and has about 600 residents.


It was a beautiful day to take a drive. I love taking the backroads, don’t you?


And because of the rains we’ve had, everything is nice and green.


I just have to show a close up of these horses. (taken out of my side window…yes, I slowed down and there was no traffic on this road)


Micanopy was having a very slow, laid back day as well.


So I walked and walked taking pics everywhere I went. (enough for a ‘few’ posts!lol)


A couple of popular movies were filmed here. Doc Hollywood and Cross Creek….Cross Creek is one of my OLD TIME favorite movies. If you haven’t seen it….find it and enjoy! It’s based on the book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.


Plenty of parking downtown…that’s my BMW tucked safely in the parallel parking. (we’ll get back to that in a few minutes!)


Time to walk…






Lots to see and plenty of interesting shops to browse.


A stress free day! WHAT? I was almost back to my car when I heard CRASH!!!


A car wreck right next to my car. So much for stress free! It was a miserable day for several people so I said a quick prayer for them.


Time to GO!!!


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