Monday, August 27, 2018

“Scenery”

When I drive to Halpata Tastanaki Preserve, I’m always intent on seeing birds or wildlife.

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But of course that doesn’t stop me from taking dozens of ‘scenery pics’!

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It has been the most beautiful summer here in North Central Florida.

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Our temps have not been too extreme and we’ve had enough rain to keep everything nice and green.

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So let’s enjoy the scenery!

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Oh, wait!

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Is that a Swallowtail Kite high in the sky?

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Well, it’s a good thing I have plenty of film in my camera. (just kidding)

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I need to take just a few more pics before I go.

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We expect it to be HOT here in Florida during the summer months, but it hasn’t been bad. How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

36 comments:

Sandra said...

we are only 2 hours south of you and it has been HOT here.. really hot and still is. it amazes me how much different the top half of Florida is from the bottom half. the scenery is so beautiful... and could be any where in the USA, pastoral is what it is. love the fence shot

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Pretty scenery. The summer hasnt been all that bad in my area either and I am thankful for that. I do look forward to fall and the pretty colors tho! Have a happy Monday!

Snap said...

Halpata Tastanaki Preserve is gorgeous. Hot, humid and miserable here.....

Maggie said...

Those were the days when we always had to check that there was a film in the camera and a spare in our bag! Don't you just love a smartphone!
Here in Normandy July and early August were scorching but the last 2 weeks have been more like Fall, well I guess it is almost September.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Vee said...

Pretty hot and muggy. We have three more days of it and then seasonable coolness again. I may survive! Yes, it looks beautiful and blue and green down your way.

gillena cox said...

Beautiful scenes. Happy Mosaic Monday

Much😊love

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So beautiful where you live. I had a lovely quiet weekend with friends and I'm just now catching up on blog posts! Hugs!!

Stacey said...

It's so lush and green there! How wonderful!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Lovely scenic pictures! My favorite is the fence and watering pump. I can just see it being used in the pioneer days.

As for our weather... Well, here in the Midwest we are experiencing another intense heat wave. It's almost unbearable to do any work out doors, at least for today or so... then our humidity is supposed to (hopefully) reduce back to normal! We had some chilly temps last week and I'm missing that a lot this week - already!

Blessings on your Monday! Net

Jeanie said...

what a heavenly sky! And that beautiful bird -- lucky you with a great sighting!

Out on the prairie said...

That landscape always charms me. I am headed to the lake for a swim, 96 here.

Terri D said...

It has been hot here in central FL but the temps are coming down a bit. Beautiful scenery... and glad you didn't run out of film! ;)

Linda Walker said...

Hello Diane! Wow, these photos are beautiful! So much vibrant green and blue! Hope all is well....I am popping by to say hello. I've been away from blogging for a bit. Glad to visit you this afternoon! xx Linda

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow

I'm glad you've had a moderate summer. Hasn't felt it a couple hours south of you.

Debby Ray said...

Haha...FILM! Isn't digital just the best? Beautiful scenery and wonderful capture of the swallowtail! Happy Monday!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so glad your summer has been good. Our summer has been as well even though the humidity is quite high today which is normal for us. We've had more rain than usual so we have green as well in contrast to our normal baked look! Love seeing the lovely park. Great shot of the kite! ♥

Angie Baer said...

I love all these images-- so lush, green even if it is hot. Nature always keeps me in awe. Thank you for sharing your images.

Susie said...

Diane, I loved all the pictures. Love the sky shots. Our weather has been hotter than I can remember. We have had good days here and there. I am so ready for the windows to be opened and the AC turned off. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Ann said...

It's been really hot and humid here in Northwestern Pennsylvania. I don't know if it's worse than past years or if I just can't handle the humidity like I used to.
Your scenery shots are wonderful. I was going to go out and visit a park today but it was just feeling too miserable out there.

Gina said...

Simply lovely, Diane. Love the water pump!

Jill said...

Beautiful scenery.... the pictures made me feel like I was walking right along with you. :-) I live in NC and it has been very hot here this summer, today was another scorcher! Have a great week!

Blessings,
Jill

Lorrie said...

Beautiful, lush scenery photos, Diane. I'm glad it's not been too hot there in Florida for you. I've not minded the heat here this summer, and it's cooled right down now. I even pull up the blankets at night!
Have a wonderful week.

BeachGypsy said...

I like to see good scenery pictures too! I love the first one the best! Yesssssssss it's been a long HOT SUMMER here. It would be nice to get a cool spell, I would so enjoy that. We had one whole day with the humidity low last week and oh my goodness it made all the difference in the world...we went and walked and walked, it felt so good and so much better.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, WELL--as you probably saw in this week's blog post, we had a few very very nice fall-like days here in TN last week... I won't mention though that Summer is BACK... Yuk!!!!

Your pictures are gorgeous.. I love seeing those blue skies and puffy clouds and all of the greens below!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

EricaSta said...

I enjoyed this Post for Mosaic Monday... we had hot temperatures in this summer. And No rain!
Wish you a lovely Week

Red Rose Alley said...

What pretty scenery on your drive. The green grass, blue skies and white clouds...it doesn't get much better than that. Oh, we see many beautiful things on our drives, don't we?

Have a wonderful week, Diane.

~Sheri

Angie said...

I am pleased for you that it hasn't been too hot. We have had typical weather for Montana - warm days with low humidity and no rain - as long as you stay in the shade, it is truly lovely. We have a few forest fires, but the smoke has not been as bad overall as last year, and conditions are improving as the weather cools down. Yippee! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Your scenery pics are always great! And I love that you have so many outdoor adventures. Weather here is cool and humid. We've had a lot of rain in Wisconsin but today might see some sun. I think the high for today is supposed to be 61F. How you have a wonderful Wednesday!

happyone said...

Beautiful scenery.
Our weather has been a mix of sun and rain and it never gets very hot here in summer. It is like one long spring.

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the mosaic, the scenery is beautiful.

Our weather in the UK is beginning to cool down and we've had rain for part of today.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh the scenery is remarkable and so lovely and green. I am so jealous of your swallow-tailed kite picture. I saw a few before we left Florida last Spring, but could never get a decent picture (lots of blue sky photos where one used to be though ;>0

bj said...

Such lovely photos of beautiful country.
I don't make Mexican food at home very much...Tacos are easy and a Mexican casserole that we love...when I am REALLY hungry for it, we always go to a favorite place on the other side of town.....

The Liberty Belle said...

Lovely landscapes. Your photographs are beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - it is so lovely in your part of the country - and the bird was wonderful. Love your header - as always. Happy days my friend.

handmade by amalia said...

Such pretty photos, dear Diane. I enjoyed the many shades of green. After a long hot summer all we have around here are yellows and browns :-(
Amalia
xo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh such lovely scenery - and what a grand capture of the kite.