Thursday, January 10, 2019

You can never go back!

Well, you can….you just won’t see the same thing that you saw before! lol

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I take a lot of shortcuts and one day this week I drove on a back road and saw wild turkeys under a Live Oak Tree.

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I was happy to get a couple of photos (from my window) but decided to go back the very next day and try to get better pics.

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Well….this time there was a herd of about 20 goats under that same tree! (and no, I didn’t get a very good photo of them)

But I did drive down a side road to try and saw an alligator!

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Right in someone’s FRONT YARD! giggle giggle!

I’ve had such a good week! The weather is so gorgeous and I’ve been hiking every day I can find the time and energy!

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And my Fall Mum is blooming again! We set the pot outside when it finished blooming and look at it now!

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AND…strawberries are in season here in Florida!

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I’m thankful for so many things this week!

So….I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

28 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I need a gator mailbox post

...or an anhinga...

Arlene Grimm said...

Fresh Strawberries are a thing to be grateful for Diane!! The SandHill Cranes are here in Decatur right now. They should be leaving this week to head on their migration path.

Sandy said...

The weather has been so pretty. I have never ever had a mum rebloom. Poinsettias yes, but I usually give up on the mums. That is very cool. I love strawberries. They are one the top of my favorites.

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great season you are having! Love your pictures and the 'gator'...too funny....at least it's not a real one in their yard! The strawberries look luscious...lucky you!

Sandra said...

I LOVE FLORIDA! I truly do.. your mum is gorgeous, LOVE the alligator. and I find going back I rarely see what I saw but I always find something as good, just like you did. I love goats, so that would have made me happy

Jeanie said...

Our strawberries in the store taste like styrofoam packing peanuts! Those look yum.

I've seen more turkeys this month than all last year. Must be a population boom!

Vee said...

Strawberries were selling for $7 a pint at Christmastime. Needless to say, we went without. I am definitely jealous of your in season strawberries. That homeowner with an alligator mailbox post has a sense of humor. Oh those mums are pretty! How nice that you are getting more blooms.

Red Rose Alley said...

I chuckled cause I see turkeys around here all the time. They even roam in the neighborhoods hehehe. They are peculiar looking, but I just love them. Your Fall Mums are so pretty. They must be cheerful to look at during the Winter days. Those strawberries look soooo good.

~Sheri

Michelle said...

That gator mailbox is too funny! Thanks for linking up today.

Tom said...

...I love unusual mailboxes and this one is GREAT!

Lowcarb team member said...

Don't you just love the gator mailbox! Well I do!
I love strawberries too, especially with double (heavy) cream.

Your weather looks great.

All the best Jan

Ann Thompson said...

I wish we had that kind of weather here. It's snowing now.

Out on the prairie said...

Those berries look great, hope we get a few up here.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ohhh--I love strawberries and I forgot how soon they are available in FL--
they have some here in the grocery stores--but I don't want to buy them by the looks of them!!!! Love that alligator in that yard--how cute!!!
luv, di

Janey and Co. said...

You see so many animals on your hikes! Amazing....Oh those strawberries look delicious! Love your happy go lucky mood...Janey

happyone said...

That is the most unusual mailbox I've ever seen. :)
Oh boy those strawberries sure look good.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You my friend are living my dream haha! Strawberries in winter. Hikes in winter. Flowers blooming in winter!

Rose said...

I have seen some odd mailboxes, but that gator takes the prize! I love seeing wild turkeys....

Anonymous said...

What an ADORABLE mailbox! Very clever! And those strawberries look huge and delicious!

Terri D said...

Yes, indeed, it is strawberry season here in Florida!! Yummy! Great photos and your mums look beautiful.

ann said...

You always find the most interesting things on your walks--from fungus to wild cats. Thank you for visiting the dollhouse. I know how hard it is find dollhouses in thrift stores. You are more likely find one in the trash heap on the street waiting for the garbage truck to pick up the trash. I know that you would have fun. Rain here today, with the promise of snow. We'll see about that. Enjoy your sunshine. Soak up some for me.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It great that you have nice weather to go on your hikes. The strawberries look so good. Thanks for the visit.

Debbie said...

What a blessing it must be to live in Florida! Here in Michigan it's been very cold and windy....Love all your photos!
Debbie
xo

BeachGypsy said...

That mailbox is a hoot!! So fun! I love whimsical stuff like that! Love your hikes and the pictures. I've not been very motivated AT ALL. Even a short walk tires me out so. I've got to get "back at it". Sadness takes it right out of your soul doesn't it? I will email you. Hugs, my friend!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, love Florida! That mailbox cracks me up! I'm always so interested in your blog since you've always had amazing things to show us! I'm glad I'm back to blogging and I've enjoyed your posts!

Nancy

Art and Sand said...

That alligator cracks me up.

We have strawberries pretty much year round here - one of the prime strawberry regions in the country. In winter when all the wonderful summer fruit is gone, I'm so glad we still have strawberries.

Linda said...

Love the gator! I'd like to get a turkey picture that is as clear as yours.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much to be thankful for in beautiful warm winter weather is t there!