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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Blue, Silver, Blue, Silver


I wore my new cap for the first time on Hike #70 at the Pruitt Trailhead of the Florida Trails.  Look at that bright blue sky!


This photo shows how 'color coordinated I am now! heehee! Blue cap, silver hair, blue shirt, silver capris! Everything nice and lightweight and COOL! 


And we had one of the neatest wildlife encounters.


We 'froze' on the trail when we spotted a deer close by.


He saw us too but didn't seem spooked at all.

He was grazing and this photo shows his tongue! 


We went to a turn around on the trail and made a loop by getting onto another trail and even saw him again through the brush. It was amazing.


I've seen a few deer this past week and one even snorted at me one day. But they were always on the run and my photos looked like pretty pics of the trees! lol


We don't get to hike as often in the summer months but we'll be looking for some cooler mornings to get out early when we can. Florida gets hot and it doesn't cool down much overnight either. I hiked 5 times last week taking advantage of good weather. Good weather = Less hot!



Click on the short video above.

I'm thankful to live in a beautiful place with so many wonderful hiking trails nearby.
What are you thankful for this week?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .

26 comments:

Laurie said...

oh my gosh what a beautiful sight to see!! Thank you for sharing this,, I'm thankful for spring, it finally found us!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


The new cap had to have calmed Bambi

Nanaland said...

You are making all the other hikers jealous Diane. Looking good....love those colors.

Sandy said...

Don't you look sporty in your hiking gear?! Love the deer and yes, I think the hot weather is about to settle in. Glad you got all those hikes in while it was beautiful and pleasant.nNow, it is time to find some water to wade in.

It's me said...

Beautiful sky...beautiful nature....have a Nice weekend 🌞💙🌞💙🌞 love Ria

NanaDiana said...

Love the walking outfit!
How wonderful to see the deer so up close and personal. They are such delicate gentle creatures, aren't they?
Have a great Thursday and hope your cooler weather continues. xo Diana

Aunt Helen said...

Love the Video! This week it is in the mid-high 90's. How many hikes will you make?? Love, aunt Helen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's going to be TOO HOT to hike soon, Aunt Helen! But someone did get me up an hour early this morning for an early morning hike! It was nice!
Thanks for the sweet comments everyone...enjoy your day!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Diane!
Lovely animals and great photos.
I dream about sunny weather, I've been cold for four weeks now and it's raining.
Have a nice weekend.
Lucja

Terri D said...

Color coordinated indeed!! Lookin' good! I love when we see deer in the wild. We are blessed by that down at the farm (Joe's client) now and then. They are beautiful. Yes, it is HOT in Florida now. Sigh. (Wouldn't be anywhere else, though!)

Tom said...

...you look so coordinated, I wear whatever volunteers!

Ann said...

How awesome to spot the deer while you were hiking. I've seen plenty but it's always been when I'm driving and they are running in front of my car.

Latane Barton said...

I love watching deer, too. We used to have a Doe and her fawn in the woods by my apartment but they haven't been there for 2 or 3 years now. I miss them.

Kathy said...

I love deer. Always have. My sister has deer come into her yard all the time and says they are destructive. But we both still love them.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I don't usually get involved in this "what are you thankful for?" sort of thing, but yesterday good friends of ours born in 1926 and 1929 respectively, and still living in their own home, came for lunch. They are wonderful people, incredibly interesting, had great careers in five different countries around the world, and met many of the luminaries of the twentieth century. I am VERY grateful for them.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love your deer pics. They are such peaceful, gentle animals...I think they are grazing a lot right now, perhaps because many have newborn fawns to care for, or they are about to have...I have some who frequent my yard every day. If you look at my blogpost from last night you will see some good pics from our yard yesterday. I am happy you get out and hike everyday. Are you bothered much by ticks? We get them just going in our yard...they are fast little rascals too...can get in the most hard to find places before you know it... (we live in the Ocala National Forest). It has been a bit too hot for hikes for us this week. Praying for rain. Enjoy your hikes and deer. We are blessed to have so much wildlife about here in Florida...

Vee said...

A lot of chirping, whirring, hissing, and clicking going on in that video. Your world sounds extremely animated...far more so than mine. 😉 That deer seems quite used to people...such a pretty creature.

Sue said...

Deer are such amazing, beautiful animals, we are blessed to be able to see them often at the farm, we plant extras for them, if not they would consume our veggies, we also fence the garden.
loved the video, aren't the sounds of nature refreshing?.
I am thankful today, for old and new found friends here in blogland., and extra time to visit.
N.C. is very hot and humid too, so what I do outside in summer must be done early, thus it gives me more time inside.on my computer. ~wink~. Thank you for visiting and for following me, I am so looking forward to getting to know you.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings,
Sue

Sue said...

Deer are such amazing, beautiful animals, we are so blessed to be able to see them often here at the farm, they love our vegetable garden, so we had to fence it in~wink~ I so enjoyed the video, are't the sounds of nature so refreshing?I am thankful today for my old and new found friends here in blogland, and for extra time today to visit.
Thank you for visiting and for following me, I know we are going to be great friends, finding and making friends is one reason I joined blogging.
Have a most blessed and happy memorial Day weekend.
Blessings,
Sue

LA Paylor said...

well, good to know you're coordinated finally! lol
GREAT picture of the deer in leaves... that is a winner shot. I'd like to see you do that in fabric for an art quilt... how sweet.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful sight! The deer is a precious animal. This one is a beauty and looks like a young one. I really like your blue shirt and cap that you wear hiking, it's such a pretty color. Oh, the Summers in California get hot too, and I'm not looking forward to it at all. The heat wipes me out as I get older. I enjoyed the video, Diane. Thanks for sharing. : )

~Sheri

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like the matching blue cap and blue sky! So cool to see deer on the trail. Enjoy your weekend!

Sandra said...

I am sure all that wildlife loves your color coordinated self.. you look as good as that blue Florida sky to me.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you friend for sharing your hikes with us.
You look great :-) blue is my favorite color.
Carla

Jeanie said...

Every time I see a deer in the wild, it is like a gift.

Lowcarb team member said...

You are very colour co-ordinated, it suits you.

Love the deer and the video was wonderful.

All the best Jan