Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween from Wednesday Wee Ones!

When you have a big doll collection, it's easy to decorate for every holiday!

A couple of years ago my blog buddy and doll buddy, JoAnn from Scene Through My Eyes and I got busy making doll clothes! She even sent me patterns and fabric so we had a ball creating one of a kind doll outfits! I made the little bubble dress on Opal in the photo above, and the hat!

This little outfit is crocheted and fits my Gracie doll perfectly! ( I bought it at a craft fair!)

And I made this little Raggedy Ann doll and her outfit too.

Just a few fun touches around my house for Halloween! 

We don't do anything scary here!

 Wendy would CRY!!! lol 

 I miss the cute effects we had when Picmonkey was FREE!!!

Have FUN!!! 👻

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays  and

Katherine's Thursday Favorite things HERE.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Color of Fall in Florida is Yellow!

We have so many yellow wildflowers blooming right now .

It really is beautiful after the afternoon pop up showers.

 Florida Paintbrush 

A few lavender colors too!

Flowers are blooming all through the forest.

And I'm not sure what this flower is....

but doesn't it look like a tiny orchid when the photo is cropped?

It's a beautiful time of year.

I still have my big pots of mums to show you soon too!

Enjoy your day and the weather in your neck of the woods!

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hiking, Morning, noon or night!

I've had to hike in the mornings this summer because of the heat but now we are getting some nicer temps and it's always fun to see if there's something out at different times of day.

On a morning hike this week I saw a beautiful Sharp-shinned Hawk.

He holds his body so straight!

It's usually easy to ID him, even from a distance.

And then when I went out right after 'noon' I saw the most beautiful Fox Squirrel.

It's not the one I usually see!

It was a golden color and had less black on it's head.

Let's hope the two get together!

 He...or she is big and the tail looks like a fox tail!

And then I went out after dinner one evening. I had hoped to see some deer but instead I saw a Kestrel with some of the best markings I've ever seen.

He wasn't very close and I was losing the light...

but I was happy with the photos!

I've hiked extra this week and been on the computer less! I'll try to catch up this weekend!

Are you having some nice weather too?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE 

     and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Bluebird of Happiness

I'm seeing more bluebirds on my hikes now and they are a welcome sight!

This is a different week for me...

 not bad, just different!

 So I'll share some pretty little birds that I've seen in my hikes this week.

And wish you a day....

filled with beauty!

 What are you thankful for today?


I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .


Monday, October 21, 2019

Would you rather ride?

Maybe you would like to ride a bike on the Florida Trails!

It's a nice paved trail for bicycles and there are plenty of trails through the woods for mountain biking too!

I see a lot of bikes when I walk but these are some of the neatest! (and yes, these are bikes that you pedal underneath the framing, not motorized)

And the last time we were at Blue Run Park we saw these adorable 'girls' bikes and I asked if I could take photos of them. 

Aren't they the cutest?

This one says Margaritaville and has a pineapple cup holder! 

So would you rather walk or ride?

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Flock of Glossy Ibis

Or is it Ibises? I pulled into the Pruitt trailhead of the Florida Trails, rolled my window down and took my first photo.

 Do you see what I see through the fence? 

(we're parked now!!!)

 An amazing flock of Ibises....

 every different kind.

 Even some juvenile White Ibis!

 Oh and a couple of Great White Egrets!

 I stood on my tip toes for photos....

 and put my camera between the fence rails!

 It was a birders paradise!

 One of those 'time and chance' sightings.

 Because about an hour later when I left, they were all gone!

Even a juvenile Little Blue Heron (he's white).

But I don't think they went far! We've seen them again!

 Have you had a good week? 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE 

     and I’d Rather B Birdin’.