Thursday, October 17, 2019

Let's Cross the Withlacoochee River!


One of the highlights of walking at Blue Run Park is reaching the big bridge and looking over to see what we can see.


There are nice overlooks all along the bridge.


And it's beautiful looking both directions.


We always see boats!


And birds...we'll save for another day! (and usually an alligator, but not this day)


 (clouds reflected in the water)

So today we'll 'focus' on the turtles, so to speak!

We saw an entire Turtle family!


Papa Turtle


and Mama with her little one!


 One more turtle over there!


 And a small one over here! 


It's a beautiful time of year here in Florida!

And I have so much to be thankful for this week.

What are you thankful for today?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays  and

Katherine's Thursday Favorite things HERE.

31 comments:

Tom said...

...what a name!

Jenn Jilks said...

It is a beautiful time of year there!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty captures of the bridge and rivers. The sky and clouds reflecting on the river are lovely. The turtles are so cute, great sightings. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a beautiful river!

Vee said...

Oh I would have keeled over if there had been an alligator there! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Have you ever shown this bridge before? The river is very pretty and I am glad that the only green things you saw in the water were turtles.

Sharon Wagner said...

I'll be in Florida soon. I can't wait to see all the wildlife at Lover's Key.

laurie said...

I love our walks with you 😉

Edna B said...

I love your photos. And I enjoy going on these walks with you. I don't think I've ever seen a whole turtle family all in one place. Awesome! You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Lorrie said...

Such cute turtles. The baby on the mama's back is too darling! Beautiful water, too. I'm glad it's such a great climate for walking just now. I'm thankful for a warm dry house when it's pouring rain outside!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How lucky you are to be able to have those outings and see the water and the turtles. I love that and thanks for sharing those pretty photos with us. Enjoy the weekend.

Linda said...

Love your turtles! I woke up this morning so thankful for my life and the way God has designed it just prefectly for me. And for Louis Dean....who is the most important person in my world....

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love your walks. I'm thankful to be home and relaxing in my chair. xo Laura

happyone said...

What a nice big bridge to walk over and how cool to see the turtles.
The name of the bridge is quite a mouthful. : )

Latane Barton said...

I love the turtles. A whole family and mama carrying her little one. Isn't that what we do as humans too.

Ann said...

This was nice being able to go along on your walk. Here's it's cold and rainy so I enjoyed this

Terri D said...

I am always thankful for you and your posts about our beautiful Florida!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am just thankful that I am finally back in Fl and hope to stay here for a very long time enjoying all nature has to offer and the hot beautiful sunshine!!!
luv, di

Jeanie said...

Oh, I LOVE the baby riding mama's back. What a treat to see the family!

Michelle said...

Beautiful scenery and I like those turtles! Thanks for linking up today!

Small City Scenes said...

Huh! Never see Turtles out here---at least I don't. Lovely shots
MB

Barbara said...

I've not seen mama and baby turtles like this, so your photos are especially interesting. Turtles make me chuckle. They look so old and slow, although I've seen some swim surprisingly fast when food is being tossed out to them.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've crossed it many times :)

Sandra said...

the turtle family makes me feel HAPPY looking at them. I love the baby and mama best of all. that is a stunning view from the bridge and the side rails are the tallest I have ever seen..

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Oh my what a glorious day you had!! And these are amazing photos of the turtles! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

BeachGypsy said...

Oh what a pretty river, my friend! The scenery is so so gorgeous, that boat looks fun too! I love the picture of the MommyTurtle with her little one, great capture! Well, looks like the weekend is here and we are having some cooler weather.......so we'll be walking alot! Hope you are too! Make lots of pictures for us okay?

Kathy said...

Imagine seeing an entire family of turtles! Very cool. I have never seen anything like that. The river is so pretty. Thanks for showing us all of your nature.

A Quiet Corner said...

I love views such as this...always so much to see...:)jp

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes! That’s a wonderful walk. Adore the mama and baby turtle and your photos are so clear and crisp! Just wonderful!

Lowcarb team member said...

You've shared some fabulous photographs here Diane … those turtles are just so incredibly cute looking.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Such lovely pictures of the river, Diane. The Mama turtle crossing the water with the baby on her back is so sweet. And the Papa and Mama's shell has such a pretty design. It looks like a beautiful day for a walk. The weather looks nice.

~Sheri

Ariadne said...

What a wonderful photo the turtle mum and child. AriadnefromGreece!