Saturday, July 11, 2020

It's Uphill all the Way!


We live in Florida on a golf course and we love it! 


And so does a variety of wildlife. This week a lone wild Turkey walked through the backyard.


He didn't bother getting on the cart path! 


He took the short cut! heehee!


I've been able to hike 3 times this week by getting out a little earlier and putting up with the heat. There's been a nice breeze so that makes all the difference. But we've had quite a lot to see right here at home. We have babies at the feeders again.


 Bluebird babies and Cardinal babies. I would love to get a video of the Cardinals. Those babies flutter for all they are worth! I don't even have photos of them yet and you know how quickly they grow up!


This was the sign at the entrance to our neighborhood all decorated for the 4th of July.


And here are a couple of photos of our 'new house'! 


Well, it's a new roof and it feels like a new house now. (and yes...it is indeed lavender gray!)


One evening I walked to the pond and saw a big bird in the Cypress trees.


It turned out to be a Great Blue Heron.


And doesn't this Moorhen look like he's looking at all the clover in bloom and smiling? (you really have to use your imagination to see the smile....but come on.....you can do it!) 😀

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’. 


44 comments:

Sandra said...

I have already said several times this morning that all the Critter pictures that are stirred up by Eileen's blog make me smile and make me laugh and make me feel good and in all my life I have never seen a wild turkey and yet there he is walking around on a golf course and yes I'm smiling

Susie said...

Diane, Your house looks wonderful. Of course the lawn is nice too. Ted saw a wild turkey walking down our road the other morning. They are beginning to be more plentiful around here. lad you are able to get your hikes. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo,love, Susie

italiafinlandia said...

Enjoy your new lavender grey house! ;)

Edna B said...

Your house is lovely. What a beautiful place to live. I love the wild turkeys. We get a lot of them in my yard. Once the weather gets colder, they come every day for food. We give them food, they make us smile. Your baby birds are wonderful. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Debbie said...

i have wondered since i started following you, how much wildlife you get to see in your yard. i know the large birds are quite "friendly" down there in florida!! this is a nice variety...

and the house/new roof looks really good. also your grass, it looks like you have nice grass!! everyone i know in florida has trouble growing grass!!

enjoy your weekend, it is suppose to be very hot and humid here in new jersey. it may be any inside day, the air is so thick, you can barely breath!! have a nice weekend!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is neat seeing the wild turkeys in your backyard. I love the bluebird, heron and the moorhen, they are all great sightings. Your new roof looks great, I know it is a relief to have it done now. Great series of photos!

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely place to live and love all the wonderful critters ~ Wow a lavender roof ~ ^_^


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Irma said...

What beautiful pictures Diane ..
Your house is really great and big too.
Best regards Irma

Arlene @Nanaland said...

We have seen some wild turkeys this year. 2020 has certainly been a year we will never forget.:)

Phil Slade said...

I love your roof Diane. The house is pretty good too. I'm not a fan of golf but with all those birds I think I would be over the moon to live in your lovely neighbourhood.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your new roof looks very nice, Diane. Oh, those turkeys are so funny to watch. I saw them all the time at my old house. They would roam the neighborhood hehehe. What a sight to see the baby Cardinals. I hope you get a picture of them. The entrance to your neighborhood is so festive for the 4th of July.

~Sheri

Laurel Wood said...

You have such a pretty home and how fun to enjoy wildlife in the back yard. I know you were happy to get out and hike this past week. Thanks for sharing the fun photos.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lavender grey, now doesn't that sound lovely! And your home is lovely. Enjoyed the photos, especially those turkeys who go where they will. Lovely heron. hehe.

Wishing you a beautiful day!
Brenda xox

Adam Jones said...

How cool to have a turkey walk through your back yard.

RedPat said...

There was a wild Turkey living along a lane way beside a park not far from me last year. I went a few times to try to see it but never spotted her. People were feeding her bird seed in their gardens. I haven't heard if she is still around. You have a lot of roof!

Tom said...

...so that's what green grass looks like, it doesn't seem to want to rain up here!

bill burke said...

I've never seen a wild turkey walking anywhere. :) Nice looking house, hope the new roof lasts for lots of years. Nice critter photos, take care, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Love the sign!!! And everything around it!!!

It must be quite a lovely area to live in.... Maintained, and so green.

Lavender Gray color! How perfect!

Is that your garage, with a screened garage door? To me it looks that way. Many up north here, do that, with their garages.

You still amaze me, with your ability to walk, in the mornings. Because it's still hot. -smile-

Terri D said...

Lovely photos, as usual! Your home is beautiful and the golf course is the perfect place to catch some wildlife - with fewer golfers perhaps not scaring them away. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, yes, he's smiling! I can tell it from here! Who wouldn't be smiling in a field full of clover? Love the Great Blue Heron and the baby Blue Bird. How wonderful! And that turkey is a prize! Love your new roof. Is it really Lavender Gray? Wow! How did you manage that? Looks great. Thanks for sharing the beauty surrounding your neck of the woods. You live in a lovely neighborhood! And yes, it IS hot. We need to be early risers to beat the heat! But it's been so humid that really hasn't helped much this week. Thankful for the breezes too. Have a blessed weekend.

Ella said...

Hello Diane!
It's the first time I see a wild turkey! I think there is not much difference from the domestic one!
That is luckier, he does not have to receive a pardon from the president! LOL
Have a nice weekend!

Klara S said...

Your house is beautiful!
Have a good weekend.

Lea said...

So nice to have a new roof!
Love the critters!

Inger said...

Trust you to have a lavender tone to your house. It all looks very lovely where you live. As always, the photos are great.

happyone said...

Beautiful pictures of all the critters.
We live in the woods and had 8 wild turkeys roaming around out back, but never could get a picture as good as yours!

Teresa said...

Se ve linda tu casa y el tejado ha quedado muy bien. Un beso.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, of course the moorhen is smiling. And, it is a beautiful bird.
It is a beautiful area you live in. And your lavender house too. :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

You live in a lovely community. I enjoyed seeing your wildlife. We got up at 5:00 am this morning to take our walk on the trail after having a bit of breakfast. It's been so hot and humid we can't go later.

Vee said...

A lovely new roof it is, too. Do you ever go to your North Carolina home? I don't hear about that anymore. Perhaps I missed it.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

I can quite easily see the Moorhen's smile :) You have a lovely home (beautiful color!). Hope you are having a terrific weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

You live in a beautiful place surrounded by nature. Maybe the Moorhen is also humming a lovely tune as it enjoys its surrounding.

Anu said...

Hello. Fantastic looking wild turkey. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy girlfriend and happy Sunday! Your new roof looks great and your house is so pretty! I can see you have one of those screen garage door maybe? I love those, they are neat. Wow, if I saw something like THAT BIRD walking across our yard I would have to blink and look twice, ha ha LOL!! Has it been there before? Glad you've been on some hikes. We're still walking daily, but shorter walks and we don't go far. It's so hot and humid here.......yikes, summer has arrived for sure. Stay inside all day in the nice cool air conditioning and we venture out in the evenings. Well, just wanted to say hi and hope y'all are having a nice weekend and staying nice and cool!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I suspect that from a golfer's perspective, a lone turkey is preferable to a gaggle of geese on the golf course.

Jenn Jilks said...

There is nothing better than a solid roof!
A lovely post.

Aunt Helen said...


Beautiful Photos of the wildlife on our street! The new roof looks so nice-I know you are glad the end result was worth all the noise!! Blessings, Aunt Helen

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm really running late today, and busy with a home project. So, I'll just say thanks for linking in today at I'd Rather B Birdin. I'll come back to read more when time allows later this week! Stay safe.

Latane Barton said...

What a lovely place to live. I believe I see a Florida room/sunroom. I bet you enjoy that a lot. Have a great week.

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful place to live.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Hello Diane. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I have just enjoyed a very pleasant hour cruising around your Happy Blog and simply love it. It made me happy :)

Barbara said...

We had THREE big black turkey vultures in our neighborhood very recently. Hubby had to honk the car horn to get them out of the street -- they were all sauntering down the middle like they owned the place!

Sandy said...

I love the color of your home. It just made me think of one of my favorite children's book that I shared with 4th grade. The book was called Love, Ruby Lavender. The first time I read this I though if I were a writer this would have been the book I would have written, but the author definitely loved color and used it quite imaginatively.
We finally got a roofer out and it was not as bad as I thought. Expensive, but he says our concrete roof is one of the best he has ever seen. The underlaying was done better than any he had ever seen and with a little work it would outlast Jeff and me. So, that made this old girl happy, but he is pricey with his repairs.

Jeanie said...

Some splendid images. We've been out earlier n the morning too -- the later time has been so hot lately. Which is fine, but get the action done earlier!

Jeannie said...

We got a new roof last month too. Not how I wanted to spend the money but it beat rain dripping on my head.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry