Monday, March 8, 2021

Happy March Mosaics! What a week!

 
We are retired and you would think we would find time for everything! But with our hiking schedule, we never get caught up! I'm not complaining though. I love a busy life that is filled with interesting things to ponder. A few people wondered why I am spending so much time saving old photos but I guess they are a part of my life...something that documents my days. I keep 2 journals too. I love to write down the happenings of the day and what we see on our hikes. 


Here are some pretty wildflowers popping up everywhere around North Central Florida. There are hundreds of flowers along the roadways and hwys too but I haven't tried to photograph them yet.


We have a flock of 30 or more Goldfinches at our feeders this morning and lots of birds out on the Florida Trails.


This Flicker was especially pretty! And the little Downy Woodpecker is a favorite.


Are you seeing signs of Spring where you live? Bright sunny skies count too!


This Great White Egret walked through our neighborhood this week! And the other photo is a hike on the Florida Trails!


Beautiful blue skies! Enjoy your week!

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

I'm linking with All Seasons at the Jesh Studio,


AND my Monday post HERE.

44 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lovely photos
Your new banner is beautiful.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lovely photos
Your new banner is beautiful.

Aunt Helen said...

The Spring flowers are so pretty! Our blue skies and mild temperatures are great for hiking! I love the stately Egret! Such wonderful memories in all your mosaics. You have a special way of combining photos. Hugs, Aunt Helen

Martha said...

Beautiful photos and it sure looks like spring! It doesn't feel much like spring this morning, I'm freezing lol, but looks like it will be a gorgeous day! Enjoy :)

Gillena Cox said...

Happy International Women's Day.
Your wildflowers are lovely. We here in Trinidad and Tobago are in The Dry Season, but we got some rain showers over the ladt couple of days.

Much💜love

MadSnapper said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos today! And that is a lot of birds to have at your feeder. I often wonder why people say things like they wonder why you are wasting time saving photos. What I wonder is why people say things like that because even those saving photos is not my thing I do know that it's yours just like collecting dolls is your thing. My thing is playing with software and there's nothing wrong with any of it it's just what we like to do. This morning I was thinking that one time someone said to me why do you wear your clothes so loose if you wore them more fitted you would look better and my question is why would you ask me that I wear loose clothes because I like those clothes why do you wear fitted clothes

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
Have a wonderful week!

Tom said...

...thanks for the preview of things to come for us.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your photos are such glorious captures of spring - love them all!

Crafty in the Med said...

Awesome Blog header photograph! What a treat to catch that bird in flight. You must have an impressive collection of photos by now of all your excursions! keep well. Amanda x

Arlene @Nanaland said...

You save those photos that make you happy Diane. You do such a great job of capturing the lovely things around you.

Mae Travels said...

Your last several posts have a fabulous set of spring photos of Florida wildlife and flowering trees and plants. It's a real pleasure that you share them with us! One of these days, I'll be somewhere near you, I hope.

be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It must be so nice to go on those walks and see such pretty flowers, trees, birds and so on. I always enjoy looking at your photos. Thanks for the blog visit and have a nice week. Happy hiking Diane!

The Feminine Energy said...

I love seeing the photos from your hikes... and your explanation of them all... but I'm one of those who would love to hear the "everyday details" of your life as well: what you made for supper, the results of your doctor visits, what type of yardwork you do, etc. etc. You know, the everyday details of life, similar to what I post on my blog. Some people aren't comfortable sharing that or don't think it would be interesting to readers. But I do. :-) You post what you want to though... it's your blog. ~Andrea xoxo

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Your collages and blooming trees are beautiful.
I admire wonderful birds and wonderful landscapes.
Happy Women's Day.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane,

It is amazing how fast the time get filled up, the days and months fly by. I am happy to be retired, we can do what we want and when we want. Your hikes always sounds wonderful, a great time just being outside with nature, the birds , pretty flowers and skies. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

Sandy said...

I like my photos and my journals too. I love to stroll back through both! The wildflowers in Central Florida are exquisite to me.

NatureFootstep said...

you dreated some beautiful mosaics today. Berries and flowers and bautiful greenery. We still have winter, a few signs of spring then cold again. But spring will come.
I too use my photos as my diary. The brain forgets and alter memories but the photos don´t change. They are proof of what I did.
Like today. I met a bunch of wild boar cults :) Not posted yet though!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

You always make my day--with your awesome photos and what neat mosaics you create--keep walking and taking those photo's to share--
luv, di

Ann Thompson said...

It sure is pretty where you live.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for these lovely photographs and mosaics.
Yes, here in our part of the UK Spring is here, the crocus and daffodils are in bloom and they look so cheerful.

Have a lovely week.

All the best Jan

ann said...

It seems that Florida is a very good place to live! I always enjoy your beautiful hikes and the very pretty birds and flowers. It's terribly dry here. The weather ladies throw around the D word, drought, which we don't want to hear, but know that we are in a drought. There is supposed to be snow on the way too. Were we younger, Florida might be an option. And yes, retirement keeps us busy.

Terri D said...

Lovely photos and I see the same signs of spring that you do! You just document them much better than I do! So pretty!!

Angie said...

Diane - your new header is terrific! In Montana, we have a few signs of spring, but it would be premature to say it has arrived. In some parts of Montana, there is a winter storm going on!!! (Not here - the first robin showed up today but didn't stay long.) So, I will enjoy your spring for now! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Olde Dame Holly said...

Love the mosaic-style photographs! I loved being retired, all six months LOL. I'm glad you save those old photos. History is precious.

Jeanie said...

All beautiful but that first one is especially striking!

Edna B said...

I love all the new flowers blossoming and the birds are so beautiful. I miss being able to look out and see an egret on the lawn. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

EricaSta said...

You spook out of my Soul Diana.

Indeed, we are retired too - and have no time. Each day is filled with many things to do. And of course, I do it slow. We enjoy, by the way, the afternoons to have a walk. To telephone with friends, to see a Film in TV and so on...

...have a wonderful week.

Happy MosaicMonday

Caroline said...

Hi Diane, beautiful photos of the birds, flowers and landscapes. Greetings Caroline

Buttercup said...

Your pictures are always beautiful and so worth saving. You've given me a lot of joy through the years. Thanks, my friend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
It is so true that even being retired and with covid restrictions, the days go by quickly and on most days I feel my "to do" list never shortens! Time is funny that way. I loved seeing your photo of the egret walking around your neighborhood and your pretty trail and sky views!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I don't see egrets often, so when I do, I'm very excited. :-) I think I do more different things, and a lot of them, so it seems, now that I'm retired. I love it. Cheers, Diane!

Aiste said...

What beautiful flowers and nature. There is still snow in Lithuania and spring flowers are not blooming yet. I envy you good weather

Teresa said...

Por aquí la primavera se ve en todas partes. Besos.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I am loving seeing so many things starting to bloom and the birds have been great this month so far!! Love your photos...you see the best stuff where you walk. Thank you for sharing it. I know it is hard to stay home and do things when you can be outside enjoying so much beauty around us. And the weather is wonderful. Thank you...

Carla from The River said...

I like the last mosaic. It is unique to see the pines up close and in a panorama. :-) The Egret makes me smile, looks like he wants to hitch a ride.

Debbie said...

these are interesting, beautiful mosaics!! my hubs always says we are retired, but we aren't really...we have busy lives and i also like it that way, i never seem to accomplish all that is on my list each day!!

flickers are gorgeous birds, i see them once here, every year!! here, egrets are very skittish, they fly off as soon as they see you!! have a great day, i hope you are out hiking!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely!!!!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Diane. I keep old photos, too, and journals! Spring is starting to make an appearance here, but it's slow. The days are lighter and brighter and that's a most welcome thing. Daffodils are blooming. Have a great rest of the week.

Dawn said...

You and several others are posting some lovely blooming trees and flowers. Our spring is just beginning. Warm weather and rain abound.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

piecefulwendy said...

Beautiful photos! They remind me of the photos my daughter would send while she was living in Gainesville. While she's happy to be back here, she does miss the lovely Florida weather in January through March.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We seem to stay busy too somehow even in these odd times. Maybe it is because we move slower ))). Beautiful hiking trails ... I do miss Florida, but am actually quite enjoying the transition to Spring, which, as you remember, is more noticeable “up North” (or up Northwest in my case.).

Red Rose Alley said...

So many wonderful sightings, and especially that Great Egret that walked right through your neighborhood. Lots of pretty flowers, and that silly Woodpecker. I sure love that bird. It's been sunny the last couple days here, but we are supposed to get a little snow on Sunday. I think Spring comes a bit later here in the mountains, but I don't mind, as I look forward to seeing all the seasons when they come. : )

Have a relaxing weekend, Diane.

~Sheri

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitas fotos, ya llegó la primavera!!