Sunday, March 29, 2015

Florida trip, Part I

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

On March 13th, hubby and I went on a two week road trip to Florida. I did the driving and I drove straight to our first night at Jacksonville Florida without stopping except for short breaks. Surprisingly the drive went fast, maybe because I was happy to leave the cold and snow behind me..LOL!

Our second night we moved down the Atlantic coast to our hotel near Saint Augustine Florida.  We spent the next day and half checking out various beaches and parks.. Besides the cool little coquina rock tidal pools, a pretty beach we saw a few shore birds like the cute Sanderlings..

Scenes from our walk along the beach at the Washington Oaks State Park. This park has two parts, one is the beach and across the street are the formal gardens.

Some of the Coquina Colums seen on the beach at Washington Oaks State Park. This is the largest cropping of the Coquina rock on the Atlantic Coast.

The pond, moss covered trees and plants are all looking lovely in Florida..  In the formal gardens are some beautiful oaks, hickory and magnolia trees. And beyond the hammock are the marshes of the Matanzas River.

Some scenes from walking the trail at the park.

Above are a few of the birds we saw at the Washington Oaks State Park. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate the nice comments..

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I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday's Critters #67

Saturday's Critters #67

Happy weekend, everyone!  It's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

I had this post scheduled, just in case I did not make it home in time. So, I am still going with it.. But, we are home from our road trip to  Florida..sorry I was not able to visit most of your blog  post..I tried leaving comments from the hotel's wifi and my ipad... but that was super slow..

I am looking forward to seeing all the waders nesting in our area soon.. The photo above is from last year.

Before we left for our Florida trip I noticed our neighborhood Great Blue Herons have returned to their nest..I took this shot yesterday ..not the best shot thru the trees. As always thanks for visiting and thanks for the nice comments..Happy weekend!!

Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Back Home

Hello everyone

Just a short post I am home now from our road trip to Florida.. Almost two weeks away.. Sorry I missed all your blog posts while I was away I have some catching up to do..Happy Friday!

The beach at Washington Oaks State Park in Florida..20 miles south of Saint Augustine.

The Coquina Columns made of sculptured sand..sedimentary circular rocks or bowls that create tidal pools.

Also seen at the Washington Oaks State Park..a Great Blue Heron waiting for some leftovers from the fisherman..

Washington Oaks State Park also had these great big beautiful trees with the spanish moss.

This is just a tease with some of my Florida photos.. I took over 1700 shots..

Have a happy day and weekend ahead..