Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saint Augustine, Florida

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

Happy Easter & Happy Passover to all that celebrate!

Hello,  it's time for sharing some Skywatch photos for Skywatch Friday and some fence scenes for Tex's Good Fences memes. These images are from our Florida trip and visit to Saint Augustine. We climbed the 219 steps to the top of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse. The views from the top were beautiful and I could look down at the Wood Stork rookery at the nearby Alligator Farm..


The Saint Augustine lighthouse, 219 steps to the top, a view out one of the lighthouse windows.


A pretty lighthouse and a beautiful sky...


A view of the city of Saint Augustine, hubby took their pretty fence as we drove across the bridge..


I found this neat fence  and pretty blooms  walking around the grounds of the lighthouse..


A view of the Wood Stork rookery from the top of the lighthouse..


A look at the pretty sky from the top of the lighthouse..it was a beautiful day in sunny warm Florida....


From the top of the lighthouse I zoomed into see this pier upclose and the birds. A few perched Brown Pelicans, an egret and a couple of Cormorants..

I hope you enjoyed our lighthouse visit and the birds. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

91 comments:

Sue said...

Hmmmmm---sounds to me like someone really fell in love with Florida!!
Lovely pics, Eileen. It is beautiful. But don't forget to visit in June/July/August as well!!
Have a good day

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Thank you for this, Eileen, I love lighthouses :))
And my favourite fence is the one with the rope and the pretty blooms. The view from the lighthouse with the sky is just gorgeous!
Have a happy day!
【ツ】Knipsa

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Eileen!
Thank you for these lovely, airy photos! The lighthouse and the town views are very interesting and your photos of them really beautiful.
Wishing you and your family a very joyful Easter! xx

Giga said...

I like lighthouses, and views on everything around, they are wonderful. Fence of thick string is very interesting. Regards.

✿ chica said...

Que coisas lindas mostras mais uma vez! Feliz e abençoada Páscoa pra ti e teus! bjs, chica

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very pretty views! I especially love the rope fence with the flowers and the view of the pier from the lighthouse!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Beautiful view from the Saint Augustine Lighthouse♫♫♫ But I might have been out of breath p:-) Flowers and Wood Stork rookery are amazing☆☆☆
Great photographs from Florida with beautiful sky and fence.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

we love that area. where we went our honeymoon. followed by Disney World. but that was one of the 1st spot heading down to Orlando. the lighthouse, the state park, it is all so lovely. great shots, Eileen. have a happy Thursday!! ( :

Janey and Co. said...

I love lighthouses and that is a pretty fence and flowers.

Sandra said...

your photos of the beautiful lighthouse are super great. i like the shot of the steps and love that rope fence.. i love that area of florida..

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, what wonderful photos of the lighthouse and the gorgeous skies. The fences you captured are pretty too. I really like that rope style fence softened by the flowering bushes.
Looks like you had a wonderful trip and the weather was great!
Happy Easter!
CM

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . . thank hubs for helping!
I liked that you are thoughtful and inclusive.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty place...my wife and I stayed at a B&B which looked out on the beautiful bridge.

Karen S. said...

That is a lot of steps, but oh so worth it, for you to view and us as well. What a gorgeous place. I have always enjoyed lighthouses and any chance I get to visit one, I'm right there too!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Nice combo post ... Lighthouse and Good Fence! Well done! Have a good day! John

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful lighthouse and beautiful area! the rookery is a busy place! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! You had an amazing view from the lighthouse! And did you know my hubby painted one in our kitchen. THIS lighthouse....from floor to ceiling. Enjoy your week! Hugs!!!

Ileana said...

Very nice views! Enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely lighthouse. Glad you went up it and took some shots. Great post Eileen

Marco Luijken said...

Hey Eileen,
Great shots!! Wonderful that view from that lighthouse. Wonderful!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Felicia said...

beautiful images. love that spiral staircase inside the lighthouse.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Good morning Eileen!
I always love seeing your gorgeous pictures!
Love so much lighthouse photos.
Happy Easter to you and your family too.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow double duty--very good. The rookery pics are amazing. MB

ladyfi said...

So many beautiful shots!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures, especially the lighthouse is great.

Linda W. said...

Nice lighthouse, and some great views. And you even spotted a few birds!

Uppal said...

The views from the light house are gorgeous. The sky watch with pure white clouds and shining bright blue sky is like pampering the senses.

Montanagirl said...

Nice collages, Eileen! I've never been up in a lighthouse, but I have been up in the Space Needle!! LOL. Great views you gave us, and I really like the rope/cable fence.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, beautiful post this morning, and an Easter greeting to you as well. Enjoy the weekend.

Pat said...

Great views from the top of that lovely lighthouse. I like the interior shots too.

Stephanie said...

Wow, by the images, you had some excellent subjects and scenery to capture with your camera. Love the view and the lighthouse shots!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!What a lovely place to visit!!
I love lighthouses and the view is breathtaking!Gorgeous pictures from your trip!Happy Easter to you and your family!
Dimi...

Ida said...

Lighthouses are a favorite of mine and this one is stunning. Wow 219 steps, that's quite a climb but those views were worth it. I like the rope fence you found and the one on the bridge too. Gorgeous skies and how neat to see the wood storks.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are gorgeous photos, Eileen! The lighthouse is just stunning. Love the sunny Florida skies, too!

DeniseinVA said...

I especially loved the spiral staircase inside the lighthouse Eileen. I love lighthouses. It's been a long time since I climbed up one. Great photos of the surrounding area and the birds. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)

George said...

These are beautiful pictures. We've been to the lighthouse in St. Augustine, but weren't able to climb those 219 steps to the top. Now I see that we'll have to go back and enjoy the view from the top.

Poppy said...

Very pretty pictures, Eileen. I especially love the second large one of the lighthouse - gorgeous!

Happy April!

Poppy

FOREST SNAPPER said...

thats some good fences


peter

Carola Bartz said...

Such a lovely lighthouse! Beautiful fence close to it, and all the birds - just gorgeous!
Happy Easter!

NatureFootstep said...

what a beautiful place. I would gladly walk those 219 steps to get on top to see it.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of lovely skies and a gorgeous area!! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Charlene N.K. said...

Great place to see! I like lighthouses too, and love your photos of it against the blues sky. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Photo Cache said...

Thank you for sharing these images. I once saw a travel program that featured St. Augustine and from that time on I wanted to visit this place.

Paula said...

A lot of steps to climb. I couldn't do it today but there was a time. Sure like that rope fence.

Kayni D said...

It's so green there and it looks so warm already. I've never been to Florida and would love to visit one day.

Happy Easter!

Joyful said...

Very nice, Eileen!

Happy SWF to you. xx

Carletta said...

My husband and I stopped in St. Augustine many years ago in our early married life while on a trip to Florida. I loved it. I don't remember a lighthouse but your photo of it is gorgeous! The sky offered you a lovely backdrop.
Happy Easter to you and yours Eileen!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from Florida.

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks for the visit to St. Augustine. It's a place my husband and I have talked about going for a few years now, but haven't made it. Great lighthouse and the storks are so cool!

Bob Bushell said...

A nice lighthouse you found, brilliant pictures.

Missy George said...

Lovely pictures of St Augustine..I was there many years ago..Nice walking town..Love the area around the college..Bought back memories..

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wood stork rookery!

Those pics reminded my of Jekyll Island. There were swamp ponds in the forest/jungle in the middle of the island, and some trees would be full of big white birds. I thought they were egrets...
~

Jim said...

Marvellous

Our photos said...

Wonderful series ! I love the lighthouse !

Dianne said...

A beautiful outing and lovely to see blue skies in your pretty corner of the world.

Happyone said...

Amazing lighthouse picture.
Thanks so much for the prayers for my mom.

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Beautiful photos--the lighthouse is very impressive. I'm sure you are having a wonderful time - so much to see and do. And then there is always the ocean and the beach--too much fun ! Have a Happy Easter. Mickie :)

Cloudia said...

Aw, Honey- You do a right nice job!


Loving the spiral tower,,,,and stairwell in dialogue in your mosaic


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Al said...

What a beautiful area. I'd love to climb to the top of that lighthouse.

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful lighthouse!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I love the lighthouse!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love that shot from atop the lighthouse!!

September Violets said...

Hello Eileen! You had a great place to visit in Florida. It must have been so nice to see the rookery. Great shot looking up inside the lighthouse. That's a lot of stairs ... did you have jelly legs by the time you walked back down? Happy Easter!
Wendy

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

what a beautiful area and neat lighthouse I especially like your 4th photo

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is something about lighthouses that is just so photogenic. I like the barber pole paint scheme.

Amy Franks said...

amazing views eileen! wow, not sure if you would get me up there that hight though lol

The Yum List said...

My lungs feel healthier just by looking at these pics.

lina@women perspective said...

Wonderful place to visit. Great shots, especially the lighthouse ones.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You are presenting some wonderful shots of Florida, Eileen.
Thanks for sharing the beauty and Happy Easter for you and your family.

ak-ut said...

beautiful shots!
happy easterweekend :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely lighthouse - and such wonderful views too

Betty Manousos said...

hi eileen, what a great series of photos! love all of them. i, especially like the one of the lighthouse.
lovely skies, too.

happy easter! xo

Phil Slade said...

Happy Easter Eileen. I loved your warm Florida skies today and the views from the lighthouse are amazing.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, In my first comment I forgot to mention that view from the top of the lighthouse ... What a great shot! Have a good weekend! John

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Amazing views from the Lighthouse. I enjoyed all of them. 200+ steps is a good ways to climb. I am glad you got the knees for it :)

Happy Easter!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

rainfield61 said...

The lighthouse is beautiful.
I love it.

Magia da Inês said...

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FELIZ PÁSCOA!!!
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Andrea Priebe said...

It is not any wonder people love the light houses ... what a wonderful spot and the views were amazing. Quite a contrast in your fences, but both perfect for Good Fences. You did, however, forget the Seagulls in your last picture :) Wonderful post, Eileen and I love St. Augustine ... hope I get back there again some day.

Andrea @ From The Sol

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What wonderful pictures. Yes, St. Augustine is a neat place. It is a bit less than 2 hrs. from where I live. I have only been there to explore twice but really loved it. I have never seen so many Wood Storks in one spot as you had photographed there. Really great! Wishing you a great weekend!

Gail said...

Beautiful. I love light houses.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What beautiful place andscenery ..Very cool all .. Happy Easter

Gattina said...

Beautiful blue skies !

Happy Easter to you too !

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are so inspiring and enjoyable! Thank you! I wish you a wonderful Easterweekend.
Wil

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous lighthouse, I have never seen one prettier!! And I love your fence this week, I am always on the lookout for something just like that!!

Mama Zen said...

What pretty shots!

Jann Olson said...

Eileen, that sky is gorgeous! I too would have had to climb those stairs to the top. Really beautiful photos that I enjoyed immensely!
hugs,
Jann

fredamans said...

Beautiful lighthouse!

Dan the Mountain Man said...

I love the pictures from the lighthouse. My second great grandfather was a light keeper at some of the lighthouses on the Great Lakes. I hope to make it up to see the lighthouse that he worked at someday.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous place! I love your lighthouse collage!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Both lived in and visited Florida many times, but I've never been to St. Augustine! Beautiful place! Love the lighthouse, inside & out and the great views! Wonderful photos. Have a very Blessed Easter!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love to go to St Augustine!
one time we climbed the lighthouse & i was all excited to get some pic's from up top...got up there and my camera's battery was dead! figures!!

GREAT shots eileen!!

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