Thursday, July 28, 2016

Florida 2016

Hello,

I am back after a trip to Florida and a quickie stop to see my sister's new place near Myrtle Beach North Carolina. I think I managed to take a few fence shots, sky shots and my usual birdie photos. These images are from Lakeland Florida.


Skywatch at the lake.



A neighborhood Limpkin.


A couple of White Ibis seen on the Walmart parking lot.


A nice sitting area near the lake.


Neighborhood Tricolored Heron and possible a Mottled Duck. The Florida birds were very cooperative posing near the fences.


Another view of the lake, palm tree and sky. I hope you enjoyed your visit. I appreciate your nice comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. I have a few fence and my deck railing for Tex's Party and some pretty sky shots.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

85 comments:

Christine said...

A great selection of photos from Florida, Eileen. It must only happen in .florida, but how amazing to see Ibis in a Walmart car park!
Lovely views over the water!
Glad you had a good trip!

Giga said...

In the beautiful place you were. Wonderful birds and stunning views of the lake. The meeting with sister certainly was very nice. Regards.

diane b said...

It looks a nice lake. You got some good shots of the bird life.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

What a nice place you have visited! Palm trees looks very exotic to me :)
Beautiful photos of skywatch and birds.

Have a nice Thursday, and the weekend ahead!

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--looks like a beautiful place. One doesn't usually think of going to Florida in the summer, but as hot and humid as we've all been this summer, I guess that didn't matter!
Glad you had a good time.

jandi said...

hi there Eileen, the birds and views are beautiful! beautiful green grass!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias da Florida.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Andarilhar

Tom said...

It doesn't look HOT in these shots.

Lea said...

Wow! Ibis at Wal-Mart!
The only birds at our Wal-Mart are Sparrows.
Hope you are having a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

some lovely fences sprinkled around. glad you had a good trip!

genie said...

To see an Ibis in the Wally World parking lot is almost unbelievable. What an amazing picture. Lots of fencing everywhere. genie

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Glad you are back!!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

With new photos!!!

amo sin blogg said...

Very nice photos.
and how nice to visit Florida !!!

Enjoy your weekend !

Zizi Santos said...

Como a natureza é rica !
você tirou belas fotos!
Florida é um lugar muito lindo e agradável!
tenha uma linda quinta feira
Zizi

Sandra said...

beautiful lake views... and oh boy, that Limpkin is trouble, they make an unholy noise that will keep you up at night or day time make you grit your teeth. my friend lives on a lake and last year during mating season they considered putting a hit out on the local two limpkins...

Florence said...

Looks like you had a lovely visit to Florida and the birds do seem cooperative! But isn't Myrtle Beach in South Carolina? We went there once 40+ years ago when my husband was stationed at Fort Jackson.

ann said...

I have never been to Florida, so I always enjoy posts on Florida life. Common, native birds there are exotics here. Glad you got to spend time with your sis.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Florence, we drove to Florida and broke up the drive by stopping in North Carolina. My sister had a new home built near Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Phil Slade said...

Nice place for birding and sunning out Eileen. Looks like your sister is going to see a lot more of you during the winter.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that area and isn't it amazing how many 'critters' you see when you are out and about in Florida? We love it! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

ellen b said...

Welcome home Eileen. Glad you had a nice trip!

Andrea Priebe said...

It is amazing how many fences we build, most of which we would have never noticed were we not posting in Theresa's Meme. These are fun shots, Eileen and love all the birds just casually hanging out.

Andrea @ From the Sol

LV said...

That is a very nice place to visit. My family just returned from a week there. I have been many years ago, but not lately. You found some most interesting sights.

Mary Hone said...

Looks like a beautiful area. I bet yo have tons of great photos.

Lady Fi said...

What lovely shots of the area.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful photos and the birds were great little posers! looks like you had a fun time!

Noushka said...

Good grief, the Limpkins on the Walmart parking lot, incredible!!
I thought of you a few days ago, Eileen when I saw the full moon!!!
I took a picture of it with my 80 mm lens with you very present in my mind!! LOL!
I will publish it soon!
Great post, happy you enjoyed North Carolina, much nicer along the coast than in Raleigh!
Warm hugs and keep well!

Linda said...

A very warm welcome back to you, dear Eileen! While I do see some birds on Wal-Mart parking lots here in Montreal, they are pigeons and seagulls, certainly not the large birds in your photo. Another beautiful series!

Bob Bushell said...

Welcome home Eileen, we missed you. Beautiful photos captured.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting shots. Good to visit ones sister but always good to get home too.
MB

Ruth Kelly said...

You capture a lot of birds in your fence shots. Lucky you.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful place and birds.. Ibis are so nice.. Cheers..

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Wonderful views and bird captures. The birds look as though they would let you get quite close.
Have a wonderful weekend Rileen :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You were just a rock-throw away. It looks like you took advantage of your time here. :O)

Inger said...

I only recently learned about all the lakes in Florida. How amazing to see birds like that in a shopping center.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sorry I've been so absent, Eileen. I'm not sitting for long these days. Florida is such a different world from Wisconsin! I love the exotic birds there, but especially love the photo of the Limpkin against that flowering shrub. Just beautiful! xo

Small Kucing said...

Welcome home Eileen. Are these the preview of the pic you took over there? Looking forward to more

eileeninmd said...

LOL, I heard the Limpkins. They do make an awful noise, very loud too.

Cloudia said...

What a heap of treasures, Eileen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Welcome home - always nice to have a change of scene, but even better to appreciate one's home territory, eh what?! YAM xx

Linda W. said...

Glad you had a good trip. I like the bird pics - funny to see them in a Walmart parking lot!

Carola Bartz said...

A nice selection of beautiful shots! I like the ibis a lot.

RedPat said...

I like that Limpkin! Glad you had a good time!

Alexa T said...

What a lovely place to have a pleasant trip and vacation, Eileen and to see special birds and amazing things! welcome home! It's always lovely to watch your pictures! Have a very good day and a pleasant, sunny weekend, too!

Janneke said...

So nice to see your Florida photos, especially the birds, white Ibis on a parking lot, so very special, we can only watch them in a Zoo.
Regards, Janneke

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh happy day...you've returned!
Hope your trip was more than delightful.

To see a Limpkin...green with envy here!!

jeannettestgermain said...

Hi Eileen, this week I thought I'll have to catch you during the week with a comment (but it's often not before Saturday I think about this, lol) Beautiful post with the limpkin and the ibis. The water looks very relaxing! Have a great weekend and hope to see you there for SEASONS!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics :) Greetings

Gail said...

What a wonderful inside look. We have none of these birds except ducks. Just beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I always learn something new from you. I love the name Limpkin. It looks like you had a good trip.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

some nice fences in this st of photos

Martin Kloess said...

Thanks for bringing back these gifts. Appreciate you sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

a lot of fences in that area. I love the image of the Limpkin :)

Missy George said...

It looks as though you've covered it all..Pretty scenic shots..looks very relaxing. Never heard of a Limpkin..Nice birds..Welcome home.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful water, nature and bird photography with great fences besides ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ha ha, amazing how you were able to get the birds to pose next to fences! Great photos!!

Pauline W said...

How delightful to see ibis in a carpark. They can make themselves at home anywhere, can't they? I really like the limpkin image with the colourful background.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great fun, and what amazing views -- The fences are a bonus! :-)

Jim said...

Great sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

I'll be going to FL in a week and I know it's going to be hot and humid, but I cannot wait.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful skywatch photos at the lake. Great birds and duck photos. They are all willing models for your camera.

The Yum List said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Klara said...

I learn a new thing every time - never heard of Limpkin. nice bird.

Linda Gross said...

Nice pictures for the various memes.

wolfe said...

Hello,
Florida is just amazing!
Beautiful shots of those birds!
I was saying to someone that I was amazed that they are direct descendants of cannivore dinosaurs and just a few monts ago I found out that some paleontologists discoverd some velociraptors fossils and there were feathers impressions!!! Meaning that velociraptors wore feathers!
Have a nice day

Debbie said...

oooooh eileen, i am certain you have a blast!! florida has so many critters we don't see up here, and i have heard they are so tame and so easy to photograph. a nature/bird lovers dream!!!

i love the first and especially the last images, beautiful views. welcome home, you were missed!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love them all, Eileen. Especially that Limpet!
~

Karen S. said...

What a fun vacation for you! I am back too from a camping trip with the family in Wisconsin so not quite as hot as you had it! Lovely photos, enjoy your Friday and the weekend to come!

Ida said...

What a lovely area. Lots of great birds who did pose nicely by the fences for you. - I think those long legged birds are so cool look.

Lowcarb team member said...

It's always nice to have a few days away.

Love all of your photo's here Eileen, and what a lovely blue sky in your first and last photo's.

Enjoy the weekend

All the best Jan

Our photos said...

Wow, nice ! I really like the photos of the lake !

A Quiet Corner said...

They sure were cooperative posing near fences...lucky YOU!...:)JP

Happyone said...

Nice photos of your trip away from home.
Would love to sit in that sitting area by the water!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Welcome home! We missed you!! Lakeland is a wonderful place for birding; I always hope we can spend a day or two in that area during our season. Thank you for sharing what it looks like when we're not anywhere near.

Amy Franks said...

I hope you had a great time visiting your sister, I love the first bird, reminds me of the shag bird that we have here in NZ :-)

Pietro Brosio said...

Such beautiful and interesting views.
Happy weekend!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; How wonderful you got the special trip to see your sister♪ And GORGEOUS set of pictures of birds and fence etc. As for ibis; the Japanese crested ibis once said to be the extinct species,not sure now. Haha, I'll check later. I used to believe ibis is our national bird p:-)

Maggee said...

I never heard of a Limpkin. Thought it might be a young Sandhill Crane... we had a family of them visit us when we were at our timeshare in Kissimmee. Great pictures as always!

David Gascoigne said...

I remember the first time I ever went to Florida and Limpkin was high on my wish list. I thought I would have to search extensively but I visited the home of birders I had met in Arizona and there were two Limpkin on a local pond where they lived. Go figure!

Irene said...

Lovely captures, Eileen ... wish you a great Sunday!

Irene

thomas said...

Was just wondering,where are the alligators?

edenhills said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Love all those birds.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos Eileen! So many photos ops in Florida.

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Aves exóticas e uma bela vegetação.