Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lovers Key State Park

Hello, Happy Thursday!

On this day hubby and I visited the Lovers Key State Park near Fort Myers beach. We had a beautiful day for a walk on the beach and on the trail. It is a lovely park.

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." Charles Darwin

The trail to the beach, pretty sky and a lovely day for the beach.



Our shadow shot on the Lovers Key beach.


A gull and possible Willets.



Magnificent Frigatebird. Sorry, it is not the best photo but so far it was the only Frigatebird I have seen. 


A Gopher Tortoise


We enjoyed the trail at Lovers Key State Park, the mangroves and birds, fish jumping out of the water and even a Manatee sighting.


An Osprey on it's nest seen from the trail.



"If people were superior to animals, they'd take better care of the world." Benjamin Hoff



My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for all the great park land and beaches in Florida.
I am thankful for all the wildlife and their natural habitats.
I am thankful for the kind people who protect what they love.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

58 comments:

  1. It does look like a very peaceful place. Have a beautiful day dearest Eileen.

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  2. Hello,

    Lovely photos from the beach! It must be wonderful to be there during the wintertime.

    Happy Thursday!

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  3. I , too, am grateful for the folks that work hard to protect nature, etc. Soooo important!
    Have a great weekend, Eileen

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  4. Så nydelig strand du kan besøke.
    Vakre farger og rikt fugle/dyreliv rundt deg.
    Fint bilde med skyggene :)

    Ønsker deg en fin dag.

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  5. Hari OM
    ...and thank you for sharing the beauty! YAM xx

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  6. Happy Thursday Eileen
    What a great quote from Darwin ...

    A lovely post, it looks a great place to enjoy a walk.
    I do like that selfie shadow shot ... fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  7. I agree with that last quote, so true.. a beautiful spot for lover shadows.. LOL

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  8. Beach with white sand and water in the distance, is a wonderful sight for me. Birds and a turtle is a nice addition to the walk. Best regards and have a nice day.

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  9. how exciting to see a manatee! that quote is so true isn't it?! have a great day :)

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  10. Wow! What a beautiful place to spend time! Love your shadow shot and all of the sightings. We would love to go there. It's hard to get me off the beach though! Enjoy your day...looks like a beauty! Hugs, Diane

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  11. That beach looks glorious - enjoy!

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  12. I've visited every park within 90 minutes of Tampa...I may very well get down that way :)

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  13. i am thankful you are spending your winters in florida!! awesome captures but the turtle really stood out for me. he's HUGE!!!!!!

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  14. Look at all those birds! What a great place to spend the day.

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  15. Beautiful captures from the trail and simply wonderful and natural exists along the ocean. Liked the pretty white sandy beach

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  16. The sky was such a bright blue that day. Your shadow photo is really nice, showing a great time, and a pretty beach. Have a wonderful day, Eileen!

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  17. Boa tarde, foi uma lindo passeio pelo parque, as boas fotos mostram que sim.
    AG

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  18. the picture of the turtle is awesome..

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  19. I enjoyed your pictures very much and so happy your weather was so lovely for your visit.

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  20. Fantastic pictures of the birds. Well done

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  21. Hi Eileen,
    in your photos it looks so pretty bright. I will be equally cheerful hahaha ......
    I wiul coming Saturday the link to your places with the birds of prey.
    Greetings, Helma

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  22. Eileen, it looks like a great time and your photos are beautiful! I especially love that tortoise! Thank you so much for sharing, your posts and photos always bring me such joy!

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  23. Beautiful place. Thanks for the post and pics.
    Greetings.

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  24. Beautiful pictures on a beautiful day. : )

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  25. What a wonderful name for the park especially since it was Valentine's Day this week & you two make a great coup,e in your shadow shot!
    That was a great sighting of the osprey & I love the willet birds.
    Have a great day

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  26. You have certainly been touring the wildlife areas down there, Eileen!

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  27. Wonderful quotes, Eileen, including your own :) Always love seeing the world through your lens. Lovely shots of the sea and wildlings. Hope the rest of your week is sweet. xx K

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  28. oh I love the turtle, we don't see them out in the wild here but people have them in their aquariums.

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  29. Beautiful day out Eileen. I love the Osprey.

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  30. Oh I bet you two had a wonderful time on the beach- so many photo ops!

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  31. A great way to spend quality time together. All your shots are very well done.

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  32. I like that tortoise and would love to spot a manatee. My parents see them, on occasion, near their home. I haven't yet! Thanks for linking up today!

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  33. great quote and probably very true..Great picture of the tortoise...I never saw a Frigatebird..nice shot!! Hope you had a good day..

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  34. Gorgeous nature and sky photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend coming ~ ^_^

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  35. That first photo make me want to walk straight across to the other side.

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  36. Great pictures,as always. The shadow shot was a nice touch.

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  37. I would love to be walking that trail in the second photo from the bottom...very nice post.

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  38. I love your shadow shot! Made me smile. Enjoy your weekend ahead.

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  39. You had a beautiful day to visit this beautiful beach!

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  40. What a peaceful post - thanks so much - I definitely needed it. Have a grand weekend.

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  41. What a perfect selection for visit to make your Valentine more memorable. Loved the quote !
    Happy love day dear friend!

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  42. You love indeed your animals. Great shots. I like them.

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  43. Wow Eileen! These photograpahs are so lovely and the photo of the tortoise is amazing! You are so fortunate to be able to see wildlife like that where you are. Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful post Eileen. Again, our part of Florida!

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  45. Wow, what a great place to visit. I'd love to see a manatee in the wild.

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  46. The Willets are a neat looking bird. Reminds me of a Redshank in shape.

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  47. It's so lovely seeing the critters that are sleeping here!

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  48. Love seeing different critters . . .
    Like that handsome turtle
    and the "sand shadow pair!"

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  49. Great Blog!! That was amazing. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome.

    Shipping Cars From Hawaii

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