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:

jandi said...

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

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

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

Happy Thursday!

Sue said...

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

amo sin blogg said...

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

Ønsker deg en fin dag.

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Sandra said...

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

Giga said...

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.

Tanya Breese said...

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

Cloudia said...

I'm thankful for you, E!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Lady Fi said...

That beach looks glorious - enjoy!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Mary Hone said...

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

Jeevan said...

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

Suzanne Prickett said...

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!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

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

krishna said...

the picture of the turtle is awesome..

Tom said...

...lovely place to be.

Mildred said...

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

Suza said...

Fantastic pictures of the birds. Well done

Helma said...

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

Linda said...

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!

rupam sarma said...

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

happyone said...

Beautiful pictures on a beautiful day. : )

Christine said...

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

RedPat said...

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

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

Amy Franks said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful day out Eileen. I love the Osprey.

Wayne said...

It looks very inviting!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

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

LV said...

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

Jim said...

Great shots.

Michelle said...

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!

Missy George said...

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

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature and sky photography ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend coming ~ ^_^

The Yum List said...

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

Martin Kloess said...

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

Rose said...

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

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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

Linda W. said...

You had a beautiful day to visit this beautiful beach!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Truly nice set of photos.

baili said...

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

s.c said...

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

Alana said...

Peaceful and empty.

Sussi said...

wonderful looking place!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

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!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post Eileen. Again, our part of Florida!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

Mosura said...

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

Jenn Jilks said...

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

Lynne said...

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

MarvinBorchardt said...

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

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thomas said...

Nice shadow play!

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