Monday, January 21, 2019

Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter Florida

Hello and Happy Monday!

Jan 5th,  we visited my hubby's favorite places in Florida which was the Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter Florida. We read about this preserve in one of our AAA magazines and knew we had to visit. It is a Nature Conservancy preserve, a protected section of limestone coastline. During high tides the waves crash against the rocks and force the water at times as much as  50 ft skyward. 






This is the trail to the beach. The sea grape tree provide a shady walk to the beach.



A pretty day to be at the beach, calm ocean water.


The limestone rocky shore. 


The Sanderlings were seen on all the beaches in Florida.







A lovely sky day, I enjoy watching the clouds. 






These Ruddy Turnstones were begging for food from the fisherman on the beach. 





The ocean has carved some interesting shapes and holes into the limestone rocks.  


While hubby was enjoying watching the waves hitting the rocks, I was enjoying the pelicans flying by me. 


A map of the preserve location in Jupiter Florida.


We also took a walk to see the nearby Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Jupiter Florida




Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi and the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!




I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday's Critters #266

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


I am sharing some photos of one of my favorite winter birds the Snow Bunting. I was lucky to see these birds at the local North Point State Park in Baltimore County Maryland. We watched them for a bit foraging on the ground, they looked cute once in awhile running quickly across the grass. They eat seeds and insects found on the ground. 





These birds breed in the Arctic, northernmost parts of Canada and Greenland. 


We saw five Snow Buntings on this day, they have been in this area for a few weeks. Some times as many as 10 or more being seen together.  





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday,

I am back from my trip to Florida, we had a great trip. It included visits to many beaches, wildlife preserves and refuges, Florida State Parks. We drove to Florida making an overnight stop in Georgia to break up the long drive. 


On January 4 we arrived in Florida and making a stop at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife drive was open but other parts of the refuge was closed due to the shutdown. These are some of my images from the wildlife drive, lots of birds and some scenic views.

A pretty view of the sky and palm tree along the wildlife drive.


Great Egret and  Tricolored Heron.


Tricolored Heron


Roseate Spoonbill


Two Roseate Spoonbills.


A large flock of American Coots.


Blue-winged Teal


A pretty sky and view of the wildlife refuge.










I am thankful that we had a great trip to Florida and arrived home safely.
A thankful heart is a happy heart. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday's Critters #265

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

I  will catch up with my visits and comments ASAP.  I may be away from the computer, so please bear with me. I will visit everyone who links up and all who comment. 


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Some of my yard birds, they are a simple pleasure to watch. Like the Blue Jay below. 



The Northern Cardinal is a lovely bird. 



Flying away is the Red-breasted Nuthatch and the other are the Pine Siskins. 


Arriving a Pine Siskin. 


Some days I saw 5-6 or maybe more Pine Siskins coming and going to my feeders. 


I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !



Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday's Critters #264

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

I  will catch up with my visits and comments ASAP.  I may be away from the computer, so please bear with me. I will visit everyone who links up and all who comment. 



If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

The Screech Owl went missing for a few weeks, than I heard the birds fussing one day Dec 15th. I went to look out and there he was back in our Rhododendron outside the front window.  The Titmouse, Cardinals, Chickadees and Wrens were all fussing in the same bush. 








If you look closely you can find a Cardinal and partial view of a Titmouse along with the Screech Owl.



I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments !




Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter Florida

Hello and Happy Monday! Jan 5th,  we visited my hubby's favorite places in Florida which was the Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter F...