Friday, March 27, 2015

Back Home

Hello everyone

Just a short post I am home now from our road trip to Florida.. Almost two weeks away.. Sorry I missed all your blog posts while I was away I have some catching up to do..Happy Friday!



The beach at Washington Oaks State Park in Florida..20 miles south of Saint Augustine.


The Coquina Columns made of sculptured sand..sedimentary circular rocks or bowls that create tidal pools.


Also seen at the Washington Oaks State Park..a Great Blue Heron waiting for some leftovers from the fisherman..


Washington Oaks State Park also had these great big beautiful trees with the spanish moss.

This is just a tease with some of my Florida photos.. I took over 1700 shots..

Have a happy day and weekend ahead..

56 comments:

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

oh, glad you had time away. i knew something was up ... considering you had not been around since your last critter post. can't wait to see more of your fun Florida trip. love it!! have a lovely weekend. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

Welcome back, Eileen! Florida? Hope you had a super time!

✿ chica said...

Que bom te ver de volta e com fotos lindas como sempre! Lindo fds! bjs, chica

Sandra said...

that park is fantastic and the only big owl we ever saw was in that park sitting in one of those big trees. it was almost 3 foot tall and i had no camera back then, that is a wonderful park. our favorite place on this earth is Ormond Beach, just south of this park.

Lynne said...

Welcome home, looking forward to more of your photos.
I love seeing Spanish Moss in the trees.

Linda Kay said...

Glad you are back with us, Eileen...and we will look forward to more pictures from Florida. I see you found your bird to post for us today.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fanastic photos and impressions of your road trip. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhh...my lovely Florida :)

thewovenspoke said...

Welcome back Eileen, it sounds like you had a fun time. Looking forward to your photos and posts.

Giga said...

Hello. Nice to look at the place where you were. Beach, water, bird and tree enchanted me. Regards.

Mama Zen said...

These are beautiful!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I'm glad you had some time away. I missed you... so glad you're back! Greetings Jo

Country Gal said...

Good to have ya back . Lovely photos , looks like you had a nice trip ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Irma said...

Welcome back Eileen,
Fanastic photos and impressions of your trip.
I looking forward to more of your photos.

Linda W. said...

Welcome back! Nice photos - love the sculptured sand. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

Sue said...

Welcome back, Eileen
Glad you got some time in the warmth.
Were you trying to convince hubby that Florida is the ideal place??? I won't tell.
Enjoyed the photo most of that beach. Neat!

Karen S. said...

Lucky you, happy to have you back home again, and I'd be bringing home just as many if not more if I'd been on vacation!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

As long as you bring home pretty pictures like that you may go again, I forgive you :))
I LOVE that beach shot! And the heron with fish! And the neat holes and those beautiful trees with moss on them!
Can't wait to see more :D
Hmmm... I might have to follow your other blog as well, I guess ;)
Have a wonderful time now that you're back home in the warm arms of your blogger friends :))
【ツ】Knipsa

Indrani said...

Wonderful pics.
Great to see you back.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ah a beautiful part of our (relatively new) state where we haven't spent much time. Did visit St Augustine in 2010, but only touristy stuff in the city as we were on our way back from the trip up the East Coast! Glad you got a break from winter, hope it's almost gone at your house now.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Welcome back, Eileen! You know you're gonna have to show us more of those lovely Florida pics!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Welcome home!
Your trip looks fabulous, beautiful photos. I'm crazy about those little tide pools!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a lovely place to get away to! glad you're back!

Pat said...

Welcome home...I'm sure you have oodles of wonderful photos. Looking forward to seeing them!

Frank said...

I'm guessing you had a fabulous time away. Welcome home Eileen.

Nancy J said...

Welcome back, lots of photos, and beautiful ones today. A dream / wonderful, real life holiday.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good to know you are home safely. Love these shots today. that heron has very long legs! Have a lovely weekend.

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos! Welcome back, Eileen!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Welcome back!!Wow!I'm sure you had a great time visiting Florida!!The place looks amazing!!Like the picture with the Heron bird!!Great capture!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to see your back, lovely pics of your holiday.

Phil Slade said...

Welcome back Eileen. I reckon you deserved two weeks in the Florida sun after the dreadful winter you endured.

Poppy said...

Gorgeous pics of Florida, Eileen! Love the effervescence of the fiest one! Welcome home!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

George said...

Welcome back! I look forward to seeing more of your Florida pictures.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, I know how hard it is to keep up when you are on vacation. I usually don't even try--but just catch up after I get home...

I love the St. Augustine area. My brothers lived there and I visited that area many times. I love those big Oak Trees with the Spanish Moss....

Freeze Warning here tonight and tomorrow night. NO FUN for us since we have so many Spring flower and new growth now... Oh Well--tis life.

Hugs,
Betsy

Happyone said...

Welcome back and so nice to see your Florida pictures.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a beautiful, warm area and it sounds like you had a wonderful time away, Ellen. Welcome home--I look forward to seeing all the birds you discovered there!

Cloudia said...

Splendid shots! Glad to see you, E.

You have NO catching up to do. The blogosphere is too big for any of us.

Let's just enjoy our friendship with NO blog-ligations!


<3

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Our photos said...

Very nice ! Love the moss covered rocks !

CatTales said...

Welcome back! Thanks for sharing the awesome photos. Get some rest over the weekend. Mildred

Michelle said...

Glad you are back! Hope you had a great time and took a lot of photos to share :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Glad to see a part of your FL series of photo's. I have never gone to Washington Oaks State Park - I just put it on my list of places to see. Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is a lot of photos to capture. What fun you are going to have sorting through them all. Love the heron shot!

Missy George said...

Missed ya..Hope you had a nice trip..That Blue Heron looks a little rough..Love those big old Spanish moss covered trees..We used to go to Myrtle Beach and there were lots of them there..Gorgeous..

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning - glad you are back.

Felicia said...

great photos. always good to get away.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Welcome back and happy for your wonderful trip and pictures♡♡♡
Beautiful Great Blue Heron♫♫♫

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

ladyfi said...

Ah - lovely shots of Florida! You must have had a wonderful time.

Alexa T said...

Wonderful beach, a funny bird, as well, a very interesting tree in images above! You must had a fantastic trip!

Debbie said...

welcome home, it looks so beautiful!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's been a long time since I experienced Spanish moss and smelled the salt air. Too long!
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Linda M. Carmean said...

I imagine you will be posting photos for the next six months! I took about that many shots of our trip to Utah & CO last summer and it took me about six months to post them! :-) Wow! What a great time of year to go...looks beautiful where you were! I can't wait to see more!

No critters or even birds this weekend to post (for me) so I will visit some of the posters on your meme and maybe next weekend I will have something! Have a great week recuperating from the trip!

A Quiet Corner said...

1700...yikes! You are worse than I am, Eileen! Good to hear that you had a great time because these pix are super...:)JP

Su-sieee! Mac said...

A great tease, indeed, Eileen. I don't know if I'll ever make it to Florida. So, these are a treat.

David Gascoigne said...

Spanish Moss is truly enigmatic. It makes even the most mundane tree seem exotic and mysterious almost.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

What lovely shots and I can't wait to see more soon. Welcome Back!

Hannah said...

The first shot of the yellow-crowned herons is magical, I like the curled uplifted wings of the lower bird.

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