Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lakeland, Florida

Hello,

My sunrise shots from Nov 9th, 2016. I love the beautiful colors and reflections. These were taken during our walk to our gym at the clubhouse.


"When you stop and look around,  this life is pretty amazing."


"There isn't a day of my life that I do not marvel at the beauty that surrounds me and give thanks."

I am grateful and thankful for all the time I spend with nature.

I am thankful for the trees that give our environment life. They help to clean the air we breathe.

I am thankful for the birds that sing.



Neighborhood Great Blue heron with a Black-bellied Whistling Duck.


Egrets flying over our local lake.


Red-shouldered Hawk tree topper.


A few more neighborhood distant Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.




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.

50 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos,and The Red Shouldered Hawk is awesome!

Happy Thursday!

✿ chica said...

Tão lindo esse por de sol! Maravilhosas fotos! beijos praianos, chica

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Oh my, the colours of the sunrise are amazing!
Lovely capture of the hawk and those happy whistling ducks :)
Have a lovely Thursday :)

Christine said...

Those colours in the skies are truly beautiful, Eileen! Thank you for sharing them & the lovely whistling ducks & heron, it's a magnificent bird!

Sue said...

Those skies are really pretty, Eileen. I don't have to ask how your winter is going---looks wonderful!
We're having a bad winter here--more ice than snow, so no skiing. Bummer.

Martin Kloess said...

I get the feeling sunrise was grander than your beautiful pictures could capture

Photo Cache said...

Your sky shots are rich in color.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That photo of the hawk is very beautiful! I also enjoy the water birds. Have a great day tomorrow!

Michelle said...

Life IS pretty amazing when you stop to think about it. Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

All your shots are beautiful - the sky, birds...

Lowcarb team member said...

Another lovely collection of photographs you've put together Eileen, thank you.
That Red-shouldered Hawk tree topper is stunning, what a colour!

I hope this week has been a good one for you, as I type this it's Thursday evening and we have had some light snow!!
Where do the days go - they seem to zoom by!

All the best Jan

Jim said...

These skies are beautiful.

Betsy Adams said...

Certainly a gorgeous time of year to be in Florida... I know that you LOVE it there...

We had some snow and almost ZERO degree temps here a few days ago... Today ---we have drizzle and it got up to almost 65 degrees... Gads---how crazy!!!! Want some company????? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Felicia said...

amazing skies Eileen.

Enjoy your weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photos, love the colors in the sky.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are all awesome shots and I wish I could see them in person. Just beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love those sunrise shots, Eileen, and the hawk shot as well! Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Eshahttps://blogsbyesha.wordpress.com said...

These are stunning captures, Eileen. I completely relate to what you say. I too feel utterly grateful in the presence of so much beauty around. Nature only gives us with so much abundance. Aren't we all so lucky?

The Yum List said...

Absolutely stunning colours. Earth is wonderful.

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous skies!

Devilish Angel said...

Lovely photos Eileen. Have a great day!

Sonja said...

You certainly get some wonderful skies - a lot more than we do!

Valerie said...

Wonderful, beautifully captured images Eileen - and I'm with you all the way on the "attitude of gratitude" and thankfulness for so many things - one of which is the opportunity to "meet" fellow nature and photography enthusiasts through blogging.

Light and Voices said...

It is good to take a walk. I come away from your blog believing that life is pretty amazing. Thank you.

diane b said...

Love the red water and the hawk.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sunsets Eileen, have a brilliant weekend too.

magiceye said...

Brilliant captures!

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos!

Sussi said...

beautiful!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

What a wonderful sunset. Must be nice to sit at the waterfront overthere during sunset.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Love those sunrise shots. It's been so cloud covered and dreary here for days on end / haven't seen the sun, moon, stars , nada very much lately :)

ann said...

Great photos. Beautiful sunrise over the water.It is a good life--and not snow for you there in Florida. Frigid cold here.

Anu said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you.

J said...

I am usually so busy here "below" that I rarely look up to see the awesome beauty you have captured. Only when I'm driving a long highway distance does the splendor of the cloud filled sky get my attention. What a thing to miss out on every day!

Irene said...

Wonderful captures!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Irene

Debbie said...

life is pretty wonderful eileen - the skies are just beautiful!!!

A Colorful World said...

Great photos! Such gorgeous sky shots. Hope you have a wonderful week. We are still snowed in here and likely will be for another several days, or even a week. I'll be so glad when we can get out of our road. It's a gravel road, with twists and dips and rises and they don't maintain it. That's why we are so stuck...if we had our 4-wheel drive jeep here, and snow tires would help, but we got stranded before we had a chance to get the snow tires. Still, without 4-wheel drive it would be impossible. We have to be better prepared before next winter! :-)

Phil Slade said...

Lovely sunrise shots Eileen. Isn't the peace and quiet of sun up just the best time of the day? You certainly are having the time of your life down there in Florida. Enjoy.

Klara S said...

Fabulous photos, but I like the one with hawk the most. Have a good weekend.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

So many beautiful things surrounding you - so many things to be thankful for! Beautiful photos! Have a nice weekend, Eileen!

Missy George said...

Beautiful sunrise..Love the shot of the Hawk..Have a great weekend.

Amy Franks said...

I just love early morning skies like that, especially when those colours are there one minute and gone the next. Hope your week has been wonderful :-)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Gorgeous sky shots, love the colors in it. So peaceful! Great little ducks too.

NatureFootstep said...

lovely as always :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous series of images Eileen and the skies are magnificent.

Adam Jones said...

Lovely images as ever Eileen

Ana Freire said...

I love the sunrise shots...
Pure poetry in images!...
Kisses!
Ana

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The GBH looks rather like it is babysitting the wayward whistling duck! Beautiful sky too.

indah nuria Savitri said...

that hawk looks fantastic! ANd I love the burning sky..

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen, I've never posted to "Thankful Thursday" but love the idea and happened to see your name and just had to comment on those superb sunrise shots and of course, I love your birds. But, most of all, I appreciate people who appreciate the beauty around them. The more I look, the more I notice, and a lot of that has stemmed from getting into photography. I wonder if it has been a bit the same for you. Have a wonderful week. See you next Saturday.

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