Thursday, February 2, 2017

More from Circle B Bar Reserve

Hello,

Happy February!
Sharing another sunrise over our local lake and a visit on 11/25/16 to Circle B Reserve here in Lakeland Florida. I am enjoying our daytrips, it nice to be able to drive off in any direction and find a great park, beach or wildlife reserve.

Sunrise over our community lake.


A Pileated Woodpecker.


A Great Blue Heron


Some of the pretty flowers along the trail.


Not sure if you can see them, but there are three large dragonflies in this photo below.


A pretty sky and view at Circle B Reserve


My favorite ducks, the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.


 One of the many gators at Circle B reserve. What a big mouth he has!




My Thankful list:
I am thankful for each day I wake up.
I am thankful for all I have.
I am thankful for my hubby.

"If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. " Abraham Hicks

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.

64 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and g'day from Down Under! Have found a computer to use, so can do a bit of catching up on the blog=scene again. LOVE that water shot up top. Yes, there is lots to be thankful for! YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Exciting photos you are showing today! I'm thankful that I live in a cold country where there are no gators ;)
Thank you for sharing!

Happy Thursday!

✿ chica said...

Ser grato é mesmo preciso sempre! Lindas tuas fotos a cada dia.bjs, chica

Sue said...

Hi Eileen---February already---isn't time flying by! Hope you have a good month ahead.

I'm very surprised to see a Pileated. I always thought they were a bird of the far north.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! You took fantastic photos again of the heron and ducks! I am in awe of the size of that gator!
The sunrise was so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Crissi said...

I love your beautiful photos Eileen.
Happy day Crissi

Stewart M said...

That woodpecker had to be one of my favourite birds. Luckily I have seen them in the flesh - A friend of mine gets them in his garden in Ohio!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen. Really beautiful photos today. Thank you for sharing the beauty all around you with us. Have a wonderful day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed. I wish I could get my wife to join me there.

thomas said...

Wow!You captured a beautiful sunrise.

jandi said...

amazing images!

ann said...

Looks like you are getting around in Florida and you are finding great places with exciting creatures. Love it.

TraceFace72 said...

So jealous you are in nice warm Florida! It looks beautiful down there. xo

ellen b said...

Such beautiful birds and skies, Eileen.

Nancy J said...

The great herons always seem to be my favourites, but #1 photo, with words, truly lovely.

Debbie said...

your images are excellent, the woodpecker is spectacular. i am so happy for you eileen, life is good in florida!!!

Giga said...

Beautiful sunrise, birds, dragonflies, but the alligator scared me :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, I can't believe it's Thursday already!

Aren't the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks so cute, I love their faces.
Those flowers are a very pretty colour, and those blue skies (and other birds) just a treat to see.

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...what a sunrise!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Ah - beautiful! And those are dragonflies!?!?!?! Wow!

Linda said...

What a beautiful series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week!

happyone said...

More wonderful photos.

Suza said...

sowonderful pics. outstanding

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know we are both thankful to live in this part of Florida and have so many places to go and enjoy nature. You take amazing photos! We don't get out very early for our trips but we need to branch out some. Would love to go to this reserve! We went to Homassassa wildlife park yesterday. We saw over 100 manatees in the river! The most we've ever seen! Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful series, my favourite is the Pileated Woodpecker, isn't it so gorgeous Eileen.

Sue (this n that) said...

A gorgeous sunrise Eileen! Love Mr Woodpecker too - those colours.
Great shots of the wetlands. Have a great weekend, cheers now :D)

jeannettestgermain said...

Saw you are in Lakeland, FL - one of the few places I have been in that state!
You are missed at ALL SEASONS - hope to see you back there! Since you said one time urls in comments give you trouble, I'm giving you the title of the coming post( Sun- Wed.) Title is ALL SEASONS - BEGIN FEBRUARY.
Yes, I am thankful for the same things as you are! The sunset is gorgeous in your first photo!

The Yum List said...

What beautiful colours in that sunrise.

Jim said...

Great clouds.

Rose said...

Oh, yes, I did see the dragonflies. That is one of the best photos of a pileated woodpecker that I have seen...love the Blue heron and that sunrise is spectacular!

Missy George said...

Another beautiful sunrise..That Woodpecker has been very busy...Big mouth indeed..Thanks for sharing..

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Yikes, yes, a big mouth and sharp teeth!! Beautiful skies also. Have a nice weekend.

Jenn Jilks said...

So green! We're so white!!!

LV said...

Your post are always so good and entertaining. You do a super job.

Lois said...

Wonderful photos! I like how you got the one of the gator with its mouth open.

Martin Kloess said...

You had a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing it with these beautiful pictures.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots. How close did you get to the gator. I'm scared of them.

Michelle said...

I always like to see the Herons. Also, nice to see those blue skies. Ours are gray lately. Thanks for linking up today!

krishna said...

You clicked a great picture of the crocodile...

Cloudia said...

You are capturing amazing shots!

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Amazing pics. Greetings.

Linda W. said...

Great bird photos! Hope you didn't have to get too close to that gator.

Bev said...

Just love that sunrise!!

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Eileen! It sounds like you are enjoying yourself.

Devilish Angel said...

Woodpecker is so cute. Happy weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

you are an early bird :) Such a beautiful morning. But I could do without the gator. I find them ugly and boring.

Susie of Arabia said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. You live in a beautiful part of our world!

David Gascoigne said...

Great sunrise shot. Pileated Woodpecker is not uncommon here but for a big, gaudy bird it can be difficult to find. I remember years ago in Florida seeing three together on a utility pole. I thought it was remarkable but the locals didn't seem to be too gobsmacked!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, What a great Thankful Thursday post. And that ending quote, "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life." by Abraham Hicks is just wonderful! I will ditto your list of Thankfuls and change the third one to "my wife." :-) Hope you have had a fine week in Florida and wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Maggee said...

Ahhhh... such a pretty place! Looks so nice and WARM! Thanks for sharing more of a wonderful place! Hugs!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful sunrise and sky shot ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

amanda peters said...

Lovely post, what a bird the Pileated Woodpecker.it looks huge !
Amanda xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I adore your Florida -- it is a lot like mine, except yours has better pictures. The GBH shot is quite something with the open bill -- I don't think I've ever seen that before (except once when I caught one with a fish).

Felicia said...

So much beauty in this lovely area.

rainfield61 said...

What we receive are the consequences of we have done.
So thankful to have all these being shared to me.
The world is made simple, but beautiful.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What a spectacular sunrise♡♡♡ Wish to see the Colorful woodpecker and I smiled with the blue heron(♡^.^♡)
Oh, I AM thankful for my husband as well♫♫♫

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

Klara S said...

I like photos with the flowers and blue sky the most. Dragonflies are really huge!

Gunn said...

The sunrise image is just fantastic!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos - the female mandarin is so pretty!

AzStu said...

Hi Eileen ;) Its me Stu from Facebook. Missed seeing your photos so thought I would go to th esource. Great set of photos as always. Lots of variety and always interesting comments.!!

Stu

Ana Freire said...

What can I say? Amazing shots!!!! All of them!
Thank you so much for sharing so much beauty of the wildlife!
A big kiss!
Ana

Liz said...

Lovely images, Eileen! Your Great Blue Herons are fabulous looking birds!

✿ chica said...

Eileen, vim avisar que tem céu teu por lá! Obrigadão! Lindo fim de semana! bjs, chica Podes ver:

http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/ceus-da-eillen.html

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