Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lakeland Florida

Hello,

These are some images from our Lakeland neighborhood, the lake, view of the moon, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Juvenile Moorhen and an immature Little Blue Heron. I have enjoyed the past winter in Lakeland Florida, I hope you enjoy my photos.

This is a sunrise scene of our local lake, Lakeland Florida.






The neighborhood Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.


I believe this is a juvenile Common Moorhern but then I also think it could be a juvenile Purple Gallinule?



A juvenile Little Blue Heron.




I am thankful for being able to live my life around the things that I love, mostly nature related.
I am also thankful and blessed to be retired and doing what I am doing. It includes living part time in Florida for the winter.

 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.

46 comments:

Lynne said...

I think you are living the good life . . .
Retirement joys . . .
Safe travels if you are traveling north . . .
I hear there might be some snow there . . .
smile, smile . . .

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful sunrise! Wonderful to see the whistling ducks again :)

Happy Thursday!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! So glad that you are enjoying every day with all of its blessings & beauty in the nature around you!
Beautiful photos! So nice to see whistling ducks & that is a great shot of the little heron!
Have a wonderful day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias gosto das duas primeiras.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Does the heart and soul good to have views like that!!! Happy day to you. YAM xx

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful photos in this post! You know me, I always like to pick a favorite, but your pictures make it difficult! They are all so good! :-) I never get enough sunrise and/or sunset pics and these you've included are just great. However, for this post I'm going to select the juvenile Common Moorhern (possible juvenile Purple Gallinule) because your photo picks up wonderfully the subtle color of the bird's feathers. Very nice shot there! I do admire you spending your winter in Florida. Thank you for scouting out some great spots to visit and sharing your pictures with us. Have a great weekend ahead and, if traveling, be safe!

Tanya Breese said...

great photos and i enjoy exploring with you! have a super day :)

Tom said...

...with sunrises like these I'd be out of bed in a flash.

Dianna said...

Eileen, your nature photos are always spectacular. I am so blessed to be able to view all of the different wildlife via your blog. The sunrise pictures are beautiful. I love the juvenile Blue Heron. I love the shape of their bodies...so graceful looking.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I wouldn't mind being out there right now, though it's a bit chilly for the Floridian.

Karen said...

You are blessed with the beauty of nature and a variety of wildlife there in Lakeland! Beautiful photos of the lake.

Phil Slade said...

It all looks so lovely Eileen. Enjoy your sunny days. I'm sure that is a gallinule with those simply huge feet.

Debbie said...

i am so thankful that you spent the summer in florida. i have enjoyed each and every moment. the sunrise is beautiful!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You're lucky to divide your life between two places that you love. Florida is so full of life when we're still trying to get past old Man Winter. I've so enjoyed your pictures, and the last post of the Snipe was really interesting. He's a cutie - And for this post, I love the Whistling Ducks that I became a fan of from "Theresa at Run-Around-Ranch."

Enjoy your Thursday Eileen!!

Mary Hone said...

So beautiful. Those shots of the water are so pretty, love the reflection.

Cloudia said...

You are a blessing Eileen!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so gorgeous! I could gaze at those skies forever.

Sandra said...

between one and two, the dark and the light at the top I can't pick a favorite. just beautiful, both of them

William Kendall said...

That sunrise is amazing. The ducks and moorhens we do not see up here.

Giga said...

Photos taken at dawn are wonderful, especially the first and second. Regards.

Linda said...

An absolutely gorgeous series, Eileen! You bring such beauty and joy in your posts. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sandi said...

Beautiful! One of the birds looks like he is standing on the water.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It really looks like a birders paradise there, Eileen. I'm so glad you were able to live there there this winter. Do you hope to do this yearly?

Jo said...

Amazing sunrise photos, Eileen and I love the juvenile Little Blue Heron. Have a great day. Jo

happyone said...

The sun rises are breathtaking.

RedPat said...

It's nice to see the ducks that Tex used to show us!

Martin Kloess said...

So beautiful. I'm amazed you remembered to shoot pictures.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Oh my those skies! And lovely captures of the wildlife as usual. So much beauty to appreciate and enjoy for us :)

Rose said...

Love the two sun shots...just too beautiful for words...and as always, love your bird shots. I have never seen a baby blue heron.

krishna said...

So vibrant golden sunrise!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such wonderful scenes, the sunrise is gorgeous.
Nice to see your lovely photo's of the birds and ducks too.

All the best Jan

Pointy Little Sticks said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!

Which lake is that?

My DH and our son both went to Florida Southern. We spent a LOT of time in Lakeland and considered retiring there. It's still not out of the question, but we do love north Florida too.

AzStu said...

Spectacular set of images. Love the sunsets.

Mildred said...

A lovely group of pictures. Have a blessed evening.

Michelle said...

Wow! Your sunrise photos are awesome! Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Amazing sunrise pics. Beautiful clicks.
Greetings.

jandi said...

these are gorgeous Eileen! wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow, that first shot, just wow! All your photos are so neat. Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

Uppal said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful and bird pics specially so!

Missy George said...

Love the Juvie pic whatever he/she is...You have some great shots there..Hope you have a safe trip home and a good weekend...

Linda W. said...

Spectacular sunrise capture on your first photo!

Cathy Keller said...

Oh my, what a glorious sunrise!!! It takes your breathy away!! Have a grand day!!

Suzan - said...

Always so lovely Eileen!!
Especially enjoy your whistling ducks.
I understand that they are native to the Texas Gulf coast, but several flocks got blown over to the Fla. gulf coast during Katrina!!
Not sure the validity - but I would sure love to see some whistling ducks!!!
Great shots!

Merlesworld said...

A very nice place to spend winters in your country lots of snow up north of you.
Merle.........

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a great thankful post - and such lovely photos - love them all. I'm always inspired by the variety of birds you have around you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous sighting and shots Eileen