Thursday, March 23, 2017

Viera Wetlands

Hello,

Prayers for London and the victims of the terror act.

These are images from our time in Florida, I hope you enjoy. It was a great 5 months living in Florida, I have enjoyed this experience of living in a new place and the state of Florida.

We learned to avoid traffic on the highways in Florida it is best to leave early in the morning. On this day we were heading to the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne Florida. We were early enough to see the sunrise at the nearby Satellite Beach.




Pelican flyby.




Below are the some of the birds we saw at the Viera Wetlands, the White Ibis with his colorful bill and legs.


A Great Egret and a Roseate Spoonbill.


Great Blue Herons on nest.




White Pelicans were one of my favorite sights.





Start each day with a thankful heart

I am thankful for my time and experiences while living in Florida.
I am thankful my dreams that turned into reality.

Be thankful for unknown blessings already on their way. 


 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.

61 comments:

Mersad said...

Beautiful and amazing comes to mind first. The wild ocean is really a sight for sore eyes.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! I love the sunrise in Florida :)
Wonderful birds too!

Happy Thursday!

Mildred said...

Eileen, These are such gorgeous pictures. It has been 25 years since I visited Florida. Your photos bring back nice memories. Have a nice day.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos feitas na Flórida!
Adorei ver! Lindos céus... bjs, chica

Christine said...

Wow, Eileen! I absolutely love that second photo of the crashing waves as the sun rises!
You have truly been blessed with a wonderful time & great bird sightings & photos from your time in Florida!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha, belas fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Linda Gross said...

How fortunate to be able to split your time between the south and north! I have enjoyed your Florida pictures.

Giga said...

View on the second photo he enchanted me. Look at the lovely was also a pleasure. Regards.

Karen said...

I never cease to be amazed at your incredible photos! The ocean pics make me feel as if I'm standing on the shore. Hope you have a beautiful day.

Sandra said...

it is the little things that matter the most, and sight to see all of this is what I am most thankful for today. love that great big nest.. and those waves are wonderful to

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word... is it possible these are among the best you every took? Gorgeous! YAM xx

Cat Lover said...

Hi Eileen, thank you for sharing such beautiful photos. They are just gorgeous.
Have a good day!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

The lighting was perfect for capturing the waves---very nice. Happy Day.

Nancy Chan said...

Great sunrise shots. The birds are beautiful. Have a wonderful day!

Tom said...

...wonderful.

Linda said...

A gorgeous and delightful series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week. :)

Debbie said...

prayers for london!! your images are gorgeous today eileen, i am going to miss florida and these beautiful sunrises!!!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Wonderful images Eileen. The colours are gorgeous and the birds stunning!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Have a lovely Thursday :)

Suzanne Prickett said...

Those are the most amazing photos of an ocean I have seen! The waters are just rolling, and Pelicans flying overhead. Also love the Herons on the nest. Beautiful post, Eileen. Prayers and best wishes going to London. Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

The birds are real characters!

Sandi said...

Ah...Eileen, coming here is like taking a deep breath!

"Be thankful for unknown blessings already on their way."

A big, huge, WAHOO to that!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, what a peaceful day there, the Ibis, Heron and all of them. Beautiful view Eileen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow I love those first shots!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely views and birds!

Cloudia said...

Honey, you share such great stuff plus friendship every day!!

Tanya Breese said...

great photos! i really love the pelican flyby! i didn't know you were only down there part time! welcome home :)

RedPat said...

Fabulous pics, Eileen!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Loved the post. Beautiful pics.
3rd pics Amazing.
Greetings

Jim said...

Great shot of the sun

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous sunrise photography, Eileen ~ and glad you enjoyed Florida ~

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ahead ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

Spectacular bird shots. I love the spoonbill.

Worth a Thousand Words

Felicia said...

the sunrise images are beautiful Eileen.

Martin Kloess said...

Great pictures, as always. Love your closing thoughts. Thank you.

Karen S. said...

Goodness what lovely shots, especially the reflections but mostly just how peaceful and content they all are. If only our world could be a bit more like them! Imagine the love and friendship, minus all that hate!

krishna said...

The white ibis is so beautiful..

Amy Franks said...

You got some amazing closeups Eileen, every time I try to get near a bird it flies away.

Denise inVA said...

Florida is a great place for beautiful views and incredible wildlife. Great post Eileen. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Michelle said...

My parents live in Florida and I enjoy the state very much. Beauty and warm weather, what a combination. Beautiful photos today, Eileen. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

Pointy Little Sticks said...

Again! SOOOOO beautiful ......you really had a good birding season.

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos Eileen . . .
Happy you are happy with your new Florida home/setting . . .
A thankful heart can never fail . . .
Are you back home in the north . . .

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Great photos Eileen. Those waves make me long for the sounds of the ocean.

Enjoy your weekend.

Andrea

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't it gorgeous! Getting up early is the trick, that's for sure! and that's the reason you two have seen as much in your five months as we have in all our seasons .... somebody in this house does not like to get up early. (He makes up for it in other ways ;>)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ohhhh... I really like the sunrise at the beach photos!! I've really enjoyed your Florida photos.

happyone said...

Oh that second picture is my favorite. WOW.

The Yum List said...

In times of trouble your photos bring peace :-)

jandi said...

These are really beautif , Eileen! Wishing you a lovely day!

Lady Fi said...

Utterly gorgeous! I love that pelican flyby shot!

magiceye said...

Glorious captures as always!

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful photos! I really like the sunrise at the beach photos!

September Violets said...

Such beautiful shots Eileen! I particularly like that one of the "pelican fly by". The subtle colours of sky and water and waves is like a painting. Have a great weekend,
Wendy

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
such an excellent sunrise at the sea and fabulous photos of all the beautiful birds.
Best, Synnöve

Linda W. said...

Your white ibis reflection photo is amazing!

Missy George said...

Leaving before sunrise is more than just "early"...Beautiful shots..Love the water pictures and the one with the Pelicans..Beautiful..Enjoy your weekend..

Connie said...

My word, your photography is amazing . . . simply stunning :)
This is my first visit to your blog and I've decided that I don't want to miss a single post . . . adding you to my favorite list.
Your newest follower,
Connie :)

thomas said...

Love the pelican flyby shot

troutbirder said...

Gorgeous views and birds. We spent some time on Merritt Island nearby some two years ago. Fabulous birder there also. And the Painted Bunting is absolutely unreal.... wow! :)

Alana said...

Beautiful. Peaceful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful photos, Eileen. The sunrise and birds flying are such a peaceful shots!

NatureFootstep said...

I have not seen waves like that for a long time. Miss it!

Sussi said...

great views and birds!

Jeanne said...

I love the photos of the ocean. Looks as if you had a great time in Florida! such beauty and what a perfect place to spend the winter!!

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