Monday, January 21, 2019

Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter Florida

Hello and Happy Monday!

Jan 5th,  we visited one of my hubby's favorite places in Florida which was the Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter Florida. We read about this preserve in one of our AAA magazines and knew we had to visit. It is a Nature Conservancy preserve, a protected section of limestone coastline. During high tides the waves crash against the rocks and force the water at times as much as  50 ft skyward. 






This is the trail to the beach. The sea grape tree provide a shady walk to the beach.



A pretty day to be at the beach, calm ocean water.


The limestone rocky shore. 


The Sanderlings were seen on all the beaches in Florida.







A lovely sky day, I enjoy watching the clouds. 






These Ruddy Turnstones were begging for food from the fisherman on the beach. 





The ocean has carved some interesting shapes and holes into the limestone rocks.  


While hubby was enjoying watching the waves hitting the rocks, I was enjoying the pelicans flying by me. 


A map of the preserve location in Jupiter Florida.


We also took a walk to see the nearby Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Jupiter Florida




Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi and the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!




I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

60 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    ...my word... not sure I'd be getting quite that close to the edge, but I sure admire the view you got! the tree line walk is lovely - and birds are always high on my list! YAM xx

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  2. Hi Eileen, so nice to read about this spot. The walk through to the beach is beautiful and then the scenery on shore with the limestone rocks! You both obviously enjoyed yourselves very much... thank you for showing your great photos :D)

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  3. Hello Eileen,

    Beautitul photos! The Sanderlings are very pretty.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy you new week ahead!

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  4. Que maravilhosa reserva essa e quantas belezas por lá vistas. ADOREI ver! beijos praianos, ótima semana,chica

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  5. Hello Eileen!
    What a beautiful place to visit and for walking! Beautiful collage!
    Great captures of the Sanderlings and the Ruddy Turnstones!
    Amazing photo with the flying pelicans! The seashore is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the ocean!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a happy day and a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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  6. ...the lighthouse is a nice discovery!

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  7. Lovely scenes of nature...even with the fisherman's paint bucket, ha ha! ;-)

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  8. this is so beautiful and very different for the coast of FL. I have tried to get bob to go to Jupiter because I have a friend that lives there and she told me about blowing rocks.

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  9. I have not visited Blowing Rocks Reserve, but I once spent a wonderful afternoon at nearby Archbold Research Station with Glen Wolfenden, at that time the lead researcher into the Florida Scrub Jay. Glen has since passed away but he was very kind to me and provided me with a memorable experience,

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages of your trip to Florida.
    Best regards, Irma

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  11. There are few rocky beaches on the Atlantic in FL...so this is a very pretty one. Glad to see you are in a warmer place this week! Great skies! Have a good time this week!

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  12. Very different than the normal FL shore with the limestone rocks. Love the lighthouse too!

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  13. You found a place we’ve never heard about and it’s going on our must visit list! Your great pics look more like the Oregon Coast than the Florida one over on our side of the State! Love how I find out about new places in the state where we spend half a year from someone who just was here on a short visit! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Fascinating place and fantastic photography ~ you always take great 'feathered friends' photos ~ and nature shots too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. I like oceans, beaches and birds. You've got it all here.

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  16. ho boy...the place is now on my To Visit list.

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  17. There is another of those limestone rock formations up near St. Augustine at Washington Oaks. It is Daytona and St. Augustine.

    Your photos, as always --- simply beautiful.

    Love the lighthouse. That is one thing I miss about Florida. We would go to Ponce Inlet or St. Augustine regularly to climb the lights.

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  18. WoW!!! so many beautiful things to see here!! beautiful views, gorgeous skies, i really like the rock formation!! the ruddy turnstones are cutie's and a great capture of the flying pelicans!!

    awesome picture of the lighthouse!!

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  19. I didn't know about this area! It is beautiful and your photos are wonderful.

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  20. Beautiful hiking in the sea. The Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstones, they were amazing. Thanks for the walk Eileen.

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  21. Beautiful...sunshine, water views, birds and being together to enjoy the beauty. What more could one want:)

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  22. Oh, my, I would absolutely love this place...really, really enjoyed these.

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  23. I have worked on some nature Conservancy projects, always a treat to find where they are close

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  24. Olá Eileen,
    Excelentes os vossos passeios!
    Adorei ver o oceano e o céu azul com nuvens brancas! Semelhante ao oceano e céus de Portugal ;))!!
    As aves sempre belas!
    Abraços e boa semana.
    Ailime

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  25. What a gorgeous place to visit, lots to see, birds, scenery, the ocean and a place to hike along the coast. Your photos are absolutely beautiful.
    Have a wonderful evening, Eileen.

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  26. Wow and wow! I see why this is a favorite place in Florida of your husbands. Love the sea birds you caught. Happy Monday and new week to you!

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  27. looks very nice and wonderful pictures

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  28. We get the sanderllings and ruddy turnstones in the summer.

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  29. Those rock forms are amazing, Eileen! You get to such interesting places!

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  30. This is beautiful country, Eileen. It looks like a wonderful trip.

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  31. A very interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing. I especially like the Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones.

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  32. I could sit and watch the waves hitting those rocks for hours. Great photos.

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  33. The image of the limestone hole really frames the ocean beyond. - Margy

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  34. It's an interesting shoreline for Florida with the limestone rocks. Love the formations in the rocks from the sea. Beautiful photos as usual Eileen. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Wow, that rocky ledge with the "keyhole". I wonder how many 100s or 1000s of years it took for the waves to carve it out. Wow!
    What a wonderful place to be, Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Thanks for sharing your visit to this beautiful place. Love the name blowing rocks preserve. Pretty lighthouse. Nice series of photos. Enjoyed your visit

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  37. Terrific photos. The rock formations are amazing.

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  38. Amazing pics.Thanks for your post.

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  39. Wow! I didn't know Florida had anything like this.

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  40. Eileen - I am not ready for winter to end, but I do enjoy seeing these blue skies and imagining the warm sea breezes! I love how you started this post with the mosaic, and then revealed the details. My eye was immediately drawn to the heart-shaped opening in the rock. How cool is that? I also have an affinity for sea grape trees from my childhood in Florida - I was always attracted to the lily pad-shaped leaves! So glad you could join Mosaic Monday this week!

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  41. Beautiful <3 Here the sky is as blue, but no blue of the sea in sigh: The Gulf of Finland lies under ice & snow... Happy MM.

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  42. I love the beach path surrounded by trees! Such lovely pictures! Wishing it was warmer here in Georgia, so I could go for a walk.

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  43. Oh, what a lovely carving and natural viewfinder the sea and wind chipped into the limestone!

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  44. What a great place to visit. You always see so much.

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  45. Hi, At first, I thought you were in Blowing Rock, NC --but then realized it was from your FL trip.... What an awesome preserve... I love the rock carving... Looks like two animals looking at each other.. ha

    Thanks for sharing this terrific preserve... IF we ever get down there, we'll check it out.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  46. What an amazing place, the rocks are amazing.
    The photos are fantastic
    Hugs
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  47. Sea Grape is maybe the coolest tree name I ever heard. Very cute birds and I love the smaller pic of someone standing on the rock looking out to sea.

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  48. Wow what a beautiful area. Lovely photos and great capture of the Pelicans

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  49. Lovely place. High ocean shore, ocean, interesting shapes of rocks, blue skies, and of course birds. I also love to look at the high waves. Greetings and I wish you nice days.

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  50. Wonderful scenic photos Eileen. I would enjoy this place. Hopefully we will get down to Florida again one day. Don't think I remember seeing those Ruddy Turnstones before, a new one I have learned about today. Love the pelicans always. Thanks Eileen and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  51. I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs here Eileen and do like your mosaics too.
    It does look a very nice place to visit, and as well as all the birds, it was nice to see the lighthouse too.

    All the best Jan

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  52. Hi! The scenery is very beautiful. I like the red lighthouse in your photos.Thanks for sharing.

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