Thursday, March 28, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!


Happy Thankful Thursday!

Can you believe this is the last Thursday of the month? I think as I get older the time go by faster than ever.  I am glad it is Spring and the days are getting warmer with longer days of sunshine. 

I am sharing some more Florida photos, this is Jan 11th we are getting close to the end of our January 2019 trip. We took a day trip to Lake Kissimmee located at the Joe Overstreet Landing, Kenansville Florida.

 This location is private but a lot of birders post nearby sightings of different rare birds like the Smooth-billed Ani. I thought I saw the Ani while driving the main road, it was flying towards some trees. This area has the Swamp tours if you are interested. We did not have time for the swamp tour, we had a busy day planned going to various places, next on the list was Vero Beach. 




There were a herd of cattle standing under the trees, lots of Swallows in flight and Cattle Egrets standing around. 



We saw lots of Cattle Egrets, Swallows, Grackles, Cormorants and GB herons. 


The Snail Kite has something in his mouth, maybe a snail?



Near the Lake Kissimmee were 2 Bald Eagles in a tree, I think there was a nest in this tree.



Next to the road we saw a group of Sandhill Cranes. 


After leaving the Joe Overstreet area we drove to Vero Beach. We wanted to check out the area and take a walk on the beach. We a few Black-bellied Plovers on the beach.




There was something that just drew my eyes to these three palm trees on the Vero Beach. 



The water and sky at Vero beach were beautiful, I love the various shades of blue. 








I am always thankful for blue skies and warm walks on the beach.
I am thankful for Spring and long days with sunshine. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday



Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

51 comments:

  1. Hello,

    As always very beautiful images! The shades of blue are so pretty, and the palmtrees too. It looks very exotic.

    Happy Thursday!

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  2. Helloo, Hope you are doing well.
    Amazing pics. Greetings.

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  3. Lindas e belas fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. Tão lindas ,serenas, pacíficas fotos!Adorei! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  5. There is not a doubt in my mind that the years seem to go by more quickly as we age. Soon we will be wondering how many Thankful Thursdays we have left!

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  6. Good day Eileen! Wow so many Egrets. I love seeing them but usually see one if I'm lucky. Didn't have my glasses on and those Sandhill Cranes looked like Kangaroos to me for a minute. Ha, ha.....I should have known better, right. Have a great day, and thanks for the great pictures.

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  7. There are so many things for us to be thankful for if only we look for them.

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The nearer it gets to the end the faster it goes round.

    God bless.

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  8. ...wonderful post, those last photos remind me of Maui.

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  9. Those truly are beautiful photos!

    How time goes by so quickly, I do not know, but I do know this, and that's that I hope when the weather gets warmer that it will last longer than usual.

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  10. I love the beach scenes...WOW! And it's nice to see what birds you saw, we need to look for that Snail Kite. We watched a Little Blue Heron eat a snail this week! It was almost too big for him to handle! lol Enjoy your day!

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  11. Very pretty scenes from Vero Beach. I miss being near the ocean now that I'm in Indiana. I ams seeing lots of cardinals in the pear tree blossoms here.

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  12. The Kissimmee reserve wasn't far from where we lived and Giroux comes from Vero Beach. So, you were in OUR old stomping grounds. Looks like you had a lovely time.

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  13. ...and I'm thankful that you write some very interesting posts on birds.

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  14. WOW! That was quite the gang of Sandhills.

    Many lovely shots. Kudos.

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  15. I love your Cattle Egrets, they are out of the world.

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  16. I love the beach pics, Eileen!

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  17. Beautiful sky, trees, and water photos! And Sandhill Cranes - I would love to see them!

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  18. Boardwalks down to the sand, they are lovely. Those tall sandhill cranes, how stately they look.

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  19. I always enjoy your posts. It all looks so warm and beautiful. Thanks for linking up today.

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  20. You just introduced a new bird to me...I don't ever even remember hearing of the Smoothbilled Ani, so I did a google search. I am thankful you mentioned it...I have always been a sucker for birds...long before it was the popular. We always fed the birds in winter at home...I can remember watching them out the window when I was maybe in first grade...and I am 63 now.

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  21. Excellent images, Eileen. Love the Sandhill Cranes---very old worldish
    MB

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  22. Wow what an amazing area to enjoy. Hope you got a smooch when you went to Kissamee

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  23. All of those Cattle Egrets are rather special Eileen. Cattle Egrets are still fairly scarce here in the UK but I expect to see one this spring. Some great Florida skies and birds again. Many thanks. See you Saturday.

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  24. Beautiful captures, Eileen. The beach scenes are lovely to see. My wife's grandmother lived in Vero Beach in the 80s, it's a gorgeous place. Wonderful birds photos and sightings as always. Enjoy your day!

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  25. I love how you are so attuned to whatever area you are in.

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  26. Wonderful shots. The beach is very tempting! I wanna be there right now.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  27. Your shot of the eagles is my favourite.

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  28. Beautiful shots! The place looks like a birder's paradise. So many birds!

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  29. What a beautiful post this is.
    I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs here … simply fabulous.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan
    All the best Jan

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  30. I agree with you, because it felt like January and February went on for at least 180 days! Great captures, what a fun experience. Enjoy your evening.

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  31. COOL birds!! I have yet to see a Snail Kite or the Ani, I tried to re-find one that was reported when I was down in Fl, no luck.

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  32. I love the beach scenes, palm trees, and shades of blue. And a wonderful selection of bird captures!

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  33. Fantastic photos! Vero Beach is just lovely.

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  34. Beautiful views Eileen - I feel like I spent several days wandering with you

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  35. The more I see these photographs of Florida, the more I would like to go there. Love the board walk to that lovely beach Eileen

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  36. I agree that it is nice to have the warmer days at last. The photos are beautiful and the bird life amazing. However I think my favourite photo today is the palm trees blowing in the wind :-) Have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

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  37. I haven't been to Florida in 3 years. I think it's time to plan another trip. Love seeing all the critters and beach scenes.

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  38. Looks pretty a tour to the Kissimmee swamp and vero beach and both were wonderful to check with birds and pretty sky and sea. Lovely photos! Hope you explore the place more in future trips.
    Happy Weekend

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  39. Wonderful shots as always, Eileen. The last two are my favourites this time.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  40. Hej!
    Gunilla heter jag och bor i Sverige. Har sett dina kommentarer hos David och Marit så jag vet att du är intresserad av naturen och dess innevånare. Dina vackra bilder speglar ditt naturintresse. Jag delar din förtjusning över naturen och allt som lever där, själv håller jag mig sysselsatt med en stor trädgård i en skog i Sverige.

    Ha en trevlig helg, förhoppningsvis i vårsolens sken.

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  41. I could almost smell the sea. I love, love, love your photographs posted this week. I like the palm trees and the different shades of blue image the BEST. Enjoy the week-end.

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  42. always so calming your nature photos, Eileen. the last one is my absolute favourite. have a nice weekend.

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  43. Beautiful pictures from Florida. I agree, times goes faster as I get older! March has come and gone so very fast!!

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  44. Beautiful sightings here. And yes, time DOES go faster. I'm not sorry to see this month go but when I look at age and how quick things are speeding by, I get a little freaked!

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  45. vero beach is so beautiful and your images of it are lovely!! the beach mosaic is really gorgeous!!

    i liked the mural in the first mosaic!!

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  46. beautiful photos, and those palm trees are very striking

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