Hello, Happy Thankful Thursday!
Dec 23rd it was our 2nd day in Florida. Yay for the sunshine! We headed to Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine Florida and stopped at various beach parks on the way back down the coast.
We spent some time walking on the beach at the Anastasia State Park, had a view of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse, me and my shadow, flowers, Gopher Tortoise, Brown Pelicans, Osprey and the Great Egret.
The Gopher Tortoise likes sandy soil, dunes and coastal grasslands. They dig a burrow and spend most of their lives in the burrow. This Tortoise shares it burrow home with possibly as many as 360 other species including snakes, mice, fox, skunk, frogs, rabbits, armadillo, lizards and burrowing owls. Can you imagine co-existing with so many different species? The burrow can be 52 feet long and 23 feet deep.
Me and my shadow on Anastasia State Park beach. LOL, I look headless, my camera up to my face.
The Brown Pelican is one of my favorite birds, I love watching them in flight.
Heading back down the coast we stopped at the River to Sea beach. I heard and saw a group of these birds before I found one of them sitting on a wire near the River to Sea Preserve. The Nanday Parakeet or also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet.
I am always thankful to be able to go on a road trip or any kind of trip.
I am always thankful for the sunshine!
I am always thankful for your visit and comments.
Live simple and be happy! 😊
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Thank you to Yogi the host of Skywatch Friday
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