Monday, January 20, 2020

Our World, My World

 Hello, Happy Monday everyone!


I am sharing more on our road trip to Florida. I mentioned before how I like to research new parks and places to visit before leaving home.  On this day I already had the address in our GPS for the Haw Creek Preserve State Park.  It is nice to find these parks, which are new to us. Florida as a lot of nature preserves,  state parks and local parks.  The 1005 acre park is located in Bunnell, Flagler County. 


The park has a 1.5 mile round-trip boardwalk and also has a boat launch. 





It was a cloudy day and some rain the morning we were there. The scenery is beautiful, even with the rain drops. There are spurs off the main boardwalk that take you to views of the creek. The birds we saw were mostly waders and very shy, they flew off as soon as they noticed us.


Two birds hung around for a photo op, the Limpkin and the Wood Stork. Other birds seen were the Great Blue Heron, Great Egret and a Little Blue Heron.  Yes, people there are trash cans for your trash. Please use them. 


 A view of the Haw Creek.


The boardwalk views remind me of our other park visits in Florida like Lettuce Lake and the Hillsborough River State Park.








 The boardwalk goes by Cypress trees, tall Palms and  lots of Palmetto Palms.  I am sure there were lots of alligators there too. 


 Another look and view from one of the boardwalk spurs, the Haw Creek.


 A nearby Limpkin did not seem shy around us, it must have been searching for snails.



 The Wood Stork was a little hidden by the tree.







 Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there. 


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Bom dia! Que lindo parque tão bem mostrado em tuas fotos! Linda semana! beijos praianos,chica

      Sorry Chica, I deleted the comment in error, I am adding on it with my reply. I thank you for your visit and comment.

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    1. Thanks David, I deleted your following comment in error.
      "Wood Stork and Limpkin are two classic species of Florida wetlands."
      I guess a senior moment, I appreciate your visit and comments.

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    1. Tom, thank you for your following comment.
      ...beautiful, my world looks a bit whiter this morning.

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    1. Hello Marit, sorry I deleted comments in error. The following comment was from you. I wish you a happy week too!

      Hello Eileen,

      Wonderful photos from Florida! I like the palm trees and the small palms beside the bordwalk. You are brave! I had never visited a place with alligators.
      Enjoy your day, and have a nice week ahead!

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    1. "Boardwalks are a blessing more and more so the older we get. Our days of “bushwhacking” are definitely over (and wouldn’t be a good idea in Florida anyway). Haw Creek looks like a lovely wetlands walk. Limpkins *always* remind me to be grateful to my blog friends as the first time I saw them I couldn’t figure out what they were and several people kindly helped. That was eleven or twelve years ago when we were new to this part of the country."

      Hi Sallie, I agree, the boardwalks are easy walking. No tree roots to trip over.. The Limpkins are interesting birds, their calls are crazy sounds.
      Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Gillena for the following comment. Have a great day!

      Lovely share, luv the boardwalk photo. Nice mosaics. Thanks for dropping by my blog

      Much😊love

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    1. "I like the picture of the Limpkin and the panoramic views of Florida.
      Thanks for sharing. It makes me want to go for a walk now!
      Have a great new week!"

      Hello,
      Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Florida and the birds there are always great to see. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Yam, I appreciate your comment, it was deleted in error I am adding it on below. Have a great day!

      Hari Om
      I enjoy environments like this (not that we have any such in Scotland, but down under we have plenty) - I was not aware of the Wood Stork until this post - impressive bird! YAM xx

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    1. "You've taken us to another great place to visit Eileen. It is lovely to see all the green! The boardwalk reminds me a little of some of the places we visited in the Northern Territory of Australia last year. Happy travels and have a great week."
      Thanks Jill! I do love all the parks we visited in Florida, the greenery is beautiful. Have a great day and happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Ella for the comment which I copied below. Enjoy your day and new week!
      Very beautiful photos from Florida!
      The palm trees always remind me of the sunny Spaje where my daughter lives!
      Have a nice week, Eileen!

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    1. "Love the birds and trees.
      And I agree, everyone should use the trash cans."

      Hello, I do enjoy nature, all the birds and plants. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank You R Rue for the comment below, I appreciate your visit and comments. Have a happy day!

      Beautiful.

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    1. "That would be an interesting place to visit and have time to wait and watch...preferable with a chair to sit in."

      Hi Rose,
      They did have benches along the way.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Have a great day,
      Eileen

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    1. "swamps like this are part of my most favorite views in Florida...this one is a beauty...I love the stork, they are so ugly they are beautiful"

      Thanks Sandra!
      I love the storks too, they have a unique look.

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    1. "Another great find in Florida! Awesome Limpkin shot! That long boardwalk reminds me of one I walked, the Corkscrew Swamp near Naples....I saw a Barred Owl, sleeping on a limb right over my head.
      A rare Black Guillemot was spotted on Saturday down at the coast here and wouldn't you know my van is still in the shop!!"

      Hello Sondra, I enjoyed a few visits to Corkscrew too, but I missed seeing the Owl. That would be awesome. I hope you get your van back soon. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great day and new week ahead.

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    1. Hello Anni,
      Sorry I deleted this comment in error.

      I love swamps...this area you share in photos looks ideal! I have yet to see a Lumpkin. Neat bird!!

      The Limpkin is a cool bird, I hope you get to see one. Have a great day!

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    1. "we were watching Sunday CBS Morning and they were doing an interview with this photographer from National Geographic ... and he is trying to get all sorts of creatures ... very up close and personal shots ... amazing. like animals many folks have never seen before. it was so cool!! sadly they showed one frog that was the last of it's kind on the planet. thanks for capturing some great news. have a great week. ( ; "

      Hello, Beth! Sounds like a great show. It is sad to hear of any animal becoming extinct. Thank you for visiting and for the comment (sorry I deleted it in error) have a happy day and great new week!

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    1. Copied from email confirmation: Thank you Marco! I deleted the following comment in error.
      Hello Eileen,
      A great nature with wonderful birds. Very nice places to go for a walk.
      Wonderful pictures Eileen.

      Best regards,
      Marco

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    1. Hi Eileen, I've been to those other two parks with boardwalks, but not Haw Creek. Beautiful. Then I thought how we have a Haw Creek here in NC. And then (this is how I go off on tangents all the time) I thought of how drivers of horses would say gee and haw, and maybe those directions had something to do with how these creeks got those names. Gee is right, and Haw is left from the drivers position...so that led my brain to thinking of how we have roads here in Black Mountain called North Fork, Left Fork, and Right Fork. They refer to a small river that these roads run along. And I'm familiar with many other same-named places in the countryside, but I'll stop here!

      Hello Barbara, thank so much for the comment, I copied it above because I deleted it in error.
      I appreciate your visit and taking time to comment. I have found many of the same name places too. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Dawn, I copied your comment below, thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I love these walks, but not with the bugs. Have a great day!

      "I am originally from coastal NC and we have these type of marshland parks and I miss them so much. Now, come summer when the mosquitoes are in full force it is not the place to take a walk let me tell ya. LOL but nice in the winter aka cooler weather. I was recently in Florida visiting. The state has so much to offer.Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade"

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    1. Marie, I copied your comment which was deleted in error. I always appreciate your visits and comments. Have a great day!

      "Such a beautiful place to walk and spot the wildlife. Great photos."

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    1. "What a nice walk with lots of wildlife. "

      Hello, we do enjoy the walks, the wildlife is a bonus. I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. "A nice place to see wildlife and enjoy nature. Beautiful photos, Eileen.
      Have a lovely new week."

      Thanks Bill! I do enjoy the nature and wildlife. I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. "what a lovely park to visit "

      Hello, thanks for the visit and comment. Green space and parks are my favorite. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. "You've explored some of the neatest places here in Florida. I keep a list of places I want to go to and I will add this one. We saw a Limpkin a couple of days ago....and heard he's strange call. It's a zoo out there! lol Happy MM! "

      Thanks Diane!
      Florida has so many neat places and parks.
      Yes, the Limpkin has a very strange and loud call.
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Have a great day!

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    1. Sorry I deleted the following comment in error, I do appreciate your visit and comment. Have a great day and week ahead!

      "I enjoy your boardwalk wildlife spotting. You always post great photos."

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    1. Thanks Carol for the following comment. I deleted in error. Hope your day is great!

      Wonderful Eileen ~ can see you do your 'homework' beautiful park and neat birds ~ great photos ~ thanks ^_^

      Happy Moments to You,
      A ShutterBug Explores,
      aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. "My parents have a boardwalk much like this near their Florida home. I always enjoy a walk there. Your photos are lovely!"

      Hello, Michelle! Florida does have some great parks and the boardwalks make walking so easy. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. "Those boardwalks are always nice to wander along even if you don't see many birds! "

      Hello Pat, I do enjoy the boardwalks and parks. The birds are a bonus. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. "When traveling it pays to do your homework before you go or else you'll miss some very neat things. "

      Hello Red, I enjoy researching my trips, it is part of the fun planning the trip. Thanks for the comment. Have a great day and happy new week!

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    1. "I like parks with boardwalks. I don't know why :) Have a great week."

      Hello, I like the boardwalks too, they are easy walking. Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

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    1. Hello Ritta, Thanks for much for the nice comment. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

      "Wonderful wildlife & exotic surroundings! I am sure you enjoyed your trip! "

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    1. "What a lovely area and that boardwalk is so picturesque! "

      Thanks lady Fi for the comment and visit. Have a great day and week ahead!

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    1. Eileen - I am always impressed by the palmettos and Spanish moss in the trees! The birds are a bonus! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

      Angie, sorry I deleted a bunch of comments in error. I do appreciate your visit and comment. I love the Florida Palmettos and Spanish Moss trees, they are beautiful. Have a happy day and a great week ahead!

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    1. "Awesome pics. Thanks a lot for sharing. "

      Thank you Rupam, Have a happy day and great week ahead!

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    1. "Beautiful story, greetings from Spain. "
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Have a great day and happy new week!

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    1. "Hello Eileen,
      Beautiful photos of your walk in the park.
      Very nice that there are so many parks where you live.
      I love the palm trees and the birds.
      Best regard Irma"

      Thank you Irma, I do enjoy all the parks we get to visit. I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. "great photos! "

      Thanks Sussi! I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. "Beautiful photographs, enjoyed seeing.
      A hug and a good week. "


      Thank you for the comment and visit, I wish you a great new week!

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  43. Sorry, I deleted comments in error. Thank you to everyone above who left me a comment.

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  44. a perfect visual of the sentiment i shared yesterday!!! usually in florida, the birds are tame, use to people!! regardless, you captured some really good images...i enjoyed seeing the stork and the limpkin as we don't see them here!!

    this looks like a great spot, i like when they have boardwalks like this one does!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I always appreciate your visits and comments. Have a great day!

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  45. The wood stork is particularly a welcome sight.

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    1. The wood stork is a cool looking bird, thanks for the comment. Have a great day!

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  46. You saw some beautiful birds on your trip to Florida. This reminds me of the places we visited. I've never seen wildlife like that down in Florida. Thank you so much for your comment about the swans in my latest post. You made me go back to square one and refresh my memory which was which, and these particular swans were actually the Mute ones. I really appreciated your help Eileen. Thanks again!

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    1. Hello Debbie, Thank You! I am glad to help when I can, I am not always right though! Have a happy day!

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  47. This looks like a beautiful and natural park to visit and of course, preserving it clean is necessary and everyone should work with conscious when visiting natural parks like this! Nice photos

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    1. Thanks Jeevan! It is a pretty park, I wish people would pack out their trash. It is a shame to seeing plastic bottles floating in the water. Enjoy your day!

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  48. What a beautiful park! I guess it's the kid in me, but I can't resist walking on bridges or wooden walkways. You got some nice wildlife shots too.

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  49. All that green is looking really good about now!

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  50. Thank goodness for those boardwalks! Such an interesting bird.

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  51. Me encantan estos paseos. El parque está precioso con esos puentes de madera. Naturaleza pura Eileen. Fotos muy lindas.
    Un abrazo.

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  52. So many different birds in Florida than here---vegetation is different too. Thank you for the nice jaunt
    MB

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  53. What nice boardwalks in this park and such a beautiful tropical look to it! Water bottles are a problem here, too. I've seen many left behind by hikers--very sad.

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  54. The Limpkin is very cute! Did you see many alligators? How about snakes? I'm not fond of either - lol.

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  55. I don't know, it kind of looks like a scary place to me. How close are the boardwalks to the water? I'm sure if it were really dangerous, there would be warnings. Or maybe not opened to the public at all. Interesting birds.
    Have a great weekend.
    Andrea

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  56. Um lugar de grande beleza, com uma vegetação bem exuberante!... Grata por partilhar!
    Sempre um prazer viajar através das suas belas fotos, Eileen!
    Beijinhos
    Ana

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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