Monday, August 24, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday,

Another new day and a new week, the last full week of August. It is hard to believe September is just a week away.  So, I am flying by with a cheery hello to all.  

Hubby and I like to hike a loop trail at this local county park. I have blogged about the Hashawha Nature Center numerous times. It is one of my favorite places for a walk.  



Me and my shadow on the boardwalk at the Hashawha Lake. 



 The walk takes us past two different pond and the main lake. This pond has a lot of white waterlilies.





 Birds of Prey center, these birds are injured in some way and can not be released into the wild.  Shown are the Bald Eagle, Barred owl and a Red-tailed Hawk. 


 I believe the red blooms are actually called Rose Mallow. They are in the Hibiscus family.



This mushroom was big almost as big as my hand. 


I was not able to take any bird photos, we did see a few swallows flying low over the lake.  We spooked a Belted Kingfisher that was sitting on nearby wire over the lake.  I heard a Barred Owl calling repeatedly the who cooks for you sound.. 






I hope everyone is happy and healthy. Take care, stay safe! 

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

100 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! I love to see all the white waterlilies. The Rose Mallow was very pretty. It must be very interesting to visit a Birds of Prey center.
    Enjoy your day, and the new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  2. Última semana de agosto!
    Tão lindos os resultados fotográficos dos teus passeios. Adoro hibiscos também e a tartaruga linda. Tudo assim! beijos, linda nova semana! chica

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      Thanks so much for the comment.
      Have a great day and new week!

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  3. Hari OM
    I love how you have preseted these, Eileen - a delight to the eye in every way! YAM xx

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      Thank you for the nice comment. Have a great day and new week!

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  4. Yes, fall is not too far away, Eileeen, so enjoy these waning days if summer while you may.

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    1. Thanks David!
      Yes, I try to enjoy all my days.
      Have a great week ahead!

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  6. ...I hope that you are enjoying your green world.

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    1. Thanks Tom!
      I do enjoy our green world.
      Have a great day and new week!

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  7. You have such lovely places to walk! I'm enjying the slightly cooler mornings.

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      Have a great day and new week!

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  8. What a beautiful trail. Love the artistic way you display your photos, Eileen. You can’t miss with shadows and a turtle.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Have a great day and new week!

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  9. HUGE mushroom! And oh so gren everywhere you look. Beautiful.

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  10. What a beautiful place to walk...in the collage beneath your shadow show, the photo in the upper left corner could be a painting. I just really love it.

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  11. Gorgeous photos and looks like such a nice place to spend an afternoon!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Have a great day and new week!

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  12. You can see so much more when there is some water near the trail. I love to go to the Preserve because of that...more variety! Your photos are beautiful...love your shadow shot! That one is different! Hugs!

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  13. I really love walking a boardwalk there is always something great to see...I will be happy when this rainy summer has gone away we are waterlogged right now. Have a good week!!

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  14. beautiful...colorful of flowers.
    Have a great day

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  15. I could enjoy your photos, and not have to be in the humidity which must have been high while you were walking by the water...I only hope there was a breeze and it wasn't one of the hot days of summer. Thanks so much for snapping photos on your walk! Have a great week, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I try walking early in the morning to avoid the hot and humid afternoons.
      Have a great day and new week!

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  16. Wonderful series of photos and collages of your walk.
    I wish you a nice new week, take care of yourself.

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  17. Beautiful photo of the eagle.

    We had a Birds of Prey center in Orlando. In all the years there I never managed to go. I'm sorry about that now. I'll have to see if there is one in our area here.

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  18. Some lovely photos and collages! Beautiful territory in your world.

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  19. Gorgeous photos! I just recently learned the name of the rose mallows, they are really pretty flowers. Seems like you had a great walk. Hope you have a great week as well!

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  20. With the way the lighting is on the mushroom that looks like it belongs in a magical place. Like maybe a tiny toad might show up under it that could be kissing turned into a prince

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  21. another beautiful place and fantastic photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Your photos are gorgeous Eileen. Be safe.

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    Much💝love

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      Have a great day and new week!

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  23. Beautiful photos Eileen. Enjoy your day and new week.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Have a great day and new week!

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  24. i have been seeing a lot of mushrooms, but i have not taken any pictures. yours is very cool!!

    i think this is my favorite me and my shadow...your captures of the flowers are so pretty!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I am noticing more mushrooms lately.
      Have a great day and new week!

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  25. I am not surprised that you like to walk there, Eileen! It looks to be a lovely place!

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  27. Your post is really gorgeous - love all the flowers

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  28. So beautiful. What a wonderful area to enjoy! Happy Monday to you.

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    1. Ellen, thanks so much for the comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  29. It's great to have a dependable place to go walking. Beautiful photos.

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  30. Beautiful, what a lovely place to go walking.

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  31. I'd walk that loop every day too. It's a very beautiful area.

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  32. Another beautiful walk! This place almost has a tropical look to it. Maybe it's the water lilies and mallow...or my own daydreaming...

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      Thanks so much for the comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  33. Amazing pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  34. Magical blooms.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening here http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/08/garden-affair-home-grown-veggie.html

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  35. The lake with all its vegetation is picturesque.
    Have a nice new week ahead and take care!

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  36. Hello Eileen,
    Nice places of nature. Nice for a walk.
    And you have photograph very beautiful flowers. Well done Eileen!!
    Nice birds!!

    Greetings, Marco

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      Thanks so much for the comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  37. What a perfect place to walk..Lots of nature to be seen.Love the water lilies..Enjoy your week..

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  38. Un placer caminar con vosotros Eileen. Así también disfrutamos del precioso paisaje.
    Estupendad fotos.
    Buen martes y cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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      Have a happy day and great week ahead!

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  39. Looks like a beautiful trail and walking around ponds and lakes should keep cool despite a sunny day. Lovely flowers and you presented them tastefully in these collages and the park does a nice job in preserving the wounded birds rather leave them in wild to die.

    Take care

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  40. This Hashawha Nature Center is wonderful. The flowers and the water lilies, lovely!
    The turtle is basking, great and the roundway is so pretty!
    take care of yourself and stay healthy,hug Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      Thank you so much!
      Enjoy your day!

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  41. Hi Eileen.. Beautiful set of pictures... Happy week

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  42. hello from Malaysia :) what a lovely photos thank u for sharing :) i miss doing outdoor activity and being active neither . stay safe ok :) have fun

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      Enjoy your day!

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  43. Hashawha Nature Center looks very beautiful. I love the photo of your shadows over the leaves in the pond, Eileen. It is very artistic. I wonder where all the birds were that day? Stay cool and healthy!

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  44. A beautiful array of flora and fauna!
    Have a good one!

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  45. Love Those Shadow People

    Cheers

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  46. I love the shadow shot in the leaves. Nature is abundant in your neck-of-the-woods. Thanks for your visit!

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  47. Fantastic and fun to look at these Eileen, thank you so much! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  48. I didn’t think you *ever* went anywhere without getting bird photos. I have almost given up! I’m getting slower and the birds are getting flightier . I hear them and see them, just don’t get many pictures. Anyway, your neighborhood nature walk is a wonderful place , even without birds. The walks I take are pretty much necessary for my sanity these days. Thank goodness for them! And thank you for sharing yours!

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  49. Sallie,
    The walks do help keep you calm and sane.
    Thanks for the comment.
    Take care , enjoy your day!

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