~Early morning walk~

A few scenes from our walk this morning in Rocky Bayou State Park near Niceville, Florida. The weather here has been cold, but the expected rain has been delayed! 

Reflection
Reflection
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Stream Restoration A habitat once destroyed is coming back to life!
Stream Restoration
A habitat once destroyed is coming back to life!
This is what the stream currently looks like
This is what the stream currently looks like
Another view
Another view
Sheila and Howard being goofy. Standing on the bridge crossing the stream. Looking straight down into the water.
Sheila and Howard being goofy. Standing on the bridge crossing the stream. Looking straight down into the water
Great Egret fishing in the stream
Great Egret fishing in the stream
Great Egret
Great Egret
See ya!
See ya!
A colorful mushroom growing on the forrest floor.
A colorful mushroom growing on the forrest floor
Moss covered fallen tree
Moss covered fallen tree
Blooming Water Lily
Blooming Water Lily
Beginning to bloom
Beginning to bloom
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Our front yard for a few days!
Our front yard for a few days!
Our back yard
Our back yard
Our Side View
Our Side View

We enjoyed our day today: an early morning walk through a beautiful forrest; a wonderful lunch at a family restaurant, which opened in 1954; and a visit to the Air Force Armament Museum.

Fighter pilots, flying overhead near the museum, truly entertained me this afternoon during their practice runs. They were flying the new F35 fighter jets! Take off, landing, take off – over and over again! Hopefully my photos came out and I will be able to share with you what they look like!

Have a great day tomorrow!

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Live in the Now

8 thoughts on “~Early morning walk~”

    1. Hi Mary-Pat, thanks! We were camping at Silver Springs State Park a few weeks back and I was driving up to the ranger station. On my short drive, I was looking around at the beauty of the area and thinking – enjoy this moment, live each day in the now. Be safe, drive carefully and enjoy each day!

    1. It is a very nice park. We discovered more of it today! The Great Blue was fun to shoot and I was trying to get as close as I could. It was hunting across a stream from where I was. Notice, the breeding colors on the face.

  1. I cannot tell you how blessed I am to have you and Howard as dear friends! I am inspired every day to go out and look at your unbelievable photos as you enjoy your winter on the road. Am still quilting, and trying to get a handle on my camera…. I don’t have enough years left to even approach your artistry! With love…. AM Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage. ~ Anas Nin ________________________________

    1. Years ago, I heard a story about Howard’s kindergarden teacher. She turned 92 and decided to teach herself Latin! I always remember this story.

      Dear Anne Marie, it is never too late to enjoy a hobby. The most important thing is just to get out everyday with your camera and take some photos of the beautiful area you are living in now! It is simply for the fun of it!

      I could never, in a million years, create art with quilts as you do! Your artwork is beautiful!

      I will greatly miss you in Colorado this summer! I hope life there is all you expected and wished it to be! I bet it is!

      We are blessed as well – our love sent your way. And, thanks so much for your uplifting words, they touched my heart!

  2. Lovely photos from your walk. The egrets, herons and their reflections are all awesome. The waterlily is gorgeous.. Lovely post. Have a happy weekend!

    1. Hi Eileen, thank you for taking the walk with me. 🙂 And, for your sweet comment! I hope you have a Happy Friday and a Great Weekend!

      Looking at your beautiful blogs and others showcasing their love of birding, I decided I would post, on Fridays, a bird that I have photographed with a link or links so people can go learn about the bird if they became interested. I am hoping that somewhere along the way, it might trigger someone’s interest in birdwatching!

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