All posts by Sheila

I have a passion for the outdoors and I am most happy enjoying what nature has to offer. Hobbies include photography, birding, Pickleball, astronomy, biking, and hiking. I have been happily married, for 46 years, to an amazing person.

The Villages – Spanish Springs Town Square…..

Two of Three posting on The Villages –

Spanish Springs, the original – Village! It is a quaint area with a peaceful ambiance. I enjoy it more and more with each visit.

The Villages - Spanish Springs Town Square
Golf Bridge connecting Spanish Springs Town Square with it communties.
Golf anyone?
Golf anyone?
Let the dancing begin!
Let the dancing begin!
The Villages - Spanish Springs Town Square - relax and enjoy the pools and fountains!
The Villages – Spanish Springs Town Square – relax and enjoy the pools and fountains!
Must be a favorite stop for coffee! A Florida company.
Must be a favorite stop for coffee! A Florida company.
A Mallard pair. Female must be Albino!
A Mallard pair on a lake in Spanish Springs. Female  is Albino!

The Villages – Lake Sumter Town Square…..

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
                                                                   Confucius

First of three posting on The Villages –

Lake Sumter Town Square

If one tries to explain the uniqueness of The Villages in Florida to someone that has never visited there, it is completed inadequately.

Without visiting and experiencing The Villages for yourself, you can’t possibility appreciate or begin to understand “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown”. This statement is true – everyone we meet is friendly.

It is, as I have said, unique. However, it is much more – it is beautiful, inspiring and a true gift to the family that makes it their home.

It is a place for the active person with its many golf courses, walking and bicycling trails, numerous other outdoor activities, exercise and recreation facilities, clubs, town centers and one-stop-shopping for – well everything!

As we travel in Florida, I love to stop in Wildwood and spend a few days roaming around The Villages – walking in and out of the many shops, listening to music in the evening at the town square, enjoying a meal overlooking a lake, relaxing on a park bench watching the wildlife of the four or two legged variety, or taking photos (one of my very favorite activities).

Simply stated – “It makes my heart sing with joy to see so many people, of all ages, truly enjoying their life.”

A lovely outdoor dance floor!
A lovely outdoor dance floor!
A nice place for lunch overlooking Lake Sumter
A nice place for lunch overlooking Lake Sumter
Lake Sumter on a cloudy day
Looking for a line dance!!
Looking for a line dance!!
Get your Golf Cart and lets go shopping!!
Get your Golf Cart and lets go shopping!!
He made his choice - Chocolate Cherry Kiss!
He made his choice – Chocolate Cherry Kiss! Hubby coffee shopping.

When Evening turns to Sunset…..

When Evening turns to Sunset.....
When Evening turns to Sunset…..

You bring us your beauty at the end of each day,

Shared so unselfishly.

No one really notices beyond the brilliance that you offer,

When evening turns to sunset that your display is scientific – no matter.

You ceremoniously paint the western sky with your light,

Bringing dramatic, warm, romantic hues of color for all to admire.

You guide us to the horizon with your nightly descend,

As we stare in still wonder never taking for granted this amazing sight.

Some days you’re aided with clouds and other aspects of nature,

Maybe birds soaring high one last time this day.

If one is so inspired we may be standing by a lake,

To see your beauty not once, but twice as it spreads on the surface.

Reflections of emotion caught in the beams of your light,

To be remembered and imprinted in our mind.

We thank you for your contribution at the end of this day,

And look forward until tomorrow when you become visible to us again.