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~A few more photos to rap up our Purvis and Eastbank visits

Scenes from Purvis, Mississippi…

Lace, pretty girl.
Lace, pretty girl. Front pond in the background.
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A Spring bird nest?
An old bird nest
Another Spring bird nest
Leland's favorite Live Oak Tree
Leland’s favorite Live Oak Tree

Scenes from¬†Eastbank Campground…

A beautiful sunset and a little Pied-billed Grebe swimming around. I took these photos, on our first night at Eastbank Campground, about a week ago.

 

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Photos from our visit to The Villages, Florida

~Learning Pickleball

Purvis, Mississippi has two tennis courts, one of which has been outlined for Pickleball. We went there, so I could show Carol and Leland how to  play. We had a lot of fun the two times we played around!

Carol (sil) and Leland (brother). Showing them how to play Pickleball.
Carol (sil) and Leland (brother). Showing them how to play Pickleball.
Carol, having fun!
Carol, having fun!
Leland, having fun!
Leland, having fun!
"I love these guys!"
Do they look tired? Nah, one runs four miles a day and the other walks four miles a day. “I love these guys!”
"I love these guys!"
“I love these guys so very much!”
My ball boy! Love him!
My ball boy! Love him!

Our journey continues bringing us to a favorite place…

Our second night at Fairview Riverside State Park….

The rains came in the night. All of a sudden the silence of the night interrupted with squalls of rain hitting the roof of the RV. Silence, pounding rain, silence, pounding rain, all night long. Common, these seasonal rains in the south, some violent with their arrival.
We woke to flooded roads,  the river overflowing its bank. We have been at Fairview before and experienced the same seasonal rains and flooding roads.
This road leads to a second campground closer to the river. We walk this road all the time.
This road leads to a second campground closer to the river. We walk this road all the time.
Not long after the rain stopped, the water receded leaving debris behind,  rain drops dripped from tree leaves, and the grass remained marsh like, which deterred us from walking on it.
We were at Fairview for three nights and the sun never fully showed itself, always hiding behind gray clouds.
We still enjoyed our stay, visited with friends, ate seafood, had coffee and beignets, and shopped at our favorite grocery store for Louisiana foods to take with us.

 

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans cafe known for cafe au laits, chicory coffee and beignets since 1862.
Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans cafe known for cafe au laits, chicory coffee and beignets since 1862.

Our journey continues bringing us to a favorite place…

A place that brings smiles, makes my heart sing with happiness, and one where loved ones are waiting to embrace us in hugs. A peaceful place with lots of birds, beautiful trees and scrubs, acres of green fields, ponds, and sounds of pounding hoofs racing to relieve their curiosity over whom has come to visit.
Our favorite camping spot
Our favorite camping spot
An early morning visitor
An early morning visitor
There is also sadness with this visit, two hearts no longer with us. Remember Annie, the border collie and Socks the barn cat, sadly not here. I know they are here in spirit walking with us, side by side through these green fields, just as they always did.
Annie. Sweet girl we miss you.
Annie. Sweet girl we miss you so much.
Socks
Socks. Pretty eyes we miss you. I miss seeing you follow my brother around like a dog.

 

Dining Room window view
Our view out the dining room window of the coach
Our visit is short, but memories are being created that will last forever. We will return in March with plans to stay longer.
Front pond
Canada Geese enjoying the front pond
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An old barn sits out in the country
My brother thinks this barn is over 100 years old. Coming to visit grandparents when I was little, from home in New Orleans, I remember seeing this barn. A left turn at the intersection where the old barn sits leads to Granddaddy’s¬†farm.¬†The roof has recently been repaired.
Knowing there are fun times ahead, we still leave our favorite spot with heavy hearts. With one last embrace that has to last until we return, our journey continues. On Tuesday we head east.

 

~Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

The Daily Post – Photo Challenge –¬†Week of April 24, 2015 –¬†“Motion.”

In Rocky Mountain National Park
In Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado).
Annie, running in the pasture.
Annie, running in the pasture (Mississippi).
"This feels so good" Hot Rod rolling in the grass.
“This feels so good” Hot Rod rolling in the grass (Mississippi).
Coming in for a landing!
Coming in for a landing (Florida).
Fiesty Female  Wild Turkey
Fiesty Female Wild Turkey (Florida).
Snowing
Snowing (Colorado).
"Come soar with me!"
“Come soar with me!” Florida
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Osprey (Florida).
Over it goes (Montana).
Canada Goose, over the falls (Montana).

~A few photos from the farm~

Scenes from “the farm”

Socks, a beautiful girl

A beautiful "Barn Kitty"
A beautiful “Barn Kitty”

 

On the hunt
On the hunt

Some of the Horses, fat from eating summer grass

Big Red
Big Red
Lace and Ike (what a funny photo)
Lace and Ike (what a funny photo)

 

A young Angus Steer

A handsome 4H Steer (I called him "Little Bull"
A handsome 4H Steer (I called him “Little Bull”

 

A beautiful Butterfly

Butterfly Bush with a beautiful customer

Ah Bull

"I'am watching you"
“I’am watching you”
"Go Away"
“Go Away”

 

Precious Jack

We miss you Jack
We miss you Jack

 

The Birds

Northern Mockingbird (photo taken in Mississippi)
Northern Mockingbird (photo taken in Mississippi)
BrownThrasher (photo taken in Mississippi)
BrownThrasher (photo taken in Mississippi)