Tag Archives: State Parks

~Another~

Another Day, Another Walk

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Jonathan Dickinson State Park

~An old dead tree, shelter and food that endangered birds call home

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Old dead tree.
Old dead tree
This has to be the funnest photo of a bird I have ever taken.
This has to be the funnest photo of a bird I have ever taken.
Florida Scrub Jay
Florida Scrub Jay

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~A high lookout, for a winged sentinel, an advantage against its enemy

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~A River bank, protection for Herons hunting for prey

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~An underground burrow, shelter for a Gopher Tortoise

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Gopher Tortoise
Gopher Tortoise

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~A fallen leaf,  a moment in time to reminisce of days past

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Evidence of a past Fall
Evidence of a past Fall

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~Lush bushes, a hiding place for birds to feel safe

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A Peek-A-Boo Treat ~Palm Warbler~
A Peek-A-Boo Treat
~Palm Warbler~

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Another Adventure, Another Journey

Another Chance for Mother Nature to Fill my Heart

~Whispers, Follow Me~

soft morning sunlight

creating a path unknown

whispers follow me

Follow Me
Follow Me
Loxahatchee River
Loxahatchee River
Fishing
Fishing
Take Off
Take Off
In Flight
Follow Me
Takes A Dip
Takes A Dip
Sandhill Crane
“Follow Me”
"Race Ya"
“Okay, I’am following; where are we going?”
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Doing the Two-Step
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Beautiful Sandhill Crane

After many days of cloudy skies and heavy rains we finally have had a few days of sunshine. On an early morning walk, in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, we spotted these Sandhill Cranes and an Osprey fishing for its breakfast. The early morning light created a nice image on the Loxahatchee River.

I first spotted the Osprey standing at the edge of the river. I could not see if it had anything in its talons. I tried to get as close as I could without scaring it, but without a longer lens it was not close enough to capture a  great photo. It watched me creeping closer and decided to take off. It flew across the river and twice dove down to the surface.  I would love to know if it had food in its talons. Why was it driving down to skim the water’s surface? It did not appear as if it was diving for food, but instead dipping its talons in the water as if to keep something wet.

These two Sandhill Cranes were walking around in the grass, feeding. We spotted them just as we got out of the car, driving from our RV site to the Loxahatchee River in the back of the park. I needed to walk around them to have the sun behind me. They keep an eye on me as I walked around them and tried to get closer to take my shots. They really seemed to just ignore me, but I knew they were watching me! They are beautiful birds and I love watching them.

Hoping for continued sunshine!

Follow Your Dreams
Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams and Enjoy the Journey

~A few Bird Photos~

A few more bird photos from Fairview Riverside State Park:

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Great Egret
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“I see something”
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“Getting Close”
"Got It"
“Got It”
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
~Going the Wrong Way~
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Fly Away
Fly Away

This past Saturday we left Fairview Riverside State Park, one day early, and headed to Purvis, Mississippi. We are staying at my brother and sister-in-laws home on 160 beautiful acres. We left a day early in order to visit our nephew visiting from Texas. We are having a great time.

~The B’s~

Bugs, Butterflies and a Bird

Beetle
Beetle

In the forest, who knows what you will see,

While on a hike, or riding a bike;

Hear,  f eel,  just be.

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A bird singing a song, 

A bug traveling along;

Hear,  feel,  just be.

A butterfly drinking nectar, 

A beetle saying, don’t give me a lecture;

Hear, feel,  just be.

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A flower looking forlorn

A deep, red bloom reborn;

Hear, feel,  just be.

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In the forest, who knows what you will see,

Hear, feel,  just be.

Red Admiral "May I help you?" "Which way would you like to hike?"
Red Admiral, VP in charge of direction.”May I help you?” “Which way would you like to hike?” 

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
I have not been close enough to birds to get any photos. Lucky I got this one!
Yellow Wildflowers
Yellow Wildflowers and a Bug
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
A little beat-up!
One still blooming with a spider calling it home!
One still blooming with a spider calling it home!
Sumac bloom
Sumac bloom
I’am sure there is a bug in there somewhere.
Past their prime, but still pretty!
Past their prime, but still pretty!
Red Admiral
Red Admiral

I took these photos in Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

All photos: SkyeRiver Photography ©Sheila de Laneuville

Happy Veterans Day

 To All Vets

Thank You

For your service and what you do to keep this country safe and FREE!

Thanks and much Love to my vet!

“The Reward is the Journey”

~Forest Wonders~

Heart of Hearts
Heart of Hearts

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Open  your eyes and you will see,

Amazing sites all for free.

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Mother nature provides a show,

A bounty of wonders that slowly grow.

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Show your respect,

She is fragile, in many aspects.

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Marvel at her beauty and works of art,

Celebrate her creations with love in your heart.

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I took these photos, this week, in Ray Roberts Lake State Park. 

All photos: SkyeRiver Photography ©Sheila de Laneuville

Enjoy the Journey!

~A Tangled Web She Weaves~

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A tangled web she weaves,

Inviting those she receives,

Doesn’t take long to grieve,

You see, no one gets to leave.

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A Tangled Web she Weaves
A Tangled Web she Weaves
A Side View
A Side View
A Beautiful Spider
A Beautiful Spider
Looks like a youger one
Looks like a youger one

We saw these beauties as we were hiking along a trail in Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

All photos: SkyeRiver Photography ©Sheila de Laneuville

Enjoy the Journey!