Monday, July 16, 2012

Florida 101

There are a lot of people I've run across in life who don't care for what Florida has to offer.  But I always say that if you don't like Florida you just aren't looking hard enough.  We love the white sand beaches, peaceful Cypress trails and abundant Winter wild life.  The first shot is one of our favorite parks in Naples.  We always try to walk and enjoy a few picnics here.  Sungren park

The view at Naples beach. Or I should say one view of thousands.

I had a visitor below my beach chair.

I was sitting on a bench in the heart of Corkscrew Swamp and look who snuck up behind me.

An Egret wading in the swamp. 

A curious Owl.

A maze of gulls.  Or amazing gulls!

Butterflies fluttered at the Rookery Swamp Trail.

And turtles sunned themselves.

Weird colored sea birds at Lover's key.

We threw this live shell back after a photo op.

Feeding Giraffes at the Naple's Zoo is not only for the youngsters.  Florida.  It's what's for Winter!

P.S.  This FLA post has been simmering in my drafts bin for quite awhile.  It is going to be 100 degrees in Minnesota today.  Hotter than a Florida swamp in Summer! For more photos visit the Sunday Best blog hop!


DJan said...

Florida is beautiful, no doubt. But I'll take my Pacific Northwest rain forest any day. That butterfly's tail is a little the worse for wear! I love that giraffe, Sharon.

Rita said...

I've never been to Florida...your pictures are lovely Sharon!

Mary said...

Thank you for a wonderful visit to Florida. I haven't been there. You see it well.

Nancy Claeys said...

I've never visited Florida, but if you have pink boats, then I like it! :)

TexWisGirl said...

love that ibis. and the skimmers are wonderful! the barred owl is one of my favorites. :)

stay cool!

Repositório said...

Wow! What awesome places and photos!

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely photos and the animals look well fed! :)

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful! Your chicken apple pizza looks wonderful too. I may have to try that sometime. Boiling hot in Ohio too. Stay cool!

Serline said...

What a wonderful place. My animal loving little Narelle will definitely enjoy and love this place.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such beauty and you take the best photos!

Au and Target said...

It gorgeous. When we stayed in Naples years ago, they sprayed DDT or whatever out of a plane every day to kill the bugs. Oh the ignorance back then!