Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thankful Thursday - August in Paradise

I'm thankful for the beauty in Florida, my home state.  Most weekends, my husband and I take a ride through the wildlife preserve near our home.  He drives while I take pictures, and we listen to the radio, mostly to a radio station that plays the oldies from the fifties and sixties.  Sometimes, if we go early on a Sunday, we listen to the Prairie Home Companion.  It is such a sweet time together and with the L-rd, because we praise Him for the beauty we see around us and that we get to live in paradise.

On our drive last week, we saw several  pairs of sand hill cranes.  They are usually seen in pairs, and sometimes with baby chicks.  We saw this couple and noted that both had a missing foot.  They came really close to the window, so I was able to get some great close up photos.  You can't tell from the photos, but these birds stand about three to four feet tall. 

That day, we also saw a raccoon.  Doesn't it have the cutest little face?  This one was large -- probably about three feet long from his nose to his tail. 

We also saw signs of fall.  My mother always said, "When you see the goldenrod bloom, that means cool weather is coming."

We don't get much cooler weather here, but I'm looking forward to a little relief from the consistent ninety degree temps we've been having through August.  

I'd love to hear what you are thankful for today.

 Thankful Thursday is my day to focus on and be thankful for the good things in my life. 
  I'm linking up today with:

Spiritual Sunday

GRAND Social

All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-Up
 The Gathering Spot Link-Up

Modest Mom Monday Link-up 
Share Your Stuff Tuesday

Jenny's Monday Meet-Up

Winsome Wednesday A Wise Woman Builds
Whole Hearted Wednesday 
Wake Up Wednesday

Hearts for Home
Favorite Things 

Fab Creative Friday
Friendship Friday 
Freedom Friday


  1. Oh what lovely and awesome photos! A sweet visit! Thank you.

  2. Beautiful photos! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,