Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thankful Thursday - February Gratitudes

Doesn't this just make you smile?  I am so grateful for people with a sense of humor.  I'm sure you'll agree with me that there is no accounting for taste in yard art.  This is one of my favorites of all time because I'm in love with pink birds, both flamingos and roseate spoonbills. These fine specimens are about seven or eight feet tall and grace the lawn of a local business. 

I'm thankful to live where oranges grow.  Fruit is still on the trees and the buds are appearing.  There is no perfume as beautiful as orange blossoms and Confederate jasmine mingled together..

We visited a waterfront restaurant and enjoyed seeing these pelicans wait for handouts

This one caught his own fish. (Must be a conservative)

Here's some of the beauty we saw in February

The buntings will be leaving soon, and I will miss them.  What a blessing they have been this winter.  I counted four males at the feeder at once one day. This male was in the tree just outside my kitchen window.  I rarely see them perching, so was grateful to get this shot.

Winter is over here on the Space Coast.  These droopy elephant ears are due to our final cold day (in February).  It got down to 42 degrees.  That's the coldest weather we've had all winter.  I think we only had four or five times where it felt cold enough to wear a sweater.  I am so grateful to live in Florida.

Oh, and I am so very grateful to be over my sickness.  I missed lots of Purim fun.

 What are you grateful for this week? 

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  1. What beautiful pictures. It was the flamingos that caught my eye because I find them hysterical. There is a place near where I live that dress their flamingos up with different scenes throughout the year, they have a little mini fifth wheel that they put out with them in the summer, and for Thanksgiving they were cooking a turkey in a big kettle the scenes always make me smile and I am always looking forward to a new one.

    1. I would love to see that, KC. Maybe you could post pics.There used to be a home over on Cocoa Beach that had a flock of plastic flamingos that they would decorate for every holiday. I miss seeing that.
      Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words.

  2. what beauty you shared nature as it should be seen. Oh what a trip that would be. We are just starting to get away from the snow here where we are and oh so ready for some spring and warm weather. Your pictures helped warm our day
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    1. Yes, Angie, Florida is a wonderful place to visit. And there is much more to see than the usual tourist destinations. Thank you for your kind comments, and I sure will visit your blog.

  3. I'm a tree and bird at lake/river/ocean addict person. I rejoice when I see them and I've taken a LOT of photos of birds. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Caryjo! We are kindred spirits because we have all of that in common. I stopped by your blog, and enjoyed your photos, too. I hope you'll visit Gail-Friends again.