Tuesday, January 7, 2020

ARCHIVES - A STRANGE PLACE TO TAKE A REST.....

would be right next to the tail of an alligator, don't you think?
These are from a trip to Florida January 2014.  We visited the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.  There were two ways to get to it from the main entrance, a boat or a tram ride.  We took the boat and this is a sight that we were greeted with not five minutes into the ride.  Turtles sharing a log with an alligator.









Since the busy pace of the holidays we have settled into a slower one.  Between colds and company I haven't done a lot of photo taking, and it's snowing today!  

Sounds like it will be our first significant one of 2020.  I hadn't looked at the long range weather forecast and a friend called up this morning and said it was snowing where she was.  She lives out towards the mountains about an hour from here.  No sign of it as I looked out the window.  

I got busy with a few chores and when hubs came home he said that it was snowing.  I looked outside and by this time there were big fluffy flakes coming down.  (I wish we could send it over to our friends in Australia, as I am still thinking about you all out that way).  Will it stick?  I won't have a clue until I look at our local weather and I want to finish this beforehand.  

The only sign of wildlife outside is a squirrel eating the birdseed I put out there.  He is welcome as all the birds have battened down the hatches.  Yesterday I saw a squirrel running across the grass with a mouthful of dead leaves.  We have two squirrel nests up in our tree and no doubt they are being insulated for the snowy weather.  A sign I should pay more attention to and I will from now on, that and looking at the long range weather forecast.  

All this being said I am a homebody and have no intention of going anywhere, at least for today.  I am convinced that if you put me in a small log cabin on the top of a snow-covered mountain in the middle of nowhere I would be happy.  It is a family joke that we have bandied around for years, and hubs always adds yes, as long as they've got electricity and wi-fi!  Maybe!  But that's what candlelight, good old-fashioned books and a log fire is all about isn't it?  What say you?  I can dream can't I? 

And as I get back on track and case in point, I have not been outside to take any photos, so to amuse myself I looked at old vacation photos from way back.  I found these of the alligator and turtles, shared before but maybe it's been so long that you don't remember, or won't mind seeing again.  




29 comments:

  1. Love the alligator and the turtles - and yes I envy your snow. Thank you for thinking of us.

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    1. Maybe one day science will allow that to happen EC. I do hope so!

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  2. That wouldn't be my fist choice to nap šŸ˜‰

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  3. No, I don't remember ever seeing these pictures. Now I wonder, don't alligators eat turtles? Snowing here, too. And I am not about to leave the house either. Good reflections, too! Stay warm!

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    1. You too Ginny, our snow has stopped now and a lot has melted.

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  4. That is an amazing sight, Denise. My husband and I are both looking at this photo and find it so interesting! I guess alligators don't like to eat turtles. I'm a homebody as well. Except for our daily walks, you can find me inside by the fire. We had some snow as well, but I think you have more. Enjoy the cozy days of winter.

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen, actually I remember a turtle having a tooth mark in its back about the shape of an alligator tooth. I remember thinking he had a close call :) Enjoy your cozy evenings too.

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  5. Apologies to Titus John White found at this blog as I accidentally deleted your message:

    https://titusjohnwhite.blogspot.com/

    I think the gist of it was this:

    "Hi Denise, Not the best of places to rest, super images, but I am sure they have done this many times previously. Not envious of your snow, just hope we don’t get it. All the best, John"

    I was too finger push the button happy on the wrong button today John :)



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  6. That must not be a hungry alligator lol,,, I’m right there with you, a book, a fire, I’m good lol, we have never had electricity to our property outside town, I never miss it,

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    1. I was thinking the same when I actually saw him :) Now your property sounds lovely.

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  7. I do like the alligator and the turtles...
    We have a lot of rain at the moment, I so wish we could send it over to Australia.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Me to Jan, I do so wish. All the best to you too :)

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  8. I can be a homebody too especially in winter and with wifi! Great capture of turtles with alligator

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  9. I'm someone who likes to be alone a lest some of the time. yes, I could read.

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    1. Seria bom se todas as naƧƵes pudessem ser assim. Um abraƧo e uma boa semana continuada :)

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  11. Hello Denise, I love the gator and turtle photos. They seem like friends sharing the space. It snowed here yesterday, the most we have had this winter. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, they do look very comfortable with each other. Have a continued good week and a great weekend :)

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  12. those shots of gator and turtles are totally AMAZING, all of them. there they are, sharing the sunshine.. you did a fantastic job of taking the shots.. I like reading but not in cabins in the woods with snow. a cabin in Florida with bright sunshine, and wifi and electricity would make me happy. something far away from people

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    1. I was amazed when I saw them Sandra. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Florida would be a good place to read in a cabin :)

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  13. I love the reflection in the water. I think these turtles have crossed this bridge before. It all looks under control.
    Or maybe they are playing a game of 'I dare you' or 'chicken.'

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  14. It's been a while since I last saw snow -- back in early 1975 in New York City. I don't miss it. The cold just gets to me after a while.

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    1. That's quite a while ago Gigi. If I lived in Hawaii I might not miss it either :)

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  15. Quite an odd spot for those turtles.

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    1. I agree William, they made me a bit uncomfortable!

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