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The Day After…
I feel the same as this well-fed squirrel. My belly may be full but don’t you dare touch my plate of leftovers!
Though the food is delicious, the most important and memorable thing about this time of year is the time spent with friends and loved ones. So much to be grateful for!
Rollo and Pipi Did a Naughty
I scroll through Facebook Marketplace every so often, looking for treasures for my yard and home. I always check the Free section (after all, free is my favorite four-letter word). Came across this compelling ad last week.
Looks like the pups had a good time un-upholstering that couch! I’m sure Marian was none too pleased with this disaster but at least she had a sense of humor about it. Certainly made me laugh.
Ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel all that motivated? Same for this squirrel.
I spotted this Alligator hatchling at Sawgrass Lake Park last week. Since they usually hang out in a pod (a safety in numbers thing) I was surprised to find this one on its own. Though I didn’t see her, I knew mom had to be nearby, quite possibly under my feet (I was on a boardwalk).
Hope your middle of the week is as peaceful as this gator!
A friend and I recently took a couple hours one evening to explore the new expansion of Robinson Preserve in Bradenton. Manatee County has certainly invested some time and effort into this restoration project!
In addition to the construction of ramadas, well-defined walking paths and scenic bridges, they’ve done a tremendous job reintroducing native plants to the landscape. Though young and small now, they will definitely benefit wildlife in the years to come.
What I found most impressive was the kayak setup. Not only are there several launch spots with rinse stations but the park also offers kayak storage (for a monthly fee).
What a great idea – no more loading your kayak on your vehicle and lugging it around. Instead, just pull it out of the safe, weather-protected space and plop it on the water. It’s definitely a popular feature, of the 50 slots I only counted 5 that were not in use.
An artistic composition, created by a plant and designed by bugs. Nature is beautiful!
Following Their Footsteps
Last week I shared some photos from my great grandparents’ visit to Sarasota from seventy years ago. While I was looking for those images I came across a couple that were snapped within three miles of where I currently live.
Had some fun over the weekend trying to find the locations and recreate those images. Luckily, there’s one small section of the seawall in Pass-a-grille Beach that still has those hexagonal pavers.
In hindsight I should have taken the images with me that day. Ah well, you get the general idea…
Truth in Advertising
It may still sound a bit warm to some folks but the humidity here has dropped and now that we are officially under 12 hours of sunlight each day the nights finally have a chance to cool off.
The next six months should be fantastic!