Friday, May 16, 2014

White Garden Zinnias

One has to be pro-active in a 
Florida garden.
My white Zinnias were thriving 
until recently.
In no time at all, some very 
hungry critter
had grown fat from 
the leaves on my beautiful
A true labor of love,
 in the hot sun, 
I rescued these favorites 
of mine.
I clipped all the damaged leaves
 and then 
sprayed with a recommended
The flowers look the better now,
for all my efforts,
and I am on guard, should
any pest return!

We had a little cold spell today.
  Highs in mid 70's,
and all day long the wind from the north 
blew over
our humble abode.
  I'm seeing evidence of beautiful
spring weather in the 
upper states...and hear the
spring planting is mostly completed.

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Great White Egret

The "Great White Egret" 
stalks it's prey.
Days of rain on Honeymoon Island
left great pools of water....perfect
sources of food for wildlife.

Click on image for closer look.

Blessings.....Dee Dee


On this day, the nature trails were
alive with
 "bird watchers" and a
variety of bird life.
 I was more 
fascinated with the number of 
perched over heads.
One was feasting on a large fish.  

This is mating season and 
most were seen in pairs.

Visit Cornell University's website to 
watch live nesting Ospreys. 
They are interesting birds, 
having the same mate year after year.
to open up a whole new world for you.

Have a blessed day....Dee Dee
click on images to enlarge

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Island Wildlife *Loggerhead Turtle

Our ride out to
 Honeymoon Island State Park
took longer than usual 
Sunday afternoon. 
people than ever before
 were there.  It's a perfect
place for families
thankfully.....unspoiled by 

For a long while
this species of turtle had been 
on the decline,
but now numbers are 
bouncing back.

"Loggerhead Turtle"

In future post I will show more 
amazing wildlife found on the island.

Have a beautiful day, everyone.  Dee Dee