Sunday, 22 January 2012


Sun every day !
Okay, maybe there as been the odd day with rain, 2, but by evening the sky had cleared.... rain is needed here, region hasn't had the usual rainfall . At first grass was brown greening up now. how can one mind a  bit of rain..  but as a Northerner I so appreciate the sun and blue sky on nearly  every day.
Warm today about  75.
Been very  busy,
 exploring   Weeki Wachee area  ,a  different direction  each day .
We are staying an area that is vacation homes for Floridians, not a snowbird haven , have not seen any other Canadians at all nor even many licence plates from out of state.........
The home is situated in a quite forested area  near a mangrove swamp seeing lots of birds and lots of fish in the canal ....fishermen and ladies...... people kayaking......

Muscovey ducks paddling by. Fish jumping  tho try to get a photo of that.

Even had a first sighting of a manatee in the canal just  off the dock... maybe 25 feet away.. not fast enough to get a picture Yet!

The house is surrounded by grapefruit,

orange trees,      kumquats,
Home came with a juicer so fresh  orange , tangerine or grapefruit juice every day....  Heavenly flavour.
Some lovely shade  trees;  camphor trees which are very messy but the robins love the fruit.
sweep steps every day 

very straight tall camphor trees but oh so messy is the fruit!

Egrets come for a visit as do

herons.......Friendly and not scared of humans..

Never seen a flower on an Aloe plant but here it is!

up close

Bottlebush tree

out front,
palms ..More of my  exploring later! time to enjoy the  warm day...


Rosanne said...

Sounds wonderful! Love the idea of fresh juice everyday!

verobirdie said...

You saw a manatee?.! I love manatees.
Your accomodation looks like heaven. Enjoy!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Rosemary,

It sounds like you are relaxing and taking in all that nature has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful warm weather.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary! YOU are having a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Ellen said...

What a lovely place to be!

Jannett said...

oh my....beautiful place you are staying. So cool the Egrets are so close to you.