Do you love the place you live at?

In a regular year I plan to travel at least six times, at least two of those six are major travel plans out of the US, the others are more local here in US. But in times like this that we can not travel we have to re focus and value the marvelous place where we live. I live in Florida and to be honest I am not a fan of the outdoors here, just the weather and the beach are what attracts me and is home… I been here for 23 years. But I want mountains, I don’t want alligator, neither tannic waters or wetlands or anything in that line. I am an outdoor person and I had learn to appreciate the outdoors here for other reasons (birds and other wildlife that are not alligators).

Anyways, I had learned … specially now, to value and appreciate the natural beauty of my hometown now more than ever.

Sunset in Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida
Monarch Butterflies at Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida

(Still I wish I can go to Europe right now 😬)

What do you like from the place you live?

Royal Tern Mating Ritual

Life is a miracle every day if you pay attention. If you don’t pay attention, is just another day…

Male doing a little dance around female.

His wings get in a position of greatness while looking for her attention.

Hey! Come back here… “he said”

He gets tall and attractive, she is jus walking normal.

Xamlinnette 😌

Have you tried wind surfing?

I have not tried wind surfing, but I like to see other people doing it. I was just at the beach with my camera, capturing moments and photographing birds. Social distancing, but out enjoying the outdoors, the beach, the wind… Watching other people having fun and appreciating life, in a save way is nice! Is the best way to live in pandemic times.

The little things in life are big now, like just been outdoors and respecting others. Delight on the simple things, those bring peace.

xamlinnette

The Anhinga and The Woodpecker

Do we pay attention of our surroundings in our daily basis? Are we aware of the wonders that are around us? We tend so easily to take life for granted and ignore the jewels of life in just a simple walk.

The same way we take for granted great things in our life because we just pass through life without highlighting our blessings.

I am not sure if the anhinga is aware of me, but I am aware of him.

I move and check him out from another perspective.

Peaceful while he dries his wings.

Downy Woodpecker! 

So cute, he was working his wood pecking skills vigorously.

Probably he is taking a break.