2019 Capturing Moments WEEK 1We began the New Year with the 2019 Flamingo 5K Run on NSB. Chris, Josh and Raymond all placed in their divisions. I was family photographer for the day! WEEK 2 Sunset in Oak Hill WEEK 3 The Pratten’s have arrived. WEEK 4Super Blood Wolf Moon WEEK 5What a mess! This is BEFORE I got in there! This is AFTER. Now I can find and get to everything! WEEK 6 Anhinga on BioLab Road. WEEK 7 Osprey and His Dinner! Dolphin gets Dinner too! WEEK 8White Pelicans have arrived. WEEK 9Chris and I walking around the property.Of course, he found a cute little Rat Snake. WEEK 10We now have 3 pair of Painted Buntings. And the Hummingbirds are still here!This is one is a Ruby-Throated, covered in Pollen. WEEK 11Smokey Sunset Exploring near Goodrich’s with Raymond & Chris WEEK 12Enjoying a visit to the river with Chris WEEK 13What a fun time Susan and I had at Sledd’s Sunflower Farm, Mims, FL What a gorgeous FLORIDA day! WEEK 14Well, if we are scaring off the Squirrels – now it’s a random Cat. Never seen him before yesterday. I’ve currently moved my seed feeders to the back of the RV. So far that has worked. WEEK 15Catch of the Day! WEEK 16Willet strutting along! WEEK 17Just never know what will be lurking in the Awning when you open it. Suspect this is one of the invasive Cuban tree frog! WEEK 18We needed rain and finally got some! I was able to get a picture of the actual drops falling!I know it appears these are on the camera lens, but they are actually falling! They were huge!!!! WEEK 19Springtime at home and the mower and bush hog are working hard, under Raymond’s supervision/control. LOL WEEK 20NSB = My Happy PlaceIt’s been one week since I was cleared to exercise again by the cardio doc….and I’ve walked5 out of 7 days….over 10 miles….at a brisk pace. One day, I took my camera and had some fun with small “Ruddy Turnstones” – yep that’s their name! WEEK 21NSB – my walking place! WEEK 22Finally, afternoon Storms in FL. Long overdue, so we’ll see if this breaks the drought patterns we’ve seen since early Spring. WEEK 23Before we left home to get repairs done on the RV in Indiana, we had this view!A frog across our Dew Covered Window! WEEK 24Wheat Fields of Rising Sun, Indiana WEEK 24 – continuedAnother fun filled week with Susan WEEK 24 – again!Beautiful fields of crops and newborns! Pretty sure every Amish field had newborns in it.They were everywhere!!! Just so cute!!!! WEEK 25There are no words to describe the Jungle Jim’s International Market in Cincinnati, but this one comes close. https://junglejims.com/ WEEK 26We arrived home after a 16 hour drive! Got some of the grass mowed. Got moved into our normal RV pad and that afternoon I looked out and spotted these two! So great to have such wonderful wildlife wandering our property! WEEK 27Riverbreeze Park, Oak Hill, FL WEEK 28We had the pleasure of The Dixon’s coming to visit us this past week. The week went by way to quickly. Tried a place we’ve never been: Corkscrew Bar & Grill in downtown NSB. WEEK 29Haulover Bridge Manatees WEEK 30While mowing Raymond found Turtle Eggs. This little guy showed up wandering around our yard eating grasses and tender green leaves. He was the size of my palm. WEEK 31Bath Time! Need to do some planting, don’t I? WEEK 32Summer Sunset at home! WEEK 33While sitting under the Awning while it rains, I couldn’t help but think of my friend, Susan and I picking Oranges in March of this year. We froze the Sour Orange in Ice Cube Trays and anything else we could find….and I’ve been using those all year to make MoJo Sauce, added directly to chicken stock, and Margarita’s. We’ll have plenty of Oranges to do that again, early in 2020. WEEK 34One of our Resident Hawks landed on the RV hanger for my Bird Feeder. WEEK 35Some clean waves sets at NSB today! HAHA – So, it’s been such a long time since I added pictures to my Blog – I guess I’ve got to mess up the first one! As it turns out, I should have used the last week of August! This picture is the last week of July! So below is the picture from the last week of August. The Real Week 35Dragon Fruit blooms open around Midnight. It’s such as treat to watch as each petal suddenly opens! WEEK 36We are on the road again with another RV Adventure to Colorado! We stopped at Tom Sawyer RV Park, West Memphis, AR for 4 nights. These ‘flying aces’ flew over almost everyday while we were there. WEEK 37While making a pit stop, I enjoyed watching this guy! WEEK 38Frantz Lake Wildlife Area, Salida, COWe arrived Bighorn RV Park, Coaldale, CO for 11 nights. We are about 1.5 hours South of Castle Rock, CO where 2 of the kids live. Decker Wildfire, Salida, CONever really thought much about parking in the Mtns of Colorado and the threat of wildfires. This one had been burning for 2 weeks, 9 miles N of Salida. Still Week 38We were able to meet Josh and Lora for a short hike near the cute Colorado town of OLD COLORADO CITY, CO. WEEK 38Still. Such a fun filled week near Coaldale, CO. At the suggestion of Heidi and Robert, we decided to drive a couple of hours S of Coaldale and spend the day at the Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. It took a while and many, many breaks to climb to the top! Such a FUN time! WEEK 39We have arrived Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, CO. Lora recently moved here, so I was able to spend a Day at the Denver Zoo with her. What a FUN Day! Craziest Bird I’ve ever seen: Tawny Frogmouth WEEK 40Fun with the kids at Littleton, CO Living Musuem WEEK 41We drove up in the Mtns around Conifer, CO. 1 day later these leaves were gone from high winds and a little snow. WEEK 41We have been near the kids home for 2 weeks and have now moved to Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO. Vanessa had weekly Coed Soccer games…always a treat to see her play and win the ball against the guys. WEEK 41Kathy (Bill) Heath are in same park; so Kathy and I started walking daily; even in the Snow (a 1 day event). WEEK 42One of the many Bunnies in Chatfield enjoying some water. WEEK 42Hot Air Balloons over Chatfield Resevoir John Martin Reservoir, McClave, COWe left Chatfield this morning and stopped at John Martin with The Heath’s. Week 43Wild Turkey everywhere! I’ve never seen a Turkey get water. WEEK 43Eola School & Brewery, Eola, TXOur first stay at a Harvest Host, while we travel East with Bill & Kathy Heath. WEEK 44We arrived at Brazos Valley RV Park on 24 October. Had a wonderful dinner with Bill and Kathy before they departed to Lake Jackson to visit their Son. We will be in Caldwell, TX 11 nights. So we visited TX A&M Teaching Gardens on their Beautiful Campus. Barbara and Jerry came up to visit us on the 28th and we toured Blue Bell Factory in Brenham. And, long time friends from Jacksonville, Ed & Margaret met us in Navasota. Fun Times! WEEK 44BlueBell Factory with family – Seeing how many samples we could try! LOL WEEK 45Vermillion Living History Museum, Lafayette, LAAnother Harvest Host stop for us. We decided to relax and tour the Museum before leaving! No enough time to see it all, since we wanted to leave by 1pm. Vermillion Living History Museum! WEEK 45We are like “horses drawn to a barn” – we left Lafayette LA around 2pm on 4 November – listening to a good Audio Book and didn’t stop until we got to Lowe’s, Lake City, FL – around 2AM. Got a few hours sleep, some coffee and pastry at Starbucks next door and arrived home around 115pm Wednesday 6 November. WEEK 46We have been home a week. Caught up on mowing and cleaning up the yard, in general.Two different days we’ve had about 6 Chickens wandering the yard, today this is the only one to come by. WEEK 47Female Painted Bunting has returned. A little earlier than last year! WEEK 48Black Capped Swallow Mr Grumpy! WEEK 50Black Point Drive/ Merritt Island Wildlife DriveFresh Gator Tracks WEEK 51ULA launched a rocket at 536am, so I was up for that. Decided to drive over to the River and catch the Sunrise. Moon was spectacular too – pre Launch. WEEK 52Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FLMerry Christmas to All.