New Year Resolutions From My Wild Florida Friends

Big Al says, “In the New Year, I’m going to keep my head above water and always have an eye out for a good opportunity.”

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Tommy turtle says, ” My motto is, don’t hurry, be happy. Life isn’t a race. We all get there in the end.”

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Mr GBH says, “I’m going to take some time out of each day to meditate and I refuse to stress about those things that I cannot control or change.”

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Great Egret says, “When I choose to rise above the drama, the view is wonderful and the way forward becomes clearer.”

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Woody wood stork says, “I always strive to have balance in my life. I stay calm and grounded whilst being totally focused on my goals.”

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Grandpa Igasho is looking a bit dishevelled and rather concerned as he keeps a watch out for human predators from his safe perch high up in the trees. His New Year resolution is to always stay one step ahead of the opposition because you never know what their next move will be.

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Last up but most important, Perry and Penny pelican say, “Whatever the question, always remember that love is the answer.”

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Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you all and wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2020.

Feathers…and Scales on Friday

Daisy, Danny and Dolores Beakley calmly watch as Alli-Baba glides slowly by.

How did they know that he didn’t fancy duck for lunch today I wonder? I’m sure that if I decided to go for a swim, he wouldn’t be so picky.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend.

All done and dusted

So…… on Wednesday, the couple who came to view our home, just adored everything about it, and made us a cash offer at asking price on the spot. This of course is great, but the proviso that we move out by February 13th was less than ideal, especially as our son and his family were due to arrive on the evening of the 13th. Hmm……..we hesitated but only for a moment, as this offer was too good to miss, and one never looks a gift horse in the mouth…….right? Our nice Realtor lady bought us a bit more time until the 19th, but I think our son has decided to make other plans now, as he realises that life could be a trifle hectic here for the next few weeks. It looks as though we’ll be living in our new place much sooner than anticipated, kitchen or no kitchen. One of my friends said that having ‘no kitchen’ would suit her just fine, as she hates cooking. Another widowed friend has a dishcloth hanging on her oven door which proclaims.”My kitchen looks so new because it’s never been used.” Well, that’s not me, as I love to cook, but I think I’ll be able to cope for a couple of months without it. I guess we could have a barbecue with salad every day, or eat at the club, so we certainly won’t starve.

It’s been raining steadily for the past three days and the level of the lake has risen quite a lot. I saw what I thought was Mr, GBH walking on water, and then realised he was actually standing on the grass.

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A very special visitor was Miss Rosy spoonbill. She arrived unannounced, went to chat to Woody at the far end of the lake, and then popped over to me for a quick photo.

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Then she decided to fly across and consult with Great Egret about getting ‘digs’ for the night, but he was too intent on catching himself some supper.

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Mr. A just totally ignored her as he wallowed in the shallows where he’d been for most of the day.

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I haven’t seen her again, so maybe she’s gone somewhere where the neighbours are more friendly.

The bright-eyed Small Blue Heron was also a first sighting. He’s so dapper in his shiny suit, a real snappy chappy who looks like he wouldn’t miss a trick.

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Talking about ‘not missing a trick’, the eagle-eyed Home Inspector is coming to have a thorough look at our house on Monday, so the trick is to anticipate any defects he might find, and fix them before he arrives. That will be hubby’s job this weekend.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend. Unfortunately I’m feeling really achy and have a bad cough. I think I may have a bout of flu, which is something I really don’t need right now, so I’m going back to bed and will catch up with you all when I’m feeling a bit better.

I’m linking this post to Charlotte’s ‘Feathers on Friday’ weekly challenge.