before i get started...
i just have to say that 'Ponzio' did a really terrific job
with that previous post!
luckily, he left some food & beer in the fridge...
and unless he cleaned up REALLY good, i don't think he had any wild parties!
anyway...maybe i'll have him fill in when we go on vacation or whatever!
here he is, guarding the house...sitting on top of the turtle planter...
on the railing on the front porch!
OK...so this past weekend...we decided at the last minute to 'get outa town'!
we went to Stephen Foster St Pk in White Springs, FL.
not far from home, just a little over an hours drive.
Stephen Foster Pk...is named after the famous composer by the same name...
whose most famous song is probably "Old Folks at Home"
♪♫ ♪ ...way down upon the suwannee river... ♪♫ ♪
throughout the day, you can hear the 97-bell carillon
play some of his famous tunes! and if you go there around Christmas-time,
the bells play christmas songs! i love it!!
the park is located along the...yeah, you guessed it...the Suwannee River!!
the weather was cloudy...rainy...
thunderheads rolling in...letting loose the rain...and then rolling back out...
all day and night.
but between the rain drops...and between the storms,
we were able to get some hiking in!
we also took a ride over to the Suwannee River St Pk which is only
about 30 miles or so from Stephen Foster. this park is situated right where the
Suwanne & Withlacoochee Rivers meet.
so, without further talk...
here are SOME of the pictures from our wanderings last weekend!
(sorry. i couldn't resist. MORE mushrooms!)
(looks like coral, eh? but it's lichen on a dead tree!)
(old bridge across the Suwannee)
(looking down the trail we walked along the Withlacoochee)
(an old crumbling wall around a natural spring)
(some collected tiny smooth stones and old, old, old sharks teeth.)
('balanced rock' on the Suwannee)
~back to the campground...
(a Gopher Tortoise!!!)
(i thought this was so cool looking...the color, the rings...the moss...)
(this one might look like a 'magic mushroom'...but my lens fogged up!)
(squirrel peeking over the fire-ring at campsite)
(i haven't seen this bird at home, so i'm not sure what it is...
but when i find out...i'll add it in here.)
THANKS to Samantha, Bunnits & Calling Ravens...in comments...
this is a Rufous-sided (or Eastern) Towhee!!
and so...as i bid you farewell...
a parting shot!
(sam carrying his baby around...)
(ok...so why do i always feel so guilty...when i click that 'publish' button...
but have not yet caught up on OTHER blog reading!?? hmmmm?)
have a safe journey & enjoy the ride.