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January 21, 2018

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Florence

Beautiful flamingoes and the reflections in the water are just lovely.

Carol

I agree that Florida has amazing sunsets. One of my favorite things about living here. Your shots are beautiful as usual. That Christmas-New Year trip looks fabulous.

Sondra

What a wonderful place to spend New Yrs Eve. I love the Flamingos! Your boat is really NICE!! It has sleeping quarters below deck?

tomthebackroadstraveller

...flamingos have always fascinated me, there's a yard near here that has about 20. They look a bit strange in the snow!

Yogi

I love the flamingo pics, especially with the reflections. I love your boat. It looks very cozy. I love that you are having a good time.

Daniela

Dearest Sallie,
thank you for sharing your so wonderful shots, I'm feeling in awe facing such wonders!!!

Wishing you a most lovely new week ahead,
with sincere gratitude

XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

Jesh StG

Love when the boats in the marina are decorated for the holidays - such a festive touch! Wow, the flamingo's are stunning and so elegant! Many thanks for sharing your beautiful and interesting trips with All Seasons:) Have a lovely week, Sallie!

nancy chan

The flamingos are beautiful. Florida is a beautiful place.

Bob Bushell

I love the Flamingos, gorgeous.

Wil Francois

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. I hope that you don’t suffer from the heavy snowfall, which we saw on TV.
Thank you for your emails . I also miss you and a number of other bloggers of ABC Wednesday. I have been busy dealing with my age and the fact that my children don’t live near me.
Well I shall try to see my daughter in Australia this year.

Penelope Puddlisms

What a beautiful shot of the flamingos, their full reflections in the water. It’s interesting to see that their feathers are not as pink as they look in cartoons but rather more peachy and orange. The birds also look more graceful than the caricatures and the curve of their necks have the elegance of a swan. Lovely!

Eileen

Hello, gorgeous captures of the sunset. Lovely colors and sky. The boat trip sounds like fun. I love the flamingos, they are beautiful birds. Sounds like you had a great time celebrating New Years! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Maggie

Your corner of Florida is beautiful, thank you for sharing these small glimpses into la vie quotidienne in the Sunshine State.
Love those flamingoes, especially the first shot against the grey background. Great name for a boat by the way!
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

Love the Flamingos!
Have a great week!

Debbie

wherever you go, you will love and appreciate the environment, that's just how you are!!

the flamingos are just amazing, the colors are so vivid!!!

and the skies and the moon, looking up, it never disappoints!!!

A ShutterBug Explores

Oh so lovely and inviting ~ beautiful place and such a gift!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

gillena

All your photos are nice.but i luv your moon shots best.
Happy
Mosaic
Monday

Much💝love

Lowell

Methinks you have an idyllic life! It's really wonderful. And I've always loved southwest Florida. We used to spend many days there every year, riding bikes among other things. We always enjoyed Sanibel and Captiva, but like you say there are so many wonderful places to visit in that area. Your boat is beautiful and what a fun trip that must have been. Love that first flamingo photo which has a pastel feel and beautiful reflections.

I thought it interesting when you mentioned you seldom watch regular TV. We also have given it up since we got involved with Netflix. Who wants to watch a program with a ton of stupid commercials every 5-7 minutes? We're watching "Episodes" now...what a riot. The language is pretty bad but it's a great satire on the movie/tv business.

I'm sure you're glad to be back home - I mean there's no place like home, right? And I thank you for your delightful comments!

Lois

What a nice way to ring in the New Year. When I was growing up, our fireworks show was always on the beach and we could see them from our front yard. I love those photos of the flamingos and their reflections.

William Kendall

The flamingos are real beauties!

David Gascoigne

Hi Sallie: Once, many, many years ago I stayed on Estero Island. I don’t have vivid memories except I know that we arrived late and could only get a room in a swanky place that cost a small fortune. And we didn’t have time to appreciate what we paid for since we left early the next morning. Recently I started to throw away a bunch of useless stuff I have collected over the years for no reason, and I came across a receipt for a motel in Ashland, Virginia we stayed at in 1968 and the price was $14.00 per night! Now you can barely buy the appetizer for dinner for fourteen bucks! As for taking a cruise, it would have been renting a rowboat for an hour or two!

Lavender Dreamer

I thought those flamingos looked familiar! heehee! We visit there often since it's close to where we live. I usually go on my birthday but this year we decided on a hike closer to home. Love seeing your nature photos! We are blessed! Hugs, Diane

Fun60

What a fabulous way to see in the new year. The sunsets look gorgeous. I agree we have much to be thankful for.

bill burke

Love the Flamingos! Love your boat too, very nice. Glad to hear you are enjoying your time with friends. Have fun and a wonderful week.

tanya breese

great pictures...love the flamingos...i used to stand like that as a teenager and younger years...don't know why but it was comfortable haha...i love the decorated mast too!

Al

That is indeed a lot of lovely scenery close to your home. Tropical sunsets and Colorado sunsets rival each other for the best :)

Photo Cache

The wildlife in Florida is incredible. It's a great place to watch them.

Worth a Thousand Words

Angie

The flamingoes are my favorites in this set of shots. At the ski resort near us, someone has placed several inflatable flamingoes directly below one of the lifts. The closest tree is decorated with an assortment of other tropical creatures such as parrots and reef fish. That's probably as close as we are going to get to the tropics, here in white Montana!

Su-sieee! Mac

Orange flamingos! I had no idea they were this color, too. I love the name of your boat -- Oh! Zone. There's nothing like a good pun.

Sallie, thanks for the reassurance. I'm back from moping, now for some kitchen mopping.

ellen b

That sounds like a great way to spend New Year's! Beautiful skies indeed. I'll look forward to more from your canal trip. It's good to enjoy the places you travel to and the places you are afforded to live. Lovely!

Lorrie

I think flamingos are so pretty and graceful. You do capture some lovely skies, and what a treat to be out on your boat for New Year's. That would be a lot of fun! Enjoy the moments!

Lady Fi

Wow - fabulous skies and just amazing shots of the flamingos too! You live in paradise.

Colleen LOOSELEAFNOTES

So much orange and it isn't even fall. It looks like a fiesta there!

diane

Beautiful skies and the flamingoes are so exotic. The boat trip with friends sounds like so much fun. Keep on having fun.

Gattina

Wished I had some blue sky and flamingos walking in the street instead of sour looking people with raincoats and umbrellas !
What a nice place for winter !

Lucy Corrander

Specially like the elegant photo of the flamingos standing in the water, and their reflections.

Breathtaking

Hello Sallie!:) Those sunsets are very beautiful, and I loved seeing your shots of the marina, and Oh Sally, Oh Zone, is not bad either!!!:=) Must have been fun spending time with your friends. The flamingos are sooo orange, how beautiful they look in a large gathering, (don't know the correct term for a group of flamingos) Just like you I'm posting holiday photos. I'm still sharing photos from our trip to the Algarve. Thanks for sharing yours.:)

MaryBeth Schwartz

Wow Sallie what a fun time you all are having. Just amazing.
MB

Amy

I love the birds, I have no idea how they manage to stand on one leg so successfully.

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

Oh wow, those flamingo looks amazing. Is it right that they look more orange than pink?

Life Images by Jill

I've only seen flamingos once - outside of a zoo - and that was on the Mediterranean in France. I never knew they flew there! Have a fabulous week.

Annie

You are right ! Florida's skies are wonderful... and flamingoes too. In France, we can see them in "Camargue', just at the end of the river Rhône. They stay here during winter.
I like a lot the way you spent New Year day ! Here, we gathered all my husband's family with a question : "Could they arrive because of the snow, or not?" Happily, they could.

Jeanna

The the flamingo reflections.

GreenComotion

Hi Sallie-
The Flamingo photos are truly beautiful as are those pretty birds. Glad you got to enjoy NY eve on your boat. It looks beautiful as well.
When you travel via Texas, next time, please do call on me. We will make you a Espresso Martini. I only make the Espresso. My wife does the rest, as I don't drink :)
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

NatureFootstep PhotoArt

beautiful sunsets fror sure and such gorgeous flamingoes. Tehy are very colorful. I have seen some on my trips but not this colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Phil

Hi Sallie. Now you have made me very envious with those clear skies and flamingoes. I remember seeing very pink ones like that in Africa at Lake Nakuru, shimmering pink in the heat haze of a Kenya morning. Occasionally we see one or two in May in Menorca, left overs from the few that winter there from mainland Spain.

Good to see you boat. Just the right size for two? It looks quite easy to manage - says the landlubber.

Gaelyn

Love your boat. Brings back memories of boat-camping with my family. Beautiful sunsets beat fireworks any night. Looking forward to more of your bigger boat journey.

Peter B.

LOL, love the name of your boat! Very creative. Western Florida is an area I've wanted to visit for some time now. Your photos just kicked it up a notch! One of these days...

Pat

I loved your flamingo photos, Sallie, and especially the one with the reflection in the water. We will be in FL next month on a trip to Disneyworld with our granddaughter, so I'll be seeing those pretty Florida sunsets. I did not blog this weekend as we had a quick trip to NYC and Maryland to attend a wake and see an ill relative....sad trip.

Michelle

Love seeing those Flamingo photos. I think they are so beautiful!! Thank you for linking up and I hope to see you back next Thursday!

Penny

Oh, Sallie, the colors are magnificent as are the flamingos - and all of your photos. Lovely, lovely - and here I am, living vicariously through your photos.

D

It would be such a surprise to find flamingos on board in a morning.

I wonder whether there is any rabbit holes in the sea....

:-)

Eileen

Hello Sallie, I wanted to stop back and say thanks for linking up your post and the beautiful flamingos. They are a lovely sight to see. Enjoy your day and weekend.

Thrifty Campers

This is a way to spend new years🙂 aren’t flamingos an amazing animal? I will always be facinated by the way they stand on one leg.

June

The flamingos are so beautiful! It's fun to hear about your boating adventures! Have a wonder-filled week!

Michelle Banks

I am mailing myself to you on Monday..I need some sunshine.....and a hug... Michelle..

Betty Crow

The flamingos sure are beautiful! Enjoyed hearing about your boating fun.

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