Zephyrhills, Florida (hi 72, low 52)
Al worked all morning, but was home by early afternoon.
We were both starved so we headed out to a local steakhouse for an early dinner. I had a steak and he had the catfish. The waitress could have been better, but the food was good.
We skipped the gym yesterday. Al is still sore from the last work-out. We did a little shopping then headed on home.
The sun finally came out and we ended up with a pretty nice day with no rain. Another cold front is working it’s way south and we may get a little more rain today but nothing severe is predicted. Right now the sun is starting to come out. Most of these fronts fizzle out before they get to central Florida, but these are the kinds of storms that used to drive us crazy when we were in Georgia. We were in extreme south Georgia, right above the Florida panhandle. That area, and including the Florida panhandle, Alabama and Mississippi really get hammered in the spring with bad weather from passing cold fronts.
These cold fronts are what bring the terrible tornados to Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. They were pretty bad in Alabama the past two winters.
I often read about some rv’ers heading to the Panhandle during the winter or spring…and I have to question why? The weather here is so nice, why do you want to go there now?
Although we love our new full timing life style, I have to admit, I have been missing spring in south Georgia. I have not been missing the crappy weather, or our house, but I do miss our birds and spring blooms.
We had such a beautiful piece of property. It was so private that we could leave our curtains open and even walk around the yard in our pajamas.
We cultivated the birds and had so many birds all year long. We loved them all the time, but we really enjoyed them in the spring when they would start preparing for nesting season.
I decided to look over my old blog and reminisce a little. Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets about our decision to sell the place and move on, but I can still miss my birds, can’t I?
The following pictures contain nudity!
This guy is a a naked and just hatched Blue Bird.
His name was Junior. The other 3 eggs never did hatch, but Junior grew up and fledged the nest. We saw him frequently with his parents.
This is another of the many batches of Blue Birds that we had in the special nest boxes that Al installed all over the property.
This is an adult Eastern Bluebird that lived on our property. We had lots of them.
This guy was just trying to work up the nerve to jump out of his cozy nest box.
We had tons of birds, especially during the winter. Our birdseed bill was pretty expensive.
Lots of flowers and spring was my favorite time of the year because of the beautiful and fragrant Wisteria.
The cats liked to bird watch also.
I think I need to go out and see some nature. I sure don’t want to move back to Georgia, but we sure did have a pretty place with lots of critters. I am not regretting our decision to sell the place, but I always loved the spring (except for the tornados).