Monday, January 16, 2017

Where Were You a Year Ago?

We were mooch camping in the backyard of Sonsearae and Chris. I miss them....

 I also miss the wildlife we saw there...Sandhill Cranes, Barn Owls, Great Horned Owls, mustn't forget the Fox Squirrels!  Some deer wandered through on occasion, I think there was a gator (I'm the only one who saw him) in the pond and this beautiful Painted Bunting

We were in Indiantown where Chris was the Warden at the Correctional Facility.  Though the facility was out in the boondocks it was easy to drive into Stuart and Port St Lucie Florida...

Stuart is a lovely city with laid back charm.  We often went to the Green Market on Sundays and we frequently walked the boardwalk along the river as Jim was recovering from his procedure and just for the pleasure it gave us...We both like it there and we're giving thought to going back next winter.

Port St Lucie is up and coming and much bigger than Stuart.  It has all the big box stores and more people to go along with it.

Both cities are close to the ocean so it's the perfect area for us!  We saw quite a bit of the area but there is more to explore.

Today has been cloudy thus far and we've both done some walking.  I went out early and stopped at Ed and Marilyn's place to see if she wanted to join me.  Ed is still feeling poorly and I'm sure Marilyn is tired of it taking good care of him.  She and I had a nice chat while we walked along to the beat of the Bee Gees!

Once I returned home I continued with laundry, dishes and bed making.  Jim left about this time to walk a couple times around the resort and dropping off two bags of trash.  When he returned he took a nap...guess it tired him out.

We're still without a truck.  

Almost time to feed Boo, he's getting quite insistent! 

All is right in our world

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bentsen Palm Rio Grande Valley State Park

Is also the World Birding Center Headquarters.  Folks from all over the country come, especially during migrations.

You can no longer camp there unless you pack everything in as there is no vehicular traffic except official cars and trucks. For those who want to, there is an hourly tram that takes your around the park with various stops for you to get on and off at will.

Great Kiskadee, Mostly a Mexican coastal bird they are found year round in South Texas and do migrate a bit further north

When we went the other day we rode our trikes and made a few stops they have set up for viewing birds and wildlife.  The Green Jay stop is especially nice with an enclosure that you can drop down panels to observe the feeding station and watering hole.  With the exception of the last picture all of these photos were taken there.

Plain Chachalaca, the tip of South Texas is the most northern part of this birds range.  Can also be found on the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Javalina or Collared Peccary (if you look closely you can see a white collar or necklace) is frequently seen in our resort.  I've had them on our site. They like to clean up the seeds that the birds have dropped from our feeder. They're not really dangerous critters, but will defend themselves if cornered

Nifty tree at the watering hole

The End!

All is right in our world