Pictures from Lunch Breaks and Walks

Ten days.  I’ve cut out the twenty thousand words and finished all the essays. But, I don’t think I am any closer to a book.  It sure can be frustrating. However, I am ahead of schedule on one thing: I mailed off my income tax information to Chris Morris, CPA today! Yay, that’s done.

I got a note from blogger friend Carol Ferenc saying she had not been getting my blog update notices.  Uh oh.  Maybe I should post some pictures.  I was surprised to see that I had not downloaded pictures from the camera since January 31.  Gosh I have been absorbed in the work. We have been taking the walking breaks every few hours and attempting to cover four miles per day.  Since I always wear my camera, I had quite a few pictures.  I’m not going to say much about them though because it is almost bedtime.

We met for lunch at Fiesta Key RV park on Long Key before our Concert Association meeting.  We ate in this tiki.

b Restaurant at Fiesta Key
Restaurant at Fiesta Key
b Lunch View at Fiesta Key
Lunch View of Florida Bay
b Boardwalk at Long Key State Park
Boardwalk at Long Key State Park
b Black Mangrove Pneumatophors
Black Mangrove Pneumatophores
b Muddy Creek Through Mangroves
Muddy Creek Through Mangroves Long Key State Park
b Andy and Gnarly Buttonwood
Andy and Gnarly Buttonwood at Long Key State Park
b Fish Around Mangrove Roots
Fish Around Mangrove Roots Long Key State Park
b Couple on Driftwood
Couple on Driftwood Long Key State Park
b Ibis on Magrove Branch
Ibis on Mangrove Branch Long Key State Park
b Sea Grape Leaves 2
Sea Grape Leaves
b Wild Poinsettia
Wild Poinsettia Long Key State Park
b Barracuda
Barracuda in Key RV Canal

We were taking our regular one-mile walk when neighbors Bill and Dawn stopped thier car by us and yelled, “Happy Pączki Day!” So, even though we were exercising, we are not ones to turn down a jelly doughnut.

b Andy and Pączki
Andy Eating Jelly Doughnut While Exercising

A few minutes later, we caught up with Bill and Dawn.  She had gone inside to see her mother and Bill was waiting in the car.  He saw us walking up behind him licking our fingers and held some napkins out the window.

b Bill and Napkins
Bill Holding Napkins Out the Car Window


b Yellow Ixora
Yellow Ixora Buds
b Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
b Snowy Egret on Float
Snowy Egret on Float
b Sea Grape Leaves
Sea Grape Leaves
b Pink Hibiscus
Pink and White Hibiscus

b Yellow Flower

b Mud Flats at Low Tide
Mud Flat at Low Tide
b Mama and Baby Manatee
Mama and Baby Manatee in Canal
b Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon on Atlantic Ocean
b Crab in the Grass
Crab in the Grass in Canal
b Clouds Over Atlantic
Cloudy Sky
b Barracuda
Small Barracuda in Canal

33 thoughts on “Pictures from Lunch Breaks and Walks

  1. garym6059 February 10, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    This is warming me up on a cold Indiana night :).


  2. Remember Me February 10, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Thanks for those wonderful photos, If only we could travel there are so many lovely places to see. However there is much beauty here in Cleethorpes – if you want to see it. We do and as the weather improves (we hope) we will appreciate it even more. Keep posting those lovely shots.


    • Dinata Misovec February 11, 2016 / 11:50 pm

      I think there is something beautiful, or at least interesting, just about everywhere. That’s why I try to keep my camera with me. I glad you enjoy the pictures.


  3. Debbie February 10, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Awesome pictures!


  4. bowmanauthor February 11, 2016 / 2:30 am

    Your pictures are a little taste of heaven. I’m live near Washington, DC, and we have just survived snow-zilla (about 2-1/2 feet of the freezing, now blackened white stuff). This weekend we have an Arctic Blast blowing through–temps in the teens with a wind chill in single digits. I’ll not be leaving the house. I’ll snuggle up with your warm, beautiful pics.


    • Dinata Misovec February 11, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      We used to live and work in the DC area and still pay attention to the weather there because we have family there(Rockville, Annapolis, Prince Frederick, MD and Vienna, VA). It has been brutal for you. All the talk here today was about our jaw-dropping 47 degrees this morning, but it warmed up into the mid 60s by afternoon. You’ve reminded me of the dirty snow; that made winter so depressing. I’m glad my pictures can spread a little sunshine your way!

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      • bowmanauthor February 12, 2016 / 4:25 pm

        We live in Silver Spring, MD. I’m sure you know where that is, so close to Rockville. I have family in Reston and Dale City,VA, as well. Expecting snow and ice tonight. Enjoy the sunshine!


      • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 10:14 pm

        Oh yes, growing up there, I know where all those places are. But, I’d rather be here in the keys right now.


      • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 10:50 pm

        Yes, I am familiar with all those places, but I’d rather be in the keys right now.


      • bowmanauthor February 14, 2016 / 6:48 pm

        So would I! Ice-storm Monday night.


  5. Cas Olverson February 11, 2016 / 8:04 am

    OMG! i couldn’t write 20k words, let alone delete them! yer amazing…..


  6. Bernadette February 11, 2016 / 8:34 am

    D, Love your photography. It brings the summer right to my doorstep. If you get a minute would you consider posting this to the Senior Salon for others to enjoy?


  7. Carol Ferenc February 11, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    What beautiful photos, Dinata! I envy your lunch time and exercise routines. And I’m seriously thinking about adding jelly doughnuts to MY exercise routine.


    • Dinata Misovec February 11, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Funny, the more we walk, the easier it gets for me. I think that breaking it down into shorter, one-mile walks is the key.

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  8. bayphotosbydonna February 12, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Fantastic photos and vareity! You are wise to carry your camera, and we are lucky to see what you saw on your walking ventures, wonderful!


    • Dinata Misovec February 13, 2016 / 10:43 pm

      I have a story there. One day we were going to see a film at the library; I decided I didn’t need my camera for that. We stopped in Home Depot and when we got to the cash registers at front of the store, no one was there. I mean not a soul was in the front of the store. We walked outside to see a huge waterspout passing by. Everyone was take videos with their phones, but I didn’t have my camera. At that moment I vowed to take it with me wherever I go, even the ladies room. (Actually, I have taken some pictures of interesting art and mirrors in ladies rooms.)

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  9. Lynz Real Cooking February 13, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    you sure do allot of walking and taking such nice pictures! It is so much fun to see all of the different animals and landscape where you are! Looks lovely!


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Walking is our exercise program. We try to get four miles a day, but get in plenty of 5-mile days, and 3-mile days too. I worked up to it slowly. Very slowly. The keys are a great place to walk.

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  10. mycountryepoque January 28, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures Dinata. I love this kind of adventures and especially in beautiful Florida. I love the Sea Grape Leaves, they are absolutely beautiful, would do well to have some for my flower arrangements, but never mind haha! I had a good read. Than you for the beautiful pictures


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