Feb 12 & 13 – Walking Around the RV Park

We have not been too busy the last two days, so I don’t know why I forgot to post yesterday.  So here are two day’s worth of pictures around the RV park.  I really need to get you out a little more often.

We were taking one of our daily walks when Andy made a pit stop.  I sat by the canal to wait and watched a manatee swim by.  I ocurred to me that my manatee pictures usually post don’t have any scale. So here is a 17-ft boat in the background to give an idea how long the manatee is. Adult manatees average about 10-feet long and 800 to 1,200 pounds

b Manatee and Boat
Manatee and Boat

b Pink Flower

The manatee beat us to the end of the canal and joined two others lollygagging behind another boat.

b Three Manatees in Canal

This morning, we were sitting outside in our screen room drinking coffee when I heard a woodpecker.  In previous years, they have been common on the utility pole behind our shed, but we had not seen them yet this year.  I ran out to have a look.  One was on the pole and its mate was in the mangroves.

b Woodpecker

Winter is not over yet so here is today’s weather report, courtesy of our neighbor Bill.

b Weather Report by Bill Latz
Bill Enjoying the Sunshine

At the waterfront, there was a truce between the Snowy Egret and the Tricolored Heron.  They were not a yard apart and were not paying any attention to each other.

b Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
b Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

A Little Green Heron was standing on the float.

b Little Gree Heron
Little Gree Heron

This Plumbago is growing next to a trailer near the park entrance. It is really bluer (more blue?) than this picture shows.

b Plumbago

Andy pointed out the moon so I took a daytime picture.  It turned out better than my nighttime shots. This was at 3:00 pm.

b The Moon at Three in the Afternoon
The Moon at Three in the Afternoon

I spotted a large iguana on a pier near the canal entrance.  When they are small, they are bright green, but get more brown as they age and grow.

b Iguana on Pier
Iguana on Pier

Here is a close up.

b Iguana Closeup

A walk to the post office and two walks around the RV park got me five miles on the activity tracker today. But a stop on the Publix (grocery store) scale told me that I have gained another pound. It’s diet and exercise. It’s time to add more diet to the program.

24 thoughts on “Feb 12 & 13 – Walking Around the RV Park

  1. Miriam February 13, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    What lovely photos Dinata. A nice walk indeed.


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Yes, we love staying here in the winter. There is a lot to do outside.


  2. M. L. Kappa February 14, 2016 / 12:21 am

    I love all the wildlife you’re surrounded by. So different from ours!


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Yes, we have a lot of birds to see. I feel fortunate to be retired and have time to enjoy them. Before 2010, when we had a very cold snap, we also had a lot of tropical fish here. Back then, the tropical fish were floating on the surface and the pelicans were just sitting there eating fish rather than diving from the sky for then as is normal. I’m sure I would marvel at the sight where you live too!

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  3. Remember Me February 14, 2016 / 5:16 am

    I enjoyed my walk with you this morning. Hope to be on the beach soon. I might even take the camera to show you Cleethorpes in the sun: it’s beautiful this Valentine’s morning


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      I looked it up on Google Earth and saw that you are on the sea. I also looked at all the photos there. It looks like a nice town. Can your wife get pleasure from a walk on the beach?


  4. bayphotosbydonna February 14, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Your weather forecast made me laugh out loud! It is wonderful what a walk and a camera can produce! Will the Iguanas attack or do they scurry when you come close? That sure looks like a huge one!


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Bill reads my blog so I hope he doesn’t mind being the weather report; we laughed about it for the rest of our walk, coming up with words for beneath the picture. Iguanas will run if you get too close. Sometimes those great big ones like that one will not unless you push them along with a broom. I’ve never heard of one attacking anyone though. I Googled it and found some pretty upgly bite pictures from pet iguanas.

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  5. Bernadette February 14, 2016 / 8:00 am

    It is 10 degrees here and the wind is howling. Thanks for the warm up. Hope to see you Wednesday at Salon #11.


  6. Paul Day February 14, 2016 / 8:34 am


    Getting the blogs fine, now, thanks. We are hunkered down, trying to stay warm. I am still writing my second book, The “Riverkeepers” (working title). I correspond with a retired police lieutenant who is writing a police procedural titled “Apprehension”. We exchange drafts and edits, suggestions. Very helpful! I have completed 20 chapters, 100+ pages.

    Keep writing!

    Paul Day


    • Dinata Misovec February 15, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      This book writing is too much work! What is the title of your first book? I must read it before the second one comes out!


  7. Carol Ferenc February 14, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I feel like I’ve just traveled to the tropics. Thanks for this bit of sunshine and warmth, Dinata. It’s eight above zero here on the frozen prairie today.


  8. Marilynn Arrington February 15, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Always enjoy your news and pics! On Feb 13, 2016 8:53 PM, “Dinata Misovec” wrote:

    > Dinata Misovec posted: “We have not been too busy the last two days, so I > don’t know why I forgot to post yesterday. So here are two day’s worth of > pictures around the RV park. I really need to get you out a little more > often. We were taking one of our daily walks when Andy” >


    • Dinata Misovec February 18, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      I’m so happy that you enjoy my posts enough to reblog them.


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