Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Hello,

Hubby and I have been visiting many of Florida's State Parks.  On this day we went on a day trip to Lake Kissimmee State Park near Lake Wales, Florida. This park opened in 1977 with over 5,ooo acres and borders Lake Kissimmee, Lake Rosalie and Lake Tiger.


We were greeted at the parking by a couple of Sandhill Cranes.





We hiked on a loop trail and a spur to Lake Kissimmee.


Some of the birds we saw and a spider on a web. I think the pretty yellow bird is the Prairie Warbler, Gray Catbird, Eastern Phoebe and a Northern Harrier.


It was a pretty sky with puffy white clouds here and there. Great day for a walk!


I love the moss covered trees, the sunlight and shadows.


I am sure I will be back sharing another great Florida park. For now I hope you enjoyed this walk.


"A thankful heart is a happy heart."

My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for all the Florida State Parks.
I am thankful for warm sunny days.
I am thankful for time, especially the time you spent here with me.




I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

66 comments:

  1. Lindo lago e tudo que tem por lá! Belas tuas fotos! bjs, chica

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  2. Pretty creatures! Yes, a thankful heart is a happy heart! Have a beautiful day!

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  3. What a wonderul place to walk around an thanks for sharing all thise beautiful birds and scenery. I loved the Cranes best.

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  4. Lindas e belas fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

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  5. Helloo, Loved the post. Beautiful photos.
    Greetings.

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  6. what a gorgeous place and not that far from home. love that first shot and the moss covered trees

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  7. Hello Eileen! These are such pretty photos of the wonders in Floridas state parks! I loved the wee yellow warbler! Great sky shot too!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Superb captures from the trail and nice collage making on critters, lake and pastures. Love the little fishing man and cat beside :)

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  9. you share the BEST stuff, E!

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  10. Your thankful list could be mine today! What a beautiful winter we've had to enjoy our State Parks. I love the Sandhill Cranes. They are fun to spot in the fields around here. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

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  11. Great shot of the handbill crane! The moss covered trees are beautiful.

    Have a great weekend Eileen,
    Andrea

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  12. Beautiful bird in a red cap was welcomed. The joy was to look at all the birds and amazing tree. Regards.

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  13. Hari om
    Such beauty is a salve to the eye and heart! YAM xx

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  14. Beautiful photos!

    Sandhill cranes are wonderful birds.

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  15. Lovely bird photos! I enjoyed touring the park with you.
    Have a great day!

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  16. ...I always enjoy moss covered trees.

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  17. Wonderful photos! Love the draped tree! And that cute little fisherman! :-) Hope you are having a great week.

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  18. The sandhill crane is very majestic and I love the little yellow warbler peeking through the branches!

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  19. Lovely series, Eileen! I saw a documentary about the Sandhill Crane a few years ago, and they are fascinating, beautiful and intelligent birds! Majestic, too!

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  20. Hello,

    Beautiful photos!

    The Sandhill Cranes are so pretty.

    Happy Thursday!

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  21. A thankful heart is a happy heart. So true!

    Love the trees in this. Is that kudzu?

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  22. Thanks Eileen, I am in love the Crane, special.

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  23. I enjoyed spending time here today, Eileen!

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  24. Wonderful shots. You get pictures of the most unusual birds.
    Love that fisherman on the pier.

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  25. Lovely photos! I love the Sandhill Cranes. So interesting looking.
    Have a good weekend!

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  26. Such beautiful photos you always show us.
    You are clever !!

    Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

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  27. Moss trailing down, and then a farewell wave in the shadows. Beauty everywhere there.

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  28. The spanish moss makes for such an interesting photo!! Have a great weekend ahead.

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  29. I enjoyed my time with you viewing the birds and the rest of nature. I love your pictures...and your list of things you are thankful for.

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  30. I enjoyed this walk very much. I am thankful for the beautiful picture from you.

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  31. Great shots of the cranes and the Spanish moss..Enjoy your weekend.

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  32. i really like the moss covered trees...they are graceful and beautiful!! how nice that the sandhill cranes are so friendly, i like the pretty patch of red!!!

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  33. So beautiful.. those cranes are fabulous..

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  34. Eileen, you visit the best places. Love the Sandhill Cranes. The scenery here is just beautiful and it looks so warm!

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  35. It certainly looks like a fabulous place to hike!!

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  36. i like the spanish moss on those trees too. I'm glad you're enjoying your winter in Florida.

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  37. The sandhill cranes are amazing! I believe they wil be migrating north again soon.

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  38. That huge moss covered tree is magnificent! Looks like lots of great birds too.

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  39. You live in an amazing place! Those cranes are so elegant.

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  40. Coo-ee here I am I'm waving at your shadow, at least I hope that's your shadow, otherwise I'll look a right plonker!
    Love the fisherman and his dog, what a cute idea!
    Happy weekend
    Wren x

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  41. Lovely images of Lake Kissimmee! I adore the wildlife in that area. And those shadows are pretty cool, too!

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  42. What a beautiful and WARM place to spend some time!

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  43. What an exhilarating walk this must have been. You really captured a magnificent photo of the moss glistening in that tree. Love the fisherman on the dock. Beautiful Sandhill Cranes. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen, and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  44. Hi Eileen,
    the cranes are always a sign of spring for me. That makes me happy !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  45. What a gorgeous place, Eileen!
    Lovely photos of trees and birds :)
    Kissimmee rings a bell, I am pretty sure I've there once!
    Keep well and enjoy your we :)

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  46. So thankful that you and your husband enjoy visiting these pretty areas and share with us. Have a nice weekend.

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  47. My oh my! What a lovely walk.
    Those Sandhill Cranes are amazing I love the colour red on their faces.

    Lovely mosaics too.

    Good wishes for the weekend

    All the best Jan

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  48. Wow, that is a nice place ! I love the moss covered tree !

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  49. It is those moss covered trees in the third shot and later on that just amaze me, while I love the bird ones as well...but the trees are magical :)

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  50. Beautiful photos! We do have some wonderful parks here in Florida.

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  51. The bird life in Florida is amazing. Great shots Eileen and have a great weekend.

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  52. Fabulous pics. I do love the Northern Harrier one of my favorite raptors always flying low over our pastures
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    MB

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  53. Looks like a fun day at the park

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  54. I love light and shadows in two first pictures. Great shots.

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  55. It looks like a good day at the park. You captured great photographs.

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  56. Oh, Eileen...fantastic shots of the Sandhill cranes...would love to be there even just for a while to see all this for myself.

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  57. A great collection ... love the clear (almost) blue sky and the green. So different from my scenery right now (all white and cold).

    Happy week ahead!

    Irene

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  58. Great pics "happy heart!"

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  59. Those were quite the greeters! I had no idea this was in Kissimmee, we've just driven through it on the way to somewhere else or back ... you guys are doing great searching out all of the State Parks. That fisherman looks a little stiff!

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  60. So many great pictures! Your blog is just lovely...
    Have a happy weekend!
    Titti

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Have a happy day, Eileen