These pictures and the pictures from my first day in Michigan are from my grandparents and parents property. Jack and I like to take long walks in the woods in the evening. I walk along and he runs around and when I call him he comes running back and head of me. He looks back at me like I need to hurry and catch up. That means he just scares away most animals. I did see something maybe mink or something and a couple of white-tailed deer and some herons and geese from afar.
I really enjoy Florida skies…
Florida is really gorgeous when we are not having adverse weather, wild fires, or you are so hot you cannot appreciate it. I especially like the skies. I don’t think I have ever seen so many beautiful blue skies, even when it is cloudy (which it always is). Bright blue with puffy clouds, light blue with wispy clouds, gray-blue with huge intimidating clouds, and any mixture in between. At sunset there are oranges and pinks and periwinkle. I often spend time walking my dog just watching the colors of the sky change at dusk.
…and I like to enjoy them in Florida’s parks.
My favorite way of enjoying these blue skies? There are public parks all over the place. Rails to trails parks, lakes, springs, nature paths, bike paths, family parks, etc. We run down the Seminole Wekiva trail and at Cranes Roost (both within walking distance) and go to the Pawmosa Dog Park in Casselberry to meet some more doggy friends. Nothing beats sunset at the beach, but I have to admit I have not been to the beach in years. I get sunburned easily and I am not a lounging in swimwear kind of girl and, although I used to live near the beach and go often, now I live in the center of the state. That does not mean you cannot enjoy the natural beauties of Florida. They are all around.
So if you are in Florida, check out the great parks throughout the state or you might be missing something.
Jacksonville “Treaty Oak”
This tree is really crazy. It is huge but not in a tall way. Huge as in you could fit a house underneath of it and it has a natural canopy to the ground.
My dog Jack and I spend a lot of time here. It has an amphitheater where there are free concerts and a fountain that plays to music in a very prettily landscaped garden area and a one mile loop to walk around.
I am going to be posting about what I will miss most while traveling. Not in a whiny or sappy or sad (or not too sappy or sad) way. I am doing it to be grateful and appreciate what I have while i have it. I am probably not starting in a good order because I already know my dog will be the number one thing I miss. Tonight we went for a walk in the pouring rain and broke in my new hiking shoes. Jack hates water but his favorite game is getting dry. I throw the towel over him and rub him and he bites the towel and rolls around on the towel.
You might be wondering how I could even give him up. Well, I already am so busy I feel I am neglecting him and my parents and my best friend both have houses with big yards and other dogs. I just have to choose where he is going. They are arguing over who gets the dog he is just such an amazing animal!
I already miss you Jack!