A Few Florida Photos for Fun, and a Reminder…

Happy Saturday to you all.  I wanted to share a few photos with you that I took while in Florida last week.  My parents have quite a few pink hibiscus growing around their house.  They are such a beautiful shade of pink and there were a few blossoms at their peak.  I snapped a photo of this blossom and caught a couple of bees at work.

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The sun came out for the photo below, so the shadows are have sharper edges.

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My mom, daughter, sisters, niece, and I love to feed the squirrels peanuts, so we have a couple of pretty tame ones that will come and sit on the stoop outside of my parents’ patio door.  They will sit up on their hind legs with their front paws curled in front of their snow white bellies and look in the window.  I named them Mr. Bushy Tail and Mr. Skinny Tail, although I think one is a she.

I often wondered where they slept as I saw no nests in the trees like our midwest squirrels sleep in.  One day my daughter and niece noticed a squirrel napping in the space that the old palm fronds created where they had grown from the trunk . It was adorable how it fit perfectly, a squirrel bed made by Mother Nature.

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Isn’t it the cutest little thing!

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Just to let you know, I won’t be sending out a post tonight at 7:00 pm, CST to remind you  about the three Amelia Thimble and Pukipuki sets that will be available for sale on my website, so set your timer if you want to remember.  Ha ha… (that’s what I would need to do, but I’m sure your memory is better than mine).  You can see a few photos of the sets here.

Thank you for reading along.  Bye for now!

6 thoughts on “A Few Florida Photos for Fun, and a Reminder…

  1. Catherine

    The pink hibiscus flowers are beautiful! Your photos are superb!
    I love the squirrels, they are so lovely!
    In my garden, red squirrels come to eat the seeds of the birds.
    Have a good day.

  2. Joy

    Beautiful flowers! Cute squirrel too, but you should Google Marin County squirrel attacks. Marin is just south of here in CA. Last December, a squirrel actually chased and bit a lot of people. One ran into a classroom and bit a student. Also a squirrel ran into a garage and chased the owner. No rabies, just a crazy squirrel. Don’t think it was the same one as yours. 🙂

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Wow, what an enlightening story, crazy squirrel! Luckily, we don’t feed them from our hands; we just drop a few peanuts on the ground, but this story gives me something to think about. Thanks for sharing, Joy.

  3. Regina

    Beautiful photos of the hibiscus flower and the squirrel in the palm tree. I would never have thought you would find a squirrel there.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Regina. It was the sweetest surprise to see that little squirrel napping in that tiny space in the palm tree. I was sorry I woke him up to take a picture though.


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