Monday, February 2, 2015

Blue Monday - Preserves Around Us

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We live in a housing area surrounded by preserves.In the pictures below, you can see areas of civilization interspersed with areas of preserve. No construction will ever be permitted in the preserve areas. Of course, for Blue Monday, I'm showing Blue sky and Blue water.

The sabal palms outline the borders while the greyish trees show the preserve area.



Cattle graze in an open farm area adjacent to the preserves on the right.



Here you see the entrance to the development, with the preserves close by.



Here you can see two homes built with a preserve in between.



The end of civilization. LOL



We see a good bit of wildlife; you'll have to squint to see it, but there's a hawk perched on the top of this fence.



I must say, I really do not appreciate these scruffy trees covered with Spanish moss!



Stay warm!


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38 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lovely images. It's going to be a beautiful place to live one day soon.
Thank you so much for the great BLUE party.
Have a wonderful and warm week.
FABBY

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your area looks beautiful, Sally. I like when communities preserve land to remain open and wild. We have much the same where we live

Jim said...

Very blue skies.

jeannettestgermain said...

Ah, good to see these palms - they're kind of scarce here in Northern CA! Must be assuring that no additional building will be permitted:)

Simone Weichenhain said...

Gorgeous blue sky

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Looks heavenly. What a restful place to live Sally.

Gerald (SK14) said...

such wide roads - seems there is a lot of land to accommodate things,

lina@happy family said...

You have a wonderful neighborhood, Sally.

Julie Huston said...

Nice photos.

Liz Needle said...

Amazing blue water in that first photo - great reflections too. Looks like a nice spot to live in.

Nick V. said...

Hello, Sally. It shows great foresight to preserve some open space and beautify it, rather than build everything all cramped together. Beautiful shots. Thanks for hosting.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, great neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Kay said...

Beautiful water and sky, Sally.

Salmagundi said...

It's blue sky and blue water in Colorado today. Yours is beautiful, too. Sally

LV said...

Enjoyed our little tour of your part of the world. Being from East Texas, around there were lots of moss covered trees.

Small City Scenes said...

Love your neighbor walk and I do see the hawk. I enlarged the shot. Beautiful blue sky. MB

bj said...

What a nice neighborhood to live in.
So glad you are doing well enuf to take nice walks.
Thanks, Sally, for being such a loyal host.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Good morning Sally. We have cloudy blue skies with a hint of rain to come this morning. Love seeing the preserves around your home area. Thank you for Blue Monday, always look forward to joining in.
Joy

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool photos, Sally. I especially like the reflection of the palm trees.

Charlene N.K. said...

Interesting place. I love the composition of the first photo and the reflection that's so blue!

Ann said...

Sally, you have a beautiful setting to enjoy daily. Perfect diversity and blue skies.
ann

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos of this wonderful place, beautiful blue!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

What a lovely place to live the water and sky is so blue thanks for the tour.
Have a great week.
Denise

Joy H said...

What a beautiful area you live it. Such a pretty blue skies and water.
Have a Happy Monday!

evasmoodboard said...

love the blue water; happy Monday :)

Sheila Todd Julio Hallelujah Monduwan said...

excellent blue Monday.

have fun.

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

nice.

Rob Hunt said...

Thank you Sally for Blue Monday. My borders are blue and... so is the sign on the new Independent Living Building my Dad moved into. Great open vistas around your home.
Rob

Jo Ann May said...

Sally You certaintly are blessed to live in such beauty, I clicked on the photo with hawk, it made it larger, what a magnificent bird.

Karen at Kaleidoscope Cottage said...

What a lovely place to live -
especially this time of year! It doesn't look much like my neighborhood....

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally,

How wonderful to have all that space and nature around you! It's good for the soul :-)

Have a great week!
Sarah

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally, I have been gone most of this day. I just arrived home from an auction with my sisters. I didn't buy a thing. Earlier today was at my garden club meeting. I posted late because of so much going on. I'm sorry this comment is so late.

You live in a beautiful area of Florida. I am glad the builders have to follow conservation laws to keep areas for our wildlife. If you click on your photos they enlarge enough to see the hawk as well as more detail. I too agree the Spanish moss is not attractive when it covers the trees.

Take care my dear friend,
Love, Jeanne

Wandering Wren said...

Happy Blue Monday on Tuesday here in Australia where we're still reliving all the excitement of your Superbowl on the TV this morning! Glad I just made it to say how lovely to have the preserve, preserved for everyones enjoyment even with the scruffy trees!!! And I did spot the Hawk! Looks like you are enjoying lovely weather love your blue sky photos!
Wren x

xinex said...

What beautiful blue skies, Sally! Nice neighborhhod!...Christine

Anne Seltmann said...

Hi Sally!
Beautiful weather and wonderful pictures! Nice to know something more in your area. My image is one day late because I have the flu and was sick with a fever yesterday.
Greetings
Anne


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Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally, I missed everyone on Monday! But I did post some blues with my Wednesday post today! LOL! I hope you can stop by anyway. I love your photos and you live in a very pretty area. I am not fond of trees period. They cost too much money when you have to remove them. I am not sure what people years ago thought when they planted all these trees in my neighborhood. I guess they never dreamed they would grow so tall! The spruce trees, I think they are, so so messy spilling their cones everywhere and they are not usable ones!
I hope you have a great week and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
Hugs, Anne

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally, I missed everyone on Monday! But I did post some blues with my Wednesday post today! LOL! I hope you can stop by anyway. I love your photos and you live in a very pretty area. I am not fond of trees period. They cost too much money when you have to remove them. I am not sure what people years ago thought when they planted all these trees in my neighborhood. I guess they never dreamed they would grow so tall! The spruce trees, I think they are, so so messy spilling their cones everywhere and they are not usable ones!
I hope you have a great week and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
Hugs, Anne