Nature Walks, 12.12 – Late Autumn Walk
Late autumn in South Florida is a crystalline blue world, blue skies, blue waters and fresh air. Staying at a friend’s condo on the ocean, I took advantage of the cooler mornings to go on a couple of walks in the neighborhood. I was still recovering from my back injury, but feeling a great improvement. This morning, I went for a long walk and felt even better, along Hwy. A1A (coastal highway) and then through the local neighborhood. Later on, I went on still another walk at Green Cay, on my way home.
Since I didn’t get to the wetland until mid-morning, the crowds were different than what I usually encounter earlier in the morning. The weather was very pleasant. The local temperatures have been in the mid-40’s at night and low 70’s during the day. Green Cay was filled with busy birds all feeding, flying and roosting. I also saw two alligators, one a young alligator and a larger fat one, probably a female who was soaking up some sun.
I really love Green Cay and have enjoyed the time I’ve spent there studying the birds and taking photos of them. I’ve learned probably more than I realize.
All the creatures say “hi!” We share this beautiful planet with such a wide and wondrous diversity of life. Take the time to spend some moments in Nature. It is very healing.
Enjoy the upcoming holidays!
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