Peaceful in my back yard for Jake.

Jake has asked us this week to do a peaceful post. I hope that you find that most of my posts are peaceful, with the possible exception of the jackhammering and the parasailing, ones. πŸ™‚

Today, whilst hubby was busy again in the kitchen, building cupboards, not cooking, I took a walk outside to see what was going in in our peaceful neck of the woods.


The only sound was of the wind gently rustling the palm fronds, and not a single person was to be seen. The only inhabitants of the lakeside, were the birds. The Great Blue Heron seems to be the kingpin around here, and he stood meditating by the water’s edge for quite a while,


before marching off to see what was potting a bit further down.


His friend, the Anhinga was busy drying his wings, and didn’t want to chat to anyone.


and the duck family were practising theirΒ  swimming, up near the golf course,


under the watchful eye of mom and dad.


The Wood Stork was umm…… just stalking around, πŸ™‚


and then there was a bit of action, closely watched by the Ibis.


Mr. Great Blue decided to go over to the other side of the lake, and catch himself some breakfast too.


YummyΒ  sushiΒ  is his favourite dish.


The most peaceful creature of all though, was Lizzie lizard, who just sat motionless, waiting for her breakfast insects to venture near.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my peaceful morning in my back yard. To see more takes on Jake’s theme, as well as his own amazing images, just click here.

114 comments on “Peaceful in my back yard for Jake.

  1. Pingback: SUNDAY POST : Peaceful | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

  2. Wow awesome photography, I must say I am jelouse on your “Birds” photos. I have trouble catching those kind of action shots, specially when their catching sushi.:)

    Great stunning one,

  3. Very nice peaceful pictures for this post … I see no diapers on the floor, no empty wipes boxes, no screaming because no one is sharing, no Cheerios on the floor, just some nice sunshine and lakes. I could use about thirty minutes of your peace once a day πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha. I really feel for you, TG. My peace will be shattered when we go to visit our son and 3 grandchildren for Christmas. Their house is very much like yours. πŸ™‚

  4. Great photos Sylvia. I have some great pictures of an anhinga when we were in Costa Rica. I didn’t know they they resided in FL also.

    • Hehehe. I guess Lizzie was just concentrating very hard. It’s a she by the way. Don’t ask me how I know. πŸ˜†
      Thanks for the lovely comment, Dianne.

  5. Beautiful close up shots πŸ™‚
    One could be inclined to become a real twitcher where you live πŸ˜‰ lol

  6. A picture of absolute tranquility πŸ˜‰
    *sigh* And here I am, stuck in an office, surrounded by people…
    Then again, one must not complain – at least I get to see your wonderful pics AD πŸ˜‰

  7. So peaceful and beautiful! I am sorry for being so scarce but I had so much trouble leaving comments that I eventually gave up! I hope it is sorted now and will not go into your Spam folder?!

    • Thanks, Zirkie. These comments just had to be approved. i do check my spam filter about twice a day, so you wouldn’t be stuck in there for very long. πŸ™‚

  8. My back garden isn’t half as interesting as yours despite having fairies at the bottom! πŸ™‚

  9. Very,very peaceful, I wouldn’t move all day if I could just sit and watch those birds. You’ve caught hem so well, especially the fishing heron and I’ve never heard of an anhinga!

  10. Another winner… how lucky your captures of the birds with a catch…
    Durbs sends it’s regards… boy is the world wet down here… went to a few of the golf courses on the South Coast… they are just mud baths…

  11. I can’t believe how many amazing birds you have around your house! I love blue herons! They are so majestic and stoic. We get them here on my lake in the summer but they fly away easily. So gorgeous! Looks like you have a lovely place to be! How long do you spend in Florida?

  12. Imagine your neighbor is a Mr Great Blue that having sushi daily, imagine your Lizzie lizard friend walk pass your door step. Wow! where else can be more resort than this home! envy !

      • It may be a while,not riding for now,just no real interest. LOL,I guess it’s psychological,it being December I typically don’t ride as much. I would have went mtn biking today had I had a mtn bike complete and ready to ride…it’s 76 degrees out as I type πŸ˜› Been piddling with model projects.

      • TY,and LOL most years no. It’s been 60’s-70’s for the last several days,very little rain. Except when the neck and that fake (on the inside) finger act up in cold though,I really love snow riding πŸ˜‰

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