For this challenge our host Amy has asked us to share images of Autumn Colors. Where I live in Coastal Georgia, the calendar says autumn but the temperature is still warm. Even when the weather cools off, we don’t get the orange, red, and yellow colors we think of when we think of autumn. When we want to see the brilliant colors we travel to higher elevations in October or November.
The images at the top of the page and these next two images were taken on a lake in West Georgia one November.
The following images were taken one October as we took a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
I hope you are enjoying your autumn where ever you are.
Snowbird – one who travels to warm climes for the winter (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
No, we’re not snowbirding this year – yet. Doctor’s appointments and household chores caused us to get a late start this year. Instead of hitting Florida during the peak snowbird season we will be arriving in Florida in early March just before spring break.
While we have been home, I’ve been thinking about all the places in Florida we have enjoyed. Here are just a few highlights from our snowbirding adventures from past years.
We had white sandy beaches almost completely to ourselves at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
Watching the sunset was a perfect way to end the day at Cedar Key.
We loved Everglades National Park and camped at the Flamingo Campground twice.
There was a lot of bird watching in Cedar Key.
And lots of alligators in Everglades National Park.
It was fun seeing manatees at Homossassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
This Gopher Tortoise walked across our campsite at Silver River State Park (now Silver Springs State Park).
We rode the Fort Gate Ferry across the St. John’s River near Salt Springs Recreation Area.
And of course we went for boat rides.
We ate our fill of stone crab claws and other fresh seafood.
Soon we will be hitching up the fifth wheel to do a little late snowbirding this year. We are going to a few new places and returning to a couple of favorites. Stay tuned to see where we wander next!