Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Walk in the Park

Recently I spent some time at my parent's house.  My daughter and I took a road trip to hang out with the Nana and Pap of our world.  Good times and good coffee in the mornings, except my dad now reads the paper online, so no newspaper in the driveway in the early a.m. 

What?  

Well, whatever....

 My dad and I went for a walk one evening in a local park.  A lovely place I have frequented over the years.  It has wonderful walkways , wildlife, and scenery.  



Wildlife abounds, as do people.  



You never know what you might spy.  Owls and Egrets have been spotted before, but that day I wasn't as lucky.  



The area was flooded with people, walking, tubing, swimming, and kayaking.  



On my way out of the area, this little fellow was the talk of the walk.  


He, (she?),  appears to be about one year old.  Female alligators typically lay eggs in a nest during June and July.  I also read that the mother aggressively defends her babies during their first few years of life.  






There were so many people swimming in the water that day.  I sincerely hope its mother was not close by.  





27 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice walk way . . .
    Up and a bit away from "the gators!"
    Kayaking is a wild craze here . . .
    Wonderful way to be "with nature!"

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  2. I'm cool with the turtle. Not so much with the spider or the alligator. I'm on the fence with the kayakers. ;p

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  3. Yikes!!! You grew up around that dangerous of nature??? I'd have turned around at the spider.

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  4. Well.. dear me.. I wonder if those swimmers know they're in alligator infested waters? EEK! One think we don't have here is gators in our rivers. Thank goodness! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. They sure are cute when they're little. So nice of you to spend time with your parents. It means a lot to us.

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  6. Great shots.
    I especially like the aerial shot of the alligator,
    nice perspective.

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  7. I love this e wooden boardwalk walks!

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  8. Love the photos...looks so fun! And how about your dad getting all 21st Century! haha.

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  9. Wow...what a great place for a walk. You really saw a lot of cool things...even GATORS!

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  10. That is a major spider to find. Not sure I would like to swim near a tiny gator.Yikes!

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  11. What a great visit and wonderful photos! Where do your parents live? When we lived in Georgia we went to the Okefenokee Swam and we're hoping we'd see a gator..saw MANY!

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  12. Swimming with a Gator, even a small one a bit risky.
    Merle..........

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  13. I really enjoyed this. Excellent photos, and it looks like you had a great day. I am so fascinated by critters, which includes gators.

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  14. we just got back from kayaking in West VA. i love the gator shots. so cute!! i love the turtle and spider shots too. what great captures. have a great week. enjoyed this post, Michelle. take care. ( :

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  15. Oh dear! Alligators and big spiders! Lovely nature there...(even if I dont like spiders hi hi)
    Great post from you and I wish you a beautiful day.
    Titti

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  16. oh boy, lots to see on that walk, you captured some cool critters!!!

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  17. The little alligator is so cute!

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  19. Great place to get close to nature.

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  20. Looks like Florida. What a great place to walk, though. I don't take the paper anymore, either, but that's mostly because it's become a smaller version and poorer version of what it once was. By the time the paper comes out, its news is old news. Too bad.

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  21. Great posting.
    I enjoyed seeing things we don't see over here.
    Happy summer to you and yours.

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  22. I doubt there is mother around for the little gator. My guess is a person of stupidity bought it and then decided it wasn't such a good idea so they released it. I don't think KY Is home of the Gators or Crocs come to think of it.

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  23. How amaxing (and exotic) to see alligators free in the nature ... as well as the sweet turtle -
    A wonderful wild life!

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