Category Archives: The Florida Pages

Christmas, Day Four

..or On the Fourth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Running Water. Over at the Trailer Park: Joodles: Done diggin’. Lannie: Well, ding dang doodle, let’s get’s this sucker runnin’. Meanwhile over at Seaside Villa: Judith: That’s the last bit dug, dear. Lancelot: All right – let’s give it some juice. Lancelot: […]

Christmas, Day Three

..or On the Third Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: a deer little gift. Over at the Trailer Park: Lannie: What’s that you got there? Joodles: Deer head for yer man cave. Lannie: Whur’d ya git it? Joodles: Road kill. I decorated it up right nice and Christmassy. I made a bunch. […]

Christmas, Day Two

…or On The Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: man-cave/she-shed lights. Down at Florida Seaside Villa things were brightening up: Lancelot: Not bad. Not bad at all. Shouldn’t add too much to the power bill, should it Judith. Judith? Juuu-dith”  Judith: Aaah. That man-cave was the best idea I’ve had in […]

Christmas, Day One

…or On The First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…..a man-cave. Over at the Trailer Park “Oh yeah, most awesomest Christmas ever Sammy.” “I got me a man cave.” “Oh yeeeah , Tammy, it’s awesome. I got an totally spectacular she-shed.” Meanwhile over at Florida Seaside Villa: “Well Samuel, I would have […]

A Visitor

….or Gopherus Polyphemus returns. Yep, he’s back.  Or, to be more accurate, still here. I’m the one who is back. At least I think he is a he if my internet-based analysis is correct. He’s pretty old too given his size and the state of his carapace. Aw shucks, I’m just showing off now – […]

North

….or We Spread Our Tiny Wings and Flew How, you might ask, did we know it was time to head north? Well the signs were all there: the lavender was harvested, It was exceptionally dry and the trails were too sandy to be fun for biking any more. Danged sand got in and on everything. […]

Today’s Costume: Biker

…..NO, no, not that kind of biker!  Bicycler. Our area of Florida has some real nice biking trails; paved, no hills to speak of, not overly crowded. But my favourite trail is an unpaved seven mile loop through Crystal River State Park. I always see critters there – wild turkeys, wild hog, armadillos, raccoons. Thankfully […]

Archaeological State Park Part II

…….Oh The Drama   A while back we drove up to look at the Mullet Hole as a possible place to put the kayak in for an afternoon paddle and later I saw that there was a 1. 7 mile bike trail (that’s 2.7 km) starting there and running out to the Crystal River estuary. […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Click on picture for a larger view. © Judy Parsons 2016

Birds of the Chaz

…..or Birds of Many Feathers. As promised here is a selection of birds we saw on our recent paddling excursion on the Chassahowitzka River on the Florida Gulf Coast. These are the bigger guys; there were thousands of songbirds in the neighbourhood but they were well camouflaged, very busy flitting about, and not as visible while […]