Blooming at Fort Desoto on Thanksgiving eve

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I stopped by Fort Desoto to look for a bird (yes, looking for another bird I couldn’t find). It was already late November and we have already had a few cold spells. I don’t think the plant life at the park knew that. Even though we’ve had some cooler days, the sun has been bright and warm. The yellow beach daisies were still out in full force. A few butterflies were still fluttering around although in much fewer numbers. It was a beautiful walk until it got dark, windy and cold. Time to go home and put on the flannel jammies (hey, it was a low of 45 degrees).

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Sunshine in the house

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All of the above were taken with my Nikon macro 85mm lens. I’ve been motivated by Deanna’s blog to bring home flowers to brighten up the house. Especially since it’s been raining and cloudy so much lately. Buddy and Spikey are always sunshine with their yellow and orange faces and their happy chirping. Although, Buddy can get really loud if someone else is talking. He wants to be the loudest one in the room. I’m surprised Spikey let me get this close. She’s very shy and a little of afraid of the camera. Not like Buddy, who will come running up when he sees it.  The last two are what’s left of the poinsettia plants from Christmas. I need to plant them outside to see if they bloom again next year. My dad did that. When my parents retired to Florida, my sisters and I would always come down for Christmas. We would bring a poinsettia plant every year. After the holidays, he would plant it on the sunny side of the house. Ten years later the entire side of the house was covered in red poinsettia leaves when we would come to visit.

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