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The Pandemic Diaries - Weeks #36 and #37

Thursday, December 03, 2020

We went to Anastasia State Park - tortoises walking around, a beautiful beach with a boardwalk over the dunes, and best, an osprey flying by carrying a large fish in its talons!!!! Amazing visit! Plus a modified (but romantic) Thanksgiving dinner.


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    Hubby and I are always alone so we scaled down our holiday meals years ago and love it. We don't make tons of desserts for 2 people or bother with multiple starches. We don't need stuffing and mashed potatoes. We kept the really healthy veggies and lean meat. I have been to St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park. I love Florida.
    126 days ago
    Fantastic photos and thanks for posting. Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving.

    LOVE the little penguin dryer balls! Absolutely adorable and thanks for the link.
    233 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2020 8:38:32 AM
    You go to the best places Phebes. Thanks for sharing.
    233 days ago
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    One of the first things I do each day is check to see if you have blogged... so I was very happy to see your blog today.

    You've found a wonderful place for the winter... I envy you. Snow here; about 10" last week-end and it snowed again last night and it's still snowing. We did a lot of running around yesterday, so are staying put today. We have a tiny tree decorated in the front hall, one in the living room with ornaments from our various trips (no new ones this year, I'm afraid!), and today or tomorrow Peter will put up the final tree in the family room, where we display all the traditional ornaments.

    I wondered what the big holes in the sand were from... thanks for explaining. Love the dryer balls.

    Enjoy December and the holidays, and be safe.

    234 days ago
    Love your photos!!!
    234 days ago
    What a lovely blog. You have most definitely landed in ANOTHER beautiful place!! Such a gorgeous beach and I do love a beach.

    I've always thought it was very cool that ospreys carry their prey lengthwise. Sometimes you'll see an osprey flipping around a catch to achieve that aerodynamic advantage!!

    Love your dryer balls -- and just your whole happy attitude of enjoying what we HAVE in the moment, not mourning what's missing. It sure makes it possible to feel grateful for the rich lives we have just for the noticing.
    234 days ago
    What a beautiful place. The ocean and Mother Nature cannot be stopped from making changes in the ocean scape.
    234 days ago
    Good morning! You must have posted this right after I logged off for the evening.
    I tried to Spark after returning from our Ministries office but I was so drained I just turned off my electronics and watched "ice skating from Japan" on the Olympic channel. OK, that's electronic but relaxing.

    I LOVE your blogs. They always cheer me up and remind me to be positive no matter what.
    I need a T-Shirt "Be Like Phebe" or at least a sign on my fridge so I don't grab food when I'm down.

    Thank you for the site for those dryer balls. I have a few old white ones that are worn out.
    What a good cause too. I will buy some for us and also to send to my daughters.

    Love the osprey. We had one eat a big fish on our roof. We know because we could hear the flapping and saw the entrails the next morning. Could have been a heron but they usually leave their mess on our dock.

    Great photos all around! I hope people heed the warnings about those tortoise holes. So much damage can be done without thinking.

    234 days ago
    Love the photos - thanks for sharing!
    235 days ago
    Romantic dinner - wonderful.
    Tortoises, in their natural habitat - priceless.
    It was a very good day!
    235 days ago
    Gorgeous photos!!
    235 days ago
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