Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Turkey Creek Sanctuary

The first time we went to Turkey Creek Sanctuary,Hannah was about four and Joshua was in a stroller..so very long ago.We took some time this week to visit the trail and I had some sweet memories float in and out of my little brain.

The entrance reminds me of a secret garden.Tucked away in the bush one cant help but feel the warmth of the surrounding nature..with arms that gently swallow you in.

Before hitting the main trail you hit a sweet butterfly garden..

and then the boardwalk..loaded with names of those that support the sanctuary..

and on a hot summer day..a pit stop is needed every now and then..

with wildlife like racoons and gators and manatees,the only picture I had a chance to take was a family of turtles swimming below us...

but more than anything..I love the texture of nature..something wonderful to see in every direction..

I love the way the moss hangs from the branches..

and I love spending time with my not so little..little kids.

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by


Riki Schumacher said...

Oh pretty, pretty Cat! Love the pics, looks so peaceful and quiet. Turtles are my fav! Hugs, Riki

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit

yoborobo said...

Aw, Cat, they are still little. Trust me. One of mine is leaving in the Fall to go live in Spain. It feels like yesterday when I took him on walks like this. Enjoy! xox Pam

Cindy said...

Cat, it's nice to hear what you're up to again - I can only imagine how busy you've been with the kids out of school. I love park/wilderness places like this - perfect for a stroll. And you're making me miss FL with pictures of the water (turtles, alligators, those kind of creatures!) and the Spanish moss - so Florida. Enjoy these summer days!

alex said...

Lovely photos!

Lori ann said...

pam is so right, i know you enjoy these days, they are grown and gone all too soon :(

turtles!! what a fun outing!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Thanks for the tour. Lovely place this sanctuary, and turtles are always the sweetest, we love them here too! Memories with our kids last forever, don't they! xox Corrine

Susan said...

Thanks for the lovely little outing! great photos :)

kj said...

So beautiful, cat. Don't worry: your kids will never be grown up in your world :-)

thank you for your comment on my blog. I liked it alot and I liked the friend part. :-)


sharon said...

Looks like a fantastic place Cat! You are one fantastic mom!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous photos, I've only visited Florida once and it was grand.
The little ones grow up much to fast. You blink your eyes and they spread their wings and fly! Enjoy your time together.

Amanda said...

what a beautiful sanctuary - and a wonderful place to share with your family — i love the turtles!

p.s your kids are still pretty little - you are so wise to enjoy these wonderful moments with them~


Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Thanks for taking us on this beautiful walk! What a special place for you. It looks like peace.

I love love the moss that hangs from the trees!


Sunny Lee said...

I love..love the photos Cat~ So peaceful and warm.
I feel like I'm in the middle of a very nice spring day =)