After breakfast, our first stop was The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy.
The beautiful blues that were difficult to snap.
I had a hitchhiker for most of my visit…a butterfly that attached itself to my shirt until we exited.
DH’s head was a favorite for an old blue with tattered wings.
& “blue” birds, quail… (I spent all afternoon one day trying to find the names of these lovelies. Cornell Ornithology – you failed me for the first time ever!)
A Honey Creeper of some sort, I’m certain.
Baby Quail with mommy
Japanese Quail, I think
A Parrot Finch with a blue-cheeked feathered friend
Could not identify these gorgeous, brilliant two!
What would a visit to south Florida be without seeing a Flamingo or two?
Dear Husband had never been to Key West, FL., so he decided to schedule a short trip south for us. It helps that I have a Companion Pass on Southwest Airlines for the next year. Yes, I love DH’s consulting job!
Broken clouds on the way down.
Next comes the 3-hour drive from Fort Lauderdale. Lots of traffic headed north (Labor Day), but we were moving quickly over the causeways & Seven Mile Bridge. Heat, humidity – yep, Key West! The view once we arrived was well worth the TSA hassle of airline travel & my stiff neck from driving the rental car.
Dinner at the Southern-Most Cafe: grilled red snapper with grilled sea scallops. DH enjoyed a Key Lime Margarita.
Though I didn’t indulge, I did snap a quick pic of the dessert drink menu…
Quite noisy, including a tractor cleaning the beach. Yikes, guys, it would be nice to hear the person across the table from me & our server.
At least the food was delicious.
For my #2 & #3 sons:
Never know what you’ll see printed on a t-shirt…
DH decided we needed a few days away. I’ll have photos when we return…from Key West!
Have a nice week!
No, it wasn’t me!
I get a frantic phone call, noticing that there had been a number of text messages. Hey, I was giving Lucy a bath & I didn’t have my phone.
While bush-hogging the area near the buried septic system, DH cut across the hill, then it happened…
the front left tire hit a hole. The next thing he knew the tractor started rolling over downhill…slow motion roll & praise the Lord – there is a roll bar on the tractor!
Thank You, Lord, also for a good friend – Harry, who has Walker, his 4-wheel drive truck, to upright the little tractor & tow it back up the hill to the driveway in front of the barn.
Kubota has already been called & will pickup the tractor & take it in to clear the oil from the engine & make sure it’s ready to use.