This morning was a little cloudy, but warm in the 70s. After we put away our Christmas and Halloween decorations by moving things around in the basement, repacking and discarding, things were a little neater.
Today I really wanted to get away from it all, and see some nature. We asked Donna and Ron if they’d like to visit Tibet-Butler Preserve. The preserve was purchased in 1989 by the South Florida Water Management District to protect the watershed along Lake Tibet-Butler.
Right now there are six trails throughout the preserve with markers explaining various plants and animal habitats.
It was a nice walk, a great day (not too hot or cold) but the largest animal we saw was this Red-bellied woodpecker on a dead tree.
The smallest was an ant. (I didn't take a photo of him)
We didn’t see another human except in the parking lot.
So an hour and a half walk without seeing the water (Ron couldn’t walk that far) was a tiny get-away at least.
The preserve was right next to the highway, so the noise was bothersome.
On the way home, we found a Baskin-Robbins, and the flavor of the month was Chocolate Escape. Well, OK, then. If I couldn’t escape in the wild, I would try to escape with chocolate. Ooooo. I should have taken a picture of that sundae! I’m embarrassed to say I ate it all. I'm glad we walked a little! Donna is cooking dinner tonight for us, but it will not be until 8 pm until I am hungry again.
Tasha is feeling all better, and was taking a serious nap on my recliner earlier this morning.
All in all, life is good.