The Ides of May

The thermometer climbed up into the mid-90s Thursday afternoon, the first day of my new road trip.  Then around five o’clock when I turned west into the Florida Panhandle temps mysteriously dropped twenty degrees in twenty minutes.

I thought that a bit odd this time of year but promptly forgot about it.

We had been invited to stay at an A-frame cabin on 15 heavily wooded acres with several ponds and Tzuri wasted no time making herself right at home.

tzuri at eleanor's

tzuri

The next morning we sat out on the dock leisurely watching the sun come up over the water.

tzuri at eleanor's

I was still wearing shorts and I could see my breath. It was 53 degrees outside.

🙂 🙂 🙂

24 Replies to “The Ides of May”

  1. Oh Bravo! the voyagers.
    Too lovely.
    I can hear your heart racing from here to be on the road again.
    It looks a very beautiful spot, plural ponds an excellent thing always.

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    1. ‘Tis a wonderful cabin in the woods indeed, and I am grateful for the chance to experience it. Great way to start a road trip!

      Thanks as always, Barbara.

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    1. Tzuri is eleven months old yesterday. Thinks she is all grown up but really still a child inside. I recall a previous post of yours about your beloved dog so I know you appreciate what a wonderful companion a dog can be. Thanks…

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      1. She looks both sweet and strong-spirited so good she has someone in her life that appreciates her and can train her to be part of the human world.

        We miss our girl but appreciate the 14 years we had her companionship and will probably add a dog to our lives again when the right dog comes along.

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        1. My last German Shepherd lived to be almost 13 and I was devastated when I had to put her down. I said the same thing, that I would get another when the time was right. Well, it’s been 40 years and suddenly the “time is right.” 🙂

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    1. Yes, this is the place, Ron. It was pretty cloudy and I was not able to get the kind of pictures that would do it justice, but it is very lovely. Thanks…

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  2. My favorite is Tzuri by the pond with the sun coming through the trees

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    1. Yes, my favorite too. For some reason normally obtuse me had the bright idea of using a flash, otherwise she would have been just a silhouette. Thanks, Eleanor.

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  3. Ahhh… the adventures you two will have. Utterly delightful. She’s looking even more beautiful than last time!

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  4. I enjoyed reading this post knowing that you and Tzuri are a mere 5 or so hours from Atlanta. I hope your stay on the panhandle makes you breathe a bit easier as it does me. Your photographs are beautiful!

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    1. I was in Madison FL but only for one night. Yesterday I drove through Atlanta, thankful for the relative “slow” weekend traffic. I actually like Hot’Lanta but only when the traffic is benign enough for me to life my eyes from the road and appreciate the scenery.

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  5. Beware the Ides…. and it was full moon. What a fabulous spot to start; and there for Tzuri the scents of a forested area to explore. Spot anything of interest? Birds, deer, aligators?

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    1. Didn’t see anything but there are for sure snakes and alligators in the area. I kept a close eye on her but I did let Tzuri roam off leash. I was surprised how obedient she was, and how close she stayed to me. Also, fortunately, she hasn’t yet learned that water might be fun to jump in. It had been raining and cloudy all day but the moon did come up over the trees later in the evening. Mosquitos were having a field day!

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  6. Cool place! Tzuri has developed an interesting coat. Are the colors unusual, or do all the cousins have similar color hues?

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    1. German Shepherds have a range of colors but Tzuri’s is the coveted “black & red”. (I specifically requested that when I got her.) It is prized because it is a richer pigment than the traditional black & tan.

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    1. We are on the way, just outside of St. Louis as we speak. The cabin, incidentally, belongs Eleanor Dietrich who I am sure you remember from FPC. It’s for sale, located in Madison FL, not from Perry where we had our Dr. Dashiell adventure; check out some pictures at:

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildflowersflorida/sets/72157627308928525/

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildflowersflorida/sets/72157627309569759/

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildflowersflorida/sets/72157627433944500/

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