Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Theme Day: Where Do I Belong?




I have lived in Florida all my life. I grew up in a beach town just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and could walk to the beach any time I wanted to. It wasn't as touristy as some other areas of the state, but still pretty typical of what people think of when they think of the Sunshine State. When I left home to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, I discovered what some people call the "other Florida", a place with a slower pace, rolling hills, lots of trees and not as many tourists. After I graduated from college, I decided to stay because I liked it so much. I've been here ever since. I am now retired and would not want to live anywhere else. It is where I belong.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community. To see other members' interpretations of this month's theme, be sure and visit the CDP Theme Day gallery.

24 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

It is fun to read how you got to where you belong. Lovely!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Halcyon said...

I lived in Florida for a time and it was someplace I felt at home. Your choices for the theme day express the natural beauty of Florida perfectly!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I understand absolutely Lois. A super series of images to highlight your decision.

biebkriebels said...

I wouldn't leave it either, hope you will still stay there for a long time.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sounds like my kind of place to live. Very pretty and less crowds. Beautiful shots! Have a happy day!

SRQ said...

Nice series of photos to explain where you belong. Sounds like you made the right decision staying in Tally!

Lowell said...

Nice, Lois! North Florida has some distinct advantages. The area around Tallahassee is quite special, and I'm so glad that you have found happiness where you are, and for your wonderful photos of your "home."

Kate said...

Beautiful photos to illustrate what draws you and keeps you to this special area for you!

Jack said...

A nice selection, and exactly where I thought you would be most at home.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

We all are so lucky that you love where you belong. We enjoy your wonderful images of "where you belong".
MB

VP said...

I have been in Florida only half a day a long time ago, but I understand you. Thanks for these wonderful images!

William Kendall said...

I was in Florida as a child- Disney and a few other tourist spots. I'd love to return and see some of the quiet. Lovely shots, Lois!

Janet said...

I believe I could belong beneath that Spanish Moss!

bill said...

Your photos illustrate the love you have for the area.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely shots for the Theme Lois!

Sandra said...

it is a good thing you are where you wanted to be and retired, we are very happy with where we are to. we love our part of florida and are happy with our little home that is close to everything and full of sunshine and beaches... love those trees

Revrunner said...

Nice to come down where you ought to be.

Susie of Arabia said...

I lived in Florida for 15 years (Miami-Ft Lauderdale area) and it holds a special place in my heart too.

RedPat said...

Those quiet parts of Florida are so special. Glad you found your spot, Lois!

Jim said...

Lovely shot.

orvokki said...

Lovely landscapes and the white bird is beautiful.

David Gascoigne said...

Is anything much more atmospheric than Spanish moss?