Nature in our backyard – Snakes and Turkey!

The open patio in the backyard with the protected tree line.

We have an enclosed lanai along with an open patio with a fire pit.

It does get really hot in the sun out in the open – but mornings are shaded and so are early evenings.

Papa sitting outback watching for snakes!
And I spotted the first of two that I have seen!

Needless to say – we are not happy with this – I spread snake-be-gone around and mow the grass short.

But – it is a protected area in the woods – and since I put down the snake-be-gone –

we have not seen anymore – but I warn the grandkids to watch what they are doing!

This one I later found out was not poisonous and as soon as I took the picture-

it turned around and very fast went back into the woods.

Then a few days after – two large turkeys and little ones crossed the yard as I sat out there!
I was sipping my coffee and all of a sudden they came from between the houses.

We have also seen them down by the pond!

At night – deer will set off our motion light in the backyard as I will look out and see them.

We are only four miles from the beach – but it is real country.

One of the reasons we picked this area.

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Papa’s World – Sunset in Cameron Woods.

View from our patio of the sunset

We are blessed in that we can see both the sunrise and sunset from our patio and driveway!

A cup of coffee for either one!

Our house sets so that we face North and South –

So the sun rises from the right as you stand on the front porch – and sets to the left as you stand there.

Sunset at the end of our driveway

We knew when we selected this lot – that this is what we would have as we stood in the road

before we put our down payment on the lot at 2:30 in the afternoon.

With the tree line in the back is protected and not cut down – this made shade for the back yard-

while the front porch all day long would have shade.

That is what I wanted most – a place to sit and talk to people as they walked by.

View at the sunset with the area for new construction cleared off.

The day we visited the model – this lot became available after someone withdrew their downpayment.

It was just meant to be as we had no idea what this development looked like –

and we had just been to visit a condo some 4 miles away.

Five minutes into the tour of the model – Sherry was sold!

And a plus was we were ten minutes to the sand and water!

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Papa’s World – Planted mums – arrange the patio and – fire in the Solo Stove fire pit.

This area is protected – conservation and wetland.

We selected this lot because of the wooded area and these woods will not be cleared out!

So – we have tried to go natural – planting Oleanders – and flowers that come back each year.

Bird feeder – and more plants to be added as we see how it goes.

The Solo Stove fire pit on the open patio.

We have been buying small bags of wood at various stores – plus picking up dead tree limbs.

Now – we tried burning pine combs – of which there is an abundance all around the community.

We generally start the fire in the early evening – still light out.

By 8:00 pm. we are done and I let it just burn out with the red coals.

Mums along with pine straw.

We have not seen anything in the woods other than a squirrel.

But I have been told to watch out for snakes!

We do have Copperheads in the area – and down the road, by the pond, we saw a large Black Snake!

I am ever watchful – always looking around – wild turkey and deer are also around.

To the right is the covered – enclosed Lanai – with the open patio in the center.

Our lawn is not large – normal size – and we did not want a large lawn to take care of!

Being we both are retired – and we sold all our lawn equipment – I have the lawn mowed every two weeks!

I have also had the landscaping done – and in the Spring will have fresh mulch!

The Solo Stove flames – a couple comfortable seats and a few beverages – an evening on the patio.

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We are located here from NVA – loving the weather – no snow – no ice – mostly blue skies – and sunshine.

Tower Garden – flowers – chairs – Solo Stove and Sherry.
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