Christmas Eve ‘Gators

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive¬†has been closed since Hurricane Irma¬†because of dramatically raised water levels, washed out roads … but they’ve managed to open most of it now and we took a drive there this morning, looking for Alligators. Almost immediately we saw a cluster of cars stopped – and spotted what they’d seen, an impressive at least 12′ ‘Gator on the far bank!

After photographs, we continued the drive and paid attention to the lovely scenery, and many birds, for a while …

The Cormorant with the catfish was amusing – it didn’t appear to have any idea what to do next with it’s catch!

Throughout our drive, we kept spotting more ‘Gators – see if you can spot them in the overview picture I’ve included with some of the close-ups:

 

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

It’s beginning to look a lot like a home …

From the outside at least, our new home now has painted walls, completed stonework, driveway, and going in today plants and grass to finish the front view!
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As you can see, the roof still isn’t ready – and inside while the walls have been painted and the interior doors installed, there’s no kitchen (cabinets, countertops, appliances), no bathrooms (cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tiling), no flooring, no electrical fittings, no … the list is quite long!