6.21.2012

My Quiet Spot


Today I'm joining in with Mama Kat's Weekly Writing Prompts.  Because you know, it's pretty much world famous.  Like my potato salad.


The prompt I chose is this one:

2.)   Time for a break! Show us where you go for quiet time.

Some people might choose a library or a coffee shop for their quiet time.  
Not this chick.  I head to the lake.  Usually, Lake Alice on the University of Florida campus.

I have a need to connect with nature.  It's a spiritual experience for me, and very relaxing and centering.

Now, I know you're probably thinking, "Are you BATSHIT CRAZY???  You consider it relaxing to hang out with animals that could quickly kill you with a move called a DEATH ROLL?!?!"

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To which I reply, "yes.  Yes, I am batshit crazy.  Did you really not know that by now?  Try to keep up.  Sheesh." 


I'm pretty sure he's smiling and posing.
Not threatening to eat me for lunch.

I've lived in this area for my entire life.  I know to give alligators respect and keep my distance.  I'm not up in their face.  We can all hang out together.  It's peaceful.  COEXIST!

he...wants to soak up the sun....

Once the sun starts going down, it's time to walk across the street and watch the bats leave the bat house.  It's an amazing, awe-inspiring mass exodus.




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One tip though: that wet stuff that begins to fall out of the sky as the bats fly overhead?
That's not rain.  IN MY EYE.
That was notsomuch relaxing and peaceful.

believe it or not, there are bats in this photo. those suckers move FAST!
and cell phone cameras don't do them justice.

So, there you have it.  This is where I go for quiet time.  I watch the alligators, turtles, bats, and people, who are also fascinating.  Especially when they almost stumble over an alligator.  Heh.
Where do you go?

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8 comments:

Suzanne McKay said...

I lock myself in the bathroom. True story.

Suzanne McKay said...

I lock myself in the bathroom. True story.

Tami said...

I love wildlife. It is very peaceful to sit and watch. I have a small pond in my backyard. My own personal oasis. That is where I go for some quiet. It's nice until one of my boys shouts out from the deck above: MOM WHATS FOR DINNER??

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The gators really scare me. The casino is my quiet spot!

Amy said...

I have 43 acres of woods. I can just take a nice walk and enjoy what's around. So long as I stay out of panther territory when it gets close to dark, it's all good. :)

Amy said...

I have 43 acres of woods. I can just take a nice walk and enjoy what's around. So long as I stay out of panther territory when it gets close to dark, it's all good. :)

Mimi B said...

I love where you go for our quiet time. I dno't think I'd hang out for the bats, but the rest is pretty awesome!

Mama Kat said...

Gators and bats?? Ummmm...I'ma let you keep your quiet time space alllll to yourself! ;)