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A Walk Around Deer Creek

Updated on January 30, 2015

A Walk Around Deer Creek, A Great Place To Live In Deerfield Beach, Florida

Welcome friend. I am pleased that you decided to come and join me on a walk around Deer Creek, and I hope you enjoy your visit.

A walk around the neighborhood where you live often provides a completely different view of the surroundings than if you just drive through in a car. Walking is not only good for helping to keep you fit, it enables you to see the area in much greater detail, to admire the beauty, the houses, flora and fauna, and also to meet more of your neighbors.

Deer Creek Country Club is a community on the west side of Deerfield Beach in South Florida. Deerfield Beach is a city on the Atlantic Ocean, at the northern side of Broward County where it meets Palm Beach County.

I have been fortunate to live in Deer Creek for almost two years, and it's really a great place to live, especially if you want somewhere that is relatively quite, and safe.

Deer Creek Country Club consists of a number of private homes, town houses, and condominiums. I live in one of the condominiums, on the seventh floor of a tower, that overlooks the golf course. You couldn't want for a better view, and with many of the residents being retired or snowbirds (from Canada or the Northeastern USA, they migrate south to spend the winters in Florida), it's fairly quiet too.

This lens also features some of the communities that make up the Deer Creek Country Club, including the Deer Creek Golf Club, the Villas D'Este and The Lakes at Deer Creek. You will also find a number of photographs of the local flora and fauna in Deer Creek, in particular the birds, shrubs and trees.

I like to try to keep fit, and one way I do this is to take a morning walk around the lake and golf course. This is the story of my morning walks, in photographs from this pretty community in South Florida.

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MY MORNING WALK

Since I lost my job in mid February 2009, I decided to that I needed to make sure that I took good care of myself, and having the time to devote to that, no longer having to get up early and head off to an office, I now have the time.

Having reached my 50's, I need to try and keep fit, and besides that, spending the whole day working on the laptop, either writing and promoting articles or job hunting, I need to make sure that I get some exercise, otherwise I will soon become stagnant, stiff, and almost certainly put on weight.

One great way for me to get some exercise is to take a morning walk around the lake and golf course. Taking a morning walk really helps me to wake up, clear my head, and start the day right.

My walk goes around "the loop", which takes me past 5 lakes, parts of the golf course, a number of nice homes, and some picturesque tropical trees and plants. There are also a variety of birds (Blue Herons, Cormorants, Swans, Egrets, Muscovy Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Mockingbirds) and other creatures (Turtles, Iguanas, Raccoons, Groundhogs, Possums), so the walk is always interesting and different every time.

However 21st May 2009 wasn't a good day for my walk. On that day it was a case of rain rain torrential rain... I very luckily timed my morning walk just right, because I hadn't been back half an hour when the heavens opened and it was like a monsoon with driving rain. I think we must have had a good 3 inches in a short time. You can read about the floods and see the photos on my blog.

MAP OF MY WALK - This is a map showing the route I take on my morning walk. You can see all the lakes I pass, and it's off the beaten track so usually nice and

THE VIEW FROM THE CONDO - Living on the 7th floor, I get a great view over one of the lakes and the golf course. A walk around the block is 2 1/4 miles.

FIRST STEPS - My day usually starts with a large glass of Orange Juice, a quick check of my email and web sites, a chat with my fiancée and then my walk.

Around the building and across the main road that runs through the community.

I CAN'T LEAVE FOR MY WALK - Without my trusty MP3 player. Listening to my favorite music helps me clear my head, and I enjoy pacing myself to different rhythms.


I enjoy a lot of music, from Classic Rock, to Latin (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata), Country etc.

I also really like Premiata Forneria Marconi, an Italian Progressive Rock band, and have several of their tracks in my playlist at any time.

AROUND THE LAKE - My walk starts up the east side of the lake on the north side of the condo. It's usually quiet, with a nice view of homes and trees.

A flotilla of three white ducks on the lake.

And a view across the lake back towards home.

THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE LOOP - Winding around to the left, I walk past more nice houses

And across a bridge over a canal

Across the bridge we come to the Villas On The Green, one of the developments that forms Deer Creek.

Then the road winds around to the left some more, to the north side of the golf course.

THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LOOP - On the north side of the lake the road crosses through the golf course. This is a shot looking north up the fairway.

And continuing along the road

Another fairway to the south. We had almost no rain for more than a month, but today started with a thunderstorm and torrential rain.

A couple of Muscovy Ducks. There are dozens (maybe hundreds) in the area. They think they own the place.

And finally we reach the western end of the golf course.

VILLA D'ESTE - As we continue up the road, we come to more nice homes on the left, and the upmarket Villa D'Este on the right.

Villa D'Este has nicely landscaped walls, an impressive entry and Mediterranean styled bridge.

And to the south, opposite Villa D'Este, more houses and another lake.

THE LAKES AT DEER CREEK - Following on, with Villa D'Este still on our right, on the left we have "The Lakes", another housing development.

A number of the houses have nicely landscaped gardens.

And the oak trees here provide some much needed shade from the sun.

There is always something different to see on the lakes. Today this Anhinga was watching for fish.

RIVER PARK - A little further along the road we come to River Park, a small garden set with plants to attract butterfiles etc.

Yet another section of lake frontage. This is such a scenic walk don't you think?

THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE LOOP - The road continues with houses on the left and right.

And an enclosed swimming pool on the left, with some colorful plants.

Another very impressive house.

And some more nice colors.

THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOOP - The western side of the loop has several developments of condominiums on the right, and three points where the road borders a large

The fountain is about the halfway point of the walk, but don't worry we are 3/4 through the photos.

I always stop here to see if there are any bananas growing. The owners don't seem to take much care of it. Sometimes there are several bunches.

THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE LOOP - Continuing down the road, you pass more of the large lake, lots of birds, turtles, fish jumping, and the occasional iguana.

This area has some nice vegetation and landscaped beds.

And more great views of the lake.

This is a point where you can see right through the lake to home. It's also open, and if I am lucky, a nice cool breeze blows through and cools me off.

THE LOWER SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE LOOP

Another nice colorful landscaped garden.

A nice view of The Forum - more of this later.

The owners of this house have a collection of hanging baskets on the trees.

Another great view of The Forum

And finally we reach Country Club Blvd which runs along the south side of the loop.

SOUTH SIDE OF THE LOOP - THE LAST LEG - The south side of the loop has a lot more trees, mostly a mix of Oaks, Palms and Ficus, and provides a lot more shade.

THE FORUM AT DEER CREEK - I couldn't complete the tour without a mention of The Forum, which is a set of impressive pink towers that can be seen from afar.


The Forum at Deer Creek is a Five Star Independent Full-Service Retirement Community with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing in the heart of Deerfield Beach.

I think when it comes time to think about a sheltered living facility, there are worse places you could end up.

CONTINUING ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE - The first time I walked along here I saw three baby raccoons. They allowed me to come within two feet of them.

Another Anhinga that flew into a tree as I approached and was looking for fish.

One of the many Ibis's that you see around here. Sometimes you can see as many as 50 together.

DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB - The clubhouse for Deer Creek Golf Club is halfway along the south side of Country Club Blvd.


Deer Creek Golf Club is a public 18-hole Championship course located in southeast Florida between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and is noted for its exceptional course conditions and country club amenities.

Golfers can enjoy a championship course, Key-West style clubhouse, fully stocked golf pro shop, comfortable locker rooms, driving range, and practice putting and chipping greens.

Deer Creek Golf Club is also known for it's luxurious banquet facilities, which are ideal for weddings and parties of any kind.

There is a small lake outside the restaurant at the Golf Club with an island and Ficus trees in the middle.

The lake and island make a nice background for the diners on the patio, and also for wedding photographs.

THE FINAL STRETCH - Along the edge of the golf course again on the last leg of our journey. You can see how much it rained this morning.

Up and over the bridge over the canal.

HOME IS IN SIGHT - Finally on the last leg, I can see home at last.

The Bottle Brush trees are coming into bloom.

Landscaped vegetation at the entrance of the condominiums.

A Hibiscus in bloom.

I love the shape of this tree.

Finally, up the six flights of stairs, two at a time, then I stop to cool off on the catwalk. Sometimes after my walk I head straight down to the pool for a re

Background To My Daily Walk

I thought I would add this section to fill in some gaps in the information about my walk and to maybe answer some questions that any visitors might have.

The idea for this page came about a month ago, when I started to write articles about my daily walks on My Blog. I wanted to take some photographs to complement the blog entries, and then Jaguar Julie suggested that this would be a good idea for a web page. Adding a few photographs to a blog posting is one thing, but to make a whole page about my daily walk required a lot more in my opinion, and so the idea was born.

Firstly, YES I know it's a long page (and then some). I thought that I had taken about 40 or 50 photographs on my walk. I returned to find it was actually 122! I found it hard to whittle the number of photos down too much without losing some of the sights that I wanted to show, so I decided to just include about 80 of them, thinking that any reader that does enjoy this lens will hopefully spend the time looking at all of them, or maybe bookmark the lens and return to look at the photos on installments.

I usually take my walk between 7:30am and 8:30am, and the previous evening I had decided that tomorrow would be the day to take the camera with me. It had hardly rained here in months and everywhere has been very dry, however I woke up the next morning at 5:30am to the CRASH BOOM FLASH of a tremendous thunderstorm.

This went on for a long while, then it appeared to clear up, so I got ready to head out for my walk. The next thing I heard was rain pounding on the roof, so I had to wait until 10am to head out of the door, by which time the sun was fairly high in the sky and the temperature was already in the 80's (25C).

One thing I usually do before I take my walk is to make a mug of Green Tea, so that this can cool down ready for me to prepare my favorite refreshing drink, Iced Green Tea With Lime. Please click on the link to read about this great healthy drink.

If you enjoyed this collection of photographs, and I hope you did, you can read more about my daily walks on my blog with the following posts: An Early Morning Walk, My Daily Walk and In A Word - Blisters.

Many thanks to Evelyn Saenz for correcting me on some of the wildlife around the lake. I thought the Anhinga was a Cormorant. You can tell by the beak apparently. The Anhinga has a pointed beak and spears the fish to kill it. A cormorant has a hooked bill. I also stand corrected in that the Ibis is an Egret. The Egret has a straight shorter bill and the Ibis has a longer curved bill. It's always helpful to be corrected and to learn something more. Thanks Evelyn.

I would also like to thank Kim Giancaterino for mentoring me on this and my other recent travel lenses. Both Kim and Jaguar Julie have been a great help in turning an idea into what I hope will be a very successful lens.

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @kimbesa2: There are a lot more great parks and open spaces to walk in the UK, but the weather in the last year has been so bad, everywhere is too muddy. Hoping things improve soon.

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      kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

      I'll bet you miss the Florida weather! A beautiful place, south Florida. The UK also has lots of charms, and a walk is great just about anywhere.

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @askformore lm: Deer Creek was a lovely place to live. I'm sadly now back in the UK. Sadly because I miss the Florida weather, but in many ways it's nice to be home too.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Great photos! It looks as a super great area.

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Impressive collection of photos. It's a great reminder that each step we take, every direction we look, we've got beauty surrounding us. Nice lens.

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      The walk is so elevating. Beautiful pictures, I almost stared at each for about 10 seconds. So here I am telling you I loved it after what, 40 minutes. Great great lens.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      What a wonderful spot you have for your morning walk. I am envious.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Back again to admire your photos of your deer creek walk. You certainly live in a very beautiful part of the world.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I so enjoyed your walk,it was like been there with you.I go on a daily walk but nothing like this.This walk was so very pretty.I liked everything that I saw.It must be so nice out there.Thanks for sharing part of your world.Great lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, I enjoyed the virtual tour and felt like I was right there. Beautifully done, Tony and I loved all the scenic pictures. Nice way to get some exercise, get to know that neighbourhood better, and enjoy the scenic beauty. Blessings! :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I'm a Snowbird in North Central Florida, and I enjoyed the walk! Beautiful photos, and an enjoyable lens..

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Ah, what a wonderful start to a grey Scottish day in late autumn -- you transported me for a morning walk in sunny Florida! It's a beautiful place, I bet you miss all that sunshine! Blessed.

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great lens , enoyed my walk immensely. Blessed

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful photographs of your Deer Creek walk. The world is such a beautiful place and we are so very lucky to live in some of the finest areas of it. Have a happy Halloween.

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      sheriangell 5 years ago

      What a great walking lens! I lived in Florida (Tampa) for 11 years before moving to North Carolina four years ago. Your pictures made me homesick.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Beautiful photo story, loved it!! ***Angel blessed*** and featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens ... :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow quite the scenic tour...beautiful.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Nicely done. I feel like Ive been there now. Great photos. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      terri223 7 years ago

      I enjoyed your walk and the pics..I'm looking to move back to Florida (lived there my whole life til 5 years ago) when my house sells in Charlotte, NC. Have been looking at the condos in Deer Creek..can't find anything bad about them! Have you had any major assessments or there any coming up that you know of? I'm hoping to move by late spring or summer..hoping maintenance fees, taxes, etc. will not be too bad..heard around 256. month for maintenance? Anyway, loved your pics..hope I can move there soon!

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      You and this Walk have been featured on our Nature at Its Best - Warm Virtual Tours blog ( http://bestnature.crabbysbeach.com/blogs/ )

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have been thinking of re-visiting this lens, and wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday.

      This is a very nice nice walk down Deer Creek. Thank you once again for creating it, I love it!

      Happy Belated Birthday Tony! (Hi, Deb!:)

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      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Wow, what a beautiful morning walk. Great lens. Thank-you for sharing pics of the beautiful country there. 5 stars*****

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      tcinvestor 8 years ago

      This lens makes me miss my place in Delray Beach just off Atlantic Ave. a hope skip and jump away from downtown Atlantic and Tremonti's..yum..although JB's in Deerfield is where I met my wife. Have a good one take a walk on the pier for me.

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      Suzie-Shine 8 years ago

      Super lens, I was with you all of the way. And a purple star: I must look up what that is! Loved the photos.

      Suzie.

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      This looks like a nice neighborhood! And congratulations on your purple star, this is an original idea that is very well deserving of your star.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Very well done. I think I'll add this to my lens roll for my local lens on Paso Robles -- also a walk. I like lenses that are original, like this one. I sent the link to my Paso Robles lens to a realtor who specializes in homes in the tract I wrote about. I thought it might prove useful to show people relocating the soul of the neighborhood -- not just the interior and exterior of the homes that she's showing. I can see she has been sending people over to look. This is a neat way to publicize a local lens outside of Squidoo. Now i want to read a lot more of your lenses, but no more time tonight.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thumbs up!! Looks like a great area to live and walk. Like your music too, the bands of the 70's. I knew a lady that lived in the Forum and she loved it. Cheers. Will follow you on Twitter.

      Debra

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      capriliz lm 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star! Love your lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent Lens. 5*

      If you get a chance check out my Instant Stress Management lens.

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      What a great idea! These walking lenses are so cool!

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      Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Great idea for this lens. Posting about it today in the Squidlog.

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      kathysart 8 years ago

      What a LOVELY adventure!

      5 stars!

      ~Kathy

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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Great lens on Deer Creek, FL. Love your photos and links. It seems you have taken a potentially negative thing (losing a job) and made it positive. You are taking the time to smell the flowers. Congrats on the Top 100 and Purple Star.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Now this is a new "trend" on Squidoo that I really like. Angel Blessings for an excellent lens!

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      aidenw 8 years ago from USA

      What an awesome lens! I just couldn't get enough of the pictures; and the animals mentioned: ducks, Anhingas (never heard of this one before), jumping fish, iguanas, ohh... what more can you ask for? :) I felt like getting a virtual tour of paradise. Indeed, this is my idea of paradise on earth and I'll certainly add this community to my list of places I'd want to live. Congrats on the purple star. Certainly well deserved!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I keep telling myself I'll start morning walks again...I tell myself every day, perhaps tomorrow! My walk would look much different as I live in the northwoods of Wisconsin and have seen quite the variety of wild life from bear to mosquitos. Very nice work!

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      A lovely walk Tony and congratulations on your new job. Believe it or not I had something similar. All the best.

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Congratulations on the purple star. I've been wanting to do a daily walk lens for a while, but just never got around to it. Now you have inspired me. Great job.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I felt like I was taking your walk with you!!

      Congratulations on your purple star!!

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      RobinForlongePa 8 years ago

      Lovely lens.

      I added a wiki link - not a patch on your page, but anyone can improve it.

      My walks around Porirua usually reveal a blue heron, but most of your birds are not seen in this area 12,000 km away.

      Keep up the walking!

      (Inappropriate security word "birdgag"!!)

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      Barkely 8 years ago

      Congrats on the Purple Star:-)

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This walk looks so refreshing. What a nice way to exerise. Congrats!

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      Tony, congrats on your purple star. Don't know how I missed this lens - it's terrific!

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Tony, congrats on your Purple Star lens. This was a thoroughly enjoyable walk with you, and a fun lens idea. You've inspired me to try my hand at a tour of my garden lens this summer or fall.

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      What a great way to start your day. Really beautiful scenery. Congrats on your purple star!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Tony, Congratulations on your Purple Star Award!

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Congratulations on your well deserved Purple Star.

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      Brilliant lens! Love the photos...especially the foliage like the bougainvillea and the ponds. Congrats on the purple star!!

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      JenniferAkers LM 8 years ago

      Outstanding lens - I enjoyed our walk together. Welcome to the group, Fun in Florida!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Hi,

      My name is Elizabeth Jean Allen and I am the new group leader for the Nature and the Outdoors Group.

      Lizzy

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I found this lens so very interesting. I can finally put some images together with what you have already told me about your home. The scenery and narration were excellent. The photos were lovely. A very well thought out and put together lens. Thanks for sharing with us Tony xx

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      Tony, what a wonderful lens. At 45 I know what you mean about needing to keep in shape, kudo's to you for walking daily! Best of luck on your treks and lenses. Linda

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Beautiful! I enjoyed my tour of Deer Creek. I had heard about it, but had not seen it. What a beautiful way to start your day! Blessed by an angel!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wishing you all the best Tony. Just wanted to visit this beautiful lens again.

      What a lovely place! - Have a wonderful day!

      Susie

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! I sure enjoyed my walk around Deer Park this morning and I am not even tired. Thank you. I especially enjoyed the dip in the pool afterward. So refreshing.

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      Xpectmorefreedom 8 years ago

      Wow, this seems like a wonderful place to take a vacation. It looks so beautiful and tranquil. Great lens. Now I want to go here too.

      Ken

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      [in reply to bry] It's been lovely here, the winter is the best, but the past week we have had rain, in fact it's raining heavily now! The humidity is kicking in, so for the next 6 months most days will be 95 degrees and sticky.

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      [in reply to cappuccino136] Thanks, I appreciate it. I really enjoyed taking them.

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      cappuccino136 8 years ago

      Beautiful photos. Great job, Poddys

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      bry lm 8 years ago

      It's soo green and pretty there...But it's humid isn't it? ;)

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens. Great to see where you like. It certainly looks beautiful.

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      funwithtrains lm 8 years ago

      Hi Tony -- nice area you live in! Great photos!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wow Poddys, one of your best yet! I live in the woods, so this wide open park area would be a welcome retreat from where I am now (lots of bugs). We also don't have sidewalks or paths, so I'm kind of jealous. Squid Angel blessed!

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      What a beautiful area that you live in...like you said it seems very quiet and serene. The photos are great and I enjoyed taking your walk with you.

      PS Make sure to alt tag your pics, the descriptions are missing.

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      Barkely 8 years ago

      Thanks for adding this lens to the Squidoo Skidoo group:-)

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      It looks like a lovely place to live. Enjoyed your photos of all the birds and especially the flowers and trees. Well done!

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      SylvianeNuccio1 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens, beautiful pictures.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      What an excellent idea for a lens!

      Thanks for sharing and thanks for featuring my bird lenses.

      I'm honored.

      5 Stars and favored

      Lizzy

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      Vacation-In-My-Head 8 years ago

      Thank you for featuring my Florida Manatees lens. It is very much appreciated!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      A wonderful lens Tony, excellent!

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      Light-in-me 8 years ago

      I really enjoyed my visit, a very unique, beautiful, interesting lens. I am currently living in Florida not quite where you are but close.. Great job 5*s...

      Take care,

      Robin

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful Lens & Wonderful Photos! 5* Thanks for sharing your walk with us. :)

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Tony -- great lens. I could have sworn I left a comment when I visited when it was first published. I must admit that the bird you pictured would have made me think it was a Cormorant although my hubby would probably tell me it was an Anhinga!

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      Teddi14 LM 8 years ago

      I found this lens from your favorite on tagfoot. Nice job Tony! This gives me some great ideas for my local lens. :-) 5*'s

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Loved the Photos! the last time I saw a Palm tree, was 2 years ago in Barcelona.. Blessed :)

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      Lynx92 8 years ago

      That looks a good walk!

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      Oh Tony, How wonderful to be able to put an actual visual to your daily walks that I came to know about from your blog when you were working on organizing your day and becoming more productive. Enjoyed the walk, very beautiful area.

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Now I know where you live, pal. Expect me soon! :-) Blessed.

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      Tyla MacAllister 8 years ago

      Wow! What a beautiful place to live. Your lake is what my lake wants to be when it grows up.LOL! One thing we do have in common is the Muscovy ducks. They do own the lake. They just let me live here.

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Gorgeous pictures. I feel like I was walking along beside you. Thank you for a beautiful walk around the neighborhood.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Looks like a lovely place to live. Very nice photos. 5*

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      Davidfstillwagon 8 years ago

      Terrific lens Tony! Great pictures and your mp3 collections is pretty good. I used to listen to Uriah Heep when i was in high school.

      I'll give it a 5.

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      Sensitive Fern 8 years ago

      I like long lenses. Yours has the effect of being sort of slide show. (Speaking of which, there are those Flickr slide show modules if you wanted to use all 122. lol) Anyway...lovely sense of being there. 5*

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      bluehawk 8 years ago

      Tony,

      Great photos! Reminds me of a couple of the nicer communities in Bradenton/Sarasota area. Seen any Crocs yet? I caught a picture of one at a retention pond off the main road - over 7 feet long. Needless to say - I didn't get a good closeup.

      Keep on trekking! and thanks for sharing! :)

      David Vondracek

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Wonderful job, Tony! I've never spent much time in Florida, but can see why people love it so. The tropical plants are just beautiful. I enjoyed looking at your pictures. Squid Angel Blessed.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Tony

      I enjoyed looking through all of your photos. You are fortunate to get to live year round in such a wonderful place.

      We stay just north of you in Jupiter Beach at the Ocean Trails condos every March. Just wish we could be there all year instead of just one month. I too enjoy taking long walks and of course I take lots of photos. It is such a great area! Thanks for sharing

      Mary Beth

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      Vacation-In-My-Head 8 years ago

      You live in a very beautiful area, I thought the pictures were great. It's still a few too many houses for me, then again I live in the middle of Ocala National Forest...LOL Great job!!

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      K Linda 8 years ago

      Tony, thanks for taking us along on your beautiful walk. We who live in Florida are so lucky to be able to take these scenic walks everyday of the year. You are inspiring me to do a lens on my walks in Hollywood, Florida. By the way, haven't you moved back to England? I would to see your walks there. 5*

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Wow! How original of an idea Tony to do a lens on your daily walk -- I was looking for those SIX flights of stairs! Nicely done -- glad you decided to do this lens!!!

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      Linda Jo Martin 8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      It took me almost as long to look at your lens as it took you to take the walk. :) Thanks for reminding me that I need to be out walking every day. I've taken too many days off due to needing to conserve my energy for gardening. I've been thinking of making a lens similar to this with pictures of my walk along the Klamath River Highway. I haven't made any local lenses yet... so, maybe one of these days, I will.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Love all of the photos! It does sound like a nice quiet community. I lived in a Condo in Bradenton, Florida for a time many years ago. It looked somewhat similar. It was indeed quiet as the population was also retirees and snowbirds. Of course the average age in that county at the time was 59; I was 27 and thus, it wasn't so great in my eyes. I think I would look at it much differently now!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have enjoyed looking through all of those photo`s you took Tony, They make me want to go back to Florida so much especially more so as i have not visited this part, Every photo looks beautiful and the area`s so clean and tidy. This place is my dream! x

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      papawu 8 years ago

      I actually have a couple of friends not too far from you in Dania Beach and Lauderdale. To be honest I really prefer to spend my Florida time in South Beach, but it has been a few years since I have been out that way. I definitely love the golf courses out that way and my favorite has to be the TPC course at Herron Bay even though they charge you an arm and a leg in green fees. Thanks for sharing your home with us in this way.

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      A RovingReporter 8 years ago

      What beautiful pictures! 5*

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      seedplanter 8 years ago

      What fun. I feel like I took a nice long walk!

      Many years ago, a friend and I lived near a golf course and we'd walk every weekday morning around it. This brought back good memories for me.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Hey, I used to live near there! I enjoyed the vicarious trip back and all your photos. (I had to go dust or something while the lens loaded ... but it was worth the wait!) :) Excellent, Poddys, as always.

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      oneskms 8 years ago

      Looks a real nice place and keep up the walking

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      JenniferAkers LM 8 years ago

      Loved the lens and the wonderful photos. I enjoyed the walk with you and seeing the different landscapes and animals. Great! 5*!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Wow! What a great lens! I enjoyed going on the walk with you through your pictures. What a beautiful place to live. I love the shape of that tree too.