Toritto’s Morning Walk – with Pix!

Most of you who waste your precious time reading me know that I live on Florida’s gulf coast north of Tampa – an area known as the “nature coast” – in a semi-rural area.  Over the last ten years there as been some development although the great recession definitely slowed down any new projects.  The main road got a little wider and I finally got a food store near by along with a couple of gas stations and a Dunkin Donuts.

As an old guy of 71 I’m instructed by all of the physicians on my payroll to take my morning constitutional – a nice walk.  Being a procrastinator about such things I skip the walk if I get up too late, or it’s too hot, or too cool or too humid.

When I do take the walk I go out my back door, exit the lanai and walk across a quiet country road – and this is what I see.  It’s in the low 80’s today for all of you on icy roads!  Enjoy!  And don’t walk too close to the water!









About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to Toritto’s Morning Walk – with Pix!

  1. katebortell says:

    Lovely. And certainly not a waste of my time! :))))


  2. AirportsMadeSimple says:

    I love the birds!!! Love them. It looks very peaceful. Do you ever see any gators? (Or, is that a question all us non-Floridians always ask that’s annoying?) 🙂


  3. toritto says:

    Kate – many thanks as always for reading and commenting. Regards


  4. toritto says:

    Airports – The cranes roam around here in flocks along with herons and an occasional peacock. Sometimes the cranes are in the middle of the road!

    No, I have never seen a gator here but one should keep their eyes open. When a gator gets too close to where us humans are living the animal control authorities will capture it and haul it away to somewhere more wild.

    I have seen several good sized snakes, including the one that got into my house! 🙂

    Thanks for reading and commenting. Regards


  5. katebortell says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger’s Award! Congratulations!! You truly deserve it. I will be posting the blog that explains the rules for accepting the award tomorrow, Wednesday. Be on the lookout for it. And again, Congratulations! 🙂


  6. toritto says:

    Kate – Many thanks! I try to write a little about everything.
    How am I supposed to get my hat on tomorrow??


  7. Norman Pilon says:

    Absolutely splendid! The cranes look like Sandhills. Only recently have they began to appear (once again, I presume) in our region. Great numbers of them do summer on Manitoulin Island. That is where I first saw them. You are very lucky to have all this beauty in your neighborhood, so to speak. Evidently, I had missed the link in my haste to reply. Thanks.


    • toritto says:

      Norman – yes the birds are Sandhills. They walk around here like they own the place.

      I like it here – good place to be retired. My daughters however think I live in the boonies!



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