Tag: #Florida

SQUARES – Nature isn’t always Kind

Sea Turtles have many natural predators on land and in the sea. Humans can be unkind without knowing it by traipsing around on top of a nest.

SQUARES – Sunset Reflection

A reflection is like two of a kind. It is the mirrored subject of itself. This photo was taken at sunset in Jacksonville, Florida overlooking the St. Johns River.

SQUARES – S’mores Anyone?

It took some real Kindling to start this fire in the fire pit to kinda settle down this 2 year old with some yummy smores! This is my oldest grandchild who is now 15 and will probably hate that I’m sharing this photo, but it is one of my favorite all time shots!

Bird Weekly Round-Up – Week #13

Some species like the white geese will become aggressive if you feed them. On more than one occasion, this has happened to us. The Florida State Fair Authority in Tampa had to have them removed from the grounds because they were attacking people getting out of their cars at the Administrative Building. The Florida Fish & Wildlife relocated them to a different location.

Sunday Stills – Nature – East vs. West

Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly

Nature is a broad realm of the natural, physical and material things existing in our world and/or universe. It is a wide spectrum of living and non-living entities. For me, it is all about wildlife and the planet we call home. There is so much to explore that we can’t see it all in a lifetime, but I can share a few things that I have experienced in my few years on Earth.

Macro Monday – Gator

American Alligator stalking some Common Moorhens.

If there is standing water anywhere in Florida, fresh, salt or brackish (mix of fresh & salt), an American alligator could be lurking. Just like any wild animal, you don’t feed them and in most cases they will not bother you.

Song Lyric Sunday – Orange Blossom Special

Chubby Wise claimed the song for years and played it on the Grand Ole Opry every week. Ervin Rouse (the writer) and Wise took a trip to Jacksonville, Florida, boarding and touring the train, Orange Blossom Special at the Jacksonville Terminal.

SQUARES – Perspective – Ponce Lighthouse

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida at 175 feet (53.34 meters) high and the second tallest in the United States behind the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. It is equipped with a Third Order Fresnel lens and shines out 17 nautical miles (32 kilometers or 20 miles).

SQUAREs – Perspective – Osprey

Just waiting for the fishermen to throw back those unwanted fish. Smart or Lazy? You be the judge!

SQUARES – Perspective – Sunset over St. Johns River

These sunset photos were taken almost 10 years ago when we lived on the St. Johns River. Within a matter of minutes, the colors changed from a pink and orange sky to more of a yellow and blue sky as some storm clouds moved in.

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