Friday, May 20, 2016

Rubber Neck



I took these pictures of this great egret looking for a meal on a cloudy afternoon at the edge of Lake Ella. I am putting my blog on a break for awhile starting tomorrow. All is well, I just have some fun plans coming up and I need to get ready. See you soon!

Linking to my some of my favorite weekend memes as they become available: Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fence in the woods


I almost missed seeing the fence as I was passing by this trail. I didn't go that way though because I was by myself and I don't like to venture into heavily wooded areas like that alone.

Linking to Good Fences.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Scavenger Hunt


While out on one of my walks last weekend, I noticed lots of kids and parents hurrying around excitedly with maps. I couldn't figure out what was going on until I saw this sign. I looked online to find that in order to participate, all you had to do was visit your local branch of the county library and pick up your "scavenger hunt treasure map" featuring county parks, local cultural institutions, and locally-owned restaurants where participants had opportunities to earn prizes while following the map. The purpose of the hunt was to highlight county programs and services as well as local community partners. I wish I had known about this event ahead of time because it would have been fun to participate with my grandson. I'm hoping they plan on doing it again.

Linking to signs, signs.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Scenes from my walk




Today I'm showing a few pictures I took while walking around Dorothy Oven Park. I like this little park because when the weather starts to get hotter like it has lately, these trails offer a bit more shade from the sun. That tree in the last picture looked to me like it was just begging to be climbed.

Linking to Through My Lens.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Profile picture



This Sandhill Crane was definitely ready for a closeup. It was foraging for dinner in the grass and I was able to walk right up to it and take these pictures. I love those red eyes.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, May 13, 2016

SkyWatch Weather Vane


Weather vane on top of the gazebo at Dorothy Oven Park.

By the way, it's Friday the 13th. Be careful out there!

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Good Fences



Two more pictures I took on one of my walks last weekend. The old gate is left over from when this area was a farm, another feature they left in place when they turned the property into a park. I like the tree in the second picture because of all the vines growing up and around it. When I was a kid, we used to try and find trees that were close together with these vines growing between them so we could use them as a swing.

Linking to Good Fences.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Car Sign


I was driving down Interstate 75 on my way back from Orlando last week and this car kept passing me. I do not take pictures while I'm driving, but when we hit a backup due to an accident, he ended up right next to me while we were stopped in traffic. Perfect time for a quick photo through the windshield!

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cooling off on the trail


Everyone gets a chance to cool off on a warm day after a busy hike on one of the trails at the Alford Greenway.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fire Truck


Usually when I see a fire truck, it is rushing to an emergency and I am just trying to get out of the way. I saw this one just parked next to the pharmacy when I was picking up a prescription, so I decided it was a perfect opportunity to get a picture.

Linking to Through My Lens.