Saturday, February 6, 2016

Screaming contortionist




When I was in Orlando a few weeks ago, I took these three pictures of this sandhill crane one right after the other while sitting in my car. In the first shot, the crane is screaming at the top of its lungs at another sandhill crane a few feet down the sidewalk. In the second and third photo, I can only assume there was a sudden urge to preen or else an insect was biting in a delicate area. My grandkids were in the back seat laughing.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lily pads


I was waiting in my car in a parking lot next to a retention pond when I decided to zoom in on these lily pads just sitting out there by themselves. That's what happens when you're bored and happen to have your camera with you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reclaimed Water


What do you notice about this sign that tells you I took the picture in Florida, but probably not in Tallahassee?

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Restored 1929 Model AA Ford Truck





I took these pictures of DOT 1, a fully restored 1929 Model AA one-ton Ford truck that has been owned by the Florida Department of Transportation for over 30 years. It had been on display for the Department's centennial celebration earlier in the day. These pictures were taken behind the FDOT state headquarters building right before they loaded it into another truck to be transported to its next destination. The last picture shows what the truck looked liked before it was restored.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Theme Day: Scene from a Coffee House


I don't drink much coffee, but I have to admit that I do like the various sweets offered at Starbucks and my grandkids are crazy about their cake pops and cookies. Much to our dismay, my neighborhood Starbucks closed down only about a year after it opened several years ago due to company downsizing during the economic recession. We were so disappointed. It stayed shuttered for probably about 5 or 6 years and it made me sad every time I drove by. At one point, the building was even up for sale. Then about a year ago, with very little fanfare or advertising, it reopened and has been going strong ever since.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "Scene from a Coffee House". To see other participants' interpretation of the theme, visit the CDP Theme Day gallery here.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday's Critters


This anhinga was camouflaged pretty well and sitting on the other side of a pond, so I had to zoom in to get this shot. It was sitting pretty low to the ground, not stretching out its neck, until I decided to whistle at it. As soon as I did that, up went the head and I snapped this picture.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Friday, January 29, 2016

SkyWatch Friday


Sunny, but cold day with beautiful blue skies. The tree on the left is covered in Spanish moss.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Good Fences



The first picture shows a brand new fence near the entrance to Okeeheepkee Prairie Park. The second picture shows the first of two boardwalk bridges on the walking trail. The trail makes a loop around several ponds and you can see the other bridge I walked over in the upper right side of the picture across the water way off in the distance. On the other side of those trees is a huge cow pasture. I could hear some loud mooing coming from the cattle as I was walking the trail, but couldn't see them through the trees.

Linking to Good Fences.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

No Mow Zone



This sign must be a reminder to the county workers maintaining the Okeeheepkee Prairie Park that they can't mow in certain areas because I know I wasn't planning on mowing anything while I was there.

Linking to signs, signs.