Sunday, February 5, 2012

new beginnings

Recently moved from the very eastern side of the county
to the most western side...
(only one oak tree across the street!).
from the country to the coast!
My fisherman has always wanted to be close to
or on the water and we did it!
My heart is still under the oaks
but our new home has given us so many new sights...
amazing birds.
and water..
Peaceful...calming water.

Lots and lots of photos, bicycle rides...walks
beautiful birds of prey building nests, mating
and circling in the wind currents over the Gulf

First thing i need to do is figure out how to
get all those photos from the new camera to
the computer!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


we have new leaves on the oaks...such a bright clean
green! i think it is my favorite green...just fresh
and new!

the oak on the right has almost finished it shedding...
and the new ones will be coming in soon.

the oaks are full of the air plants this year...

playing with my camera on the back deck in the hammock
swing...going to read and probably fall asleep.
really nice breeze in the 70's in south west Florida.

Friday, February 25, 2011

hard one


this guy we have watched on our walks...very friendly.
amazed he has lived so long to be this large.
we have gone up to him, and he watched us...then left
and he followed.

he must have been someones pet...just don't know 'cause
he showed up in the orange grove way off the beaten path
no houses, just groves and empty field.

on our walk today we saw him in the distance...

why would someone shoot a turtle? a turtle?
four bullets...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

he's back!

just so it can be known - this
is the overhead canopy i have over
our property! when the owls start
calling to each other...i run out
and look up into this...
yes he is there...

"he is right up there over your
head"! right!

anyway here is a close up

Friday, January 21, 2011


His name? "Bo" "Bodacious" "BoDiddley"

He comes when you call.
He comes bearing gifts - usually a
stick or sometimes a limb..
as in tree branch.

Bold and Audacious

Most of all he is gentle.

He quietly walks beside you...and
even stays when i can
tell he would prefer to run on ahead.

He was a gift when friends
moved from acres to an
in town lot...and we love him.

Thank you Bill and Amber.

my favorite visitor

i can be doing anything in the house - hear
this guy and his friend calling each other outside...
run get the camera and tip toe out the door.
... wait ...
... listen ...
... wait ...
and then move in the direction i think the closest
sound is coming from...then the hunt begins.

i can never never see them...always someone has
to point him out to me...
this time "if you just stand right over here by the
tractor and point the camera up in the air he is on
top of your head..." right!
then "you will never make a photographer if you can't
see them!" "he is right over your head!"
sure enough -

not exactly over my head..but he tolerated the
tractor, the dogs and me...

i think he was very more calling and the eyelids
just starting to droop...

he stayed and i watched the light change
across his feathers...beautiful soft light...

it once again became quiet.

Friday, January 7, 2011


it was way way too cold
here in sunny southwest

these little guys could not
make themselves any smaller!