Maroon Bells

When planning our trip to Colorado, Faith had one request: She wanted to visit the Maroon Bells. Well, she had other requests too, but this was the one stop that she didn’t want to miss. I didn’t even know that she knew anything about the Maroon Bells. Ironically she...

Silhouettes

My favorite time to visit the Viera Wetlands is during December and January. In those two months, the great blue herons nest on top of the cabbage palms and create opportunities for stunning silhouettes against the rising sun. Some days you get a variety of colors over several minutes....

Expressions

Expressions – the process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings. I recently redesigned my blog and I was giving some thought as to how to introduce the new look. I was looking through my portfolio for something new, unique or special that I could use as a theme...

Miracles

Miracles do happen. In my last post, I wrote about my first encounter with sea turtles. Given that only 1 in 1000 eggs laid actually make it to adulthood, it seems that it is a miracle that the species are able to survive. It’s even more miraculous when you...

Sea Turtles

What I know about sea turtles would fit into a thimble. I’ve spent the last 6 years studying birds so that I can easily identify them, recognize their preferred habitats and anticipate their movements and reactions. I think it might be safe to say that I’ve had some success...

Kauai Skywatch

Skywatch – to observe the sky for celestial bodies or aircraft. With Kauai’s location in the middle of the Pacific ocean, there are not many aircraft to watch go by. In fact, the only aircraft we saw around the island were the helicopter tours taking visitors on a hour...

Lake Hancock

Lake Hancock is a large lake in Polk County that is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land. The Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands is a Southwest Florida Water Management District (commonly called SWIFTMUD) property that is generally not open to the public. A few times a year, the...