Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The water was absolutely still, perfectly reflecting this tree. Unfortunately, I had my long lens on the camera and couldn't get far enough away for a shot of the tree too. Took this while on a walk at Ft. Pickens.

Monday, March 25, 2013


The temptation to pause here and swing along with the breeze and watch the sun go down was strong. I hesitated, battled momentarilly and walked on.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


 Last fall, a friend had divided her Nun's Orchid plant and passed along a portion of it to me. I'd never heard of this plant, but took good care of it through the winter. Named for its hooded flowers. Phaius tankervilliae or Phaius grandifolius originally came to the US from China during the 18th century. It is attactive, adaptable and easy to maintain.  My reward is this amazingly beautiful flower. Three stalks of lovely.


Saturday, March 9, 2013


This great egret was strolling around inspecting the landscape. I think he was craning his neck looking for bugs or maybe he was just pausing to smell the flowers. :)

Friday, March 8, 2013


"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."
- Jane Austen

Thursday, March 7, 2013


This little guy was speeding down the beach and as it drew closer to me, it graced me with a sweet look before it continued it's speed walk down the beach.


Nature's prime favourites were the Pelicans;
High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free.

- James Montgomery, Pelican Island

Friday, March 1, 2013


You can discover so  many things when you go for walks. Came across this banana tree on one of our exploratory walks on Captiva Island. Just love the large purple inflorencence, which will open and fall away, revealing tiny curved bananas reaching for the sun.