Home Sweet Tree

Striving to make my retirement enjoyable and fruitful, I invest time surrounded by Florida’s natural beauty with a camera in hand. One recent steamy morning, I had a favorite place nearby to myself, enjoying some of the wonderful birds that nest there.  Summer Tanagers were singing overhead, joined by the warbling song of a Blue Grosbeak and many others, when a Red-Headed Woodpecker alighted on the dead pine snag I’d

Red Cypress on the Rainbow River

I love to kayak the spring-fed rivers of Florida. This is the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, fed by more than 700 spring boils. I took the photo in the fall. The tree is a red cypress. Normally, cypress trees are what cause the tea-colored water in the spring-fed rivers. There is something amazing about the springs. I truly find peace in them. They give me a reason to continue on

In the Pink

This photo was taken on one of my trips to St. Augustine while visiting a friend in Palatka. We happened upon all these birds, including this wood stork surrounded by roseate spoonbills, gathering by the bridge outside of St. Augustine heading toward A1A. I was so excited to see them – I’m always searching for birds to photograph. Photography has been my passion ever since growing up in Gainesville. I

In The Early Morning Mist

In the early morning mist I woke just after 4 one morning and texted a friend to ask if he’d like to join me in Bushnell and motor over to Lake Apopka to get some early morning photos of wetland wildlife. After he said “no way,“ we met at McDonald’s and headed out. As we were leaving the parking lot, we learned the park was closed, so we hatched Plan
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