One of my favorite birds, the Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), which, as I have stated before, I prefer by its old name, the Common Moorhen. This Moorhen was hiking around some wetlands in Lake County, Florida, and is quite delightful to look at but not as showy as its cousin, the Purple Gallinule. Regardless of what you want to call either bird, they both have a lot of chicken characteristics, especially when once seen en masse looking for a handout […]
A Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) hops around on the ground going after insects near the shore of Lake Apopka. If I see a Warbler during winter in Florida it is most likely this one, who seems to have adapted to a wide range of habitats during its seasonal stay.
An American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) basks in the Sun along the shore of Lake Apopka in Florida. The gator’s toothy visage was reason enough to not get out of the car at this spot.
A sampling of images from Disney World’s EPCOT IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show held at 10:00 p.m. the night we were there. The extravaganza is a multi-media light show that includes fireworks, lasers, water fountains, searchlights, music and narration, a propane-filled barge that explodes balls of flame, and a giant LED-covered globe that can illuminate colors and moving images on the continents. The fireworks shoot from barges brought out into the middle of the World Showcase Lagoon that are all […]
A sampling of photos from wandering around Disney World’s EPCOT for the day. Spaceship Earth, the futuristic ball looking thing by the entrance, contains a fun ride detailing major developments in communications history told with animatronic characters. More of this later. Scenes from the first Space Shuttle launch and possible futures for the program are highlighting in the Robert McCall painting, Reach for the Stars, on display in The American Adventure. The Voices of Liberty a cappella group perform in […]
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