Art Gallery | Vero Beach | Florida Former auto parts store turned art gallery shines at night along the empty streets at the edge of the old downtown. Down the road, a beer bottle hurled from a passing car shatters the stillness with a distinctive tumult of sound. After that, silence, with only the art as witness.
With very distinctive stripes, a Monarch butterfly larva gorges on milkweed in the final days before forming a chrysalis to begin the metamorphosis into a butterfly. Seen in the butterfly garden at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
Night Laundromat | Indian River County | Florida As bizarre as it sounds, it took over a month to get this photo of the deserted laundromat at night. You would be surprised as how many people do laundry at 3 or 4 in the morning, which to me sounds like the time it would have been sans launderers, but to no avail. So it would not be time of night that found the popular place empty, but luck. Late this […]
Club Chiroptera | Indian River County | Florida Every time I pass this old, mouldering, boarded-up building, especially at night, I imagine what a great place this would be for a vampire to live. It certainly looks spooky enough and with just the right amount of aesthetic charm to please the discerning undead.
Views of the solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 as seen from the pollinator garden at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. While totality swept across the continental United States, thrilling millions, down low on peninsular Florida the Moon only eked out a partial eclipse. While totality may have eluded us, this example of heavenly bodies moving stately through their paths in the cosmic clockwork was spectacular in its own right. The Moon made first contact with the […]
Living in Florida, there sometimes appears to be only two seasons. One hot, and one not-so-hot. Sadly, the not-so-hot season, which normal people in other places call winter, is all too short. Great masses of cold air fighting their way southward down from the Arctic usually peter out before they can cross the state line, let alone making it halfway down the peninsula to cool all the hotheads clinging desperately to the paradise fantasy. As I am constantly looking up […]
Castle Industrial: Approach With Caution | redundant cement plant | Indian River County, Florida An eerie, industrial leftover along the railroad tracks. Quite immaculate in its retirement, like it is waiting for another chance at life.
Make them a little bigger and domesticate them and the Gulf Fritillary looks like it would make for a psychedelic furry pet. Note how the proboscis is rolled up and stored away as this Gulf Fritillary strikes a relaxed pose.