Remembering a January 2014 visit to ORCA with Sam to see the bees. At the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area today where I shot more bees on privet. And Sam enjoyed the warm Sun in the cool, winter air.
Revisiting a walk with Sam the dog out at Treasure Hammock Ranch for National Dog Day. I finally make it out to Treasure Hammock Ranch for a walk with Susan Boyd and, of course, what had been a sunny day turns cloudy with rain moving in. Still, though it was fairly dark and cloudy, there were still some good bird pictures to be teased out of the gloom. Here is a sampling. . . . Sean Sexton and Dino wait […]
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The following text is from the historical marker at the island’s entrance: River travel was vital to the early human activity of Florida and the Indian River area. In the early 1900s, efforts began to dredge the Indian River. By the 1930s, the U.S. Corps of Engineers routinely maintained this channel called the Intracoastal Waterway. After World War II the channel was once again slated for dredging and Alex MacWilliam, Sr., a veteran and member of the Florida Legislature, proposed […]
The old electrical power plant in downtown Vero Beach, formally the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, seen here gutted during an environmental cleanup, is now a popular micro-brewery. The building was constructed in 1926. For a time it looked like an ancient temple to the power gods, now it is just a fancy place to tie one on.