Orion the Hunter and other winter constellations rise in the east over the St. Johns River as seen from James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park in Brevard County. The St. Johns River at this location is a wide, marshy floodplain filled with sawgrass, alligators, and other wildlife. On the night I was there an airboat in the distance made its way slowly through the sawgrass marsh with bright lights being waved around the boat into the surrounding marsh in hunt of […]
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 […]
A winter storm moved across Florida bringing copious amounts of rain that everyone stoically endured including this soggy Bald Eagle in the rural southern part of Indian River County. Photo taken using the car as a blind and a place to stay dry out of the rain.
Images from a winter walk on the beach with Sam on Pearl Harbor Day, 2014. A delightfully gray and cold day with a threat of storms made for a nice change from the ubiquitous Florida sunshine. First up, a group of Sanderlings probing for prey in the receding waves. Two Willets silhouetted against the tumultuous sea. Even the Willets looked cold this day. Two of a squadron of Brown Pelicans wing by overhead. The broken carapace of a Horeshoe Crab […]