Last week, Wed. April 27th, I stopped at the waterfront to take a few photos of the ice…it has finally begun to move. If you look closely you can see the ice is beginning to crystallize as well. A bit slow this year but then this winter has been unusual to say the least…
while this photo leaves much to be desired, I liked the way the screen from the lanai was visible…
These fellows are from the arthropod family, apparently there are 1,220 species of barnacles…this particular one is related to the lobster and crab…who knew?
If you been to Florida you will have seen these fellows, they are all over the place and are not too proud to beg for food. The White Ibis is one of 26 species around the world. In Florida you will find the White Ibis, which has black tipped wings you can only see this detail when they are flying, the Glossy Ibis, which has brown patches…there is also a Scarlet Ibis in southern Florida, this happens to be the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago and was introduced to Florida either deliberately or through migration. I’ve not see the Scarlet one but will watch for it…
These are such cool fellows…I’ve seen a couple outside the zoo one in particular up close and personal.
a blustery day
cold wind biting deep
taking the longing to sit!
I’ve posted photos of the Chief Commanda previously…it was launched in 1946, and served Lake Nipissing until 1975 when it was replaced by Cheif Commanda II. Chief I is now a restaurant on the waterfront.
these photos where taken off the beach at Fort Zachery Taylor Historical Park…boat traffic was somewhat heavy that day! It is an awesome view…
I was away in Florida for a month, this is my first post since I returned mid February…took this photo on the way to Key West.
I had lunch with my daughter this afternoon and when done we went to do a bit of Christmas shopping for Paige, my grand-baby…on the way home this is what I was fortunate enough to see!
When I go for my walks I like to walk to the lake…there are many access for me to use but they don’t differ much in appearance. There were waves washing up on the shore so I took a few photos of them. check out the bubbles…simplistic yes, but cool.
Yesterday, my son, daughter-in-law and my beautiful granddaughter took a short road trip south to Barrie…it is about 2.5 hrs away…always a nice drive but I realized there isn’t as many interesting things for me to take photos of…unless we stop that is and we don’t have time for that. Someday I’m going to have to make a point of driving just to stop and take photos. I don’t know the name of this body of water, but thought it deserved a photo.
Monday was a hot, humid, hazy day, which you can see in the distance of the photo…but as I drove past the waterfront I decided to stop…saw this…perfect spot to sit, relax, and read a book!
I took these two photos on the way to a meeting in Rosseau on April 27th, they are from separate lakes. Don’t know the names, but you would think I would after driving this way every Friday in July and August for eight years? I’m sure the ice is gone by now…hopefully!
this is one of my neighbors garden areas, a bit of a hodge podge, but I’m fond of the cobalt blue flowers. I’m hoping to be able to do some planting this year?!
this photo is one that I took from my moving vehicle, I rather liked the scene…I know it is a bit blurry but I think it looks like a painting rather than a photo…
It is great when I’m able to get close…there is so much detail to see! This fellow along with a few friends was at a Marina on the North East side of Marco.
I got the feeling food tossed their way at this Marina, there were a few people fishing from the dock & something smelled tasty!
This is something I would like to do but won’t…my body would rebel! I always thought it looked like fun though. We saw boat drawn para-gliders each day, but only this motorized para-glider …as in the second photo, during the two weeks there.
Our condo in Marco Island faced west, so of course I saw my share of sunsets…I do have to say the most beautiful sunsets were when there was some interesting cloud formations! The Gulf of Mexico sky does seem to offer strikingly beautiful clouds!
I’m leaving today for Florida for two weeks…I’m not bringing my laptop so I may not have the opportunity to post or visit until I return. I intend to take as many photos as I can so should have lots to work with when I return…
This fall, we have had very cold weather…generally this type of weather is in January or February, not November and December. I know…it is what it is! For the last week or so the wind chill has made it biting cold…today it is -32C or -25.6F…darn cold for December 14th!!! So another shot from the south for today…a Key West sunset taken last winter. Makes me feel warmer just looking at it!
both these photos are of the ice encrusted rocks after a cold windy day when the waves crash on shore…the water freezes on the rocks in a ripply affect…I don’t think I quit captured the beauty…especially when the sun shines on them!
yesterday was a strange day, with the most unusual skies…changing from dark and moody to light and fluffy so quickly due to the strong winds!
managed a few photos on my way to Barrie yesterday…Barrie is 2.5 hrs south of North Bay.