Sunday, May 29, 2022

Flamingo Gardens II


Flamingo Gardens is partly a rehab center for injured wildlife. While many of the animals may never recover enough to return to the wild, their offspring will. These photos were taken at the bobcat exhibit.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Flamingo Gardens


"Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens and attractions in South Florida. Flamingo Gardens is the premier Everglades Learning Center and South Florida Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary."

"Flamingo Gardens mission is to depict, preserve, and provide education about the natural and cultural heritage of South Florida and the Everglades in our botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary." -- Flamingo Gardens

Friday, May 27, 2022

Key West?!


Headed to Fort Lauderdale this past weekend, but our pilot had to take us on a more "scenic route" to skirt some severe thunderstorms in the area. So I'm guessing these are the Keys down below? :-)

Still ran into some rough turbulence upon approach, though. 

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Thursday, May 26, 2022


Colonial Williamsburg 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022



Colonial Williamsburg

Saturday, May 21, 2022



Colonial Williamsburg

Friday, May 20, 2022



Colonial Williamsburg is now in the process of relocating its windmill. I'm super excited! It's current location is a little bit off the beaten path, hence the decision to relocate. But the new site (below) is right along a path that I walk almost every day. It'll be fun to watch it when it's finally operational again.

Thursday, May 19, 2022



ISO 100 | 70mm | 0ev | f4 | 1/500s

Greensprings Interpretive Trail

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Great Blue Heron


ISO 640 | 70mm | 0 ev | f16 | 1/60s

Virginia Capital Trail

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

iPhone 13


ISO 50 | 26mm | 0ev. | f/1.6 | 1/3215s

Got my hands on an iPhone 13 recently and took these photographs. The first two were shot in Colonial Williamsburg. For those interested in such things, I've also included the camera settings.

ISO 50 | 26 mm | 0 ev | f1.6 | 1/234s

This last one is of a Painted Turtle I spotted crossing the Greensprings Interpretive Trail

ISO 40 | 26 mm | 0 ev | f/1.6 | 1/234s

Monday, May 16, 2022

First Landing State Park

"The park is where English colonists first landed in 1607. Native American canoes, Colonial settlers, 20th-century schooners and modern cargo ships have navigated the park's waterways. Its cypress swamps were a source of fresh water for merchant mariners, pirates and military ships during the War of 1812. Legend has it that Blackbeard hid in the Narrows area of the park, and interior waterways were used by Union and Confederate patrols during the Civil War. Built in part by an all African-American Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-1940, the park is a National Natural Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places." -- Department of Conservation and Recreation


Bald Cypress Trail

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Norfolk Botanical Garden IX

I'll close out this series on my visit to the Norfolk Botanical Garden with this gorgeous iris--always one of my favorite subjects. Hope to visit the garden again soon.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022



Trailing a stream of gulls in our wake as the ferry makes its way from Scotland to Jamestown across the James River.