05-13-18 A cluster of trees graces the Colorado landscape with magnificent energy.
Remnants of a storm
05-12-18 A family of trees survive despite the ravages of a recent storm.
05-28-18 Tree-lined roads complete with hanging Spanish moss are reminders of another earlier era in the South.
05-28-18 Even the trail leading to my favorite shoreline site for bird photography was flooded.
09-06-18 The post-storm clouds were fillled were filled with intriguing energy.
09-02-18 The cloud layers provided an excellent canvas for the setting Sun's subtle yet profound color palette.
09-07-18 The beach was serene during the pre-sunrise minutes.
Lake at the Celery Fields
04-02-18 Sunrise at the lake within the Celery Fields park was serene.
Birds at Sunrise
09-03-18 As the red tide subsided, the shoreline birds returned to their home beach for their morning feast.
09-03-18 A sweet sandpiper gave a quick pose as the morning golden light lit up the beach.
09-05-18 A lone seagull gives a contemplative gaze as he prepares to say farewell to the busy day.
King of the Gazebo
09-08-18 The great blue heron perched on the gazebo roof to scout for an evening meal within the surrounding wetlands.
Great blue heron
09-02-18 A great blue heron hunts along the beach in the aftermath of a horrendous red tide episode on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Walking the beach
09-07-18 Early morning beach walks were popular as the red tide outbreak subsides.
Great white egret
09-07-18 A great white egret stands amidst a school of fish jumping out of the shoreline water.
05-28-18 Though no birds to photograph, the Myakka Lake scene from the bird walk was lovely. My disappointment with the rented Tamron 100-400 mm f4.5-6.3 lens resulted in a new appreciation of my Tamron 15-30 mm f2.8 lens.
05-28-18 What a difference a year makes!
A year ago during the drought, the wetlands were dry and filled with vibrant yellow flowers. With the recent torrential rains, the wetlands are completely flooded.
Photos were taken at the same spot almost one year to the day apart.
Wetlands on the lakeshore
03-8-18 Wetlands are integral to ecosystems with many important roles including feeding and nesting grounds, erosion and flood control, and hiding places from predators.
09-08-18 After years of unsustainable, toxic chemical-based agriculture, the damaged wetlands at The Celery Fields were restored to a vibrant ecosystem.
03-31-18 The colorful foliage is indicative of the segue between winter's dormant stage to spring's brilliant rebirth.
Abstract pink oats
10-22-16 A perfect capture to welcome the Sun into Scorpio this evening. These are ornamental pink oats in a neighborhood traffic circle blowing in the wind.
Leaf in tall grass
11-25-16 A blown leaf is nestled within the flowering tall grass clusters.
Great white heron
05-28-18 A great white heron intensely searches for his dinner as the Sun sets over the golf course pond.
05-25-18 In between the torrential rain showers, the neighborhood ibis flock feasted within the flooded roadway median.