Rainy Winter Day in Florida

Florida is its best in winter. Not only because the weather is cooler, but because the snowbirds come back, and one can go outside without dying from the heat. Now it normally does not rain and flood everyday this time of the year…but that is pretty much how the weather has been here recently, in mostly sunny Florida. But for all the current soupiness, you will not hear me complaining as we have had extremely hot weather up until now. So ever the optimist, I decided this day to cover my camera and head out to see if anything else was enjoying the weather. Lucky for me and you, that it was not long until I found something…..and as a reward for my optimistic attitude, I found a new bird in the sanctuary…at least new to me. I hope as always you enjoy my rainy day photos.

 

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Happy New Year-ish

Happy New Year.

So much has happened this past holiday season and New Year. Some events I was very much present for, but sadly many were missed out on due to a nasty flu bug. This Christmas I spent with Northern family, first Christmas in many. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the photo opportunities I was presented with. Normally people make a face and emit very heavy sighs, when they see me and my camera…but this time of the year, all anyone wanted were lovely reminders.
This was a good and a bad thing for me, because while I love to photograph things……people are an entirely different animal. In my case the largest formal group of people was fourteen. Try and get fourteen separate, thinking, feeling, human beings…namely children- to do the same thing at the same time..Impossible? Maybe, maybe not. Couple the size and personalities of the group with my nothing is perfect attitude and it surely spells disaster. But for all the worrying and stressing………the experience was a good one. The group enjoyed lots of laughs and made the best of our experience. I want to thank them all for letting me use them as a learning experience and I hope that we can do it again soon. It’s so nice when people support your passion.

Although I know that Christmas is over, I saw so many beautiful trees and decorations that I would still like to share a few of my favorites. Enjoy!