Sunday, March 31, 2013

Birds of the day!

Osprey nest  - mother and baby osprey!








This is a cormorant, - usually I get it mixed up with the Anhinga, but this is a cormorant for sure. The anhinga has a very pointed bill, the cormorant has a hooked tip on his bill. This guy has a hooked for sure.

Mourning Dove! Cute!

ok, no birds - only PARADISE!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What we met on our little walk in Wildflower Preserve today...

We did a 2 hour walk in the parks in our "backyard" today, and saw some interesting creatures and plants!

a gorgous bouganvilla on the trail from Wildflower preserve to Amberjack Park.




Birds x-ing...

a HUGE alligator with his bird friends on the other side of Lemon Lake.

a cool dead tree

I don't know the name of this guy, but he sure was cool, and he told us to wait til he got safely across the road!

and, we walked away, but waited, to make sure he came across safely.

Great Egret, (I finally learned the difference, the great egret has black feet, the snowy egret is smaller and has a black bill and  yellow feet)





An osprey!

Otto the Otter in Moorhen pond....







Bottlebrush
you can tell why the name is bottlebrush...



Beautiful, but I don't know the name!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The day of giving! Toys for tots 2012

I have written about this special event at Leverocks Seafood House just down the street from us several times before. Last years pictures can be seen here. So this year I will only put out the pictures!

Joanne and Marilyn - always smiling!


All the waiters were ready to serve!
 
A picture out on the porch

Before sunset...


Flamingosanta...

 The Marines showed up!












Santa is taking a nap after the party in the Marina



Real FLorida Christmas!
 


Beautiful...

I think this was this years winners! (remember - this is a decorated boat....


Leverocks was so packed with people so we went to Prime Time for dinner!

 Thank you again Leverocks Seafood House for this event, always fun!