The preserve was in full yellow bloom. The burr marigolds were all over the place. It looked like the land of Oz on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Sandhill crane way out in the marsh.
Anhinga showing off in the marigolds.
Tricolored heron on the marigold border.
A wind-blown great blue heron watching me.
Carpets of marigolds.
My pictures do not do the colors justice. Taken with my phone. You can see all of the trees in the back have lost their leaves for the winter but the marsh is full of flowers. November is the best time at the preserve. I realized I didn’t take any pictures of the bald cypress trees. Those are all bright orange right now. They will be losing their leaves in the next few weeks. See, we do have a fall here. It just comes much later than up north.
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Beautiful place! I love the red on that crane, so beautiful!
I expected to see Dorothy and Toto, but the Sandhill was even better! And now I know the name of that great wildflower … Thank you!
Gorgeous floral and bird photography ~ well done ~
Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
Birding is even better when they all have their own personal bouquet! Thank you for sharing your colorful visit, Dina!
Gorgeous shots. Love the sandhill crane, especially. The red mask is beautiful.
Love the birds nestled among the Marigolds.
Great picture of the sandhill crane.
ahhhhh, I’m so glad I clicked on over from ‘Paying Ready Attention’. My wife’s name is Dina. We live in Tampa. We might have passed each other once. ha. Anyway…LOVE your photos. Look forward to following you.
Sounds like a wonderful time out…..and I’d love to see the Cranes again! Congrats!
A lovely series of images amongst the yellow.
Give me a time and place. I love to be pushed to explore new places.
Just love the image of the wind blown heron – he looks so grumpy!
Love seeing what is happening at the marsh…wonderful photos.
Great late fall color and life in the marsh!
Great pictures! I thought you were paying us a visit for a while as I read your post title!
Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne (Oz!)