This was a morning in early May when a nasty storm was suppose to already be here. I got to Fort Desoto hoping to get some storm shots and it was sunny and hot. It was also a rare Friday that I had off so hardly anyone here yet.
Only me and my shadow at the fishing pier.
I walked the swampy trails and only found a young armadillo. All above were taken with my phone including the one of the armadillo. He walked pretty close to my feet but I didn’t let him get that close.
I knew it was going to be a beautiful morning when I walked out on the trail to this.
After 12 years of coming to Circle B Bar Reserve, I still love walking these trails even with all of the dead trees in the background.
Things close to the trail, although I cropped up the one with the big gator so he wasn’t that close.
An alligator cruises by a great blue heron.
The view from the blind on the dock.
Sitting on a bench near the nature center before heading home.
I had just replaced my old iphone with a new one days before so I was taking lots of pictures with it.
Driving into Chesnut park on a recent Saturday morning, I was greeting by a few deer. Snapped this with my phone.
I stopped to take some pictures of them walking around on the baseball field.
A rare sighting of some close the picnic shelters at the lake. I rarely see them this close the lake.
Later, walking on the boardwalk, I saw these two deep in the woods. They appeared to be preening each other. I watched for a few minutes before they noticed me. They didn’t seem to mind me standing there.It’s always fun to see the deer at Chesnut Park. For some reason they seem to calm me down. You have to get there early in the morning to catch them. By 9am when the dog walkers and joggers are there, they retreat into the woods.
Some of the critters in the water at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park north of Tampa. I made my annual winter trip in mid-January, hoping to see manatees along the river but the weather had warmed up for a few day and the manatees had scattered around the area.
Yes, this guy was on the other side of the glass. You usually see them sleeping in the back with their eyes closed.
It seemed to be mating day that morning. Both pelicans and some wild vultures were getting frisky in the warm weather.
The calm water in the springs.