Summer blooms at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo in late July.
This spider was busy with her crazy web.
Chewing on leaves.
A wood stork guarding the bridge. He didn’t even move when I walked by.
Almost grown baby wood ducks swimming under the bridge.
Birds in our backyard, They are all regular visitor’s. A great blue heron, an anhinga drying his wings with some seaweed on his beak and a red bellied woodpecker.
Arriving home one day I saw a Cooper’s hawk eating something in my neighbor’s yard. Then later we had a red shoulder hawk on my neighbor’s sailboat mast.
We have a hooded merganser couple that hangs our in our channel during the winter. Every so often he comes close to our dock.
Plants in the backyard.
The sea fog had rolled in one Sunday morning.
One of the big moon events recently. Taken in the driveway.
This is my view looking out the kitchen window. Our neighbor’s plant has gotten so big it is over the fence.
Plant in the yard.
Poinsettia in hanging baskets.
These do stay red through the spring.
Around our fence.
These are pretty in the fall.
Reflection of our neighbor’s boat. Taken from our dock and cropped up. The neighborhood osprey sleeps on top of this mast.
Down at the end of our channel. A Santa in someone’s backyard. I take a left in front of the Santa to get out to the bay.
Mangroves growing in our corner.
I threw last year’s poinsettia in the corner by the shed and it came back this year.
Hibiscus through our fence.
I got out of my car at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo just as the rain was going from a heavy downpour to a light sprinkle. After waiting 30 minutes I was ready to get out. Everything was wet and drippy including me since all of the trees were still dripping on me. The birds were hiding so I started snapping pictures of all of the wet stuff around the gardens. I was trying to be creative catching the light through the raindrops but it’s harder than it looks. I probably could have used a tripod. Next time I’ll throw it in my car just in case.