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An overdue visit to Sunken Gardens.

Upclose with flamingos. Butterflies buzzing around the pretty flowers. Super sized fish. A few of the plants at the gardens. Sunken Gardens is a 4 acre 100-year-old botanical garden near downtown St. Petersburg and one of the oldest roadside tourist … Continue reading

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Another episode of “Being a Tourist on the Beach”

s I rarely go to Clearwater Beach anymore.  It’s very crowded and cost a fortune to park, if you can get a parking spot. Although, it is fun to go over every once in while to see what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Lots of 4 legged critters

As I was driving into Circle B Bar Reserve early in the morning, I saw a wild hog family. The little piglets look so cute when they are young.  I stopped the car and rolled down the window and they … Continue reading

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One last look at the summer baby skimmers

This little skimmer was just figuring out what those wings and beak were for. There were still a few babies that hadn’t not made it to the shoreline yet. They were still sticking close to mom. This skimmer was missing … Continue reading

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A rare hybrid and the usual birds at Fort Desoto.

A reddish egret hanging around the fishing pier. This is the rare hybrid that was seen recently hanging around the fishing pier. Local experts say it’s a cross between  a great blue heron and a great egret. He’s got a … Continue reading

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Busy Saturday morning at the fishing pier.

The usual stuff at the Fort Desoto fishing pier.  Dolphins swimming by. Egrets stealing bait fish. A kid getting exciting over touching a fish for the first time. The young osprey are now eating their meals on the light posts … Continue reading

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Backyard botanical gardens

My Mom loved dogwood flowers. We had several in our yard when I was growing up. Bright yellow everywhere. Getting a bite.  My sister had just fed her fish in the koi pond in her backyard. Beautiful pine trees along … Continue reading

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The electric company

Why would anyone go hang out next to a power plant? Because they use the water in the bay to cool the towers.  The warm water comes out in the channel and keeps the manatees warm during the winter. Hundreds … Continue reading

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Birds and fish at Bok Tower

I thought this bird was going to be something different but I think it’s a palm warbler in his non-breeding colors. I can’t tell what this warbler is. Unfortunately, I did not get any other pictures of him. I think … Continue reading

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Fun stuff at our Key West hotel

Our hotel in Key West was right in the heart of all the action. Blocks from Mallory Square, feet from Duval street and the marina a few blocks over. You would not think there was a little oasis in the … Continue reading

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