Various beauties around Lake Morton in late November.
Lots of turtles.
One of the many swan statues in the downtown area in Lakeland.
Even in late November, it was warm enough to want to jump in the fountain. As tempting as that is, there’s always the chance of a gator in that lake.
Little critters creeping or buzzing around the butterfly garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
A few of the blooming things.
The waterfall at the nature center. Years ago I would see green tree frogs hanging around this area but I haven’t seen any in a long while.
Something growing around a tree stump. Looks like icing (of course, I have sugar on my brain).
A tiny oasis in the heat.
Lots of turtles at Carillon Park. The ponds have sunning boards for the turtles to hang out on.
Magnolias along the boardwalk.
An ibis taking a bath. It was so hot I wanted to jump in with him.
A few bunnies along the trail.
Colors in the fountain.
I haven’t seen a lesser yellowlegs in a long time much less at this park.
A quick walk around a park nearby work before heading home in early May.
Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him.
Trying to share the same space.
The anhingas were drying off.
Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces.
A great blue heron with his “sword” beak.
Pretty colors in the fountain.
Another walk around the park after work.
Pretty purple in a big field of green.
A small sign of fall.
A resident anhinga hanging in the mangroves along the boardwalk.
Another one with a fish.
One of the resident bunnies.
The fountain in the pond right before dark.
Two of the buildings on the lake. The dark clouds cast a nice reflection on the lake.
I had about an hour before it got dark so I headed over to the ponds close to work. The weather had slightly cooled off and the boardwalk and trail were packed with joggers and walkers. I saw very few birds or ducks. I keep waiting for all of the wintering ducks to arrive but so far I’ve seen none. There has been a kingfisher hanging around work lately. This was my last trip around the lake after work for a while. Now it will be dark when I leave work.