Color at Hollis Garden in Lakeland in early May.
I thought these lily pad were cool holding the water in their leaves. Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland was full of them.
There’s a reason they are called “common” moorhens. They are everywhere and they have tons of babies starting in the spring.
I noticed this baby grackle screaming at his Mom for food. He was hopping around behind Mom but I think she was trying to get him to feed himself. He was old enough to be able to do that.
Across Lake Morton a new building was going up. The flags would have looked very magestic if they weren’t so worn out.
I don’t alway stop at Lake Mirror after a walk at Circle B Bar Reserve but this morning in early May I only did a short walk at Circle B and then went over to Lake Mirror. I was in the mood for some spring flowers that were in bloom at Hollis Gardens which sits right on the lake.