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Bok Tower Gardens in early September

Shots from my early September trip to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. There’s always interesting things to see there. The front door to the Carillon bell tower. From the bell tower area, you can see down into the … Continue reading

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A mid-summer trip to the zoo

It was very hot in late July but I stopped by the Lowry Park Zoo early one Saturday morning to see how the wild baby birds were doing. There were a few late little blue heron babies still on the … Continue reading

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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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Flowers in the rain

I headed out to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo in early August around 8am. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky in Tampa. As I got closer to the gardens I could see the dark clouds up ahead. I … Continue reading

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Green is good

The rainy season in August caused the lake at Lettuce Lake Park to flood, raising the plants and bringing them closer to the boardwalk. Everything looked fresh and green one morning right after a shower. At first I thought this … Continue reading

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My favorite little birds

Northern parula. Titmouse are fun. Including the juvenile one in the bottom 2 pictures. Screaming for Mom to bring food. This year I’ve seen a lot of chickadees around. They’ve been very accommodating. I thought there was going to be … Continue reading

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Largo Nature Preserve

Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters. A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention. A couple of grackles having words. Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed. Young moorhens. … Continue reading

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Bright colors in the summer

Things are always blooming in central Florida. Taken in early June. Linking to Wednesday Around The World

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April showers bring May flowers

Spring starts early down here in central Florida. These were all taken at the end of February at Bok Tower Gardens.

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Honeymoon Island beach before the tourists get here.

After walking the nature trail at Honeymoon Island State Park, I headed over to the beach to see if there were any shorebirds hanging around. The usual birds were there: marbled godwits, royal terns and dowitchers. The waves were splashing … Continue reading

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