Monday, April 6, 2020


I watched an anhinga for a while.  It kept opening and stretching its mouth.
It has been hot.  I wonder if that is how it regulates its body temperature.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


Crow?  Blackbird?  No.  Some time with Google informed me that I had come upon
 a male great-tailed grackle.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Golden Trumpet Trees

Golden trumpet trees (or Tabebuia chrysotricha) are medium-sized Florida trees 
with pretty bright yellow flowers.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Shake Your Booty

I spent some time watching a tricolored heron diving repeatedly.  

Watch.  Spot.  Dive.  Surface.  Shake, shake, shake.  Repeat.
Must have been a good fishing spot.

Shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty
Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


School is a lot different this spring.  The pre-school that Willa and Hazel attend shut down (along with most everything else) in mid-March because COVID-19 is rampant where they live.  
Their parents are trying to work from home and take care of the girls at the same time.

But, sometimes the parents need a break or both have business calls at the same time.  When that happens, grandpa sometimes gets to read to them over a Facebook Portal.

The theme for April for City Daily Photo bloggers is "school."
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Buckeye Butterfly

All I know about this kind of butterfly is that they seem unwilling to pose with wings spread out.