Tuesday, January 31, 2023

More Recent Birds

Here are some more from my neighborhood.

A pair of black vultures are on the clean-up crew.

Juvenile roseate spoonbills can be identified by their light pink colors and the fuzz that goes up their necks and heads all the way to their eyes.

A female anhinga flew past.  Females have brown necks, males are black.

Green herons can lift their lift their crests for a punk look or lower it for a sleek profile.

A white egret lifts its flaps to come in for a landing.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Some Recent Birds and Other Critters

I am lucky to live in a community where I only have to wander in my golf cart to see beautiful wildlife.

A roseate spoonbill greeted me.

An osprey took its fish to one of its favorite trees.

Sometimes the big critters catch my eye and I overlook the smaller ones like this Northern mockingbird.

A white ibis mosh pit.

I haven't seen many eagles in my community so far this season.  But I recently came across this one in a pine visible from the street.  I watched it for about 45 minutes in hopes it would fly away and I could catch it in flight.  But, it turned and flew in the opposite direction.  Still, one yawn looked fierce.

A friend texted me about a huge gator.  They look best to me in black and white.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Medieval Faire III

Heavy tattoos were in evidence at the festival.

I'm not sure what the costumes were supposed to represent, but . . .

Quite a laugh!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Medieval Faire II


A very expressive guy worked at a barbecue stand.

A soldier waited patiently in line for some food and drink.

A maiden spun around for photos by her man.  I sneaked a photo, too.

Camel rides looked like fun for the little ones.

Another maiden worked in a store that sold bows and arrows, among other things.

A magician took a break from his show.  I overheard him trying to cadge a cigarette from a guy.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Medieval Faire I

Bonita Springs had a Renaissance Faire or Medieval Faire last weekend.

I was told that Vikings were mainly merchants and that their reputation as warriors is unfair.

I don't know what making bubbles in a butterfly-winged pixy outfit has to do with either the Renaissance or Medieval times, but she was having fun and was cute.

Ditto walking on stilts.

If devouring the meat on a turkey bone is a sign of Medieval authenticity, the faire had it.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pets on Third III

I don't know what story is represented here, but I liked her energy.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

"Giraffes Can't Dance."

I have no idea what the theme was.
But you can't go wrong with a spotted dog, a cute owner and a baby in a wagon.

A literary theme:  "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck.

Maybe Peter Pan and Nana?

(I have no idea.)

Little Red Riding Hood, a dog in Grandma's clothes, and a Big Bad Wolf. 

Little Bo Peep with a sheep dog and sheep.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Pets on Third II


I don't remember all of the themes.

I often focused on the dogs.

Advertising for a service I don't understand.

Often it is just cute kids and cute dogs, though this might have been "Charlotte's Web."

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Pets on Third I

 Last Sunday was the 12th annual pets parade to support the Humane Society of Naples, a pet rescue organization.

This year's theme involved tales from books.  I liked this "Wizard of Oz" team.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

"Sheep in a Jeep."  A service dog for the woman behind her is in the Jeep.

"The Grinch" and his reindeer.

The dog was a pickle, but I don't remember the book.

101 Dalmations.

Tripod is a three-legged blind rescue.  My favorite in the parade, regardless of whether there was a book.