The Beach

The Beach

It’s hot. I’m feeling trapped hanging around the air conditioner. So, it’s time to get to the beach. And try out the snorkel gear my brother Don gave me. Didn’t expect to see too much as the coral reefs are a couple of miles offshore. But surprise. Hundreds of fish schooled and darted around me. Maybe they were feeding on stuff stirred up by the surf. Or […]

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

After relocating to Florida a year ago, we bought a house. And our first visitor was Friend. That’s the name we’ve given to a Gopher Tortoise whose land we share. Gopher Tortoises are a threatened species and protected in Florida. Friend grazes in our yard. And amiably tolerated our conversation until, while napping in the car’s shade, I moved him aside for his safety. After […]

Blue Land Crabs

Blue Land Crabs

Coming home from work, my wife saw several Blue Land Crabs on the road. Their migration and mating season has begun. They’re beautiful. And watching them is just neat! -dM

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

I always like to visit new places, see new stuff, and photograph it. And the best time, with the right kind of light, occurs during those magic hours near sunrise and sunset. But being boat-less and living on Florida’s east coast limits my opportunity for those beach, ocean, sunset type photos. The sun is just on the wrong side of the earth. But there’s a […]

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