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Monday, March 14, 2011

Florida Trip: Part FIVE

Back to more random pictures of our sunny Florida trip!


You can't go to Florida, on the western coast...
without taking some sunset photos, right?:

Flying seagulls!:

Unknown plant. Anyone know what it is?
(It looked like an Alien seed pod to me, but that's just me):

Who can't look out on ocean waves
not be content?:

I don't know the name of this plant either....but I loved its spidery blossoms:

This was blooming on an empty, deserted, kind of sandy plot of land:

A great heron, right on the dock beside our hotel:

Evidently, he had an itch or two!:
(I offered to help scratch it for him, but evidently the southern birds don't take kindly
to us Northern folks!)

Not to worry, though....
I still liked HIM.



Unknown said...

More great photos Joan; quite a bit different from the masses of snow and ice in your neck of the woods. Can't wait to see the Savannah photos!

Wanda..... said...

Loved the flying seagulls photo, the lovely yellow bloom and the startling seed pod, which is alien to me too!

MadSnapper said...

you have really captured the essence of Florida and done it really really well. all of these are wonderful. love the scratching guy... to funny. the flight of the seagulls is a great capture to. now you are having fun all over again and we are to. keep them coming.

Jeanette said...

Yes, I love looking at ocean waves..actually any waves make me happy! That is a really cool plant too. It does remind me of a alien seed pod!

Bossy Betty said...

So fantastic! Loved the alien seed pod!

Linda Reeder said...

Once again, amazing photographs!

Unknown said...

That is a most unusual flower, just before the last two photos!

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots. I especially love the heron images. H and his shadow in the first one and how you've captured his head feathers up in the second. Great stuff.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i am pretending to be on that beach right now...that gold and maroon flower is gorgeous...

Sharon Wagner said...

You're right. I don't think anyone has ever said, "Yuck, another boring sunset" They're all beautiful!

Unknown said...

More beautiful photographs from your hollidays.
Love them all.

Loree said...

That photo of the seagulls is just plain awesome.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am glad I don't have to choose a favorite.Each one has merit of it's own.

Debbie Lo said...

You have such a way with words in describing your photos. I just love it.

The alien seed plant was great, and that sunset was awesome. Oh, and the waves...well, I felt myself relaxing just looking at them.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photographs.

Gingerspark said...

Love the bird pictures!
especially the flying seagull one.

Grandmother Mary said...

I can never see too many sunset photos. This one is a beauty.

Pat Tillett said...

VERY nice Joan! I love good photos of birds! You gave us several here...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Great pictures, Joan... Florida is a nice place to go --and to take pictures. Will you continue to go annually after the kids move back to Michigan????

Those last two Heron pictures are good --especially the one with the itch!!!!!! Great shadow pictures too.

Rick (Ratty) said...

The alien seed pod plant is very interesting. I wonder what it is. I tried to look it up with no luck.

faye said...

I think your alien seed plant is a
magnolia seed pod... the red seeds are
usually popping up all over this time of year.

Maybe - maybe not

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