Monday, December 2, 2019

Odd Beaks and Curious Crabs


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He has a funny face!



Day 31 

December!

Flo-vember is a pile of sand in an upside-down hour glass. My time is up. Finished. Now, my only comfort is a husband, a lap full of cats and Christmas lights. My view spans a yard full of naked trees with crinkly patches of leaves attached to spindly branches like a balding man clinging to his last tuft of hair. Last summer's perennials look like dried-up, grizzly arms reaching up from a frigid grave. Snow clings to the recesses of tree-pits like a milk mustache. There's a few birds shivering somewhere - I think. On a brighter note, I might find some sand if I dig in the right place. Lake Harriet maybe? Ugh. At least I have my souvenirs.

 My photos!

Basically, it's horrible out there. Do I sound like a Minnesotan? No. I was meant to live in Florida. 

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Iguanas and Sea Shells


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Day 20

My shadow tried to grab his bill! 



Day 21

Iguanas at the condo! (I took this with a cell phone out the car window) Good grief. There are parrots in Miami, wild pigs at Crew, and now, Iguanas on Lover's Key. What will I see next week? 



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Day break!

Another week has slipped under the bridge. Another photo safari has ended and another begun. Thanksgiving at Docs Beach House is on the agenda and I'll probably be eating Key Lime Pie instead of pumpkin. But, I won't pass on the turkey and stuffing. It doesn't really feel like Thanksgiving without icy roads and a dusting of snow. But that's a good thing. I'll be home soon enough. Christmas will be cold. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Wild Florida




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Day 13

An osprey booked a balcony next door. (I know he slept there because his head was tucked at sunrise) 



Day 14

Wild pigs! They trotted uncomfortably close to me at Crew trails. I only had my cell phone (no zoom) and snapped this when they retreated. Whew. 


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Seven more days. 

Last week's highlight was the osprey - the next balcony over. But observing all wingspans from the 12th floor is a birder's delight. One night, at sunset, an osprey approached the deck, hovering impossibly close on a thermal, turning with a big fish in toe, his silhouette back-lite by an explosion of color. (If only I'd had a camera cocked and ready!) Eagles soar faster than all others, I've discovered. Pelicans draft and vultures tip and float, soar. Black tipped wood storks and Ibis fly in flocks. Mockingbirds call from the trees below. White Egrets and Great Blue Herons stroll along the sand. Sand Pipers scuttle along.

Just like me. 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Sun & Fun



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Day 6

Do you see the second critter?


Day 7

Pink stuff.


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Stay tuned for more from my Flovember rental. It sure beats Minnesota: ice slicked roads, melting pumpkins, decaying leaves, naked trees, nippy air and grumpy faces. Minnesota isn't so nice in November. 

Sun and sand is better - way better!

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Flovember


Day 1

I'm four days into Flo-vember - my life at Lover's Key, Florida. Already, the horrors of October are receding like low tide. (If you've been paying attention, you'll know I'm a recent cancer survivor) 

I'll be posting one photo for each day of November, just like last year. So stay tuned and follow my tracks!


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Monday, October 28, 2019

Pet Cemetery: Real or Unreal


Our Pet Cemetery is a place of peace and whispering pines. There's plenty of crunchy leaves, muddy tracks, dappled light, rocky ridge-lines, lichen and spicy smells. You might hear a grouse beating invisible drums. Or a distant snort. 

Obviously, you'll find dead critters, bleached bones and loose fur marking random crime scenes. But, some things stand upright and roam around. Unseen.
















Spooky.


Deer. Always deer. But, is this critter real? Or unreal?






No butts about it. Fake. A decoy. Plastic. (it didn't even scare our cats)


Akua inside the guts. 

 Still, it's fun to check the trail cam for the real thing. 

Happy Halloween!

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