Monday, August 11, 2014

Classic Corkscrew


I've been taking photos of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for years.  And every time I snap a photo of the morning light shining down on the boardwalk I intend to do a painting of it.  So far I haven't.  But it is on my bucket list.


A green gecko was hanging around.


There were magic orbs.


A hawk looked down from above.


The swamp was in bloom.


Lettuce Lakes was ready for dressing.  (It really is called Lettuce Lakes)


A little Blue Heron was selecting a snack.


Lunch!  I love this shot!


Another beautiful morning in good old Florida.




21 comments:

Maggid said...

yes, you do give us magic . . .
your photos are works of art . . .

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is so beautiful there!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful shots! The gecko is very cute.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice. You really got some great unique nature shots.

DJan said...

I like it, too, along with all the others. You're so talented. :-)

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Amazing place!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of nature's gifts and love the bridge ~ would make a good painting ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the little blue! gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Cool place for birding. Love the Hawk and the Little Blue Heron.. Great shots. Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Have a happy week!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. Nature at its best.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like lettuce, for sure! This looks like a super place to find birds. The walkway reminded me of one of my favourite haunts. Too bad it's raining today! Love your photos of the Little Blue Heron.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

One of my favorites...the little blue heron.

And the 'magic orbs' are called button bush.

Adam Jones said...

The Blue Heron is amazing.

Linda Hensley said...

You definitely have whatever it takes to get the best photos. I love the heron with the crayfish!

Roan said...

That little blue heron is awesome! and the hawk!

Felicia said...

beautiful scenery.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your beautiful photos make us feel like we are right there with you!
love
tweedles

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Sharon. I remember that place (one of our favorites when we're at home in Ft Myers every winter). Thanks for the reminder of home and the great pictures. That would be a lovely painting -- I'd be happy to get such good photos myself.

Marie said...

Great photos! What an amazing place! Love the Little Blue Heron shots, and the Lettuce Lakes...it's all wonderful! I, like you, have some photos I want to do paintings of. If I ever get around to it! :-)

Chris Rohrer said...

I love all your shots! Corkscrew is one of my favorite places to visit. That shot of the Little Blue and Crawdad is awesome! Although I probably wouldn't go in the humidity now, I'd love to make a return visit again. Wonderful post. I also love your Red-shouldered Hawk shot....sweet!

Creations By Mit said...

Great photos!! I especially love the "magic orb!" Very cool.