Monday, January 29, 2018

Highlights of Florida Trails. Part One.


The Glades. 

Florida is a great place to take a nature walk. (unless you're scared of alligators) When I'm there, I always go to Rookery Swamp, the remote Crew Trails and of course, beautiful Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. I'm happy to own a yearly pass! That's a lot of wildlife - I just wished I actually lived there. After all, I can prove I belong there by the real color of my hair. (in between dye jobs) 

Here are some highlights from my 2017 camera role...



A hawk at Rookery Swamp.






Tiny bathing beauties.



Florida wildflowers



Hunters.



A fluffy white egret on a carpet salad. Or a lettuce lake.



A pretty purple Gallinule. My first very sighting! I saw a lot of these in Guatemala this year.



Smothered and Covered at the Waffle House...I mean Corkscrew.


Turtle soup.



An odd Roseate Spoonbill. It wasn't that long ago that I had never seen one!



Colorful Crew Trails



Bright berries hanging in a blue sky.


Bald heads.


Red heads.



Holes.


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23 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Sharon your Florida photos are so beautiful. You certainly captured the wildlife in the 'Glades

NC Sue said...

These are marvelous photos - the pileated woodpecker is so striking, isn't he?
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DJan said...

Your pictures as always are awesome. I love the fluffy white egret in a salad bowl especially. :-)

D.Nambiar said...

So green!!
Great set of pictures from the wetlands. :)

Photo Cache said...

I love the roseate spoonbill.

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Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Lovely! Hope you have a fantastic week!

Fun60 said...

Great photos of the Florida wildlife but my favourite has to be the spoonbill.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

This is such an interesting place! I would be a bit afraid about the alligator but I think I can handle my fear. My husband is the one who would love this place.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Wonderful collection of wildlife photos taken in the Glades. It's just teaming with wildlife of every description, and a joy to see. The Roseate Spoonbill, and Gallinule, are colourful sights.

Pea bea said...

Oh wow...loved seeing your wonderful photos. Would love to be there and sunning myself as well. The waffle house made me smile. haha. Thanks for sharing.

Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

betty-NZ said...

It looks like the kind of place that I would love to visit! You captured some interesting critters.

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous photos Sharon! Yes, it looks like a perfectly wonderful place to enjoy nature. Those are Beauty Berries by the way.

Betty Crow said...

You sure found lots to photograph. All are wonderful, but I'm partial to the spoonbill and the egret. Happy Wednesday!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - what fantastic shots. Love that mossy croc!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love love love it all. And come on down, pretty hair and all ...In our ‘resort’ the boomers who are never going to get old are beginning to outnumber us elderly Qtips. (I used to be a young retiree ...but that was a few years ago).

Jill said...

I saw my first Roseate Spoonbill a few years back at J.N. Ding Darling Sanctuary on Sanibel. I've never been much of a bird watcher but wow, it was so cool! Love your photos!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'm always amazed at the abundance and diversity of Florida critters! Great pics!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for taking us along on your photo walk.

Jibber JabberUK said...

A stunning set of photographs. There's so many wonderful birds and animals in your collection.

Linda Hensley said...

Nice! I especially like the baby alligators. I don't know why people would be afraid of them?

The Boutique Adventurer said...

Wow some absolutely amazing photos here! Love the birds!

Jan Robinson said...

I can't tell you how happy your post makes me feel. I was feeling a little stressed but after seeing all of the Glades wildlife, up close and personal I feel so much better! Love the alligator wearing weeds.

Pat Tillett said...

Yet another grouping of gorgeous photos Sharon!