Yesterday’s Finds

Black-bellied Whistling-duck – Mullet Lake Park – October 2020

“Birds will give you a window, if you allow them. They will show you secrets from another world– fresh vision that, though it is avian, can accompany you home and alter your life. They will do this for you even if you don’t know their names– though such knowing is a thoughtful gesture. They will do this for you if you watch them.”
― Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds

American Kestrel – Mullet Lake Park – October 2020

Henry Nehrling – 1853-1927

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Caladium – Nehrling Gardens – May 2017

“Nehrling had several favorite species, which he grew and bred far more than others. Caladiums, Amaryllis, Palms, Cycads, and Bamboo were among those most grown at Palm Cottage. Nehrling describes in his writing as having planted 25000 individual Caladiums each year in his Lath Houses, as well as thousands of other species that required protection from the strong Florida sun.” –  Nehrling Gardens web site

Palm Gardens is located just west of Orlando in the town of Gotha.

Ear Tree

Ear Tree – Rt 50 and the St Johns River – January 2016

Ear Tree Seed Pod – Rt 50 and the St Johns River – January 2016

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

This is about the northern range of the ear tree. At first I thought the pods on the ground were mushrooms!

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Bird Monday

Heron – Orlando Wetlands Park – September 2015

Siblings – Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive – September 2015

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Happy labor day to all here in the US – Heading to Merritt Island for some early morning photography. And thanks to the solar system for a later sunrise. while the difference between 6:20 and 7:00 may not seem like a lot – it’s huge at 5 AM in the morning. |:>).

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