Intense

Grackle – Black Point – October 2020

“Questions you ask indicates the curiosity you hold, reveals your thinking patterns, states the intensity of your longing to know, demonstrates your desire and involvement, determines the quality of life you live.” Anand Patwa

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.

Horned Owl

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Mullet Lake Park – September 2016

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” – Theodore Roosevelt