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

Breakfast

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Gator Brunch – Orlando Wetlands Park – August 2016

“You can do it – Start today, be brave, stretch yourself, and have fun.” – John Muir Laws video seminar on Nature Journaling.

Field Sketching Basics (video)

Legs

 

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Legs – Merritt Island – August 2016

I pity those whose entire life and energies are devoted to money making, who have never revelled in the beauty and freedom of the great out-of-doors. – Charles Torrey Simpson from Lower Florida Wilds
This picture is naturally black and white with a touch of green in the upper left. Trying to decide if it “works” oir not.
They are black neck stilts and a Gallinule family.