Good Morning

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Clouds – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 205

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Free Coffee – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” – Henry David Thoreau

Summer patterns have arrived and we are blessed in the mornings with clouds in the east. Due I believe to the proximity of the Gulf Stream. I kept this picture despite the artifact from the lens. Kind of looks like a camp fire.

As for the second picture there were spoonbills, glossy and white ibis, great egrets and more – all deciding on a fly around at the same time. wonder why?

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/morning

Out of Doors

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Sunrise – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

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Dawn Flare – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

“Nature is not easily discouraged, she recreates again and again that which has been destroyed” – Charles Torrey Simpson

Current read is a book about Florida called Out of Doors in Florida by Charles Torrey Simpson. Simpson was a naturalist who lived and studied Florida’s environment in the first part of the 20th century. While the above quote was specific to the roll fire plays in the Florida environment, it is true no matter what or who is the destroyer. And it applies to us as well.

Dawn Junkie

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Early – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

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Island – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

As I walked around on Saturday morning I realized that indeed I am a dawn junkie. I need a “fix” on a periodic basis to keep my mind on an even keel. Despite having a camera and binoculars this is my walking meditation.

Sun Up

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Predawn – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

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Postcard Anyone – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

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There it is! – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

I took my wide angle lens out for a walk last Saturday. All my other dawn pics have been with a telephoto – hopefully you can get some idea of the size with these. And I didn’t miss any good bird pics on the way.

However an important tip, if you bring a lens case with a belt attachment — wear a belt!