Friday, March 20, 2015 in the air - - - spring has sprung.

just the other day,
i opened the front door...stepped onto the porch, camera in hand...
i spotted this anole proudly displaying his dewlap.

aaaaah. love. he spotted a female.
they ran towards each other...
for an afternoon quickie. very quick.

today is the (official) first day of spring. (here in the U.S. anyway)
it may not FEEL like spring in some places...
but here, in north florida, the temp has reached into the low 80's.

some flowers are blooming...and a few butterflies are out and about!
spring has sprung.

a bromeliad bloom

spicebush swallowtail on azalea bush

mini daffodils blooming

a red-spotted purple

a cinnamon fern getting ready to unfurl


flatwoods plum

that's it for now.  catch ya' later.

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." 
~W. Earl Hall

life's a journey. enjoy the ride.

(hmmm. for some reason when i hit 'publish', this post didn't show in feed.
so i reverted it to draft.  will try to publish again. if it still doesn't make it
into the feed...hopefully it will be found...and not lost in space!)  :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

winged things & the moon

'incoming!!'  Yellow-rumped warblers in winter plumage

(i had no idea what these birds were. 
i was going nuts searching through my bird books and online.
a friend of mine e-mailed this picture to 
the Alachua County Audubon Society Pres. she ID'd it!)

* * *

the past couple of weeks i see the same Red-bellied woodpecker
tapping away every afternoon in the same spot, on the same tree.
at first i thought he was bug hunting.
now i realize he's making a nest.  his hidey-hole. literally.

looks like he's almost finished!

* * *

last weekend we did a one night getaway at 

and spotted a couple of 'winged things'...

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Blue Heron

* * *

from our campsite.
at first the moon was hidden behind the trees...

then...a clear shot of the (almost) full moon. 3.7.15.

"The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand."
~Frederick L. Knowles

life's a journey. enjoy the ride.