365 -2015 One day at a time: February 2015

Day 32:  February 1, 2015

I took a walk into the wetlands today.  I like to get out and clear my head a bit after a busy work week.  I love the intricacy of a spider web.  It always amazes me how beautiful they are built.

Green Cay Wetlands: February 1, 2015 0712

Day 33:  February 2, 2015

Orchids remind me of my father.  Whenever they bloom, I can picture him inside his shade house pottering with his many orchids.  They bring a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart.

Outback on the Canal:  February 2, 2015 0906

Day 34:  February 3, 2015

I have looked at this tractor a number of times driving to work.  I recently was invited to join a group that works in textures and this was my first attempt to create a textured image.

Enroute work: January 3, 2015 0919

Day 35:  February 4, 2015

Say hi to Heuy, Dewey and Louie.  They hang out on the back canal waiting for the ducks to finish up with the seed.  They are also very good at aerating the grass.

Outback on the Canal:  February 4 2015 0960

Day 36:  February 5, 2015

Thursday was one of those late days when I knew I was not going to get home in time to get any photo’s and I had not got some in the morning.  Stopping off to pick up some roses not only pleases me but it allows me to take my daily image.

Rose:  February, 5, 2015 0989

Day 37:  February 6, 2015

It’s Friday and I am at home.  I love spending the day outside.  I hate it when I have to clean house.  Today was a have to clean house kind of day and so my photo was taken out in the garden.

Outback on the Canal:  February 6, 2015 1073

Day 38:  February 7, 2015

I walked in the wetlands today but decided to my daily photograph would be something different.  I love weeds, they are very pretty when you get up close.  Today I decided I like the common blackjack.

South County Park:  February 7, 2015 1129

Day 39:  February 8, 2015

It is Sunday and I am back out in the garden watching the critters.  This tiny little Palm Warbler (I believe) has been hanging out around the garden.

Outback on the Canal:  February 8, 2015 1375

Day 40:  February 9, 2015

It’s Monday and back to work, so a quick step outside in the morning to feed the ducks.  Hewy and Dewey are out.  Not sure what happened to Louie this morning.

Outback on the Canal:  February 9, 2015 1596

Day 41:  February 10, 2015

Early morning Tuesday and a quick breakfast shot before I head out on the road.  I am gone for the next few days.

Outback on the Canal:  February 10, 2015 1612

Day 42:  February 11, 2015

Wednesday morning and I am in Gainesville, Florida, at the University of Florida Dental Department.  My daughter Amy is having surgery.  I am trying to escape the Dental Office Police (aka the front desk assistant) who was insisting I sit in a chair and wait for 2 hours.  With the excuse that I was taking my coffee cup and jacket to the car (which I did – so no lies), I managed to escape from that chair.  Winter is very evident in Gainesville and the change is scenery is very beautiful.

Escaping the Surgery Center: February 11, 2015 1639

Day 43:  February 12, 2015

Surgery seemed to go well for Amy.  Today it was Xeno’s (the rat) turn.  She was having surgery to remove some mammary tumors that had developed on her little body.  She was at the vet until 4:30, so Amy and I decided to visit the Sante Fe Rehabilitation and Training Zoo.  This Ocelot was one of the animals we got to see there.

Gainesville: February 12, 2014 1738

Day 44:  February 13, 2015

The pain kicked in on Thursday evening, but Amy asked me around lunch time today if I wanted to go to Paynes Prarie.  I had mentioned that I wanted to go and look for wild horses.  Of course I did not get to see the wild horses but I did manage to see a Bald Eagle in the wild and there was the obvious highlight of spending time with my daughter.

Paynes Prairie:  February 13, 2015 1867

Day 45:  February 14, 2015

Having been gone most of the week, I was glad to get home to Richard and Moonshine.  I missed being with both of them while I was away.

Outback on the canal:  Feb 15, 2015 2044

Day 46:  February 15, 2015

Today is a day to relax.  I was tired from all the driving.  I just wanted to sit on the bank and watch the world go by.   This Dandelion blossomed in the grass close by to where I was sitting.

Outback on the canal:  Feb 15, 2015 2065

Day 47:  February 16, 2015

It’s Monday morning and I head out to feed the ducks before I head off to work and the canal has this awesome fog all over it.  This appears to be the start of the foggy season.

Outback on the canal:  Feb 15, 2015 2073

Day 48:  February 17, 2015

There were  no images this morning and nearly none in the evening.  I stopped along the road on my way home to capture this sunset.

Heading home:  Feb 17, 2015  2092

Day 49:  February 18, 2015

Today was a special treat.  I got to celebrate in the retirement of a volunteer who had volunteered with our organization for over 30 years, at the age of 90 years old.  Oh my, what a treat. What a character and what character.  Marian shared her stories of her life, and my only response to her was to write them all down.  She served in so many capacities during her lifetime.  I hope I can look back on my life as Marian did with hers, and say I made a difference.

Marian's Farewell:  Feb 18, 2015 2229

Day 50:  February 19, 2015

Driving home from work today, saw these guys watering their crops.  I could not help but stop and enjoy the sunset and all the activity going on.

Heading home:  Feb 19 2015  2292

Day 51:  February 20, 2015

Day 51 and it is Friday and the weekend has started.  I pottered around the house until about 2:30 and then decided to go for a walk in the wetlands.  What a thrill it was for me to see Bobcat in the wild.

Green Cay Wetlands:  February 20, 2015 2476

Day 52:  February 21, 2015

Lake Worth, Florida has an amazing Street Art painting weekend and this was the first year that I got to visit.  I know I will be going back.  To see more of this street art click here.  I was pretty impressed with this living statue.  I have seen this before and I am always amazed that a person can keep still for that long.  I remember as a child an uncle timing me to see how long I could sit still.  It was not very long,  I can promise you that.

Lake Worth Street Painting:  February 21, 2015 2532

Day 53:  February 22, 2015

Sunday afternoon and it is a lazy day.  Dinner time is outback on the patio, enjoying the sunset.

Outback on the Canal:  February 22, 2015 2650

Day 54:  February 23, 2015

This was by far my favorite morning.  It was so foggy outside and I was driving out.  I drove past this young boy walking, decided to turn around and head back down to the beginning of the road and take the photo.  Some days you just have to do that.

A Foggy Morning: February 23, 2015 2660

Day 55:  February 24, 2015

After work today I decided to do a quick detour to the Wetlands to see what was happening with the chicks.  Of course, they are growing.  However, my favorite shot of the day was this Woodstork flying into the rookery and the Anhinga throwing a fit.  The Wood stork was just a little too close to their nest.

Wakadohatchee Wetlands: February 24, 2015 2759

Day 56:  February 25, 2015

Nothing happening out back this morning.  Ms Squirrel sleeps late when it is cold.  I managed to get a quick shot of her before I had to head out to class again.

Outback on the canal: February 25, 2015 2845

Day 57:  February 26, 2015

Today was a rough day photograph wise.  There was nothing happening out back before I went to work, and I worked late so by the time I was driving home it was starting to darken.  I also stopped to get groceries so I got home around 7pm.  No light, but I did have an Arum Lily in a pot and so it had the privilege of being my model today.

February 26, 2015 2862

 

Day 58:  February 27, 2015

I was sitting out on the back on the bank watching the critters, and Big Blue decided to go fishing.  I loved watching him do that, however I wasn’t too crazy when he caught and swallowed the fish.

Outback on the canal: February 27, 2015 2916

Day 59:  February 28, 2015

Today I remember my father and my brother, both who were born on February 28. My dad passed away in 1995, and Mark died at the age of 5 in the year 1962. I never had the chance to know my brother, but his memory through the stories of many lives in my heart. Both are missed dearly, both are loved.

Family:  February 28, 2015 2952

 

 “Everything in the Universe has a rhythm, everything dances”.

~ Maya Angelou

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3 Comments on “365 -2015 One day at a time: February 2015

  1. Beautiful images, Sharleen. I particularly enjoyed the foggy morning on Day 54. Glad you decided to turn back around and grab that engaging shot. A close second is the sunset captured on Day 50. Again, lovely images all around.

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  2. Pingback: February Days | J Garcia Photography

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