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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 53: February 22, 2015
Sunday afternoon and it is a lazy day. Dinner time is outback on the patio, enjoying the sunset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Everything in the Universe has a rhythm, everything dances”.
~ Maya Angelou