Friday, March 28, 2014
HOMOSASSA HERITAGE DAY
Homosassa Heritage Day Part 3
In Part 3, two retired Park Rangers, Patrick Dillard and Jack Kearns, tell of the history of the park and surrounding lands; changes as "one of the most beautiful places in the world" moved from hand to hand and survived various plans; and their own personal anecdotes from decades at the park: a fascinating story and bit of living history.
Homosassa Heritage Day Part 1: JD Mendenhall on Ivan Tors
Homosassa Heritage Day Part 2: Andrew Moody on Ivan Tors
Sunday, March 23, 2014
JUD'S DISNEY POTD
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
TODAY AT HSWLSP
Went over to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park as a tourist today. Seeing that the dock gator, Waldo, was out, I figured there was a good chance that the down-creek gator at Osprey Island would also be out, so I got on the boat for the cruise down Pepper Creek.
Waldo was heading back to the dock as we departed, and it had clouded over a bit, but as we made the first turn the sun came out brightly once again.
A little ways down, I caught a shot of the red Wild Azaleas, and complimented that with a shot on the return trip.
As we passed around Osprey Island, I could see that the gator was indeed out and sunning, full exposure, up on the log.
The new buds of spring were glowing that special bright green in the sun.
Coming back into the dock, Waldo had come back out and was heading for his raft, where the two turtles who had been sunning there prepared to depart. There is no question who's raft it is.
The white line just left of center and to the right of the fountain- Waldo!
Then took a walk down the trail, and again the brilliant new green of spring.
Sometimes, it's nice to be in Florida!
Friday, March 07, 2014
SAND HILL CRANES
I have no idea!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
GREAT BLUE HERONS
Fascinating catch in the tree tops...