Mar 31, 2013 by Janine |
Happy Easter all! Just got back from Canada, and enjoying the warm weather in Fl. It is starting to feel like summer, with temperatures in the 80's and the cicadas already buzzing away in the cypress trees.

A few weeks ago I was able to take some time off and visit the Everglades.

This sunny little Prairie warbler greeted us at the visitor center.

The usual suspects were present along the Anhinga trail.

Lots of anhinga nests.

The ospreys were nesting at Flamino marina once again.

Bringing in a fish.

The fish was not deemed suitable for the chick, so the parent flew off with it.

Eating the rejected fish and sulking.

The crocodiles also made an appearance.

Done with dinner.

Sunset mockingbird

A peaceful end to a lovely day in the Glades.

Some more local shots.

Fox squirrel, a rare sight these days. Got this funny shot with the point and shoot.

Spot the baby raccoon.

There he is!

Thunderstorms and heat forecast for the next week. I am not ready for summer yet!

Springtime in Florida

Mar 23, 2013 by Janine |
Had a few weeks break from travel to enjoy the best weather South Florida has to offer. I was able to take some time off and enjoy it too, which was very nice.

Birdfeeder is very popular these days. The painted buntings are still around, as well as some other interesting visitors.

One of my hummingbird guests. I have at least three, two males and a female.

Had a box turtle amble through the yard last week too. I think this same turtle visited us last year, she looks very familiar.

Green anole at the swamp

The irises are stunning when they are all in bloom

A funny brown anole in the yard

More to come, I've got a load of pics from Everglades National Park to sort through still!