Staying put for a while

Nov 08, 2009 by Janine
After traveling most of the past three weeks, its been great to have a few days at home. Been trying to keep up with everyone's blogs on the road, but its hard to update mine since my pictures are all on the home computer.

These pictures are from the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg, FL. I was there for a conference for a few days and I have to say this is probably one of my favorite hotels. It is surrounded by native plantings and wetlands with boardwalks and trails throughout. Its the perfect way to escape the hectic pace and just relax. I took a walk one evening at sunset- the light was amazing.

This anhinga was perched quietly alongside the boardwalk, unnoticed by most who passed by.

Sleepy little gator


Red belly slider

A young Common Yellowthroat that was sadly missing a foot. He seemed to be doing fine though and was dining on small gnats at the water's edge.

More from St. Petersburg, coming soon!


Nov 09, 2009, 16:12:23 pete wrote:

lovely photos. like the yellowthroat

Nov 09, 2009, 17:46:50 Jan wrote:

Superb photos as always Jan, glad you are managing to blog now and then, bit like me I guess.... ;)

Nov 11, 2009, 17:00:58 richard wrote:

Lucky You with all that creatures around.

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