Happy Memorial Day to all the veterans out there. Your service and sacrifice is much appreciated.
Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 87, low 65)
We took a drive over to Tarpon Springs yesterday afternoon for a little photo opportunity. We lugged both the “big” Canon Rebel, and also the “little” Canon SX50.
With the exception of the picture of Al and Baxter, these are all taken with the "little” Canon.
We went to a park on the Anclote River, found a nice boardwalk trail and just wandered around for a while.
We ended up at the marina where we used to store our boat. That sure brought back some memories. Of course, being the Memorial Day week-end, the place was packed, and just the kind of day we always avoided going out in the boat.
The following was a very long distance picture of Anclote Key, which was our favorite offshore island. We spent many, many hours on this island. This was just a small portion of the island and there were hundreds of boats docked there. When we would go, we usually had the island to ourselves.
We drove around a while, snapped a few photos and then headed home.
Later that afternoon, a neighbor came by to inform us that there was a family of 4 otters frolicking in the little pond behind us.
Actually, the action was a few sites down from us because the portion of the pond directly behind our site is dry.
I got a few pictures with my little Canon. My big Canon is still waiting for it’s new zoom lens.
Notice the sharp teeth on this guy?
I have some work to do to get both the dark water and the sun reflected grass, properly exposed. At that time, I was more interested in capturing the fast moving otters.
A neighbor that lives right behind them, got a few shots of them out of the water and walking on the bank of the pond. There were so many people around watching them, that I think they got a bit nervous. I’ll be checking back often.
There is also a bird nest box that was nailed to a tree, directly behind another RV. Apparently, there is a Bluebird next inside, which surprised me because that’s not supposed to be the kind of location they prefer.
Al says we’re going to get a Bluebird box. We left all of our boxes in Georgia because we felt the boxes belonged to the birds, not to us. (even though we paid for them, installed them and kept them safe from predators)
More birds from our “back yard.”
Mr. Cardinal posed nicely for me.
This is Baxter playing with his new (and favorite) toy.
and this is the end