Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 2 Sunrise Shots

Enjoyed watching this osprey enjoy his breakfast!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Shots From Our First Day

Sunday Walk on the Beach

I love getting up before daybreak to catch the first break of dawn....... Here are some shotss from my morning walk.........

Monday, March 01, 2010

Fun With Family

Great fun with the Grandkids!

I love this shot!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Birthday Surprise

Seth and Heather surprised us with a 65th birthday party. Chocolate ice cream cake was delicious.

This Morning's Birding Adventure

I got up and out early this morning to get to a Central Ohio birding trail. It paid off in some rare beauty. I was able to get within 10 feet of along the lake.

I loved seeing this Egret having it's feathers blow in the breeze!

Bald Eagle Bonanza!

I saw 17 Sand Hill Cranes among these Brhama cattle.

...and the highlight of the morning was seeing 9 Bald Eagles!

Here one casing away a buzzard.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Father/Son Bonding

As you sit up there in the snow....we were down here in 75 degree weather with Tornado warnings out. As soon as the danger passed but still pouring rain, Seth and I took off for the hot tub for some Father/Son bonding time. While Heather was off in the car at a friends in Tampa and Pat was fixing supper we engaged in some man to man the near tub below.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A Visit with Zack and Liz

When we arrived and told them we were interested in seeing some birds....we see this Sandhill Crane in their neighbors yard!

We enjoyed some time at the beach....

........and finished the evening fixing chicken alfredo pizza.

Sunset Over the Bay....

These shots were taken on the Patric Air Force Base where Zack is an MP......

...and then....on our way back to Zack and Liz's we came upon this accident. Zack jumped into action checking on the drivers (they were OK) and directing traffic while I comforted the drivers.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Around the Resort

Although it's been rainy....we enjoyed a break in the cloouds this evening.

Heather spends time away from the emergency room on the porch with a bok.

Our abode for the week......

Beauty Around the Resort

Azelias outside our front door......

...and Ibis probes for grubs....

The Hooded Merganzer is a fairly rare sighting.........

It's great to see some different flora and fauna in the middle of winter......

Monday, February 01, 2010

Seth and Heather's Supper

It is a family tradition when we vacation that we rotate supper preparation. Tonight Seth and Heather concocted Italian Shepards pie.....delicious!

Nature Walk Around the Resort

Early this morning I took a guided nature walk around our resort and took these shots. I love observing a new environment with flora different than Ohio's.

This interesting tall palm is called a "Bird of PAradise Palm. God must have liked the idea for the flower on the shrub (which Stan has in his front yard!) and used it for the tall palm as well.

Heather, Pat and I enjoyed hanging out in the lower hot tub and talking about life!

Florida's State Palm. It's neat that birds carry fern spores into the crown of the palm creating a beautiful double crown effect.