March 2011

SuperMoon

Well, it was actually the day after the “SuperMoon” but I still think it looked pretty super. In the earlier shots, where I didn’t get anything but blur,…

Getting Better

After awhile I started to see better results. I was still a bit off on my settings but my focus was getting much better.

Full Moon Flops

I probably should have done a little research on camera settings before going out to try and capture the moon. But, I had taken moon shots before, out…

Full Moon at Scituate Lighthouse

On Saturday, March 19th there was a “SuperMoon”- the largest full moon in over 18 years. I did not get this SuperMoon. Instead I went out on Sunday,…

Trapper Nelson

As part of the boat tour you visit where Trapper Nelson lived. Trapper Nelson was a bit of an eccentric. I guess you would have to be to…

Great Blue Heron

We typically see blue herons around the inlet when we walk in the morning. The Great Blue Herons we saw on this river boat tour did look exceptionally…

Turtle Train

We saw lots of turtle sunning themselves. I love how they all pile onto one log. I think we saw 4 at one time. I think the guide…

Ospreys

Not only did we see a lot of Osprey nests but we also saw quite a few Ospreys.

Smiling Gator

This week on the blog we revisit more of the Florida photos from Jonathan Dickinson Park. This was around our fourth alligator sighting. I think they were warming…

Bay Farm Breeze

It’s been very breezy this winter. Even though it was around 60 this day there was still an ocean breeze that made it a bit cooler. But it…

Bay Farm Pools

While we haven’t had much snow this month (we did have some flakes the other day) we have had a lot of rain. I like the little pond…

Bay Farm Paths

I like that there were some trails you could follow along the water. I started down one of these paths but it got too muddy and I had…

Bay Farm Ocean View

Once I made it through the field of mud I came out to the ocean. It was a very pretty sight to see.

Bay Farm Conservation

On Sunday, March 6th we had unusually warm weather, it was in the low 60s. I was driving around running errands when I decided it was crazy to…

You Gotta Have Friends

I wasn’t sure if I’d get this shot but I’m so happy I did as it’s my favorite from the trip. I was standing in the back of…

Second Gator Sighting

Okay, the first gator sighting was exciting (for me anyway) but the second gator sighting was outstanding! This guy was BIG…now that’s a gator! Both Mom and I…

First Gator Sighting

I’ve been going to Florida on vacation for years now and I even lived in Florida for 9 months but up until this year I had never seen…

Osprey Nest

We saw lots of Osprey nests. Probably hard to tell from these shots but they were really big nests. I like the look of the trees with the…

Loxahatchee River Adventure

It’s been over 5 years that I have gone down to Florida with my parents. In all those years I never visited Jonathan Dickinson Park (my parents had…

Palms

Apparently, there are thousands of varieties of palm trees. Here are just two that I thought look really cool. Maybe it’s because we don’t have palm trees here…

Pirates vs Steelers

Here we have a couple of the local homes in Stuart that we pass on our morning walk. As you can see one home is Steeler fans and…

Colors

Besides the beautiful weather and later sunset another nice thing about Florida in the winter is seeing vibrant colors in nature. We have had a very snowy winter…

Extended Light

The setting sun is always pretty, no matter where you are, but the really nice thing about the sunset in Florida, in early February, is that it’s about…