Masked Stranger…my introduction to the Wood Stork

Welcome to Daytona Beach, Florida! What a sunrise huh?  While here on business and a short vacation, I am taking advantage of every opportunity to snap photos of the wonderful wildlife and scenery here.  We lived here “once upon a time” and miss it a lot.  This visit we are very fortunate to be staying on the beach. I caught this beautiful sunrise and was awed with the seagulls lined along the shore, greeting the new day. In just two short days, I have had the joy of photographing several new birds that I have not previously seen; and I … Continue reading Masked Stranger…my introduction to the Wood Stork

Pelican “Briefs”

Hello!  While living in Florida I had the honor of meeting many lovely birds, but none so photogenic or camera ready as the pelicans. I wanted to give you a glimpse of their personalities as they appeared to me.  Happy Wednesday! Ponce Inlet, Florida Naples, Florida at the cove Naples, Florida private beach Down the Hatch marina, Ponce Inlet, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida Anna Maria Island, FL Continue reading Pelican “Briefs”

Costa Rica Hotels

LA POSADA JUNGLE BUNGALOWS, Manuel Antonio Beach Okay, so today I am feeling nostalgic and also a need to return to the source of creating my blog. While I continue to have beautiful adventures back home in the states, I feel I must continue to pay homage to my inspiration. The beautiful country of Costa Rica presented me with many emotions-wonder, awe, fear of the unknown, inspiration and love.  It also afforded me some of the richest opportunities of my life. We made friends, saw amazing wildlife, lived simply and fully, all the while not fully comprehending the magic of … Continue reading Costa Rica Hotels

Slip Sliding Away

I always liked that song by Paul Simon. Kind of fun. I don’t think he had this guy in mind when he sang it though.. This is one of those “other” creatures I mentioned before. You know the ones that are awesomely beautiful and rare to just randomly run into, but that you certainly aren’t inclined to want to snuggle up with. I know, I know, all you snake lovers out there would disagree. I leave you to your cold blooded pets. I have a healthy respect and appreciation for snakes as well as a true love of other reptilian … Continue reading Slip Sliding Away

Waterfall Magic at Savegre Lodge

Hello All, While I am deeply missing Costa Rica, I thought it would be healing-and informative for others-to share another of our favorite vacation days. While we stayed at the gorgeous Savegre Mountain Lodge, we made several hiking excursions and … Continue reading Waterfall Magic at Savegre Lodge