Wednesday, June 01, 2005
The month of June on our calendar is a close-up of a bright yellow flower covered in water droplets. I wish I could tell you it's dew, or raindrops, or some equally romantic source of water, but it was just a normal everyday sprinkler. And I wasn't quick enough to read what type of flower it was, so I'm forever doomed to calling it a yellow flower. I do remember that I found it at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens here in Sarasota. It's been a while since I was up there, I think I need to schedule another trip soon.
Posted by Ernie at 6/01/2005 06:55:00 AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Here's another chance for my loyal readers to help educate me. I shot the flowers above at Stump Pass Beach State Park this weekend. These blossoms were on a large bush, well, almost a small tree. There were more white blossoms than purple, but there were plenty of each color on the same stems. I think I've seen one other bush like this in my travels, but I can't remember where that was. If you have any idea what sort of plant this is, please drop me a line.
Posted by Ernie at 5/31/2005 05:05:00 PM
Our last weekly calendar page for the month of May features an iguana named Delilah. She makes her home at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. Delilah was a rescued animal, and now she lives at the sanctuary and helps to educate people about introducing non-native species into our natural ecosystems.
Posted by Ernie at 5/31/2005 07:21:00 AM
Monday, May 30, 2005
The third, final, and busiest day of the weekend was Monday. Everywhere I went was terribly crowded, and the temperature was hovering near 90 degrees, so I didn't stay out long. I did manage to get this shot of the Sunshine Skyway off in the distance, shot from the north end of Anna Maria Island. You can see that it was a beautiful clear-water day again, but we tend to take them for granted this time of year.
Posted by Ernie at 5/30/2005 08:12:00 PM
The second day of the holiday weekend found me at yet another Disney theme park. This time it was Disney/MGM Studios. This little finch made his home in a neon sign over a store-front near the front of the park. There was no word whether the bright light kept him up all night or not.
Posted by Ernie at 5/30/2005 08:07:00 PM