Saturday, August 23, 2008


We went to the Carolina Raptor Center in North Carolina today, and they had something I'd never seen before. You're looking at an albino red-shouldered hawk! I thought they had a cockatoo in a pen when I first walked up, and then I saw the beak. This girl was beautiful. They say she's not a full albino, and she did have a few dark feathers on the back of her head, but everything else was white. I don't think you'll ever see one of these in the wild.

By the way, Honeysuckle is her name, in case you were wondering where that title came from.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Where In The World

Anybody want to guess where Ernie (Not Bert) is this weekend? This Queen greeted me when I walked out of the airport.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I was at Mom and Dad's for a little while today after it had rained, and I shot these rain drops on some leaves. The name of these plants was right on the tip of my tongue, but I lost it. They come in these incredible bright colors, but they can be difficult to photograph, I think these came out pretty nice. I wonder what it is about the surface of the leaves that causes the water to bead up like this?

Caladiums! That's what they are!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Available Or Not

This billboard has been bugging me for several months now. It's on the Eastbound side of Interstate 4 near the intersection of I-75, on the wrong side of the road for the direction it faces. But that's not the problem. The problem is that it says AVALIBLE. I think they meant for it to say AVAILABLE, but they didn't quite get all the letters in there or in the right order. I hate typos, especially big ones. Well, I guess big is relative, but this one is billboard sized.

Full As It Gets

I almost missed the full moon last night, and then I almost didn't get a chance to post the picture today. But I didn't, and then I did, so here's the shot I know you've all been waiting for. Looks to my eyes like there was some haze in the air, or, more likely, some thin clouds when I shot this. I know there were plenty of clouds about, but I thought they'd all passed when I shot this. But I don't think it's as sharp as the full moon from last month.