December Reflection

The ice has yet to form and remain, allowing the cold, still water to show a mirror image of the sky at sunrise. A few migrating birds remain- tundra swans in particular, and the resident eagles are taking advantage of the open water to fish.

Swamp Tours


A quiet spot to reflect- and watch alligators- at Bird Rookery Swamp Preserve near Naples, Florida.

white flower

I don’t know the name of this delicate white flower. 

purple flower

Unknown purple blossom

palm (1 of 1)

We took a photo tour on a swamp buggy at Babcock Ranch Preserve near Punta Gorda, Florida.

Babcock (4 of 4)

Click to enlarge- there are at least 7 baby gators in this photo.

Hog (1 of 1)

Feral hogs cause tremendous damage to the ecosystem. Sows have a litter of up to 8 babies 3 times a year!

Hog babies (1 of 1)

These little ones might look cute, but they are nasty.


Wild Osceola turkeys- they don’t seem to be worried about Thanksgiving approaching.


Is this a hibiscus?

Fire in the Sky


I’ve Been Waiting 3 Months for a Sunrise of this Magnitude! It looked like flames shooting up from the Wisconsin bluffs.



These shots are in reverse order rather than chronological order.


It was obvious while still mostly dark that this would be a memorable sunrise.

Utah, Day 8 Part 3


Part of Moki Dugway Road




Looking down at the road ahead


I’m missing water!

Waterpocket Fold-1

Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth’s surface.

Waterpocket Fold-2

Waterpocket Fold, on the edge of Capitol Reef National Park.

Waterpocket Fold-3

What bizarre landscape!

Utah, Day 8 Part 2

Slot Canyon

Slot Canyon-1

We explored this small slot canyon just off the road.

Slot Canyon-2

The canyon walls reach toward each other but do not meet,

Slot Canyon-3

The canyon floor is sandy with a bit of brackish water at the very end of the slot.

Slot Canyon-5

The intrepid explorer


Slot Canyon-4