Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
And, a short movie on Maximus the largest salt water crocodile at the facility in his underwater tank. I feel like Steven Spielberg in that my editing is getting better. As part of the background noise you can also hear Alex asking questions of the ranger who provides a little detail of the daily life of Maximus.
Pretty cool stuff huh...?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I particularly liked the Egrets
and was able to locate several
waiting for their eggs to hatch
This guy is just putting together his condo to try and attract a female.
If you don't have a nest yet, it is still OK to just be beautiful and we had more than enough shots similar to this one. Alex and I agreed this was one of the best adventures yet.
We still had time to head for the beach and set up our little beach table for a late lunch.
Monday, May 11, 2009
They have a creek that runs under a bridge to separate the various sections. On one side were the big guys like the one above.
To prevent the big guys using the smaller ones as food, the smaller gators have their own little beach.
There is every specie you could imagine
And even an under water observation tank where you can watch these big boys hold their breath for a lot longer than you could imagine possible.
Friday, May 8, 2009
First there is my mother's iron will
I remember her as always reassuring in that if she promised you something you could be certain she would move heaven and earth to keep that promise. It was only later in my own life that I realized this part of her character was her glory but also a huge burden once I followed the behavior.
As I look at this photo I recognize my smile and get a sense of her being very young and carefree…
Followed by my namesake
And finally my sense of adventure
I was jealous of the fact my sister had a Godmother and I did not. So, when she came to visit my mother one day I told her “You are going to be my Godmother!” And she agreed.
She made her world large by being willing to try anything and I loved her for it.