Nature

Wildlife in My Backyard

Wildlife in My Backyard

Bobcat It’s hard to believe but our little home, in the city, is surrounded by wildlife. A Bobcat enjoys lounging beneath the Cassava. Today is the second time he’s been seen there. They are shy. And disappear at the slightest hint of human intrusion. I […]

Painted Buntings Are Back

Painted Buntings Are Back

What beautiful birds. The male is stunning. The female, though plain by contrast, is still striking. They winter here in Florida which means that it must be winter. With everything still blooming tomato transplants growing okra springing up It’s kind of hard for a old […]

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

After relocating to Florida a year ago, we bought a house. And our first visitor was Friend. That’s the name we’ve given to a Gopher Tortoise whose land we share. Gopher Tortoises are a threatened species and protected in Florida. Friend grazes in our yard. […]

Blue Land Crabs

Blue Land Crabs

Coming home from work, my wife saw several Blue Land Crabs on the road. Their migration and mating season has begun. They’re beautiful. And watching them is just neat! -dB

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

I always like to visit new places, see new stuff, and photograph it. And the best time, with the right kind of light, occurs during those magic hours near sunrise and sunset. But being boat-less and living on Florida’s east coast limits my opportunity for […]

Florida Welcome

Florida Welcome

Just finished mowing a green October yard and transplanting a banana plant. Guess what landed in the neighbor’s yard? A honeybee swarm! That’s three October firsts for an old Wyoming beekeeper who now lives in Florida! And I’m liking it. Especially when I think about […]

Drought Portal

Drought Portal

Drought is an ever present factor when keeping bees in the western United States. And with global warming, our western climates are getting hotter and drier than ever. Want to monitor drought conditions? The U.S. Drought Portal is a new government service that provides information […]

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

What more can be said? The beginnings of my love of nature go far back into childhood where wonder, beauty, and nature’s intertwining wrap filled my live with joy and purpose. Somewhere along the way I lost much of that inspiration as: my spiritual connection […]