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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 suspect he’s been around longer than he’s been seen. A […]

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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 Wyoming boy to keep track. Maybe I’m easily confused in […]

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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. And amiably tolerated our conversation until, while napping in the […]

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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 those beach, ocean, sunset type photos. The sun is just […]

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