Monday, January 30, 2012

Adventures In Nature At Circle B Bar Reserve

Had a great short hike at the Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland today with Nick.  He was, of course, hoping to see an alligator.  We didn't but we did see plenty of other creatures including a variety of birds, a squirrel, and some playful otters which were too difficult to photograph.

Well hello, Mr. Squirrel!

Nick searches in the marsh for alligators.

Lots of birds in the trees and in the sky.

A showoff near the lakeshore.

Finally Nick got his gator.  Too bad it was fake.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Senator Cypress Tree - Longwood, Florida

So sad to see today that The Senator, a 3500 year old Cypress Tree, caught fire and burnt down.  After trying to locate the tree (and park it was located in) for some time, I finally tracked it down and visited there last year.  These are the pictures from that visit.  Check out the article on the fire from the Associated Press here.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Traveling Around The Seven Seas (Lagoon)

A recent night of frivolities at the Magic Kingdom Resorts.

I'm having a grand time at the Grand Floridian!

A moment with Mickey at the Contemporary.
Nick checks the tiki for a sinus infection...

then strikes a pose.

 I figure if I share my secrets the tiki won't tell anyone.

Lost in the jungles of deepest, darkest Polynesian Resort.

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers (even when they have no odor).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Adventures In Lion Country

This past weekend I took my sweet to Lion Country Safari, a drive through animal park in south Florida.  I managed to snap a few pictures while there.