This was not a big week for pics, as up until Sunday, I was still going back and forth between my place and R’s. The temperatures and dew points were higher than usual, too, keeping me out of the lanai, which is my window on the canal and its visitors.
The big news is the rest of my stuff arrived from up north on R’s trailer. I spent last night unpacking books and rearranging the shelves. I have fewer of them these days, but they proved to be adequate. Instead of reading off Kindle, I chose one of my paperbacks. Sometimes it’s nice to hold paper instead of machine.
I was driving home from R’s one morning and spied this rainbow. There was no good place to pull over, given the plethora of phone and electric wires across the sky (hey, Florida! they bury these now, ya know), so I kept driving ’til I hit the highway. To avoid the man-made crap, I had to walk across a sandy berm. I got the pic, but at the expense of my feet and legs; there were fire ants, and they swarmed me kind of bad though I didn’t notice at the time (eye on the prize, as it were).
A dramatic backdrop made this rainbow different from the usual.
They are everywhere in Florida, and no one minds because they eat insects. They’re also harmless and cute as hell. 🙂 Even if they come inside, we love them. There are a lot of babies around right now. Gah! The cute is overwhelming.
This last shot was taken on the canal Saturday morning. It’s a Great Egret. You can tell the difference between this and a Snowy Egret by the beautiful plumage on the latter. I’m looking forward to seeing that one some day.
He had his neck stuck out because I stepped outside to take his pic and made him a little nervous. Yes, he is eyeing me. 🙂
I never know what’s coming down the canal next. I’m hoping to see the island ‘gator soon.