We start with a mangrove buckeye. First, wings closed. Following that, wings open.
There were a lot of visitors in the neighborhood this last week, and a couple of the guys insisted on fishing. They spotted this very large fish (large for the canal anyway), but they never caught him. I got a pic of him opening his mouth. One of the fellows said it was a bass. Looked more like it was related to a bullhead to me. 😉
I spotted this beehive in a tree along a road Suki and I were walking on. I intend to go back, see if I can’t get better pics. Lots and lots of bee activity, in and out of several openings in this tree. I find that encouraging, considering the news about them lately.
The next day I spotted several vultures surrounding a dead armadillo. Poor thing. I’m guessing it was road kill, though it didn’t appear to be particularly flat. I turned around, went back, and took several photos of them. The one vulture kept picking up the dead animal and dragging him away, trying to keep me from taking him, I suppose. No thanks! You can keep him. 🙂
A typical Florida sky in late winter. Suki and I were at the end of a road that butted up against a canal. There were no houses on this road, and the local kids had turned the last two lots into a place to play. There was lots of sand there. I also saw quite a stack of empty beer bottles, so the older kids were making use of it too. 😉
I was in the lanai one day, writing, when I looked up and spotted a bird coming in for a landing. I knew instantly it wasn’t the usual fare. I fetched the camera and went out. This red-shouldered hawk was hunting snails. He found one and pecked at it until he extracted the food.
And for our wrap today, a pic of Suki, looking cute, as always. She was sitting in my rocker, looking at something through the windows.
Have a great weekend!