Up a tree….

While at the zoo on the weekend, we were followed by birds of all kinds after our popcorn. The peacocks were traveling in pairs around the whole park and zoo area. This one decided just to camp out up in a tree, calling out to his friends. Making a most interesting noise that I can’t even describe. What I found fascinating about this bird in a tree was how his long tail feathers blended it with the pine needles and branches! I had never noticed how well they can camouflage those beautiful colorful feathers..

Beautiful black bear…

This guy is my favorite animal from the zoo trip yesterday, also one of my favorite shots. He looks like a very thoughtful bear.. This guy was rescued from a circus, so he is used to people staring at him! He was just hanging out on a beautiful day…

Butterfly on the ground…

On one of our walks this week, Lucy and I found this butterfly. I almost didn’t see him in the mulch, he was pretty well camouflaged. I took this quick shot and then while I was changing settings on my camera to take another, he flew away. It was a quick precious moment!

Frog Friday…..

We don’t live near water. We don’t have a man-made pond in the backyard. This little guy didn’t care. He decided to take a peak into our world. So, I grabbed my camera. He hung on to the glass door for a good half hour or more!  Kind of cute, don’t you think? 🙂

Sun worshiper…

An early morning bird enjoying the rising sun. (not sure the type of bird, I’m going to try to look it up, but if you know feel free to share!)

Homosassa…..

I was inspired this morning by Humbled Pie (www.humbledpie.wordpress.com). He posted some photos from Homosassa, Fl. I’ve been there many times to visit the manatees (wild and captive). This is not the best manatee photo, but it is one of my favorites from when we visited Homosassa Springs park. They have quite a few manatees who are there year round. This manatee arrived because one of the volunteers was about to do an educational presentation that involved feeding them carrots. They were crazy for those carrots!