Flying north this morning. Last Florida sunrise.
Weekly Photo Challenge Shadow over Jacksonville Florida
Remember Joanne sent the beach glass yarn the other day? She contributed the Nova Scotia posts this past week, the Loonies and Toonies Store in Lunenburg.
She wrote and mailed some photos below after I asked her about the glass she finds on the beach in Florida.
Joanne says –
1. I walk the beach almost every day, and I’m always on the lookout for sea glass – this was a lucky day because often there is none to be found. Most common colors are clear, green, and brown. Least common colors are cobalt blue, red and purple.
2. Here’s my collection of shells and sea glass. The tiny colorful glass in the lower right hand shell on the table comes from a beach in Spain (collected by my sister). And the tiny glass in the upper right hand shell on the table comes from a beach in Nova Scotia. All the rest from the beach here on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida.
3. My friend Celia separates her sea glass treasures by color and displays them on her kitchen counter.
4. Since Hurricane Matthew, Celia and I find lots of large shards of glass, bottles, and lightbulbs among the debris on the beach. Celia collects this for a future art project she calls “Hurricane Glass”.
Trying to capture the moving clouds, the changing water and rich colors. St. George Island, Florida.
When you stand alone on the beach, look out to the horizon and listen to the rhythmic waves lap and splash, lap and splash you are filled with awe snd reflection.
The iphone camera (or any camera for that matter) cannot truly capture what you see, hear and feel.
St. George Island, Florida. June 26, 2016
Guest blog by Shuey from Niceville, Florida. You may remember his popular guest post of the handsome Barred Owl.
I like both pairs of photographs. Majestic birds. Thanks, Shuey.
Snowy Egret or Blue Heron?
Shuey wrote Saw the Snowy Egret standing tall out on the lake by our house as I drove home, so . . . grabbed my camera and went back. Still there.
While shooting the Great Egret, the Blue Heron splashed down right in front of me. Beautiful. Just had to share them with someone.
Best wishes for the new year,
PS: Of each pair of photos, which do you like best. I would appreciate your opinion.
Fellow blogger Sylvia https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/wpc-circle-circles-from-around-the-world/posts gorgeous Bird photos of Egrets and Shuey’s reminded me of her bird photography.
From Kristin in Florida – guest blogger
“These are everywhere in Florida right now. Both these webs are on my front porch. Large spider is female. Small one male. Yikes!”
Banana Spiders aka Brazilian Wandering Spiders https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider
Long time friend from Niceville,Florida, sent these beautiful photographs. Also, blog readers he is looking to purchase a new camera with a longer lens and some stabilization but great for travel- not too bulky or heavy. My cameras are all pretty weighty. Suggestions?
You may remember Shuey or Niceville I love that town name) as the photographer of one of my most popular posts with the most hits- the Barred Owl.
“This Blue Heron is seen frequently around our neighborhood in the ponds and yards.
Now that it’s gotten warmer, the fish in the ponds are staying out in deeper water (cooler) than is suitable for even this birds long legs, so he patrols the grassy and wooded areas looking for frogs, small mammals, large insects and even other birds.
Each evening, however, he’s usually seen back in the ponds standing a couple of yards from shore where the local coyote and fox won’t come after him.”
Thanks for the blue heron photos.
And as far as lightweight, long lens camera I am at a loss.
My full format DSLR cameras are all super heavy with the glass attached. Maybe a blog follower will have a camera suggestion for travel but not to bulky or heavy?