Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Halloween Pennant Dragonfly

Haloween Pennant Butterfly

Great weather today in Florida and Long Island as well, I hear. Took a long walk through the undeveloped parkland and found this guy. Unusual coloring I thought, so I couldn't pass him up!
With these black and orange colors, he's the Halloween Pennant Dragonfly!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ospreys return to Long Island

Osprey Resting

It's that time of year again. The osprey are returning to their spring/summer homes.
True "snow birds" they take the best of both climates. This has become my life now. Like the birds, I leave the northeast for a warmer climate. After this winter's cold weather and snow and ice, I'm sure you will understand. Why not get away if you can? As a retired person, there is no reason to stay. 
I know some people do enjoy the cold and snow. I understand that too. 

I never thought I would be the person to leave New York for Florida in winter. After making the journey a few winters now, I can honestly say, that I love it! The temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, sometimes higher, and the sun shines most days. I'm ready to return to Long Island. I miss it, but it's just in time to see the osprey nests and daffodils!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Caribbean Splash

Caribbean Splash by Alida's Photos
Caribbean Splash, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Thinking of spring.... and Long Island's beautiful beaches.
This photo is NOT of Fire Island. We are so fortunate that we do not have rocks or coral along our Fire Island beaches.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Sunset

sunset over island by Alida's Photos
sunset over island, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Why do the sunsets in March seem so vibrant? Less haze? Probably, and what a sight to enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Anhinga anhinga

Anhinga anhinga by Alida's Photos
Anhinga anhinga, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

My first photo of this bird, taken in Florida at the Venice, FL rookery. He flew straight to me and landed at my feet!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Bob Geren and spring training with the Mets

Coach Bob Geren #7 and the Mets in training...

Robert Peter Geren (born September 22, 1961, in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager. During a 5-year playing career, he played for the New York Yankees (1988–1991) and the San Diego Padres (1993). He managed the Oakland Athletics from 2007 through 2011. Geren is currently the bench coach for the New York Mets.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Osprey Resting

Osprey Resting by Alida's Photos
Osprey Resting, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The true "snow bird", we see them on Long Island all summer and in February, they're resting here in Florida.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tug on the St Lucie River

Southern Florida weather is so pleasant this time of year. When I was younger, I could not understand why so many people went to Florida in winter. Now I do understand. Amazing how your perspective changes as you grow older.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Florida Beach

Juno pier by Alida's Photos
Juno pier, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Cool for southern Florida and windy, it's still much warmer than New York. It's the 'Sunshine State'!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall by Alida's Photos
fresh snowfall, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Snow on Branches

Snow on Branches by Alida's Photos
Snow on Branches, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Taken from indoors. I don't like the cold!
The freezing temperatures make outdoor photography difficult. I really admire those nature photographers who travel to arctic regions for photos of polar bears and penguins! It's not for me!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Warning Flags

Warning Flags by Alida's Photos
Warning Flags, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Florida may be warmer than Long Island, but the warning flags are out! Use caution wherever you are!