Wednesday, February 29, 2012

osprey waiting

osprey waiting by Alida's Photos
osprey waiting, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Went back to see if the osprey was still there. We couldn't see into the nest but a nest is there and this one was waiting patiently for his/her mate. The other osprey arrived with food, left it and flew away.
I do hope I get to photograph some chicks!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ICW "Catillac"

ICW "Catillac" by Alida's Photos
ICW "Catillac", a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

A play on words or poor spelling??
Don't know, but this beautiful boat just passed us by creating a huge wake!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Manatee with Paddleboarders

family manatee by Alida's Photos
family manatee, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Popular sport here in Florida, paddleboarding. In this case a family was visited by a manatee!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Florida boating

Florida boating by Alida's Photos
Florida boating, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The boats here in Palm Beach County are huge! When we go out in our rental "boat club" boat, I feel like an ant in an elephant parade!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jupiter Lighthouse

Jupiter Lighthouse by Alida's Photos
Jupiter Lighthouse, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Jupiter, Florida
An annual event, couples can go to the top of the lighthouse after it is closed to the general public. Champagne, chocolate and the sunset are all private, (except for the tour guide who is standing nearby!). It's a fund-raiser but gives a romantic evening a new meaning. My husband and I shared the moment by snapping a photo every nano-second. Very romantic??!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

stormy pier

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

Juno Beach pier, Florida
We are having some cloudy weather and rain this week in Florida.
© 2012 Alida Thorpe. All rights reserved.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

white egret

white egret by Alida's Photos
white egret, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Finally went out to photograph some birds today. Of course, I forgot to take another lens so I was somewhat limited. I guess I need to recheck my camera gear!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Vagabond and the Lighthouse

I really haven't been taking or posting many photos recently. Oh, you've noticed?

It's a fact of life that at some point, a person's "focus" changes.

The purchase of a Florida condo, for winter cold-weather escapes, has us spending all of our energy (and money) into getting settled, buying furniture, and making friends.

I keep saying that as soon as we're settled, I'll once again search out locations and wildlife to photograph. Soon, really, I will!

Thanks for continuing to stop by and visit here.

In the meantime, you can check out my images for Google Earth and Maps at Panoramio.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Get ready for Football

Jets 10 by Alida's Photos
Jets 10, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Super Bowl Sunday and the family will watch the game. My job? Make some yummy food that can be eaten in the living room, with no utensils, without making a big mess!