Sunday, January 27, 2013

gator eye

gator eye by Alida's Photos
gator eye, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

No 'gators on Long Island!! :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013

the bee

the bee by Alida's Photos
the bee, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Seen on our walk through Riverbend Park, Jupiter, Florida.


Ruddys by Alida's Photos
Ruddys, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

At the Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Just like Long Island, the birds stand around in groups enjoying the sunshine!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

spanish moss

spanish moss by Alida's Photos
spanish moss, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

I love the spanish moss growing on these southern trees. As the temperature rises, I know I'm not in NY!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

cigars in his pocket, Cuba

cigar pocket by Alida's Photos
cigar pocket, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Bonito, a tobacco farmer in the ViƱales Valley of Cuba, shares his cigars. 
You can see my Cuba photos, in two slideshows with music, on YouTube:

First video Cuba #1:

Cuba #2


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

sunrise New Years Day

sunrise New Years Day by Alida's Photos
sunrise New Years Day, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.
Juno Beach Pier, sunrise 2013, day one...

I'm a snow bird now. My winters are spent in Florida. It's the "sunshine state" and there is a good reason it gets the name. The sun always seems to shine and I love the warm sunshine!

Every year, on New Year's Day, I take a photo of the sunrise. I started this back in the year 2000. Remember Y2K? 
My husband and I thought, as many other people did at the time, that there could be a big problem with clocks, computers, and all electronics due to the change in the year's digits, from 19-- to 20--. 
Well there was no big problem, but we woke up on January 1st, 2000, waiting to hear about some major catastrophe. We were ready. 
I had my camera in hand and we walked down to the beach and waited for sunrise. 
I took some photos with my little point & shoot digital camera, one of the first. Those photos were grainy and pixelated. 

Well, the tradition continues and so here is the photo to usher in 2013, the next chapter of our lives. 
It started a little cloudy in Florida, but the sun still came up, right on schedule.
Hope your upcoming year is a good one! 
Happy New Year!