Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

One of the many expeditions around the world that I would like to do was to travel to Southwest Florida and visit the Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral. I had heard of these darling little owls that live in holes throughout the town. Acting as mascots or perhaps even the town Mayor, these Owls are…

Surf’s Up

It’s a new scene for me this week as I’m visiting Naples, Florida for a business/pleasure trip. After having to spend an hour or more driving in the dark to arrive to where I want to photograph wildlife, I must admit. Being able to roll out of bed and walk out onto the beach in…

Horses on the Beach

This week I had a short, but long driving trip to St. Augustine Beach, Florida. One of my favorite cities in the world, ranking with Paris and Rio de Janeiro, the powder soft sand and the historical district has so much charm and beauty. While it was mostly a business trip, I managed to sneak…

St. Augustine Nights of Lights

Happy Holidays from one of the cities in America that celebrates the holidays big. The St. Augustine Nights of Lights festival in Florida offers over 3 million lights throughout the city. With decorations high and low, it’s a tropical paradise for a winter holiday. The city welcomes you with open arms with grand hospitality and…

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Shining its beacon of light at the Oldest port in the United States, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is the longest surviving brick structure in the city. Completed in 1888, the lighthouse is 165 feet above sea level and boasts a heart pumping 219 steps inside. The original French made Fresnel glass remains and continues to…

On the Beach

From the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica to the powder soft sand of St. Augustine Beach, Florida it’s been quite the whirlwind. The birds here are just as wonderful as Costa Rica, although not nearly as many species. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to get down on the sand and be in…

The Surging Sea

Waiting and Wishing by Henry Kendall (1839-1882) I loiter by this surging sea, Here, by this surging, sooming sea, Here, by this wailing, wild-faced sea, Dreaming through the dreamy night; Yearning for a strange delight! Will it ever, ever, ever fly to me, By this surging sea, By this surging, sooming sea, By this wailing,…

The Beach of Sanibel Island

The sun rather confused me on Sanibel Island, Florida. Visiting in early December, the sun is rather south in the horizon. Due to the positioning of the island, one can see both sunrise and sunset at the same place. While the mornings are overcast, the clouds clear up by midday and the sunsets, while fleeting,…