In the Eye of the Egret

Birds are amazing creatures and this egret in Ponce De Leon Park’s Peace River Wildlife Center is no exception. The wildlife center is primarily run by volunteers and locally supported. A popular stop for anyone visiting in Punta Gorda, Florida. Not your thing? Try the beach, playground, fishing area, or wooden boardwalk through the mangroves,…

Jatropha Tree Flower

Hey! Happy December everyone! I hope you all had a great and restful Thanksgiving holiday. Jennifer and I were actually traveling for the majority of the month. Not very restful, but we have had fun. I had a job event in Florida for a few weeks and then we remained in Florida to spend some…

Light in the Trees

Photos are inevitably about light. It’s what makes a photo possible.  This jungle scene wouldn’t be as good if it weren’t for those beams of light breaking through the canopy to illuminate the forest floor. But then again, you’re not looking at the forest floor, are you? You’re looking at the light beams…. This scene…

A Florida Sunset for the Birds

Why is it that simple scenes, like this Florida sunset, can invoke such peace in our souls? I took this image of the seagulls in the setting sun at Venice Beach, Florida. It is a great spot to sit and let your life slow down for a moment, watching as the small gulf waves roll…

Lost at Sea

A young teenager seemingly lost at sea…. He stood there on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico for a long while watching the waves roll in upon the north Florida shore. All the while he stood resolute as if waiting for something to happen. It is nice to slow down in life and just…

Laser Focus

Is there any wonder as to why this bird is known as the Great Blue Heron? These giant birds are gorgeous and have a very distinctive look. They appear to have a sole laser tight focus, staring off in a specific direction for seemingly never-ending amounts of time. This one didn’t seem at all concerned by my…

Golden Picnic

This inviting lunch spot is located in Florida’s Blue Springs State Park. The real attraction for this park is the Manatees that call the park’s St. Johns River home for several months each year.

PCB Sunset

I called Panama City Beach my home for several summers. I worked at a camp where this was the view from our fourth floor balcony in an old run down hotel. These were some of the best days of my life and where I met some of the best people who I have been privileged to…

Midnight Moon

This is the moon’s reflection streaking across the ocean surface as it reaches the sandy shore of Panama City Beach, Florida. This is another great example of a moment that is captured beyond what we are capable of seeing. A camera is able to “see” the world in a different way than our eyes. Is it real? Is anything we…

Oceanic Lightning

Lightning storms are an electrifying display of our world’s raw power. They are all the more beautiful when they can be experienced from a unobstructed viewpoint. Watching storms role in over the ocean was one of my favorite things about living near the beach (during a summer job). This photo was taken on a dark and…