Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pretty flowers and a cute little snake








Where did all the birds go????  I headed out to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo for a long walk on a recent hot Saturday morning. The rain was coming later in the day. The only birds I saw there were mockingbirds and moorhens. Did all the birds fly north for the summer?  Don't they know it's hotter up there than it is down here?  There were some beautiful flowers there so I was glad I brought my small lens along. I changed lens for the morning since I didn't need my 500mm. I wished I had also brought my close up filters to use. It was really to hot to focus on getting some macro shots though. I had to keep moving. If I stopped for more than 30 seconds I felt like I was going to pass out. My last stop was the car before stepping over the little black snake on the trail back.

6 comments:

  1. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  2. the snake is so cute! but those first couple of flowers! wow! gorgeous and exotic!

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  3. Beautiful flowers and a neat sighting of the snake. Wonderful photos, Dina!

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  4. Love those flower pictures they are beautiful. Also like the snake one - although don't really love snakes lol.

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  5. Beautiful flowers and black racer!
    I found a cute snake too this morning.
    FC

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