Monday, March 25, 2013

The Room #7 3-25

2640 NW Thurman  Portland Oregon

The Room #6 3-25

Meriwethers  Restaurant  Portland Oregon

The Room #5 3-25

The Stone Cup  Lyons,Colorado

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Late afternoon at the beach. 3-11

The tide is out and the wind is whipping up.

FFTD Bonus 2-28 Mature Snowy Plover

This mature snowy plover was just messing 
around in the beach detritus.

Don and Jan at the Beach Party 3-8

Friday Night Beach Party 3-8

Joan and John Linden

Anne and Jerry Shay

IMary and Dave Miller

Margaret Swatek

IMary Jo Schuld

Colette Jolie

"Wild"Life at The Bailey Tract 3-7


More stretching.

On the trail.

Box turtles.


Male anhinga.

FFTD Bonus 3-7 Gulf Fritillary on a thistle

           This butterfly, a Gulf Fritillary, was on a thistle in The 
           Bailey Tract. Also called Passion Butterfly  (Agraulis vanillae), 
           it derives its name from butterflies migrating over the Gulf 
           of Mexico.  It is not closely related to the true fritillaries.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Family at Sanibel March 2013

David and Frances

John and Gracia

Don and Dave

Rob and Kathy

Don and Jan


Friday, March 22, 2013

Osprey 3-4

Osprey sitting on the table ready to eat fresh fish.

A stretch before lunch.

Really good!

The Room #4 2-27

The Lighthouse Cafe   Sanibel Island

Flower for the Day 2-27 Banana Flower

The Sanibel Moorings Resort on Sanibel 
Island is a subtropical botanical garden
complete with banana trees. The mature 
banana plant forms a flower spike or inflorescence
at the top. Here is a mature banana flower 
at the top of a plant but hanging down.Its 
bloodpurple bracts (sometimes incorrectly 
called petals) pealed back and opened each
day like onion skins revealing sweet smelling 
male flowers.

Both the flowers and the bracts fell to the ground 
each night and the process was repeated each day 
of our three week stay.

The female flowers grow further down the stem 
and become the fruit. The banana inflorescence
is eaten as a delicacy in many tropical countries.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sanibel 2013: Birds Flock to Beach Smorgasbord 2-25

There was the smell of dead fish in the air as we 
arrived at the beach. Hungry birds flew in for lunch.

There was plenty for everyone.

Some did not survive.

Small pompano.


At the Feeder 1-21

The birds outside the living room window enjoy 
our feeder.

The female cardinal has subdued colors.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Room #3 3-2

Natural Blondes #542 Sanibel Moorings Resort,
Sanibel Island, Florida

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Room #2 3-1

Economy Thriftway, Wright City, Missouri