Osprey, Everglades National Park

Osprey in Everglades National Park, Florida, by Anne McKinnell

Every once in awhile I like to go through my archives to see what I missed. Sometimes it's just that I get too many of a particular type of photo at once, and so they don't all end up getting processed at the time. Like when I was in Florida, almost two years ago now, I had an abundance of bird photos. When I started digging through my archives I found some photos I made … [Read more...]

A Quiet Afternoon in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Florida

Here is another image I dug out of my archives from my trip last year. This is Daytona Beach on a quiet but warm afternoon in December. Please click the image to view a larger version. I understand this place can be a total circus during the Daytona 500 or during spring break or at Christmas and probably New Years and a bunch of other occasions too. But when I was … [Read more...]

Last Stop in Florida

Port St. Joe, Florida

What an awesome time we had in Florida. We arrived on December 1st and left on February 2nd, two whole months of following the Florida coastline. (Ya, I know its March now, I'm a little behind on my image processing.) I love how they named their coastlines. Unlike BC where the names gives you no idea at all where the place is (like Oceanside or Westshore - come on that could … [Read more...]

A Piece of the Old Florida

Cedar Key, Florida

Florida has many things to offer: white beaches, fast cars, clear warm water, lots of birds, crazy drivers, manatees, space rockets and more. But the real charm of old Florida we found at Cedar Key. There are far fewer tourists here than in other areas of the state we visited and the laid back lifestyle here will bring us back. Please click on any of the images to view … [Read more...]

Colourful Skies at Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key, Florida

One of my readers saw that we were in Crystal River and suggested we visit Cedar Key on our way along the gulf coast. We took the advice (thanks Kent!) and were treated to colourful and sometimes dramatic skies. Our campsite was right on the water and we were delighted to find that we even had our own wharf with chairs to enjoy the sunset. Please click on the images … [Read more...]

Swimming with the Manatees

Manatee, Crystal River, Florida

We visited Crystal River in Florida, which is a gorgeous spot along the gulf coast with shallow, warm, blue-green water. The West Indian Manatee likes it too and hundreds of them come to this spot to spend their winters in the warm springs. We went on a tour to snorkel with the manatees. What an amazing experience! The average manatee is about 10 feet long and over 1,000 … [Read more...]

Egret Fishing

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Like a cat about to pounce... Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access this week but I have scheduled these images to go up on the blog for you to enjoy. … [Read more...]

Wood Stork Reflection

Wood Stork, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access this week but I have scheduled these images to go up on the blog for you to enjoy. … [Read more...]