Monday, October 20, 2014

Air Show Race

I wanted to share a few more pics from the air show we caught; this was a race set up by Geico between their monster racing speed boat and two of their stunt bomber planes:



The race took place right in front of us, a couple hundred feet out in the water, and it was incredible to be that close. We decided to move closer:



Both planes and the boat were moving very fast, so I basically pointed the camera, prayed, and clicked.



This was probably the best shot of the day -- not perfect or centered or anything other than strictly amateur, but it gives you an true idea of how close we were. Also, while I think the announcer called it a tie, I'm pretty sure the boat won. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Firing Up October

My guy and I finally had a chance to enjoy our first burn of the Fall season:



I'm behind the camera, while he's the one trying to catch his face on fire. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Moss Chandeliers

Here's a look at that tree canopy I mentioned yesterday:



Winter will be here in a few months, so if you have a park you love, go visit -- and take some pics!

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Spotlight



The tree canopy at the park is so thick that when the sunlight does get through it forms little dazzling gold spotlights. Seeing this little water bloomer in one was a delight.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kingdom of Knees



Bald Cypress tree roots grow protrusions above the ground that are commonly called "knees" in the South. These are everywhere the cypress grow in the park, and always look to me like gatherings of little wee folk, waiting for us to leave so they can get on with their party.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cornered



We like to walk out on one dock at the park to look for gators, as we've seen them here more than a few times in the past. This visit the gators didn't show, but I did notice a lot of huge spider webs; they were in practically every nook, cranny and corner of the dock.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lakeside Butterfly



I took this lovely pic while I was almost completely blinded by the sun, so I won't take any credit for it. Dumb luck prevailed!