Big rain

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Rainy season in SW Florida. Every day a chance of rain, usually isolated, but often heavy. Not uncommon to receive an inch of rain in fifteen minutes, with thunder and lightning, then minutes later, brilliant sunshine.

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Earth Day

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In appreciation of Mother Earth. An early morning walk in our backyard. A healthy environment is not to be taken for granted, but rather to be taken care of.

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backyard pines

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If I must stay at home, let it be here, in the company of mockingbirds, cardinals, woodpeckers, flycatchers, buntings, bluebirds and doves. Where fog teases the sunrise, and a breeze whispers secrets among the pines.

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morning at sawgrass marsh

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Florida. A Swallow-tailed kite glides above a sawgrass marsh in dissipating fog. Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed of Southwest Florida.

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fishing Tricolored heron

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Tricolored heron hunting fish in a shallow swamp.

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Bobcat

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A bobcat pauses with attention to detail on a foray into the night. From a cameratrap image monitoring our backyard in NE Naples, Florida.

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Roseate spoonbill

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Preening after a walk in the swamp. Roseate spoonbill in Southwest Florida.

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White ibis

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A White ibis watches for its next meal from a perch above Corkscrew Swamp.

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Tricolored heron

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Tricolored heron, preening. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.

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roadblock

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Roadblock. Alligator lingers on a backcountry trail in SW Florida.

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