Friday, December 26, 2008

Cotton Tree

This was a huge tree. Common names are "Tree Hibiscus" , "Cotton Tree"......Latin name: Hibiscus tiliaceus. The bright yellow flowers look just like Hibiscus and they are very short lived. They fade to burgundy red color before falling. But the fading flowers look just beautiful and new, it's wonderful to see flowers in two colors in one tree at the same time. And look at the ground under the tree, only red flowers are lying dead there.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

One Little Bird

12/20/08 If you can magnify this photo, you can see that he's watching me over his shoulder.
And also you can see a ring on his leg. I don't know the name of the bird, maybe Eastern Phoebe?? Very nice stripe he has!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas tree and wreath

12/7/08 Sunday
We bought our Christmas tree, and place it in our Patio. Hopefully, it will stay fresher and longer because the weather is cooler than usual. The smell of the tree and the time to decorate,
gives us a sense of this season, very Chrismasy!!
And our weath....we had a snowman wreath, the snowmans made out of cotton balls, so pretty and original and I liked it very much, but the snowmans are getting old and retired. I took them off the wreath and put them at the window, then Max the cat killed them one by one......
The new wreath, is not very unique, but well, OK.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Florida Everglades

You maybe can't see, but there is one bird in the tree and it's reflection in the water!

12/6/08 World Picture Day at, members submit one photo taken on setting date for WPD from all over the world. It's very interesting to see all kind of different things on the same day.....for ex, Dec 6 must be a snowy day in North, but beach day in South, winter or summer. So I got up at 5:30 and went to see something at Evergaledes. I saw thousand of birds at Sunrise in this February, I was expecting to see them again but there was no bird there......asked one of the man who came fishing, he said, the water level must be lower for the birds to come back. Aha....!! So I took some photos of the fishing boats at Sunrise, and these Morning dew under the guard rail....(who goes to Everglades and take photos of Gurad rail...??!) some birds.....I love to be up early to go shooting!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

11/30/08 Very windy day. I was chasing these dry leaves running in the wind. The sound was wonderful, the sound of Autumn. They were all fallen and dead.....and then, I found the Maple tree full of these new buds already!! Trees never die!!