coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pictures from my morning walk: 14 Jan 2019

It is a beautiful "winter" day in Central Florida today, so we went for a morning walk on the West Orange Trail.  We usually bike this trail, but it was a cool 62 degrees (Fahrenheit) so we opted to walk instead.  I'm glad we did.  I love to walk.  It gives me a chance to take pictures.  Here are some of the things I saw this morning.

Red berries on a branch that had been severed
from the bush.  I found it even more interesting than the live one.
Bananas growing in the wild.  The bananas growing at my house are green,
so I was happy to see these red ones

Chaos, it is so beautiful

I'm a sucker for slapstick humor


Please note I'm posting a chronicle of my banana tree's first ever bloom via a
series of photo posts over at my other blog: 
https://photosnowandthen.blogspot.com


20 comments:

  1. That was an interesting walk. Thank you.

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  2. Those red berries on the dried branch are beautiful! We also were delighted when our several-years-old banana plants decided to produce actual bananas late last year. It's amazing to watch and you've caught all the stages really well. Loved looking at your other photos too. What kind of camera do you use or do you just use your phone? Also, I was just now wandering around in the garden, thinking of how you'd mentioned how little red we have right now, and I did find small splashes here and there, but certainly not in abundance.

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    1. If I'm feeling serious I use a Canon EOS Rebel SL1. Usually I'm not too serious and I use a small Panasonic Lumix camera (DMC-ZS7)I've had for years (fits in my purse, point and shoot). The fancier one requires I carry my camera bag with alternate lenses.

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  3. Forgot to mention how determined that beautyberry branch looks poking through the chaos!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad you noticed that. I wanted to make sure it appeared in the picture.

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  4. Florida version of "Bridge surfaces freezes before roadway" up nort, here.

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  5. This was very nice, a welcome antidote to the wet, cold, grey, silent outside here.

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  6. My daughter is moving to Florida next month. I am looking forward to seeing some of the exotic (to me) flora and fauna that you so beautifully post. It will be a banquet for my northern winter grey eyes.

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    1. You'll enjoy visiting her for fall, winter and spring. Summer is brutal. Coming from the Finger Lakes Region of NYS, I had trouble adjusting to the different kind of beauty. It's very flat and more subtle. Not as flashy, but beautiful nonetheless. Florida has a LOT of state parks so you can hike and see what the real Florida looks like.

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  7. Lovely walk there. I like seeing your world.

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  8. What a nice walk you had. Seeing pictures of Florida in the winter time makes us up north want to pack our bags and head south.

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    1. As long as you can go up north for the summer!

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  9. Lovely. Such a mild version of winter!

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