I'm too stressed and overwhelmed over the upcoming elections to write much these days. However, I am enjoying October in Central Florida so I thought I'd share some photos from our farmer's market and Lake Apopka. Later today we're going to Epcot's Food and Wine Festival at Disney World with our daughter and granddaughter. I may have more photos for you later this week.
|Pumpkins for sale at the farmer's market|
|The fishmonger at the market|
|Hot dog stand|
|Awapuhi Ginger for sale|
|Heron on the loop (bike) trail alongside Lake Apopka|
|egrets hanging out in a tree, spider lilies at the bottom|
|plant crud, looking down from a bridge|
|A small alligator, moving fast|
|I should know what this is, but I don't. It is a water plant. Do you know the name?|
I agree completely! STRESSED OUT!ReplyDelete
It's getting hard to speak in complete sentences, ha!Delete
The alligator almost looks like a fun pet.ReplyDelete
I just can’t watch the news anymore. The world is in a tailspin.
I no longer watch TV news. It's too much.Delete
The farmer's market looks familiar, but our herons are gone and egrets aren't familiar to us, worse luck. Yes, the big words are stuck in my throat. I mostly can't get them out. Susan Collins, a shame to the species.ReplyDelete
Don't get me started on her! My standard line whenever any one mentions her to me is "She's no longer relevant." :)Delete
I hope there is a huge turnout for the elections. That is a large heron. I've never seen so many egrets in one spot. What the heck! All of the pictures are outstanding.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Emma. Egrets are everywhere down here. I'm even learning to differentiate between great egrets and snowy egrets. It took me a while.Delete
And you know all the names for the flowers and plants. Sigh.ReplyDelete
How much more tempting a trailer offering jumbo shrimp (and much more) than anything sweet.
The heron looks large enough to snap up the alligator, then fly elsewhere and contemplate - with a gator-shaped outline in his/her elegant throat.
Oh, I've seen some BIG alligators on this trail. And sometimes they eat other alligators. Herons can be counted on to be elegant at all times. I love them best when they take flight.Delete
Love seeing these photos. We have a farmers market here, and herons and egrets. BUT we never see alligators!!ReplyDelete
I wonder why there aren't alligators on the West Coast?Delete
I've never heard pine cone lilies called "awapuhi ginger." Interesting! We used to have them growing in our yard in Pasco County. Is the vendor saying the flowers CAN be squeezed but asking that his/hers not be? I never knew it was ginger in all the years we grew it -- we just thought they were cool flowers.ReplyDelete
I know very little about them except they are beautiful, and some mysteriously starting growing behind our shed a few years ago. Now that I know another, perhaps more common name for them I'll need to find out more about them. I think the vendor does say they can be squeezed, but is asking that that particular bunch for sale not be squeezed.Delete
Lovely pictures, I wish we had the climate for that ginger lily but I suppose we would have alligators then as well.ReplyDelete
Ha! I bet you'd like alligators. They are inscrutable. Complex. Numinous.Delete
Hey, I got some great photos of the Germany section of Epcot yesterday which I will post for you soon. You'll get a kick out of the Disney imagining.