A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.
There have been several appearances of herons here at Flora and Fauna, most have been great blues. Man captured this one while we were walking in one of the burned (July 2011) areas of Gulf State Park.
One ?benefit? of the burning is we can see the lay of the land and the birds and water fowl so easily. Man walked out as far as he could on dry solid land to get this photo, as far as he could without spooking the heron. Just a few mores steps after this photo and it flew off.
Love trying to capture them with the Sony and love the way they slowly walk and stalk their dinner in the shallow waters.
This burnt tree is in an area where there are no other trees or brush that appear to have been burned. This tree is just standing there all by it's lonesome. So, we figure, it was the victim of a lightening strike.
. Sea oats. The seed head breaks off during the winter, either by wind, human or animal intervention, and the seeds which are down deep inside are give the opportunity to spread. Rodents will take the seed pods deep into the earth. Sea birds will break them open, spilling the small seeds about for the wind to blow around, the sand eventually covering them. They will then sprout and help to keep the sand dunes from moving around.
Believed to be the footprints of a bobcat, taken from the boardwalk to the beach. There were footprints on both sides of the boardwalk, going in the same direction, it was headed towards Gulf Shores.
I have found I am having so much fun with the camera that there are many more photos taken than will fit on my blog, Reflections From the Fence.
I post flora and fauna photos here. One subject a day, a flora and fauna 365 project. I managed to get past the first 365 and started the second year of this daily exercise. I made it till sometime in November of 2011. And, now, Flora and Fauna is just a regular ole blog, posting when I have something to share and the time to post it.
Some posts are wordy, some are wordless. My goal is to make them as wordless as possible. However, if I find something interesting during the posting/research process, I may share, ok, I will probably share. I hope you find the words and photos to be interesting.
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A favorite photo from Bellingrath Gardens, near Mobile Alabama
Things I love: Family, Grandchildren, Rving, computers (sometimes, but not when they are being bad), family history, yorkies, techy toys like my iToys, photography.
I am all of these, so I write about them all, and more.