Pretty in Green

green feathers

theme: green

Beauty is not just for girls. I love that it is the male peacocks that show they will be a good mate through their beauty. I could follow them around Flamingo Gardens all day or until one sneaks up behind me and scares the heck out of me.

Strike a Pose


Photo Friday Theme – From Nature by Kimberly O’Neill

If you can’t find it in nature, visit your nearest nature center!

This ibis’ habitat is at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. My fellow blogger and photo enthusiast Diane took this photo field trip with me. It was great to go to an attraction with a fellow photographer as we are in the same mindset.

Skimming Reflection


Photo Friday Theme – Reflection by Kim O’Neill

This photo was taken at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

Shades of salmon pink,

reflecting a lovely bird

balanced and serene.


Tiptoe through the Aviary…

Wood duck

Photo Friday Theme – Explore by Kim

Diane and I took a photo field trip to Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. It was a beautiful day out and enjoyed all the different flora and animals we encountered. We both were tentative about entering the aviary with birds all around and ABOVE. So we tiptoed around the path taking shots of pelican, wood stork, ibis, egrets, and of course ducks. We found this pretty wood duck on top of the feeder but flew away when we took out our cameras. As we explored further, we tracked him down in the trees on our way out. I got the shot I wanted and avoided getting hit from above.

PS: For all my watercolor friends that take classes at Flamingo Gardens, I did hang out by the building to see if there was class that Wednesday, but sadly no signs of my class that day! You can visit Flamingo Garden’s web page at

The Fork In the Path


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Kim, my ennui co-author, recently came to visit. After getting our Starbucks and driving around trying to figure out where we wanted to explore for this theme, we settled on Flamingo Gardens. I chose this shot because you can see the three different paths you can choose to explore. One path leads to the flamingos and other Florida animals, another leads to birds and owls, and the third path leads to a house that reminded me of my grandmother’s. There is always something to explore at Flamingo Gardens. – Diane

Gray Scale(s)

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 I found this shot of the details of an alligators back. I remember taking it because I loved the texture  and it seemed to create a “path” right up his back. – Diane