Thursday, January 30, 2014

Citrus Park 2














Citrus Park 2

Today I am sharing photos of another beautiful sunrise in Citrus Park, which is located in Bonita Springs, Florida.  As well, I included three images of a great egret catching a small fish in Turtle Pond.

To be honest, I have been visiting Citrus Park since 2004 and last fall there were the fewest birds I have ever seen there.  I assume it was the time of the year.  

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fort Myers

















Fort Myers

The photo of the old Mercedes was taken front of Bonita Bills Restaurant/Bar in Fort Myers with my iPhone. The next five images were also taken with it.  I have to admit that I am impressed with the quality of the iPhone photos.

The hibiscus is a common flower in Florida and I have even seen them growing here in Holyrood during the summer. I haven't tried to grow them because I think they have to be started inside and, for some reason, my inside plants do not do well.


You can see from the other images that the restaurant is located beneath the bridge to Fort Myers Beach. There are docks all around and you can purchase fresh shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico from the boats that dock there.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Citrus Park 1
















Citrus Park 1

It took our cruise ship 13 days to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from Barcelona, Spain to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  From Fort Lauderdale, we travelled to Citrus Park in Bonita Springs and stayed with friends for a while.  For the next while I will share images of Citrus Park.

A typical day in Florida starts with a walk to photograph the sunrise.  Citrus Park is a 50+ gated community and many people are out and about at sunrise. Usually though, I am the only one making photos every day.  I've said many times previously that I really enjoy experiencing sunrises because they are very beautiful and peaceful.  Making photos that I can share is a bonus.


Later that day, I rode a bike to Farmer Mikes, located just outside the gates of the community to photograph the interesting U-Pick Strawberry Farm.  I took several photos with my iPhone and thought I'd share them with you.  As you can see, each spike had 4 flower pots with 4 strawberry plants in each one.  This is very interesting because you can get 16 plants in the space that normally would have one or two.  As well, because of the way they are placed, there is little room for weeds.  There are hoses running across the top and they are watered from above.  Quite a good system for growing strawberries!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Nassau 4






















Nassau 4

This is the last in my Nassau Series for now.  Today you will find photos of other cruise ships that were in port - 5 including the our ship, the Liberty of the Seas.  Several were taekn from the top deck looking across the 4 ships and showing people going down the water slides that were on them.


As well, there are a few images of Atlantis Paradise Island, a huge resort not too far from the cruise port.  I didn't visit this area, but I have seen it advertised on TV and it looks impressive.  There are also several photos taken with my iPhone including: boats going by our ship, a lighthouse and storm clouds.

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