Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Red Bug Slough

There is a little known park in Sarasota where the small exaggerates itself for one and all

thru paths of oak and pine

Loblolly Pine

Loblolly oak

Interesting shapes

Friendly creatures

Red Bug Slough is great for walking dogs and children, but you must not feed the gators.

A lengthy walking way parallels the stream
 friendly to dogs and people.
Watch for gators.

It is against the laws of Florida and Reason to feed the Gators.
Do not feed them.

Scenes of old Florida seen here

Watch the waters and branches for turtles, egrets, blue herons, anhinga or snakebirds, fish and gators

Turtles can be seen in the water and sunning themselves on tree limbs and river banks.

Anhingas dive for fish here and sun dry their wings

Little things worth seeing

And someone to look over it all
blue heron

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There's no place quite like Sarasota!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reunion in Paradise

Our family recently gathered for a reunion in Kentucky, USA.

Not tropical storm Andrea, Not the insanely busy freeway around Atlanta, and Not the numerous speed traps along the way could deter us from our Reunion.

After 14 hours of driving we arrived in Paradise: Paradise Resort Kentucky.

Paradise Resort is located in the western tip of Kentucky, overlooking the dammed, northward flowing Tennessee River which has been renamed Kentucky Lake.  To the east the dammed, northward flowing Cumberland River has been renamed Lake Barkley. Land Between the Lakes is a National Recreation area.

Daughter Cindy and Kristy drove the Cow Car from Columbus, Ohio to join us.

Tropical Storm Andrea shrouded us in the stillness of Kentucky Lake for a couple of days.

The sun mercifully showed its face before 
parlor games destroyed us all.

The return of sun light made this dammed river look and feel like paradise.

The water called us to ourselves, providing sweet relief from gravitas.

Everything, it seems, started at the water line.


I'm telling!!!

Who cares!

Some other sights around Paradise...

Thanks for viewing.
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