We have an old favorite drive
in the southern tip of the Everglades, almost to Naples, FL.
There are normally some spectacular waterfowl species there.
Apparently there's been enough rain that the birds
are able to remain deep in the swamp,
out of our view.
That said, I did spot a few critters that I don't normally see here in Georgia -
like the handsome fellow above.
an immature Cormorant
I love his feathers - look at them closely!
they are different because he swims almost entirely under water
and these feathers help keep him afloat
an Ibis -
one of my favorites!
drying his wings after a swim
We arrived home late Saturday evening,
but I managed to eke out a little studio time
in between loads of laundry yesterday.
I was greeted by this beautiful Amaryllis
blooming outside my studio window.
This plant had belonged to my Mom,
and I had brought it home while cleaning out her room after her death last July.
It spent the Winter forgotten and covered with leaves.
I resurrected what I though was a dead plant in the early Spring.
Isn't it lovely!