Richard and Pam Winegar lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. Richard is a research scientist specializing in microbial forensics, and Pam works as a senior technical program coordinator. They both enjoy nature photography, and hope to tell their favorite stories from California (which they continue to visit), along with current stories from Florida and travel. Their pictures have appeared in various publications including Nature’s Best Photography and Birds & Blooms magazines, along with three photos in the National Wildlife Federation’s book, “Animals That Make Me Say Wow!” (published June 2014). Their apple snails photo was used as a CD cover for the Portuguese rock band Saturnia in 2016. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature’s beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. They can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos on the blog can be viewed full size (with additional information) by clicking on them.
Our personal guide to fun in Florida (which is illustrated with our pictures) is here: Florida Fun Guide.
Quote by President Teddy Roosevelt: “There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation of beauty, and anything that appeals to the higher emotions of man.”
Quote by John Muir: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
Quote by Aristotle: “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
Richard appeared on TV in 2009 (below in 3 parts; 18 min total):