Neighborhood Peacocks

Peacock's Fanned Tail

Peacock’s Fanned Tail

Peacock with Train

Peacock with Train

Peahen (female) and Peacock (male)

Peahen (female) and Peacock (male)

Peafowl Family on Florida Neighborhood Wall

Peafowl Family on Florida Neighborhood Wall

Peachick

Peachick

Peacock's Corona Feathers on Head

Peacock’s Corona Feathers on Head

Stunning Peacock Tail Feather "Eyes"

Stunning Peacock Tail Feather “Eyes”

Some neighborhoods near us in Florida are home to free roaming peacocks.  Some people love them, and some think the birds are a tad bit noisy.  At any rate, I always enjoy seeing these spectacular birds!  

If you would like to see some unbelievably gorgeous macrophotographs of iridescent peacock feathers, go to:  http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/03/macro-peacock-feather-photography/  

Dinosaur-like Green Iguana

Green Iguana Eye

Green Iguana Eye

Green Iguana Sunning on Rock

Green Iguana Sunning on Rock

Green Iguana in Garden

Green Iguana in Garden

We saw this adult male green iguana on a recent day trip to South Florida.  He is stunning!  Looking at his eye feels like looking at a living dinosaur.  What an amazing creature!  These Florida exotics originate from South America.  They can reach 6 feet long (look at that striped tail!) and weigh up to 18 pounds. 

BEST Wildlife Cam Surprise Ever!!!

BOBCAT SURPRISE!!!

BOBCAT SURPRISE!!!

Merry Christmas Raccoons

Merry Christmas Raccoons

Raccoons Climbing on Santa

Raccoons Climbing on Santa

Raccoon and Santa

Raccoon and Santa

Opossum and Santa

Opossum and Santa

Bunnies and Santa

Bunnies and Santa

Cardinal and Painted Bunting by Santa

Cardinal and Painted Bunting by Santa

Mourning Dove Flash

Mourning Dove Flash

Cardinal Flying

Cardinal Flying

Wild Turkeys and Mottled Ducks

Wild Turkeys and Mottled Ducks

Sandhill Crane and Raccoon

Sandhill Crane and Raccoon

We had the BEST surprise on our automatic wildlife camera EVER!!!  A bobcat walked right in front of our Santa outside!  Wow!  I about fell off my chair when I was looking over the pictures from the night before.  Some of our other recent pictures are here too, including Merry Christmas raccoons.  Have a great holiday!

Florida: Spectacular Rocket Launch Tonight!

30 Second Exposure of Rocket Trail

30 Second Exposure of Rocket Trail

Afterglow in Sky

Afterglow in Sky

Raccoon Watching from Tree

Raccoon Watching from Tree

What a spectacular launch tonight!  The payload is a high capacity United States military communications satellite on a Delta 4 rocket.  The first picture is a 30-second exposure of the rocket trail.  The second picture shows the afterglow in the sky after blastoff.  The last picture shows a baby raccoon that was watching me from a nearby tree.  Gorgeous view on a warm night here in Florida! 

Florida: Awesome Bees!

Bees in Birdhouse

Bees in Birdhouse

Bringing the Birdhouse Down

Bringing the Birdhouse Down

Opening the Birdhouse to Reveal the Honeycomb

Opening the Birdhouse to Reveal the Honeycomb

Brushing the Bees from the Comb

Brushing the Bees from the Comb

Close-up of Bees on Comb

Close-up of Bees on Comb

Hexagonal Pattern of Honeycomb's Wax Cells

Hexagonal Pattern of Honeycomb’s Wax Cells

Looking for the Queen

Looking for the Queen

Queen Bee in Temporary Container

Queen Bee in Temporary Container

Bees in Temporary Transport Box

Bees in Temporary Transport Box

Bee Removal Operation

Bee Removal Operation

Our wild bees didn’t fit in their birdhouses anymore, so today they were moved into temporary boxes before transport to a better home.  An important part of the process was finding the queen and securing her in a small container in the temporary transport box so that the worker bees would follow her there.  The beauty of the wax honeycomb was amazing!  And that honey – so yummy (light and fragrant).  Nature is awesome! 

Florida: Beautiful Beach Weather!

Waves at Sebastian Beach

Waves at Sebastian Beach

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Manatee Snort

Manatee Snort

Spotted Ray

Spotted Ray

Snook Surrounded by Tiny Greenies

Snook Surrounded by Tiny Greenies

Needlefish

Needlefish

Orange Boring Sponge

Orange Boring Sponge

Sebastian Inlet Bridge

Sebastian Inlet Bridge

Beautiful Turquoise Water

Beautiful Turquoise Water

We make frequent trips to Sebastian Inlet State Park, Florida, to walk out on the fishing pier and stroll on the beach.  The water is especially pretty right now, and there is always lots to see!  You can view a live cam at:  http://www.sebastianinletcam.com/

Curious Icelandic Sheep

Cute Lamb on Hill

Cute Lamb on Hill

Mother Sheep and Lamb Grazing

Mother Sheep and Lamb Grazing

Mother Sheep and Twin Lambs

Mother Sheep and Twin Lambs

Sheep Approaching Car

Sheep Approaching Car

Lamb Face

Lamb Face

Lamb's Long Eyelashes

Lamb’s Long Eyelashes

Sheep in Iceland are purebreds that are direct descendants of those brought by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago.  They are very hardy and cold-tolerant animals. Sometimes they are curious and approach cars and people!

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