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Fort De Soto Getaway

Fort De Soto Getaway

Fort De Soto is a large nature park located South of Saint Petersburg, FL. It’s mostly about its beautiful beaches. On cool windy days, the beachgoers were few so we had the area to ourselves. 
We hung around mostly near a 1,000 foot long fishing pier. The birds were all well fed.

Gossamer Wings

Gossamer Wings

The gossamer wings of a hovering hummingbird present an interesting puzzle.

Composite Image Process

Composite Image Process

Once the job of capturing images is done, the fun begins as I work to transform the photos before me into an artistic vision.

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills

A beautiful pink wash in the distance becomes an unlikely creature of flamboyant colors and distinct personalities up close. 

 


Serious Eating

Serious Eating

While staying at home, my focus on food taste has gotten sharper. Thankfully, Chuck has decided to hone in on his already excellent chef's skills. Our kitchen now includes, besides the usual stove and conventional oven, 2 microwaves, a toaster oven, an induction cooking surface, 2 Sous Vide machines, an expresso machine, a comercial grade blender, an Instapot , a blow torch, and a breadmaker, the only appliance I'm allowed to use. I just discovered that there is an induction ready wok in our future!

I'm not surprised by the Wikipedia quote on the Great Blue Heron,...