Posing Pelican

On the same morning I saw my first reddish heron,  I found a pelican nesting site nearby. It was in the backwaters of Sarasota Bay, near a public boat dock surrounded by mangroves.  Early morning, active birds, including heron and egrets, and very noisy. Birds were everywhere.  Locals told me the wild birds put up … Continue reading Posing Pelican

Freezing Rain

Last week, I was on my front porch tempting fate after a night of freezing rain.  Should I leave the safety of dry pavement and retrieve the newspaper?   Like a guiding star, its ice-coated plastic bag  was glistening at the end of my driveway.  How bad can it be? My first step was a cautious … Continue reading Freezing Rain