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Hollis Garden

Basking in the Sun

Turtles sunbathing

I was delighted to finally catch a glimpse of these turtles basking in the sun. When my mother-in-law was visiting last November she was fortunate to see them her first time visiting. I have been frequenting Lake Mirror for almost a year and had not caught them! So happy to see them. By the way, my mom was with me when I caught these. It was only her second time visiting the lake.
I am a turtle saver by nature. I have stopped traffic to save turtles. It’s in my blood.


Sunday Post: Simplicity

This is my selection for today’s Sunday Post: Simplicity.

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To join the challenge:  Jake Sprinter’s–Sunday Post:  Simplicity


Sunshine

These photographs were taken at the end of September 2012.  It seems like yesterday that these sun beauties were glistening and inviting.  I have missed you all and hope you enjoy!

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Pink Crape

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Dazzle me with Orange

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I hope you enjoy these pictures of this Monarch butterfly I was so fortunate to capture at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  Monarch butterflies are my favorite.  You can distinguish a monarch from a viceroy by the two black dots on the lower wing and the lighter underside.  I must admit it was definitely challenging and took quite a bit of time.  Thank you for viewing and stopping by.


In the Moment

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This is a Heron that I captured at Lake Mirror in Lakeland, FL. It seemed to be meditating and enjoying the moment of serenity. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Simple

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

I hope you enjoy these gorgeous flowers that I am entering for this week’s photo challenge: purple.  You can find out more about the Weekly Photo Challenges here.


FREEDOM

Spicebush Swallowtail: Photo taken in Lakeland, FL in July 2012. My heart was beating what seemed a million miles per second when I saw this raving beauty fluttering around without a care in the world. It seems a butterflies job is to create beauty in the world, and if you really observe, to make us humans realize how free we really are.  It’s the internal freedom that I strive for!  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thank you for stopping by!

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Angel Trumpets

We were leaving the garden and I spotted these Angel Trumpets on the way out. I had to turn around and drive back to get a shot or two. So gorgeous. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for stopping by!