Saturday, January 30, 2010

last night i dreamed of florida

where birds watched for alligators and tidbits of fish

thank you all for your visits and comments during my sojourn in paradise

34 comments:

Carraol said...

Beautiful time, color and composition, glad that you are enjoying this warm and temting place! Greetings from Mexico and thanks a lot for your comments.

Paty said...

very beautiful shot! i love the contrast between the white of the bird and the reflections on water.

Malyss said...

Like Paty, the white bird is so contrasting with the nice and colorful reflection behind..
Did you say: Alligators?!..

Jacob said...

So lovely, and so Florida! I always wondered how these birds avoided being eaten by alligators...

Well, sometimes they don't...but alligators eat only once a month or so, so...I figure maybe the birds can sense when an alligator is hungry and a threat...'cause I've seen them close together a number of times.

Home safe and having a wonderful weekend, I hope!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm dreaming of Florida too. We're snowed in!!! Love your photos this week, especially the little girl on the ice. When in snow, WEAR COLOR!!!

Jan
GDP

Birdman said...

What a contrast from the post of VT.

Leif Hagen said...

A lovely Floridian photo! Beautiful bird!

Elenka said...

You went to Paradise and didn't tell us you were going there? I guess that was for the best, you don't want the likes of us bothering you in Paradise.
Welcome home!

Rambling Round said...

Right now, I'm dreaming of Florida too! Lovely picture. Sure makes me want to travel south on a cold, rainy, cloudy day.

Virginia said...

Ahhh, Florida in the winter can be so nice! I hope he caught a big one.
V

Kate said...

Such a lovely sight! I hope that you are relaxed and refreshed after your trip. Have a good week-end, and, incidentally, I left a message for you on my blog.

Sunny said...

Wish you brought back some warm temps with you! Ha-ha!
Lovely image and reflections.
Sunny :)

slim said...

This white egret is a dream of warmer days. How trusting this bird was of you or did you have a long lens??? Welcome home, Brattcat.

Amin said...

Very beautiful shot.Have a good week-end!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

The challenge for the egret is to find lunch without being lunch. Lovely picture of the serene white bird in front of the rippling reflection. Very nice.

JM said...

So much colour after the last (and wonderful!) snow pics! Beautiful composition!

VP said...

This isn't the same landscape of yesterday and it isn't a dream either, but a very nice image of very warm place!

Irina said...

Very poetic image. Water reflections are so beautiful

Anya said...

Wonderful dream you had
I wish I was in Florida ;)
Amazing shot !!

Julie said...

4 days out of 10 is a long train journey. I calculated that Vt to Fl is about 1500 miles. Puts my train journey from Sydney to Melbourne in the shade being only 560 miles (900kms). Makes me think twice about going on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin which is 3000 kms (1800 miles).

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Welcome home. Some time in the warm weather I suppose does make the winter seem shorter.

This looks like the type of photos I take in Costa RIca.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

oo beautiful bird, beautiful water!

Giorgio said...

It took me a bit to understand you where in Florida... For a while I was wondering where in Vermont you can find a snowless scene and a bird like this one in January!

Florida is a bit far from here, so I dream of Egypt!

Sharon said...

Pleasant dreams! It does look like paradise!

Tash said...

Very pretty & serene. You got really close to that find specimen.

magiceye said...

wonderfully composed and captured!

Amin said...

Wonderful.....

Paula said...

I've been dreaming of Florida lately - and I live there. What a wacky winter this has been. I hope you had a great time - you must have been south of me - way south.
Thanks for visiting me while I've been laid up. I hate that I don't make my rounds and you're one of my favorites. I hope to hear that soon you'll be publishing a book. Srsly.

Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice! The real Florida.

Jilly said...

Oh you are back and with a beautiful photograph. No wonder you are dreaming of Florida! Love the feel of this, the reflection and the beautiful bird.

Small City Scenes said...

Ah paradise. What different views from on day to another. Love this picture. Lovely bird. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm so happy that you had a lovely time in Paradise! :)
You deserve this vacation for sure!
Wonderful picture!
Léia :)

Amin said...

Wonderful....

Laurent said...

extraordinary picture. I love it