Fave Fotos: hitherto unpublished pix from Wekiwa Springs State Park

Fave Fotos: hitherto unpublished pix from Wekiwa Springs State Park

Never did get these up here on my blog. It’s time.

These are from my second trip to Wekiva Springs State Park this year. Some of these, I think, show my best work. Not sure why I waited so long to get them up here.

Here in Central Florida, we haven’t had a break from near-constant rains in a while. This Monday was somewhat less wet than most days; we did get to see the sun for several hours. But it’s been dreary weather around here for about three weeks now and I’d love to see it end. Yes, I know we needed it.

I rarely make plans to do outdoor stuff when the conditions are like this, and that’s the main reason I’m feeling this way and whining about it. So my strategy to deal with it is to dip back into the picture box and enjoy some photos from an excursion not too long ago where everything — including the weather — was damn near perfect.

In this second shot I didn’t get quite as close to the terrain. I like the way it turned out. It’s quite possible that the next time I get a chance to scratch the outdoor itch, I’ll be heading back to Wekiwa Springs. Not only is it a first-rate site for shutterbugs, but they recently completed some extensive renovations to the camp grounds and I’d like to see how that turned out.

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Some good stuff for nature lovers and folks who like to capture such things with a camera. I hope these pics help to bring a few moments of serenity to you today.

 

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile in dreary O’do

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

More Beauty Out Here. I Have No Words to Describe It

More Beauty Out Here. I Have No Words to Describe It

I think I took something like 480 les photos des papillons aujourd’hui. Will only get a few up here.

Here’s another one that stuns me.

I’m done putting these pix up on my blog for now. I’ve got to get back to editing. That’s gonna be a big job. I should do most of that later when I’m not in a setting like this. I know I’m missing out some great stuff by sitting in my tent editing and posting.

Oh well. I couldn’t help it. I’ll bet I’ve got some I haven’t seen yet I’ll like even better than these two. But I like these a lot.

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

Exquisite Beauty is Hovering Around Moss Park Today

Exquisite Beauty is Hovering Around Moss Park Today

I’m in butterfly heaven right now. Some of these photos can almost make me cry. Much more editing to do, but I’m getting some of the ones I really like out now.

Are butterflies not some of God’s most amazing creations? (Don’t draw any conclusions about how I believe life came about on this planet, that’s just the way the thought came into my head. Kind of old school, I suppose!)

So much beauty out here. I’m trying to capture some of it. Very appropriate on the first full day of spring. What a fine time of year to do the stuff I’m doing right now!

Hope you’re doing well on this Tuesday. I hope you’re loving being out in nature when you get the chance…

Or not. Then I get it all to myself! Just kidding!

Get outside. You’ll be glad you did. And you’ll want to do more of it.

 

An awestruck, outside dog today, I am,

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

 

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile