One of the better things that have come out of the COVID-19 crisis for me is that my girlfriend and I have definitely gotten to know our neighborhood much better. We take our evening stroll about 4-5 times per week and have come to enjoy it quite a bit.
One of the neighborhood streets where we often walk is Blue Jay Way and the catchy name got stuck in my head quite a long while ago.
We truly enjoy our times to go strolling on Blue Jay Way; or anywhere else in the neighborhood where our wandering feet are inclined to go.
Get outdoors, friends!
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile
Photo credit Ben Lawrence Basile
Here is a foto I like especially. Lake Eola Park is probably the most recognizable spot in all of Orlando. It’s certainly a fave hang out for denizens of Central Florida of any age, shape or race. It’s most definitely a “top ten” spot for people watching. A steady flow of walkers, joggers and moms pushing strollers. Beaming lovers, holding hands.
I love to take photos there. I love to take pix of birds. And tranquil nature scenes.
No shortage of birds of all kinds there. You can see plenty of ducks, swans, herons and Ibises. For this nature-lovin’ dog, it’s like an afternoon at the zoo without paying an admission.
Plenty to like about Lake Eola Park. Big playground on the east side. Easy walking distance to all the cool shops and eateries in the Thornton Park area. The amphitheatre where I’ve seen a lot of free shows over the years. The Mindi Abair concert sponsored by WLOQ Radio back in the day–it doesn’t get any better than that!
So, back to the subject of photos, I’ve taken many shots at Lake Eola over the last 30 years or so. This one is a real favorite. I loves me some ducks! And any tranquility-promoting scenes from nature. Beautiful setting. Good photo. Wonderful memories.
It’s been too long. Heading back soon.
Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile