Although there are many beautiful churches close by, I feel more apt to feel grateful, thereby worshipful in the great outdoors. This photo of the meditation garden at St. Martha’s Church says, peaceful to me.
These little girls playing at the edge of a pond with a pair of swans and a flamingo, remind me of Alice in Wonderland.
On the left side, we have a little girl watching two swans who happen to be watching her. Then the little girl on the right, with her eyeglasses askew seems to be doing a double take on the flamingo who is watching the swans and the girl on the left. Yes, definitely reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.
Don’t let their cute appearance fool you. These creatures are wild animals. Cute and adorable, yes, but wild nonetheless.
I encountered these critters at the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City, Florida on a private tour that I won at a fund-raising event. The LCF is not open to the public and private tours are rare, so I do feel especially grateful to have won. I must say that these critters are completely non-aggressive, but we were warned to keep our distance and under no circumstances attempt to touch one of them. While non-aggressive, lemurs can be quite ferocious when they feel threatened.
This is a theme I was afraid that I would miss only because 9:00 A.M. is such an arbitrary time.
So, there I was at the Celery Fields in position at 9:00 A.M. and this beautiful little Sora, (Porzana Carolina), appears from under the Alligator Flag, just at the target hour. As luck would have it, this is my first sighting and photograph of this beautiful little bird.