Monday, February 8, 2016

Series - Weekiwachee Preserve 1

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Tell Harvey, Hey.

You know I get artsy sometimes.

I'm drawn to color like a dog to smelly shoes.

Lake Bokeh 

 I love my pine trees

Nothing beats an old snag and vultures

And black birds sittin' pretty

Tell Emilio, Caw

Caw!

Caw, Caw!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 8

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Okay...finishing off my shots at the preserve. I hope when you visit you have blue skies.

Okay, this is what you get when you shriek, "No." You get on Mac's blog. (She's a professional photographer, so she knows the rules.) This is Therese.

Okay...I love White Pelicans. They are not that common around Tampa Bay, where we see mostly Brown Pelicans. This was a real treat coming across this colony.

Such cool birds.

Just wish they weren't a quarter mile away.

I didn't ask them their names.

Because they were too far away.

Who says vultures aren't cute. I love 'em. This is Joe...

...and cousin Moe.

And this is about one of the cutest examples of wildlife we crossed paths with. Trevor. What a cutie patootie. That was Therese again in the background, quickly avoiding the camera. For a photographer, she was really camera shy. She cracked me up.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 7

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Who could pass up this shot? Who? Really?

Some of what you see from the top of the observation tower. (Imagine blue sky, okay, please?)

And a little more.

Okay, I'm being redundant, but I zoomed out from the Egret in the tree.

A bit redundant still, but when colorful kayaks come bye...

Is this not the most beautiful pup you've ever seen (other than Sissy, of course)

Mandatory shot of flutterby on yellow flower.

Egret in the grass. Her name was Crosby

Another Egret in the grass. His name was Javier. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 6

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. I hope you love dogs!

If and when you visit the preserve, you may or may not meet an adorable 5mo puppy named Hoover. When you're walking a cutie like Henry, be assured you'll have to relax and let them play for an hour. It was worth it. Gladdened my heart.

Isn't Hoover adorable?

First there was lots of smelling.

Henry's a cutie too.

A pause (paws) in the action.

They played...

And played...

And played.

No Hoovers or Henrys were harmed in the production of this blog.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 5

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

A juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron. His name is Marcus.

He's so cute.

And here's Mom, not too bothered I crawled off the trail a bit close to young Marcus to get his picture.

I think this is Uncle Howard. He was bashful.


The observation tower is nice to visit. You ca see things. Like the Skyway, and a lot of wetlands.

Plus I think it's kind of photogenic too.

I caught this paddle boarder from the tower. Don't ask me why she's wearing a white skirt and blouse. (It was Sunday. Maybe she just came from church.)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Holy Moly...My 30th Novel!!!!!!!!!

Announcing Publication of Book 4 of My 6 Ways Series
.....my 30th novel.


Excerpt 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BDZX44E
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1123353273


Margarite can legally carry a gun now, which isn’t a big deal since there isn’t much law left, and she’s proven she can kill with her bare fist. With nine months of black ops training she’s a certified killing machine. Hopefully the muscle between her ears will keep her alive as the hatred for her family roils, along with the plague her brother designed and the global economic spiral it caused. There’s little hope for normalcy, only surviving.

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 4

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Junior's older brother, Louie 

Mom, Matilda

More gray ski

An Egret posing

The Skyway posing, from way over there.

You know when I see a dog I click, click.

Snowy Egrets are one of my favorites.

...so I took TWO shots of him. (or her)