Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tampa's Gasparilla Parade

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. I attended the Gasparilla Parade yesterday (Tampa's Mardi Gras). Had a blast without imbibing a single drop, loving the fun. For all those young people and the young at heart who had a blast...

Many more to come.

Snaps - Robinson Preserve 1

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. The next week you'll be amazed by my photography skills...via the Robinson Preserve, in Bradenton, Florida. Click your seat belts.

I'll start on the less-than wild side. This beauty on the right is Henry.

About half of the trail at Robinson looks like this,( exactly, with these four people and this lovely Yellow Lab).

His name was Albert. He fell in love with Henry.

Back to Henry, because he is soooo photogenic. He's my neighbor Heidi's pup.

I love this boy.

And this is my neighbor Heidi. "Hi, Heidi."

Unfortunately, we had another overcast day. Argh.

Sea grape leaves turn such a wonderful color.

A blue heron.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Snapshots - Lakeland Highlands Scrub

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Before leaving the park, met these two gorgeous ladies. You may be aware, I love GSDs. (I miss you, Corky). Aren't these girls absolutely beautiful?

Rule #4...never pass up clicking on a combination of an interesting tree and sky.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Favorite Passage

Greetings. This manuscript is almost ready for prime time. Just a few more days of editing and it releases. Yahoo.

“Margarite. Don’t be an idiot.”
Men love to tell me what to do. As though I’d listen to them. And didn’t I tell him to call me Mar? I didn’t mind the idiot part, but hate my given name. The witch probably picked it out. Be funny if she had a nurse at the hospital make the call. That would be consistent with the amount of time she spent thinking about me.
“Where are you?” He sounded a little ticked too. My mind was stuck on being named by a stranger. I struggled to refocus.

Snapshots - Flight of the Blue Heron

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snapshots - Lakeland Highlands Scrub

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. This is a nice little county park smack dab between Lakeland Highlands (a snooty suburb of Lakeland), Mulberry, and Bartow. Some very sandy trails, but a nice place to get into nature and snag some exercise. I was there on ANOTHER dreary day. Very unusual for Florida in winter.

Little gator keeping his head down.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Software Recommendation?

Greetings. The software I used before upgrading to Windows 10 last week is kaput.

Can you recommend software that, when the camera is recognized...

1) Creates a folder in my Pictures folder named [yyyy-mm-dd]
2) Downloads images found
3) Renames each image as [text][sequential number]
4) Deletes the image from the camera.

I really liked that HP software.

Thanks, Mac, the Hermit Writer.

Snapshots - Carter Road Trail, cont.

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Yep, this is what central Florida looks like (on a dreary day).

A cormorant visiting fresh water. 

Can you say you visited the Black Forest this weekend?

Beautiful park. A bit small, but I recommend it for hiking, jogging, or riding.

Blue trail.

Yellow may still have to watch your head.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Snapshots - Carter Road Trail, cont.

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. From my Jan 2 bike ride.

Yes, I DID follow the yellow brick road.

Stinkin' dreary sky...but I still liked this shot.

Aren't anahingas cool?

This ramp is one reason I stay off blue and red trails.

Yeah...I like the yellow trails

A man and his grandson.

Oh, what would this have looked like with a blue sky?