And it's the best photo of the day.
Not fair. Not at all fair. I marvel at the beauty of the bird, but seriously: not fair!
We're having a marvelous time tromping around various bird- and relative-intensive areas of Florida, including Wakulla Springs, where The Creature From the Black Lagoon was filmed, and you can certainly see why. We hiked at some length through the part of St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge that provides the setting for Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, and we even managed a side trip to Payne's Prairie, which wowed William Bartram in 1774. We have a few more days with family and a trip to the beach and then we had back home, where I understand it's getting cold.
But don't worry: we'll keep soaking in the sun so we can take some home with us, along with the photos and the sand in our shoes. And the photos.
Maybe I ought to share the camera more often!
|The lighthouse at St. Mark's.|
|I haven't been able to identify this adorable bird.|
|At Wakulla Springs, home of the Creature.|
|A particularly elegant moorhen.|