Monday, May 17, 2010

Sawgrass Lake Park





















24 comments:

Buzz Kill said...

Nice pictures but way too many snakes. My inlaws live not too far from here (Sun City). Maybe we'll stop here next time we visit.

Dani said...

Buzz, it's a great park! I think you and the family would enjoy it. Just come in the winter and you won't have to worry about the snakes and jungle like humidity.

Floridacracker said...

Nice shots! You are really nailing the lighting in your photos Dani.
Congrats!

Dani said...

Thanks FC!!! John gifted me with a new camera a couple months ago, and I'm just lovin' the thing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Dani, it is Emily and Ella. We were looking at your pictures on your blog. We really like them. They are very beautiful. Love Ella and Love Emily.

-I was taking dictation ;)

Darla said...

Good grief! Way too many snakes...are you crazy?

Dani said...

Awwww.... I love my girls!!! xoxo

Dani said...

Darla, I know my love of snakes isn't shared by many.lol

Dani said...

hi Ella i miss you.

love Elizabeth

Granny Annie said...

Dani, what kind of snake is that? It looks like a piece of metal? All of your photographs are wonderful. The turtle, the frog, the dragonfly and the settings that are lovely while perfect for a horror movie at the same time. You certainly have an eye about what to share.

Big Shamu said...

What??? Not one crab? Hermit, fiddler, horseshoe or blue?


Hrumphf.

Island Rider said...

Is this the Sawgrass Lake Park in Pinellas County?

Chandramouli S said...

Raw Beauty! Thanks for the wonderful wild tour!

Dani said...

Granny, it's an adult Yellow Rat Snake. The little one is also a YRS, just in it's juvenile colors.

Shamy, I'm such a slacker!

Cathy, yep. I was thinking of you when we saw the orchids up in the live oak tree.

Chandramouli S, it was a perfect Friday. I'm glad now that we made time to go out.

Susan said...

"Wild" Florida is just so beautiful. Thanks for all the great photos.

Big Shamu said...

OK what's the big satellite puffball thingy?

Dani said...

Shamy, it's called a Buttonbush(Cephalanthus occidentalis). It's found mostly in swamps, floodplains, banks of ponds,
lakes, and streams.

Big Shamu said...

So it's not an alien pod?

Dani said...

If Ripley shows up, I'll be sure to call you.

LaDivaCucina said...

Hubby always says that the flora and fauna of Florida is like Jurassic Park! That huge buttonbush is just more proof! I love snakes too.

I might just have to get out to a park this weekend.... Great photos Dani.

Kelly said...

Lovin' all those herp photos, very cool stuff!!

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Stumbled across your blog and I do believe we are neighbors! We live in the subdivision at Sawgrass Lake Park! I am thrilled to find another Florida gardener. I need help!!!!!!

Dani said...

Glad to meet yah Secret Pepper Person. :)

Everytime we drive through there, we always see that big peacock! He's gorgeous.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

There are MANY peacocks in the hood. I think we had about 4 new males last year alone. Once in a while they wander my way...one was fanned out one year trying to impress a pea hen right in my drive way against the white garage door. What a sight!