Saturday, February 28, 2009

Caption contest no. 4

Please click on the photo to see what is going on.

American alligator
Photo by Mark M.

It's hard to take a funny photo of an alligator. This was the best I could do after a morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. The big bulls were a little feisty because mating season is approaching and the Harleys heading on A1A to bike week in Daytona Beach sound like male gators bellowing.

For those of you not familiar with the Alligator Farm, it's worth a visit ( It's been around since 1893 and has a world class wading bird rookery. The great white egrets and the wood storks have started nesting. The yellow crown night herons, the roseate spoonbills arrived while I was there and there is a smattering of ibises. For nature photographers, the rookery is a huge draw.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Point of disclosure

Two of the three caption contests I've run have been won by someone called "Glider Infantry." I checked for a blog and there wasn't one and that person never asked for the prize, a signed print.

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from my son (guess which one) asking what was going on with the caption contest. I said that Glider Infantry won. And he said, "well, that would be me."

Let's see, who would Glider Infantry be?

And the winner is.....


(shocking side affects of eating electric eels)

Honorable mentions:

MightyMom said...

"don't tell me not to get my feathers ruffled!"

ABNPOPPA said...

Does it REALLY taste like chicken?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Huguenot Memorial Park

American oystercatcher
Photo by Maria M.
October 2007

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pileated woodpeckers
Photo by Mark M.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Caption contest 3

This was taken by my son. You might want to click on it for the full effect.

And the winner is .....


I guess my hairdresser didn't understand what I meant by "high and tight!"

Honorable mentions (and there were many):

Mighty Mom:

But Mom! This is the STYLE nowadays!! Don't be so old-fashioned!!

Glider Infantry:

Sadly steve's love of 80's hair bands was not shared by others in his rook.

Love Letters to the Middle East:

"So what if they turned me down at the band try outs?
Poison and Aerosmith can't HANDLE this hair anyway!"



Don't wade in the swamp and hold onto your hair dryer!

Winner receives a signed 13x19 print from La Florida (as long as I took it)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Road to Olustee

Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Jacksonville, FL
Photos by Wes Lester

For more information on Camp Milton, see

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dwarf dandelion
Photo by Mark M.

Please click on image to see it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

St. Augustine

Black crowned night heron
Photo by Mark M.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ponte Vedra Beach

White ibis at Bird Island Park
Photo by Jon M.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Caption contest

And the winner is:

Glider Infantry:

"Excuse me ma'am, this is from the gentleman at the end of the sand bar."

Honorable mentions:

Mighty Mom:

"WAIT, WAIT!! I said I was sorry!!! Here....I'll share...okay dear??...hon?....."


(add music)

"Don't walk away Rene"


"Honest honey I was playing cards all night, see what I won! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!"

Winner can contact me via and I will send via snail mail a 13x19 photograph of anything you like at La Florida.

Thanks everyone.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ponte Vedra Beach

Little blue heron at Bird Island Park
By Jon M.

Caption contest winner will be posted tomorrow.