Eliza: November Full Moon & a Visitor

Princess Place Preserve, Flagler County Park

Eliza:  November Full Moon & a Visitor

This morning I started my morning walk at 6:17 a.m. or about ten minutes before the ‘crack of dawn’, just after the main street lamps went off and the Eastern skies were beginning to glow with the approach of the sun… or the planet making its usual rotation.

There were fewer clouds in the sky, which was turning from an inky gray-blue, to a faded blue and then finally, to a robin’s egg blue, splashed with golden rimmed clouds.  The full Blue Moon of Halloween was now a silvery disk in the pale sky to the west.

Every morning, I encounter all kinds of little animals.  This morning, I encountered a small garter snake, a wiggly little creature who soon retreated out of my way.  As usual, I was curious as to the message the snake (first one I’ve seen in this neighborhood) had to share.  Of course, there are many interpretations of snakes, but I thought the following was interesting:

“Snake symbolism can mean many different things. These differences are especially true when you consider that it is indigenous to most parts of the world. You can find its mythology in many different cultures. Therefore, in some places, the snake meaning can be entirely dissimilar than that of its neighbors. We have touched on several distinct species with their local interpretations. On this page, we divide snake totem into categories of “common,” “constrictors,” and “venomous.”

Snake Symbolism and Meanings

“Traditionally, snake dream interpretation is varied, so you will have to consider other aspects of the dream. It also explores the colors and actions of this intriguing creature. In this case, snake symbolism is letting you know that transformation is now in progress. In other words, you will be shedding old skin and emotions and transforming them into something bigger and better. Thus, similar to the growth and transformation of the angelfish, snake meaning is letting you know that change is in the wind. It also reminds you that you are at the center of it all as the catalyst. Therefore, to smoothen the process, make sure that your intentions are clear. You must also have a clear sense of the direction that you wish to strikeout. Moreover, the snake’s meaning is letting you know that these changes are safe. There is no need to fear them.

“In some cases, snake symbolism is also reminding you to stay connected to yourself. There is information that you require. Observe both the tiny vibrations in the earth and the warmth and smells of the air and sky. Furthermore, when we learn to connect with our surroundings, we can continue to grow. Thus, we can discard the trappings of the past.”

GARTER SNAKE SYMBOLISM

“When this type of snake meaning shows up, it is an indication that you are now entering a highly creative period in your life. Thus, you should be initiating and acting on as many ideas as possible. Do this even if it seems that these actions are premature. The percentages are with you at this time.”

P.S. Snakes also represent Kundalini, sexuality, sensuality, Earth energies

Depending on the timing of certain upcoming events in my life, change is certainly a possibility, a high probability I would add.  Which is fine with me.  I am ready to move on, adjust, and see what’s new on the horizon, whether in meeting new people, exploring new regions, or diving head-long into creative endeavors.

I encourage all of you to discover what truly resonates with your inner soul and make the needed changes in your world, whether releasing old fears and outdated beliefs, relationships that no longer support your growth, moving home/job/location… depending, of course, on your financial means.

I continue to write my books and travel through inner space via meditation and contemplation. 

Discover the peace that exists eternally within your own Heart space.  It’s there for you to enter, free of charge!

I AM Eliza, sending love and encouragement to all of the brave hearts who are here on the Earth plane today experiencing the major shift of consciousness we are transitioning through today and into the next several decades – one day at a time, one step at a time, individually and as a collective.

Much love,

Eliza

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Eliza: Under the Deer Moon

Eliza:  Under the Deer Moon

I’ve been getting up at the crack of dawn and taking walks before the temperature starts climbing up.  Still, this morning it was already 81 degrees F (27.2 C) at 7 a.m. EDT.  During the course of the hot and humid summer (very hot/very humid) I have begun to get a bit more accustomed to the weather, although it certainly isn’t my fav while I am striving to get some exercise.

This morning, the light and cloud display was dazzling, from pinks, corals, gold, silver, gray-blue, violet, robin’s egg blue, gray… what an amazing experience, topped off with the sight of a waning moon partially hidden behind a filter of high clouds.  Then, the call of mockingbirds, the guttural call of geese, the high almost frantic flight of ibises, the rapid flap of ducks, the smooth soaring flight of an osprey on morning patrol… all seen and observed during the course of a simple walk through the neighborhood along a canal. 

The morning walks have become a habit, a ‘good’ one according to physicians who encourage their older patients to get out and do some sort of physical activity at least three times per week.  I’m out seven days a week, Florida weather allowing. 

It’s still hurricane season (until November 30th) and there is a Tropical Storm, Gamma, churning around off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  This whirligig motion draws the winds and other moisture across the Florida Peninsula, so we have been enduring on and off showers and sometimes, drenching thunderstorms.  Apparently, it rained quite a lot last night as the storm left puddles and crunchy leaves on the ground and pathways.  By this morning, the firehose of moisture had shifted northward towards Orlando, Daytona, and Jacksonville, leaving us with a warm, fresh, and calm morning.

So, how are those inner storms faring these days, folks?  Are we bogged down with anxiety, fixed in place like a rabbit in the headlights of a vehicle?  Or are we dealing with it, releasing the feeling, letting go of the anger and frustration, recognizing the emotion or feeling for what it is, and then letting go?  Well, each one of us has free will to make a choice on how to deal with such things as we slog through the heaviest energies this current month. 

There is a pitched battle or divine chess game being played out.  Folks like Magenta Pixie, Jen McCarthy, Charlie Freak, Charlie Ward, Lorie Ladd, Laura Walker… etc., have informed us, in part to what is going on.  Is the battle won, yet?  In prosaic terms, no; we still have to move through and experience the energetics as they assault our senses, irritate our nerves, penetrate our thoughts.  Do we bow to the darkness and its various fear narratives?  Do we hold a divine vision of the New Earth already emerging, draw the frequency of the human collective up towards 5D?  It is a choice all of us face daily, hour by hour, minute by minute.

Self-mastery – what is that and how do we arrive there?  For one thing, it isn’t a ‘set’ destination but a journey.  We don’t reach a place and then plop down and we’re done.  Nope, reaching self-mastery is a nuanced experience, becoming aware of our own thoughts, discerning whether or not these thoughts are truly ‘ours’ or belonging to some program deriving to what we were taught as children or adults to believe in.  Do these thoughts or beliefs even fit us anymore or are they like clothes that we have outgrown, binding, no longer allowing for freedom of movement or freedom of choice.  Do we need to abide by the expectations of others, whether family, friends, or institutions?  It is a game demanding balance, decision, observation, and most especially, neutrality.

Learning to listen within to the still small voice inside your head that sounds like your own voice… because it is your own voice… is an important step on the path or journey to self-mastery.  In the beginning of this journey, you may appear to be selfish to others.  You may require more time to savor and listen to the inner being rather than the chatter of the multitude, whether or not it is one other person or a crowd.  You may, for a time, require more solitude, time to unwind, to allow yourself to return to center, to a neutral setting, from hence you can then perform various explorations, whether on inner planes by ‘conversing’ with your guides, your Higher Self, or perhaps just listening to the silence or the sigh of the wind through the trees outside.

For some of you are just embarking upon this journey, it will seem scary, positively freaky to hear an inner conversation, sometimes even a joke or giggle communicated to your inner ears. 

My own telepathic channels opened up in 1994, but I put up a big fight, resisting the call until 2012.  When I let go, the messages came, just like I had turned on a tap, the words flowed.  Of course, the Beings speaking through me were communicating telepathically and I was interpreting the messages through my own human filters.  Being an introvert, it was challenging for me to allow myself to go somewhat ‘public’ by publishing these messages on this blog and on Facebook.  Since 2017, when a portion of Self returned Home, the messages have diminished in scale; the mission had been completed.  Now, I am simply writing what comes through from various levels on a stream of consciousness, just allowing the words to come forth into my consciousness as my fingers tap on the keyboard.

Being more of an observer than a participant in the current Ascension process of the planet, I guess I am more here to lend some of my Light frequency to the equation, as are many lightworkers and star seeds.  Just dropping into this lower frequency and experiencing the excruciatingly low frequencies is a challenge and one I took a few years to which accustom myself.  Now, instead of feeling the frustration, tremendous anger, and resentment I first wrestled with, much to the shock of a few persons who observed me at close quarters, I have finally returned to a more neutral position, able to observe without judgment… at least for the most part. 

When triggered, I am now taking responsibility for dealing with the emotion or feelings, using the Violet Flame to dissolve the misaligned energies and to transmute, then transform them back to neutral energy.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a master yogi to perform these basic tasks of self-mastery, but it does demand your attention and dedication.  It is a daily task, like brushing your teeth, tidying up your room, taking care of your health.

Since the energetics are so intense, I have been compelled to rest more often.  If your schedule allows, find some me time, whether you take a walk, work in the garden, play with your pets, take a nap or a hot Epsom salt bath… give yourself some time to decompress.  It is extremely important self-care right now in order to make it through the next couple of months, especially the time leading up to the U.S. election. 

The outcome of the election will determine the timeline that the world follows, so a lot is riding on citizens actually going out to vote and supporting their chosen candidate. That is your choice.  I am not going to tell you what to think or do.  Choose for yourself.

Okay, this is getting long.  Just some more words for some to read or ignore.  Each of us have been granted free will, freedom of choice.  For others to attempt to interfere with that choice is a violation against Cosmic Law, even if they feel they have the right to determine the outcome or your participation in their plans. 

It comes down to a simple equation:  If it resonates, continue; if it doesn’t, reconsider; if it still doesn’t resonate, it’s time for a change.  Move on.  I did and feel much better for having done so.  How I feel after making a difficult decision is how I know I did the right thing for me.  It may seem selfish, but that is the short-term perspective from a limited point-of-view outside of my Self.

Being highly empathetic I do feel what others are feeling, but it doesn’t mean I will sit around and attempt to appease someone who is uncomfortable with the direction in which I am heading.  That’s their business, not mine. 

Someday, perhaps the paths will meet, recombine, but that time is not NOW and so I must pay attention to the inner compass and chose my own path for now, the Road less traveled.

I send my love and blessings to all,

Eliza

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Nature Walks – Green Cay & Wakodahatchee Wetlands – March 2019

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Nature Walks – Green Cay & Wakodahatchee Wetlands

It’s March and it’s nesting time for many of the wading birds in SE Florida.  Above is a shot of a posturing male Great Egret in breeding plumage and colors.

It was a cool day; most people had sweaters or even coats on, except me.  I relish the coolness… upper 50’s, I think.  And the sunshine was brilliant making shooting challenging in the low angled sun.

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Male Angina drying off after a swim.

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Double-crested Cormorant. Notice the difference between the bills of the two swimming birds, Angina (above) and the Cormorant.

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The shy Limpkin

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Wood Stork

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Black-bottomed Whistling Duck

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Green Heron in silhouette.

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White Ibis

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Balancing Act

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Alligator sighting

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Female Cormorant

These photos are from two separate outings.  I did finally see an alligator at Wakodahatchee this morning, cruising from under the boardwalk.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

“Sunny”

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Nature Walks – Winter in Green Cay, Palm Beach County, Florida

 

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Nature Walks – Winter in Green Cay Wetlands Preserve

A northerner would be hard-pressed to recognize the season as being “winter” today — but, hey, that’s Florida, especially SE Florida where the temperatures are crawling back up into the low 80’s during the day, again.  And the humidity seems to be increasing as well if my light dewy sweat was any indication… It is “walk slow” and drink lots of fluids time.

There were lots of birds today, mostly egrets, ibis, cormorants, and Anhingas… and other little flitting varieties which I never seem to be able to catch in a photograph.  And, oh yes, the Painted Buntings have made their wintertime appearance.  The males are sure colorful little birds!

And here are some photos… yes, there was an alligator sighting today…

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Painted Bunting pair.

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Female Anhinga

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Snowy Egret

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Snoozing Female Alligator

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Teals

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Wood Stork

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Glossy Ibis

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A quartet of Turtles

That’s it for today.  Have a pleasant week, everyone!

Be well.

“Sunny” VaCoupe

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Nature Walks: Winter Wako Walk

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Wood Stork Adult

Nature Walks: Winter Wako Walk

It is winter here in Florida or what passes for winter hereabouts… the days are in the ’70s and nights are in the high ’50s to low ’60s, in other words, perfect for walking.

I made it to two of my favorite nearby wetlands, Wakodahatchee and Green Cay, saw lots of birds and two alligators — a good day.  The skies were blue, the air crisp, and I was comfortable in my short sleeves, while other people were all bundled up.  Guess my blood hasn’t thinned out enough yet.  I feel much better in this cooler weather.

The mating/nesting season is getting underway.  It was amusing to see Wood Storks quarreling with Anginas or Herons to see who would get the perfect nest site.  The pond apple tree condos are very popular this year!

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Female alligator cruising.

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Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron feeding young.

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Juvenile Gold Crowned Night Heron

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Female Angina

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Beauty Berry

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American Bittern

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Marsh Hen

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Great Egret showing breeding feathers.

Well, hope you liked the quick tour of a couple of SE Florida wetlands.  There is lots to see and most of the walking is done on boardwalks.

Remember, there is a lunar eclipse this weekend with a Super Moon.  And enjoy your weekend!

“Sunny” VaCoupe

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Nature Walks – Winter Marsh, 12.27.18

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Nature Walks – Winter Marsh, 12.27.18

For the first time in a couple of months, I made my way to Green Cay Wetlands to view the birds and gators.  I was lucky to see two gators (love is in the air!) and several birds.  The birds were very busy doing bird things, looking for their next meal in the muddy marsh so weren’t easy to view or photograph today.

The snowbirds and vacationers are present, as well, with more cars in the parking lot, which is huge.  Occasionally the boardwalk was like playing bumper cars, but it wasn’t too bad today.

The title photo was taken at sunrise earlier in December, pointing east.   Here are some photos from the marshes today:

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Grooming Teal. The “green” is actually a beautiful teal color; just doesn’t translate onto film.

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Gator couple. The one in the upper left is the male. That’s one BIG boy!

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I didn’t have much luck getting any photos of ibises, herons, or egrets today although I saw some.  They were either too far away or too camouflaged by marsh plants to see clearly in a photo.  Better luck next time, I hope.

Happy New Year’s to all my readers!

“Sunny” VaCoupe (aka Eliza Ayres, human pen name)

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Nature Walk – Green Cay Summer Quiet

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Nature Walk – Green Cay Summer Quiet

It’s August, it’s hot, but I still managed to get out.  The humidity has gone down a tad, so I wasn’t dripping too much after walking the two miles or so of this loop.  There wasn’t a huge variety of birds now, just the typical herons, egrets, ibis, anginas, and other wading birds.  As I was walking into a hammock, I saw a flash of blue from a Blue Jay, but it was moving too fast to get a photo.  The nesting season is long over and the heat keeps the birds from getting too overactive.  Here are some photos:

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Green Heron

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Purple Gallinule

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Glossy Ibis

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Tri-colored Heron

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Black-bottom Whistling Ducks

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Double-crested Cormorant

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Lounging Turtle

Well, that’s it for now, folks.  As you can see, my health has improved.  I’ve been walking and swimming… especially enjoying the swimming as I can keep outside AND keep cool.

Enjoy the rest of your summer season (or winter for the Southern latitudes!).

Hugs,

“Sunny” VaCoupe (aka Eliza Ayres)

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Nature Walks – Gone to the Birds…

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Nature Walks – Gone to the Birds:  A Walk at Green Cay Wetlands

I’ll let the photos do the talking:

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Double-crested Cormorant

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Fuzzy Marsh Hen chick.

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Firecracker Bush. Butterflies love this flower!

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The Marsh Hibiscus. The showiest flower in the marsh!

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Female Yellow-crowned Night Heron. The male was hiding in the cypress branches. These are shy birds.

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Sunning turtle.

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Happy Solstice to everyone!

This “summer” is going to be a hot one.  Already the temperatures are in the 90’s F.  The highest temperature last summer was typically 88F.  I was dripping by the time I got back to the car!

Happy weekend!

Eliza Ayres

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Nature Walks – A Walk in Wako

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Cattle Egret in breeding plumage

Nature Walks – A Walk in Wakodahatchee

It’s been a difficult year with the incoming energies exacerbating any physical difficulties or conditions.  And the rainy season has been truly living up to its name, with sometimes nearly daily multiple thunderstorms and cells moving through the area.  As a consequence, I haven’t been out as much this spring.   Today, however, I managed to get out on a nice walk to one of my favorite nearby wetlands to catch a little of the tail-end of nesting season at Wakodahatchee.  The sun was beating down, the humidity high, but I managed to get a couple of laps around the boardwalk, taking in the remaining bird families, the huge new growth in the marsh plants, as well as a sky devoid of any looming dark gray storm clouds.  Here are some photos from the walk:

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Tri-colored Heron, a common inhabitant of the marshlands.

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Fledging Cattle Egret by Eliza Ayres

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Grazing

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Contemplation by Eliza Ayres

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Great Blue Heron cooling off by Eliza Ayres

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Basilisk Lizard – this species can run on its hind legs!

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Black-bottomed Whistling Duck

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Marsh Bunny

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Long-legged Tri-colored Heron

Here are some photos from another walk I took last week, this time to Green Cay:

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Turtle and Palm

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Marsh Hibiscus

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Fledging Marsh Hen

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Great Egret

That’s it for now, folks.  Now that I’m feeling better I hope to get out more.

Happy Solstice wherever you are located on the planet!

Namaste,

Eliza Ayres

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Nature Walk – Wakodahatchee Revisited

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Nature Walk – Wakodahatchee Revisited

by Eliza Ayres

Oh, my gosh… going through my older blog posts, it looks like I haven’t done one of these Nature walks for over a month!  And most of that time I’ve been dealing with yet another bout of “illness” or ascension upgrades or whatever.  Each time it seems to take longer for me to recover and gain some strength.  The little mile-long walk today had me wobbling a bit, but I managed it by walking slow and taking lots of photos.  It was kind of funny but almost all the birds I photographed were actively grooming themselves, basically ignoring my presence.  And I did manage to see one alligator during the walk.  I will report that the number of visitors has dropped considerably.  There were plenty of parking spaces, but then again, today was the first day for 2.5 weeks that we had a hint of blue skies.  Florida has been dealing with a lot of rain and gray skies.  All of the local ponds are flush with water and I would imagine the various bushfires have been put out by the long series of thunderstorms.  And we’re due for some more from a small system that seems to be forming off the coast of Belize.  I hope it isn’t a tropical storm or worst…

Here are some photos from my walk…

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Tri-colored Heron

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Female Anhinga

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Large Green Iguana

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Great Egret

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Purple Gallinule

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The nesting cycle continues although the Great Blue Heron, Cormorants, and other birds seemed to have completed.  There were still young Cattle egrets, Tri-colored herons, young Egrets, and well-grown Wood Storks to be found.

Hopefully, I will be able to get out on some more of these outings.  It depends on the weather and my strength.  Meanwhile, for my readers in the United States, enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the “official” beginning of summer here.

Kisses and hugs,

“Sunny” VaCoupe

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