If you have ever witnessed the beauty of an osprey fishing, then you will know it is an amazing moment when the osprey emerges from the water with a fish. The osprey circle above water looking into the depths for a fish. Once they see a fish, they dive into the water to grasp it with […]

Sunning

Walking the La Chua Trail always is a nature treat. The 1.5-mile walk to an observation platform takes you on a path through Paynes Prairie State Park. My most recent visit to La Chua Trail provided a variety of wildlife. Alligators slowly cruised through the waterways or were sunning on the banks — or sometimes were […]

Just past the sponge docks and the Greek restaurants in Tarpon Spring is the Tarpon Springs Olive Oil Company. Running the length of the store was a display of more than two dozen containers of olive oil. Butter Olive Oil, Chipotle Olive Oil, Persian Lime Olive Oil, Rosemary Olive Oil, Blood Orange Olive Oil, and many […]

beachwalk

I wish you all the best for the New Year. This has been a tough year for me personally – and has been for many others I know. A key to working through difficult times is to remain reflective and grateful. I was reminded of the power of gratitude when I listened to a podcast […]

Snowy Egret

Low tide provided a real gathering of birds. First a Reddish Egret captured a shrimp for supper. Second an Ibis flew by. They have curved orange beaks for routing in the bottom of the lake for their supper. Third, a Spoonbill (my favorite) awoke and started thinking about supper. Spoonbills have beautiful pink feathers. Their […]

WrenSong Woods at GLAM 2016

The joy of wood and the care of wood items used for cooking and eating were themes of my day as a vendor at the GLAM Craft Show in Gainesville. I really enjoyed talking with the many people who stopped by my display and wanted to learn more about the wood items I make. We […]

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - 2016 Concert, Gainesville, Florida

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain brought holiday spirit and good cheer in general to Gainesville in their concert at the University Auditorium on Dec. 2. In their two-hour performance, they demonstrated the range of the ukulele, playing a wide of musical styles — from Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” to the theme from the James […]