Monday, 30 March 2009

Just Hangin' Out

Morning-52F (11C)
Afternoon-75F (24C)

It was pretty cloudy when I started out this morning on my walk but got a few rays shortly after. Gordon said he got some nice sunrise photos at Lake Martin.

What do you think - log or alligator? It was in the front pond here at the RV park this afternoon. I've never noticed a log in this spot.....

I did a few blog changes this afternoon and spent a long time talking to my friend, Judy from the Toronto area on Facebook. Other than that I did some reading, read blogs and took a walk around the RV park.

I have no idea what this flower is, but it's pretty

They grade the roads here regularly and also the sites after people leave. The ground is very soft so often there are deep ruts in the sites - there will be in ours when we leave!

This little dog belongs to one of the fishermen that was here today. He was running to greet me after I had petted him at the rec hall earlier.

More of the pretty wildflowers that I call poppies.


Looks like we have some weather coming in tonight and tomorrow so we've signed up for another day.


  1. Anonymous9:40 p.m.

    Sandra, I think it might be ... Donna, FL

    Showy Primrose
    Oenothera speciosa (Onagraceae)
    A hardy, upright to sprawling perennial, native to the southeastern United States extending into Mexico. The four petalled flowers are soft pink, making a transition to glistening white toward the center. Flowers open in the early morning lasting only a single day. In many southern regions they often form large breathtaking colonies. Grows in various soils in full sun. A fun variety to grow from seed but takes two years to produce a bloom.

    Average planting success with this species: 60%
    Height: 8-16 inches
    Germination: 20-45 days
    Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65-70F
    Sowing depth: Surface Sow
    Blooming period: March-July
    Average seeds per pound: 3,280,000
    Seeding rate: 1 lb. per acre
    Suggested use: Disturbed areas, roadsides, rock gardens, mixtures.
    Miscellaneous: Often called Buttercup because when smelled, yellow pollen is left on one's nose. Can tolerate infrequent mowing.

  2. Anonymous10:56 p.m.

    Hey Sandy enjoyed our talk today. I enjoyed the bog. Thats one big gator

  3. Your photo tip says to respect the wildlife's comfort zone, and use a long lens, but then I'd bet you didn't need to be told that about that alligator, LOL.


  4. Anonymous12:23 a.m.

    Hi Sandra - Your pictures are so wonderful in both clarity and composition that you have peaked my curiosity.

    Check out the following info published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

    As I flip back and forth, your violet photo looks a lot like the eastern blue-eyed grass in their brochure. Having seen it up close, do you see any resemblance?

    Enjoy your blog. Of the 12 blogs that I follow daily, it's my favorite.

    Donna, FL


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