Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Year of the Snake

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake, I found this baby gray rat snake warming itself on my patio. He is the perfect coloration for hiding on the white sands of the Florida Scrub.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Jessamine

It's Carolina Jessamine season again. The jessamine vines have been blooming for over a week already. Although the blossoms are smaller than last year's, they are prolific and my vines are reaching into the treetops. The bumblebees and honey bees are going nuts. I also had a Tiger Swallowtail visit. Tigers prefer to feed high in the tree tops, so jessamine is a great attractant for them.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Florida Sunset

Some evenings, the sunset is just ridiculous. Luckily, I was on my run and was able to run toward this for 30 minutes.