A Delay……

Well, I had intended to depart for Tallahassee tomorrow, but now I’ll be delayed. My sis sent me a mail package a while ago and it hasn’t gotten here yet. It may have my 1095 tax form, and I sort of need that. So, I’ll be hanging around Bradenton a few more days until it … More A Delay……

Leffis Key

Leffis Key is one of the little islands in the Intercoastal, between the Bradenton mainland and the offshore barrier islands. It is undeveloped and is now a park. Some photos from an afternoon walk. Leffis Key park One of the boardwalks that protect the delicate island ecosystems A natural channel through the mangrove swamp This … More Leffis Key

Coquina Beach

Some photos from a walk at Coquina Beach, in Bradenton FL. Palm trees Beach Dunes Sand castle A pair of Laughing Gulls in the surf The Direct TV Blimp passes by Little girl plays in the sand A group of Black Skimmers. I like how they all always face the same direction. Some Royal Terns … More Coquina Beach

Keeping Warm and Cool

When most people think of “RV camping”, they immediately picture the advertising images of people sitting in lawn chairs next to their camper, by a lake, with the sun shining and everyone gathered around a barbecue grill. In reality, of course, the weather isn’t always so idyllic; it gets hot in the summer, it gets … More Keeping Warm and Cool

Florida Birdies

Some birdies seen on the grounds of the Ringling Museum. Double-Crested Cormorant take over an anchored boat Mockingbird A flock of non-native Nanday Parakeets goes screeching by. They are the noisiest birds ever. Mergansers and ducks An argument breaks out between two Snowy Egrets An Osprey flies in with a fish… …and has lunch. Anhinga … More Florida Birdies

The Ringling Museum

  The Ringling Museum in Sarasota is built around the home of John Ringling, one of the owners of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus. Before there was TV, before there were movies, before there was vaudeville, there was the circus. The site contains a museum of circus history, a collection of art, and a … More The Ringling Museum