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Orlando Wetlands and More

Me on top of a hill.
Yup, I am just a dot in the landscape of the Orlando Wetlands Park, a huge area where they clean the waste water for a large part of our area, before flowing downstream into the St. Johns River. We went about two weeks ago, however other stuff took precedent in this space. Not that it is not interesting, but other places and things were more so. This visit, a woman immediately saw us as we exited the car, asking if we would like to take a guided tour? Sure, why not? Our guide was a retired electrician, knowledgeable and congenial as well. We rode around in a golf cart as he explained the cleansing process and occasionally what type of bird we were seeing. Sometimes this is a bird mecca, however, on this day, my most exciting sighting was a small flock of Roseate Spoonbills that were almost too far away to capture with my zoom lens.
Pretty small aren't they? Nonetheless I was excited to see them. It was a gray and slightly chilly day for us, so perhaps I'm …

Let's Catch Up

The days keep flying by, one day running into the next, and don't get me started on the months. How can I be writing my first November post already? Seems like only yesterday it was May....

Of course, the weather has felt as if it were the start of Greater Summer rather than the early days of Lesser Summer, terms I made up for our intense Florida weather. Yes, it has still reached the 90's, and frankly, we are just plain sick and tired of it. Yesterday morning, to the best of my knowledge, was the first day we began in the high 60's, but it is a welcome start. Right about now I wonder if I will ever open my windows again....

Rather than be outdoors this last week, aside from a field trip that I will tell you about shortly, I spent a lot of time working on the camping quilt.
Moving some furniture, the area was just large enough to lay it out for pinning, my least favorite part of the process as I have to get on my hands and knees to do so, something that is not all that fun…