Found many tiny tree frogs this morning at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in South Florida; Northern section of the everglades for the unfamiliar. This one was maybe the size of my thumbnail. I had a horrible angle at first and fortunately he turned directly towards me for a few seconds.
I’m not sure who was fascinated more.
Mrs. Serious – Last night Deanna and I were talking about the dogs and their personalities.
1. Marley is the spoiled 2 year old boy who screams a lot and gets frustrated when the world can’t get past his bastardized use of the English language. Think the infamous Roman Maroni from Johnny Dangerously.
2. Mia is super sweet. I remember my Pokey Little Puppy book from when I was 5 and the dog depicted on the cover. It’s official folks. Deanna rescued the same dog. Pink snout, white body, brown patches, etc.
3. Kayla is Mrs. Serious. The dog who doesnt want to be a dog. If Kayla has a religious preference she is a believer in reincarnation and draws from her past life with her then human companions. She wants nothing to do with dogs. You’ve seen the videos as Marley throws his usual fits she just sits patiently, embarrassed, starring off into the distance contemplating “Who invited this animal?” The Margaret Thatcher of dogs
Charity – In dog terms
The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one’s neighbors as objects of God’s love.
Do you wonder how you can be an instrument of God, but you don’t know where to begin? Simple. First start by extending love to someone. Not just your friends and family. That’s a given.
Help your elderly neighbor bring their groceries in. Seek out a stranger who is experiencing adversity and start a conversation – actually listen.
If you have been blessed financially share it with someone who struggles just to make ends meet – the young couple behind you with the baby at the supermarket.
Some of us have people to fall back on in our lives whiles others feel lost and alone. Be that special person to someone.
Acts 20:35 – In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Anyone care to guess what this celestial looking scene really is? It’s not some distant planet taken by a low orbiting satellite…
From Wikipedia: The Atala, Eumaeus atala, is a small colorful butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southeastern Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands.
The atala is a great example of aposematic (warning) coloration throughout its life cycle. The brightly colored larva or caterpillar feeds on cycads which contain a toxic secondary plant chemical (“cycasin”) which it retains in its body for life. Birds, lizards, and other animals may attempt to prey on the larva, pupa, and adults, but find them distasteful and learn to avoid these brightly patterned insects.
I have run across these spiders in the past, but failed to identify them. I think I finally figured it out. I wanted to show how small it was. Notice a section of my thumbnail in the shot.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. – Annie Leibovitz
Photographed at Okeechobee this morning.
Tiny lantana floret gently holding a water droplet which is reflecting the surrounding environment.