Osprey flying overhead looking for his next meal in our pond Eastern Phoebe on our fence Fluffy male Eastern Bluebird on a crepe myrtle tree in our yard Great Blue Heron walking by in our pond Palm Warbler in crepe myrtle tree in our yard Mallard and his reflection in our pond Cute little Yellow-Rumped … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #22 ~ Backyard Birds
~Fall colors in Florida~ I know it’s Wordless Wednesday … but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 🧡 “Gratitude turns what we have into enough …”
Reddish Egret Wood Stork Brown Pelican Snowy Egret Royal Tern Black Skimmer Semipalmated Plover Sanderling Photos taken by me at Matanzas Inlet, St. Augustine, Florida (October 2022)
Spanish moss “sizzling on the sun” “Make sure to capture the sun before it’s gone.” Sunset mood Photos taken on Halloween Eve 10/30/22 down by the St Johns River, St. Augustine, Florida.
A “bowl” of Roseate Spoonbills Alligator walking underneath the boardwalk Anhinga taking a morning nap A surprise visitor! Female Belted-kingfisher Tricolored Heron with reflection Ring-tailed Lemur ~ “look into my eyes” Roseate Spoonbill coming in for a landing Alligator swimming in the “swamp” Great Blue Heron with a good view Another shot of the sweet … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #18: A morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm
My favorite color is sunrise … Photos taken in St. Augustine, Fl October 2022 “May every sunrise bring you hope and every sunset bring you peace.”
~Castle Otttis, St. Augustine, Florida~ ~A hidden gem~ ~Christian symbolism throughout the castle~ Modeled after a castle in Ireland and inspired by a dream ~Like an Irish Abbey~ ~Tours are available by appointment only~ The owner, Rusty, shares many stories about how the castle came to be and so much more! “…all the grace of … Continue reading A closer look at Castle Otttis ~ Wordless Wednesday #16 (with a few words)
“Sky above, sand below, peace within.” ~Unknown Sunset at Porpoise Point, Vilano Beach Photos taken 10/6/22 in St. Augustine, Florida
Sunset sky down by the river, the last night of September ... welcome October! I loved how the sun looked like a sunburst 🌅 . . . And all the little sunbursts glowing along the water from the rays of the sun It was such a beautiful evening after Hurricane Ian had left Florida . … Continue reading “Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14
“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” ~Seth Adam Smith Beautiful swallowtail butterfly, at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, Florida, last week. Note: As I post … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022
“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, nature's farewell kiss for the night." ~Sharon Rene This is a just a sampling of the many shots I took during Sunday evening’s sunset, taken by the St Johns River in St Johns County, Florida. Get outside and enjoy the beauty all around!
"Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see; it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly 'You got this, keep going.'" Author Unknown Sometimes we stumble ... Sometimes we feel like giving up ... Sometimes we just need motivation ... But if we see the … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .
~Take life one step at a time.~ “A day at the beach begins with a sunrise and ends with a smile.” 😊 Photos taken Labor Day morning in St. Augustine, Florida. To see more photos, visit my new website! ~Kristina
“Down by the River 1” taken in June Wordless Wednesday #1 included my follow up photo to this one. I love them both, they each set a different mood. Which do you prefer? Comment below! You can purchase a print of these and other photos in my new Etsy shop! I will be sharing a … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #9 ~ August 31, 2022
~Let your dreams set sail … you never know where they might take you.~ Schooner Freedom lined up with the St. Augustine lighthouse Schooner Freedom sailing into the sunset, St. Augustine, Florida Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the Schooner Freedom online. Photos taken August 20, 2022 from Vilano Beach. ~Kristina
“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Ward Beecher The best for last … well, at least my favorite:) Photos taken last month at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Lilies always seem to capture my 👁 … how about you? Until next time, … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022
~Sometimes you just have to pull over and take in the view~ Photo taken somewhere along A1A in Flagler Beach, Florida 😎 Thanks for looking! Enjoy your day! Kristina
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~Wassily Kandinsky Rio, a beautiful Blue-fronted Amazon parrot that resides at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida. Check out my Instagram page for more photos!
American Water Lily “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” ~Victor Hugo American Water Lily, Jacksonville, Florida, Photo taken by me July 16, 2022
~The Stare Down~ Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron, Jacksonville, Florida
“The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is.” ~ Jack Hanna The tiger has always been one of my favorite wild animals and I love seeing them when I visit the zoo. Most of the time when I visit the zoo, they are either in a spot that is hard to view … Continue reading “The Most Magnificent Creature”
“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Jhiess Krieg How will you brighten someone’s day today?☀️ (Photos taken by me at St. Augustine Beach, Florida June 26, 2022 ~ HDR setting) Please do not share or print photos without permission. To see more of my photos, check out … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #2 ~ July 13, 2022
A beautiful escape to nature right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville life, that is how I would describe the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. It is one of my favorite places to go for a walk, explore, look for birds, and take photos. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, … Continue reading Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone
One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019
De Leon Springs and DeLand are both located in Volusia County, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and a little over an hour from St. Augustine and even closer to Daytona; making them both a great place to visit for a day trip! I have visited De Leon Springs twice since living in Florida … Continue reading A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida