Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Seattle Urban Lakes

July 6, 2014

I Just returned from a week in Seattle, Washington. I used to live in the Pacific Northwest and I know Seattle well. It’s a big city with a lots of life, culture, booming economy and breathtaking nature. This all comes out shining in the glorious summer season.
Seattle sits along the vast body of water of the Puget Sound but it also has some amazing lakes that are a great source for recreation, fun and beauty.  I love the lakes in Seattle and they were a big part of my life in Seattle.

Green Lake – fresh water lake, famous for its wonderful walking trail around the lake. I have walked this trail almost daily while living in Seattle. This lake has lots of beautiful and some rare trees in the grounds around it. It is always full of life with people walking, biking or playing in or along the water.

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Lake Union –An amazing location right at the edge of downtown, with great recreation possibilities right in the city. Lots of boats are docked at this lake including the famous houseboat communities. The lake has lots of boating activity all year round. The lake offers stunning views of Seattle skyline.

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Lake Washington One of the largest lakes in Washington. Known for the gorgeous mansions along its shores.

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Pink Flamingos

May 19, 2014

 

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An unexpected pleasure.
Just stumbled on this while driving around central Italy.

Sights of the Amalfi Coast

May 14, 2014

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I just returned from a trip to the Amalfi Coast in the southwest of Italy. I have been to Italy several times before but this was my first visit to what some call the most beautiful place on earth.
Here are some of the sights around the island of Capri and at the beach in Positano.
This will be followed with additional posts from my visit to Bella Italia.

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Mellow Sunset

April 6, 2014

There are plenty of gorgeous sunsets around the waters of South Florida. This sunset is a mellow one with partly cloudy skies on a beautiful spring evening in South Beach. Photos of before, during and after.

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The Pelican

March 11, 2014

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These huge and gentle seabirds hang out on the waterways of South Florida. Their size is impressive together with their agility that is seen when they dive to catch their fish or when they take flight.

Shapes & colors of nature

March 8, 2014

Strong colors & perfect shapes. Amazing nature!

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Great Egret

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Prefect circles

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Red winged Blackbird

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Natural abstract

February weekend in Miami Beach

February 24, 2014

February weekend day in Miami Beach. Totally blue skies and plenty of sun with pleasant temperatures of about 80. It’s definitely time to head out to a park by the water and just enjoy the beauty of life.
One of my favorite spots is South Pointe Park at the southern tip of Miami Beach. A wonderful park with grassy areas, shades, play areas, walking promenade and even some small hills (a rarity in Miami). All these are situated along the waters, right where the bay and the Atlantic ocean meet. Boats play in the waters and cruise ships are passing close-by as they leave the port of Miami and head out to sea. People are out at the beach, relaxing on the grass, playing with kites and balls, riding their bikes or just hanging out by the water with drinks in their hands. Cheers!

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Green Cay

January 26, 2014

The beautiful weather with cooler temperatures and birding season keep drawing me back to the wetlands, the wonderful nature preserves, that I discovered this year, right here in South Florida. This was my first visit to Green Cay with its long and winding boardwalk, variety of interesting and colorful wildlife and special flora too.


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Back at the Wetlands

January 12, 2014

It’s bird season & beautiful winter day in South Florida. These call for a trip back to the Wetlands. 

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Great Blue Heron

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Wading

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Got the fish

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Anhingas courtship

The Everglades

January 5, 2014

The wonderful Florida Everglades!
These are the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. spreading over 1.5 million acres. Consist mainly of wetlands with saw grass marshes and mangroves. Filled with a large variety of wildlife from birds to crocodiles.
How lucky we are in South Florida to have this treasure right in our backyard.
These photos were taken on a winter day outing from Miami at “Shark Valley”.

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