I’m spoiled now that I’ve seen how much this lens improved photos of far away subjects – If only I could find an extra $600 in the budget to get one of my own. Someday …
Saturday night I drove up to Wellington to watch the FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix!
When I arrived, I had no idea what to expect – I was just excited to see some horsies. So imagine my shock when I looked at the order-of-go list and recognized the names of many Olympic riders including Beezie Madden, Mclain Ward and Rodrigo Pessoa!
- Beezie Madden & Simon
- Ben Maher & Cella
- Nick Skelton & Big Star
- Rodrigo Pessoa & HH Rebozo with Daniel Deusser & Cornet d’Amour
- Mclain Ward & Super Trooper De Ness
They’re building a new marina and yacht club (of course) right along the Intracoastal Waterway – Right now there is a big gap in the buildings where the (hopefully not temporary) parking lot is. I love it because I get to see this beautiful view every time I drive to and from lab: I never tire of looking at it.
Yesterday Jim and I went hiking around the Pinelands in Everglades National Park: Milkweed, Everglades square-stem and thistles dotted the grassy fields. Rainwater dissolves the limestone rock that underlies the Everglades to form solution holes – We found a pretty big one that contained a growing mangrove tree! It’s amazing to think that this whole area is under water during the wet season.A little scorpion (!) crawled by while we stopped to eat lunch on the trail:Birds were out in full-force! We spotted lots of cormorants, baby anhingas, vultures, great blue herons and even a red-bellied woodpecker: For more information on the Pinelands, click here :)
As busy as it was with our revolving door of visitors this month, it was nice to carve out some time for an Everglades trip – I forgot how much I really need the occasional breath of fresh air away from the city … I’m so happy with the first photo in this grouping. I find it difficult to capture and explain the enormity of this giant, moving wetland – But I like how this picture gives insight to some of the more subtle hydrological aspects of the Everglades.