Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Homosassa Springs Part 2

*Bunny update...  after googling wild baby bunnies last night I found out that it was, indeed, old enough to survive on its own if it didn't find its Momma and that wild bunnies were difficult to care for in captivity and most did not survive.  So, armed with that information, my plan (before collapsing into bed from sheer exhaustion from a day of working on the duck pond enclosure) was to release it first thing in the morning if it survived the night from the stress of being captured and being in captivity.  Thankfully, the bunny did survive the night and even ate all the lettuce!

This morning when Hunter wasn't looking and before my first cup of coffee and morning chores, I took the bunny to the front of the property and released it.  The bunny hurriedly hopped away.  I said a prayer for the survival of the little thing and that Hunter wouldn't find it or any more bunnies for that matter.

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Now for some more color and nature as one reader aptly put it...

I just love Caladiums, especially the ones that have pink in them.  This was taken during the torrential downpour with extremely loud and close cracks of thunder.  Can you see the rain on the boardwalk?


Pelicans amaze me.  They are such a big and bulky bird that it seems it would be almost impossible for them to get airborne and fly.  These are Brown Pelicans...


These are White Pelicans...


Love the blue eyes surrounded by yellow!



This is a Double Crested Cormorant.  He was hanging out with the Flamingos.


I like the tufts of feathers coming out the top of his head!


A Great White Heron...



A Great Egret.  One way to tell the difference between the two is by the color of the legs.


A Great Blue Heron before the rain storm...


How 'bout some pretty flowers...



I think my hummingbirds would love this flower...


Take some time to reflect...


And, last for today but certainly not least, is the ever graceful and elegant Swan...



I hope y'all aren't getting bored with this yet cuz there's more to come!  Stay tuned and have a wonderful day!

Till next time,


8 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What gorgeous pics! I love the swan.

So glad to hear baby bunny made it through the night!

Lynnie S said...

Keep bringing them! Those are some gorgeous shots! I love all of them, the one with the rain drop is glorious! Each of the birds are just so majestic! Glad to hear the survival of the little rabbit! What an adventure.

TexWisGirl said...

loveliness! glad the bunny made it so far!

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos . Yes , we have generations of Bunny's around here . Have a good day !

Tracy said...

GC, all the photos are lovely although my favorites are the white pelican's side view up close and the flower with the rain drop hanging from it...very very stunning!
Is the caladium a perennial? it's beautiful!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Bored?! This is right up my alley! Love the photos, especially the birds. Glad baby bunny was introduced back into the wild. Google is one of my good friends. :) Keep the photos coming!

Linda at French Hollow said...

Your photos are breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing.

Mama Shutta'Bug said...

Man, you are really getting some great shots! We need to catch up so I can see what you are doing differently. :)

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