As the weather has been kind of bad for photography the past 6 weeks or so, when a good day happens you just have to make use of it. That’s what we did today. We started out our day early this morning at a nice cool 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Centigrade). It soon warmed up to a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Centigrade). Now I know those of you who live in the cooler climates are thinking – “Darn they’re spoiled. That’s a tropical heatwave where we live”. You’re right, we’re spoiled and when we get a few weeks of cooler temperatures or rain we whine!! Today was just perfect. We both shot a couple of rolls of film and should have something to post within the next few days. For right now, no real photographs but I can tell you we saw the most wildlife we’ve seen in ages. We saw at least 12 deer (love those little white bob tails when they dash away into the woods), I saw a couple of hog, as well as plenty of evidence of hog activity. Marks saw a lonely little pygmy rattle snake who was out trying to get warm (he helped by moving him to a sunny spot – rather him than me). Also this little guy came to take a closer look while I was busy with my Mamiya (excuse the lack of quality here but this was taken with my I-phone as the camera was busy with something much more important):-
He was a busy little Armadillo, scurrying around rooting for bugs. In fact he was brazen enough to come right up to me while I was busy focusing the Mamiya, only leaving when I spoke to him. I guess that’s when he decided I wasn’t going to be offering anything good to eat and it was time to get going.
Both of us are sore, (guess we’re not as young as we used to be?), after backpacking in and spending most of the day on our feet. We are, however, very content. It was wonderful spending the day out in nature. It was especially nice not to be sweating our ever loving patooties off (which is usually the case in the heat of summer). We will know tomorrow how our film turned out.
Stay tuned for more analog Florida. Have a great day/evening.