Lens Artist Photo Challange – A Day of My Week
The photo challenge this week is to add photos from A Day of My Week. Since the unmentionable came into our lives creating difficulties in travel and daily outings, I haven’t any recent photos of my day. I limit where I go due to immune issues I have. I went into my archives and discovered this post from 2012. I hope is turns out to be a new view of photographa for those who haven’t seen them.
My husband and I often go to places that tourist go, to get to know places we haven’t seen or we would like to recommend. We lives in the Sunshine State – Florida – which is a very toruisty state. This was a pontoon boat ride we took located a short one hour drive from my home.
A Day on the Peace River with Captain Jeff
The sun reflected its’ warm rays on the calm waters as we traveled
down the Peace River to hidden estuaries in undisturbed corners of nature.
Palm tree bent when Hurricane Charlie in 2004 roared through this area.
You can see the erosion but they still stand tall.
In the distance, you could see white Ibis nesting among the mangroves. An Ibis is a gregarious wading bird with a downward curving beak. It’s native to warm climates and Florida, according to our guides Captain Jeff and Lisa. Rusty was happy with a pat on the head. Soon he laid down for a quick siesta.on our recent boat ride down the Peace River inArcadia, Florida.
Rusty was happy with a pat on the head. Soon he laid down for a quick siesta
while the boat meandered down the Peace River in Arcadia, Florida.
When Ponce de Leon discovered these waters he had penned the name Rio de Paz. It was later changed to the Peace River. Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led the first European expedition to Florida.
As we all know, every would-be pirate needs a good ship, and Blackbeard had one of the best. The Queen Anne’s Revenge was a monstrous converted slaver ship, packing 40 cannons and with room for dozens of murderous pirates. This mighty pirate ship could go toe-to-toe with any armed merchantman.
On board her decks, Blackbeard terrorized the Caribbean. There is a tale that Blackbeard wanted to hide many of the treasures he had amassed. As you can see by the photos this is very dense foliage along these waters. To find the locations of where he had buried his booty he would plant a palm tree. Palm trees do not grow along the water’s edge. They have to be planted. There are a great many people that even today search for Blackbeard’s treasures which are said to still be hidden somewhere.
Fish and small birds nest and take shelter in these roots.
The leaves of the banyan tree are large, leathery, and used as animal fodder.
The tree produces figs which are popular with birds and monkeys,
During Hurricane Charlie, back in 2004, many of the wildlife shelters along these shores
were damaged and destroyed. The banyan tree, native to India and part of the mulberry family,
is an enormous tree with many uses. Young plants put forth roots, which form secondary trunks
to support the expansive limbs. These trunks send out more roots until they crowd out the host tree.
Hope you enjoyed A Day of My Week … Isadora 😎
Lens Artist Photo Challenge – A Day of My Week
This week our photo challenge is from Amy
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For future challenges follow one or all of these four moderators:
Week 1 – Patti
Week 2 – Ann-Christine
Week 3 – Amy
Week 4 – Tina