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

Single Palm Tree Peace River - reflection - web

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 - leaning web (1280x788)

Palm tree bent when Hurricane Charlie in 2004 roared through this area. 

You can see the erosion but they still stand tall.

Ibis - white web

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.

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Captain Jeff

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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.

Peace River - open waters web

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.

Single Palm Tree Peace River - reflection - web

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.

Boats against the Horizon.web

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.

architectural Tree - web

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,

and also produces flowers that attract wasps for pollination.
Banyan tree web

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 😎

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Lens Artist Photo Challenge – A Day of My Week

This week our photo challenge is from Amy

to join in click here

For future challenges follow one or all of these four moderators:

Week 1 – Patti 

                   Week 2 – Ann-Christine 

Week 3 – Amy 

Week 4 – Tina 

8 thoughts on “Lens Artist Photo Challange – A Day of My Week

  1. Looks like you had the perfect day for your local tour Izzy. We tend to photograph places when we travel while ignoring the beauties of our home states. How nice to treat the local waters as well as we’d treat foreign ones!

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    • Ironically, I think COVID had this in mind. Enjoy your surroundings, they are just as precious and interesting as any other place. Even culturally, if one traveler to various places in Florida you come across many wonders. Recently, I visited the gallery gathering of Clive Butcher, a famous Florida photographer. He resides in the Everglades and has photographed in B&W the beauty of the natural wonder of the swamps. I didn’t have any photos of that as they didn’t allow photography in the gallery/Talk. BUT … a very interesting man who develops photographs the old fashioned way to this day. So thrilled you enjoyed my challenge entry, Tina. Thank you. Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

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    • I think in time travel will begin again for me. It’s too confusing with all of the COVID rule changes. I prefer to enjoy the fruits of my labor – home. I’ve traveled to many, many places. I won’t feel deprived if I don’t manage to add a few more places. I’ m blessed in so many ways. Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you again. Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

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  2. Beautiful place of this lovely sunshine state. I love these trees under the blue sky and water. I’d love to spend a day there. We haven’t taken a trip farthis year. Maybe next year (?)…

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    • It’s difficult to plan vacations when the economy is up & down plus COVID rules change too. I don’t mind staying at home and enjoying the peaceful solitude with books, knitting, writing, photographing challenges and movies. It sure could be a lot worse. I feel blessed. Thanks, Amy, for you great comment.
      Isadora 😎

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