These giant, graceful Orchids were in full bloom next to Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain in Chicago. A must see!
Key West, Florida is historically renown as a home for crafters and artisans. The unique is highly valued and proudly displayed including this custom designed car decor. Nature takes no back seat to the colors and designs found throughout Key West’s Old Town and perhaps inspires creative urges.
This tree, Starburst, aka Shooting Star (Clerodendrum Quadriloculare), blooms only in the late winter and early spring, so was in full bloom last month during our visit. The large, full, blossoms command attention, which upon closer examination divulge its artistic aptitude.
Stopping by for a snack at Anglin’s Pier in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, was this juvenille Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). I found it interesting that he (or she?!) was so relaxed and tolerated this non-angler’s determination to take multiple shots while inching closer and closer for a better shot. The contrast between fluffy soft looking feathers and a lloooonnnngggg hooked beak solicited attention.