Weekly Photo Challenge : Texture

A few different textures going on here… as soon as I walked by this “frame in my mind” I thought, how cool does this look?! This is a power box located next to a light rail depot in Winter Park Florida (think Mayberry RFD) – great town, very photogenic.

I thought the stand the box is on looked like driftwood, and the box itself has had probably a dozen coats of spray paint.  The grass looked new, but the trees (AFAIK) are as old as the city.



From this to this…

Rode Black Beauty in this morning since the stormed moved out, a glorious ride for sure.  We’ll still get a bit of rain in the afternoons, but nothing like yesterday.

From this…


to this…


Black Beauty Rides Again…


Well, it’s not like she’s been off the road for a while but with all of the rain last week I just thought I’d be safer and not challenge the elements and wait.  And the wait was so worth it.  I mapped out a ride down yesterday morning with a burger stop in Lakeland – it was a great ride!  Here are the details: http://bit.ly/10dPXnJ  This should be a public page, sorry if it’s not but it may be b/c it’s part of the Harley Owners Group Ride Planner site.

About 1/2 way to Lakeland I had to stop to clean the love bugs off my helmet.  It was pretty bad, and nasty but ’tis the season here in Florida.  My bike was pretty covered in them as well but it just needs a quick bath and it’ll be good as new.  The ride was just over 100 miles and it was such a great day of riding.  Great for clearing out your mind and enjoying the beautiful state of FL.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting


I took a picture of this Anhinga last Saturday (here) afternoon while it was waiting to dry out its feathers.  This bird’s feather become waterlogged after foraging underwater and afterwards has to dry out.  Unlike the cormorant which can come above water and take off immediately. Usually the Anhinga fans out all of its feathers for drying, unfortunately this bird couldn’t oblige.