Hello from sunny Boca Raton, not far from Fort Lauderdale, Florida! We left a rather chilly Orlando this morning and drove south, stopping at a lovely lake for lunch.
I just love marshlands, especially in Florida. We saw a few wading birds and found some beautiful flowers that looked a lot like white morning glories. I got lucky enough to catch a ladybug on one before it took off.
I have a new camera, courtesy of my in-laws who don’t use it anymore and I am loving the pictures I can take with it. I’m still learning all the settings but I think I’ll be able to get some amazing shots above water with it and hopefully some fantastic shots underwater with the camera I borrowed from my brother in-law. I love being able to tell a story in pictures. For instance, one second later this picture turned into this:
And the crazy thing is, I didn’t even see the ladybug until I was reviewing the pictures later on my computer. This new camera is awesome! I have found so much beautiful foliage on this trip, from bouganvillia in lots of colours to flowers I don’t even know the name of, to silver palm trees (hoping to get those on the way out of Boca Raton, since every time I saw one, it was too late to get a picture as we drove by) to the white morning glory-type flowers and of course, odd shaped trees and lots of different palm trees.
Here’s a few pictures for your enjoyment.
And shortly after that we passed silver fire hydrants. Yep. Silver:
We saw a pink one along the way too but I wasn’t fast enough with my camera. I happened to see this one while we were waiting a light. Two egrets walked down the sidewalk beside our car, but I wasn’t fast enough getting my camera out. Will have to look for more this week.
At last we got to our resort, but we were an hour early for check-in, so my husband and in-laws went grocery shopping while my daughter and I checked out the beach. And what a beach! Can’t wait to go back tomorrow in our swimsuits and wade out to all the sandbars.
I think I have a picture of my feet in the ocean for every year I’ve been to Florida. Couldn’t break tradition, so here’s the one for 2015: