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Sunday, July 4 2021

Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret was decimated in the late 1800s by plume hunters seeking their pure white breeding feathers popular in women's headwear of the time.

Roseate Spoonbill

This is one of the six Roseate Spoonbills I came across in a large open marshy area on the outskirts of Naples, Florida.

Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret is a small and active wading bird that has a full white body, black legs, bright yellow feet, yellow marks around the eyes, and a black bill.

White Pelicans

Brown Pelicans are year-round Florida residents, but the white pelicans migrate to Florida only during the winter.

Saturday, July 3 2021

Osprey

Osprey can sometimes be mistaken as a Bald Eagle as both have similar colors and both feed by flying over water and diving feet first to grasp fish with their talons

Friday, July 2 2021

Bald Eagle

Florida has one of the densest concentrations of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states, with an estimated 1,500 nesting pairs.

Juvenile White Ibis

Juvenile White Ibis are brown and white as they molt into their white adult plumage.

Pied Billed Grebe

When a Pied Billed Grebe is disturbed or suspicious of activity around it, it may sink slowly until only head is above water.

Common Galinules

The Common Gallinule is a chicken-like marsh bird, never far from water. Thick legs and long toes are drab yellows. Adults have bright red bills with yellow tips, a thin white side stripe, and some white under the tail.

Thursday, July 1 2021

White-tailed Deer

This pair of White-tailed Deer were grazing in a back road area where I had never seen deer previously. It's near a gun club and is patrolled by police, one of which watched me looking at the deer, and slowed to a stop. I held my camera out the window which satisfied the police I wasn't going to harm the deer.

Monday, June 28 2021

Glossy Ibis

I didn't know the Glossy Ibis existed until seeing this one in Central Florida. Apparently they don't spend time in South Florida where the White Ibis is plentiful.

Sunday, June 27 2021

Interesting White Flower

I have no idea what this flower is but I do know I took it at the Naples Botanic Gardens and find it as interesting now as I did then.

Wednesday, June 23 2021

White Ibis

The White Ibis is one of the most common wading birds in Florida. They are seen feeding in flocks as they probe the ground with their long curved bills. Very commonly seen foraging in shallow water, mud or and the short grass of urban and suburban lawns.

Roseate Spoonbill

"Gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close is the Roseate Spoonbill." ~ Audubon

Once threatened by plume hunters seeking their feathers, they are now threatened by the availability of adequate food sources and habitat degradation.The Roseate Spoonbill's uses it's large, spoon-shaped bill, to sweep back and forth in shallow water to capture prey.

Thursday, May 6 2021

Welcome!

Chris

Living in the Slow Lane blog topics include amateur photography, retirement, humor, and whatever I find relevant as a 70-year-old that relocated to Southwest Florida from Colorado a few years back. I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this websit

During our 17 years living in Colorado, my wife and I spent a good deal of time driving old mining trails and 4x4 trails in the Rocky Mountains and San Jaun's visiting places few ever really get to see. Having an off-road truck built primarily for driving on steep, rocky trails it wasn't fast by any means, thus the slow lane was where we drove when heading up mountain passes. Later, when we upgraded to a newer truck we added a small travel trailer which still kept us in the slow lane. Being retired and no longer having schedules to meet I find that Living in the Slow Lane is a good description of our daily lives as well.

Devil's Punchbowl 4x4 trail in Colorado Devil's Punchbowl, by Marble, Colorado

Moving from the mountainous state of Colorado to the flattest state in the country required some adjustments particularly in the hobby area. I took up photography to fill the void left by no longer driving 4x4 trails. 

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Like so many other old folks we moved to Florida for health reasons. More specifically we moved to sea level due to my aging lungs not being able to handle the thinner air at 5,000 feet or the cold winter temperatures. Leaving the cold winters behind is a bonus and I'll be happy to never see snow again. Having lived in Minnesota for 25 years prior to moving to Colorado we've had enough of winter weather.

I chose to build this website during the COVID-19 pandemic to give me something to do when at home. Photography gave me something to do away from home and other people since the places I went to rarely had anyone else around. My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida. Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.

Along with my photos I have a couple of additional categories; Retirement, Health, and Aging, and Amusement. The Retirement category includes a Health and Aging subcategory where I'll share some posts on health issues I've experienced in hopes that I may shed a bit of light on different issues I have dealt with or am currently dealing with, that may expand what you have read with my first-hand experience.

The Amusement category is primarily just a collection of photos I've gathered over time from other websites that I find amusing though you may not. If you're easily offended, you may want to skip the category.

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As an amateur photographer I'm working on improving my ability and understanding my camera as I go. I find satisfaction with what I shoot. I always hope my next outing will result in better photos than the previous though that's not always the case.

I welcome any and all comments whether complimentary, critical, observations, suggestions or just to let me know you were here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Chris

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