Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Miami Zoo

March 7, 2017

We visited the Miami Zoo - one of the best zoos you will find.  We have been there several times before, but it is so large you can always get new views.

Following is a small subset of what you can see:


Florida birds - except for the Flamingos, we see these regularly in the wild

Flamingos



Roseate Spoonbill



White Ibis



New Everglades exhibit - still a 'work in progress'



Alligator - eyes open



Alligator - eyes closed






Cats:

Two bobcats napping - look closely!



Sumatran Tiger - Male

1 year old cub (we think) gnawing on  large bone

Mom (we think) - Mom & Cub are about the same size now, so hard to tell apart

Napping Jaguar - look at those paws!


Little 'puddy' cat



 Others:

Gibbon

Singing Dog from New Guinea

Emu

Crocodile Monitor

Warthogs

Red River Hog

Squirrel Monkey 


 Tom
Moored Coconut Grove, Miami






Saturday, February 25, 2017

Vizcaya - Quinceanera & Weddings

February 25, 2017


Today we visited Viscaya, a mansion built during the gilded era before the Great Depression. The owner-builder was James Deering, an International Harvester heir.

Viscaya is a standard Miami location for weddings and Quinceanera photo shoots.  I try to 'shoot' the photo shoots.







Formal Gardens:



















Quinceanera:


















Wedding:







Garden Mound



Orchids







Tom
Moored Coconut Grove, Miami

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Coral Gables (Miami)

February 23, 2017

Today we visited Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables (Miami).  We have been there several times before, but it is so big that there is always something new to see.  Mostly letting the pictures tell their own story,









Vine Pergola











Pond











Lake overlooks:













Beautiful Orchids!











Not real flowers but pretty!
Not much art this visit - they are probably between exhibits.





Tom
Moored Coconut Grove, Miami