Mar 30: 08907

Straight from the birdfeeder--the NORTHERN CARDINAL (Cardinalis cardinalis).

Mar 29: 08807

The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata)--congregating in clumps on the driveway for the last two days.

Mar 28: 08707

I came home today, and found Moses across the cul-de-sac getting a little love from our young neighbor Wy-Wy.

Mar 27: 08607

At Jacksonville International Airport.

Mar 26: 08507

Not even enough rain to get the driveway wet.

Mar 25: 08407

Ansel Adams said, "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

Mar 24: 08307

The BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE (Quiscalus major). Get this: in northern Florida, and only in northern Florida, they have yellow eyes. Everywhere else, they have black eyes.

Mar 23: 08207

YELLOW JESSMINE, aka "Carolina Jasmine"; Gelsemium sepervirens in the backyard.

Mar 22: 08107

This dog was very curious as to what I was going in the car next to him.

Mar 21: 08007

We got a new birdfeeder, which means two things. #1: I'll have plenty of bird pictures, which is good because I was getting desperate for subjects and I have 280 days left in the year and #2: our squirrel population will increase as well. I'm a little behind on my squirrel recognition; I am not sure if this is the EASTERN FOX SQUIRREL (Sciurus niger) or the EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL (Sciurus carolinensis).

Mar 20: 07907

heliotropism: a diurnal response where plants track the motion of the sun.
Ginger started these plants inside for her garden, and it hasn't gotten quite warm enough to put them outside. Everynight before I go to sleep, I turn them away from the sliding glass doors, and everyday when I come home, they have turned and "grown" towards the sun. In an amazingly geeky bit of trivia, heliotropism was recorded by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500's.

Mar 19: 07808.jpg

Just about dusk, as I was looking for a picture, I heard a huge commotion behind the house. Our property adjoins a narrow strip of unoccupied land, technically some guy's cow pasture, but it is really wet and a little swampy and often times has standing water. Just as it was getting dark, a massive flock of migrating Ibis's, probably 250-300 strong, descened upon this little stretch of nature, turning it white with their beautiful feathers and curved bills.

Mar 18: 07707

After being exiled for the last few months due to the Tybee Island Marathon and the Gate River Run, it's time to dust off the bike.

Mar 17: 07607

Farewell my love; Parting is such sweet sorrow. . .but 10 days of having the bed all to myself and not having to share the hot water and no food accountability makes it better!

Mar 16: 07507

Mar 15: 07407

The breakfast of champions.

Mar 14: 07307

I just got a new router, and am working on a few projects. . .

Mar 13: 07207

Mar 12: 07107

Our friends Bryan and Kristen, and a rousing game of Catan, on a Monday night.

Mar 11: 07007

Yours truly, our Brazilian friend Sidnei from Sao Paolo, and Joe (yeah...he's Sally's husband!)

Mar 10: 06907

This morning, Ginger and I, along with 14,000 of our closest friends, ran the Gate River Run in downtown Jacksonville, the nation's largest 15k (9.3 miles) race.

Mar 9: 06807

Ebru's birthday. Yes, that is an ice cream cake. No, I didn't have any (see Feb 21).

Mar 8: 06707

It's almost time for Thursday night softball to start.

Mar 7: 06607

Every morning as I drive to work, I pass this old man who runs the fruit stand on the corner of Plainfield Avenue.

Mar 6: 06507

Morning on the St. John's River.

Mar 5: 06407

Am I the only one who thinks it is strange that a muffler repair shop is having an Open House?

Mar 4: 06307

Queenie, one of our friendly neighboorhood cats.

Mar 3: 06207

Our friend Kyle with his little pardner, Tucker.

Mar 2: 06107

Our neighbors just had two dump truck loads of dirt dumped in their front yard. Pretty exciting, huh?

Mar 1: 06007

I took this picture today of a woodpecker in our backyard. Look closely--it's not the Red-Headed Woodpecker, or the Pileated Woodpecker, or the Downy or the Yellow-Headed or the Woody variety--but the Red-Bellied Woodpecker, MELANERPES carolinus!

Feb 28: 05907

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