I think that I have some sort of wish-come-true thing with Animals these days.
We were in Florida last week, and were biking along the Legacy trail, which goes from Sarasota to Venice. It's a long straight dry ride, and as I was riding along I hoped that I would finally see a gopher turtle by the side of the road. DH has seen many of them, but I've never seen one - and have only seen their dug out dens.
No sooner did I wish to see one - then BOOM, this guy showed up and let me take some pics of him. Then I saw at least 3 more, some of them eating, some skittering away from me like little tanks. It was amazing, and unusual as it was early in the day.
They're amazingly fast and very sturdy looking - they were so much fun to watch!
A few days later we went to visit a cousin who lives on a waterway - and I - again - wished I could see a manatee...and boom there she was. See that ripple in the water?
My cousin turned on the fresh water and the giant gorgeous manatee came right up to the boat to have a drink of fresh water - it was amazing! My cousin kept hitting it in the nose with the water but eventually it drank enough and slowly swam away
It was SUCH a treat to see these animals - the manatee in the wild was an especial treat, such lovely quiet gentle animals.
I've got to start carrying my better camera around with me. The iphone takes decent pics but I would love to have a better pic of this manatee. Well, next time.
And more WLG pics. There's only one way to get across a dry rock bed to get to the water on the other side, and that's to take a ride on a jumping frog. Work in process but fun. I think the previous pic will be a WLG asking a from for a ride across the rocks - we'll see.
Happy Animal Wednesday!