We've been exploring the neighbourhood by taking Sasha for walks, especially in the evenings when it's a little cooler for her. Across the street is a canal which ends about a block west of us. I decided to walk there late this afternoon to see if there might be some 'wildlife' near it. I did spot a couple of turtles making their way leisurely across it, and a few fish jumped, but I found no alligators lurking by its banks. As the sun was setting, however, the north bank took on a golden glow, and I sat by the edge and watched it deepen. Even though this spot is in the suburbs and cars whizzed by just a few feet behind me, there was a sense of solitude. It was only broken when 3 youngsters appeared to do some fishing. And they assured me that YES, there were certainly alligators in that canal - THEY had seen one before ! Guess I'll have to come back here again in that case.
(18-55mm f14 1/8 sec ISO200)
Since it's Sunday I'm also posting a sunset photo as part of Scott's Sunset Sunday theme. This was taken yesterday evening from the bridge to Pine Island, which we discovered is only about a 10 minute drive away.
(10-22mm f7.1 1/125 sec ISO200)