Monday, December 07, 2009

Stick Figures


It was late, almost too late for decent light, and a low ceiling of clouds threatened to filter out any stray photon trying to make the 8 minute trip from Sun to Earth.

In short, I thought my trip to Paynes Prairie might be a photoless one.

But then, the Sun slipped just below the pesky cloud layer ... light!

Just enough to illuminate these stick figures with a soft, autumnal glow.


"I want to be like you, Mr. Log."
"Stick to it son."
(heehee, I slay myself sometimes )



Off-white Ibis dibbling.

The light didn't stay long and neither did I.

8 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

Great pics in any light. Amazes me how close Herons get to gators.

New throwdown on Wednesday! Can't believe you missed the last cracker-centric one.

Password: REWARICA! Be a good car name.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm scheduled for a trip up to Paynes Prairie in February ... actually, Gainesville. But my goal is to get to the Alachua Sink where the water all sunk. (And you're right, there's always something out there, even on a bad sky day.)

lisa said...

I am glad to see these pictures lets me forget that we have snow and it is December just the beginning of winter!

Felicia said...

Terrific pix, as always! It looks like we missed each other on the prairie; I was there early Sunday morning, and the critters were posing quite cooperatively for photos. Glad to see you enjoyed it, too!

Floridacracker said...

Troll,
Thanks! On this very day I watched a heron wade closer and closer to a gator. I thought sure it was going to get eaten.

Robert,
These pics are at Alachua Sink.

Lisa,
Enjoy! No snow here yet.

Felicia,
It's a great place for cooperative critters, isn't it?

Caroline said...

Ain't no open water here tonight, 6.2F and flakey.

Miz S said...

Do you know that I google every place you mention in your posts and add them to my list of must-sees? And/or plan my stalker-route to PFHQ?

Floridacracker said...

Caroline,
Oh no, we rarely do single digits here ... 1989 we hit 3 degrees.

Miz S,
Well, I need to put more links in my posts. Make it easier for you.