Taking a Shower

Taking a Shower

Taking a Shower, originally uploaded by cletch. The continuous rain seems to have brought these two out visiting from their usual waterway habitat. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Island Getaway – Gone to the Birds

Island Getaway – Gone to the Birds

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is named after a Michigan born cartoonist who was instrumental in getting the 8,000 acres of land protected under President Truman by blocking the sale of land to Sanibel developers. I began the day wandering through a road traveled by car, bike and foot within the refuge and ended it on a pontoon sunset cruise. Both excursions were ideal for birders but the sunset cruise was unbelievable. The cruise heads out over Tarpon Bay to the rookery Continue reading

Island Getaway – Everglades City

Island Getaway – Everglades City

Day two signaled the end of the 70 degree weather while rain clouds hung heavy in the sky. I decided to get off island and took a road trip down into the everglades. I had been on an airboat once before and wanted to do it again. This was a much shorter trip and alligators were scarce because the high winds had driven them under the mangroves.... or where ever alligators hide in bad weather. There were LOTS of birds to photograph which is the ongoing photographic theme of this trip. Three Continue reading