Fresh Squeezed Love

Fresh Squeezed Love

During my drive south, I passed a family on the side of the road. Their car was pulled over, doors wide open to a fallowed field where it's previous inhabitants were dancing, jumping, and waving their arms. Dad was looking on with a face that radiated happiness at the pure joy he was seeing through his children. At first I thought they must be city dwellers experiencing their first visit to the country... touching the land from which their food is grown. Then I realized, we had just passed Continue reading

Changing Scenery / Road Trips

Changing Scenery / Road Trips

I LOVE road trips. For me it's the ultimate freedom. Yesterday I left home with my 15 and 16 year old for a 20 hour drive to Orlando. It's been years since the three of us have traveled together and I suspect this might be the last one for a long, long while. They've hit the age where jobs and girlfriends have become more important than hitting the open road with their mom. I've taken them many places, some with their dad and many without. We've driven to Georgia, the Florida Keys, the 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

Northern Beach on Captiva Island

Northern Beach on Captiva Island, originally uploaded by cletch. At 60 degrees it's a little cold to sunbathe but it's beautiful and people free which is perfect for shelling. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Seafood Festival in Everglades City

Seafood Festival in Everglades City, originally uploaded by cletch. Yum. Didn't figure out how to eat that crab but I did eat plenty of crab legs and shrimp! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Vacation View

Vacation View, originally uploaded by cletch. My view this morning while I drank my coffee and read my book. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading