Monthly Archives: October 2013

Toothless Alligator Skull

At the Trapper Nelson historical site on Florida’s Loxahatchee river. A nice place to visit, accessible only by boat. Nelson was an interesting character with a taste for solitude. His homestead is now a state historical site.

One wonders about this late alligator. Was it toothless before it died? Seems unlikely but who knows.

Side view of an alligator skull mounted on a wall at the Trapper Nelson Historical Site on the Loxahatchee River in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida. (Jonathan.Gewirtz@gmail.com)

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Kayaks and Canoes

Apres paddle in Florida’s Jonathan Dickinson State Park on the scenic Loxahatchee River. The biggest alligator ever slipped into the water as I paddled past. Guess he wasn’t hungry.

Closeup view of kayaks and canoes beached on a sunny river bank. (Jonathan.Gewirtz@gmail.com)

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Key Largo Paddlers

Exploring salt-water mangrove tunnels.

Kayakers paddling in a mangrove tunnel near Key Largo, Florida. (Jonathan.Gewirtz@gmail.com)

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More Maryland Wildflowers

Colorful summer wildflowers in a Maryland garden. (Jonathan.Gewirtz@gmail.com)

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Miami Brickell Skyline and Blimp

Another blimpscape, this one around sunset.

A Goodyear blimp flies behind buildings on Miami's Brickell Avenue at dusk with the Rickenbacker Causeway in the foreground. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Hibiscus Flower

Closeup view of the stamens and pistil of a red Hibiscus flower. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Garden Images

These pics are from a couple of unusually productive garden sessions last year. Beautiful subjects and great light.

Closeup view of a bumble bee (Bombus) gathering nectar on a bright yellow flower. (Jonathan Gewirtz)
 
 
Abstract tendrils of an opened seed pod in a garden. (©2012 Jonathan Gewirtz)
 
 
Whimsical seed pod in a garden. (©2012 Jonathan Gewirtz)

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Everglades Dragonfly

It’s called a Halloween Pennant for good reason.

Closeup view of a Halloween Penant (Celithemis eponina) dragonfly perched on a plant stalk in the Shark Valley Section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net / www.jonathangewirtz.com)

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Bear Cut Paddler

Another view from Bear Cut bridge, this time of a stand-up paddler heading into southern Biscayne Bay. Bear Cut has strong tidal currents that are challenging to paddle against during times of high flow, so I think this paddler was going with the tide. (When the tide is coming in at night you can sometimes see, on the other side of the bridge, apparently motionless tarpon swimming against the current as they stalk prey under the streetlights.)

A young woman paddles toward the setting sun in Bear Cut between Virginia Key and Key Biscayne, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz Jonathan.Gewirtz@gmail.com)

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Rest Stop

Highway 90 on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea. There aren’t a lot of places to stop and check out the view, once you get into the winding elevated sections of the road. You have to take what you can get, and share with everyone else — in this case Ahmed and the couple in the Mercedes. That’s probably better than being lonely, and it’s easy to be lonely around the Dead Sea.

Graffiti covered boulders at a scenic overlook on Highway 90 on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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