Maybe I’m just behind the times, but when we drove past this church I asked to double back so I could take a picture of St. Edwards church. I don’t know if my high school friends are more in the know that we were, but the night before we had learned that this church was now called St. Edith Stein. What a seemingly odd name for a Catholic church, but with the help of Google I learned her story. She was raised in a devout Jewish family but across the street from a Catholic church. She became an atheist as a teenager, and as she went on to college she became a professor, a philosopher, and achieved great notoriety as a thinker. Eventually she turned to the Catholic church and became a nun, but was sent to Auschwitz where she died at age 51, and she was canonized in 1998. A more modern example of sainthood than St. Edward who was a beloved and devout king who died in 1163. Part of me wants to object to the name change, just because I want to find things here to be just like they were when I left. Of course the name of this church is far from the only thing that has changed in the 50 something years since I lived here. Still, it’s good to be here…
I thought that the view of the bobcat in his den was all we would see of him at Homosassa Springs yesterday, but he fooled me. The day was hot and if not for the plentiful shade at the park it wouldn’t have been as nice of a day. So who could blame him for retreating to his den before we could get a shot? But then someone else showed up.
Other photographers have been lucky enough to spot bobcats when they hike at Circle B, but I haven’t been that lucky. And it was fun to see the rest of the animals there too.
The boat ride to the park from the parking lot wasn’t running at his moment. Which is a shame because I always enjoy that since it sort of sets the stage for your enjoyment of the park. But the tram was running to take you into the woods to this little gem of a place to spend an afternoon.
Did I do something to offend WordPress? If I did then I’m sorry. But I can’t seem to get a start page to write a post on my desktop computer. Last week the same thing happened to my laptop. That leaves me my iPad, on which I’m typing this now, and my iphone still works also. My photos, however, remain in one computer or another, and trying to create a post is way more stressful than it needs to be. I’m hoping the PTB on WordPress see this and offer to help. I’ve googled the problem and found suggestions to fix it, but they were written in 2011 and didn’t work. It doesn’t take much to remind you how inept you really are when it comes to this stuff.
These Canada geese are from Highland Lake. We spotted them on our third drive-by. Two little families, whose numbers are threatened by the turtles that also call the lake their home.
Yesterday we decided that Lake Sunapee might be a good choice for pictures and fun. We didn’t think about whether or not things were open for the season yet. And they weren’t open, which was why it was so quiet there. We were chased out by raindrops.
After singing ‘Happy Birthday to you’ to my grandson (age 20, and he’s the oldest of the little kids, as I’ve thought of them), I found myself 3 miles from Sunset Beach when it was time to head for home. The sky didn’t look promising but I drove over anyhow, and then nearly gave up when I found that I had to park way down the road and walk up to the beach.
I confess that I haven’t ever found an ice cream man at any other sunset stop I’ve made. That photo alone made me happy that I’d stopped for a little while. Then it was time to head home.
There was enough time to get to Green Key beach, so even though there weren’t many clouds to make for a spectacular sunset I headed out anyhow. Turns out that a couple of kids and some birds helped to create some fun shots.
That was Monday night and what I discovered is that I should have gone out on Tuesday night if I wanted lots of color. The well, next time.