Lowry Park Zoo – Photographing Babies- Tampa, Florida

Lowry Park Zoo – Photographing Babies- Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has been one of my favorite places for many years.   I volunteered as a Docent and as a Keepers’ Assistant many years ago.  When we moved farther east of Tampa it was just too much of a commute to make on a regular basis on top of my 9-5 job so I gave it up.  But I still like to visit every now & then, especially in the winter & spring months when the animals are more active!  Lowry Park Zoo is a relatively small zoo

Asticou Azalea Garden –  Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

Asticou Azalea Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area.  Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.

It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve.  We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

After getting stranded (temporarily) on Bar Island (see Part 2), you would think we would stay away from Bar Harbor, but no, we spent some more time there.   There are a lot of restaurants around the harbor and we tried several of them.   After we made it across the water that was quickly covering the sand bar between Bar Island and Bar Harbor we headed directly to the Fish House Grill for some lunch.  I had a Lobster tail (small) and it was yummy!   We came back a couple of days later