We have been enjoying our vacation in Florida with mostly warm temperatures in the mid 70s which allow for swimming almost every day in the solar heated pool at the house. Yesterday when we took the solar blanket off the water was 85F, yikes - like swimming in a bathtub!
4 Mile Eco Cove was great for walking as they have a boardwalk through the woods and swamp with a couple of lookout points. The only wildlife we saw was a baby raccoon off to the side digging in the mud for food. Many of the trees are covered in burls (bottom right photo) and others have stilt like roots for stability. (top right)
The trail comes back to the parking lot by a war memorial tribute to Iwo Jima, seen easily from the highway.
At the house an American Coot drifted by in the canal.
The burrowing owl pair two lots over are out early each morning and with my telephoto lens and cropping, I was able to have a better look at this handsome bird.
I posted previously about the squirrels eating the avocados from the tree in our side yard but I've since discovered they are a delicacy for the turkey vultures as well. What a commotion they make fighting over the fruits on the ground.