This is my favorite time of year in Florida, when the sun is shining but it’s still breezy enough for a trip to the beach or a walk around the parks without feeling like you’ll die of heat exhaustion.
This past weekend it was my birthday, so my family and I decided to go on a little trip to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. I love this particular park because you can see and learn a lot without all the hustle and bustle of the bigger theme parks. The walkways are set up beautifully and I can stop to take photographs, while Meg runs back and forth between her daddy and I, without the fear of losing her to a crowd.
I think this Homosassa park is one of Florida’s many hidden gems! Their educational programs include a 53-year-old hippopotamus named Lu, a manatee viewing center, alligators and some close up encounters with their reptiles. They also recently added a shore bird aviary exhibit equipt with a nicely sized viewing area. Between the beautiful weather, being with my family, and having my camera in tow it was the perfect way to spend my birthday.
Playing with Meg’s Lego and some photo editing stuff!
Like you’ve never paused and played with your kids toys before!
Well… I do! 😉
Seriously though, they never had any cool girly Lego like this when I was younger!
I couldn’t get Meg to touch it when she was little, her fine motor skill weren’t up to par and she had trouble manipulating even the bigger pieces.
Oh how the tides change!
Now she absolutely loves it and she put this little village together in about a week.
I have to admit I really enjoy it too! Not to mention it makes for a few fun photos!
My husband knows how much I enjoy taking pictures so last year he decided to buy me a lovely Cannon Rebel. I’m really enjoying playing with it and learning how to use all its fabulous settings. Over Christmas my sister and her boys let me take their family photos. I think they came out pretty good considering I’m still a fairly novice photographer.
We drove to two locations, but settled on the second as it had a few different areas with lots of colors and textures which made for interesting pictures. I had so much fun, they’re a good-looking bunch and were willing to try anything I asked. Of course we had to do one picture Gangnam Style as my youngest nephew is a fan! I definitely think we might have to head back there again soon as I’ve got a few more great photo ideas.
Sunday we were home getting the pool cleaned up for summer and I decided to pull out my camera and play around with it! I took these pictures in a low light with a higher ISO and I love the way they turned out! I’m still learning how to use my camera and normally my indoor photos come out all sort of wrong, so it was a pleasant surprise to finally capture some really nice shots indoors!