What I did on my President’s Day Vacation

Greetings and Salutations from that most reverent of holidays, President’s day. Unlike the majority of the population I had the day off in honor of our four-score forefathers so of course I spent it taking some photos. The black carrion crows of sloth did not circle around me on this day.

From 2012-02-20

Though they did circle a bit around this dead badger(?) I found in the woods. Finding animals to photograph has always been a challenge for me. I don’t feel like I’m particularly in tune with the tread of the native fauna. I do, however, have a knack for finding former fauna.

From 2012-02-20

Small game aside, the real highlights of the day were to be found at 7 o’clock this morning. I found my way to the top of a parking garage and watched the sunrise.

And a bit of traffic.

And that’s the day that was.  How did you entertain your fine selves?


  1. I would have liked to search for wild and dangerous wildlife in the Everglades or 4 wheeled through the burning sugar cane fields to the north today. Or hung out in the wetland areas of the Loxahatchee, but no, I’m busy at work today trying to make a living which in some cases is even more dangerous and exciting than being up to your navel in alligators. Happy President’s Day.

  2. Sunrise time lapse is awesome. Especially like the chimney smoke: nice touch!

    Carinaragno ^ is right: crows are very smart. Anyone interested should check out the NOVA special (from about a year ago) on crows. Also there is a video on you tube (sorry I didn’t look up the link) of crows sledding down a snowy roof. Absolutely amazing to watch. The audio sounds like it is in an Eastern European language, but you don’t need to understand the soundtrack!

      • I guess it was made in 1983 — longer ago than I realized — but it’s such a one-of-a-kind… (except for its 2 sequels) I have to call it a classic, for lack of a better term… Not ‘classic’ because it’s popular and well known obviously, but more ‘classic’ like the Iliad — maybe thought of as ‘important’… at least by both people who still know about it… Yeah, can’t come up with a good word for why you should see this. But you will soon have the opportunity!

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