Monochrome Mondays



Daffodils are a seasonal flower that bloom in the Spring.  We aren’t lucky enough to have them grow here in Florida because the ground never freezes. The only way we can enjoy them is to buy them as fresh flowers or planted in pots. While looking through my files I came across this photo I took several years ago while visiting our son in Iowa.  I grew this variety while we lived there and I always enjoyed it because it didn’t look like a typical daffodil. The variety of color tones in the flowers and slender leaves provided a good subject to be converted to B&W.  This is my contribution to Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness theme “Seasons”.  Check out my post and others at






Earlier this month I travelled to Jupiter Beach, FL. with some friends to photograph a variety of local places.  One evening we gathered in a park to photograph the Jupiter Beach lighthouse.  While taking photos of the lighthouse we were entertained by two brothers who were fishing.  Using their last bit of bait they finally caught what they considered was a “keeper”.  I captured the older brother rinsing off the fish before they ran off to find their father.



Big Cat

No photos with clouds this week!  I decided to bring you instead this Big Cat.  Several months ago my photography group made a trip to the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, located in Sarasota.  For over 30 years this family run Sanctuary provides a safe home to Tigers, Lions, Ligers, Zebras, Bears and numerous other animals.  Our group was fortunate to have a behind the scenes photo opportunity to see some animals up close and personal.  Only a chain link fence separated us from the animals while a trainer watched over them.  I caught this Tiger enjoying a dip in cool water on a hot humid Florida afternoon.



Florida Polytechnic University

I went back to Florida Polytechnic University near Lakeland, FL. a few weeks ago with my photography club.  You can check out past photos with my 4th and 5th posts.  The building is remarkable and at every turn there is another great photographic opportunity.  The building is white so lends itself well to converting photos to B&W.  I took this shot catching the angle of the arches with puffy clouds in the sky.