Sunday, July 20, 2008


Anhinga and Blue Heron, 7/19/08

For your enjoyment, a couple of birds cooling themselves on a sultry morning here in North Florida at Wakulla Springs, the filming site of several early Tarzan movies and the famously bad, Creature from the Black Lagoon. The temperature may be 95, but the springs stay a steady 69 degrees year-round. At 185 feet deep, these are among the deepest freshwater springs in the world.

We'll be on to meatier topics soon. . .



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I consider any deep water springs a meaty enough subject, believe me. Fresh water is going to be more contested than oil and soon....you think we have war and devastation over keeping the machines running? Wait till some of the private water companies get their wish to own ALL the water rights on the planet. And they are working on it, save in the 'global' southern hemisphere where folks are too poor to pay---those folks can keep their polluted disease causing "drinking" water, of course.

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 10:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger FDChief said...

Lovely. Although WRT the "Creature", I do have to put in a good word for the lovely Miss Julie Adams who, as is always the case, is the Beauty that kills the Beast. Fun actress to watch and transcendently gorgeous at the time the flick was made (and still a lovely lady today)

For the record, I suspect that the bird on the right is a Tricolored Heron rather than a GBH. The dark V running down the top of the white belly is a giveaway. Both great birds, tho. I love anhingas; they're so...Floridian.

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11:15:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


The availability of potable water is a huge issue. The West has long been familiar with water wars, but now the East coast is feeling it with the recent situation in Atlanta.

One has to wonder about the Limbaughians who spout the wonderfulness of shale rock for oil production. Where will the water used in the refinery process come from?


You see the good in everything. Thanks for the tip on heron--I know you are a bird enthusiast, so I stand corrected.

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11:28:00 AM GMT-5  

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