The Blue Flag Iris are in bloom. Finally, I was able to take some pics. I took about a hundred! 😊 #lakewoodruffnationalwildliferefuge #neverstopexploring #blueflagirises #today #thebeautyofnature #thecolorsofnature #wildflowers #wildflorida #wildthings #naturefreak #saturdays #purple
Beautiful day for the unveiling of Erica Group’s last set of Wings At Lake Woodruff! We feel honored to work with her to bring her shirt visions to life, she is such a sweet, genuine, awesome woman! #delandwings #wingsofthewest #lakewoodruffnationalwildliferefuge #lakewoodruff #downtowndeland #supportlocal #mainstreetdeland #lovensb #deland
The making of a mural: swallow-tailed kite. What a special morning! I revealed the final set of wings in the #WingsOfTheWest series. Lake Woodruff holds a special place in my heart and I’m HONORED to have a piece of my work grace this beautiful landscape. Thank you to @visitwestvolusia and @michaeljamesbenedict for dreaming up the series and selecting me to create it. This has truly been a dream come true!!!!!!
love polaroids because now i have physical memories in my hand
Happy green twenty nineteen
Woke up on cloud 9
NEW TEES!!! Getting ready for Saturday! At 10am on March 23rd, I will be revealing the final set of wings in the Wings Of The West series at Lake Woodruff!! I’ve imagined these shirts for so long, and now the time has come! Shirts will be sold at the unveiling and then available at @so.nymarket from there on out. 👏🏼 #delandwings #wingsofthewest #skydivedeland #barbervillepioneersettlement #cassadagaspiritualistcamp #lyoniapreserve #lakewoodruff
Good workout today with @imagineer999
The look 👀 of a gator waiting to cross to the other side #gators 🐊 #alligator #naturephotographer #getupearly #nature #alligatorsofinstagram #natgeo100contest #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeowildlife #floridawildlifecorridor #florida #floridawildlife #reptiles #lakewoodruffnationalwildliferefuge #nature #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #floridaalligator #sony #sonycamera #sonycameraphotography #sonyrx10m4
Thankful for my family - all the crazy and all the sweet 🤪🥰
Went out for some family photos today. Thanks @daniellejeaneane for taking our photos. Such a beautiful evening! 🥰
If you look out upon the horizon, there are so many things bigger than you in this world. If you can see that, your problems may become less of a monster. By noticing that they are so much smaller than this life we all live. You can give more than what is and has been taken from you. When you remind yourself of this, you will remember that nothing or no one, has any power over you.
one smooth line
Looking out for snakes Canon Elan 7ne, 40mm f/2.8, Fujifilm Superia Reala 100 #fujifilm #reala100 #reala #superia #lagovistafilmlab #35mmphoto #35mmfilm #analogphotography #portraitclub #canon #elan7ne #igers_orlando #orlandomodels #orlando #shootfilmstaybroke #shootfilmnotmegapixels #redditanalog #aesthetic #analogphotography #analog #aroundorlando #35mm #filmisnotdead #orlando #istillshootfilm
Nice time for an after work walk. Breath in... and out...
Had a sweet and special sesh out at the NWR this evening. I needed to find some peace and quiet and was drawn to my church at the wildlife refuge. I no sooner stopped to setup to play when a family of Sandhill Cranes landed next to me to join me for the sunset. They stayed with me for the hour or so I played. More birds came. Fish were even jumping. The cranes even danced and sang a few times. It really was perfect and exactly what I needed. The NWR always is a source of good medicine, but tonight it was extra special. Very grateful to be at the right place at the right time and for the much needed recharge. The universe was looking out for me today. x ❤
Journey work with a stone for a great friend. My centered place.
This gator was fast! And pretty damn big when it walks right in front of you. We were startled! Also, flowers and full moons. Counted at least 9 different flowers on our walk
I’m happy about this shot, even though it’s hard to see the gator sitting in the middle smiling for the photo
The best preparation for tomorrow is Doing your best TODAY 💯 @usfws #love #photooftheday #gator #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #follows #picoftheday #follow #me #summer #instadaily #friends #nature #funny #smile #family #travel #fitness #life #beauty #alligator #fish #wildlife #birds #hikingadventures #mtb #hiking
Wyatt Wilson at Lake Woodruff after our afternoon driving
Incase you didn’t know...WE’RE ENGAGED! 🤪❤️
Kodys day out yesterday
the view was worth the 700 mosquito bites
“Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective.”
check out that lil dude up there
Recently on a trip out to the NWR I began playing my pantam around sunset, as I like to do, and these little insects began landing on my pan and shedding their skins, hanging out for a bit, then flying away. My music didn't seem to bother them and I tried to take care that I didn't squash the little critters. All in all it was a cool experience. And of course I waned philosophically a bit and found a metaphor for my current life happenings. Shedding skins, flying away, magic, nature and all of those etceteras. Beyond my own interpretations and musings I felt the experience reinforced my thoughts about the beauty in the simplicity and small details that are always happening around us. And we are just too busy or unaware or distracted to appreciate anymore. I'm going to a place were there are vast open spaces and a vast quiet that accompanies it. I'm looking forward to it. To help quell that internal distracting noise inside of me, off, and then relearn to listen and observe, even deeper, again. Simplicity. We all yearn for it. Be it a longing for the good ol simple days, or trying to streamline our lives. We've simply forgotten to find it through the noise. And the only way we will ever learn is to shed our skins and start anew. See, I knew there was a life lesson in that little fly. Molting old ways so we can find our wings. Maybe that camel that's going to take me to that Saharan soulitude will have a lesson or two for me. 🐫
I am THRILLED to announce the 6th and final set of wings in the #WingsOfTheWest series! Lake Woodruff is one of my favorite places on the planet. I am beyond excited to erect a set of swallow-tailed kite wings at the refuge!!!! They will be revealed on Saturday, March 23rd. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details! #wingsofthewest #swallowtailedkite #lakewoodruff #lakewoodruffnationalwildliferefuge
“You can pick the flowers but don’t steal the plants”
On this CyclePro’s day off some good Family & Nature time come first 🙌🏼 Happy Sunday Rukus Friends & Fam💚 I’ll be posting my schedule tomorrow, but you can always sneak a peek on the @gocyclenow app & book those bikes early 😉
Sunset Stalking... This egret was patiently stalking out his dinner as the sun was setting behind the clouds.