Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the latest adventure

just got back from florida- what a great trip! took a few photos, which will undoubtedly inform art down the road.

love brown pelicans- they look so prehistoric, and watching them corkscrew into the ocean for food is a sight to see. they are so much more graceful landing in water than on land. and they're a nice contrast to all of that blue.....

we did a dolphin encounter at the dolphin research center on marathon key. they took these photos. it was a very cool experience. the dolphins are funny and quite personable- reminded me of dogs in how they interact with people.

we stayed on marathon one night, enjoying the ocean

and here's the note i left in the room's guest book- with a photo from the polaroid printer-

the everglades tour was also incredible. the everglades bear returning to and exploring more. we took an airboat ride

and a boat through the 10,000 islands

i am psyched about making art! which is good since i am very far behind. saw lots of cool art in key west and lots of nature on the rest of the trip to get the creative juices flowing. and hopefully keep me warm til spring!


Postcards from Wildwood said...

Lucky you! I would love to swim with dolphins. They are such beautiful creatures, and very intelligent and intuitive. Great entry in the visitors' book. And your second shot of the bird in the air is amazing. Looks like a pterodactyl!

Barb said...

Wow, Marianne! Your photos of this area are super! What a great trip - all the wildlife and it looks like beautiful weather. The Pelican in flight is wonderful.