Friday, March 21, 2008

Kissimmee Lakefront Scenes

1) Boats docked near the Kissimmee Breakwater, on beautiful Lake Toho, Florida.
2) Airboat used to bring tourists up close and personal with alligators and other lake wildlife.
3) Are they shooting fish out there?
4) Fishing buddies! She catches them, throws them back in, then the Great Blue Heron catches them.
5) Great Blue Heron.


Clueless in boston said...

Great heron picture and reflection. I guess if you are 501 feet away from the shoreline you are fair game?

Janice Thomson said...

Love that Blue Heron - awesome photo George. That really suits the processing you use.
Is an airboat the same thing as a hovercraft?
A ridiculous sign for sure.

Lynette said...

More great photos, GTB. I really like the rich sort of Prussian blue color that you get in these photos. It reminds me of one of my favorite Crayola crayons as a child. Neat.

Carletta said...

Clueless is not so clueless. He said just about what I was going to say! What can I say, he has good taste. ;)
I do like the heron picture - it's my favorite today.

Now, talking about up close and personal - when do we get to see cute guy up close and personal?

Isadora said...

:) Have a blessed Easter and enjoy the shore. Your photos are great - love the vivid colors on the silver surface.

George Townboy said...

Clueless: Thank you! I had to laugh at the sign. Beware of the 501 foot rule!

Janice: Thank you! You are so kind.

The two boats are not the same. I went to wiki and found this on hover crafts: A Hovercraft, or Air-Cushion Vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface supported by a cushion of slowly moving, high-pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface close below it.

And this on airboats: Airboats are essentially flat-bottomed vessels propelled in a forward direction by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine. The engine and propeller are enclosed in a protective metal cage that prevents objects, e.g., tree limbs, branches, clothing, beverage containers, or wildlife, from coming in contact with the whirling propeller, which could cause devastating damage to the vessel and traumatic injury to the operator and passengers.

Lynette: Thank you! I love the color too. We must have had the same crayons as kids!

Carletta: That happens to me so often with comments! I just say, "Hey, he said what I was gonna say. So, I'll just go with that!" LOL

I've taken several pictures of the Heron in the past couple of weeks. This one I took yesterday ... the best for me, so far. Thanks!

Re: The Cute One's photo. If I were as handsome as you are beautiful, I'd have had it posted a long time ago!

Isadora: Thank you so much for your compliments. You have a blessed Easter also. It is a blessing to be a woman, and you are a woman I've been blessed to have in my Bloglife!

Small City Scenes said...

Great pictures.....AGAIN!!
I like the Heron ones because I like to take pictures of herons. We have lots of them out here but they are very skittish. Probable came from Florida, hehe! MB
May I put that bottom photo in my favorites? MB

George Townboy said...

Small City Scenes: I cracked up when I saw your sky shot today, with the heron reflection. Very cool. We send all the skittish ones up there, lol!

Yes, I'd be honored to have this in your favorites. Thank you!

Kate said...

Another great series of photos. The boats and the herons are appealing!

Carletta said...

Cute AND very sweet...hmmmm!
Not lol, but smiling very much :)

Ben said...

Last one is gorgeous photo, George.

Sailor Girl said...

Water, humour, boats, birds and blue everywhere!! What a great post!!! Happy Easter and Happy Springtime!!! At last!!!!

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup ton style, vraiment très original.
bon weeckend de paques.
I like your style very much, really very original. check weeckend of Easter.

George Townboy said...

Kate: Thank you so much!

Carletta: Even prettier when smiling!

Ben: Thank you!

Sailor Girl: Thank you!! Always blue for you! Happy Easter and Springtime to you too! (Missed you yesterday!)

Olivier: Merci beaucoup! A great Easter weekend to you also!

Neva said...

I love the reflection of the heron in the water....and they seem to have a nice relationship worked out!