After a (long!) coronavirus “lockdown” (for us further extended by our own choice because of traveling home from ‘Vegas back in mid March), Central Florida is beginning to open back up, with a number of downtown restaurants re-opening at reduced capacity – and happily some places for us to go walking that are more than just downtown (which we’ve walked a LOT – here Orange County we were always allowed to go out for exercise walks).
So yesterday, our first trip for a while, to nearby Oakland Nature Preserve; the parking lot was busy but we saw few other people – lots of walking space there I guess! Here’s some pictures …
Almost exactly a year since I last saw Sandhill Cranes near our home, and today I captured them on video once again – they were curiously quiet this year so I added a little music!
While the “stay home” remains active, we won’t be going far – so another look today at the lovely flowers that Margaret has been planting, recently …
There’s a whole huge lot of not going anywhere / not doing anything these last few weeks (with lots more to come!), thanks to the coronavirus situation … Margaret has been making our front garden ever more pretty so here’s a colorful view from today:
Stay safe, everyone.
Continuing to practise “social distancing” in this new virus-scared world, Margaret & I drove over to Lake Louisa State Park yesterday to enjoy some very peaceful and empty nature walking around Hammond Lake. Of course I took some photos …
It was lucky we did, since all Florida state parks have now been closed!
Our recent trip to Las Vegas was partly vacation, and partly to visit Conexpo where many customers of PG Trionic exhibit their vehicles; here’s a selection of photos from Snorkel, CMEC, Skyjack and GMG (European and China customers were mostly not present!):
We did also have a great time at the Bellagio, walking the strip, seeing two Cirque Du Soleil shows …
Cirque Du Soleil “Love”:
Cirque Du Soleil “O” (unlike “Love”, photos during the performance were banned):
Once again I’ve video’ed some fabulous Fountains Of Bellagio performances, the difference this year is using my iPhone 11 Pro which offers an “ultra-wide” (0.5x) lens that can capture almost all of the show!
First, Pink Panther (Mancini):
Second, Believe (Cher):