Another lovely sunset view tonight; I quickly took a picture with my always ready iPhone, but then also got my Nikon and took a photo with that – comparing them revealed just how much the iPhone still needs to improve, in low light!
Here’s the Nikon photo (click for bigger version):
And here as a comparison, the iPhone image:
When our friends Pedro & Laura (and their son Christian) visited over Thanksgiving, Pedro used his new and very impressive DJI drone to take aerial views over our home, and has now created this excellent aerial tour – enjoy!
Thanks, Pedro 🙂
At least until we move, I can capture great sunsets!
This hurricane has been slowly approaching Florida for a week or more and it’s path has drifted east / west / back; yesterday it finally got close enough to see it’s route, heading to our west but bringing rain and winds to us for sure. Even then, Irma changed path again during the afternoon and swung back east so that it tracked almost straight over us in central Florida! Overnight last night was dramatic, crazy, and scary!
Throughout the night, as well as howling wind and crazy rain, there were crashing sounds of things hitting the house – and this morning we found out why; a chunk of our roof was blown off in the night, and scattered all around!
We do have water on the ceiling of the bedroom below that roof, so we’re going to urgently need to get some repairs – although right now Orange County remains under curfew so no travel …
I did though go for a walk outside and took photos around – there’s a lot of blown over trees, and some broken ones too; the worst wind damage we’ve seen since moving to Florida – and that last view is normally dry, not full of water!
On our front porch, one bush is fine and another is stripped of every leaf!
But we’re all fine here, we still have electricity (and air conditioning), running water, and apart from the roof nothing is damaged.
UPDATE (Thursday): with huge thanks to Ace Hardware, and Alexy, our damaged roof is now covered to protect it from any further rain getting into the roof!
This morning one of our neighbors pointed out a black snake in a bush in their front garden, calling it a Black Racer; not wanting to disturb it, I got my high zoom camera for some closer views:
(it’s not venomous!)
I noticed movement in one of the trees behind our home last night; with my high zoom Nikon camera I could see a raccoon!
After these photos through a window, I quietly went outside to get better pictures – and I was watched every step I took!
I liked the reflection of this Heron in the still water of a nearby lake …
There was an Alligator too, of course!