Spring Affaire 2023

We have often visited the nearby Avian Reconditioning Center for their Fall Owl Fest but this is our first time for the Spring Affaire (which is another chance to see the owls, hawks, eagles and other cared-for birds, with added costumes!)

Of course I took many photos of all the birds (though sadly “Gordon” is no longer alive) …

There was also a “release” where a bird that had been cared for was released back to the wild …

Winter Garden Heritage & Music Festival 2023

We spent much of the day enjoying the “120th anniversary” celebrations downtown in Winter Garden – our first activity was an interesting (though hard to hear due to all the music) history walk along Plant Street where we learned among other things that it’s really only the 115th anniversary of establishing Winter Garden (a misread in the past of hand written “1908” as “1903”!)

There were lots of food choices with many food trucks and stalls as well as the regular Winter Garden restaurants, all very busy!

And there were five or more stages set up for music and other performances; we enjoyed blue grass, country and other performances at various locations … Here’s some photos from the day:

I did a little video recording of some of the performances, as well: