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About pamelalynnwilliams

I am originally from Buffalo, New York. I have lived in Lakewood Ranch (and the Sarasota area) for the past 17 years. I work as a Medical Librarian for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to my photography hobby, I enjoy doing paper crafts and cooking/baking. I am married and have two Goldendoodles, Bergy and Dozer. This blog started as a requirement of a local photography club challenge which recently ended. Until the next challenge, I plan to keep posting photos of wildlife and nature taken around southwest FL, the Smoky mountains, and any other adventures that happen along the way.

LWRDPC – April Theme “Lamp Post”

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Here is the lamp post in front of my house. At first, I thought it would be fun to have followers try and find the lamp post as it is overrun by Bougainvillea. I changed my mind because like many of you, I was in the online Lightroom/Photoshop class last Wednesday so I decided to try out some of the things I learned. I decided to apply the vignette tool to help find the lamp.

LWRDPC – April theme “If it Floats/Splashes”

Well, as our challenge comes to an end, I am going to try and really challenge myself by posting all themes from photos within a few houses of my own home. I am reminded of my favorite song from My Fair Lady, “On The Street Where You Live.” Today, I saw this gator in the pond in the cul-de-sac just one house away from my driveway. While this isn’t anything new, I have never seen a gator who looks like he is sleeping on his side, I started to wonder if he was even alive but after a few minutes, he gave a HUGE yawn and turned his head. The second photo is the start of the yawn. Usually, I only see them briefly until they “splash” back into the water.

LWRDPC – March Theme “A Bud”

I can’t tell you how happy I am that I signed up for a second challenge. Taking pictures and photo editing really lifts my spirit. The scavenger hunt idea even has my husband in on the fun as he helps me finds things while we are out walking and actually is the one who pointed out this Hibiscus bud behind our pool cage. I know we typically only post one picture per challenge theme but I thought you would like to see what the bud will bloom into. Both photos were taken with a Canon Point and Shoot set to Macro.

LWRDPC – March Theme “Fruit”

After 18 years in SW Florida, I finally made it to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. I went yesterday, boy was it crowded! I really enjoyed myself and got to see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform. My only disappointment was that I did not get to see the farm animals as the exhibit area was closed. I do not know if this was because of COVID-19 or if it was simply the last day of the fair and they had already headed home. The challenge for this photo was that I wanted to make sure I didn’t get anyone else’s children in the picture because I knew I wanted to post it as soon as I saw how cute these “Strawberries” were.IMG_1620