Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Adventures of Lois Anne

It was her birthday, and she wanted to go kayaking. So, off we went to the Silver River at Silver Springs Park.  We rented a kayak, and the adventure began.

Heading out we were greeted with this beautiful scene (painting effect by Triqui).

This is the Silver River about a mile south of the old Silver Springs Park. The Silver River, which carries hundreds of thousands of gallons of fresh water daily,  runs into the Oklawaha River which runs into the St. John's River which runs into the Atlantic Ocean. 


A turtle, so close I could almost touch it, sniffed the air as we passed by.  I  almost knocked it off the log with my paddle. 

The adventure continues tomorrow.

31 comments:

Kate said...

Great nature shots, including the turtles. Don't know where you are headed, but I have a feeling that we are in for a few more visual treats.

Sharon Anck said...

So far it's looking like a pretty great adventure on the river. I can't wait to see more.

Stefan Jansson said...

Fun way to celebrate.

Jack said...

A kayaking trip is a perfect birthday gift, you romantic old fox. Happy birthday to Lois Anne.

hamilton said...

haha, that turtle looks as if he is surfing!
What a nice way to spend your -
Lois' - birthday

Lois said...

Beautiful shots of what the "other" Florida looks like as we like to say around here. Happy Birthday to Lois Anne!

Taken For Granted said...

Great photos of your kayak adventure. Looks like great fun.

Bob Poris said...

She must be very white and very thin. I did not see her at all. What was she wearing to be invisible?

I think your idea is great but my eyes are getting old or something

I wish her a wonderful 75th birthday. She is great and beaten a very difficult few years.

You both deserve nothing but the best from now on.

Heather said...

Thanks! I'll be tuning in. :)

Cheryl LaCroix said...

I love all of the photos you posted so far. It looks so still and peaceful. The turtle photo is fantastic.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful thing to do fro a birthday! I love the pic of Lois Anne, Lowell! Looking forward to part 2.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love these, Lowell!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Please give Lois Anne a big Happy Birthday hug for me!!!

William Kendall said...

Happy Birthday to Lois Anne!

A beautiful place. That turtle's look is priceless.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

What a beautiful photo series...and a beautiful way to spend a birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday to Lois Anne! Glad the turtle didn't get dunked. Lovely shots, Lowell.

Randy said...

These are wonderful shots.

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations for sweet Lois Anne! I think it was a creative and so nice way to celebrate this day!
Wonderful pictures, looks so calm there and I do love that friendly turtle, cute!
Hugs
Léia

Olivier said...

un joyeux anniversaire de France à Lois Annee.
Belle ballade , et j'aime bien l'attitude de la tortue, fiere ;)

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful smile Lois Anne! It looks like you had a marvellous day!

llandudnopictures said...

Hope Lois Anne enjoyed her special day, looks like you both had a real adventure!

Halcyon said...

Happy birthday to Lois Anne! Looks like you had perfect weather for her special day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I love kayaking! What a great way to celebrate a birthday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a fun way to spend a birthday... phew! that turtle had a lucky escape :)

Amber said...

Such a beautiful and strong woman! I am super jealous! I've always wanted to kayak down those rivers. At least I have your fabulous photos to live vicariously through! Can't wait to see more of the photo series. Big hugs and kisses to Lois, aka Grandma. :)

VP said...

I hope you both enjoyed this trip, it was a great idea and I am very glad that all you met in those beautiful waters was a nice turtle!

Bob Poris said...

I finally figured out that I had to click on the picture collection and did it. How nice! Ocala has many nice things. And Lois Anne is certainly at the top. You guys are good people so you both must stick around for a long time.

Karl Demetz said...

Great idea to celebrate a birthday together!
Happy Birthday to Lois Anne!

Kay said...

Happy (belated) birthday to Lois Anne. That's a great portrait, and a perfect way to celebrate a birthday!

Small City Scenes said...

Happy Birthday Lois Anne. Looks like you had a wonderful day. Gorgeous smile. MB

SRQ said...

What a great way to spend a birthday. Nice of you to tag along and document the adventure!

José Mendonça said...

What a fantastic portrait of Lois Anne! Belated congratulations to her. And what a better way to spend her Birthday?!

Gunn said...

Very nice and interesting posting.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson