I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae. Their leaves, more or less silvery in color, are covered with specialized cells capable of rapidly absorbing water that gathers on them. Most Tillandsia species are epiphytes – which translates to 'upon a plant'. Some are aerophytes, which have a minimal root system. Due to their epiphytic way of life, these plants will not grow in soil but live on the branches of trees, and on other substrates that will not be saturated with water for very long