Hungry Pelicans

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Brian and I had a blast with these friendly and hungry pelicans! Another reason we love the Florida Keys. 🙂

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Islamorada lookout

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Brian and I had a blast in the Florida Keys. We landed in Fort Lauderdale and drove South. We stopped at a lovely marina in Islamorada and I was excited to see dozens of pelicans (they are my favorite bird.)  This one looked like the marina’s greeter and lookout.

Flamboyant Tree

I found this gorgeous tree in The Florida Keys. It’s called Royal Poinciana. It blooms with orange and red flowers in late spring and early summer and thrives in South Florida. Its nicknames include Flamboyant Tree and Flame of the Forest.

Look at me in the tree!

As I’ve mentioned before, I love pelicans and photograph them every chance I get–which sadly, isn’t very often. But they’re plentiful in The Keys and I was so excited to see this guy resting up in a tree. He wasn’t the only one up there, but he looked so cute that I had to zoom in on him.

Key Deer

Brian and I stopped in Big Pine Key and I was delighted to see this adorable little deer come up to us. He was clearly looking for a handout because when we offered none, he walked away.

Key Deer, as the name suggests, make their home only in the Florida Keys. They are small and seem used to people because they are not shy–at least this one wasn’t.