The Raven’s Nest Photograph

 

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This photograph was taken in July at Fred Howard Park. I enjoy visiting this park especially because there is such a wide variety of scenery in the small space it inhabits. There’s a beach if you want to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, various types of trees and plant life, and many interesting creatures running around, especially fox squirrels.

While walking around the park, I looked up and noticed these ravens flying around. They eventually landed on top of this tree where a large nest lays, and I took this shot.

I hadn’t really thought of the picture until a few days ago. I’m not exactly sure why, but it most likely has to do with the fact that it’s the beginning of October and I’ve been seeing Halloween products and decorations for sale in stores. So I decided to edit the photo in order to make it black and white. I think this captures the atmosphere of the scene better, especially since it involves ravens, a bird you often see flying around this area of Florida.

Fun fact: Although ravens are often associated with bad luck nowadays, partly due to Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” many ancient cultures considered the raven to be a bringer of good luck or a messenger.

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Hibiscus Flower Photograph

Hibiscus Flower

I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.