April 28, 2011

Pine Cones Galore

So many pine cones were on the ground at Oscar Scherer State Park during my recent hike there, I felt like I was up north in the fall. Except that it was 85 degrees...the sun was out....and palm trees were everywhere. Oscar Scherer is home to the Florida scrub jay, which sort of looks like a bluejay. They all were hiding or otherwise occupied when I was there, which explains why you're looking at pine cones rather than scrub jays.

9 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

You wouldnt know it was in Florida, looks like you took a walk on a fall morning.

In my picture, yes thats an independent drug store, its limping along but still open.

Halcyon said...

Pine cones can be more willing subjects than the jays! :)
These are really nice.

Dina said...

I've been meaning to head down to that park. Not sure if it was worth the drive. I would like to see scrub jays though. I'm sure it's hot there now.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Dontcha just hate it when you go to photograph some critter and they go into hiding? Happens ot me all the time! Nice pine cones, though.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do love the pine cones but it seems a bit early to see them mature and on the ground... try on the jays again as I am not sure I know what they look like... (off to google)

Bises,
Genie

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say that this looked like autumn (without birds)! I would have picked some! :-)

Jack said...

The thing about pine cones, SRQ, is that they hardly ever flit off just when you are about to depress that shutter button. Like the others, I thought it looked a lot like up north.

Birdman said...

Maine's the Pine Tree state. We've got loads. GREAT aroma too.

Ernie said...

I was told the scrub jays are easiest to spot early in the morning, and they're pretty reliable along a certain trail. But, too, struck out when I went. Maybe another Sunday...