Finally this weekend fall arrived in South Florida, and with it came, cooler temperatures, low humidity and the beginning of the dry season. Yesterday I headed to the garden, Fairchild Tropical Garden that is, ready to take some pictures, do some bird watching and exercise.
I arrived at the garden at opening time (7:30 am) with my camera and tripod in hand; the perfect early morning light waits for no one. There were no special events at the garden, so I had the place all to myself.
The garden is getting ready for Halloween festivities; the statue is of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, the famous environmentalist and author of the River of Grass book about the Everglades.
The spider is not a Halloween prop, but one of many real spiders throughout the garden.
This cat bird was very gracious, and let me take his picture.