Beautiful red rose found in my Mom's garden. This one was shot using a macro lens to get all the details of the petals. Enjoy!!!
Today my little boy Alejandro finished a milestone in his Tae Kwon Do career. He completed the little dragon program earning his black belt. This is a very important step towards the lifestyle taught in Tae Kwon Do. Congratulations Kiddo, Daddy loves you and is very proud. Enjoy!!!
My Little Black Belt
Belly dance or bellydance is a Western-coined name for a type of Middle Eastern dance. Originally a "solo, improvised dance involving torso articulation", belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. Here you can admire a beautiful performer of this dance on stage. Enjoy!!!
Belly Dance Performer
Here in Puerto Rico we enjoy nice weather all year round. Not to brag but this is just spectacular. Enjoy!!!
The gray kingbird, also known as Pitirre is a passerine bird. It breeds from the extreme southeast of the United States, mainly in Florida, through Central America, from Cuba to Puerto Rico as well as eastward towards all across the Lesser West Indies, south to Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago the Guiana and Colombia. Northern populations are migratory, wintering on the Caribbean coast of Central America and northern South America.
The call is a loud rolling trill, pipiri pipiri, which is the reason behind many of its local names, like pestigre or pitirre, in the Spanish-speaking Greater Antilles, or petchary in some of the English-speaking zones.
Gray kingbirds wait on an exposed perch high in a tree, occasionally sallying out to feed on insects, their staple diet. Enjoy!!!
Pitirre (Gray kingbird)
Due to the unique proximity of low flying airliners, the location is very popular with plane spotters. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flightpath just outside the end of the runway. Watching airliners pass over the beach is such a popular activity that daily arrivals and departures airline timetables are displayed on a board in most bars and restaurants on the beach, and the Sunset Bar and Grill has a speaker on its outside deck that broadcasts the radio transmissions between pilots and the airport's control tower.
Sign warning passers-by about the risks of jet blast.
Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,300 metres (7,500 ft), resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.
There is a danger of people standing on the beach being blown into the water because of the jet blast from aircraft taking off from runway 10. The local government warns that closely approaching and departing aircraft can "result in serious injury and/or death". An additional fence has been added recently behind runway 10, in order to prevent people from hanging onto the main fence surrounding the runway to experience being blasted by the jet flow.
The beach itself is white sand and has little to no vegetation because of jet blast erosion. Enjoy!!!
The Plane...The Plane!
No two sunrises or sunsets are alike. Everyday I try to watch and be a witness to this unique show. If you want to be part of something special, don't go far just look and enjoy!!!
End of Day
Close-up of Pseudosphinx tetrio (Linnaeus) larva feeding. These little fellows can defoliate tress in a few days or couple of weeks. One caterpillar can devour three large leaves per day. They typically start feeding from the leaf tip and have been known to feed on three stems if leves are unavailable. Enjoy!!!
This one I captured during a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The two competitors were fierce and really skilled. Enjoy!!!
On The Attack