#Cee’s Black and White Challenge

Two feet

Six feet, stand off

Claw feet, web feet, spikey

Toes, my feet, your feet, stand alone

As friends

Cinquain – Marsha Ingrao

Gatorland 101 Watch Your Feet

I learned in one of my photography classes that amateur photographers have a tendency to cut off feet when they take pictures. Oops. Now I am more aware of feet, but I still do it. Thanks for the reminder, Cee.

Here are some photos I took in Gatorland when my neighbors and I went two years ago.

“If you so much as open your mouth while I’m talking to you, I’ll claw you right off this ramp.”

I don’t think I’d be talking such brave talk if I was standing on the ramp with a gator. Birds feel safer than we do here because alligators are their friends and protectors. Their friends keep out raccoons, snakes and other predators that might otherwise devour the eggs and chicks. 

“Hey, my feet do not stink! You’re feet stink.”

What in the world are they all trying to find? Bird stew isn’t on the menu.

“A little to the left and down a bit. Ah, that feels great. I could just take a nap.”

This alligator is getting a very expensive massage. We were all invited to come down and give it a try if we wanted to. The four of us decided against it.

More Information on Gatorland

14501 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32837

Hope you enjoyed my Gator Tale. For more black and white feet check out Cee’s photo challenge for this week. https://ceenphotography.com/cees-black-white-challenge/. Get ready for horns next week.

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Have a great week!

16 responses to “#Cee’s B & W Challenge: Feet”

  1. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Way to close for comfort. Excellent photos though. Thanks Marsha for playing along 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Trust me, my feet didn’t get nearly so close. 🙂


  2. smilingtoad Avatar

    Adored your gator tale, my friend. I haven’t been to Gatorland in years, thought it is a short jaunt away…I forgot what a magical place it is for shooting, must return soon! All the best to you and Vince and the fine furry ones.

    Autumn Jade

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Smiles, This is living. You are back writing on my blog on a regular basis. Life is good. Gatorland was one of the highlights of the trip. We also went on a jet boat ride and saw a few gator and a turtle. Then we took a kayak tour and fortunately did not see any. 🙂

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      1. smilingtoad Avatar

        Aloha again 😉 Ended up at Silver Springs instead this past weekend, where volunteers griped about how hard life is having to scare monkeys away with squirt guns every morning. Ugh. So arduous. Have to get to Gatorland again soon. Airboat rides are addicting. Went on one not too long ago with an aunt. A gator sneezed and she leaped into Sir’s lap. And HAR. I kayak with them all the time, and have been lucky enough to swim alongside a young one, once, which was indescribably wonderful. I’m sure I told you about that, an Irishman was also present. Have a grand week, much love to you all- toad

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Your stories are much more real to me now that I’ve been there recently. We used to go to Florida, the west coast, south of Tampa when I was a kid. We spent a couple of weeks in August every year. You can imagine how pleasant that was. Your aunt with her leap into Sir’s lap was in danger of tipping the boat right into the alligator stew. Too bad your video camera wasn’t running! Swimming along beside a gator sounds incredibly dangerous. The birds don’t seem to think so, though. What makes it safe?

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          1. smilingtoad Avatar

            Said aunt now resides there, very close to St Pete. Yes, I would agree it might be disconcerting to practice one’s swimming strokes alongside an alligator in murky/weedy water…One night, Sir walked into a swamp of just this kind of water. He gradually oozed over an unseen edge and was submerged to his waist in an oiling of scruffy, reedy swamp. I spotted two gators milling about nearby, their eyes reflecting orange in the beam of my flashlight, and happily exclaimed, “Oh Sir you have swim buddies in there!” while he clawed around, I think attempting to extract himself. Then I promptly ran after an adorable barking frog that suddenly flopped by. I was with camera this time and obtained huge macros of the frog’s face. And of Sir’s wet outfit. Cheers! -smiling

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Again, poor Sir. He manages to get himself into the most awful straits. I think you should have at least videoed the process of his extrication attempts. The alligators, I assume were not interested?

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          3. smilingtoad Avatar

            Not in the least. 😉 Har. I’m thinking of doing a “poor Sir” video soon. Happy weekend to you all.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Sir would love it! 🙂 It would be a big hit. 🙂 Have a great weekend yourselves.


  3. Norah Avatar

    I love your cinquin more than the reptiles. But I guess they are special too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Reminiscent of One Foot, Two feet. Red foot, Blue Feet. Wouldn’t you say?

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  4. Amy Avatar

    Great choice for this challenge, Marsha. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Amy!


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