Wekiva Springs State Park in Florida

Gathering research photos

I like to take the iphone and the Nikon DSLR when I go on walks, especially in a place as lovely as Wekiva Springs State Park. It was a good morning for gathering some landscape inspiration. It is best to paint on location, but if time is limited, I always try to collect photos for my reference file collection–I often use them as ideas for larger paintings.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

One of our favorite places to get outdoor exercise is Epcot at Magic Kingdom. Since we are Florida Passholders, we have the opportunity to enjoy the parks on a regular basis–at our own speed, and we can pick the best weather days! We truly appreciate the flexibility and freedom to visit the Disney parks in this manner. No stress. And when we get tired, we can go home!

Right now Epcot is having their Flower and Garden Festival, and we look forward to it every year. Here are some photos I took during our recent visits.