Rick Cruz is an employee in our gallery and also has his
photography in our gallery. For more information about Rick
and his work you can check out his website at:
We had asked Rick if he would like to give a photo walk around the
property and help folks to enjoy the scenery photographically. He
said he’d love to do it and so we offered a Photo Safari to
our customers…however, the environment dried up early
this year. In fact, this is the driest year on record and so our
yard was nice, but not as beautiful as it is when it has water in it.
Rick was concerned that folks would have a rough time finding
things to photograph, but he need not have worried. Where there
is a photographer there is a photograph to be had!
back for a picnic lunch and to photograph the wilderness found there.
the gallery to grab his video camera and yelling, “The Pa Gator is
heading down the road!” I grabbed my camera, as did every tourist
who was in the gallery, and we all ran down the road to the
back to have this opportunity to see a
gator walking down the road.
road to the front of the property
This is the dry time of the year. The pond by our house
where he lives with his mate is getting too small for both
him, his mate and the baby gators. She is very protective
of her young and since food and water is scarce she probably
kicked him out in order to more easily protect the babies.
tourists get their share of photographs too!
habitat he felt much safer…even with a smile on his face…
After this event Rick felt like everyone got their money’s worth!