Jun 29, 2011

Birth Announcement

The Magical Mundane has a baby sister! Please go give the Id Principle a big warm welcome. You can find her over at http://www.blipfoto.com/JessicaAFM. One of my former coworkers gave me a heads up about this site. The basic idea is that everyday you may upload one photo and a brief blurb about the photo. The photo must be taken on the day you post it.

No need to worry though. The Magical Mundane is, and will continue to be my, main creative outlet. The photos on Id Principle will be ones that don't necessarily have a place here. Most of them will be random shots and maybe a few outtakes.

I hope you enjoy both The Magical Mundane and the Id Principle. I leave you with a few snapshots of my most recent feeder visitors.

Mother cardinal with her fledgling at lunch time.

Who can resist such a sweet baby face?


Jun 24, 2011

Gulfarium Continued

This is a continuation of yesterday's Gulfarium post. I took so many photos they wouldn't all fit in one post. Today we will take a closer look at the indoor exhibits. I hope you enjoy. The Gulfarium's website is currently down but their store, Aquafarm, site is online. You can see more pictures there or shop for all your salt water aquarium needs. http://www.gulfariumaquafarm.com/.


Feather Duster



This was my husband's favorite fish. I can't remember what his name is.

Various fish from the Reef Tank. I tried to ID as best as possible below photos. If you know what the fish are and they aren't labeled, feel free to leave a comment.

Regal Tang & Achilles Tang

Bannerfish & Yellow Tang

Unicorn Tang

Big Nose Unicorn Tang

Sailfin Tang

Bird Wrasse, Achilles Tang & Yellow Tang

Achilles Tang & Yellow Tang

Bannerfish & Orangespot Surgeon

Back to the individuals, rather than the large reef tank. Here we have a Clownfish.

Fuzzy looking crab

Moray Eel, Maybe a Laced but I am not sure.

Can you see the fish in this photo? It's a Warty Frogfish

Puffer that was not puffed up.

Pajama Cardinal

Some more marine animals.

Clam. This is what it looks like with the animal out of the shell.


Jun 23, 2011

Gulfarium & Cindy Lou

This post is heavy on photos. Please allow time for loading.

On Monday, we had quite the adventure. We went down to Fort Walton Beach and enjoyed a stay-cation at the Gulfarium. The Gulfarium is a local aquarium that highlights Gulf coast sea life as well as some more exotic animals. Today's photos are the outdoors animals. Tomorrow, I will share some of the coral reef fish and animals.


Sea Lions

Blackfoot Penguins are a tropical penguin. The are found in Africa.

Nurse and Lemon Sharks


Boys at the Touch Pool, investigating the sea life.

A little crab from the Touch Pool. He pinched onto my younger son when he tried to touch him. Rest assured that both boy and crab are fine. My son said it didn't hurt, just surprised him.

Urchin in Touch Pool.

Horseshoe Crab in Touch Pool.

Sun Conure in aviary.

African Grey in aviary.

More parrots in aviary.

Huge Alligator sunbathing in the shallows.

African Spurred Tortoise

Green Heron

Sea Turtle

All of us with a Cockatoo

In other news, Cindy Lou has become a permanent fixture in our home. Yes, we are now a family of one dog and THREE cats. Lucy and Magnus absolutely love our new family member. Mouser is indifferent. She had her first vet visit two weeks ago and she goes in again on Monday for her first vaccinations.

Cindy Lou and Lucy cuddling.