Windy by Allison Miller in Apopka, Florida, USA

Volunteering at the Avian Reconditioning Center is my favorite thing about Apopka, and the only thing I missed when I moved 45 minutes away. They rehab injured and orphaned birds of prey, including Bald Eagles. They also help all sorts of owls, hawks, and falcons. This picture was taken of Windy, our female bald eagle, during our fall festival, Owl Fest. She was right in front of the flag, and it was so sunny that day, it made for a striking picture.

Apopka is in Central Florida, an hour away from Disney, and two hours away from either coast. There are a lot of plants, and it was not a very exciting place to grow up.

Name:Allison Miller

Place you live: Sanford, Florida

Place your photo was taken: At the Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka, Florida

Occupation: I sell vintage clothes on Etsy.

Preoccupation: Volunteering at Avian Reconditioning Center! I am a falconer there.

A perfect day in your spot? Swimming in Rock Springs, it’s the only way to get cool in the summer, then getting BBQ at Porkies.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Tube down the Rock Springs run, or take a canoe down the river.

A perfect meal in Apopka? A pulled pork sandwich at Porkies, and a giant sweet tea.

What is the best thing about your spot? I get to work with lots of amazing birds.

What is the worst? It’s very hot.

A little known fact about where you live? It’s the indoor foliage capitol of the world. The name Apopka means Big Potato in the Seminole language. (There’s a lake that looks like a potato)

Where is your favorite place in the world? North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.