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Sunday, December 29th, 2013

When we arrived at Fort De Soto on a morning at the end of August, there was a thunderstorm blowing over. It wasn’t right on top of us, but you don’t want to be on the beach when lightning may strike, so we waited in the pickup for several minutes until the storm had passed. I had hoped to go swimming, but the water was churned up and covered in floating pieces of sea weed, so I just walked along at the edge of the surf. Mike had the NEX and took all of the pictures, and processed them for the blog.

The sky was still dark and dramatic even though the lightning was over. This is looking towards the Sunshine Skyway bridge that crosses the mouth of Tampa Bay.


Looking the other direction was a lovely rainbow


At another section of beach, the other side of the rainbow was also visible

sea oats

beach sunflower


there were many brown pelicans near the shore. Here is one of them

brown pelican

Perhaps this is a willet


ruddy turnstone

ruddy turnstone

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Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Two pictures by Mike at Sawgrass Lake Park in July.

water hyacinth

water hyacinth


juvenile tricolored heron

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