Sunday, September 9, 2007

Real Florida #2



It was such a pretty day, though hot (92F(33C), 98F(37C) with heat index), and it had been a while since I just moseyed around with camera in hand, that I had taken half a dozen shots before even entering the park itself.

I'm proud enough an American to wait for a little breeze to come up and wave the flag a bit against that beautiful blue sky. One soon arrived and I got this snap. Notice the dead trees in the background. Florida is mostly sand, saw palmetto which grow thick and close to the ground, and pine trees. Alive and dead.

The second photo is where they had recently planted some plants to attract butterflies for one of their butterfly gardens. I didn't see any butterflies though.

I guess I was the only moron willing to risk heat stroke by flittering around the park that hot summer afternoon.

Today, on my other blog, Least Significant Bits, I posted six old family photos of my Dad's side of my family. If any of you care to, you can go on over and take a gander.

5 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

That looks like a nice path to take a walk.

Love your cloud photos of yesterday.

Moi said...

I choose to say indoors..so much so that even if I have a class later in the afternoon, I park myself in school by 9...because if i venture out after that, sun would really kill me ...I am born with a bad case of allergy to UV rays ....laws of nature: i was born in a country as tropical as India and had to come to an equally hot Florida......

I am yet to spot butterflies here :)

CG said...

I'm glad you braved the heat...wonderful photos :) Such vivid colours John

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi John,
What a pretty photo's of an even more pretty day John!!!


I wanna thank yo for your reaction on my blog so here's my answer:
( about how cars behave in the uSA with bikers,) But what you say: thats terrible!
Here in The Netherlands ,bikers have rights you know? When I would ever jump onto a bike (by car) The ticket is so VERY high ( we have to pay a hugh bill!!) Cars are always wrong , in any-way, because riding on a bike is more dangerous, so WE (cars) always have to be very very carefull!!!! with bikers, always!!!!!

Thats how it should be everywhere... :) JoAnn

11:33 PM, September 09, 2007

" I Publiced the above reaction on my blog but copied it for you, so you can read my answer "

photowannabe said...

When its hot I sort of wilt but going out and doing something can take my mind off things.
Nice shots.