Water logged

The recent deluge of rain made St. Andrew’s State Park in Panama City a bit water-logged, flooding the lower section of hiking trails along Gator Lake. I was still able to get in a good walk and snapped a few shots around the high water. The tiny island in the middle of the lake was, as usual, brimming with nesting heron and ibis (Ibix? Ibises!).

A small family of cormorants, a mother and five juveniles, were paddling around among the reeds, but my loud Sasquatch feet scared them off before I could snap a photo.

The Spring Breakers were out in force, so I avoided the beach. Traffic was nuts. Within an hour, I saw two out-of-towners pulled over for speeding (I know they were speeding because they passed my car like I was sitting still – karma has her own blue-light special), and two more accidents with multiple emergency vehicles. Hopefully, there were no serious injuries.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream.

Unknown Mami

Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

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20 replies »

  1. Gorgeous photos but YIKES on the tourists. It’s amazing to me the speed and the accidents I see on Florida highways regularly (so much more so than here in Chicago). I wonder if it’s the “we’re on vacation, nothing can happen to us” mentality or something else entirely. That has to be frustrating as a local… except for seeing the cars pulled over. HA to them.


  2. I like the shot of the trail the best.
    speeders pulled over are much better than emergency vehicles at an accident. Too many just don’t think about the danger they create.


  3. We have still ice on top of the lakes/sea…it’s going to take time to snowless spring BUT it’s been sunny! and days are lighter and longer :)
    Have a good week ahead!


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