Hurry up and wait

rainy car windowIt rained Saturday… I know! I wanted to meander through the roses and camellias at Eden Gardens State Park, but the rain began shortly after I began my hike. I followed a hurried walk to my car, with my camera safely tucked under my shirt, with a lengthy wait inside, hoping the clouds would part. They didn’t.

So, I headed toward the Gulf. I literally crossed over Highway 98 and drove into beautiful sunshine.  I took the long way to Grayton Beach State Park and wandered around the dune lake and scrub copse.

The rain hung around like my personal little, black gloomy cloud, so I just took pictures of it. By the end of my morning, Sky was posing all pretty for me.

I shied away from the still crowded beaches. I’m counting down the days until tourist season is over and I have the Gulf all to myself again. School starts around here on Aug. 19 – two more weeks.

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, and/or iPhone4)

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

Author: Tara R.

I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

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