Tag: Florida

It’s looking a lot like Christmas

Ornaments, white snow Sandy Claus is coming to town You better watch out For the past several years, I have gone to a local beach to snap a holiday photo. Sand on the Gulf Coast of Florida is crystalline quartz. It looks like fine, white sugar... or snow. Taking a new Christmas picture the first ...

Hot on the trail

Saturday morning, I went on a photo hike for the first time in months. It was Mojave Hot. I was grateful for what shade I did have, and for the water I remembered to bring. I stayed away from the tourist-packed beaches, and instead took a ramble in the woods around Blackwater River State Park, ...

sunny beach

A shot of Vitamin D

No matter what kind of day I'm having - sad or blue, lonely or bored, angry or anxious - all that can disperse after some time outside. Walking in the sun, lounging on the beach, or hiking in the woods… it doesn’t take much, just a little sunshine, and I’m good to go. A warm dose ...

the beach in February

Making plans

My Running Buddy and I hit the beach this weekend. Our first trip to the Gulf this year. It was glorious. The sun was shining, and the wind was brisk but not freezing. The beach was virtually empty of distracting tourists (except for the family of penguins who insisted in swimming in the 50F water), ...

Gulf Coast beach

Nothing but blue skies

Perusing my photo library for something to include in my Giving Thanks posts, I looked back to this time last year. It’s been raining here since Friday. Forecasts call for sunny skies the remainder of the week, much like it was last Thanksgiving. This is more like how the weather is supposed to be in ...

sand snowman

Frosty the Sandman

White as driven snow This Frosty won't melt away He is made of sand I'm grateful for: Warm winters Beaches with white, sugar-fine sand Gulf Coast snowmen No cold slush NaBloPloMo 14/30

pointe pier

Turn-around pier

This pier is at one of the turn-arounds during my morning walks. Sometimes, it's foggy, and it looks like the boardwalk juts out into nothingness. Other mornings, like this one, the sun is shining just right, and there is no better way to start my day. I'm grateful for: 1. Beautiful Florida weather 2. Living in a quiet, ...