Summer in South Florida is hot, and this year has recorded some of the hottest temperatures. I, for one, am very grateful for air conditioning. As I get older the more I am wanting cooler weather. I feel like we should be watching the issue of climate change more and more.
That said, I had a free Friday and decided to take a long overdue walk in the wetlands. Between being sick, working like crazy to pull together some major changes, and having traveled a significant amount already this year, I found I really did not have the time or the desire to go to the hot, humid wetlands. But this Friday I did. I woke up early and headed out before 8am. OK, for some that is not early but for me on a Friday on my day off from work it is. Knowing that I was going to spend the rest of my day off working, I headed out. Did I say it was hot?? Freaking hot really. By the time I got back to the car I was dripping wet and dehydrated, despite the bottle of water I carried.
Here are a few of my favorites from the walk.
Four Spotted Pennant
A water drop on a pond apple
A wild flower peeking through the railings
One of my favorite styles of shooting, leaves on the railings
Ready to re-seed
Shallow depth of field
Fir leaves on the railing
As you can see, not a lot of bird life. I think they left the wetlands at 7:45 am to find some shade 🙂 Truthfully, until the weather cools down a bit, I may hold off walking in the wetlands. We have had rain every day for the past 4 weeks and that just pushes the humidity levels up so much higher. I am wilting!
Thank you for joining me this month as we spend time sharing another day in our lives. This is a circle blog. Take some time to view what the other artists have for you this month. Mindy Sauvageau is up next and I can’t wait to read what she has to share.