Tell me a Story: July 2019

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.

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Wild fruit

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Anhinga

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Four Spotted Pennant

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A water drop on a pond apple

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A wild flower peeking through the railings

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One of my favorite styles of shooting, leaves on the railings

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Ready to re-seed

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Shallow depth of field

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Blue Dasher

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Wild Hibiscus

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Hibiscus Bud

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Scarlet Skimmer

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Fir leaves on the railing

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Halloween Pennant

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.

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