The feature image is the ongoing flooding from Tropical Storm Fay (2008) at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. The river seceded after a few days. What you are looking at is where the St. Johns River breached the seawall. The water covered the sidewalks where people normally walk.
The rain really brightens the petals of this purple plant that I have no idea what it is called.
Our Ficus tree really sparkles after a rain.
Before I moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2007, I lived in Tampa. Frank lived in Jacksonville. We met at the end of 2004 online and had our first face to face meeting in January, 2005. We commuted 4 hours one way for 3 years to be together. I would go to Jacksonville every other week and Frank would come to Tampa every other week. This photo represents a weekend in 2006 when we met in Micanopy, Florida. We stayed at a bed & breakfast & this was taken from their front porch looking out at a Crepe Myrtle. This was just a quick shower. Wait 10 minutes and it will be sunny again. Typical weather in Florida.
Like a rare bird, I got this photo of Frank looking out over the marsh for birds on a rainy day while hiking at Okefenokee Wildlife Management in Georgia. We got some refuge from the rain at the end of the boardwalk once we climbed the roofed tower. The rain stopped on the 3/4 mile trek back to the car.
Do you see me in the reflection? I went out to take a photo in the rain of this Be Kind (Bee Kind) vinyl decal that I had put on my car window to add to my Etsy listing showing it is waterproof. I hand make these popular decals. Spring is here so I thought I’d share this one. I love the message and it’s perfect for spring. Get yours today!
It was raining in our backyard, but not in the front yard when we saw this perfectly shaped rainbow. This particular rain pattern happens a lot at our house. I’m sure there is a perfectly good meteorological explanation for it.
We were racing down the beach trying to outrun the storm coming our way. Of course I had no concern for myself when I had to stop and video these Pelicans that got caught in some kind of updraft, but finally got out of it. The rain started at that moment and we had to take off at a quicker pace. Not because of the rain, but because we heard a clap of thunder and saw a lightning bolt within the clouds you can see in the background.
Tropical Storm Fay of 2008 was an odd storm that zig-zagged her way through the state of Florida. It was the 6th named storm of the season. She was the first storm in recorded history to make landfall in Florida 4 times. Fay made landfall in the Florida Keys on August 18th, veered into the Gulf of Mexico where it made landfall near Naples on August 19th. It moved northeast through the Florida peninsula reaching the Atlantic Ocean near Melbourne on August 20th. Fay made landfall again on August 21st near New Smyrna Beach moving west across the Panhandle of Florida where it made landfall for the fourth time on August 23rd near Carrabelle.
The rain came and kept coming! Downpours mixed with tidal surge allowed the tumultuous waters from the St. Johns River to breach the seawall in the Riverside community at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Tropical Storm Fay of 2008 left her mark! The photos above and below were taken on August 21, 2008. This was not a direct hit as TS Fay’s eye wall passed south of Jacksonville.