With Florida being a peninsula and water on three sides of it, the St. Johns River that runs north (uphill) and the Hillsborough River running through Tampa Bay, plus Lake Okeechobee, numerous lakes and springs, Florida is the place for water!
The feature image is the best veggie sandwich on the planet. Fresh Italian bread, cream cheese (instead of mayo), cucumbers, spring mix lettuce, carrots, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Add a little salt and pepper and viola! YUM YUM! We had a picnic after birding all morning at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, Georgia.
A day off sitting under the beach umbrella slathered in sunscreen, watching the birds fly over, closing your eyes listening to the waves crash upon the shoreline transforms the busy mind of the day to day and takes you to a place of euphoria.
A stroll on the beach at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, Florida
These photos were taken in 2006 at Little Talbot Island State Park where the skeleton of a 19th century ship washed up on shore exposing the remnants of a wood hull and steel ribs that once held it together.
On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship title. Losing my hat was kind of superstitious, but the fact that I’ve had it for almost 20 years broke my heart to have lost it. It fits my head and keeps my ears warm in cold weather.
Since the last visit to Little Talbot Island State Park in November, the beach has gotten torn up while it continues to erode. There is a beach restoration plan in the works and hopefully within the next few years, it will begin to get healthy again.
This fishing pole is upright with no fish on the hook. What a beautiful day at the beach! Located at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
The feature image was taken at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Female elk were climbing the formations in search for heat from the thermals. Hot water was falling from the top.