Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just another average Florida sky, but no rain. Again.

Another gorgeous day. And another. If it would rain for one hour (or even 15 minutes), just every so often, our world would be so much greener. This outstanding sky could be seen from everywhere but as I saw the mass of clouds shooting up so high over this very common Florida scene, I was struck by the colors and simple beauty that we enjoy in Florida. If you were to GPS this exact location you would find that a major eight lane bridge, part of the U.S. Interstate Highway System, I-275, lies not even 100-yards beyond this solitary palm tree. The roughly 3-mile long bridge crosses Tampa Bay and connects Tampa with Pinellas County and St. Petersburg. This quiet, relatively unknown park is called Cypress Point. It is covered with native plants, sand dunes, umbrellas, bikinis and folks cooking on charcoal grills under the shelters up near the sand. The beach is very inviting. It’s an ideal place to watch sunsets and on this day to stop and gaze up at the sky and clouds and see the palms outlined against the rich blue of the sky and puffy white cloud formations. Just staring back at you and daring you to take notice.

5 comments:

Joan said...

I've seen a painting very much like this photo. I liked it too.

Jacob said...

Nice shot, Frank! We finally got a little rain this afternoon - not enough, though. Very dry in Ocala!

Hilda said...

Beautiful.

I hope people there slow down to enjoy the beauty that seems to surround you everywhere.

Frank said...

At about 6:00PM yesterday evening a storm of black clouds, lightning, heavy rain and thinderstorms came over us and stopped. It rained buckets for well over an hour and then lightly fell until close to midnight. Things sure look differnt this morning. There are signs of green everywhere.

Lois said...

It is gorgeous Frank! We actually might get some rain today, but I'll believe when I see it.