After several stops by Chesnut Park on the way home from work, I finally saw a few fawns in late August. The rain had just stopped so the park was empty of people. The deer were all at the front of the park.
This one was taking a break while Mom kept eating.
These two were very curious about the lady hiding in the trees with the big black box in front of her face. They were hanging out with Mom near the ranger station. I was pretty far back so I could fit them in with my 300mm lens but they kept an eye on me.
Heading home after work, I stopped at an office parking deck after I got over the bridge into Tampa. Storms were moving in over the area. I could see it raining on one side of the bridge and sunny on the other side. Typical Florida weather.
Driving into my neighborhood, it had just stopped raining and the sun was peeking out.
A rainbow in front of my house.
Later that week, we had other storms coming across our neighborhood. I was able to catch the lightning in the backyard with my phone.
Lots of tiny critters in the flowers at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
The squirrels were busy eating.
A young mockingbird sitting high up in the trees. Not many other birds out in early September.
A flock of anhingas go flying by overhead.
It was hot. The gardens were very quiet with only a few tiny flying critters but I got a good 2 hour walk in that morning.
Young brown thrashers were chasing after Mom in the bushes.
Chickadees were everywhere.
Wood ducks were hiding in the back pond.
The usual downy woodpecker.
I think this parakeet was laughing at me.
Some of the local birds at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
A few of the usual birds at Fort Desoto including a crow with an apple, a loggerhead shrike and our favorite hybrid great blue heron/great egret.
It’s rare to see the ghost crabs out of their holes. They are pretty skittish.
Heading into Tampa bay.
A quiet morning on the beach. Very few people here. This was the Saturday before Hurricane Dorian was headed our way. On this morning it was forecasted to head straight across the state and hit us on Monday so many people had canceled their vacation plans. Little did we know at this point it would stall over the Bahamas and then head north.
A phone pano of the north beach tip.