Pretty things at the Florida Botanical Gardens in late July.
A quiet place to ponder.
Some almost grown wood ducks preening in the shade.
Dunedin is a small town that sits on the intercoastal waterway just north of Clearwater. It’s an artistic town with cool shops and restaurants and doesn’t have any big hotels nor that touristy feeling. I went there for a Sunday night walk recently to get a cool breeze and change of scenery from my neighborhood. I stayed off main street though since the sidewalks can get crowded and now some of the sidewalk areas are being used for outdoor dining. I walked along the water and through some of the neighborhoods close by.
Scenes from Edgewater Park and the pier at the end of Main Street.
Lots of boat traffic out on the water. You can see the buildings on Clearwater Beach far south of the park.
Art around Dunedin.
Various beauties around Lake Morton in late November.
Lots of turtles.
One of the many swan statues in the downtown area in Lakeland.
Even in late November, it was warm enough to want to jump in the fountain. As tempting as that is, there’s always the chance of a gator in that lake.
Little critters creeping or buzzing around the butterfly garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
A few of the blooming things.
The waterfall at the nature center. Years ago I would see green tree frogs hanging around this area but I haven’t seen any in a long while.
Something growing around a tree stump. Looks like icing (of course, I have sugar on my brain).
A tiny oasis in the heat.
Lots of turtles at Carillon Park. The ponds have sunning boards for the turtles to hang out on.
Magnolias along the boardwalk.
An ibis taking a bath. It was so hot I wanted to jump in with him.
A few bunnies along the trail.
Colors in the fountain.
I haven’t seen a lesser yellowlegs in a long time much less at this park.
A quick walk around a park nearby work before heading home in early May.
Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him.
Trying to share the same space.
The anhingas were drying off.
Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces.
A great blue heron with his “sword” beak.
Pretty colors in the fountain.
Another walk around the park after work.