It was a stagnant morning in late July. Not even a slight breeze or ripple on the water. I stopped at the pier at Weaver Park to see if I could spot any dolphins but the tide was so low that they would be far out anyway so I didn’t stay long. It was too hot to be out so after my quick walk I headed home.
A few days later it was cloudy when I went out for a walk at the Dunedin marina. There was at least a breeze and a chance of rain.
The tide was low and the water was clear around the pier and I noticed someone must have dumped some fish bones in the water. I’ve never seen this before. The tiny bait fish were picking the bones clean.
A little farther down the pier I could see coral growing on the oyster beds.
The usual great egret was there, trying to catch some tiny fish.
I had heard there were some fun eclectic mailboxes on a few of the streets just off Main street so I took some back roads to get home.
These are just a small sample of some of the ones I saw. All snapped with my phone.
When I got almost home I could see some rain clouds out in the bay. I took a detour and stopped at the Oldsmar pier hoping to see some rain headed our way. I started to walk out on the pier and heard some thunder so I ducked under a picnic shelter and caught the above lightning across the bay. We did get a short storm at home but we are still in severe drought conditions. Through September this is the driest year on record for Pinellas county.