I got out of my car at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo just as the rain was going from a heavy downpour to a light sprinkle. After waiting 30 minutes I was ready to get out. Everything was wet and drippy including me since all of the trees were still dripping on me. The birds were hiding so I started snapping pictures of all of the wet stuff around the gardens. I was trying to be creative catching the light through the raindrops but it’s harder than it looks. I probably could have used a tripod. Next time I’ll throw it in my car just in case.
Everything was wet.
Water dripping everywhere.
A young cardinal drying off in the bushes.
Yellow flowers were everywhere.
Wet Carolina wren on the ground.
View from the boardwalk.
It has poured all night. I was tempted to stay in bed on Saturday morning. I decided to get up because I hear that rain brings the birds in. When I headed out to Chesnut Park, the rain had stopped. According to the weather radar it was not going to rain again that morning. I did get a few sprinkles. The dark clouds did not clear up like the news said. It was dark all morning. I struggled to get any decent pictures. I had my ISO up to 3200 but still had trouble getting a clear shot in the woods. The park was flooded, the boardwalks were slippery and the birds were scarce. The few that were there were high up in the trees. Too high to get pictures. At least I was out and got a good 3 hour walk in.
Raindrops on leaves.
Is this duckweed? The swamp was covered in it.
Lichen on the moss.
Things that fall on the plant.
Palm leaves in the sun.
Fern growing on a dead branch.
Tiny lizard on a palm leaf.
It was a really slow morning at Chesnut Park. Walking along the boardwalk I started to notice the different green things in the swamp. The water levels were high since it’s been raining most days during August. I wouldn’t have been walking through there if there wasn’t a boardwalk. I was trying to be creative and find different things to take pictures of but it was so hot and muggy it was hard to focus. I only got a few things that morning but I’m going to start paying attention to the scenery at the parks.