Saturday, January 14, 2012

Approaching Storm

It seems that these days I'm sorely lacking in any really good photos to post.  I've resorted to posting some that I'm sure I posted on another no longer existing blog but since some of you have never seen these I thought why not.  All of the photos were taken in Wimauma, Florida.  A place I dearly love.  It didn't start out that way, mind you.  I was excited about moving there but I was terribly home sick and it took almost six months for me to adjust.  Once I did I loved it there.  We no longer live there but I have a small collection of nice photos to remember it by.  Or at least I think they're nice.

If I remember correctly the first two photos were taken on the same day.  The above photo of the storm as it rolled in - I love storms.  I know that may sound ridiculous but I do.  They are so moody and I love  how everything turns a unique shade of yellowy green and the leaves and grass stand out like a beautiful sore thumb against the dark clouds.

This photo is after the rain fell and the storm had passed.  The land behind the fence is a Muck Pond.  It's protected wet lands (maybe I should say "area").  Anyway, it's not allowed to be mowed or cut in anyway.  Wild birds such as Herons, Egrets, Storks, Flamingos, ducks... visit and when they do it's so exciting.  I would always run out camera in hand and try to get as close as I could to get some shots before they noticed me and took off.  I would not make a great spy.  They'd hear and see me coming a mile away.  Unfortunately there are no birds in this photo.  There is however, a white egret/heron in the photo above off to your left.

This is the first photo I took of rain drops dripping off of pine tree needles.  I was so excited that this photo came out and I think the bokeh is awesome.  I love this photo.  Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle,...sparkle.

And the last is a shot of a Mockingbird sitting in a tall tree in the back of our property.   The day was gorgeous as you can tell.  Not a cloud in the sky.

Well, that's all for now.  Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the weekend.

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby".  ~Langston Hughes


  1. Very beautiful scenes, Cindy!

  2. Beautiful photos Cindy. I really like that top one.

  3. Hi Wanda. It's been a long time. I visited you the other week but I don't believe I commented. So many things have been going on. Thanks for coming by.

  4. Hi Judy. Thank you. The first one is my favorite too. I love those dark clouds.

  5. I loved all your photos Cindy. The one with the storm rolling in was amazing. And the rain droplets, beautiful! I like storms too, I guess that's sort of strange.
    Love Di ♥

  6. Hi Diana. Thank you. I'm glad someone else likes them too. Have a great week.

  7. I really like all the shades of green - very pretty pictures. I like storms too and I know what you mean about the sky turning that certain color.

  8. Thanks Happyone. It's a beautiful color and a little eerie but I love it.

  9. Cindy....Yes! I finally received an e-mail from you. I am thankful for that. I was wondering what had happened to the mail....and was happy to get it from you this evening. I will respond tonight.
    I love your photographs. You know that I do. You have a natural gift. Your love of photography combined with your gift is a blessing to those of us you share the photos with.
    There's something about those storm clouds rolling in that is majestic to me. I see that in your photo....the strength of the storm is amazingly captured.
    The water droplets are beautiful, Cindy. Droplets off droplets I see....and the light reflected in them is lovely.
    Doesn't that li'l bird look like he is enjoying the peacefulness of the day with the sun shining on him? Sigh. Yes, a beautiful moment in time....
    Hugs and love to you, my friend.

  10. I very much love that first photo, Cindy. The mood and atmosphere are wonderful. Lovely composition, too. And the mockingbird – so very sweet.



  11. Hi Jackie. Thank you. You are so kind with your comments. Hope everything is going well with you and your family.


  12. Thanks Georgianna. I'm glad you like the photo. I look forward to visiting and catching up on what you've been up to.



I love reading your comments. Thanks for visiting. ~Cindy :)