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After The Storm

Last night I went to the jetty in Venice Florida. I'm standing on the south jetty looking across at the people on the north jetty. Even though we are close it takes about fifteen minutes to drive to the other side. Nevertheless, both sides are full of people at this hour because it's one of the best places to watch the sunset. We had a big storm blow through the previous night so I think people showed up to enjoy the scenery.

I'm not a fisherman, but if I was this is one of the places I'd be hanging out at, it seems the jetty is always full of fishermen and pelicans waiting for scraps. Actually the pelicans were fishing too, so I guess that's a good sign. Pelicans are no dummies and if they're diving for fish you know it's a good spot.

This time of year we get a lot of storms. Even though its summer, sometimes it seems like winter on account of the wind and rain. The flip side is it creates a lot of drama in the sky which I enjoy watching and photographing. Yet the temperature is still very warm even during a storm. For me it's too warm to even wear a raincoat, if I did I'd be sweating in no time. Umbrellas are no good either because the wind is so strong. Best thing to do is wait it out then go right back outside and do what you were doing. That, my friends, is what we call a tropical climate.


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