Where there are rainbows, there must be rain. In Florida at this time of year, you can count on it every day.
Look close, and you'll see the Sunshine Skyway Bridge under the rainbow. I used a wide angle lens, so the bridge seems far away.
I took this about five years ago at Fort DeSoto Park. Looking at it now I wish I'd used a smaller aperture so the foreground would be sharper, but I like the photo anyway. Sometimes I try not to sweat the little stuff if I like the image. Technically the picture is a bit subpar, but I like the shot anyway, and in my mind, that's what counts.
The Bradenton causeway has advantages over the beach. You can park at the water's edge, and there aren't nearly as many rules.
At this spot, you can generally see horses in the water. But I was here on a Monday, and they weren't. The causeway isn't fancy, but if you want to spend time at the water without the parking hassles, this is it.
Many people prefer the beach with its powdery white sand. However, a lot of the locals come here. Just drive up, pull out a lawn chair and Bob's your uncle.
Whenever I drive these roads, I have my eyes peeled for lone oaks. They add a natural aesthetic to the interior landscape of Florida.
Much of the state is agricultural and along the highways are pastures with these massive trees. They provide shade for livestock and, lucky for me, are not shy about posing for photos.
There is a theory in science that consciousness is present in all things. It's tricky to know what to make of that given our limited understanding of the subject. Nevertheless, it's hard not to feel the presence of something when standing near these great living creatures. It makes me wonder what we'll eventually learn through science and if, it will validate that sixth sense we sometimes have about certain things.