Story Behind the Photo: Golden Gate Bridge

August 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
When I made plans to travel to San Francisco for the first time, Baker Beach was at the top of my list for places to visit. As a huge fan of Ansel Adams, I had long admired his photos from Baker Beach of the Golden Gate Bridge. After a long day of traveling cross country with layovers in every time zone in between, my husband and I landed in San Fr...
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Story Behind the Photo: Greenhouse Frog

August 07, 2013  •  1 Comment
While this photo may not suggest it, Greenhouse Frogs are in fact tiny. This one is only about the size of a quarter and had taken a dip in the pool before posing for this photo. Greenhouse frogs are one of the most common frogs in Florida and live anywhere that is warm and humid, as the name 'greenhouse' suggests. Fully grown they are about an inc...
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Story Behind the Photo: Afternoon Storm

July 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Thanks to the sea breezes from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts that converge over the Florida peninsula and usually push westerly, storms pop up most afternoons along the west coast. On this day in early July, my family had been enjoying an afternoon with friends anchored just offshore at Three Rooker Bar at Anclote Key Preserve just west of Tarpon Sp...
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Story Behind the Photo: Water Lily

July 24, 2013  •  1 Comment
This water lily was photographed at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, FL. It was a typical late afternoon in rainy season and while out photographing the tropical plants in bloom, an afternoon thunderstorm moved through. During rainy season it's common for storms to move through quickly allowing the the sun back out within minutes to truly ma...
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Story Behind the Photo: Sea Kayak

July 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
This weekend we are expecting highs in the upper 80's and plentiful sunshine before our typical afternoon thunderstorms. With such warm temperatures, the only ways to stay cool are to be on the water or in the air conditioning! Many people will be out this weekend in their kayaks getting some great exercise while enjoying the water like only they c...
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Story Behind the Photo: Pacific Sunset

July 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
My family and I just returned from a fabulous vacation in the San Diego area and are still talking about what a great trip it was! My husband and I have been to California several times, but this was the first trip for our daughter and she finally saw what we've been raving about. The weather was positively refreshing with highs around 70 degrees...
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