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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Walk on the Mellow Side of Florida.

Florida is not my favorite place to visit. Too beastly hot. Too stinkin' humid. Too insanely crowded. And too many crazies all over the place. However, even Florida can occasionally have its placid moments of mellow beauty...mostly when it's cold and everyone is hibernating indoors. We visited Florida recently for a big family celebration and the weather there was about as chilly as it was in Michigan when we left!  Not that I mind. I prefer coolish temps to broiling heat and energy-zapping humidity any day. A sudden November cold snap (in the 50s) hustled most folks off the beaches. Unusually blustery winds churned the tranquil Gulf of Mexico into a roiling, rollicking surfer's paradise. Here are a few shots I captured off Englewood Beach near Venice, Florida.  

The Gulf of Mexico kicks up some righteous waves.
Rough surf and cool temps make for an uncrowded yet scenic day at the beach .
Vacant beach chairs look happy not to be hosting somebody's plump rump.
Surf's up, dude.  But nobody's around to hang ten.
Strolling home through a canopy of beach greenery.

Solitary lounge chair savors the peace and quiet.


Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico at 5000 feet up.

Sky high sunset is breathtaking over Gulf at Clearwater Beach.
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6 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Great pictures and I agree with you. I don't care for FL, but my wife LOVES Destin. So we go there every summer of Fall, before it gets too cold but the kids are in school.

ReformingGeek said...

Florida beaches are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Sue said...

Florida's not my favorite, either, but you sure make it look good!

=)

gayle said...

I love your pictures!! I like Fl but not when it's so hot and humid!

J.P. Travis said...

What's up with the purple beaches? Is that Deepwater Horizon residue?

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

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