A photographic journey showcasing the beauty that Florida has to offer.

Sunsets

Balance of Sun

The chaos of soon to be Hurricane Isaac has finally died down tonight. After another day of high winds, heavy rain and flash flood warnings from the National Weather Service, paradise has finally been restored for South Florida.


An Open Treasure Chest


Golden Sundown


Soft Set


African Dust

Every year, dust from the Sahara Desert blows thousands of miles across the ocean and fills the Florida sky. This is a photo of what it looked like this year. Read more about it here.


One Hundred


This is my 100TH POST since starting this photo blog back on April 15th of this year. I try to post something once a day, but that can be easier said than done sometimes.

I started this as a “hey, this is awesome, you should see it too” site, but I’ve noticed it’s attracted a variety of fans like “snow bird” northerners, hopeful tourists, former Floridians, nature lovers, photographers, fellow SCUBA divers and ocean lovers alike. It’s always fun to read everyone’s comments and see what everyone “likes”. So please continue to do so and spread the word about this site if you know someone who might appreciate it the way you do. Above all, thank you supporting Beauty of Florida!

This photo is from Fort Lauderdale’s 100 year anniversary last year. They had this giant “100” set up by the beach directly across from the world famous Elbow Room.


Firebird


Light Between Dark


Surfacing Before the Sunset


Sunset in the Glades


Horizontal Brush Strokes


A Shiny Jewel


Sunset on the Rocks


Deep Purple


Key to the Perfect Sunset

Marathon Key


Marathon Sunset


Cantaloupe Sky


Sunkissed Sky


Burning Sunset


Florida Volcano


Purple, Pink, and Orange


Here’s to the Orange, White and Blue!


Sorry, couldn’t find any red today! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!


Looking Over the Fence


Feeder Bands




All week we’ve been getting hit with feeder bands from Tropical Storm Debby. Feeder bands are bands of clouds streaking out from the extreme edges of a tropical storm or hurricane. They call them that because they pull moisture up from the ocean “feeding” the clouds of the storm.
In the first photo you can see the distinct line when the feeder band is coming in, making it’s way to the right. The 2nd picture is of the other side of the band with the sun setting behind it. You can see just how dark the clouds were at the top of the picture, enough to make the sun disappear completely before emerging on the other side.