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

Weather

Waves from Hurricane Sandy


It’s hard to see from this picture, but the waves were higher than the pier.It’s usually pretty flat here. Wishing our friends up north a safe ride through the storm.

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Heavy Eyelids


“You’re Gonna Miss the Rain”


That’s what people would tell me when I would say that I was leaving Oregon and moving to Florida. If there’s any truth to that it’s that living here in Florida made me appreciate the rain a bit more. The rain in Oregon is cold, constant and makes most people miserable, myself included. I’ve always been a sun worshiper and a fish out of water, even when I lived in Oregon. So moving here was much like returning an injured turtle back to sea, and put me in my element.

It does rain here in the Sunshine State, quite often actually. In fact there’s an entire season dedicated to it, it’s called hurricane season. You may have heard of it. Annual precipitation in Florida is about 1/3 MORE of what it is in Oregon, but it’s a warm monsoon type rain. It often comes in heavy and leaves as quickly as it started and before you know it, it’s back to the business of blue skies and sunshine again. I love the Florida rain.

So do I miss the rain in Oregon you ask? As my friend Cory recently put it, “Do you think people that move from LA miss the smog?”


A Distant Fire


Dueling Sunsets


The Endless Summer


Now that Labor Day is over, it is the “unofficial end of Summer” for most of you. Here in Florida it goes year round though. So when you need a break from Oldman Winter, remember that Florida’s just a plane ride away…


Go with the Grain


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.


Good Morning Isaac!


Dark & Light


Today is the 20 year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, and with Tropical Storm Isaac expected to hit parts of Florida this Sunday, I thought this photo of an incoming storm in the Keys seemed fitting for today’s pic. It’s amazing how quickly the weather can change here, as you can see from the contrast of the darkness on the left, to the pure white sky on the right of the photo.