Took a drive to West Palm Beach and stopped along the way in various places.
Sorry I have slowed on my blog. Been busy on some things and posting more on Facebook lately. Here is a few updated images from recent outings:
A storm had just blown through Vero Beach. It was still sprinkling slightly when I arrived at Riverside Park and captured this.
Got up early and went down to Fort Pierce to the Jetty Park and captured this. Used my Canon 60D and a 11mm Promaster lens.
I was fortunate enough to capture a Fire Rainbow yesterday.
In just 16 hours after I posted it, it had 614 responses and 155 shares!
Did a timelapse at Indrio Lake in Fort Pierce today. If you look @ 46 seconds or so just to the left of center, you’ll see a small “Fire Rainbow” cut between the two cloud formations.
Royalty free Music “Fly Away” by No Copyright Sounds (NCS)
While walking around the park near the Marina in Fort Pierce today, I met Kevin Elm. Kevin looks like any other person who is just getting by and enjoying all there is in life in his own way. No fuss, no muss. Just work and move on, then work some more and move on. He said he’s been doing that for quite some time. He said he has savings in the bank and works as he travels to put more in the account. He said years ago when he was young he was a firefighter in California for a number of years and holds several certifications. Kevin was married at one time and has several daughters. He returned one day to find out that his wife had divorced him.
Kevin stated he’s been to almost every state except Michigan and a couple others. He recently traveled from Kansas City Missouri through Tennessee, Kentucky and then down the middle of Georgia and Florida. He walked over 700 miles of the 1700 mile journey and said it took two years to do it. He said he never asks for rides, but people do offer from time to time while he is travelling. He gratefully accepts them and that is how he arrived in Fort Pierce.
He said he’s met quite a few kind people along the way. Once in Mid-Florida, he had drank all his water and was walking on SR 68, hot sweaty and tired, he came upon a gated community and asked a person in the office if he could have some water. A kind woman gave him all he could drink and offered him a six pack of water to take with him. Because of the weight, he accepted the water, but then drank it all while sitting under a shade tree. A maintenance man of the community approached him and stated that they were leaving for lunch and would bring him back a sandwich and to wait for their return. A short time later he was eating that sandwich.
Kevin’s latest travel adventure from here will be to Key West where he stated he spent some time in as an eight year old kid. He said he wanted to visit there again and stay for a while working wherever he could find a job.
Kevin then dug into his bag and pulled out a picture of him and his 6 daughters and showed it to me. It was dated 2008 and he said their current ages and names.
After talking with him for a while, I mentioned that I needed to leave and he said thanks for letting him tell his story. I thanked him as well and we parted ways. Safe travel Kevin and may you be watched over everywhere you go!
This morning there was a beautiful glow with a tint of orange as I drove to Fort Pierce. I could tell it was going to be a good sunrise as I got closer to the Seaway Drive. As I drove over the bridge I got an inkling of just how nice.
The Indian River County Sea Turtle Program led a Sea Turtle nesting dig Saturday, Wednesday July 12 2017, at Sexton Plaza Beach in Vero Beach. More than 90% of the turtles hatched a few days before the dig took place.
The purpose of a Turtle Dig is to make sure there are no hatchlings stuck in the nest. Also to record data relating to the nest, such as depth of nest, number of eggs, number that hatched, and to educate the public on sea turtles. There are literally hundreds of nests on the Treasure Coast of Florida (Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter) The first Turtle Dig was a huge success and they were able to save one hatchling. 118 people showed up to learn more about sea turtles. This was the second dig this season. 94 turtle eggs were in the nest, of which, 90 hatched. Two hatchlings were rescued from the nest and will be released.
There were storms all around the area and clouds covering up most of the Northern and Western skies, but I was lucky enough to capture this scene towards the East.
It was a beautiful and clear upper atmosphere. I chose to do an edit on the image that gave it an airy feel.
After waiting an hour and a half (Wanted to get a good spot) I was able to obtain these shots. Please enjoy!
I was walking by the Fire truck at the Burgers and Beer event in Downtown Vero Beach today and met the Lieutenant. This is his helmet. He was in the Marines, and since he got out, he has been a Firefighter for 27 years. His helmet contains a picture of his family stuffed up under the lining just in case he needs to see them if he’s in deep trouble one day while fighting a fire. I tfound his story to be so heartwarming. Thank you for everything you do Lieutenant!
Have a colorful day! At Mulligan’s Beach House in Vero Beach, Florida.
I just love the composition and color in this image. I held the camera just above the water on the edge of the lake and snapped the shot.
I shot a series of images for an article in the Port St. Lucie Magazine by my writer friend Debra Morgano Stine-Magrann. I was also fortunate enough that the PSL Magazine Editor Gregory Enns selected one of my photos for the cover of the magazine this month.