Sunday, February 10, 2008

Stump Pass State Park (FL) Part 1

One of my favorite places to go on days off is Stump Pass State Park located in Englewood, FL. It about 45 minutes from our driveway to the parking lot. This is one of the prettiest beach parks around. The water tends to have that brilliant blue/green color (most of the time) and the air almost always has that nice beachy (and not dead fish beachy) smell. It has some of the coolest pebbles I have ever found. I have easily brought home hundreds of these little treasures ... sometimes (the ones that have holes in them) they end up as center pieces to necklaces that Sadie and I make. I do hope that someday I turn (at least some of) them into a mosaic or a yard feature ... still haven't quite figured out exactly what to do with them. Also, you can always find sharks teeth on the beach - some days they are everywhere and other days you do have to search a little.

The following pictures were taken on our last visit (January 7, 2008)

A view of Lemon Bay (the back side of the park - the actual beach side is the Gulf of Mexico) through sea grape bushes.

A blue heron fishin.

View of the "cut through" from the Gulf into Lemon Bay.

Same place, just a better shot of the blue/green water.

Another view of Lemon Bay & a stump.

A close up of that same stump. :)

This particular day we were treated to some really good clouds, too.

After an especially long (or emotional) week, a few hours spent out at Stump Pass and all is right in the world once again.


femminismo said...

Oh, wow! Lemon Bay. What a great name. And a blue heron. And those clouds. You know I love clouds. You have some delicious memories here. Good pick for a repost. - Jeanne

Kerin said...

What an amazing place! I love it and the clouds are awesome.

Jill Zaheer said...

A great repost indeed! The water, and especially the heron are so striking- and I just started taking tons and tons of cloud pictures so that too is a favorite. I could just stare at clouds all day long! Thanks for taking a look at my post too!

of Marilyn Grad said...

Thank you for a great escape-visually and verbally. I feel very relaxed as a result. You are indeed an artist-have no doubts!

Seth said...

Looks like a very special place!