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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Last visit to the lake

It was my final morning in Florida so off I went for my last walk around the lake.







The mocking bird was singing away on top of the lamp post.










I will miss my morning walks around this beautiful lake. As it was my last day we decided to spend the rest of the morning at Lake Worth beach. The sky was looking a little ominous by then but the rain never lasts long in Florida so off we went.



I couldn't have been more wrong.


Once the rain started it was torrential and it just didn't stop for hours. Time to go back to London!


 Sharing with Sky Watch Friday and Weekend reflections

35 comments:

  1. Ah well at least you will be used to the rain as you have it to come home to.

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  2. My sister just told me the same thing: it rains but doesn't last long, nothing like us here in the Pacific Northwest where the rain hasn't stopped for days...

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  3. Safe journey home. Bring some warmer weather with you, please :).

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  4. Well that's a good-time to say goodbye to beautiful Florida .... Safe travelling!

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  5. Love that last shot, so full of atmosphere, I hate bad weather when you are travelling, especially torrential rain.

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  6. Ahhhhhh---sorry the weather didn't cooperate on your last day... BUT--you got some great shots around the lake. Hope you enjoyed your visit overall.

    Have a safe trip home. I posted a neat bird blog today --so you'll have to check it out once you are home.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. At least you got to see lots of cool birds. Have a safe trip home!

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  8. Hahaha! Nothing like a tropical downpour to put you in your place!! Sometimes there are benefits to living in an arid area ...

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  9. Time to go indeed, although the weather is not much better here and colder.

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  10. Wonderful lake with so many birds around.

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  11. A lot of different things to see in your SWF post!
    Well done!

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  12. Lovely shots around the lake. My faves are the ones of the heron(?) wading in the water. I suppose the waders move quickly when an alligator comes near!

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  13. I love the pretty birds, sorry about the rainy weather. Wonderful photos. Happy Skywatching!

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  14. Lovely birds, green grass and brooding sky, sorry about all the rain though! Have a good trip home and a happy weekend. :)

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  15. what a beautiful series!

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  16. Sorry, sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate.

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  17. But, you did get some wonderful shots!

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  18. It looks good even with those rain clouds!

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  19. Gorgeous shots - I especially love that stork (is that what it is?) reflection. And I *love* your tag line - how is the cake coming along? I have two foolproof recipes that I'm happy to share, if you'd like... :)

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  20. I like that pier shot... well done!!

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  21. great photos, Florida is a beautiful place to enjoy the great outdoors

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  22. The rain was just getting you ready for home!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. it sounds like you are sorry to be going home - oh well, you will have your beautiful images and memories.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  24. Great photos. We've had dark skies swirling around us like that.

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  25. Nice shots! Lots of interesting birds in Florida but I would rather go to London. :-)

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  26. ooh, very broody skies! loved the heron in the water.

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  27. I love those kinds of skies! :o)
    You made great encounters and could find a beautiful reflection.This last walk was rich and beautiful!

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  28. Oh! That must have been a great storm!

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  29. love the heron - never fancied visiting Florida anyway - once went to California for a week - loved the people we met (mostly) but don't think I could stay there long.

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  30. Beautiful series, I like the heron very much.

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  31. Those skies do become ominous, but what a dramatic view they create in the last photo! Love the striding heron in reflection!

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  32. Such a clear reflection you've captured.

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  33. Some beautiful shots. The sky looks very dramatic.

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  34. Did you go play golf or birding?! Those are some great bird photos! And the sky is quite impressive! Beware those tropical rainstorms!

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  35. Sure, I'd be happy to share! I have one moist chocolate cake recipe, and one orange cake recipe - they're both delicious! If you're interested, email me at 321toby at gmail dot com :)

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