Monthly Archives: March 2011
Finally! After four days of rough weather, around 5:30 pm today the typical Cedar Key blue skies started to appear.
While taking the grandchildren for a walk along the Cedar Key beach during another rainy, dreary day… I spotted a dark colored heron at the far end of the beach. Upon getting a little closer I could see that it was a Tricolored Heron.
Although the lighting was very poor, I decided to run home and grab my camera with a medium telephoto lens on it.
Not knowing if the bird would still be there, I approached the last known location, staying out of sight as long as I could.
For the last week or so horseshoe crabs have been making their annual spawning trip to the shorelines of the Cedar Keys.
One of the interesting things that I have learned is that their eggs are a very important food source for migrating birds.
Even at normally sunny Cedar Key, there are occasional days that are cloudy and rainy all-day-long…
Today was just such a day. Obviously these rainy days are necessary to deliver the water needed for everything to grow, so we’ll have to put up with them…
Despite the gloomy weather today, I took a few shots.
With the rough sea and the cloudy sky I decided to take a shot of the Thomas Guest House.
Acting on a tip from Tom the Kayak guy, I took this panorama view of the Cedar Key City Park. On this morning there was a slight fog along with slightly overcast skies.
In the left foreground is the public beach which is directly adjacent to the City Park.
This evening my wife and I set out to create a panoramic shot of the sun setting over Cedar Key from a new location. This time we chose a location that gave us a good view over the back bayou.
When we got to our predetermined location, about 15 minutes before sunset, we were happy with what we saw.