It’s summer in Florida, and that means high temps and humidity. The last several weeks, it’s been in the 90s, with dew points over 70. Often the heat index is well over a hundred. That means I haven’t been outside much, so taking photos isn’t a regular part of my day right now.
I did manage to get a few shots, however, when I stayed at R’s the two weeks he was up north recently, selling the house. He’s done a fine job of updating the new house he bought right around the corner from me, and it’s on the lake, which means terrific views.
The distinctive red eyes made me think this is a Cooper’s Hawk. They are common in Florida. Isn’t he a beauty?
Summer in Florida typically means lots of rain, though we seem to be going in streaks this year. However, downpours are not uncommon. We got so much rain one day, there was standing water nearly from where my car was parked all the way into the street. That’s the back end of my car. It doesn’t look so bad from here, but the driveway exit is completely flooded; there is normally a ditch on either side of it, and you can’t see it at all.
Yeah, fun. 😉 I had to exit using the neighbor’s drive; his wasn’t so bad.
Have a great weekend!