I love weather — the good and the bad. Experiencing the power of nature excites me. And I have to admit I get more than excited when a storm is forecast. Experiencing Mother Nature is an amazing thing. But then, I've always been a sun-in-my-face, wind-in-my-hair kind of woman. When I lived in the Northeast, I marveled at snowstorms and blizzards. I have been known to make first tracks with skis and with tires. Here in Florida, it's the thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes that remind us nature is more powerful than we.
In case you are wondering, I do love a good beach day — and revel in the many sunny days we have here in Sarasota. But I also love the rain, whether it be an early morning drizzle, a hazy mist, or a driving storm.
I ventured out into yesterday's Tropical Storm Andrea, but only after the tornado warnings had been lifted. Although nature excites me, I have a great respect for its force.
Photo at right shows Sarasota Bay kicking up and over the sea wall onto a downtown property.
Photo below left shows small fishing pier on Sarasota Bay. The pier was damaged a bit, but nothing like the damage it sustained from TS Debby last year.
Photo below right, shows the Gulf of Mexico on Lido Key, Sarasota. This water can be as dead calm as bath water on a summer's day. Ah, if only I could photograph the wind.
Have a great day!