Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

July 6, 2012

Wonderful Rain, You Bring Life Back To Us Again

  White Pelicans at Pelican Island NWR, Florida  
               Photo credit: USFWS/George Gentry
We here in Central Florida have been dealing with drought conditions for
many months now, something we don't normally have to contend with,
unlike our neighbors out in the West.
It is usually very tropical around here and rains just about everyday.
In fact, where we live, is just about dead center in the middle of the state,
where the two tropical sea breezes collide each summer day,
bringing thunder storms and lots and lots of rain.
This is what is normal.
But nothing has been normal here for a while and we got behind to the point where
most of Lake County's lakes had dried up and animals and people were desperate for rain.
Just recently, we started getting back to our normal and have been blessed with downpours
that have filled up our lakes, rivers and ponds and the pay off can be seen everywhere.
Florida's vast array of Tropical Birds can once again be seen everywhere,
enjoying the plentiful return to the "wet season" as all around us has finally,
turned to a deep, bright Irish green.
We are thankful for small blessings.
It is all good~

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