Friday, November 27, 2015

Pinellas County Parks are great for sunsets.

According to Governor Rick Scott,  Florida State Parks are the only state in the US to win  the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in the management of state park systems three times! Actually, no other state has even won the award twice. Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Anclote Key Preserve, and the Skyway Fishing Pier are the only state parks in Pinellas County.

Pinellas County Parks are no exception in their excellence, and must be seen to be appreciated. Sunset is a perfect time to take  pictures. These were taken between 4:30 and 5:30 pm.

Seminole Lake Park

Dodging the evening rush hour traffic, then joggers heading for the trails in the parking lot, I walked around the southeastern shores of Seminole Lake, which are the part that can be accessed from the park. 


Sunset at Seminole Lake Park, FL


There were still ducks and a little blue heron on the lake at sunset. Near the boatramp an Anhinga, bathed in light, was perched in a tree, cleaning his feathers. Benches near huge palms, also had a golden glow.


Pair of coots at Seminole Lake Park
 
Mallard at Seminole Lake Park


Little blue heron at Seminole Lake Park
Anhinga at Seminole Lake Park



Sunset near the boat ramp at Seminole Lake Park