It was a rainy hump day in the Panhandle today. The cold front began moving in yesterday as we were starting a trek at Deer Lake State Park. I was able to get a few shots before I was talked back to the car. Panhandle storms can be uncertain changing from light drizzle to gully washers in about a New York minute. The forecast is for lower thirties and scattered light frost for Friday night! Shorts and flip flops will be pressing the envelope.
The natives are restless and looking everywhere for that sweatshirt they lost somewhere last year! Propane tanks are being filled up all over town. We’ve got our order in and hopefully they will be able to deliver today. That should get us winterized sufficiently for a panhandle winter of the normal variety.
Will anything be normal this winter? Who knows what Obama and the Dems will throw at the heavens in this upcoming lame duck session!
No, that ain’t snow. That is Deer lake in the back ground of this shot. Nestled among the sand dunes, costal dune lakes are rare worldwide. In the US they only occur along the Gulf coast. In the first shot the Gulf can be seen between a gap in the dunes.
The gap in this shot is Swee’taters giving me that hope you’re having fun but it’s beginning to rain smile!
Palmetto on the left and Pyracantha (with red berries) on the right. I am unsure of the yellow bloom. It kinda looked like a primrose. I’ve always thought pyracantha would make an excellent crime prevention tool that would probably resolve the repeat offender problem. The thorns are unforgiving. One dragged naked through this prickly tangle of thorns would think twice before risking a repeat trip through the Pyracantha.
Speaking of pricks, Swee’tater insisted that I should include this one, because we could have made it to the car a whole lot quicker!