Honeymoon Island, Gulf of Mexico Sunset

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1/24/2010 – Honeymoon Island, Florida – Gulf of Mexico Sunset: The Central and southern Florida Gulf Coast is known for many things. One of them is definitely sunsets and often, it does not disappoint. In this particular day I spent much of the day wandering the mostly wild and undeveloped, and fairly little known barrier island of Honeymoon Island. This small barrier island off the coast of Palm Harbor, is a true gem. It is mostly still in its natural state ans features natural white sand and coral rock shores, as well as many species of flora and fauna native to the state. This day it was mostly sunny, low 80s with a very strong and gusty 35-45 mph wind lit of the southwest coming on shore. The gulf was very churned with large waves and the white sand was blowing and drifting up the beach and into the dunes. There are several spots along the beach that have these swings built next to Sabal Palmettos. The perfect spot to sit and watch the sun sink below the watery horizon on a lazy tropical afternoon. This particular day the sunset was about 2.5 hours long and it was spectacular for a very long period of time. If you ever find yourself in the Tampa/ Saint Petersburg area, it is very much with the drive to just north of Clearwater to give this island park a visit. As always please, take only pictures and leave only footprints. (Except seashells- that's allowed) #florida #floridagulfcoast #gulfofmexico #flstateparks #staysaltyflorida #lovefl #honeymoonisland #honeymoonislandstatepark #fl #flstofmind

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Colourful Tropical Sunset

Over the coming weeks I will be updating the site with recent photos. Then over time I will be randomly adding in older photos as well until this is up to date with Instagram.   Thank you so much for looking and liking!  I greatly appreciate your continued support!

Bright Blessings On This Winter Solstice.

The longest night and shortest day of the year is upon us….

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12/21/16: Winter Solstice – At 5:44AM, eastern standard time, Winter creeps in under cover of darkness just before dawn. The shortest day is upon us, and the longest night ahead,still to come. During this time of waning light and ever present darkness in the north, My best wishes of Bright Blessings for a happy Winter Solstice everyone! Remember the old ways. Remember and be thankful for all that Mother Earth has given us. May the light illuminate this longest darkest night. As the Yule fires of renewal burn, remember the sun shall return, and we shall begin the cycle of life and the seasons anew. Photo credit – Me. #winter #wintersolstice #seasons #cyclesoflife #lovemotherearth #brightblessings #light #returnofthesun #purify #renewal #beginagain #yule #motherearth #pagan #spirituality #nature #longestnight #solstice

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Back In Business!

img_2305     Hello everyone!   This post is to let those that follow this blog (if any anymore) that I am now back up and running.  My apologies for the very long (nearly 3 year) break.  Life sometimes gets in the way, and so does not having a computer to create content properly.  Those days are now long gone.  I am once again able to spend the time necessary to maintain my website / blog, commit to getting back to my photography in general, and best of all, I now have a brand spanking, shiny new, latest and greatest laptop computer to boot.

In the coming days and weeks you can expect to see work being done on the site. Things from continuing new photo posts, to updating / fixing old broken features and links, as well as new updated photos in my about me section, as well as regular updates to my Facebook page linked here. One major change that you will see, is that now I will be embedding Instagram posts directly into my posts here, instead of creating and uploading entire new posts.  What this does is enables me to share my work here in a far more speedy and timely manner, and makes it much easier and less time-consuming for me to do so.  I will also be seeking to look for and update ways to make this site more streamlined, connected, easier to navigate, and more interactive.  So please bear with me while I get back to work here.  Thank you so much for your patience with everything.  I would like to thank anyone and everyone that stuck with me over time.  Your support means everything to me and is appreciated more than you know.  Much love and may peace be upon you.  Happy holidays!

~ K.J.