Photo of the Week: Florida Bridges, Palms & Storms.

During my time in the summer in Southwest Florida I’ve picked up on the weather pattern off the Gulf of Mexico. You more often then not see sunny and clear skies in the morning, clouds start to build in the afternoon, then dark clouds and a storm or two take over in random spots in the late afternoon/early evening, with clear skies returning at sunset.

This shot is taken later in the afternoon going over Matlacha Bridge from Cape Coral to Pine Island looking out towards the northwest. The bridge is known as “The fishingest bridge in the world” due to all the fishing that takes place in the area.

Throw in some palm trees, some ominous weather and clouds and going over water and you got a great Florida photo in my eyes. πŸ™‚

Florida - Matlacha Bridge - Cape Coral to Pine Island

6 responses to “Photo of the Week: Florida Bridges, Palms & Storms.

  1. Whoa, look at those clouds! I remember experiencing the weather pattern you write about in Miami.

    • Yep, every day is almost a carbon copy with the storms it seems in the summer, but then it goes away quickly! πŸ™‚

  2. Love watching the force of nature at a distance πŸ˜‰ Pine island? Interesting name. I’ve to go to Florida one day!

    • Love when you can see the rain falling from a distance. Pine Island, very scenic place to check out and get to from the mainland. Look up Matlacha, Florida. πŸ™‚

  3. I remember those storms well! I spent every August of my childhood in Clearwater Beach. We knew exactly when it was time to get out of the pool and head in – not because of the time on the clock, but because the storm clouds were moving in. It was at the same time every day, usually around 3pm. Gotta love the Gulf Coast of Florida!

    • Clearwater cool. It is like clock work. Love watching the sky be sunny in one direction and dark and cloudy in the other, knowing the clouds will soon be overhead then pass by quickly. Love watching the rain there! πŸ™‚

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