Is there anything as beautiful as a sunset on the water? Well, maybe sunrise on the water. I’d have to say they are equally beautiful. Living in Jacksonville, Fl, I am able to enjoy both. Above is a photo of a sunset on the St. Johns River at a county dock. This is just a little ways down the road from me, heading out of my neighborhood, down a main street, and turning into another residential area. However, our huge river winds all around town. This county dock, on my side of town, has a park and historical site. It’s a great place to go and relax, take a short walk, and stop and gaze. Many people also go to fish off of that dock. It’s a beautiful location.
Walking back through the trails into the park, you still get a little glimpse of the river through the trees. This photograph was taken on a day that had been rainy and stormy, and it was just winding down. There would have been a sunset, except for the clouds. You can almost see the breeze stirring through the Spanish moss. The dark and light images made a wonderful contrast.
Here is the county dock again, pictured on a sweltering hot summer day, mid-day to be exact, from another angle. I mean, it’s one of those days the heat seems to be cooking the wood, and some of the wood was new at that point, which may have accounted for the smell, but in my mind’s eye, it was the sun baking the wood. I was also dripping with sweat. No one goes out there too often on hot summer days. 🙂 Those from out of town don’t either. You can sort of tell how bright and intense the sun is on this day, because a lot of the colors look faded, as if every color is reflecting so much light.
Such is the mixture of bright, sunny, cloudy, dark, and rainy that we get around here, in this place I call home. You can get beautiful views on any sort of day. Just keep your eyes wide open, and especially head for the water.
Echoes of My Neighborhood is a Thursday blog challenge, initiated by fellow blogger Jacqueline Obyikocha, who blogs at http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com . Jacqueline is very supportive of other bloggers and always inspires me with her poetry and photography. Please stop by and peruse her blog. While there, you should also visit her Echoes of My Neighborhood posts, or you can get to them directly at http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/category/travel-2/dubai/echos-of-my-neighbourhood/ You won’t be disappointed!