Island Dog has learned that fall comes late to West Central Florida. But when an unexpected "cold front" moved in, he/we couldn't resist getting out and playing tourist again.
So while we didn't spot any "tees" like we would during the winter, we did enjoy a visit from a flock of pelicans that floated near shore in a fertile, brackish backwater closer to the Gulf.
One advantage to getting out during the warmer summer months is everything is so green. As we walked past the backwater along a dark, overgrown path, we spotted this beautiful bloom.
It had found the only spot where the sun could break-through the dense canopy above. I'm no horticulturalist, but I believe this is a wild orchid we discovered along the boardwalk.
Since there isn't a Gulf beach nearby, we took Island Dog out to Pine Island Beach on the way home. It was a wonderful day, reminding us that
Life is always great on the island!