My photos today are from the archive and were taken several years ago at Fort DeSoto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida.
Last week was filled with days of beautiful blue skies, white clouds, and a high temperature in the 80’s (F). A perfect time for a day at the beach at Fort De Soto Park. (For more information on the park, see Exploring Fort De Soto Park.)
The end of the day in the right place is like a time in paradise with deep colors and layered skies. Today I’m sharing nature’s glory at Fort De Soto Park. See last week’s post for more information on the park.
If you visit the Tampa Bay area and love beaches, wildlife, and history, you must spend a day at Fort De Soto County Park. Located off St. Petersburg, Florida, Fort De Soto Park is the largest county park in Pinellas County and consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.
Decades ago, I came on a vacation one week in February from middle Tennessee to Miami, Florida. A friend I visited showed me the beaches, Biscayne Boulevard, and local attractions. We had great seafood, barbecue, and everything in between. We even took a short trip to the Florida Keys.