March 21, 2016

Reaching

SDP 3-21-16
I'm not sure if the trees along the beach at Lovers Key State Park are dead, but I always enjoy photographing them.  I tried to glean some information about the trees and learned this from the park website:  This side of Lovers Key was so thick with mangroves, bushes, and pine trees it essentially was inaccessible -- until Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. The damage to the area was so severe beach restoration was necessary.   Trees were removed and the area cleared, creating a 2 mile stretch of open beach.  Although the original environment is gone, I think this new area is pretty special (even more so, now that I know the history with Hurricane Charley).  By the way, I snapped this photo just before the fiery orange ball I posted yesterday.

6 comments:

Nancy J said...

Love that photo, and the story behind it all. I have seen huge tree trunks on some of our beach areas, and wonder how far they were washed down from the land.

Andy said...

Nicely composed sunset.

bill said...

Nice composition! The addition of the tree works well with the sunset. It's always nice when you can find some background info for things/places that interest you.

William Kendall said...

Great composition! The old tree contrasts well with that sunset.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous!

Kay said...

Very nice! Wonderful composition. It sounds like Charley cleared out a lot of beach which in this case doesn't look too bad. The kinds of devastation I'm used to - wildfires in California - leaves the landscape looking devastated for some time.