It's been a long, hot and busy summer! We've had an usually wet summer here and some rural areas are still flooded. When I visited Myakka River State Park yesterday, the road winding through the park was completely open and passable for the first time in several weeks. The wooded areas throughout the park, though, are still under water. So, park residents, like this deer, seemed very happy to venture out of the soggy conditions and enjoy a nice meal on dry ground. In fact, this deer was so focused on munching on dry grass, it didn't mind me standing just 20-25 yards away. Cooler temperatures are right around the corner here and I hope I'll be able to get out and about with my camera a bit more. Hope everyone in the CDP blogosphere is doing well!