In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”

Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.

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In the afternoon, my back window or lanai provides views of torrential rains. These daily Southwest Florida rains during the summer, raise the water levels of the lake.

The water now covers the ducks former seating area under a tree where they wait for morning walkers to throw seed and bread their way.

The rocks turtles sit on in the morning are now covered and I wonder where they have gone. Grasses break through the surface of the lake to provide seating for dragonflies and other insects, who rest and sun themselves.

With the increase in rains, gar-fish circle the lakes shore to feed upon minnows.

Rain changes my neighborhoods view out looking out my back door.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

14 thoughts on ““Looking Out My Back Door””
  1. Your words make me want to join you for a squint out your back door.

    1. Theres another great torrential down pour taking place now, but it will pass. Lol!

  2. That garfish is massive! wow :O

    1. I think he came in with the last torrential down pour. Lol!

      1. He does know how to make an entrance huh! XD

        1. Oh yes he did. LOL

  3. Send some of that rain down here! You painted a nice picture!

    1. Why thank you Pam. I’ve been exploring my poetic side for the past several months combined with my creative writing skills.

  4. Yes, I can “see’ it off your ” lania” ( love that word don’t hear often used) and “walkers” throwing bread… Sounds nice:) blessings, denise

  5. Haven’t seen a gar fish in many years and never of that size. That is for me a truly amazing fish and photo. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I know this Gar was several years old moving smoothly along in the water.

      1. I actually had no idea they could be that big! I am kind of glad I didn’t know as I used to hurl myself off the end of a dock into the river never considering those little five and six inch gars had BIG MOMMAS !

        1. It is amazing how many times I have swam in rivers, lakes and oceans never realizing, I was not at the top of the food chain. Lol! 🙂

      2. I’m rather glad I am just learning their size potential via your photo. I used to hurl myself off the end of a dock into tidal water never considering that those little five and six inch gar fish had BIG MOMMAS!

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