It is currently the off-season in Southwest Florida. With few snow-birders in the park during the early morning hours in August, the start of a great day begins with the silence of mother nature’s, birds chirping, insects buzzing and capturing the calm still waters reflecting a morning sunrise.

The third and last photo has been spotlighted on the blogging site, “Before Sundown” as part of the sites Hall of Fame. Click the highlighted link to view incredible sunrises and sunsets. Before Sundown

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge

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.

20 thoughts on ““The Start of a Great Day””
  1. Beautiful <3

    1. Thank you, it took several morning to acquire the perfect setting and mix of clouds.

      1. and its on the Spot now, real beautiful 🙂

  2. A beautiful start! 🙂

  3. Marty, a beautiful sunrise! I’ve been waiting for this to put in the Welcome Page gallery. Yours will be a winner among them all. Thanks! Chryssa (aka Christine)

    1. Hey Chryssa, thanks, I will say this is my best yet.

      I took several mornings to get this photo waiting on the right mix of clouds and calm waters before the water fountains activate in the morning.

      I think I will use it on opening page.

  4. I agree, you should use it on your opening page. It’s in the Welcome Page gallery, the last one on the page. I’ll reposition as I add others. There’s another one of your sunrises there too. Now that I have a New Feature Header Photo every week, would you mind if I feature this sunrise and you for next week? I’d write up a little bit about you with photo, and you’ll be in the Featured Header Photo Page too. Kind of a Hall of Fame! Happy Wednesday! Chryssa

    1. No problem Chryssa! 🙂

  5. Marty, wanted to save your profile pic (head shot with sunglasses on) for the write-up. But cannot save it in pictures. Can you send it to me so I can copy it? It’s a great pic! Chryssa

    1. Ok, I will send it to you.

  6. Thanks! If you want e-mail, it’s in Gravatar. Or just send it in a way that it can be saved in my pictures. Yay!!! Chryssa

    1. ok

  7. Guess I can only get e-mail in Gravatar. I tried to no avail as a guest! So here it is – Chryssa

  8. Just figured it out! click on my pic in comments and it brings you to Gravatar and my profile, plus e-mail. Duh! You probably knew how to do that! Chryssa

  9. Wow! Especially love the last shot

    1. Thanks, I spent several days waiting for the right conditions to achieve what I captured in the photo.

  10. Lovely images. Nature is incomparable.

  11. Nice one

    1. Why thanks Sigma!

  12. Wow!! Beautiful 😍

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