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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER SUNSET

JUPITER, FL SUNSET

I love the fact that, although the sun sets in the west,  you very often get reflected sunset hues in the eastern sky.   This is especially noticeable  at the beach, in this case the beach at Jupiter Inlet, Florida, which is facing east across the Atlantic Ocean   Another thing I love about this photo is that if I move my laptop screen forward/backward I get totally different images.

Copyright 2009                 Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER, FL

FULL MOON REFLECTION

I’m continuing with a series of “reflections” for the first part of this year mainly because I’m very fond of them and I also love the play on  words!

This was taken at The Estuary, a community in Jupiter, Florida.  When I’m in Florida, I love to go to the beach and watch the rising of the full moon each month.   I was doubly blessed on this November evening as the setting sun gave enough light to capture this image.  In case you care, I believe this is the 17th hole at the Jupiter Dunes Golf Club, a public 18 hole, par 3, “executive” course .

Remember, you can always click on the photo to enlarge or on highlighted words for more information.  For MONDAY’S IRISH MOMENT,  go to www.IrishCustomTours.com and click on Blog.

Copyright 2014                            Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER AUTUMN

FLORIDA AUTUMN

Many people feel that South Florida has no seasons but I disagree.  Here, at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, you can clearly see that the leaves have turned and autumn has arrived.  It’s all about slowing down and looking around you.  Jupiter, Florida does have gorgeous beaches, palm trees, lush landscaping, great restaurants and proximity to world-class shopping.  The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary provides a much more laid-back experience with loads of native animals (mostly rescued), serene landscapes, helpful and knowledgeable staff and is a fun and free treat, especially for children.

Copyright 2011                 Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER, FLORIDA

TURTLE IN FLORIDA

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come to an end on this Labor Day, this snoozer doesn’t seem too concerned!  Taken at Busch Wildlife Center in Jupiter, Florida.  The Center is just a delight, especially for children, with lots of native wildlife including panthers, raccoons, eagles and, of course turtles.  Most of the birds, reptiles and animals were found wounded or orphaned and have been nursed back to health.  Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.  The gift shop is a wonderful source for souvenirs, stocking stuffers, and token gifts.

Copyright 2013                        Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: FULL MOON OVER JUPITER

JUPITER, FL MOONRISE

JUPITER, FL MOONRISE

As well as sunsets, I have a real “thing” for the moon and also reflected images.   So this photo satisfies all three as it was taken just after sunset, with the rising full moon and the trees and golf course nicely reflected.  Taken November 2011, The Estuary at Jupiter Dunes, Jupiter, Florida.

Copyright 2012     Mary Jane E Clark

PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES

This is a “just because” post!  I entered the local  newspaper’s (Palm Beach Post) Nature photo contest and since the photos are all easily accessible at this point, I thought I’d share them with you, even though it’s only Thursday.  These were all taken in South Florida at a variety of locations and over several years.  Writing about my world travels and living in Ireland, I tend to forget that many people haven’t visited my paradise in the United States yet.  Palm Beach County, and Jupiter in particular, is truly a lovely place…fabulous climate, wonderful people, great cultural, dining and shopping opportunities make it truly one of the best places I can imagine living.  Before I moved here in 1999 I thought it was “God’s waiting room”.  How wrong I was!  I’ve had such unbelievably good experiences and made such amazing friends that I can’t give it up……..even for Ireland.  I’ve got to have my “fix” every 6 months or so.

So, I hope you enjoy these photos of South Florida.  

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