Florida Scenics Blog- The art of Sharon Osterholt

The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location

Park #51 Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

We arrived at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park on another sunny warm Florida day. The park is pretty with Australian pines along the beach side, and mangroves along the bay side. We drove down to the very last parking area of the park closest to the pass. The pass was busy with fishermen on the shore trying their luck in the moving current, and many boaters were buzzing by. Along the beach side, there were many sunbathers enjoying the sun and surf. I walked along the trail to the beach and a black snake crossed my path! I set up my painting gear to paint the sandy path to the beach and as I painted I heard rustling behind me and saw another snake slither by. Then a few minutes later another snake crossed the path in front of me! Either this snake was circling me or there were three different snakes. If the sunbathers only knew there was a snake just behind them I’m sure I would’ve had the beach all to myself!

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park painting - 8x8" plein air on linen panel

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park painting – 8×8″ plein air on linen panel

2 comments on “Park #51 Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

  1. marge drew
    April 7, 2015

    Lovely painting.. Fun story.. I understand that snakes often use thesame trail.. their scent is on it..I guess  that goes for other critters too.I was visited yesterday by a black snake like that one ..but it came tomy home…er my garage..Actually I was bending down to inspect my plantnear the garage door when it moved and startled me..just a couple inchesfrom my nose.. Glad it was a black snake..and not the pigmy rattler that Ihave previously seen  on the other end of my garage door. That park looks quite lovely..   Margé

  2. FlaScenics
    April 7, 2015

    Thanks Margé! Yeah, I couldn’t figure out if it was the same snake or different snakes. Thankfully it was just a black snake, not a rattlesnake:-)

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