All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Standing Cypress</strong>
<em>Ipomopsis rubra</em> /Phlox Family
Santa Rosa Co., FL<br>
I always enjoy seeing these pretty red flowers blooming among the dunes on Santa Rosa Island, they look like little red herald trumpets. I photographed t...
Standing Cypress
Ipomopsis rubra /Phlox Family
Santa Rosa Co., FL

I always enjoy seeing these pretty red flowers blooming among the dunes on Santa Rosa Island, they look like little red herald trumpets. I photographed these at Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola in August 2003. I hope the 20-foot storm surge of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 didn't wash away most of the dune plants!
***Update, Dec. 2004 --- After seeing the beach at Santa Rosa Island and a video about the hurricane damage near Pensacola, I now know that the area received even more serious damage than I ever dreamed! The storm surge flattened the dunes and cut through the island at Gulf Islands National Seashore. It will take many years for the area to recuperate.


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