Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving View This Year and Last

This was the view last Thanksgiving outside the window from my aunt and uncle's house in Bradenton. Florida.

...and this was the view this year...it looks like they got rid of a tree and now you can see the palm tree...

...and this was a little later...I guess we usually eat around the same time each year.

Last year....
This year!!

This was added to Watery Wednesday this week. Check it out to see more fantastic watery photos from around the world!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sand Bar at Low Tide ~ Watery Wednesday

We were able to take our boat our on this beautiful Sunday. It was at low tide and you can see many of the sand bars at this time. Here was a family that anchored their boat right up on the sandbar.

This dog was having so much fun, I loved watching him run along the sand bar.

It has been a while since I've linked to Watery Wednesday, I thought you all might be a little tied of all my beach, sea birds, sunset photos. Now that I have something from the boat and a little different, I'm adding this to Watery Wednesday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yes...Another Sunset ~ Sky Watch Friday~

We never know when we head out to the beach for sunset what kind of sunset we'll see. It can be stunning with fantastic cloud formation, or just plan clear sky. This one looked OK, sometimes when we get there it's cloudy on the horizon.
But then there are times when one little cloud on the horizon is just in the wrong spot...right where the sun was setting.

Yup...one little cloud on the horizon...

I wasn't sure if this would show up...it looked so cool in person the way it divided the sky like that!
Sky Watch Friday
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday ~ Dinning outside ~

The best thing about living in Florida is this time of year when we can really enjoy eating outside.
The weather is perfect...not too hot...not too cool. The view is stunning, and relaxing.
It's the time right before the snow birds and tourist start to come and invade sun coast.

Many outdoor eating area in Sarasota now allows pets to be with you as you dine. The do have to stay off the tables and are not to use any tableware. Most restaurants will provide water bowls, hand sanitizer, and a few doggie treat specials! We've enjoyed bringing our dog here for some time now. The park that is here also allows dogs, and they have a fountain and playground for the kids. Also a marina for the sport fisherman and party barge. Always a nice place to visit.

With it's nice new yellow umbrellas I am adding this to Mellow Yellow Monday .

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cat and Mouse...err...Squirrel ~

Yeah...I'm over it!

This was added to Wordless Wednesday and is joining all those wonderful creatures at Camera Critters.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What'cha Doing? ~ Camera Critters ~

Our friends have two border collies, and we will watch them for them when they go out of town. We have an Australian Shepherd, so we are very familiar with the behavior of herding dogs. However...the house gets very small with three dogs in the house, let alone three herding dogs. Of course they have to be everywhere you are, they should call them "shadow" dogs.

Even when you are trying to use the bathroom...

...this is what you'll see...

...better remember to lock the door!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Come Fly With Me ~ Camera Critters

I noticed this little guy when we were putting out some more Halloween decorations...

He was just hanging out...

...or hanging on...

I thought it was funny when you saw the broomstick that he was on and the "Come Fly With Me".

He was on the broomstick for quite sometime and just let me take the photos. He seemed a little curious, but he sat there and stared at my daughter while I went inside to get my camera! What a ham!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Tall Palm ~ Sky Watch Friday

This was taken on the grounds of John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It was such a tall palm just standing there on such a nice clear day. I almost couldn't get the picture because the sun wanted to get in the shot!
The museum not only holds beautiful art, but the grounds are full of many wonderful things to see. There is Mable's Rose garden, The Miniature Circus Museum, and The Ca'd Zan to name a few.

This was added to Sky Watch Friday where you can check out new skies from all over the planet each week!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bathtime! ~ Camera Critters

I know I've posted this photo before on one of my blogs, but the look is just too good to pass up on Camera Critters. I don't even know where to start with this one! What caption would you put here!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birds in the Sky!

We love going to the beach that is just a 4 minute drive from us to catch sunset. We better go now while we can because before long we will be full of seasonal tourists. Yes the "snow birds" will be coming! Thus the beaches will be crowded, and the restaurants, and the roads.... Anyway when we were driving out to see sunset, the sky was so clear as it has been lately. I said it won't be much of an interesting sunset with out some clouds. Well the sunset was fine, but the birds were out like you wouldn't believe. When I was trying to get a pic some pelicans diving of course they dove just off screen all three of them, or my camera delayed just enough. Aghhh!

I did get them skimming though, and it was so funny because it was almost like it was raining birds, they were all dropping into the water. Pelicans weren't the only birds diving for fish this evening! Here are a few that I was able to get a photo of!

as the sun is setting...

It almost looks like a shark!

These look prehistoric...

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yellow Feet ~ Mellow Yellow Monday

We were going under one of the draw bridges on the way back from Venice in the intercoastal waterway, and this guy was just hanging out waiting for the tide to go out. The tide was rushing out at this point and the small boat we were in had a hard time getting through the small area we had to get through, at idel speed. Had to click the yellow feet!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Camera Critters ~ herons or egrets~

You'll find herons all over Florida, they a pretty common. They like to hang out with fishermen...
...just in case they happen to drop a fish...
...or turn their back for a while...or maybe the sad puppy dog look will work and they get a toss...

The boat launch is another popular place to see them. Some fishermen will clean their catch here and then there is a treat!

He's pretty cool just hanging around!

I found out when I was used google to see if the fellow above was an egret or heron or what... It seems that egrets are herons or the difference is so slim. I guess an egret is a heron that is white or buff in color.
This guy was in our yard hunting for himself. It was taken when it was raining, right now we are so dry. Gorgeous dry 83 degree weather all week!
Here they go after lizards, frogs and snakes! Oh my!

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