Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sky Watch Friday~ Another Sunset~

Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico at Sarasota, Florida. There were so many more colors that you could see in person! I wish it showed up on in the photo as vivid! So many birds were out this evening, and it was a lovely beach walk! There was a green flash with this one too!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Watery Wednesday ~ A View of O' Leary's

This is one of my favorite photos of the bay near Sarasota Bay Front, I'm sure I've posted it before, but I'm bringing it back for Watery Wednesday! The tree seem to form a heart around it. After storms they always have to remove the boats that are left there, damaged or washed ashore.

O' Leary's is a Tiki Bar-restaurant-jet ski and paddle boat rental.
We like going there because we can bring our dog and sit outside and eat. They did a lot of remodeling and have a covered deck that is a little cooler for the dogs in the summer. It's just so nice to sit out on the bay and enjoy the water and living in Florida!

Of course it give me a good excuse to link this to:
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tucker All Tucked In ~ Camera Critters

Looks like he was playing too much and fell asleep toy and all.
At 14 years old he can pretty much do as he pleases, even get on the couch (only in the den though)

Look at that face!

Poor thing, he has is so rough...

This is first time with this meme Camera Critters another one I have plenty of photos for!
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turtle Beach ~ Watery Wednesday~

Need I say more?

These were taken at Turtle Beach in Sarasota Florida. It is just south on Siesta Key from Crescent Beach. We usually can get a parking spot there if the other beaches are full.

There are always plenty of birds...
and fishing...
or just go for a stroll down the beach...
listening to the surf...

The sand is a little more coarse there, not the white powder of Siesta and Crescent beach.
I added this to...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Typical Summer Afternoon in Florida

This was taken in our neighborhood. We see so many interesting clouds in the summer afternoons here. This evening it was all colors from yellow-orange, then purple-pink. We often see rainbows and many times it is raining and the sun is out. Makes for a fun SkyWatch Friday.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lido Beach on Labor Day

I'm going to add this photo to... Color Carnival check it out for more colorful pictures... Wade was out of state for Labor Day weekend so Maranda and I decided to check out some different beaches. We first went to Lido Beach to see if we could find some of the good shells that they seem to have there. Lido beach is just beyond St Armand's Circle out on the Gulf of Mexico.
You know me...I always have to check out the life guard hut. They have a pretty little sea life mural on theirs. Seagulls are included.

This lady was quietly reading her book and a scrub jay landed right in front of her as we were walking by. It was facing her and checking things out. I think he just realized it was a person because he flew away just after I took the click. I have never seen them on the beach before usually we see plenty of scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park down in Osprey.

We went later in the day to avoid the Labor Day beach crowds, but then forgot they also have a beach sunset crowd. We were surprised how busy it still was...

So we decided to go further south to South Lido Park. I parked close and in the shade. but didn't realize you can't park under the street lamps.

They tend to be a popular hangout for the fine feathered crowd, and that just doesn't make for a good place to park. Even with the short time I was there I was lucky to get a nice design of little white dots to decorate my care. Now just hope for rain!

At South Lido there were less people and the beach stretched out for quite a ways. The clouds came upon the horizon so we didn't catch a good sun setting over the water...they probably had that at Lido Beach...

The clouds were a lot more colorful in person, but I was able to get a few nice shots.

The sea wheat always add to the pictures.

There were a few boats heading out into the Gulf from the intercoastal.

We did enjoy our outing and it was nice to get some different views.

We used to go on the intercoastal side all the time because you can bring the jet skis up on shore there and it was close to the gulf if you wanted to catch some waves.

From here you can go into the intercoastal you can go into Sarasota Bay or into the mangroves, there is a lot of water sports going on.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It only took me a week to post my photos!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sarasota Bay ~Sky Watch Friday~

I know I've said this before, but Florida sky's are always so much fun to watch this time of year. This is Sarasota Bay taken from Bird Key Park just over the Ringling Bridge. I'll have a photo of that sometime soon!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Young Sunset ~ Watery Wednesday~

We often enjoy a walk on the beach at sunset... we also enjoy people watching, and shelling...I was standing next to their parents when I was taking this photo. They didn't say anything.

I couldn't daughter is 15 now and past the "princess" stage.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

X Marks the spot ~SkyWatch Friday~

We were driving through Atlanta on the way home to Florida. I am always checking the skies and when I spotted this X I grabbed my camera and took the photo through the windshield. It was almost looking into the sun, but I had to get the X, I thought it was interesting. Pardon the dirty after driving forever windscreen that it was taken through. My husband was driving of course!

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