Just popping my head up to say hello and let everyone know all's well. It's been a very busy past month preparing and recovering from Hurricane Irma. At long last, yesterday, the SDP Editor-in-Chief ordered the entire staff to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature -- DSLR in hand. We visited one of my wildlife go-to locations near Ft. Myers to check on the burrowing owls. Success! This one was quite cute and a bit camera shy, playing peek-a-boo between the blades of grass. Love these little guys! Nice to be out and about again. Hope everyone in the blogosphere has been doing well!
August 25, 2017
August 12, 2017
The entire SDP team ventured out for sunset Thursday night on Sarasota Bay. We were poised for an incredible sunset, when all of a sudden a small cloud materialized next to the setting sun and quickly expanded into a very large cloud blocking the sun. (As the SDP Jr. Editor observed, it grew like Aladdin being released from his lamp. The Editor-in-Chief, on the other hand, viewed it more as a map of Scotland, with Mother Nature paying homage to Sarasota's Scottish roots.) Anyway, the glow of the yellow-orange sunbeams radiating from behind the cloud and reflecting off the clouds above was quite impressive. Goes to show...you never know for sure what you're going to get with a sunset here. Happy Saturday!
August 9, 2017
August 8, 2017
July 26, 2017
A bit messy...slopping seagrass on that spoonbill, but nevertheless, those shades of pink are very pretty! Spotted this roseate spoonbill Monday evening on Sarasota Bay -- a fun and unusual sighting in the summertime. Typically, the roseate spoonbills have migrated north by this time of year. Whatever the season, it's always a thrill to see one!