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!
July 25, 2017
July 11, 2017
I'm not sure if I've ever seen seaweed this bright -- almost an electric green! It washed ashore from the Gulf of Mexico onto Sanibel island during low tide, just as an afternoon thunderstorm was rolling in.