Despite some blobs of oil making landfall in northern Florida earlier this week, it's still beautiful and pristine here in Sarasota. Hotel cancellations have leveled off, so the tourists seem to be getting accurate information -- and that's good news since this area is so dependent on tourism. It almost looks like this Great Blue Heron is a watchman keeping a close eye on its environs on Sarasota Bay. This shot was taken on City Island looking east toward downtown. One of the primary wildlife responders to the oil spill, Save Our Seabirds, is located right down the street. Check out others participating in Watery Wednesday.