June 9, 2010

Watery Wednesday: No Oil

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.


7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

We can only hope it stays that way;for all our sakes.

Lois said...

What a beautiful shot! Love the heron and I hope he stays safe.

Jacob said...

Very well composed. Heron on guard! Too bad he/she will not be able to stop the oil if it comes your way!

So far so good in Cedar Key, too.

EG Wow said...

It's so beautiful. I do hope the oil spill is cleaned up SOON!

Ann said...

Lovely shot. Glad to see that proud heron is unaffected by the oil.

T. Becque said...

I like how the bird is a silhouette.

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful post in silhouette, just hope that oil problem will ease up soon.

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