February 15, 2013

New Pass Bridge

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If you head under the New Pass drawbridge to the west, you'll be on your way to the Gulf of Mexico.  New Pass, as it's cleverly called, was a new cut created by Mother Nature during a hurricane in 1848.  That's Longboat Key, where the sun is starting to sink; if you cross the bridge in the other direction, you're in Sarasota.  I snapped this from a fishing pier on City Island earlier this week.  For as many visitors as we have right now, I was surprised to have the place all to my self.  Not another soul around.

I thought some of my blogger friends enduring the cold and snow, who wished they could be in a toasty climate, could use a warm pick me up like this.  That being said, we're expecting a cold front through the weekend, so most of us who live here year round are pretty excited about the possibility of wearing sweaters for a few days. (When I say "cold" front, I mean high temps in the 60s and lows in the 40s.)  It started raining yesterday afternoon and continued through most of the  night.  Oh, boy...bring on the chill!   Hope everyone has a terrific Friday.  I'm linking to Skywatch Friday.

23 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

I discover your blog trough the comment you let on Lowell's one...
I'm happy to found you because, as Lowell's pictures, your's remind me my trip in Florida... (feel free to look at mines on my page)
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

cieldequimper said...

Pretty sky, lovely view! Isn't it nice to enjoy some peace and quiet sometimes?

We are: clamco said...

"so most of us who live here year round are pretty excited about the possibility of wearing sweaters for a few days."

That just cracks me up! Thank you for the lovely warm photo. :)

Brian King said...

That's beautiful!

Andy said...

Another beautiful scene captured by you. Thanks for the warm pick me up. You posting today and my posting proff that great minds think alike. Check mine out here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Couldn't get a more serene scene SRQ, bet that's a popular spot for fishing off the jetty

Jim Klenke said...

We are getting a cold front too, highs in the 50s today. It does get cold at night though. I notice our gas is up in the $3.40s and thought of you, LOL.

Birdman said...

Saw 88 here Wednesday. Now heading back to the frozen North. More sunshine, please.

Lowell said...

Very nice. We've had some fun times in Sarasota and Longboat Key. I love that area but don't get down there much, unfortunately. You've reminded me of how nice it is.

It's gonna be cold here, too. I'm afraid you're right about those azaleas!

Stay warm!

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow - so pretty and tranquil. Seems like a great spot to relax.

DrillerAA09 said...

Florida presents the opportunity to capture some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the U.S., as evidenced by your capture here. Happy Skywatching.

Mridula said...

It is a beautiful picture and I hope you got the chill!

LONDONLULU said...

Now that's the kind of sky scene I like! Thank you for the welcome dose of warmth (and LOL re: nothing says love like a block o' cheese! So romantic, indeed:)

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

such gorgeous color and reflection!

NatureFootstep said...

never been to Florida but this looks great.

LOLfromPasa said...

Well, you did it for me...just lovely and I feel 'warm' all over. Beautiful shot. I am going to see just exactly where Sarasota is on a map now. (Done - You are near Venice. We have family that vacation there.) Cute what you said about sweaters. Enjoy :).

Jack said...

This is a lovely scene, SRQ. The mobs who read your blog will be swarming to Sarasota after seeing it.

Yes, I have been enjoying the two days of rain. The "cold" day coming up is not a problem for me. I know what real cold is . . .

Al said...

A lovely warm shot - cold is definitely a relative term in Florida.

You asked how I get my lightning shots, I explained it in the following blog post: http://www.alsphotographyblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/rainy-lightning.html

Kay said...

Now that's a slice of a different life: highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s. Enjoy that "chill." Hot tea or coffee always helps. Or soup. Do people in Florida know about soup? ;-}

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Even in the winter these skies have a tropical feel to them... beautiful!

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Irene said...

Gorgeous shot ... would like to go there right away (away from snow and ice).

Have a nice week!