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.
July 9, 2017
July 8, 2017
July 7, 2017
If you're a tennis fan or watch any sports news, I'm sure you've heard the news about the horrific knee injury American tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered yesterday during a second round singles match at Wimbledon. I blogged about Bethanie after seeing her in action this past spring at the Miami Open. She was so much fun interacting with fans after the match that she quickly became one of my favorite players on the women's tour. I've been following her silly antics and serious tennis play on social media and was happy to see she was doing well playing singles. And, as the #1 ranked doubles player in the world, she was on her way to hold all four grand slam titles consecutively. Then...this awful injury. Absolutely heartbreaking. Praying for the best care and a full recovery!
July 3, 2017
July 1, 2017
I hadn't visited The Butterfly Estates in Ft. Myers for a few years, so I was very happy to return last weekend and encounter lots of beautiful butterflies. This scene was quite interesting. Several monarch butterflies were captivated by this plant...energetically flitting around, landing, and flapping their wings even more. Lots of motion -- which (conveniently) is this month's theme day in the City Daily Photo blogosphere. To see other interpretations of motion click here.