01-18-19 The clouds over the Sarasota Bay were magnificent.
01-18-19 A simply gorgeous day closed with a spectacular display of layered clouds.
An expressive sky
08-29-19 The late morning sky over the bay was quite expressive.
08-31-19 Magical energy was building within the storm clouds over the Gulf. The God Rays, both vertical and at an angle, were profound and filled with expressive Beings. The first in a series of three images.
08-31-19 An apparently angry Being emerges from the magical energy within the afternoon storm clouds. Though there is evident anger, the Being emits God Rays to to the Earth.
09-04-19 A stunning sunset closes a windy, lovely day at the beach.
View from John Ringling Causeway
08-29-19 From the John Ringling Causeway bridge apex, the late-morning view was spectacular.
09-15-19 As we neared Everglades City, the mid-day cloud reflections were spectacular. This is one of the final images taken on the fantastic Ten Thousand Island motor boat tour.
Ten Thousand Islands
09-15-19 Within the Ten Thousand Islands Everglades National Park are a diverse display of islands, keys, and mangrove islets.
09-15-19 One of the stops on the Everglades Ten Thousand Island motor-boat tour was a barrier island. Hidden behind the first tree cluster is portable toilet for National Park visitors.
Morning on the beach
09-01-19 Simply gorgeous! The image is a capture from the first morning beach walk on the 2019 vacation.
Afternoon beach scene
09-02-19 Afternoon clouds made an expressive sky over the beach.
Sea oats in golden light
09-03-19 As the Sun greets the day, the shoreline sea oats glowed within the golden light.
Pelican on sandbar
09-15-19 A pelican enjoys the morning golden light on a sandbar within the Everglades National Park Ten Thousand Islands.
Waves on a sea wall
09-06-19 Even though 30,000 tons of sand renourished the Longboat Key Beach a year ago, erosion made contiguous beach access dangerous to impossible.
North Lido beach
06-01-19 When in doubt get low for a unique perspective.
09-02-19 As the rising sun filters through the beach-side trees, the seaweed sparkles.
Remnants of the morning hunt
09-02-19 Remnants of the morning hunt remind us of the tremendous work it takes to forage morsels of nutrition in the wild. Additionally, prey creatures must both find ample food and protect themselves from predators.
Hatched loggerhead turtle eggs
09-02-19 Overnight almost 40 young loggerhead turtles made their way to the Gulf surf.
Sea turtle eggs
09-03-19 Three days after the sea turtles hatch, a Longboat Key Turtle Watch team excavates the nest to measure its depth and count hatched and unhatched eggs. Once the stats are recorded, the egg shells and unhatched eggs are returned to the nest and covered with sand.
01-19-19 The lovely Selby Gardens are bouncd by the Sarasota Bay and the scenic Hudson Bayou.
01-19-19 The Hudson Bayou view from Selby Gardens showcases Sarasota's charming waterside residences along with the Orange Avenue bridge.
South Lido Beach
05-25-19 The South Lido Beach Park has lovely paths that lead back to where Sarasota Bay forms an estuary amidst the mangroves.
Osprey in nest platform
01-13-19 Working as a team, the tentative lady stayed in the nest as her mate watched over the human-crowded scenario from a nearby tree.
Sunset on the bay
01-16-19 Golden light encases Sarasota Bay as the Sun edges towards the western horizon.
Sarasota Bay sunset
01-16-19 As the day comes to a close, the setting Sun casts its golden light on the city park dolphon fountain.
07-19-19 It was a stormy summer night over Sarasota BAy.
Rough Gulf surf
09-06-19 Strong winds and rough surf kept the fishermen away from the Longboat Key public pier.
King of the Gazebo
09-08-18 The great blue heron perched on the gazebo roof to scout for an evening meal within the surrounding wetlands.
Pelican by the bay
04-07-18 A pelican takes a break from his grooming ritual to give a nice profile capture.
06-07-19 A solo limpkin during its morning hunt in the shallow waters of Lake Myakka.
Limpkin in the rain
06-07-19 The light rain gave an added dimension to the limpkin feeding in the shallow water.
Limpkin with clam
06-07-17 The sweet limpkin takes his prize to the shore where he enjoyed the fresh-water delicacy.
06-07-19 The limpkin continues his morning hunt as the sprinkle turns to rain.
Sand hill crane family
06-07-19 A sand hill crane family walks through the wetlands dried from the recent drought.
06-07-19 The sandhill crane parent enjoyed an afternoon stroll with his family through the dried wetlands.
Young sandhill crane
06-07-19 With his parents nearby, the young sandhill crane learns to forage for his own food and live indepenently.
Black vulture convention
06-07-19 Black vultures congregate on the long-closed viewing platform on Lake Myakka.
06-08-19 A friendly lizard honored me with stillness as I did my best to get the long lens to auto focus. The fella was most patient.
06-07-19 A majestic tree reminds us that life continues after apparent death. The fallen tree provides nutrition and protection for an array of Beings within the various kingdoms.
Ferns on fallen tree
06-07-19 Native resurrection ferns (Pleopeltis polypodioides) find the fallen tree a perfect host. An epiphytic fern, the resurrection fern requires a host and reproduces via spores instead of seeds.
06-07-19 The magnificent tree beckoned us to further explore the woods.
01-08-19 The ancient tree is eager to share its innate wisdom to seekers ready to listen with their Hearts.
01-05-20 A monarch butterfly caterpillar thrives in the Selby Gardens' Pollinator Garden.
03-20-20 Though considered a weed by many, the lovely dandelion is an abundant edible plant. Beyond tasty salad greens, dandelions are an important early spring food source for pollinators coming out of winter slumber.