Saturday, June 28, 2014

Where I've Been

If you haven't seen me around blogland lately, it's because I was on vacation in Sarasota, Florida! In keeping with the solemn tradition of vacationers throughout time, I now feel obliged to bore you with my vacation photos.  Lucky for you, since this is a blog, you are free to ignore them if you wish! If you do choose to peruse them, I hope you enjoy!


The water at Siesta Key really did appear to be this strange but lovely shade of green...


... which made the sky seem almost purplish by comparison. When you got in it, though, it was so clear you could easily see to the bottom.


There were lots of unfamiliar seabirds...





... but most wouldn't let me get close enough to photograph them.


You could see their little footprints all over the beautiful white sand beach...














My self-portrait on the beach...




Stay tuned for more vacation photos in the next post - I actually went to some places that are not the beach, such as Selby Botanical Gardens and the Dali Museum!

I hope everyone is having a great summer!





23 comments:

  1. especially love the pattern of the bird feet! hope it was a great and reinvigorating get away!

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  3. I love beach photos as I miss it so living here in the South West, I drank all your images in :-).
    xoxo

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    1. Annie, I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. l'oiseau avec le bec rouge.. du jamais vu..extraordinaire!

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    1. I found out it's called a black skimmer; I had never seen one before, either.

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  5. love that bird track lace in the sand!

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    1. I know - isn't that cool? Thanks for visiting, Mo!

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  6. Looks like you are having a wonderful sunny summer.. and beautiful beach pictures. You never know what will inspire you when you get back to your studio.

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    1. You're right, Donna, I am having a wonderful summer. I can already feel the seeds of inspiration starting to sprout! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Images of pure summer. I'm with you in my dreams!

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    1. These are really the classic summer shots aren't they? I hope you get to a tropical beach soon, but until then you're welcome to come along in your dreams!

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  8. Thanks for letting me walk there! Looks gorgeous.

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    1. Any time, Annie; thanks for coming along!

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  9. What great shots!! Thanks for taking us along for the joy ride......

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    1. You're so welcome Cynnie; I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

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  10. gorgeous photos Sharmon… I'm glad you are having a wonderful time!

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    1. Thanks, Laura; so glad you stopped by. I hope you're doing well. xo

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  11. how wonderful to get away. i love the color of the ocean and in contrast with the sky and beach.
    your photos are lovely, the birds a joy, so different than ours. Plus look at that gorgeous clear water.

    Museums are fun to go to. we don't really have many, so i go to upper end galleries and pretend they are museums. So lovely to have you stop by!

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    1. Yes, it was nice to get away - I hadn't seen the ocean in several years, and was really missing it. I will be posting some photos from the Dali museum later. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Now that is a REAL vacation ... every photo speaks of the beach, ocean, and everything connected. Love the photos and glad you had such a great getaway!

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    1. Yes, it's what I'd call a real vacation, anyway - the classic ocean get-away. Lots of fun!

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