Friday, April 4, 2008

Everybody's doing it

It seems like everyone we know is going to Florida. Ann and I are no exception. Ann, as you know, recently traveled to Orlando and Key West, and last week, Michael and I returned from five days in beautiful Siesta Key.

I have so many photos to share that I am going to break it into three posts. This first one will deal with Strange Beauty. As you know, Ann and I are attracted to the stranger aspects of nature. And nature, strange and otherwise, was in abundance in Siesta Key and Sarasota. See for yourself:

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Boardwalk from Michael's parents' condo to the beach.

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I came home with a big bag of gorgeous sea shells.

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The obligatory sunset shot...

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Blue herons, like this one, were plentiful.

Shore bird

If you are familiar with our work, you might recognize some familiar motifs.

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Spotted this little guy off the cafe deck at the Ringling Museum. I thought he was a bronze sculpture...until I saw him move his head.

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Beautiful little lizard spotted (pardon the pun) at Selby Gardens.

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Look at the roots of this tree. Doesn't it look like something out of Pan's Labyrinth? Note the people (on the left ) to give you an idea of scale.

Well, that's enough Strange Beauty for now. Next post: The Ringling Museum.

Sharon

2 comments:

Tyler said...

the spindly 'legs' of that tree are fantastic. and the 'boardwalk' image is quiet and dreamy. can't wait to see the circus shots. so ready for a summer holiday. thanks for sharing.

Sarah and Jack said...

We used to live very near Clearwater, and I remember that tree well. It is fantastic!