Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Siesta Key

My husband Michael and I recently returned from Siesta Key, Florida.

Michael and me at the beach Shore bird in the surf

The Good Life
The Good Life.

My bounty:
This is called an Angel Wing Angel Wing
Sea shelleton Baby's fingernail
This shell is the size of a baby's fingernail.

I am as inspired by these:
Dead head
Crab ecto-skeleton

As I am by this:
Perfect purple

Florida flora and fauna:
Tangled roots
Myakka River State parkMyakka River State Park. Do you see all the logs in the water?
They are these: Sunbather Big Daddy

Alligator territory

Good trip.



Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. I especially love the shells. I love the backgrounds you used to photograph them too. Accentuated them very nicely. (:

Secret Leaves said...

Thanks Vicki. The background is the cover of an 1877 atlas of Warren County, Indiana. The inside pages are super-cool too.


tyler said...

the good life, indeed. love your 'bounty'. how did you get so close to a gator?! yikes.

the bee print below is fabulous. i can see how those lovely digs captivate you.

The Feathered Nest said...

What gorgeous photos Sharon!!! The water looks so amazingly blue ~ it's so nice to see you too!! You and your hubs make a wonderful looking couple :) xxoo, Dawn

Maggie said...

I'm officially jealous - it all looks absolutely gorgeous! And that tree! Those roots - stunning!

Secret Leaves said...

Hi all. Thanks for stopping by! Tyler - the big gator in the second picture was floating lazily below a bridge we were standing on. That place was amazing--there were gators EVERYWHERE.

Dawn and Maggie - it IS a really beautiful place. I highly recommend it as a vacation destination. Definitely my favorite place I've been in Florida. And Dawn, thanks for the kind words about me and my hubby.

Finally, I just looked at the last picture enlarged...I need to buy a better bra!

Jen Sertl said...

Hiya! Thought I'd stop by tonight and catch up! LOVE the photo of you and Michael...so good! And the beach photos and your finds...i miss the beach. Thanks for sharing all the pretties!

lotta said...

Stunning photos. You both look so relaxed and content. Seems like a wonderful trip!