A good lesson learned for this new photographer and that is some of your favorite photographs are taken at the most random times and locations. This photograph was shot while in a drive-thru line at a Dunkin’ Donuts for some much needed coffee on my way to work one morning a few weeks ago. I reviewed my results just recently and was pleasantly surprised. I hope you are as well.
Tis a rainy day for most living in the state of Florida. This photograph was taken though at my former residence on Siesta Key in Sarasota. I loved living there and miss it terribly. I would dangle my feet off the dock and just take it the serene sights, sounds and smells. I would watch manatee swim by, mullets practically fly across the top of the water, crabs wave hello from under, jellyfish gracefully swim through, and a variety of birds sing and impress morning, noon and night. Now that I’m currently residing off the key, I’m thinking the birds there are even more fun than where I am now. Siesta has such a different feel and I need to get back stat. My favorite part though was having one of my really good friends randomly show up at my dock to pick me up for a day of boating. You just knew it was going to be a fun day with him! Living on the water, on Siesta Key, surrounded by wonderful, really fun friends come rain or shine is the perfect place pour moi.
Sunday’s weather on the Gulf of Mexico was a typical summer day. It started off sunny and gorgeous and of course out of nowhere, turned dark and stormy. This was the scary kind with frequent and too close for comfort lightning. As you can imagine, this type of sudden, severe weather ended our beach day. As we and the other beach goers packed up our day quarters, we saw this boy chasing his inner tube down the beach that the strong wind grasped in its path. It just rolled and tossed itself down the beach with the poor boy trying to catch it with his child-sized hands.