This is a minature piece of art in an acrylic box owned by friends Lois and Bill. They have the most extensive, beautiful and eclectic artwork outside of a museum I have ever seen.
I apologize for the reflexion, taken with my cell phone.
Reading on my sofa I heard the squirrels in my yard screeching and I saw a shadow pass by the patio window. This usually means a hawk is doing a low fly, looking for something to terrorize or eat. The squirrels disappeared and all seemed fine. Then I noticed a shadow in the palm tree that just looked wrong. Grabbed my camera just in case something exciting would happen, a bear perhaps?
I couldn’t find anything immediately but then I saw the back of a large owl sitting on a jumbled mess of a branch. It would not turn around! I waited with my eye in the viewer for what seemed like forever. This first shot is looking for him, the second is the perfect moment before he spotted me. I think he was playing with me….I’m glad I didn’t give up.
Oh this is going to be a stretch but bare with me please.
On an impromptu boat engine test around the bay a few weeks ago, my husband and I spotted our first White Pelicans of the season. Why they were on this small island I couldn’t quite figure out. (Perhaps trying to read the tiny sign ?) Yet again I didn’t have my camera with me (It really was impromptu) and my cell phone was at the bottom of my purse per usual. We sped by the birds so fast (lead footed Captain) that Imissed the perfect shot. O.k. I’ll get them on the way back . My phone at the ready on return and they were still there !
However the island seemed to be missing! The water was now up to there knees. Thus the stretch I asked you to tolerate.
We never could read the sign, I will leave that for you all to fill in.
And yes White Pelicans do have knees…….I think.
This is a picture that was difficult to assign a title.
This is what happens when you have a shot fall into your lap and then realize the perfect theme title already has a destination.
With that being said….
While getting a pedicure, one of the manicurist sat down at a station across the room from my pedi chair. She had a darling floral, soft sided lunch pack that she was proceeding to empty. It was lunch time and my tummy was growling with anticipation. (Actually I thought it was a tad inappropriate to eat in the salon.) Well it sure wasn’t lunch !
It was a practice hand, doesn’t everyone have one !? This was a first for me!
Aren’t we lucky to be living in Sarasota !
A beautiful view overlooking Marina Jack, with the city to the left and Sarasota Bay to the right. Spending the afternoon playing Maj Jongg with friends and sneaking a picture or two from Carole’s patio. Again just my cell ( I do have a great camera but cannot get in the habit to keep it with me) and bad eyesight but it doesn’t matter because it’s all so pretty…albeit a tad out of focus.