Views over Sarasota

These photos were taken from the Westin rooftop in Sarasota, Florida. There is a 360 view. The rooftop has a great pool on one side and a bar with a variety of seating options on the other 3 sides as you walk around. It was a lovely evening as day faded into night. No matterContinue reading “Views over Sarasota”

Fishing at Sunset

Just as the sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico, the pelicans glide over the water near the shore. Back and forth they fly, as they swoop like an acrobat when they spot fish below. With precise skill, diving when they spot fish below. I’m not sure if they enjoy their dinner as much asContinue reading “Fishing at Sunset”

Dali Museum – a Surreal Experience

Dali is famous for his mustache, the details in his paintings, and his ability to create art that changes based on where the viewer is standing. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg Florida is home to an impressive collection within a beautifully designed building. It’s able to withstand a category 5 hurricane, and that’s notContinue reading “Dali Museum – a Surreal Experience”

Learning inside and outside

Muscovy duck above and ibis below I’m in St Petersburg Florida this week at a writers conference working on craft, hearing accomplished authors share their personal stories, and attending readings of their work. As expected, I’m learning a variety of things that will inform my own writing. What I hadn’t expected is how much I’mContinue reading “Learning inside and outside”

Osprey

Atop a building adjacent to the pond is an osprey nest. I’m not typically good at capturing birds in flight so I’m especially proud of this photo. Three facts about osprey: 1. They are also known as sea or river hawks. 2. They are diurnal. 3. They can be found on 6 of the 7Continue reading “Osprey”