March 1, 2017

Bay Tree

After a my trip to Nepal, I returned to the USA and found myself again in lovely Sarasota, Florida. My family have been owners at Bay Tree Club on Siesta Key since the late 1970’s, and I’ve been going since I was one month old. While I was spending time with my family, I wandered the grounds and this is what I found.


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The old pavers from the pathway to the beach, put to use as a shell exhibit.


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One of many crabs that I found on the beach one evening.


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The view from the beach of one of the buildings.


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The view looking in the other direction. I prefer this one.


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If you wait long enough after the sun sets you’re rewarded with some amazing reds and oranges some nights.


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Sometimes it’s almost as if the other side of the world is on fire.


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Even the cormorants enjoy watching the sunset.


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It’s also time for the pelicans last snack before nightfall.


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Pelicans can be quite majestic if you catch them at the right moment.


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Sometimes you have to take a different angle on things.


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Being able to freeze something as subtle as a wave can give you a different outlook on time.


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The slight change in shutter speed can cause a huge change in the picture.


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There is more to Florida than just sunsets.


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The Brown Anole, an invasive species from the Bahamas and Cuba that was originally brought to Florida for pets in the 1970’s.


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Passiflora manicata the Red Passion flower, an evergreen perennial vine which grows via clinging tendril.


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To be honest, I’m not sure what this flower is.


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Lighting can make or break a picture.


A female red-bellied woodpecker. You can tell it is a female because of the grey crown, a male would have red from the neck to beak.


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The slow and steady growth of the sea.


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Even mother nature can’t keep everything alive forever.


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No one said cutting down a giant, even with modern equipment, was easy.


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We all fall down eventually.


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The speed and efficiency of destruction in modern society is amazing.


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Say what?


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I really can’t get enough pictures of the sunset though.