Smiling in Sarasota

On my short list of where I’d love to live someday has to be Sarasota, FL, and specifically the picturesque downtown area. Who wouldn’t love an arts- and food-focused community with a yacht harbor at the end of downtown’s Main St.? My sister’s lived in the Sarasota area for a...

White Beach, Blue Water

Florida’s west side is well known for its white beaches. As a long-time Texas resident where we could enjoy either Galveston or South Padre Island’s beaches (mostly brown sand), it’s hard to believe all this white sand! Spent an hour roaming Lido Key beach near St. Armand’s Circle before I...

For The Birds

On a sunny, chilly Saturday, my brother and I visited the Circle B Bar Reserve south of Lakeland, FL, a 1,200+ acre wilderness and wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary. We had our camera gear and long lenses at the ready, but so did a couple hundred other passionate nature photographers...

Gentle Giants

They say coming back as a dog would be ideal: happy-go-lucky, loyal, every day’s a new adventure, etc. But I think coming back as a manatee, those gentle giants who float about and are in no hurry to be anywhere, would make for a nice, laid-back life. Spent the last...

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