52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

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Week 3 – #A5 Seasonal

“Snowbirds” are seasonal, so I thought why not share a picture of some actual feathered friends who are just that.  The white pelicans “winter” in Florida;  they arrive in the fall and depart in the spring.  They usually stay in a geographically protected area, such as a lagoon, harbor, estuary, or mangrove islands.  This picture was taken off the Swordfish Grill in the Cortez Village.



Other places you may find them in Bradenton are on the bayside of Anna Maria Island and Robinson Preserve.  In Sarasota, you would have good luck at Myakka State Park, the Celery Fields out Palmer Road, Benderson Park, and Sarasota Bay.




28. Natural Beauty (Week 37)

“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”  ~ Anthony J D’Angelo ~

Our son and his wife took my husband and I out on their boat, and as we were coming out of Palma Sola Bay, we were excited to spot a dolpin in the  wake.  I never tire of watching dolphins, so I kept an eye out to see where it would come up next.


Who can resist watching this “natural beauty” ??  Don’t you love that smile?!


And then another one came up in our wake!  It appeared that there were three that were following us.


As they continued to jump and glide on the one side of the boat, I snapped away, not knowing if I caught them or not.   I’ll admit that I had to delete more photos than I kept, but I was so happy to see the ones that captured their playfulness.


They followed us for quite a while and then slipped away.