The Olivia Chronicles – A New Cycle Begins!

My condominium on Siesta Key has two wonderful docks (designated simply "North" and "South") jutting into Little Sarasota Bay.  I've spent many an hour walking these docks, and have observed cavorting dolphins, bobbing rays, striped sheepshead and the occasional snorting manatee.  This is also a great spot to photograph colorful sunrises and looming full moons …

Sarasota’s Murals

The city of Sarasota has a long history of supporting and displaying public art.  The city's web site even has a special page devoted to the subject.  Well-known examples in the area include the "Unconditional Surrender" statue on the Sarasota Bayfront (off Rt. 41), the "Children's Fountain" in Bay Front Park, and the many statues lining …

The Siesta Key Chronicles – A Sunrise in April

Mornings like this are all-too-brief.  I rolled out of bed early, quickly got dressed, and proceeded up the North Dock towards the osprey nest.  My primary objective was to photograph the sunrise, which was going to occur at 6:59 that morning.  I had my lowly IPhone with me, which was a strategic error.  I should’ve taken the time to …