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Sunset Silhouette October 25, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Mindfulness, Nature.

On Friday night, we went to Bayfest and enjoyed the Porch Party on Pine.

After getting our fill of beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, we walked down to the pier to watch the sunset.

Where we enjoyed the silhouetted palms and sunset beyond.

And spied a lone heron on the beach, ready to grab a snack from the surf.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Silhouette (WP Daily Post) * Bayfest Music Festival – Anna Maria Island, Florida (Come Home With Me)


1. suzicate - October 25, 2012

What gorgeous photographs, love sunset!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Suzi, when you and Dirtman head south to visit . . . make sure to bring your camera. Florida is waiting for you. 😀

2. Don - October 25, 2012

Nancy, your images are wonderful. Looks like a lovely place. Love that shot of the Heron. Wherever you see them they always seem alone.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Thanks, Don. Great Blue Herons are loners . . . and bullies. From Florida is For the Birds:

Then, there are the Great Blue Herons, the neighborhood bullies, who raucously protest when other birds dare to enter their L-A-R-G-E personal space. Although the Great Blues do not travel in packs, gangs, or gaggles, they have a gangsta-like reputation with other birds . . . who do their best not to intrude upon the Heron’s perceived territory as they move about the lagoon in search of their next meal.

Great Blue Herons are loners, and content to be so, unlike most of the other birds which congregate in large companionable groups, resplendent in diversity of both species and origins.


Don - October 25, 2012

Fascinating Nancy – wonderful post on the link you provided. Thank you..

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Thanks, Don. The view of the birds from our rear view window is always a treat for me.

3. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 25, 2012


nrhatch - October 25, 2012

I planned to sit out the “Silhouette” challenge . . . until I pulled these shots off the camera. 😀

4. spilledinkguy - October 25, 2012

What a disgusting view, Nancy! I don’t know how you could stand it!
😉 SO nice! 🙂

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Isn’t it awful? Watching the sunset is a tough job . . . but someone’s got to do it. 😀

5. Adventure Nick - October 25, 2012

What a great view!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

We are often awed by the views on and off island. Stunning place to live. 😯

6. Andra Watkins - October 25, 2012

I love how the heron photo turned out.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Twilight was in full bloom by the time I shot it . . . with just enough light to catch his silhouette.

7. bluebee - October 25, 2012

Really gorgeous shots – *sobbing as I head off to run the rat-race*

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Thanks, BB. Hope you can catch a few sunsets when the rat race slows down for the weekend. 😀

8. barb19 - October 25, 2012

The colours are awesome!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Sunsets amaze me . . . they happen with ease, no paint or brushes required. 🙂

9. jannatwrites - October 26, 2012

Looks like paradise. This reminds me – I need to get out there and get more sunrise/sunset pics. It’s been awhile.

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Ooh . . . yes, please. Especially peeking out behind the arms of a saguaro. 😀

10. sufilight - October 26, 2012

I read this earlier from my IPhone but couldn’t comment. The photos are stunning.

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Thanks, Marie. Mother Nature did ALL the heavy lifting. 😎

11. Three Well Beings - October 27, 2012

That’s a gorgeous view! Sunset is my favorite time of day. I struggle finding a clear horizon, but whenever possible, I head for the ocean and drink in the sunset. Whenever stress builds up, that’s my go-to place and time of day! Lovely, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 27, 2012

I’m with you, Debra. Sunsets over the ocean are made for viewing. 😀

12. eof737 - October 28, 2012

This is a gorgeous sunset shot, Nancy! 🙂

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

Thanks, E! Seeing all the sunset “silhouettes” submitted surprised me ~ definitely a common thought for the theme. 😎

13. colonialist - October 28, 2012

Beautiful scenes!
*superior sniff* Call that surf? You should see what the Indian Ocean constantly hurls at our beach!

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

That’s actually the Intercoastal Waterway which is generally as calm as a bathtub filled with water. The Gulf is a bit busier, but still rather placid. Most days. Not today.

But you win, hands down! The Indian Ocean is much more active than the Gulf of Mexico.

colonialist - October 28, 2012

Too active, a lot of the time. I would like to go swimming in the surf occasionally without being tossed around a lot!

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

Come visit! We’ll loan you a raft in which to float about.

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