Monday, November 18, 2013

Sea Gulls at Sunset


I love a good sunset.  Who doesn't?  And the Naples pier is one of the best places to see it.  First we walk on the beach.  There is actually nothing I like better in life than walking on firm sand with my bare feet as the warm tides brush back and forth over them.  Heaven.  And you know life is good if you can enjoy a heavenly sunset after.  People are happy after a warm day in the sun.  The birds are happy as well.  The pelicans can steal fish scraps from the fishermen.  And the gulls can steal snacks from unwary tourists.  It's a win, win for everyone.


These shots are so great because there is no filter or photoshop work.  Just different shades of gold as you zoom in.


I like how the gulls line the rim of the roof.


Down she goes in a blaze of glory.  

Where is your favorite place to watch sunset?  Mine is on what we call our upper lot in Dominical, Costa Rica.  A lot we will probably never own.  But it will always be ours in our hearts.  For more sea birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday

18 comments:

DJan said...

Where do I like to watch sunsets? Anywhere that has a beautiful beach like the one you described. :-)

Lynn said...

I'm with DJan above, plus I can say they seem to be just a weeny bit more beautiful if I'm with my hubby, family or friends.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I have to say that Key West has some pretty amazing sunsets.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Stunning photos! I love the different shades of gold as the day wanes. I love sunsets anywhere near water.

TexWisGirl said...

just lovely and peaceful.

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment:) I love sunset everywhere,there is always something magical in it:)Great photos:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Florida skies! I always enjoy a good sunset, but I guess my favorite place must be from the Florida Keys (not Key West, that's too silly).

Mary said...

Gorgeous photos! I love a great sunset anywhere. They're all good!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh we loved this beauty!
love
tweedles

Pat Tillett said...

Just beautiful! Great photos Sharon! I like them wherever I am, but I'm very happy and very lucky to be able to say that my favorite place is right in my own backyard.

Linda Hensley said...

I really like the silhouettes of the gulls. Favorite sunsets? I like them all, but there's something especially peaceful about going to Lake Erie and seeing all the shades of pastels on a regular day -- though this time of year I'd like to try out somebody else's sunsets in a warm place :)

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a lovely series of shots! The golden skies are fabulous!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of photos and a beautiful sunset.

mick said...

It sounds like a perfect evening by the sea and the colors of the sunset are very beautiful.

Our photos said...

Beautiful is your photos!
Greetings from Holland

Hilary said...

You can't go wrong with any place if you catch a view of the sunset. But this place has to be among some of the best. I have enjoyed some beauties at Frank's family cottage. Now I'm enjoying sunrises at our new place.

Stewart M said...

Great shots - and as I have often said, I think the addition of the birds into the sunset sky gives the pictures a real lift.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I do love the little waxwing photos. So peaceful and cute. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. cheers Nora.