Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

It's another Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan of A Southern Daydreamer. Please visit her beautiful site and feast your eyes on some wonderful outdoor pictures.

Our Island Paradise
This is the entrance to our island.

Our island in an aerial shot. We have the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the bay on the other.

This is the Bridge Street Pier. It is a small area with quaint restaurants and specialty shops. On Saturdays they have an open air market. Many will dock their boats and come in for dinner.

This is a view through the mangroves to the beach.

I told you the water is turquoise.

I saved this for last. The sunsets are amazing. We have what they call flash over. Just before the sun sets in the ocean you may see a flash of green. We love to sit on the beach with our glass of wine and just enjoy the beauty.
I hope you enjoyed our little tour of our amazing island. We do rent out our island house if anyone is interested. Just contact me and I will give you the information.
Till next time, Happy Decorating

22 comments:

Lana said...

What lovely photos of your corner of the world. I enjoyed seeing your "fur children" too. LOL Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Lana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are absolutely amazing photos. The Gulf beaches have always been my favorites my whole life. And these photos remind me how blessed we are to be in Florida in all of this tropical beauty! Thanks for sharing.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan said...

Kathleen

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday!

Gorgeous photos...make me think of the Calgon bath commercials "Take Me Away"... I adore the beach. Your island area is somewhere I could live..if there were no hurricanes!

Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

Have a great day

Susan

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful shots, the sunset is amazing. We visit the Florida gulf coast every year (St. George Island) and have fallen in love with it. I'm not familiar with the area you are in, I assume it's further south? Just gorgeous, lucky you! Kathy

judicreations said...

Hi Kathleen
YOur island is beautiful! Now where exactly is it? I can just imagine how wonderful it is to sit and enjoy the sunsets, sunrises...the beautiful water.
Thank you for sharing.
I would be interested in having some information on your place.
It looks sooo inviting and especially on this day of snowstorms and 9" accumulations.
Enjoy this lovely day
Judi
ps come by and visit when you have a chance...I'll be back also!

Melissa Wertz said...

I am ready to pack my bags and go. It is cold and wet here! LOL! Lovely photos. Thanks for posting.

Smilingsal said...

(sigh) Dreamy.

~*~Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

Once again Kathleen you have the most beautiful pictures! I just love Florida...we vacation in Fort Meyers Beach...Estero Island. Where is your island and can I stay the whole winter? LOL Thanks for sharing your photos.
~*~Leanne~*~

kbbryant said...

Oh thanks for the holiday I just spent at your home,(vacation paradise). You get to see that every day?

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Your pictures were beautiful, but that sunset, leaves me speechless.
Blessings,
Sue

JudyBug said...

That beautiful photos. Every picture was just stunning!

Shelia said...

Oh, Kathleen, what a beautful island! Just Paradise!
I've been meaning to tell you how pretty your header is.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blue Muse said...

Hi Kathleen!

Wow, you certainly live in paradise, and your pictures are beautiful! We have the green flash here in so cali, too, albeit many don't believe it and think it's a figment of surfer's imagination!

Thank you so much for visiting my little world and for your comment - I'm glad I followed you home, I'll be back to visit!
xo Isa

pcb said...

Thanks for stopping by...

You are blessed to live in beautiful surroundings. Wow.

once in a blue moon... said...

oh that was fabulous! lucky, lucky lucky you, just gorgeous!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I'm on my way . . . which exit do I take ?? :)

ellen b said...

Hold that thought! I'll be right out to join you with my glass too. What a lovely sight to enjoy!!

The Cottage In The Curve said...

The beach looks amazing. So pretty.

John went for his preop today. He will be staying a couple days in the hospital. I will be home tomorrow night and will let everyone know how he is.

Thanks for dropping by.

Anne Marie said...

Anna Maria Island eh? Sounds like I (Anne Marie) would fit right in- and considering it's seriously below zero...
lovely spot here on the web-
Peace and Blessings!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Kathleen that is a true paradise!

Thanks for sharing. :)

imjacobsmom said...

Thanks for sharing your island. I've never been to FL. It looks heavenly. ~ Robyn

kymber said...

It must be pure heaven to live there! You are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful location.

Your pictures are amazing - I hope to be able to go to Florida this summer with my kids. I have never been there but it looks like paradise.
Take Care,
Kymber