Anna Maria Sunset

Melinda Bordes, Anna Maria Island Realtor

Silhouettes at Sunset ~ Passions of Sunsets

Posted by on Jun 6, 2009

Sunset over Anna Maria Island

Sunset over Anna Maria Island

Living and working on Anna Maria Island fulfills my passion and enhances my lifestyle. Life can be complicated but happiness is pretty simple. Robert Bault said, “Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and discover they were the big things!” You have probably heard it said that if you follow your passion you will be on your path in life. We all have God given talents that some of us search all of our lives to find or we are born knowing our special talents.
My friend, Alex noticed that I was avoiding my “sunset blog” or putting it last on my list during an improving market and family involvement. Will Rogers once said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!” Mac Anderson wrote, “Joy is a light that fills you with Hope, Faith and Love. Find your joy and share it with others!” Being present to witness heavenly sunsets nightly on Anna Maria Island and share them through photography as I meet strangers that become friends fulfills my passion. Thank you, Alex, for showing me how important it is to follow your passion and keep it in the forefront of our lives. So if your passion includes watching sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico maybe it is time to plan your trip to Anna Maria Island. The best part is the sunsets are free and it is my pleasure to share them with you. Please, enjoy the sunset!

Written by Melinda Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please feel free to contact me for all of your real estate needs. In a buzzing market buyers are finding out that prices are much more reasonable and owning on Anna Maria Island no longer has to be just a dream!

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Silhouettes at Sunset – The Bench

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009

The BenchBench Sitting at Sunset    Sinking Sun Based on true love stories, I find the substance for my sunset photos. There is something very romantic when two people experience the sun sinking into the Gulf of Mexico as it slowly melts out of sight leaving a spectrum of color bouncing in the sky over Anna Maria Island. As I capture couples embraced and in silence they all have a story. Whether it is a couple who has just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary or two people who have just fallen in love, their pause in awe is always the same. I have witnessed three beach weddings during one sunset and the photo ops are beyond beautiful with the palate of the sunset and nature as the backdrop.

There is a particular bench in Anna Maria where I start my sunset walk that has played a role for a couple who were meeting each other for the first time. The bench sits just under the Australian Pines which provides shade and a resting place for those who want to partake in the sunset without having to trudge through the sand. I have actually made new friends on that bench before heading off to take my pictures. If only this bench could talk, I am sure it could share great stories just like Forrest Gump did on his bench. Now that spring is fast approaching love is in the air everywhere and you cannot help but feel the love of nature and sunset worshipers alike as we all partake in the nightly ritual in one of the friendliest places in the world, our gem, Anna Maria Island.  A special shout out to Doug and his friend who traveled over from the East Coast to catch an incredible sunset!  Hope you will come back soon!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941~705-0146~ Please feel free to call me regarding homes for sale or to list on Anna Maria Island! It is a great time for buyers to be pursuing their dreams of owning a home on Anna Maria. The homes are very reasonable and the sunsets are priceless!  Be sure to click on each picture for more detail.


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Silhouettes at Sunset

Posted by on Jan 5, 2009

Mari From Brazil With Josie BethMacy With Her BucketSailing into Sunset

As the sun sets on Anna Maria Island on Jan. 2, 2009 one would have thought it was the middle of the summer with all of the activity on the beach. Tonight my father would have been 90 years old and somehow I knew he was watching this special sunset from a different angle. There was nothing he loved more than being at the beach and watching the splendor of nature! Our sunsets have been so impressive all winter but tonight was by far one of the most vivid.
Maybe it is because we are entering a new year with new hope for change to occur in the economy. With a change in the White House on so many minds the sense that I am getting is this economy will turn around and better things are in store for all of us. So hold our new leaders up high in your thoughts and prayers and let’s support their leadership and make sure they keep those promises. We have already begun to experience better times on Anna Maria. You can feel a new surge with buyers who are stepping out of the box to take advantage of lower prices and great interest rates. So come to paradise to visit or come to buy, either way remember to take time to enjoy the sunset!! They just don’t get any better!!

A special thanks to Macy with the bucket from Windermere, FL for being my silhouette and to Mari from Brazil who wants her friends back home to see her on beautiful Anna Maria and she is holding Josie Beth’s hand! I hope you had a wonderful stay on the Island!  Click on the pictures to see more of the detail! Please, enjoy the sunset.

Written by Melinda Bordes ~941-705-0146~ Whether buying or selling real estate on Anna Maria Island feel free to contact me to ease you through the process. The time for buying is now!!

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Top Ten Silhouettes at Sunset

Posted by on Nov 27, 2008

I found this very difficult because there are so many beautiful sunsets on Anna Maria Island and I was there with my camera snapping away.

These are like my children and it is not easy to kick any out. They all are such creations and for that I do not take the credit. I do love sharing them with you and especially to the visitors who are here maybe only a few weeks out of the year. This allows you to catch the sunset on Anna Maria on a weekly basis. It is my hope that you will get busy on your keyboard and click on each picture to enlarge them. That way you get details to help you make your selection. I want you to comment on your favorite and I will then try to narrow it down to the top ten. I would prefer for my viewers to select your favorite sunset. I can view sunsets every night but I post them for your enjoyment and pleasure. Please select and then enjoy the sunset!!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ Whether buying or selling real estate on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas I can assist you with all of your real estate needs. Wouldn’t a condo for Christmas be a great gift under the tree? Please enjoy the photos below and let me know your favorites!

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Silhouettes at Sunset

Posted by on Oct 18, 2008

Brilliant SunsetPassing through the clouds!Sun beneath the clouds!Heading towards the sun!Ship caught by the setting sun!Goodbye sun!Hello moon!

Tonight my silhouette is the ship (or very large boat) that passes directly in front of the setting sun due west of Anna Maria Island. It was a very quiet and peaceful sunset echoed only by the perfect full moon rising due east of the Gulf of Mexico. The beach was almost void of human life and my only companions were seagulls and pelicans that flew about in search of some tasty morsel before hitting the hay, or so to speak.
Tonight was the perfect time to be alone and reflect on the daily roar of life. And then it was time just to be still and listen. It is truly amazing the sounds that you are able to hear that are emitted by nature when you really pay attention and drown out the voices in your head that linger from the day before and the day ahead. Being alone on the beach at sunset with just myself and nature fills my gas tank to the brim and brings about total serenity.

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please contact me. I will assist you in finding that perfect slice of real estate so that you can enjoy the sunset and much, much more! With prices hitting their bottom and a large inventory, the time to buy is now.  Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them! 

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Silhouettes at Sunset

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008

Nature’s Frame at SunsetSeagulls at SunsetFloating SunCrisp SunsetGoodbye SunsetSky paintings on Anna Maria Island

With typical October skies and right before your eyes unfolds a sunset different from any I have shot this week. I am not sure if it was due to the fact a full moon was about to complete itself in full circle, that it is October or because of the fires on the west coast, but tonight on Anna Maria Island the moon was hot pink and displayed such a beautiful sight as it gently tucked itself away behind the Gulf of Mexico due west!
Please, enjoy the sunset in all of the glory and splendor that my camera can capture. Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge them.

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ Please feel free to contact me ~941~705-0146~ to assist you with all of your real estate needs whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas! With better news in our financial market, gas prices down a bit, interest rates low and home prices hitting bottom maybe it is time for you to purchase you slice of paradise on Anna Maria Island and capture you very own sunset!

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