Anna Maria Sunset

Melinda Bordes, Anna Maria Island Realtor

Silhouettes at Sunset ~ Sequence of A Sunset

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

Sailing under the sunset on Anna Maria!

Sailing under the sunset on Anna Maria!

 

Have you ever stood on the edge of where the waves meet the sand at final landing and tried to take it into the real prospective? Some of my sunset walks find me to be flying solo~just me and the gulls, skimmers and blues and the sun slowly sinking to the west over Anna Maria Island into the Gulf of Mexico.
It can be chilling when you look at the bigger picture of how this all really works and can make you feel very small like a grain of sand. In this walk called life we are sent so many interferences and tests that make us either become stronger, better and wiser, or if misdirected we take the opposite path trying to rely on our own knowledge and strength. It all has to do with the magnificence of soaking up a sunset. I have personally grown in so may ways by just reaching out and letting nature just touch me. I am awed by what this tiny, small Island teaches so many people who come for just a visit or decide they have come home when they drive across the bridge that connects a little bit of heaven with the rest of the world!

Written by Melinda Bordes~941-705-0146~ melinda@annamariasunset.comWhether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please contact me for all of your real estate needs. Be sure and click on the smaller pictures to enlarge them. Maybe it is time for you to cross that bridge to the Island and inhale the salt air while you allow the sunset to teach you exactly what “awe” means! Please, enjoy the sunset!

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Silhouettes at Sunset ~ Anna Maria Island Turtle Hatchling

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009

Loggerhead Babies

Loggerhead Babies

Turtle season has moved into full swing on Anna Maria Island and we are seeing hatchlings taking place almost daily. As fate would have it, I walked up on a hatchling and was fortunate enough to help escort about 45 baby Loggerheads safely to the water. The crowd of about 60 other onlookers were well informed of the rules in order to participate. Most were visitors from all over. Absolutely no camera flashes are allowed, only infra-red lights although only when necessary.
After standing over a nest that had begun to cave in due to the rumblings of turtles cracking through their eggs, the ground began to “boil”. What is so amazing is how this happens for the most part simultaneously where all at the same time the sand moves and out over their nest these little guys scramble to embark towards the water. It is as though they are all wearing a compass as they march like an army to their new environment. There is usually one leader and a few stragglers that seem to be a bit weaker than their brothers and sisters. You could feel the emotion of this crowd as we urged them toward safety with words of encouragement. When the last little guy hit the water the crowd broke out in cheers. We had all just shared a beautiful act of nature.

After a hatchling occurs, the faithful Turtle Watch volunteers go back to the nest to record shells, eggs that did not hatch and perhaps rescue some that were unable to hatch or just left behind. On a different night I happened up on an excavation. Glenn was elbow deep digging through the remains as Cindy assisted in sifting through the sand. There were 10 babies found still alive that were rescued and taken to safety. Bless these folks that donate their time to endless walks on the beach checking nest and assuring that as many Loggerheads as possible are given their best shot at survival. The work is very rewarding and you all deserve our praise for a job well done!

Written by Melinda Bordes  ~941-705- 0146~melinda@annamariasunset.com~ Whether buying or selling real estate on Anna Maria Island or surrounding area please contact me for all of your real estate needs. Please enjoy the sunset!

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Silhouettes at Sunset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2009

Anna Maria Island ~ True Peace and Tranquility

Anna Maria Island ~ True Peace and Tranquility

It never ceases to amaze me how healing and peaceful a walk at sunset can be. Many people I have met have come to the Island to feel a closeness with nature during some difficult time in their life where strife and turmoil exists when they arrive. As they leave they most likely have felt the peace and tranquility simply by walking on the beach on Anna Maria Island at sunset.
It is said that there are healing powers in the quartz in the sand but I feel it is more the connection you feel through nature as it abides at every spectrum that you inhale through  vision and sound. Today, I am one who felt a desire to be close to the Gulf waters edge with a need to connect to something much greater by the use of my lens and by merely soaking up a glowing red sunset. Carolyn, my sister,  lost her battle with cancer today. Although it is a very sad day, I was able to feel at peace just by merely reaching out and touching nature. This Island is truly a powerful place, one blessed with healing, peacefulness and true tranquility. When you come to visit you will find yourself  slowing down as you marvel at all the beauty simply provided in nature. I am so thankful that I live here!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ Melinda@annamariasunset.com ~ Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please feel free to contact me for all of you real estate needs ~ Come and share in the beauty and tranquility found on this very special Island, our own true gem!

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