Sunday Sunrise | Lido Key | Joyful Sarasota Photography

Joyful Sarasota Photography  ~ it’s what makes my heart happy. 

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.

                            ~ Sarah Kay

I don’t think living near the ocean will ever get old. Waking up on a Sunday morning and getting to see this …is a blessing I won’t soon take for granted. Come with me next time, won’t you? 

Landscape photography was my first love, so I took a break from portraits today to visit Lido Beach on Longboat Key in Sarasota FL at sunrise. It was so peaceful and beautiful…the turquoise water, a light breeze, and all the little beach creatures coming out to say good morning. There were many different varieties of shore birds, including Black Skimmers, many of which were nesting with their babies. I also saw a crab scurrying along the beach. There is nothing quite like the sound of the ocean to bring you back to center. It’s such a primordial feeling. The immensity of it can be overwhelming if you let it. There is something different about the beach in the early morning. The soft, pink light. The stillness. Too early yet for the littles to be out with their buckets and shovels and giggles. Peaceful.  It was an inspiring start to my Sunday. 

Allowing your thoughts to drift miles and miles away is easy when the noise of everyday life is muffled by the sounds of the ocean. This is authentic. This is joy.  When was the last time you allowed yourself to unplug and just be?

She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar. 

                                                                                  ~ Janet FitchWhite Oleander

be joyful,


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  • Tara RossJuly 4, 2015 - 2:14 am

    Love these! My pictures are so different. I love how you and I have different styles. 🙂ReplyCancel