Monday, June 30, 2008

Anna Maria Island Bridge

From a recent trip to the beach (in the rain), here's a photograph of the raised draw of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. In September, this 50-year-old bridge will be closed for a few weeks for repairs. The bridge is on State Road 64 (Manatee Avenue) and takes cars and trucks over Sarasota Bay between Anna Maria and Bradenton.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lemon Tree

Between summer seabreeze storms and blazing 90+ degree temperatures, I've been attempting to keep my backyard from turning into a set for The Jungle Book. Turns out we aren't the only ones living here.

It's hard to tell what kind of frog this is, with just the eyes peeking out of the PVC pipe that used to be a stake for the lemon tree.

Another guest has moved on, leaving her old clothes behind. I'll have to watch out, or she'll come back and leave the kids for me to feed.