Thursday, July 19, 2012

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Florida went on Daylight Savings time with the rest of the Eastern  Standard Time on March 11.  It's a Florida coastal dweller's rite of springtime to get those extra few hours of daylight after the early evening dark nights of winter (I know - Florida right - what winter?)

Now smack dab in the middle of summer, the  sunset is at 8:45pm these days.  Leaving Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, & the supper dishes in the sink is not that hard of a decision for me. My beach buddies Wade-ster & Gee-man feel the same way.

These fellas can spend hours inspecting the ocean floor for sea critters.

Both boys love to fish, cast net, & snorkel but tonight the long-handled nets are the apparatus du jour.

Gee-man always gathers a crowd with his 5-gallon bucket containing his finds of the evening. 

It's raining somewhere out there but not on us.

Cotton candy clouds.

Even the clouds behind us are lit up from the glow of the setting sun.

One last look in case he missed something.

The sunset is the Manasota Key version of children running through the neighborhood when the streetlights come on.....Time to head home.