Silhouettes at Sunset 11~11~11 | Just Another Day at the Beach!

Another day at the Beach

If you are a numbers person today has been one of those days! Today’s date has brought comments from everyone on Anna Maria Island from Publix to Island Real Estate and even at the beach at sunset. We will have to wait for another century to see these numbers again. As I stepped on the beach tonight at sunset there were four weddings taking place within a few feet of each other. I understand today was a day of more “I do’s” than on any given day. It is also said that babies born on this day will have some special blessing. My granddaughter was born on 11/11 and is celebrating her birthday in Atlanta with a sleep over and at 11:11 tonight they will roast marshmellows around a campfire and wave sparklers in the air to celebrate 11/11/11 at 11:11!    I suppose we will have to wait until next year to see 12/12/12 at 12:12! Continue reading Silhouettes at Sunset 11~11~11 | Just Another Day at the Beach!

Penny Frick Is The Grand Prize Winner Of Island Real Estates August Photo Contest

Uh oh! Looks like these events are just fun memories now.

But don’t worry! There are tons of exciting activities and events taking place on Anna Maria Island all year long, every year!

Take a look at some of my favorites below:
Cortez Fishing Festival Blog
Halloween Events Blog
Local Art Events
Local Festivals 

 

 

Anna Maria Island Amazing Sunsets ~ August Photo Contest Winners

Uh oh! Looks like these events are just fun memories now.

But don’t worry! There are tons of exciting activities and events taking place on Anna Maria Island all year long, every year!

Take a look at some of my favorites below:
Cortez Fishing Festival Blog
Halloween Events Blog
Local Art Events
Local Festivals 

 

 

 

 

Silhouttes at Sunset ~ 8~18~11 ~ Fading Summer Sunset Anna Maria Island

An Anna Maria Sunset

Once again it is time to retire the surf board and prepare the book bag for another school year. But wait…if you are on Anna Maria Island you really don’t have to retire that surfboard…it is 90 something degrees and we will continue to see weather fit for the outdoors activities well into winter. Just make sure you get that homework done then head on down to the beach to catch a wave and enjoy the balmy and alluring waters of the gulf coast. It has been an unusually hot summer but we have those gentle gulf breezes that caress you as you soak up the beauty of our Island! I have spotted dolphins almost daily frolicking in the gulf and the sunsets continue to amaze me. We have seen our share of storms moving through the area which presents a perfect scenario for very dramatic sunsets. Continue reading Silhouttes at Sunset ~ 8~18~11 ~ Fading Summer Sunset Anna Maria Island

Silhouettes at Sunset ~ May 15, 2011 ~ Restoration on Anna Maria Island

Beach Restoration on Anna Maria Island

A few weeks ago at the end of Magnolia Avenue on Anna Maria Island the beach served as a parking lot for very large equipment used to move sand around and restore our beaches. This was done just ahead of turtle nesting season. There have already been four turtle nests found and marked just as we dip into season. But I have witnessed other kinds of restoration taking place where the shore meets the waves. On Sunday there was a baptism for 37 people at the south end of the Island and for many this was a time for restoration of their souls. Continue reading Silhouettes at Sunset ~ May 15, 2011 ~ Restoration on Anna Maria Island

Silhouttes at Sunset~3~25~11~ Kip from AMI Fitness on Anna Maria Island

Kip pressing the sunset on Anna Maria Island

Meet Kip…owner and my trainer at AMI Fitness on Anna Maria Island. Don’t confuse Kip with others on the Island…he is the true master of trainers and wanting the best for his clientele. I have belonged to three different gyms on the Island and his is by far the best in terms of equipment and reaching out to those that need assistance with classes, training or just getting acquainted with the equipment. Kip provides a wide variety of equipment to meet all of your needs. The staff is so friendly and always happy to lend advise or answer your questions. Continue reading Silhouttes at Sunset~3~25~11~ Kip from AMI Fitness on Anna Maria Island

Silhouetts at Sunset ~ 2~18~11 ~ Strolling Through Sunbeams

Anna Maria Island Sunset Ride

Have you ever watched someone walk through the sunbeam just before sunset as the light dances across the gulf on Anna Maria Island? Many of my subjects are caught passing through the sun’s rays and become almost motionless for just a brief moment. Right now we are seeing weather in the upper 70’s to low 80’s and our sunsets have been nothing less than spectacular this week. When you have gazed at as many sunsets as I have you are taught many life lessons as you become one with nature. Have you ever noticed that you cannot rush a sunset? We come to the sunset and must let it’s timing be ours. It is so aligned with the heavens that it is possible to know the exact cycle of the sunset and the moon. Continue reading Silhouetts at Sunset ~ 2~18~11 ~ Strolling Through Sunbeams

Silhouettes At Sunset ~ New Years Eve ~ 2010

Sunset Love on Anna Maria Island

Promises of a beautiful sunset on Anna Maria Island on New Years Eve were in the late afternoon sky as I watched clouds clear and the water calm. This gave me reason to grab my camera and  head gulf side to the beach. Just as I arrived I noticed a couple standing at the surf wrapped in the glow of the sunset and each other so my silhouettes were in place. The sunset that would unfold was nothing short of amazing. It was as though the sky had been brushed with scarlet and golden tones and the colors ran across the water to the shore. Gian Carlo and Ivelisse had positioned themselves to become a part of the magic. Gian Carlo is originally from Venezuela and Ivelisse is from Cuba. The two met in college in Lakeland, FL seven years ago and both became music majors. Gian Carlo is now an orchestra director and Ivelisse is a lawyer.  Four months ago their friendship turned into much more.
When you watch such a couple become one with the sunset it becomes obvious how romantic a sunset can be when shared with just the right person. New Years Eve may have been the mark for many couples who are beginning a new relationship and testing the waters of love. Whether it be long distance or best friends I am sure new love was sparked across the globe as friends gathered to ring in 2011. Or perhaps you decided to take the next step in your relationship as you charted out your New Year’s resolutions. Thank you to my silhouettes tonight as I witnessed the connection they shared with the sunset as their backdrop. Who knows…maybe we will see them taking the next step and planning a beach wedding on Anna Maria Island.  Please enjoy the sunset and click on the photos to enlarge them. Island Real Estate wishes you all a Happy New Year for 2011!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ melinda@annamariasunset.com ~ Whether buying or selling real estate on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please feel free to contact me for all of your real estate needs. Start 2011 off right and come to Anna Maria Island and fall in love…she has been waiting for you!

Bay Front Park On Anna Maria Island

Bay Front Park Anna Maria Island

Bay Front Park is located at the north end of the Island in the City Of Anna Maria and is one of the quieter beaches on Anna Maria Island.  Bay Front Park is the perfect place for a picnic, with covered tables, grills, public restrooms, and a playground on the beach for children everyone is happy.

Bay Front Park offers quite beaches, and spectacular views of the Sky Way Bridge, if you are coming from Bradenton take Manatee Avenue West to the beach.  Once you have gone over the bridge onto Anna Maria Island make a right onto Gulf Drive.  Keep heading north on Gulf Drive, when you come to the stop light in Holmes Beach make a right onto Marina Drive.  You will head north on Marina Drive through Holmes Beach to The City of Anna Maria and make a right onto Pine Avenue, take Pine Avenue all the way to the stop sign, make a left onto North Bay Blvd and the park is on your right.

If you are already on the island or are enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation and would like to go to Bay Front Park or any other Anna Maria Island beaches take the Anna Maria Island Trolley its free.

Feel like walking to a restaurant from Bay Front park?  There are a few choices.  The Waterfront restaurant is fine dining just a short walk to the South as well as the public pier restaurant.  A bit closer to the North is the Rod and Reel restaurant.