The Bloom Forum Project 52 | Week 34 | Theme: On a Road | Longboat Key Photographer

Happy Sunday!!  If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I joined a group of 14 other photographers back in January through The Bloom Forum to challenge our creativity.  Project 52 means posting an image per week for the year according to a weekly theme.    Sometimes we interpret similarly – and other times have different perspectives.  It’s a lot of fun!

I wasn’t sure about this week’s theme which is “On a Road.”  Um, hmm?  Not really sure what I was supposed to capture or to think about capturing, but that’s the fun part about thinking outside of the box. So…(and locals, you will find this familiar!) – I went across the street to “The Village” of Longboat Key but not really knowing what would make sense for a theme of “On a Road.”  Hate when I overthink this stuff.

What I can mention is that across the street are two great restaurants – Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub.

Okay, moving on!  My first image is, well, on a road.  In The Village.

Second one – I couldn’t resist.  I was trying to get the darn pea hens (female peacocks) ON A ROAD but they stayed ON THE SIDEWALK.  Okay, so that was “their” road.  Seriously – the peacocks have disappeared significantly – I’ve read about it in weekly Key publications, but wow.  There used to be so many of them running around and squawking!  All I saw yesterday morning were a bunch of moms – and one with a baby chick – VERY cute!  But so few now…what a change.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and thank you for stopping by!  We are all linked together by our blogs, so please continue on to see what phillip island, victoria, Australia photographer cara richardson has this week.  I LOVE her beautiful images!  And please remember that we always love blog comments – if you’ve stopped by, please let us know!

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Kathy Hysmith - September 4, 2011 - 9:28 am

Loved the first shot of the sandy driveway showing a “country” feel to the wonderful island of Longboat Key…a destination for many travelers from across the world who come to stay in the exclusive resort areas. It shows there are still some unspoiled treasures on the island.

Beautiful! Love the top one especially :)

Christina - September 4, 2011 - 11:45 am

I enjoyed reading your post this week and these are great takes on the theme!

Karen - September 4, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Love these Stacey!! Florida charm :)

Rachel McPhillips - September 4, 2011 - 6:30 pm

I did not know that female peacocks were called pea hens.. guess it makes total sense!

Shannon - September 4, 2011 - 7:30 pm

I love the tropical Florida foliage hanging over the road in the Village. That’s such a nice pic. It makes me yearn to walk down that road and see where it leads to. There are so many Old Florida gems to discover on Longboat if one strays off the beaten path of Gulf Drive. :)
I also love the peacock photo and how you referred to it as “their road”. So true, quaint and cute. Really enjoyed these nature shots. :)

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jessicaN - September 4, 2011 - 9:40 pm

So beautiful. I love the trees and the wildlife in their habitat. Super cool. This was definitely a hard week. :)

Cara - September 4, 2011 - 9:44 pm

What a beautiful road and all the greens and textures are wonderful. I love everything about the peahen shot, I can not believe they just walk around your street.

Rachel Potter - September 5, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Great interpretation! Love the “wildlife”

Phillette - September 5, 2011 - 8:30 pm

Love the winding road with the overgrowth of trees and tropical plants! Beautiful! The pea hens seem to be fond of their “road” too!

Ali C - September 6, 2011 - 12:47 pm

I want to walk down that first road. It looks so peaceful! How cool that you have peacocks!

Amy - September 6, 2011 - 2:19 pm

I want to come visit. Now. That road looks amazing. And peacocks? Seriously? How cool!

Tamara - September 9, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Cool road. What a beautiful location!

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