Thursday, May 2, 2013

Key West Sunset

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

Happy 1st of May..Spring is starting to look very pretty around now, flowers and trees blooming. All we need is some warmer temps and  I will be happy.

After a long drive with many stops we arrived in Key West in the afternoon. Enough time to check into our hotel , relax a bit and then head back out to see a famous Key West sunset. Key West is known as the Southernmost point of the United States. Except for Hawaii which is not part of the US mainland.


As I said in my previous post, we saw many Palm Warblers in Florida. They seemed to like posing for me and my camera.



Above is an Osprey flying by.


On this first night we avoided the crowds at the famous Mallory Square and headed to Fort Zachary State Park to watch the sunset.


I saw a lot of Laughing Gulls and  Caspian Terns on the beach and nearby rocks.


Above, as we were watching the sunset hubby noticed a sundog. It is a small one the right side of the sun.


Sunset watching is a big thing in Key West. There are many sunset cruises you can go on, we preferred staying on land to watch the sunset.


 The birds, the sailboats and the sunset made for a beautiful Key West scene.


We enjoyed this Key West sunset and I am sure the people on board the sunset cruises had a great view too. I hope you enjoyed my birds and Key West sunset.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments.

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

68 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

FINALLY ... we've got a bird in common! Caspian Tern is all over the place downunder as well!!

I'm not surprised sunset watching is a local sport in Key West when there's views like these on offer - sensational!

Noushka said...

WOW!
Lovely post, interesting photos and such a pleasant breath of marine breeze and lovely skies to enlighten such a dull and gloomy weather, here in the south of France!...
Cheers and keep well Eileen!

diane b said...

Love the Osprey, we have them down under as well. The sail boat silhouettes make the sunsets look terrific.

Nancy Claeys said...

I could sure use some Key West time right now! Gorgeous photos Eileen. xo

Lynne said...

So beautuful . . .

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous photos, Eileen! The birds are fantastic, and the sky, oh the sky, is just stunning in colors!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely sunset!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the sunset shots with the sailboats. gorgeous views. such keepers. I hope you save them & get them printed for your home walls. nice!! ( :

Gunilla Bäck said...

The sunset photos are so gorgeous.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

lovely sunset as the backdrop for those tall ships!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

LOVELY!! After the long drive - don't blame you for wanting a quiet sunset!! But you'll have to have one evening of crazyness on the square :-}} Hope you have a chance to paddle the mangos!! Eat seafood, relax, ohhhh - wish you had packed me in your luggage!

Annemor said...

A lovely serie, love the sails against the sunset.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

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Indrani said...

Happy May to you too! Gorgeous shots! The golden sky captures are mesmerizing!

ladyfi said...

Wow - these shots are stunning!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful images! The third one from the top is so amazing with the gorgeous clouds and sailboats. Your sunsets are spectacular as well. Wow. I'd love to visit there someday.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nothing like the Keys for sunsets, that's for sure! We preferred the quiet places to watch as well.

TexWisGirl said...

the sea sunsets complete with sail boats are absolutely magical!!!

Terry said...

Looks like you are really enjoying your trip. Beautiful area for sunsets and bird watching isn't it. Have fun and happy birding.

missing moments said...

Key West offers some of the most spectacular sunsets! I agree that Mallory Sq gets too crowded. You picked a perfect place for these gorgeous captures!

Monica said...

Wonderful photos in your post!
Have a nice evening:)

Joe Todd said...

Really like Key West

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous sunset photos.. Wow!!!!! We've talked about going to Key West sometime --but have yet to work out a trip down there. I'd probably opt to take a cruise to see the sunset. BUT--your photos with the boats in the pictures are terrific!!!! Love the sundog also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What beautiful sunset shots! The sailboats made the perfect scene. So cute that the bird in the first photo posed for you!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eillen!!Great post!I saw a movie about Key West!!It's a very preety place!!Wonderful pictures!! Gorgeous shots!!Beautiful birds and a fantastic sunset!!!What a view!!!Thank you for sharing!Happy New month!
Dimi..

George said...

You got some marvelous pictures of the sunset as well as the birds. I really like your photos with the sailboats on the horizon. They are all just gorgeous.

CabinGirl said...

Breathtaking photos, Eileen! As I sit and look at the snow it's fun to be carried away to a land of palm trees (and warblers!), ocean breezes and gorgeous sunsets. Just lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous skies and what a glorious way to end a day -- any day!! And I love your birds, too!! Wonderful post for the day as always, Eileen! And, as always, thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!

HansHB said...

So Nice to see Your photos!

Bob Bushell said...

The Yachts are brilliant Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

I´m not sure why but that kind of ships has a special place in my heart. :) Lovely sunset shots.

Hilde said...

Gorgeous photos :) Love the birds and what a beautiful sunset.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful sunset! One of these days I'm going to make it down there.

Dianne said...

Thank you for taking us on your journey Eileen .... the capture of the sweet little palm-warbler is just gorgeous.
Hoping your week-end goes well.

Carver said...

You caught some great shots of Key West. I've been there several times but it was before I was into photography. You really captured that glorious sky and always love your bird shots.

Leanne Barnett said...

Wow, love all those yacht silhouettes

Kusum Sanu said...

Drive to Key West is lovely isn't it? Thank you for sharing beautiful record of your journey! Happy SWF!

Karen said...

Wow Eileen, these are beautiful skies and great shots of them. Have a really great weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Always a pleasure to stop by and see your photos Eileen. You got some great ones down in Key West, just gorgeous!

I wanted to thank you again for introducing us to Bombay Hook. We both loved our visit there and look forward to going back as soon as our schedules allow it.

Loredana Donovan said...

Gorgeous photos for skywatch! Pretty birds, too :)

Photo Cache said...

Hope someday I get to see Key WEst too. I'm dying to see the pretty houses there that I saw on a travel show once.

A Creative Harbor said...

Key West is so beautiful and your photography of it is amazing! Wow!

Thanks for your lovely comments ^_^

Jim said...

Love that last one.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Ah, beautiful shots, Key West is on my bucket list. We are going to the Gulf Coast for summer vacation and am looking forward to some leisurely sunsets.

Meghana Hassan said...

wow, so many shades of sky...

Karen said...

Beautiful captures! Sundogs are magical! I'd love to be sailing on one of those boats!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really incredible skies!! Beautiful post.

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow! I love the last shot most.

Jesh St Germain said...

The sky in your second pic is stunning!

Sleepshort said...

The Palm Warbler photo is great. It looks to be such a dear little thing.
Love the first sky-shot too. Very imposing.
Have a great weekend.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the birds and the Sunset. My favourite is your third shot. Gorgeous !

Brian King said...

Wow! Those sunset photos with the sailboats are just gorgeous! Fantastic shots!

inge said...

The boats sailing with the sun in the background is just stunning the type of moment that makes you happy to be alive. You have such a wonderful talent. Have a lovely weekend

namaki said...

wow the last one with the boat is just ... incredible !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Eileen............one word.....stunning!!!!

[and I loved your anhinga post below, I'm just behind this week in paying visits to my bloggin' buddies!]

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning sunsets, Eileen. The last pic is perfect!

Thanks for dropping by, happy weekend :)

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Ranten said...

Great photos! I see we share the interest in birds?!

afanja said...

Wonderful series with alovely glorious sunset.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Key West is one of our favorite places to visit! I love the sunsets and you saw a magnificent one. Eileen. The colors are gorgeous. Did you ever do a sunset cruise? They are wonderful fun!

Have a great weekend!

maria said...

Beautiful photographs.

Orange sky

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous sunset photos! Love the golden colors

Linda Gross said...

Lovely golden sunsets!

Irene said...

Amazing shots, Eileen. Beautiful scenerey and so colorful ... love your bird shots too!

Wish you a great weekend!


Irene

Linda said...

The sunset pics are gorgeous!
We went to Key West once but we were on a cruise so we didn't get to stay there long enough. Had time to visit Hemingway's house and eat lunch; that was about it.

Debbie said...

WoW Eileen, these are stunning!!

Lynne with an e said...

Wow! I totally understand why sunset watching is a big thing in Key West if your photos are anything to go by. Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous!

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a dramatic, stunning series of photos! So love the silhouette of sails in the sunset light and the gorgeous feathered clouds are fascinating! But I especially love the first photo of the cute little warbler! Just adorable!

Maria said...

This is truly awesome! I love those sailing boats!

Chris Rohrer said...

The Palm Warbler is an epic find!! The shot of the Osprey and sunsets are incredible. I HATE crowds of people. But crowds of Terns and Gulls are another thing:)

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