So today found us out on the keys just off shore of Sarasota and Manatee county. Moore's, a bayside establishment of long standing, has a laid back tropical atmosphere and the quaint charm of a seaside shanty, it is located at the far northern end of Longboat Key just before you cross over to Anna Maria Island...or just after, depending on the direction you are traveling.
When we arrived at our destination the time was a tad early and the restaurant was not yet open for business. This afforded me an opportunity to snap a few photos.
Photo below...I believe this large Snowy Egret is a regular here at Moore's, as are many of the local sea birds.
Photo below..."Well, what do you recommend ? Indoors or out ?"
Photo below...Believe it or not this little fellow came up the stairs to the wrap around veranda of Moore's restaurant and then stood patiently next to this sign. How could I not take his photo?
Photo below...Think he has decided upon dockside dining and maybe a minnow or two.