Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Marco Beach
11x14, acrylic on canvas

The beach in the early morning is just lovely, with light from the early morning sky highlighting the waves along the shoreline. In the distance the last lights of some of the condos mix with the first rays of the upcoming sun, making it difficult to tell which is which.

Today, the beach won't be as appealing as usual because of Red Tide. The cause of red tide is still unknown, with some appearing to be related to pollution, and others from natural causes. Rising sea temperature is thought to also play a part. Here's a good good red tide fact sheet.

In any case, while they are not thought to be dangerous except to fish and shellfish, people with respiratory problems should stay off the beach today. It's going to rain anyway!

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