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


From a Boat, daily painting by Everglades Artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

From a Boat, 2015, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5" x 7"

There's nothing nicer than getting out on the water.  A boat trip has been a treat ever since I was a small child.  On Marco Island in the summer you have to plan around the almost constant threat of s thunderstorm.  Now we're  coming into the time of year when you can be almost sure of having a day trip without threat of rain.  

There are many small deserted islands.  Some of them are made up entirely of mangroves, not easy to get out and explore, Once, Florida was ringed by mangrove islands, protecting the shore from the force and power of strong storms. 

Some of these little islands have sandy shores.  It's easy to pull a boat up for a shelling walk.  In the early morning dawn hours you may feel as if you could be living a thousand years ago or were the last person on earth.

As the world population grows places of beauty and peace and yes, isolation, need to be preserved. The wild places give our souls room to breathe.  

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