There's something magical about the light at this time of the year. Perhaps it's the angle at which it falls, or the fact that you can already detect that the evenings are starting to get a little longer.
Today, there's been a wonderful mix of sun and cloud. Bright blue skies one minute, scudding clouds the next.
Then as the sun began to set, the yellows and reds bathed everything in a warm amber glow, picking out the edges of the leaves along the shoreline.
The clouds returned in time for a wonderful sunset with reds, yellows and oranges reflected in the waters of Little Sarasota Bay.
We walked back through Spanish Point and took the side path to Mary's Chapel which was beautifully decorated both inside and out.
I sat and knitted on a bench in front of the chapel while Tim took photos, the lights twinkling brighter as the sunset faded behind me.
The end of a beautiful walk in this magical part of the world.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas!
. 21/4/18 L