I’m looking out my window at the bayside of Conch Key. Clouds are on the horizon, but we’re hoping to get out in the boats and explore before the rains set in. Yesterday the fishermen were cleaning their catch and tossing the remains to the fish and birds at the dock. Three nurse sharks, two small tarpon, a stingray, jacks, needle fish, parrot fish, and a cute little barracuda snacked on the leftovers. I’m constantly amazed at the diversity of life here just feet from the door. A huge manatee visited in the morning, and the stately great egrets amble over each day in hopes of a tasty morsel. I hope these creatures will be here for years to come so our grandchildren’s grandchildren can wonder at them also.