This past weekend, we were treated to a preview of fall weather. While it was a tease here in Sarasota, it prompted me to do some local exploring.
The beautiful backdrop of Sarasota Bay is basically my backyard - just a little walk away. Along this waterway are some gems that I invite you to explore - two in particular that spark my plant nerd and nostalgic art appreciation tendencies are Selby Botanical Gardens and Ringling Museum.
Selby has plants from all over the world, and in a word, it is gorgeous. Simply walking the grounds is a great way to relax and appreciate the surroundings... if you needed a reminder, Sarasota is full of beauty. The Ringling Museum is also planted on amazing grounds - wander indoors for John Ringling's amazing archive of artwork in the permanent collection, and new exhibits are always on rotation. Bonus - it is free on Mondays.
Whether you are here, or there, take time to look around where you are. You don't always need to travel far to feel like you've been somewhere.