Years ago when I was working as a photographer for a newspaper, the editor always published  a summer photo in the dead of winter. I never quite understood why he did this, but I thought it would be fun to copy him by doing the same. I took these two photos last year while vacationing on an island off the coast of southwest Florida. Captiva has to be one of my favorite places to visit any time of the year.

Toes in the sand, warm ocean breezes, and the company of friends—what could be better?