Bonita Beach Bonita SpringsThe fantastic beaches of Bonita Springs, Florida have attracted visitors from around the world.  Lucky home and condo owners get to live right on theBonita Beach or Barefoot Beach and see those fantastic sunsets almost every day of the year.

A local resident couple decided to capture the beauty every single day of the year for one year.  The result is:  "Skyblue Pink: 365 Days of Sunsets From Florida's Gulf Coast".  It has been compiled into book form and is now available at their website:

I first heard the story of this book a few months ago.  I had actually taken the time to go see the sunset and afterwords I stopped at my favorite local restaurant,  Toucan Grille (which has since closed) on Bonita Beach Road.  When I walked in with that "wind blown" look the owner of the restaurant asked how the sunset was.  He recognized the look, as many visitors stop by the restaurant after sunset.  He then shared that he had heard of a a couple of local residents that are taking photos at the beach, and publishing a book.  They're making a one year long book of sunsets.  Now, fast forward a few months.  I actually received an email from Jason and Kristyn Schwarts, the authors, inviting me to their website to view and perhaps order a book.  They must have seen some of my sunset photos on Active Rain and the Bonita Banner Newspaper website. 

I was really impressed with the book and most especially the great price.  Cost: $29.95 + $3.00 S/H per book and it's even autographed by the authors.  It occurred to me that anyone that is in the real estate industry in SW Florida may want to know about this book for a few reasons:

  • It's a beautiful portait of the beaches and it would be a great coffee table book.
  • It's a great gift to give to local friends.
  • It's a great gift to give to someone that is seasonal or misses the area.

To read more about the SkyBlue Pink also read:  Bonita Daily News, Naples Daily News, and Wink News.

The photo is courtesy of Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Realtor.  Yes, my own photo.