Today I went with Fort Myers Beach artist group to Shell Point to do plein air painting. Shell Point was a gated neighborhood on the Caloosahatchee River. It was a beautiful self contained subdivision with almost all kinds of services inside, even a church. Since it was so close to the estuary of the river, when I was painting, I saw in its brackish water dolphins and manatees. Of course, it was not the natural country scenes I usually painted. However, I thought the palm tree trunks sort of expressed an interesting kind of rhythm.