Sunset in Sanibel

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, it’s hurricane season or so I’ve been told. On this gulfside island we’ve been blessed by almost perfect weather. Hope I’m not jinxing things. Classes have been going great, awesome walks have been had and a shell or two was picked up.

Raining somewhere else…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Ocean bordered skies just never let you down. Not much else to say this morning. Just sharing a little of the view as I head off to class.


  1. Comment made on September 26, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Too close to risk…Spent yesterday clearing back porch furniture and planters…Gassing cars and getting more water today…Should make decision later today on packing most important possessions in car…It’s a strange ritual down here every now and then of choosing what stuff you don’t want blown away in the wind…We haven’t had a surger since I lived here and we are due…Plus my mother is in the final process of dying…I gave her that hug Jorma told me to give her and she tried to smile but was too weak…

  2. Comment made on September 25, 2022 by john o

    @Brian Doyle
    It looks like Ian is heading north of you. But you never know.
    Good Luck!

  3. Comment made on September 25, 2022 by eaglesteve

    Shana Tova 5783 to the Kaukonens and Tuna Nation.

  4. Comment made on September 24, 2022 by Carey georgas

    @Brian Doyle
    Speak of the Devil and up he jumps. Talking about how calm things have been all year last post, and in less than 48 hours, bam! Here’s hoping something weird happens and it goes somewhere else with no people. Batten down and do what you have to to keep safe. Here’s hoping for minimal property damage and no loss of life.

  5. Comment made on September 23, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    @Brian Doyle Oiling up the shutters here in Jupiter. We expect the dirty side of the storm on the east coast. Seems to have the signature of Wilma, dont need that memory. Long story short, I had tickets on the floor of MSG for the Cream reunion that week, no power, no airport, oh well. At least you got Jorma’s show in Good Luck !!

  6. Comment made on September 23, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Correction: Our Hurricane will be “Ian” not “Hermine”…

  7. Comment made on September 23, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Hey – anyone who lives down here there’s a serious hurricane threat looming for Wednesday with Hurricane Hermine…

    Take this one seriously…Right now looking like “The Big One”…

  8. Comment made on September 23, 2022 by john o

    @Brian Doyle
    Lucky you!

  9. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    I was lucky enough to get in to the private show Jorma did on Sanibel…Great show with songs by the Reverend, Woody, and songs off of The River Flows album…Never a bad Jorma show…Spoke to Jorma briefly after everybody left…Man today was a good day for me on Sanibel…

  10. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by BrendanC

    Well, it sure beats working bowling alleys in Orlando.

    Grooving to Walking Blues Uniondale ’83

  11. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    That sunset has a lot of the roseate pastels that you get down here from the sunset colors on clouds…You’re looking east over the Everglades in that shot…

    The best sunset colors happen to the west over the Gulf and are a riot of sea shell color peach, purple, orange and red pastels…The further up towards Captiva you go the better…

    Keeping a watch on 98L…

  12. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by John R.

    I seem to recall Jorma talking about Ode to Billie Dean during the Quarantine shows. According to the Lost Media Archive, Billie Dean was also good friends with Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, and their song “Black Water” was also dedicated to his memory. (If it’s on the internet it must be true.)

  13. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Bob Kelly
    “Set the hook!”, as my grandfather would always say.

  14. Comment made on September 22, 2022 by Bob Kelly

    Thanks Jorma, its always a powerful song,And You still play it with plenty of passion.May he rest in peace,with so many others.
    And to Carey,,its starting to pick up fishing wise up here

  15. Comment made on September 21, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Bob Kelly
    Catch anything?

  16. Comment made on September 21, 2022 by Bob Kelly

    beautiful..heres a today on the beach playing some mighty fine Hot Tuna in the Truck.. my friend asked me “who is Billy Dean?”..I dont think i know, and if you ever told us its escaped my memory…Who is Billy Dean

    • Comment made on September 22, 2022 by Jorma

      Billy Dean Andrus was the first person I knew to die of drugs. He was a talented guitarist singer and writer I met in San Jose in the 60’s. He played with my friend Paul Zeigler in a local band called Weird Harold. It seems like a lifetime ago because it well… was.

  17. Comment made on September 21, 2022 by Carlo Pagliano

    Quelle marveille Jorma! American skies are so different from here, vastness is their prerogative, the land itself too with distant horizons and nothing in between, and so the root of the people who live there with their thoughts and creativity and philosophical spirit. Ah America!

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