Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." ~William Shakespeare
The maze of small waterways off of the bay always makes me wonder if we'll ever find our way out. This boat seemed abandoned, but then again, someone may have been inside napping, taking advantage of the quiet, lulled by the gentle slapping of the water, rocked by the currents. The best sleep I ever have is on a boat.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air...".
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
My niece and nephew came to visit and we spent some time at the beach. It was nice to see them play in the water and sand and leave technology behind for a little while. Well almost.
Total relaxation--I envy him.
Everyone likes to play in the sand--even lovely teenage girls.
But, alas, not as much as texting.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
"It's not the destination but the journey... ."
Walking along streets, peeking into hidden places and hunting for unknown treasures along the way, is a favorite past time of mine. You never know what you will find.
COME AND SIT AWHILE
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
"Nothing exists for itself alone, but only in relation to other forms of life." ~ Charles Darwin
While we a still holding our collective breaths, the oil spill has not yet reached our shores. Unfortunately, the well is still spewing thousands of gallons of oil daily into our beautiful Gulf. We've had many friends and family visiting the past several weeks, and we always end up at the seashore. Everyone wants to experience its beauty while they are here, fearful that when they return, it will be a different experience.
As I was looking through the lens of my camera, I suddenly noticed the great blue heron walking on the waterline in the corner of the frame.
I went closer to the water and there he was, slowly strutting in all his glory. I wonder if this is the same heron Barrier Island Girl named 'Alfalfa' in her blog last week?
He stopped shortly and stood quite still enjoying the gentle breezes and the beautiful water. I said a little prayer that he would be around for a long time and not fall victim to the toxic mess that is looming offshore.