We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – Part one

Well, we’ve never been to Kansas, but we’re not in north Georgia, where we live, either.  That’s pretty clear from this photo from yesterday morning.

 

Willet eating a coquina by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Willet eating a coquina

My wife and I had not been to south Florida in many years, and Cindy was really hankering for a walk on a warm beach, collecting shells and enjoying the sunshine.  When Cindy discovered I had the week before Christmas – the week of our anniversary – off from work, she suggested that we see if we could manage a visit to the Sunshine State.  The generosity of some friends who own a beach house in Bradenton Beach made it affordable for us, and the proximity of that location to the family of one of Cindy’s brothers made it an added attraction, so the deal was made.

The weather has been beautiful, the visit with Cindy’s brother and his wife and family have been great, I just hung a couple of hammocks out in the trees between the house and and the beach and Cindy’s taking a nap.  Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of these few days.

Cindy and I went to Ft. Desoto County Park yesterday to celebrate our anniversary with some birding and shelling.  It was a wonderful day relaxing together.  Here are some photos from our day.  Please note that I’m not a birder, so if I’ve got an identification wrong, let me know.

 

Brown Pelican starting the dive by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Brown Pelican starting the dive for a fish

Brown Pelican about to enter the water by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Brown Pelican about to enter the water

Brown Pelican hits the water

Brown Pelican hits the water

Brown Pelican after the catch by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Brown Pelican after the catch - harassed by gulls

My wife on our 41st Anniversary by USWildflowers, on Flickr

My wife on our 41st Anniversary in her natural environment

Read Part Two.

 

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