I saw a woman, about my age, working here in the sand when I first got to the beach. As I was leaving I saw this is what she had created. I believe the big "snow" ball on the right is an invitation to add to it ourselves. In a Reggio Emilia preschool classroom, this might be considered a provocation. The whole beach would be, actually.
I have a thing for pelicans. They are such unlikely-looking creatures but very good at what they do.
Every time a pelican moves, it completely changes shape.
I particularly admire this pose. It looks like yoga.
I got curious about a possible pelican pose. This King Pigeon pose is the closest I could find.
Here's another handsome bloke. He was waiting for the fisherman, just off camera, to catch him some lunch.
Most people don't realize that in addition to flying, swooping down and catching fish right out of the water, and stealing a fisherman's catch - pelicans are really good dancers. I believe they were doing the Dougie.
I thought this random sea bird shot turned out well. Well, well-ish.
Every time I'm on the beach I can't believe I'm on the beach. It's one of the only places in the world I can be and not feel like I should probably be doing something more important somewhere else.
This is future me. I must be having such a great time. There are some great snacks in that bag, for sure.
This is the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples. I like this shot, but I can only imagine how much better it would be if the top of the tower was in shot mirroring the top of the fountain. Now I have to go back and do it again.
I read recently that the duck is considered the funniest of all the animals. These ducks were really yukking it up that day.
Here is Tony enjoying the lines and curves of the Ritz's garden.
Tony is enjoying my lines and curves while taking this photo on the Ritz's couch.
It's nice that they let bees into the Ritz.
Tony on the Lamar. I think Steven took this photo.
Here, the Handsomes solve tech troubles on the Lamar.
Speaking of handsome, Tony and I went kayaking through the channel to the beach.
Best. Date. Ever!
This gray crane was all alone, looking for lunch in the mangroves. We should have told him about the vittles trailer in parking lot 4.
I like this shot, but I also like to imagine it if I had captured his entire reflection.
Finally, this hawk caught a sheepshead fish right next to our kayaks. This was the best photo I could get. Steven explained that I would need several more thousands of dollars of camera equipment to get a good shot of a bird in flight. That made me feel better.