Sunday, February 08, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

It was a beautiful day in our neighborhood today. The temperature was 65 when we came back from the beach. The sun was shining brightly and my nose and arms are a pretty shade of pink.

We took the babies to the beach where Aqua Maria and
Jammin' Jaden both took out the beach towels and stretched out for a sun bath. The two frisky babies, Chip and Bob-a-Lou found a couple of large shells and started playing in them. Venus on the Half Shell they're not!

The sun was so bright that I had a hard time taking many shots. With white sand, sparkling water, and bright sun, it did a good job of blinding me. I did spy a sea urchin just washed ashore

And this creature from outer space was laying in the sand, too.

Walking back to the truck we passed this huge flock? of ducks. (Help, what are a big group of ducks called? I know it's a gaggle of geese, a herd of cattle, a pride of lions, and a flock of birds, but ducks?) Anyhow, one guy was standing guard over the rest of them.

And I have this thing about white sand, snow fences, beach grass and shadows. And that is smoke far off on the horizon. I don't know what the fire was, but it could have been just a controlled burn. They do that often in the brush along the highways.

This is the boardwalk leading from the parking lot on base to the beach on the gulf. I think it's at least a quarter of a mile long, maybe more. I'm glad it's there. It crosses a swampy looking area where I can imagine alligators and rattlesnakes and who knows what else living there.
Yes, it was a beautiful day. We were with God in church this morning, and then on the beach with Him this afternoon. A beautiful day.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh man, I didn't see any of those critters while I was in Florida. Could you pick me some up and mail them to me??? I LOVE your pictures.

Just Joni said...

Another beautiful day in Florida and I'm glad to see the little ones having so much fun! The word you were looking for is "brace"...a brace of ducks. I really like that picture with the fence in the sand...makes me want to go to the beach!

Memaw's memories said...

I think you have a flight of ducks.

Looks like you had a great time.