Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Holy Moley

Whew! June has zipped by and is nearly gone already. Amazing. Seems I have been so busy with the Toledo All-America City Award efforts that the days just flew by.

Florida was an amazing experience. We flew down a day early and stayed in ocean front condos on Belleair Beach, just south of Clearwater. Here is the view from the balcony.
I got up early Tuesday morning and took a swim in the warm gulf waters and a stroll up and down the beach for some pics. There was a lot of seaweed on the white sand, which is made up mostly of shells. Beautiful!There were several fishermen out there, and each bait bucket had an attendant blue heron waiting for a handout.They were a lot less skittish than the blue herons here, so it was not too hard to walk up close to them and get some good shots. Ditto the great egrets, which I have a special affinity for.

These are white ibis.And according to my travel guide, this is a laughing gull.

Brown pelicans were in abundance too.Lots more pics to come as I sort thru them and pick out the best ones to share. Yahoo!!

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