. . . Another glorious sunrise over the Atlantic, in Feb., the coldest month of the year here in NE Florida. And I do mean cold . . . during one beach visit, my feet were so painfully numb I had to cut the time there short. But the sunrises are worth it!
August 03, 2016
July 17, 2016
....Now it's been QUITE awhile since I last posted, seven months in fact...so I'm going back to the beginning of 2016, re-starting where I left off... when the beach-combing is at its best no less...
I thought this looked really amazing, a feather floating w/ two water drops on it. (I did not put the droplets there!)
This is one beauty we do not touch!
This was the first Portuguese man-o-war I'd ever seen with its tentacles intact!
A very blustery morning on the beach...
The sand was blowing up the beach in streaks...
A January sunrise over the Atlantic . . .
I still go to the beach right before sunrise . . .
I found some more whole whelks . . .
(Above, knobbed whelk)
...And one Giant Eastern Murex piece . . .
This shark's eye was a deep taupe w/ black markings . . .
Finding whole whelks never gets old . . . . .
The endless patterns of calico scallops never cease to entertain . . .
December 02, 2015
I'm still here, beach-combing on a weekly basis . . . this morning hubby and I had some beach therapy, he mainly sat in a beach chair and chilled, I did my usual stroll & shell collecting. We made it for a lovely sunrise and a major surprise . . .
Ta da! This big gem was mostly buried in sand muck, a few inches underwater, between a sand bar that appears at low tide, and the actual beach. I saw the striking, unusual black/white pattern and dug up this, my first Florida horse conch! The shell is 11" long; they can reach 19" max.
Now that the weather's cooled down a bit, beach-combing is quite pleasant all around.
September 15, 2015
September 04, 2015
This would've been much better with a SLR camera . . . there were several types of shore birds at my "winter" beach Thurs., which I hadn't visited in many weeks . . . besides this great blue heron, there were royal terns, willets, sandpipers (I believe), sanderlings, and more. That vegetation in the background with the pointed fan shaped fronds is called saw palmetto. It's extremely common, all over Florida. After living here almost 4 years now, I'm not entirely used to it yet!
August 22, 2015
it cleaned up easily.