In between the sky and the sea.
Rain clouds closing in from the south and the north.
Whenever a boat takes to the water,
there is a story to tell.
Storms, sea creatures,
and the one that got away.
There is always a story!
Crescent Beach, storms brushing by and a shrimp boat minding it's own business. 7.10.2017.
Nestlings are so very vulnerable.
This little one endured severe thunderstorms, only to be stalked by a crowd of noisy crows
and survived that too.
Nature provides lots of drama for her creatures.
Perhaps we all have a nestling within us...our inner hatchling.
It's the part of us that has come through the storms
and evaded or slayed the scary monsters -
sometimes with grace and other times not -
but through it all have come to trust the deep instinct to grow stronger and to thrive.
Spring is upon us - a good time to acknowledge our strengths
and our connection to the fragile new arrivals.
After all, we were once just like them.
Baby Robin, reprinted from Laine's Blog, March 2012.
Christmas day is almost upon us in much the same way as a beautiful fog bank on the shore.
Sneaking up on some of us,
while others have seen it coming for months.
Oh, well, it will burn off before you know it
and all will be well.
Just a little bah humbug to go with the fog bank engulfing Vilano Beach this morning!! Happy Holidays!
Cold air meets warmish water and voila, sea smoke!
Thanks to David for sharing this beautiful phenomena in the cold hours after sunrise, Sunday morning, January 24th, 2016.
St. Augustine Beach.
On a cloudy afternoon,
all you have to do is turn a corner
for something wonderful and cheering to come your way.
The sun pops out and illuminates the clouds over the harbor.
A little bit of a rainbow on the way to the beach and then this sunset -
It's hard to be miserable under these circumstances.
St. Augustine Harbor and Beach.
After a day of storms,
the beach beckons
and there's a wedding against the backdrop of the green water
under a canopy of clouds.
Life goes on-
and birds scamper for their food,
while folks walk or ride their bikes or swim,
oblivious to the special moment that is paramount to the people attending,
especially, one could hope, to the hapless couple!
All best to one and all!
St. Augustine Beach, Anastasia State Park, September 12th, 2015.
silent and beautiful.
Thunder followed, but no rain,
not the first night.
The rain came the second night,
The heat lightening looked a little like this, lighting up the clouds from within but with slashes of lightening bolts every now and then.
This shot was taken during the day, but darkened to look like night.
The fog comes and goes,
and there is always cold air in it.
Of course that is what is causing the fog,
but it's collar up and hands in your pockets,
when you see it rolling in,
but the feet are still in the water!
What can you do?
It's irresistible and not too cold!
St. Augustine Beach, still gray and misty, January 13, 2015.