Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Walking on the Beach

The view every morning as I get to the beach. The moment I hit the dune I start to relax.

Most mornings and afternoons it is just me and the birds. The first few weeks I shared the stroll with a couple of pods of dolphins. They made lots of noise and would fight the birds for fish.

These were pretty scary stairs to go up and down to the beach. However this flock of northern Blackbirds hung out here for almost two weeks. They would get all excited as I approached. I think they were hoping I had food for them. Instead I just took there picture.

Here is one of the curious souls. He followed me, flew around me, would light on the stairs, and ended up almost letting me touch him. He is the one in the previous picture on top of the stairs.
This is the beach as the sun starts to go down. It is so early now for sunset. I miss the long summer afternoons.
The group of Northern Blackbirds waiting for my return.





5 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhhh, Elizabeth! You've NO idea how much I've enjoyed all of your Island pictures!!! It truly is heaven. But when I saw these pictures of the beach, I felt that I was in Heaven. Truly, truly, beautiful in every way. I can feel the serenity coming through your gorgeous captures. I'll admit it . . . I'm pea green with envy, but I'm sooooo happy for you. Enjoy every quiet, blissful moment! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Caatje said...

Beautiful pictures with a wonderful atmosphere. Makes me envious and makes me want to live there (where exactly is it anyway?). Oh wait...I already live on a beautiful island, so no need to be so jealous ;-)

Citygirl.em said...

How fortunate you are to have such a close encounter with those beautiful birds. I just love birds-they are my favorite animal and I would have relished this opportunity.

the whole scene looks just lovely!

Teressa Thompson said...

That beach looks a lot like Jacksonville Beach... where I live. Thanks for sharing!

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Simply Debbie said...

OH ELIZABETH,
THE PICTURES ARE SO ENDEARING...IT HAS TAKEN ME AWAY TO A HAPPY PLACE. I LOVE THE THIRD PICTURE OF THE STAIRS WITH THE BIRD AT THE TOP...I ALSO LOVE PICTURES OF STAIRS, DOORS, AND ROADS....THANK YOU FOR TAKING ME A LONG WITH YOU...THAT IS MY DREAM NEXT TO GOING TO PARIS IS TO WALK ALONG THE BEACH COLLECTING SHELLS, SEAGLASS, AND WATCHING THE BIRDS...IT IS SO SAD AND MAKES ME ANGRY THAT SOMEONE WAS KILLING THE PELICANS...DO YOU KNOW IF THEY EVER CAUGHT THEM
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE