Thursday, August 4, 2011

A flasher at the beach ... warning: R rated!

Yesterday afternoon, The Professor and I decided to take a stroll.  We saw this path toward the beach and it looked so lovely, we decided to explore and see where it came out.


Beautiful, isn't it?




Well, imagine my surprise as we approached the end when we were suddenly accosted with this!


a flasher!


The Professor quickly shielded my innocent eyes as the offending culprit suddenly dashed away.

Shaken and distressed, we went to the local Animal Shelter to report the offensive act of exposure.

The next day, the authorities called us and asked if we could meet them on the beach to identify a possible suspect.  

The bird being questioned was indignant at the accusation.

Nevertheless, they had him pose to the right .......



and then to the left.



 But he refused to spread his wings asserting that he wasn't that kind of a bird.



Besides, he stated, a crowd had gathered and there were women and children in the audience.


Although he looked very similar to the offender, we just were not confident enough for an arrest and he was free to go, mumbling how us beach goers think all herons look alike.



Later that night, we returned to the beach for our nightly ritual.  As the sun set in the west, we knew that justice had not prevailed, the culprit was lurking somewhere in the shadows, ready to strike again.



 P.S.  And if you REALLY thought I would post something R rated ... 
well, 
I'm just not that kind of girl.


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96 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

You crack me up...thing is, I saw flasher and the perv in me was like...okay, let's see it. LOL

bon bon said...

ha!! "hey you! wanna buy a duck?" well, your view certainly started out beautifully!

Kathy said...

You just can't make charges stick these days without forensic evidence!

Tricia said...

ROFLMBO! Excellent story & shots, no pun intended! heheheee =)

L.O.V.E. that sunset

Jillsy Girl said...

ROFLMAO!!!! This is your absolute best! You've made my day!! :-)

lisleman said...

Your title might ruffle feathers.
I enjoy the story. The flasher looks hot.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your stories Reena! Your photos are gorgeous too, all of them.

christinemyoung said...

What a wild shot with a wonderful story :)) and the sunset ~ wow!

Joe said...

WHOA!!! I wasn't expecting that ;). LOL!!!

Debbie said...

ROFLMOA.....your best work so far!! that's some "stiff" competition for us bloggers out here!! (pun intended)

you are a hoot and i love it!!

and that sunset WOW, gorgeous!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

feeling like losing some laundry myself
in that beautiful beachy golden light
.....I can't just can't blame him:)
-Jennifer

Misty said...

Ashley's comment made me laugh. Gorgeous sunset photo!

Alex said...

HAHAHA, I might have peed myself a little laughing so hard! (Not really, but that's how hard I laughed) This is the best!!!!!

Ann said...

It is a darn good thing I finished my drink before I opened your post. Otherwise I would have had diet coke sprayed all over my screen. That was hysterical.

A Rosy Note said...

LOL...I love it :)

Kjell T. Evensen said...

A good story and beautiful shots. By the way, my wife loved the flasher. :)

lissa said...

great sunset. maybe the heron was enjoying the view also.

Tammy said...

Great photos and story! That sunset ...WOW!!!!

Country Girl said...

Um . . . what Ashley said.

(awesome photos, too - i love that path)

TexWisGirl said...

just hilarious!!! perfect flasher stance! not that i've ever seen one. or flashed anyone. just sayin...

Oliag said...

HaHaHa!! Thanks for the laugh this evening!

Love that sunset...it brings back fond memories...

Jazzi said...

Too funny!! Who knew huh???

wags
Jazzi and Addy

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I say he's innocent until proven guilty!!
The flasher certainly did look agitated!
Marvelous pictures.... even the one taken in the "heat of the moment"!!

Mark said...

Glad to see I wasn't the only one who saw the word flasher and immediately went to your blog. Funny story, great photos

beth said...

oh reena....this was so funny....you literally cracked me up !!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I really didn't know what to expect so with great caution I slowly scrolled the page down...very good. :0) Nice photos. Those Florida birds really enjoy having their picture taken don't they?

Barbara Shallue said...

You had me laughing out loud - how do you get these photos?? I love your stories. And that last image - wow!!

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for inspiring a smile such a fun post.

Anna said...

How is it that crazy furry and feathered creatures follow you wherever you go???? Do you wear a sign? Thanks for the laugh and beautiful sunset :)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful!

Riet said...

OH what fun, lol, beautiful pictures and I almost forgot to look at your skies.

julochka said...

great pix, and a big thanks for starting my day with a laugh.

Pat said...

I love this story! You have a delightful sense of humor. Thank you!

Luna Miranda said...

LOL brilliant post! i love your sense of humor, great photos, too. and the sunset is enchanting.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the exposure on that flasher is great!!!

Somebody had to say it!


Stewart M - Australia

Roan said...

The path is beautiful, as is the sunset. When I read the caption, I didn't think I would be seeing a naked person, but I sure wasn't expecting a dirty old bird. lol

Dianne said...

I think you got the wrong bird - you know innocent until proved guilty!!
Wonderful sunset!

Marcie said...

That sunset is simply breathtaking!! And - gotta laugh at that flasher/heron. Love your sense of humor!

Dyche Designs said...

Great shots, thanks for the giggle this morning. I love the way your mind works.

Anika said...

HA!! Fooorrr shaaamme!! "mumbling how us beach goers think all herons look alike", that's hilarious.

That is a beautiful place, the first image does invite doesn't it??

lisa said...

"I'm not guilty, and I'm stickin' to my story!"
So enjoyed this Reena, and thank you for the smiles!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Louise said...

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to see when I opened this, but it sure wasn't THAT! And, then, for him to get away scott free! The nerve of that bird! This place knocks my sock off with its beauty.

Daryl said...

but you did .. R for Really Wonderful .. especially that sunset

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Brian said...

Now that's funny!!!

gina said...

Poor guy, just looking for some love. :) Thanks for starting my day with a laugh!

Pat said...

This is hilarious! Such wonderful shots and witty narrative - you are too clever!

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh - this is so hilarious!! Love the way you told the story!!!

Hope said...

laughing.. what a fantastic story.. and the photos to match..

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Reena, magnificent history !!!:-)
The sunset is beautiful.
Enjoy yourself.

Thank you for your kindness left in my blog.
oa.s

Amish Stories said...

Very cute and funny at the same time,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

Corker2 said...

Happen to come across your Blog. Very nice. I've also noticed that your from Philadelphia. I'm just about 90 miles away to the Northwest. Here in Reading, PA. Not far from you at all. You sure do get a whole lot of comments.

Be well
Les

Birdman said...

That's a funny one. You GOT me.

Frank said...

Now that was an unexpected encounter .. lol.

Ginny said...

I am ALL about sunsets, and have taken way to many. But yours is giving me chills, it is the best I have seen!!! Your heron post is too funny!!! You gave me a good laugh today, something I have been needing!! What wonderful pictures of the blue heron!! They sure are impressive birds! Was he really that close to you? Maybe it was a female protecting her nest. Humor and beauty in one post, you can't beat that to kick off the weekend!!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my I almost fell down from the chair. That flasher should be in jail by now. The 4th photo I thought you tried him to walked in fine line figuring out if he is still drunk hahahaha!!! This makes my day thank you for sharing!!

Sunset reflection

Mental P Mama said...

Just as beautiful as ever in here. Plus a giggle;)

Woody said...

Is there no place that is safe??!! I just had to laugh out loud at this.

Incredible sunset.

Pat Tillett said...

That was so funny! The nerve of that dirty bird! There were all great photos, but the sunset photo is AMAZING! Have a great weekend!

Margaret said...

Was thinking how much I liked the first shot...then I saw the last shot! Beautiful. And the in between...just plain funny!! :)

Margaret said...

Was thinking how much I liked the first shot...then I saw the last shot! Beautiful. And the in between...just plain funny!! :)

Margaret said...

Was thinking how much I liked the first shot...then I saw the last shot! Beautiful. And the in between...just plain funny!! :)

holdingmoments said...

Great post Reena.
They look so comical when they pose like that lol

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You stinker, you! I was at work almost afraid to scroll down, making sure no one would walk by to surprise me. LOL Too funny.

Jane said...

It's definitely something to do with you - randy squirrels at home, flashing birds on vacation :-)

Love that first shot, I would have to follow that path too!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thanks for the laugh!!! :) I was afraid you'd stumbled onto a nude beach by accident or something...I've done that before...not pretty!

Cheryl said...

Great story and pictures!

S. Etole said...

At least you caught pictures of the culprit!

Incredible sunset, too.

Liza said...

Hysterical!!!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness - you are hilarious! this is priceless!

bettyl said...

Great story! I hope he's learned his lesson!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it!! What a great flasher and a great story for the day indeed!!! You do get the great ones, Reena! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Cedar said...

That sunset is incredible! Simply gorgeous!

geetlee said...

haha :)
He is a handsome heron!

loved the path with the sea beckoning in the distance.

And that sunset. Gorgeous!!

Margaret said...

I really enjoyed this and so did my 3 year old. He is still laughing and we are going back to "Do it again!" :) Love the sunset photo as well... It doesn't get better than that.

It's Just Dottie said...

Very enjoyable cute,very cute tale!!!
Dottie

forgetmenot said...

What a cute post! Your beach shot is beautiful--I'd love to be there. And, that sunset is amazing--too beautiful for words--what a treat to see. Mickie :)

Madi and Mom said...

MOL that was funny you got us again...Mom said oh no they must have happened upon a nudist colony.
What a great post!!
We especially loved the sunset...
We hope your vacation was spectacular!
Hugs Madi and Mom

EG Wow said...

Thanks for making me laugh!

Ms. Becky said...

thanks for the chuckles. I love the light in these photos. but overall, you crack me up!

JO said...

lovely sunset!

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

That's very, very funny!

Marilyn said...

Great photos and a wonderful laugh. Thanks.
I hopped over from Barb's blog.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Naughty bird. Totally guilty. It's written all over his beak. ;)

Rural Revival said...

Ha! Too funny! He's a bit of a looker, I get the impression he's got an ego the size of Texas.

Great photos!

ladyfi said...

What a great post! Had me laughing and also gasping in amazement at your lovely photos.

Nick said...

The walk to the beach is beautiful and inviting. Amazing shots of the Heron and what a nice relaxing sunset to finish off the day! LOL! The flasher...there just had to be one :))

Rosemary Aubut said...

Hysterical! Love all the photos but especially love the first! Well done!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos of the path to the beach and the sunset. The GB Heron shots are wonderful. Great post and photos.

Catherine said...

Haha ~ very cute post! You had me going for a few moments. ;)

Happy Sunday Reena!
xo Catherine

Dawn said...

Hahahahaha..Oh you MADE MY DAY!
Love it.
And incredible shots!!!!
:)

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful, I had to laugh when I read your story :)) Great photos!

Christina Klas said...

Hahahaha..... This is sooo funny. On a serious note though. All the pictures are beautiful! And it looks like the sunset is on fire! :)

Rebecca said...

How wonderful! Is certainly was a pretty path and then to find that flasher! Must have been most exciting.

So cool that you are local to Philly! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hilary said...

Of course you couldn't be sure. You were heron on the side of caution. ;)

Great post.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great post and photos, too.

Regards!