Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Getting the bird ...






The Professor and I have been hanging out down in Anna Maria the last several days.
Nothing but sunshine, shells and sand.
And (a lot) some wine.






We are totally avoiding all shopping malls and city traffic.
Not our kind of crowd.

We much prefer keeping company with these oystercatchers each evening.
Although ...  I'm not sure they are keen on our company.
Do you think one of them is giving us the 'bird'??

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56 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

Malls and crowds in general are definitely not my thing! Lovely photos!
Brenda

Arija said...

Yesterday I unfortunately had to brave the crowds for presents for the (grown up) grandchildren - today I am, in consequence, to tally exhausted. The further I get from 'civilisation' the better I feel . . .

Solitary rambles along a deserted beach would be a dream. Enjoy your freedom with your Professor and have a wonderful Christmas together.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Breath Taking !!!
Im not going out alone. ha !
and
its snowing. I would need hockey gear to get into a mall and avoid getting trampled.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic way to spend the days before the holidays! I hate to shop!! Your photos are superb! Enjoy, Reena!

Sylvia

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the beautiful light in these photos.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

What lovely way to spend the holiday (or pre holiday). I've been catching up on my blogs.... what wonderful news about your vacation home in Maine! Your views were out of this world!!
Happy Holidays!

Hilary said...

Three beautiful images.

TexWisGirl said...

too funny! love it!

scenes like this always remind me of the nicholas cage / meg ryan film where the 'angels' meet on the shore to watch the sun rise or set each day.

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL... I would definitely say one of them is giving you the bird. Theres a joker in every crowd.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You probably meant to showcase the birds but I like what you did with the shell on the sand pictures. Nice.

grammie g said...

HI Renna...soak up some sun for me would ya!!
Lovely photos of the shells and great..great...shot of the Oystercatchers ..The bird?...for sure!!
grace

forgetmenot said...

Renna, Lovely shots--how smart you are to avoid the "hustle and bustle" of the Holidays and actually be enjoying yourself now. I do hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family and a New Year filled with joy, peace, and blessings. Mickie :)

mick said...

Great photos of the sunshine, shells, and sand - and of course the Oystercatchers!

It's Just Dottie said...

Your photos take my breath away. They are so wonderful. I also keep Christmas simple.
Smiles. Dottie

eileeninmd said...

I think it is a great way to spend the holidays. Wonderful photos of the oystercatchers. Happy Holidays!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, great shots!

i love the second one, looks surreal!

i too keep xmas simple.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Lovely shots!!

Reena, thank you for all your words, that you left in my Ocean, this year.

I Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Great 2012!

Hug and kisses
oa.s [cecilia]

lynnekovan.com said...

Isn't it a lovely feeling to be out in the wilds while the shoppers are in their natural habitat also! Love your pictures!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful series.

Dawn said...

Just beautiful. You chose a perfect place to be!

Snapper II said...

Gdreat shots.I love the birds.

Country Girl said...

My goal each year is to stay away from the mall and the traffic and I've accomplished that. I love online shopping for gifts, and local places.

Cold here today!

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots Reena.

I like the idea of a little wine lol

Judy said...

We're not too keen on malls and crowds either. Beautiful photos.

joo said...

Gorgeous 'golden' series!
Merry Christmas to you and your family:)

Sandra said...

isn't the weather perfect? i like that middle photo, looks like it was taken on the moon or some where in space. really cool

Ivanhoe said...

Sweet! Wish I could be on that beach with you. Enjoy the silence :)

Suldog said...

Love the second shot. It's like some kind of desert landscape from a sci-fi movie!

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

You are a true artist to capture precious moments.
Merry Christmas to you.
Ciao

bobbybegood1 said...

You funny lady. What a sense of humor you display. "Giving you the bird?" Don't they know how well you take care of their kind? Shame on them if they are. Have a wonderful time. Cheers!!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas to you.

Rambling Woods said...

I would love to be there with you.. sigh..so peaceful....Happy Holidays!!

Adam Tilt said...

Stunning! Love the Oystercatchers.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Reena.. you have some wonderful wildlife to share.

Pat said...

I feel the same way you do about malls and crowds.
The light in these photos is beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Congrats on POTW :) Well Done.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Miss Reena...lovely photos thanks for sharing. It is about to get crazy here so we want to wish you a very Happy Holiday season with the ones you love,
Madi and Mom

latebloomerbuds said...

Sounds delightful Reena! Margie

Michaele said...

I (hick) think so. hehe Glad you are spending the holidays in your own fun way.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow the colors in this suggest a warmth well beyond what we have here...this is simple beauty...love that first shot...

bill lisleman said...

bird traffic - just horrible

Ms. Becky said...

oh what divine light! stopping in to wish you and yours the merriest of holidays! take care Reena.

Ann said...

I'm doing my best to avoid all the craziness as well. I think you are having more fun at it than I am though :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm with you! I would much rather enjoy the outdoors and the beach than be in the stores this week! It's sunny and warm here so I'll spend some time in the lanai! Happy holidays! ♥

Barbara said...

So funny! I'm with you - the beach and some wine wins over malls and crowds any day! Congrats on the POTW!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots! The light is just gorgeous.

Ginny said...

I'm glad you are surrounded by such peace and beauty. The first picture looks like it is raining gold flakes!

Springman said...

You've got your Mojo working Reena. I don't need a glass of wine to tell me your having a great time!
Happy holidays!

zooperson said...

You and your birds! Just the best, but I do believe that little bugger is giving you the salute! Well, good for him, stand up and be counted.i

AudreyO said...

Awesome photos. I live in Santa Barbara, so right on the coast. I'd much prefer the water and sand to a mall any day :)

Catherine said...

Look at that beautiful sunlight! I am jealous!
Happy holiday season!
xo Catherine

beth said...

i'd rather hang out on the beach then do pretty much anything else, myself !!

Tracy said...

ahhhh, I certainly wish I was at the beach to hang out with the birds, the fish and anything else offers itself to the soul...lovely.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I had to look up your location. It looks so relaxing and great for beautiful photos. Happy Holidays to you.

Hilke Breder said...

Gorgeous light and color!! It's out of this world, Reena!