Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring beach courtship

I had an awesome lazy weekend which I'm planning to try to continue to practice this week.  The Professor and I flew down to Anna Maria to spend a little R&R time.  Well, at least I plan on spending a little R&R time.  The Professor will, of course, work.  But I at least hope to drag him out for some biking and evening sunset beach time.

We were welcomed with cool, stormy weather.  The photo above was a morning shot from the Pier while we were having breakfast.  Storm clouds like that were all around us.


 I hope to be prowling the beaches and capturing lots of bird shots. 


It's mating season for the terns and the plovers and there are hundreds and hundreds 
on the beach right now.  Parts of the beach are roped off
in anticipation of their nesting.
 

Awwww, sweet romance.
This is the best realty show ever!
 
: : :

Hope your week is off to a great start.
Later, my friends,


44 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the terns are just so darned cute! :) love those photos, reena!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Romance seems to follow you everywhere--First the cardinals and now these cuties!! :-) Enjoy your visit, and I'll look forward to your always stunning pictures!!

Sylvia K said...

Love those terns!! Incredible skies and such awesome captures! I love them! Enjoy your week, Reena!!

Sylvia

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Well isn't that a special group of birds, getting their own piece of private beach! Enjoy your R&R time with the Professor.

Mark said...

The storm shot is really great, love it.

Ginny said...

First and last pictures are the BEST!!!!

GailO said...

You are so lucky to be such a traveler! You just went back and forth between two of my favorite places:) Wonderful stormy pictures! I do hope it warms up for you...

Brian Miller said...

aww those birds in the end are so cute...that first pic though...i just stared at it for a while...it is like surreal....crazy shot...

Carole M. said...

Wow Reena, that top shot is just that 'a TOP shot'; amazing colour contrasts in the layers. Great to see so many terns and plovers

beth said...

those two look like they're more in a deep conversation then mating....just saying :)

latebloomerbuds said...

I love moody skies and those cute birdies! Margie

Dianne said...

Terns are such quaint birds with their black wig-tops .... I think it was love at first sight for these two.

Kamana said...

birds have the most beautiful shades of lipstick

rainfield61 said...

The last one is good.

a romance though without candle light.

Kathy said...

Amazing. As usual! There's something wonderful about each of these photos.

Shane Kent Louis said...

These are really gorgeous photos. Amazing captures. No words can express how I adore these photos. :D God bless!


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Michael said...

all beautiful as usual...safe travels

Claudia said...

That shot from the pier is spectacular!

xo
Claudia

Barbara said...

Gorgeous clouds!! Love dramatic skies like those!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Great shots, I love that first one!!

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, what gorgeous images! Just wonderful!

ladyfi said...

So magical. You live an enchanted life.

Daryl Edelstein said...

how do you do it .. hopping from Maine to Pennsylvania to Florida .. dont you fear getting the bends? ;)xo

My Journey With Candida said...

How Sweet!! Love all the photos

Linda R said...

Such wonderful photos my friend. Sounds like you are enjoying life!

Hugs, Linda

CherryPie said...

I love that flight of birds they make me think of freedom.

Enjoy your R&R :-)

Liza said...

Amazing shots!

Ann said...

That second picture is gorgeous. I could spend some lazy time watching that :)

Tracy said...

Reena, I love all the beach photos and the terns who are squablling are too funny!

I do hope you have a fantastic trip and get Mr. P. out there with you :)

S. Etole said...

Powerful clouds and beach scenes.

lisa said...

I could not agree more (best reality show).
What a beautiful place to be!

Pat said...

You hang out in the coolest places! Love these shots.

Country Girl said...

What? You're gone again? You are the traveler, my friend! Can't wait to see your bird photos.

Ivanhoe said...

Beach pics are my favorite. And you are taking beautiful ones :)
Enjoy! WIWT!

Mark said...

Wonderful set of images :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

How lovely to see all those excited flying gulls. :)

Ruth said...

Stormy skies at the beach are the best. Glorious shots. Have fun!

islandwonder said...

What a gorgeous place to be.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Ms. Reena what lovely pictures...after the week Mom has had she says she wishes she were with you.
Hugs Madi

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful colours in that sky and the close up of the birds is lovely.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'm still barely breathing
over that first photo!!!
Spectacular...oh wowzers,
the beauty just blows
me away!
thanks for this watery good share,
Jennifer

Candace said...

That first photo is unbelievable! What a gorgeous place.

Grace said...

Wow, your pictures are stunning...I hope you don't mind if I use them in my haiku poems...

Thank you ~

Pat Tillett said...

Those are all great photos, but I LOVE the next to last one. Wow! The birds and the moody skies, perfect...