Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Little bit of Florida sunshine

June is now upon us and I have no idea what happened to May!  Oh, that's right.  I became the mama of two puppies!  I am surrounded by chaos.

Not so long ago, there was much order in my life.  Like in April.  Like when we took time to visit our home in Anna Maria.  Actually, that week ended up not being so relaxing.  There were a number of repairs and yard work to get done.  I didn't take as many photos as I often do but did have a chance here and there while biking around.


Nowadays, just being able to sit and do nothing would be the most rewarding treat ever!  
(I now speak in dog language.)


I never tire of trying to capture some of my favorite birds.
The Great Blue Heron.


And my most favorite, those pelicans.
I can watch them endlessly dive and cruise above the waters.


I think they are magnificent.


But always, the best time is the evenings.



As the day begins to disappear into night.


It reminds me how extraordinary the universe is 
in all of its grandeur.

And I am thankful.
(And I will be more thankful once my puppies are house broken!)



19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

cool shot of the pelican...i miss florida...we were going to try and go this summer but decided on next....

Out on the prairie said...

I always take the pups out each hour and give them praise when they do their duty. A treat is a must when coming back in. I have a pet door that really helps.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Gone are the days.....

I also love pelicans and herons and egrets and oh so many others.

Linda R said...

Such beautiful photos my friend. Your bird shots look wonderful. Best of Luck with those little pups.

Hugs~

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, especially the sunsets, they are superb. And the birds, love 'em.

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely pics ....and best of luck with the new additions to the family :)

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures, as always, Reena! I do love the sunsets/skies in particular!! They are breathtaking!! Yes, best of luck indeed with the new family members! I do miss my dog, Sam, SO much!!
Hope you have a lovely week!

Tabor said...

Great clarity of photos and mind!

Evelyn S. said...

The Great Blue Heron resembles a huge airliner flying overhead! Wonderful images of birds in flight.

Daryl said...

too bad there aren't doggie diapers!

Lisa Gordon said...

This sunset is gorgeous, Reena, and I love your photographs of the pelican. Those beaks are amazing!

Rose L said...

I also love herons and do hope to get a good photo one day. I also want to get many other bird photos.

Arija said...

Watching the last light of the day fade over the hill is one of my favourite occupations.
I profoundly wish you good fortune with your puppy training.

bailey-road.com said...

I love those pelicans too!

forgetmenot said...

Reena, Such lovely photos of Florida. The sunset as you look down the walkway is absolutely awesome. Good luck with your 2 puppies--one might have been enough to deal with, but I am sure you will manage.lol Mickie :)

Pat Tillett said...

Good luck with those pups! A lot of work, but a lot of reward...

The photos are beautiful. Even more so, when I enlarged them.

bill lisleman said...

great sunsets and I like your wonder of the universe. More of us should wonder because the more you learn the more amazing it is.

Michael Manning said...

Florida is such a beautiful state, with so many different cities and towns to visit! There are a number of places I plan on visiting!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous shots. Hope those pups get housebroken soon...