Saturday, February 25, 2012

A couple of birds

Since I'm trying to blog on an alien computer, it's catch as catch can as far as photos are concerned. These photos today are from a boat ride near the north shore of Pine Island, a ways south and west of Port Charlotte. It's a beautiful natural area for the most part and filled with wild birds. The pelican was sitting on the top of a pole in the bay as we floated by, and he wasn't spooked until we were quite close to him.  It's one of the most ungainly looking birds that I've ever seen.

This white bird is likely a snowy egret.  He spooked more easily than the pelican, but I managed a last photo as he took off.

It was a cloudy day today - the photos were a couple of days ago. We stayed in Port Charlotte and walked around the neighborhood, then after lunch had a mosey along the beach. There were a few tourists, but because it was cloudy and about 72 degrees, there were few people out and about. It was a restful day and one to be appreciated. We did some recreational shopping and then fixed a communal dinner, featuring turkey burgers, guacamole, wild rice, spaghetti squash, and a great green salad. Did I say that some of the recreational shopping was done at Winn Dixie grocery store? 

It's interesting to note that there are a lot of pretty old humans living in this part of Florida. Or maybe not so interesting.

The 2011 Oscars will be awarded tomorrow night.  I'm predicting another win for Meryl Streep.


Santini said...

It's an HP, not really all that alien.

Sometimes blogging is hard, but it is always fun to see fresh content.

BDE said...

I hope she doesn't win again. I am pulling for Michelle Williams or the girl with the dragon tattoo (I forget her name, so she probably won't win).
Emily and I are hosting an Academy Award party tonight with ballots and prizes and lots of food. Should be fun.
Enjoy the sunshine and warmth while you have it.