Saturday was a picture perfect day here on the Gulf coast...
After being cooped up in my studio, preparing for Art at Home, I needed a break. So MacDaddy and I drove down the street to the Dunedin Causeway...the entryway into Honeymoon Island...and the place we go just to get a tiny taste of "AHHHHHHHH.....".
We weren't the only ones with this idea...
This man was feeding (gasp!) the crows and sea gulls. This time of year, the crows migrate...usually they rest in the huge trees in our backyard. The sounds they make can be so great, that it's impossible to make conversation on the lanai.
Today, there were hundreds of crows in the palms that lined the causeway. It was an amazing sight to see...especially when they all swooped over the water and back. Sections of the blue sky were completely blocked out! It was an amazing sight!
And then there were the gulls....these silly guys actually posed for me!
(See that huge drift log at the top right corner? I WANT that!)
This guy actually seemed happy to be alone...but what you cannot see are the tiny birds scampering in the seaweed. There were about a dozen running about. So CUTE!
Then there were the brave souls on sail boards, paddle boards, and in kayaks. Brave, I say, because we have seen many sharks in these waters. MacDaddy actually hooked a hammerhead that was bigger than his kayak! Yikes!
This grandmother and grandson were having a ball...didn't see them catch any fish, but they caught a lot of seaweed...and giggled a lot!
On the other side of the causeway, the egrets and seagulls were fishing...and waiting for handouts from the fishermen who were lining the shore. The BIG guy had lots of tasty treats...but he really worked for them.
A few sandpipers were scampering in front of me...as I walked back to the car.
Time to get back to the studio...
For those of you in the Tampa Bay area, please stop in on Saturday...we'd love to see you!!!
I am linking up with Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com
and Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com