In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

As The Sun Sets and The Night Moves In...

What's better than spending the day on the beach swimming and shell gathering? Spending the evening on the beach watching the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico.

We got to the beach about a half hour before sunset and noticed new sea turtle nests.


During a night in the near future, baby turtles will emerge from the sand and guided by the moonlight will make their way to the Gulf water. The ones that survive will someday return to this very beach to lay their own eggs...

It was low tide and the birds were feasting on schools of feeder fish. The sound of the waves lapping at the shore and the song of the gulls melded together into a soul soothing melody.


As the sun started to sink into the Gulf, the sky began to light up with color...











The sun had just slipped below the horizon when this lone boat appeared, slowly headed southward.

 Life is good...




7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, Bobbi xoxo

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  2. This is beautiful, ROH. I can almost hear the waves :-)

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    1. Thanks, Bea. I need a beach cottage so I can go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves.

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  3. Your pictures are beautiful, next best thing to being there. You two have a great life, thanks for sharing. I think it would be sweet to see the baby turtles walking to the ocean.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn, we very much enjoy this time of our lives. I've never been on the beach at night when the turtles emerge from their nests, but it would be a wonderful sight to see.

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  4. That was a beautiful, peaceful poetic post and combined with the gorgeous pictures I slipped off for a mini-vacation for a bit. Thanks ROH! Tuz

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