Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010

Final sunrise. Beautifully sad..............

January 30, 2010

Sunrise!! I have to admit The first one of these I saw in the month was the day we left. Sorry I missed 28 of them.

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

The single footprint in the sand reminds me that the adventure is over. The other footprint has disappeared......

January 28, 2010

Another photo of the fort. Wonderful shadows and shapes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010

Fort Pickens is a Civil War fort located on the Gulf Islands of Florida.
The architecture at Fort Pickens is beauiful.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010

There is something about the birds, the water and the sun that seems to create a lovely picture.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010

HIgh winds and Pounding surf washed the beach away.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24, 2010

Another amazing show of water sand and sunshine.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23, 2010

Usually very polite birds. They patiently wait for you to offer them a snack without being being pushy.

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010

Shell seekers in the fog.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

Really foggy on the beach today. Another first to experience. Very beautiful in it's own way.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

One of the bounties of the ocean or in this case the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010

Another stunning sunset. Even the bird was enjoying it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010

Seems like there is always one left out.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010

This is the first rainy day since we have been here. Very windy and the waves were the highest yet.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

There is one noisy one in every bunch.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010

I really don't want this to turn into Sunset of the day but is hard to get past the amazing beauty of the sunsets here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010

I was amazed by the pattern in the sand. I assume it was formed by the wind but it looked like waves.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

Thougt I would post this picture for my friends in snow country.
This is not snow it is beautiful white sand. I am not sure what is supposed to stop out in the middle of nowhere.

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

This picture has a lot wrong with it. A little out of focus and not a real focal point but I can't believe the color of the sky. Amazing.........

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jjanuary 10, 2010

The sun on the water creates so many vibrant colors of blue. Throw in the white of a seagull and it just amazes me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

Because the air is so cold and the water is still relatively warm most mornings when we wake up the gulf looks very much like a pot of boiling water. Bubbling water with steam rising. Very strange..........

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Sunset is not my favorite time of day. It is like the end instead of the beginning. The intense color of the sun as it is going down seems like an effort to leave an unforgettable impression.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

I saw this bird with one leg and then I saw another and another and I couldn't figure out what horrible thing caused all these birds to lose a leg. Then the birds started putting the other leg down. It was cold and they were roosting. I felt just a little dumb. OK! A lot!!!! lol

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 06, 2010

Seemed a little warmer today. Maybe we are just getting used to the Florida cold. Took my now usual walk, said Hi to my new friend (the bird) and continued to be amazed at the ever changing scenery on the beach.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010

Keeping my promise to myself to walk on the beach everyday was easier than I thought it would be at 40 degrees. The sun was warm and I found a friend. Absolutly fearless he walked with me for a while in and out of the cold water.......

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

I thought I would try this in black and white since the white sand resembled snow.
(Thanks Anita for the idea) The green leaves seemed at such a contrast to the cold air.
Starting to settle in. Resolve to venture out every day for a new photo. I never noticed the difference in the water every day. Beautiful shades of blue................

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3, 2010

Found this Pine Cone on the beach today. Not what I would expect to find . Is it possible it was sent as a reminder of what I have left behind?
Still cold today. Felt strange to walk on the beach in coats, but the sun was warm and Regan built sand castles and put her toes in the water.......

January 2, 2010

We arrived at Navarre Beach, Florida to find a great condo with stunning views. This is our first sunset at our temporary home. Unpacked, took stock of what we forgot and spent an hour trying to figure out how to operate the TV.

January 1st, 2010

To start the new year I thoought this was a perfect beginning. We were in a Drury Inn in Memphis, Tennessee on our way to Florida. As you can see by Regan's face we were all pretty happy.

The plan is to spend the month of January in a Condo on the Gulf of Mexico. This is our first attempt at the Snowbird thing. It may or may not be for us, but we will see....