Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gift from the Sea


This morning's walk on the beach was a reminder to be grateful for the good things in my life.

We had our coffee while watching a beautiful sunrise.  We slathered on some sunblock (well one of did, but not the one who has been treated for pre-cancerous sun-damaged spots), and made our way to the beach. 

Eight in the morning and it was 74 degrees.  The sun was shining, the sky blue with soft pillows of white clouds.  The beach was lined with fishermen and behind them, a phalanx of snowy egrets.  Brown pelicans rested on the rocks jutting into the water to the north of the boardwalk.  A few plovers with their doe-like eyes Kippy toed along the shoreline, not very concerned about our presence there.  The early morning beach pickers, smiling greetings, were making their way back to the parking lot.  A couple of osprey were scooping up bits of seaweed.  Nest making time.

I spotted a porpoise and we stopped to watch if it would surface again.  And she did!  She was circling around two young who were absolutely exuberant in their play.  They leaped out of the water and performed back flips again and again.  They chased and played a game of catch—tossing a fish back and forth.  We watched in wonder and felt as though we were certainly blessed with a special gift from the sea.


This is NOT my photo, I got it from Bing images.  But I think you can see that these animals seem to just love life.

11 comments:

  1. You do paint an enticing picture about the beauties of Florida winters.
    I always said if I had to come back an animal I hoped it would be an otter or a porpoise. Both love to play.

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  2. Ahhh, I'm living vicariously as you describe the scenes! Enjoy!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  3. The days where you are IN the moment are the best, aren't they.

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  4. Yes, I agree with Patti, you do paint an enticing picture. You have me wondering if I would ever want to be a snow bird.

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  5. Olga - this post should be in the Mindful Writing Challenge. You describe your wonderful morning so well. I felt I was walking with you (with sunblock).

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  6. You have painted the most beautiful Florida morning, with your poetic words. Enjoy all the beach has to offer!!!

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  7. What a beautiful thing to see! You are so lucky.

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  8. Lovely gift from the sea, although some times I wonder if we should be calling them animals.

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  9. Oh the dolphins! When we used to stay in Clearwater Beach in the winter, I'd sit out on the patio and watch them go by eating their breakfast, and I do remember a mom-and-baby. The baby was just full of joy and enthusiasm. The very definition of happiness. Isn't that inspiring?

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  10. Your walk along the beach did sound enticing! And how wonderful to see the dolphins! They really are amazing. We are having COLD weather here in southern California -- I am very jealous of your 70 degree weather.

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