You’re headed for the beach, warm sun, and waves

No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing, you can imagine yourself transported to the beach.  The sun is so wonderfully warm on your skin.  Take off your shoes and let the hot sand ooze up between your toes with each step. All you hear are the rhythmic ocean waves and the occasional birds calling. Beach colors are luscious and joyful – and ever changing. The blue seawater fades to greens in the distance, and there’s a touch of grey-brown color in the surf mixed with frothy, bubbly white water.  But wait an hour and the color tones will take on a new look as the sun moves through the sky.

Imagine a gleaming white ibis walking close by, giving you a nonchalant glance with one blue eye.

It’s hard to concentrate on the birds, or the waves racing towards your feet, when you are constantly interrupted by spotting so many interesting shells.  How to find the perfect ones?

Alongside you, three white ibises race through the surf.

They stopped in unison when they found what they were looking for.

Another bird, a ring-billed gull, chooses to ignore you – but since you are so close, you stop to admire the few dark head feathers and the sturdy yellow legs.

Have you ever seen such amazing legs?  You take time to notice the little details like the “knobby” knees and webbed feet with little claws.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your brief but relaxing time at the beach.

 

February 2019

 

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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3 Responses to You’re headed for the beach, warm sun, and waves

  1. Love the photo of the seashell collection. Isn’t the trick getting the shells to remain wet-looking after you collect them? I’m using that as an excuse why mine are still outdoors on the patio! – Susan

  2. A walk along the beach is always a pleasure.

  3. These long-legged, long-billed ibises are gorgeous.

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