Sunday, May 15, 2016

Another day

As I sat down to write a new piece in this blog this morning, I was surprised to see that it has only been a week since I posted - yet it feels like eons ago. You see, my husband/partner/friend landed in the hospital this week with heart complications - needless to say, it's been a week of tests, procedures and preparation for the operation tomorrow. My routine and my life has been altered and my emotional/physical/spiritual state feels in limbo - and as such I knew that I needed to take a bit of time to regroup, breathe and loose myself in internal peace - what better way to do that than head to the shore.....come along....
I knew that I would find exactly what I needed - such as a beautiful sunrise with the promises of a new day and all that it offers.

Such peace for our feathered friends - enjoying this precious time before the beach goers arrive.
And I think in a way we are not so different and in this instance I/we need to take care of first thing first.

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron should be called the Crab King - I'm happy to see it because it loves to eat Ghost Crabs which are big predators for our Snowy Plovers and Sea Turtle Hatchlings.

The Brown Pelicans were hanging in big groups today - another reminder to surround myself with loving friends/families during this hardship.

A Sanderling in its element.

The new kid on the block - so innocent and so vulnerable - I wish this Snowy Plover the best. This fellow has good genes, the mom has been nesting on Sanibel for 7 years in a row now.
"Fly away, fly away, fly away"....a song that just came back to my head.

Peace and tranquility for the time being.

A Black-bellied Plover - so attractive these days.

So, dear friends, keep us in your positive thoughts as we enter another week - this time with risky procedures - I'm hoping for the best and for a brighter tomorrow.


  1. I'll be praying for your husband, France.

  2. Adele and Bob, thank you for your precious thoughts, I appreciate it.