February 26, 2017

On Friday, we drove to Key West to pick up the car from Cooper’s Paint and Body Shop on Stock Island. It looks as good as new.  Actually, it is still new; we just bought it in August.

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RAV4 Good as New

I always admire this Bougainvillea at a trailer up the street from us.  It looks beautiful, but I’m afraid I would get cut up trying to walk through the arch.  Bougainvillea has some nasty thorns on it.

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Bougainvillea Arch

We walk to the waterfront every day and watch the ocean for a while.  This is a container ship just over the horizon.

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Container Ship Over Horizon

How exciting is our life?  So much so that we sat and watched this shell crawling along the bottom for a long time. That’s life in the slow lane. I think it was a hermit crab inside.

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We have seen Horseshoe Crabs several times this week.  I think they are mating here.

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Horseshoe Crabs

This small crab lives in the rocks below our lookout spot.  The red is brilliant.  We have to be careful and slowly, quietly, sneak up on him or he hides before I can get a picture.

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Crab

We drove to Bahia Honda State Park for our walk today.  This being the weekend, the beach was crowded.  We did luck out and get there at low tide, so there was plenty of sand.

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Sandspur Beach at Bahia Honda State Park

We got a kick out of this group.  The adults had buried the four kids in the sand.  The woman was still piling sand on the smallest boy in the forground.  But, he wriggled out just after I took this picture.

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Bury Children in the Sand

I remarked that this boy had built a sand city.  He responded with, “Thanks.  I didn’t do it all by myselft.  They helped me.” He pointed to the other kids in the water.

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Sand City

A little farther along, we saw this osprey circle over the water, looking for a fish dinner.  It came back empty-clawed and landed on this dead tree and spread its wings to dry.

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Osprey with Wings Spread

When it was satisfied with the drying job, it folded the wings back into place.

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Osprey on Dead Tree

A lot of sand has been washed away from the beach and it is about a foot or two lower that it has been in the past.. The west end of the beach is all rock, except for a narrow path along the higher grass level. We continued along the cove and all the way to the small bridge over the creek.

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There are huge mounds of seagrass along the beach there.  I asked Andy to be my scale model and next next to one to show how high it is. I could not feel any rocks in the pile of grass.

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Mound of Sea Grass on Beach

This sandstone is very pretty with the impressions of old sea plants and animals.  I don’t know what that fleshy plant is growing over it.

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Sandstone Rock on Beach

A large flock of pelicans was circling high over the beach as we returned to the parking lot.

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8 thoughts on “February 26, 2017

    • Dinata Misovec March 1, 2017 / 12:06 am

      I love the red crab too. I just wish they would stay in place and pose for me better.

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  1. http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com February 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Lovely photos, you are right about the Bougainvillea the thorns are nasty, Love the smart mom that burried her little ones. ☺☺☺

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    • Dinata Misovec March 1, 2017 / 12:05 am

      Wasn’t that a hoot? I don’t know how long they kept the kids still with that maneuver, but we got a big laugh out of it.

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  2. Sharon Starling February 27, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    All the outside volunteers are meeting at Overseas after the concert to celebrate another successful season!

    Please join us as well as other ticket committee members.

    Sharon

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    • Dinata Misovec March 1, 2017 / 12:04 am

      Well DARN!! I didn’t read this until Tuesday night – late.

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  3. pathoney2 February 27, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Thanks enjoyed the photos and descriptions.

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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