Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Gulf Coast of Florida

It was extremely windy when we were out last weekend.

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I loved the look of the dark sky in this photo.

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And just as I turned to leave this spot, the birds took flight which always makes a neat photo.

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And how about this pair?

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The caption might by, ‘You stay on the white rock and I’ll perch on the dark rock.’

A rough day to be out in a boat!

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

43 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the 2 birds on the rock and that is a good saying for them. Have a lovely weekend.

Arlene said...

Ok, I am longing for the beach and your photos are not making my month long wait any easier Diane!! But I love them anyway...especially Ebony and Ivory!!

Linda Kay said...

Diane, you captured the black and white of it, for sure. Not a good day to be in a boat.

Mimi said...

I love the picture of the birds in flight-- just beautiful! I always feel like I've had a little vacation when I visit you. :-) Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the photo of the birds taking flight! Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Linda

Kathy said...

Your pictures are great but my favorite has to be of those birds. The black one on a white rock and the white one on a black rock. That's just too cute! Have a good weekend!

Stacey said...

It does look windy! Always looks beautiful though.

Snap said...

Black and white! What fun! Gulls are always busy. Happy Critter Day!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - lots of wind. I find seagulls love to be out in the wind - wheeling around - great shot. Love the two birds on their rocks, wonder if they could hear each other over the wind. We're expecting some welcome rain here in the PNW this weekend - might sit out under the deck umbrellas and enjoy it. Happy weekend my friend.

Art @ Home said...

Trip was in Destin last weekend and he got caught out in the bay....they've had lots of rough weather this summer!

I hope you're having a great weekend. It is so hot here!!!

xo,
RJ

TexWisGirl said...

love the black and white! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, pretty shots of the beach and water. I love the shot of the gulls taking off. And the pretty Snowy Egret with the crow? Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Diane said...

Fun pictures!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shot of the contrasting birdies with their contrasting rocks, Diane.
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Stephanie said...

Each photo is beautiful, my friend! I love the two different birds together :) Happy weekend! Hugs!

laurie said...

super photos aren't the birds amazing!!!

PatC - All is Bright said...

My favorite photo has to be the birds taking flight. You capture some awesome pictures my friend.

Warm hugs
Pat

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane!
My favourite photo, all are beautiful by the way, but my favourite is the one with the funny caption.
Take care,
Arlette

Christine said...

Really great shot of the birds in flight! Funny caption too of the two birds on the rocks!
Happy weekend!

Linda H said...

Looks like a storm was moving in.... Great bird shots...

Jeannie Marie said...

I love the gulls especially seeing them fly in a large flock.

Black Jack's Carol said...

The "opposites attract" theory sure works for your Egret/Crow (or Raven?) shot. Just perfect! Also loved the gull shot and definitely felt the mood of those dramatic skies.

doodles n daydreams said...

I surely is windy and looks rough in that boat photo.
The b&w bird pic is great.

Diana

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

It most certainly is a dark and moody sky, love the palm fronds blowing in the wind.

Jen

Debbie said...

love the egret image and your caption, brilliant!!!

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! For someone who lives in the city, I always love the windy weather, even if it is sometimes frightening. Haha And that pair or birds, looks like they have a secret plan hahaha

Anni said...

Beautiful images...there is something so special about beach scenes like this. Thanks for sharing this post with us bird enthusiasts at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The black and white birds together is a fun photo ... so many possibilities for conversation :)

acorn hollow said...

Where on the gulf where you? we go to Siesta Key when we do get there.
It looks pretty even though it is windy.
Cathy

Susanne Tyree said...

I love the birds too. I feed them all year long. For some reason I find them relaxing and like most things in nature they calm the soul. Just like the water, the mountains, the clouds in the sky, a creek rambling on to larger waters. Most of my blogger friends in Florida are saying they have had plenty of rainy weather. We have been dry these past couple of weeks and it was a nice break from all the wet weather we had previously. Because of all that rain I was mowing grass about every 6 days and usually it is once every 7. Have a great week.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Kathy said...

Love the black and white birds!

Montanagirl said...

Hi my friend. Still struggling with my right eye. Went back to eye dr. last Monday. The big floaters are in the back of the eye, and there's nothing they can do about it, but hope they finally settle down. He told me no one would even think of doing surgery, because it could dislodge the retina. So, I'll be posting and commenting maybe once a week. I like the moody sky in the first photo. The two birds on the rocks is a great capture!

BeachGypsy said...

Love those bird photos!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
What lovely photos of birds in flight and the beach!
I hope you had a nice weekend.
I am featuring your cute shopping with noel tomorrow at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J link up. I hope you can join us again tomorrow.
Take care.
Julie xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, that is a cool picture of the birds taking flight. I never seem to get them, as they fly away too quickly. I really like that picture of the white and black bird. That picture says a thousand words. What a great one.

Have a good week ahead, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

Marie C said...

The dark & light bird made such a great study in contrasts! Loved the birds in flight as well!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I like the black and white birds shot! And I can almost feel the wind in that first photo. Have a nice evening and week ahead!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Great shot of the flying birds. Have a great week my friend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh no, I woul not want to be boating in that weather, for sure!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great photos...love them!! I miss seeing the ocean....the last time I saw it down your way was in 1993. Hope you have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diana, love that sailboat. The ocean looks beautiful. You did a beautiful job capturing those black and white birds on the rock, my favorite.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Faye said...

Nice photography..... I really enjoyed visiting your blog!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I love stormy days by the water, great shots Diane!