beachside

we went beachside for the first time in ages today…the man wanted to make an introduction video for the virtual-school creative writing class he’s teaching…i thought my role was going to be to hold the bloggie while he spoke, but he said he could do it himself…which freed me up to stroll the beach for awhile…there was a small flock of terns sunning at the shoreline…it looked to me like this adult tern was lecturing his youngster…who looked bored to pieces…this reminded me of what my own kids look like when i’m trying to talk to them…so i had to take their picture…:)

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beachside

IMG_3497searching….

when dylan asked me what i’d like for christmas as a gift from him, i told him that a book to help me identify the birds and animals that i photograph would be nice…he chose the audubon society’s field guide to florida, which is an excellent resource…and according to what i can tell in my new book, this appears to be a ruddy turnstone (a member of the sanderling family of shorebirds) picking his way through the sand and shells in search of a little something…