Sunday, September 11, 2016

Scarlet skies

For several days we've had amazing, brilliant sunrises. Here are photos from this morning, from pink to gold and back again.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ft. Pickens Patrol

It was such a beautiful day for patrol at Ft. Pickens. The birds were lined up at the shoreline buffet!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This Grand Show is Eternal...

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

—John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Space in Your Heart

"Create space in your heart. When the pain of life fills you completely, open your heart a little more. Pain tries to close the heart, and fear locks it closed. When you open up, fear can't fill you, for there are no walls to hold it."

~~ Daniel Levin, The Zen Book

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May rays in Santa Rosa Sound

Now that I live in a condominium, I have many opportunities to observe sunsets, sunrises and storms, as well as all type of birds and marine life on Santa Rosa Sound.  This was an amazing moment when I saw two schools of May rays (cownose rays) noticing each other and staging their own version of the Sharks and the Jets (in West Side Story)!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Holding communion

"There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda..." ~Joseph W. Beach

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kissing the Shoreline

"There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." ~~ Sarah Kay

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Favorite Places

One of my favorite spots is the western end of the island at Ft. Pickens. To the right is Pensacola Pass, where you see boats heading out into the Gulf of Mexico. On the other side of the Pass is the remains of a battered and burned Ft. McRae,located at the tip of Perdido Key.

Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone. ~~ Marty Rubin

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Park West

The surf has continued to cut into the shoreline. Beach restoration, which had to be postponed from last fall due to rough surf and windy conditions, will commence soon. This photo was taken recently at Park West.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday blues

Ahhhh, what a beautiful Sunday!

May your only blues today be the sea and the sky.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Rescued Leatherback

A friend of mine brought the video below to my attention a couple of days ago. As you know, I've been involved with the Sea Turtle Monitoring program on Pensacola Beach for several years as a volunteer sea turtle patroller, so I was very excited to see the rescue of this huge leatherback which had gotten tangled up in a crab trap and buoy. As you can see in the beginning, it was exhausted and probably would not have lasted much longer had it not been spotted. I hope you are able to access the link:

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

~~ Deepak Chopra

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January sunset

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

~ Carl R. Rogers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Savor the View

“The road to destiny is long and winding. Be sure to stop and savor the view as you ramble along the way.”