A St. George Wednesday

The weather was really nice in the morning so we headed to the beach. Jessie enjoys the water, the waves a little less so. She loves the sand as you’ll see. After the beach we went to our favorite restaurant again, The Blue Parrot. It’s the only restaurant on the beach. We went there 25 years ago with Wade Daniel and Marie. Jessie met a new friend at the table next to ours. The afternoon ended with a thunderstorm.

We had more Pelicans after the thunderstorm passed…

We had a pleasant surprise late in the afternoon when Betty was on the deck. There’s a gentleman who is an avid fisherman and he had a visitor, hoping to share his catch… a Great Blue Heron.

I walked down so I could get some closer photos and it didn’t faze the Heron one bit…

A good day.

Tuesday on St. George Island

We’ll start with a picture of the sunset Monday evening…

Tuesday morning opened with a cloudy, overcast sky. But, it’s still the beach so we got out to take a morning walk…

We went back for a swim again this morning. Jessie loves the water, but sometimes gets a little overwhelmed by a wave. Yet, she goes back time after time. The winds finally died down enough that I could try out my new photo/video adventure – a drone. I bought a small drone just for this trip and I’m still learning how best to fly it. The drone video is at the end of the same video with Jessie swimming.

Our favorite bird is the Brown Pelican. They fly fairly often over our house, but they are quick and fly a straight line for wherever they are headed. Finally, I was on the deck when these two came by in the late afternoon…

Our Monday On St. George Island

We went for a walk on the beach early Monday morning…

In the later morning we went for a swim…

Flights of Pelicans continually flew down the beach and I finally caught a couple with my camera…

And lots of Sea Gulls…

In the late afternoon we had a thunderstorm roll by that had a distinct edge just above the horizon (Betty’s video)…

We Made It!

No funnies today. A few pictures from our first day, Saturday, on St. George Island, Florida…

Our home for a week. It’s one of the older beach houses, but, to us, that gives it a little bit of beach charm…

We’re pretty far down the island, away from the main part where folks go for the day. So, often there are few people on the beach…

Jessie’s first encounter with the ocean…

Which she quickly came to love…

Now a video from Sunday morning when Jessie got to swim and body surf in the waves…

Happy Mother’s Day

God’s blessings to all of you mothers today.