Sunday, January 22, 2012

A day at the beach

     Oh how I wish, wish, WISH I had the photographic skills of my friend Linda Robinson!  sigh...............  Although my little Sony camera takes really good pictures I think I need something a little more high tech for the kind of photography Linda gets.  Her close up shots of everything from flowers to hummingbirds is just astounding.
     So unfortunately you'll have to view my little vaca pics with the understanding that I am no great photographer.  Maybe you can at least get a little glimpse of the beauty hubby and I saw along the shoreline of Navarre, Florida.  The weather was a bit overcast which didn't help with picture taking either, but it was a beautiful day anyway.
     If you look real closely about a third of the way out in front of the pier from the right, there's a surfer out there.  There were several out that day.  The waves weren't overly huge, but they seemed to be having fun anyway.

     Here's a couple of shots of the shells we scavenged through.  Maybe I'll share some photos of our small haul once I get them cleaned up.

      As the day passed on the wave action got a little rougher and they almost caught us a couple of times.  
     There were a few other people out and about, but for the most part our companions were these fellows and some seagulls of course.  One of the little fellows came by after this picture was taken and he only had one leg.  It didn't slow him down the least little bit.  We also saw a couple of seagulls in the same shape.  We assumed they lost their limbs to a shark or some other fish out in the ocean.
     Traveling back home we visited the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.  The air station there is the home of the Blue Angels and I would love to have gotten to watch one of their practices, but apparently it's a bit early in the year for them to fly.  We did get to view a lot of very interesting aircraft in the museum and learn a few new history facts.
     All in all we had a wonderful trip and got to spend lots of quality time together.  I appreciate it more and more as the years go by.
     I'll be back tomorrow with a card for The Kraft Journal.  Hope you all had a great weekend too and I hope you have a blessed one to come.


Heather Rogers said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love seeing pics of the sea. I spent most of my life living on a coast in one state or another. My father was in the Navy for 21 years. :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like a wonderful day! :)

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely day at the beach! Thanks so much for sharing. I can just feel the sand between my toes looking at your pictures. I think you're photography is great!

heidy said...

Gorgeous pictures Tracy,glad you enjoy your day's out!
I went to Florida "Miami"on my honeymoon,many years ago lol!
Hugs Heidy

Unknown said...

Oh Tracy, I can almost SMELL the salty water, your pictures are gorgeous, especially the one with the shells, looks like you had a great time at the beach! Hugs, Ira

Nancy said...

Oh,Tracy! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos! *sigh* I do love the ocean! You can see the hand of God forming the waves in the ocean! I look forward to seeing your shell treasures! :o)

Dorcas said...

Oh what fun, Tracy! They say FLorida is the best place for shells! When we go to the outer banks NC I collect horseshoe crabs :)

Unknown said...

Oh how I love the ocean.. And don't be silly. Your photos look great. I do a lot of editing in Picasa.. But thanks for the credit.. Made my day.. So glad to hear you had a great time.. It is true the older I get the more I appreciate everything.

Hugs, Linda

Anne said...

I thought that pier looked familiar.. I live in Navarre, FL we probably passed each other at some point during the day.. hugs..