Friday, March 27, 2015

The Pier


Everyday is a beautiful day at the Pier.  Well, sometimes it is windy.  And maybe cold.  But as with any beach, there is always beauty to behold and discoveries to be made. I always see dolphins here.  And birds.  I think these are willets or sandpipers.  Or willets and sand pipers.


You never know what the tide will roll in.  I love how I caught my toe in this photo.


  A footprint.  Just not mine.


Out on the blue.


Out on the beach. 


A vivid inspection.


What lies beneath. My favorite photo from Naples last year.


The ibis were picking and pecking.


The pier might be full of tourists.  But it's just your feet in the sand and some birds for company a ways down.


Naples beach, Florida.  A glorious way to spend a day in March!


5 things I love about Naples, Florida

1)  My sweet in-laws have a groovy condo there.  It's sure better than a condo in Fargo.  You betcha.

2)  No matter how old we get we are still the youngest people there. Ha!

3)  The people are so rich that they literally litter money all over the floor at the mall.  (My in-laws will understand this one) 

4)  There's a Waffle House!  I heart waffles.  And cheesy eggs.  Nuff said.

5)  Tommy Bahamas has a happy hour! And pina coladas and their famous coconut cloud martini are on it.   Nothing tastes better than one of those after the above photos.  A prescription for winter happiness.  You'll thank me later.  

P.S.  I just passed 100,000 blog visits!  Whoo Hoo!

25 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such gorgeous pictures!

I don't think I've eaten at a Waffle House in about 20 years!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous color! Especially the sailboat!

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shots. Love the starfish footprints. Ibis are white as snow and their beak is very sharp...

Gattina said...

I wished I could walk along the sea ! Here it's still cold too.

Ida said...

Awesome beach shots. Loved the starfish & the sandpipers and the Ibis. Sounds like a great place to vacation. I enjoyed your post.

DJan said...

What fabulous pictures! I love the toe one, and the ibis with their red red beaks the best. And congratulations on your milestone! :-)

Linda M. Carmean said...

Fantastic beach photos! Naples sounds like a great place! Love the orange leaf, and the starfish footprint! Great photography.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your photos always take us away to far off lands,, and we pretend we see all the things you show us!!
love
tweedles

TexWisGirl said...

really nice opening shot and the ibis, too!

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
I love the simplicity of the orange leaf against the blue sky
Lea

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots from Naples! It is nice to enjoy the warmth and escape the cold.. I love the birds and the beach! Thank you for sharing your post and linking up! Have a happy weekend!

Snap said...

Three cheers for the Waffle House! I can see why you love Naples -- fabulous images!

Adam Jones said...

The Ibis is fantastic, and I love your waders too.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! I like the beach better without all the people. :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pier IS wonderful .. Love the star and the print! They wouldn't let us into the mall probably ... No money to throw around ))))... I hate to shop anyway. And yep, I've been to Naples and to Fargo and Yes!

Stephanie said...

I want to be on that beach enjoying the warm sunshine. Love the Ibis shot. I just scrolled down viewing all of your images and art work. Your blog is bookmarked for later viewing. Impressed by your art work.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. I like the composition in your favorite photo.

Anni said...

Those Ibis, in breeding colors, along the shore are very pretty. And I too think they're willets with the grey legs.

ALL photos, Sharon, are super. A day at the beach is always perfect.

Thank you kindly for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

June Caedmon said...

Fabulous shots, Sharon! You've got a great eye for setting up the shot - even the toe shot - it works! Have a great week!

ladyfi said...

Oh my - so much beauty down at the beach.

Findlay Wilde said...

Those pictures are just brilliant, it is like being there watching those stunning birds with you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Congratulationon 100,000 page views. I love the shots of the Ibis with their red beaks and legs

Kayni D said...

Really beautiful photos! I find the water shots relaxing.

theartofpuro said...

Love your pictures:) Happy Easter :)

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Those are superb clicks... I agree, we always remain young no matter the numbers :)))