Monday, July 18, 2016

Old Pilings


This Florida post has been hanging around since 2015. Unpublished and almost forgotten. Just like these pilings that are only hanging together by a thread. It looks like mother nature has taken a withering bite, leaving the old pier to slowly decay with each tide. Weathered pilings always add a little visual interest to the beach. This beach is in Naples. My old stomping ground.





Explosive green!



An osprey. These days, they're prolific in Florida. They hunt from the wispy pines that dot the shore.





It won't be much longer...

Plus...

There's no excuse. Don't give me any ifs, ands or cat butts. You have to read about the rest of the package over at The Chorus of the Crows!


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22 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I'm further north on the west coast of Florida, and I love beach photos and the textures of the old wood. Great osprey photo.

DJan said...

Your ability to see things among the commonplace never ceases to amaze me! :-)

NC Sue said...

You're right - it won't be much longer!
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Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Amazing shots! Have a great week!

Magnus said...

Lovely shots, i love sea and beach photos!

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Marie C said...

Fabulous old pilings and osprey! And I love the new header!

Adam Jones said...

I really like those posts, and the Osprey of course.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos!
love
tweedles

DUTA said...

Beaches can sometimes offer surprises worth taking a picture, like those in your post.
I got amused by rhe cat's tail services as described in the "Chorus of the Crows"; they're all correct.

Kristi Bowman said...

Beautiful Osprey!! And I really love all of your other photos too, that explosive green is gorgeous!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That first shot is really artistic!

Liplatus said...

Very beautiful pictures of the sea.

Exciting pole, soon will break.

Happy weekend!

abrianna said...

Such great details in these shots.

bettyl-NZ said...

These are great beach shots. I like the things that you chose to shoot--probably, the same things I would :)

pixiedusk said...

Amazing details that you have here! And I love the light in your photos! #photofriday

Birgitta said...

That's beautiful pictures with great details!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I think it is interesting how things look different depending on what perspective you see them. At first, I saw the weathered wood log and I had no idea how tall or big they were. Then,your last photos gets a better perspective. Is there a new pier in town?

Anni said...

That osprey image is definitely a souvenir. How fantastic is it..well, let me say it's picture post card material. Fabulous.

I love the artful composition of the piling.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a glorious week ahead.

Latane Barton said...

That 'explosive' green is unreal. What a picture, I love it. and I am a wee bit jealous of your osprey picture, Sharon. I have to take my pictures so far from them with the zoom until they are never as good as I would like. Yours is amazing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hi Sharon, I remember vacations on Jekyll Island, Ga. when I was a kid. There were some old pilings that decayed after a few years (we went every August), but in the meantime the critters that hung around them and the tidal pool they made after the tide went out used to fascinate me. Thanks for recalling that memory!
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Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos! I wonder how long those pilings have been there.

Andrea said...

These are spectacularly spectacular, haha, i mean awesome!