Monday, December 2, 2019

Odd Beaks and Curious Crabs


Day 26




Day 27



Day 28


Day 29


Day 30

He has a funny face!



Day 31 

December!

Flo-vember is a pile of sand in an upside-down hour glass. My time is up. Finished. Now, my only comfort is a husband, a lap full of cats and Christmas lights. My view spans a yard full of naked trees with crinkly patches of leaves attached to spindly branches like a balding man clinging to his last tuft of hair. Last summer's perennials look like dried-up, grizzly arms reaching up from a frigid grave. Snow clings to the recesses of tree-pits like a milk mustache. There's a few birds shivering somewhere - I think. On a brighter note, I might find some sand if I dig in the right place. Lake Harriet maybe? Ugh. At least I have my souvenirs.

 My photos!

Basically, it's horrible out there. Do I sound like a Minnesotan? No. I was meant to live in Florida. 

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19 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sharon, I feel your pain! We've had 6 snowstorms in my part of Colorado already! This winter will be a long one but I'm trying to do all the winter "hygge" things to enjoy it ;)

Handmade in Israel said...

Great photos! That funny faced bird is adorable!

Anne said...

Love the photo of the sea shell.. I love to walk on the beach and collect seashells. Where did you see the seashell?

DJan said...

All your pictures are (to me) incredibly well framed and thought out. I love the funny bird face. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have to admit that I LOVE living in Florida and I don't even live on the coast! The weather is so mild and it's so SUNNY year round! You got some amazing photos and I'm glad you had fun. LOVE that pretty crab and the funny face! Come back soon!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Wonderful photos!

Lady Fi said...

We all need a Flo-member! What beautiful shots and memories.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

that bird is certainly eye balling you Sharon

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

love the close-up of the bird

natalia20041989 said...

Love your photos, the bird is so great☺

Angie said...

Sharon - I can't decide which I like better - your photos or your prose describing the not-so-warm scene outside your windows! Fabulous writing, and I can't stop laughing at that bird! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Mary Kirkland said...

Your pictures are so great. I really enjoyed them.

Rhodesia said...

Excellent photos. Diane

betty-NZ said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the beach, any time.

It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your photo of Funny Face would make for a sweet painting. :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Hang in there, and let your photos and memories transport you! You have some beauties here. I've never seen a spotted crab like that.

Light and Voices said...

Awesome photographs! Day 27 is my favorite. Have a nice weekend.

Thomas Lee said...

Stunning last shot

Amy Johnson said...

Your photography is always so amazing!