Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Yeah, yeah, . . . it's a zoo shot, and an old one at that, but hey, that's the best place for some shots.  At least it's close by.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gulf Tank

The wave cresting in front of the pelican makes it look a little like the Gulf is contained behind a big glass wall, a huge aquarium, but it's not.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday To Monday, A Date With Karen

The weakling remains of Tropical Storm/Depression/Low Pressure Karen came ashore at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, October 6, right in the middle of our vacation, and though it was only cloudy in the morning, the afternoon was a washout.  By Monday morning, all was better, and the double red flags of Saturday and Sunday had given way to only a yellow.
Yeah, the double red flag picture does have a blue sky.  That was from Saturday, and even though the storm had yet to arrive and the beach was beautiful, the lifeguards would not let ANYBODY in the water over ankle deep.  The rip tides were apparently pretty bad ahead of and during the rain, but very calm immediately after.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Reflections: Moon and Saturn (oops, Venus)

The moon and Saturn reflect in the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, October 7, 2013.  (My dumb mistake, I thought it was Saturn, looked it up, and it is Venus.  Even after looking it up, I went ahead and typed Saturn anyway.  Duhh.  Saturn was on the other side of the moon and had already set.)  See other reflections at Weekend Reflections.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mason Was Here

and so was I.  I've been home two days and miss it already, although it can be very tiring.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Left Bank

A brown pelican makes a left bank before diving into the surf for his dinner at Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stained Glass and Knotty Pine

Spent the weekend working on an Emmaus Walk at Camp Sumatanga in North Alabama.  There are several nice stained glass windows and a great abundance of knotty pine.