Ignoring the heat and the threat of storms, my friends and I were able to go out for photo ops today. Florida style, which means I saw a very photogenic Ibis,
A reddish egret, which hasn’t been a common sight in my experience.A snowy egret with it’s golden slippers
A Great White heron,
Turtles and crabs. Crabs! I am reminded of how long it’s been since I’ve had steamed crabs. Charley used to get a kick out of how much I loved steamed crabs, possibly more than he did and he was the Baltimore native. Next time I get back to MD I will have to fix that.
And I got a lesson in Mangrove propagation while we were out. Seems these ‘seeds’ (they probably have a fancier name than that), drop into the water and float until they get stuck in muck, where they then take root and grow into new mangrove trees.
People were out enjoying the beaches, but we kept our distance.
It was good to be out with friends, even on a Florida summer day…