Beach Bum

I'm an admitted beach bum. Since the offices were closed for Mardi Gras, I went to my favorite place, the beach in Gulfport. Each time I go, there are more people. Today, I remembered to bring bread for the seagulls and was rewarded by some wonderful shots. It was a good afternoon and while I'm uncomfortable initiating conversations in some settings, I have no problem at the beach. It just seems natural somehow.

These are the kind of shots you can get when you remember to bring bread!

Perhaps I like the beach so much because you can feel the presence of the Eternal One. This Bible had probably been washed out of one the churches along Hwy 90. Someone must have seen it and placed it on the curb before the machines that are cleaning the beach could mangle it. The wind had blown it open to Ezekiel.

I admit it. I'm obsessed with brown pelicans. This one was just sitting there and did not fly away before I took the picture!

These osprey are nesting close to where I work. I took it yesterday. Hopefully, next week I'll have my new camera and lenses and will be able to get a clearer shot.


Blogger Emanuel Ben-Zion said...

The first photo is amazing. Truly amazing.

When I was a brat my mother and I were in Spain in a big plaza. There were pigeons and there was corn in my hands. Well you may know what happened, but the joke is that I crashed into a popcorn stand and it topple over. The pigeons flew like crazy kamizakes and I almost died of scared.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


The seagull in the center would stay in place. It was tricky holding the bread and then trying to snap the pictures. I have some others but for some reason, the seagull looking directly into the camera was my favorite.

It's funny what memories pictures can revive and bring into vivid focus.

5:17 PM  

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