Morning…


 

Mid-morning at Anglin’s Pier, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

 A new morning

Same but different

Always in motion

Never still

Ever changing

Yet

Continually the same.

Sea grass blowing in wind. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Boater managing thier way through energetic ocean. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

 

Change of pace


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Playtime on Lauderdale by the Sea’s beach in Florida. Copyrght 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Who knew?

January

Here is SUN and SAND and SALTWATER.

Who knew?

January

doesn’t have to mean SNOW and COLD.

Here a beach tractor raking the sand

Replaces the snow plows in the streets of Chicago.

Here families and couples wear light clothing as they play at the ocean’s edge

Forgetting the boots, coats, mittens and hats required for snowmen building and sledding.

Who knew?

January

Here is SUN and SAND and SALTWATER.

Beach is raked each morning, as an ecologically friendly way to "pretty" up last night's high tide's treasures. My goal is to walk the beach to treasure hunt for shells and coral before they are hidden under the sand.

The beach is raked each morning, as an ecologically friendly way to “pretty” up last night’s high tide’s treasures. My goal is to walk the beach to treasure hunt for shells and coral before they are hidden under the sand. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

Early morning family play while a couple take a selfie to remember their date on the beach. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Prayer for new miracles…


 

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer day in Ft. Lauderdale. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

May Matthew’s raid wane soon.

May the returning tranquility

Be a calming comfort to all.

May we once again revel

In daily miracles around each of us.

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Calmer days of BugFest 2016, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Community meeting place…


Young (brown heads) and elder (white heads) Brown Pelicans gather at Anglin's Pier in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, much to my pleasure.  copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Young (brown heads) and elder (white heads) Brown Pelicans gather at Anglin’s Pier in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, much to my pleasure. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Scruffy looking Brown Pelican adults groom and stealthily watch anglers and tourists. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Scruffy looking Brown Pelican adults groom and stealthily watch anglers and tourists. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

As promised…


Stopping by for a snack at Anglin’s Pier in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, was this juvenille Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). I found it interesting that he (or she?!) was so relaxed and tolerated this non-angler’s determination to take multiple shots while inching closer and closer for a better shot. The contrast between fluffy soft looking feathers and a lloooonnnngggg hooked beak solicited attention.

Just chillin' at Anglin's Pier, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Just chillin’ at Anglin’s Pier, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Active juvenile Brown Pelican, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Active juvenile Brown Pelican, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Brown Pelican scratching an itch? copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Brown Pelican scratching an itch? copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Angling for fish…


Young angler in silhouette, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Young angler in silhouette, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

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Preparing the bait, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

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Pier area for preparing the bait, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

A change of pace from pretty nature images today. These images were captured at Lauderdale by the Sea’s Anglin Pier in Florida this winter. I visit the pier for the view and the pelicans (I’ll share images of them soon). The primary use of the pier however is by serious anglers (of all ages!).

Snow diversion…


Florida beach bloom copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Florida beach bloom copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Time for this blogger to think warmer thoughts. Five degrees and getting colder with future forecast of more snow and negative temperatures through the beginning of next week. What a winter! I am one of the sillies that actually LOVE the snow. But the severe cold is something I would rather ignore, if only that were possible.

Is this a Petunia? copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Is this a Petunia? copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

So in this post I share with you a couple images from my New Year’s in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. I am a novice in identification of tropical blooms. This one was at the edge of the beach, as evidenced by the wet sprinkles of sand on the seemingly delicate petals. There are several vining plants here; notice the two varieties of leaf shapes. The flower resembles Petunia, but the leaves closest to the flower do not seem to fit such a descriptive.

Share you insights with this Northerner. I have much to learn still. Warm wishes to all.