Sunday, January 3, 2010

Skimmers and Gull

Although we are there every few years, being in Florida at Christmas time always seems a bit strange. Blow-up snowmen sharing green lawns with palm trees are just...wrong somehow. It sure is nice to walk along the beach collecting small shells and watching the birds. These black skimmers stood patiently, enjoying the sunshine and waves, allowing me to creep up close. They remind me of old men wearing toupees, with the toupees being the color their hair has not been for many years.