Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cloudy with a chance of Pelicans

It is pretty cloudy today, but is 68º already. I was planning to take my sketch book out to the pool area to draw one of the very interesting trees out there, but each time I get ready to go out the sun comes out from behind a cloud. I really don't want to sit out in the sun to draw. Perhaps later or I may just have to draw it from memory. That might actually be a good practice.

Meanwhile I have drawn a Cooper's Hawk whose picture I found in Google images. He could use more definition, but I am trying to limit myself to just a few minutes to sketch a likeness and I think he will do for that.

And, at the risk of totally boring you with my sunset pix, here are a few more. These are all from last evening but I couldn't choose just one.

Do you see all those birds? There is a phenomenon here where trillions of tiny fish come to the shallows and the birds gather for a feast.  I love watching the pelicans dive bombing. It is an amazing sight.

Oh, I did get a pretty nice sunrise yesterday too.

Today we are planning to go to Joe Patti's to get some salmon, shrimp and basa. We are also going to go to Joey Patti's seafood restaurant to try the gumbo. It is said to be the best in the area and the choice of the locals. I'll let you know.

I've done my hour and a half at the gym and the hubster is there now. I think it is time to thaw some blueberries and have some cereal. I bought some more kiwis at Publix yesterday and think that would be a good addition.

I hope to "see" you tomorrow. Take care,



  1. Believe me - you never have to apologize for sunset or sunrise photos in my world. I love them!!

    My CED 2011 check in for the week.

  2. These are not boring sunset pictures at all! Moved me from the inside...

  3. your photos are wonderful---dramtic etc.

  4. Oh! I could never be bored of sunset or sunrise pics! Nature is always amazing!
    Your sketch: wonderful!

  5. Yes, a great drawing of the hawk, and the sunsets & sunrise are stunning! hugs, nancy

  6. beautiful sketch, and awesome pictures ^^

  7. I think I have photos on that same beach! Or maybe they all just look the same? I was at a beach just north of Fort Walton. Lovely sunsets and I think you did a great job of keeping the sketch simple and quick!