Thursday, March 31, 2011

Toys

I've been told (more than once) that the major difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. For certain, there is no lack of wealthy toys in southeastern Florida.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In Tune

At the recent Renaissance fair I was reminded of just how pure and sweet the solo harp can sound. In this shot I tried to show an appreciation for the intricate finger technique required to play this exquisite ancient instrument. Impressive talent for sure!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Riding The Curl

Beach athletes are at it again as ideal wave conditions show a decline in school attendance!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dawn On Me

Life is good here in the Bannana Republic and another beautiful morning gives me pause to glance at the calendar. Our time here grows short, April and a return to NY are just beyond that scenic horizon.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Surfing Talent

On the rare occasions when the Jupiter/Juno surf is ideal it's a thrill to watch the true talent get board (or get on their board!).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Have A Seat

"Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits"...Sage advice from baseball legend and amateur philosopher, Satchel Paige.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Early Light

Before the coffee and before the newspaper there is a beautiful light show down at the beach!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunrise Cast

For me, scenes like this remind me why it's called "fishing" and not "catching". The experience of the moment is what it's really all about, the gear just makes it look cool!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Break

It's all just a blurr...The Spring Breakers have arrived and they are kicking up their heels! More power to 'em!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Moon Daze

The past three nights have been witness to a "Supermoon" event, a seemingly larger full moon due to celestial alignments. Local beach goers have been lingering well after dark to celebrate!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Moondance

It's a marvelous night for a Moon Dance
Can I have one more Moon Dance with you, my love... Van morrison

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bridge Light

The magic hour light dances beneath the bridge as persistent anglers remain hopeful under Alternate Route A1A. Enjoying the moment is half the fun...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Head's Up

Spring? For me, few things foreshadow the coming of Spring more than the "crack" of the bat, the "pop" of the leather and the roar of the crowd. The Grapefruit League and Spring training are well underway..... Life is Good!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today's mission: Corned beef & Cabbage (mustard and Rye bread), green beer and a bit o' Irish music to me ears.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pipe Pilates

Beachside tube exercise class...for more go the artist's website: www.tube-dude.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dune View

Another warm and sunny day....add an uncrowded beach and then smile through the afternoon! :-)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Osprey Bay

Quickly becoming one of our favorite places to anchor for lunch, this quiet cove is a popular hunting spot for the local osprey population. On this stretch of the Intracoastal waterway there are many natural areas where we have been lucky to see dolphins and manatees swim past. Life is Good. :-)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Surfless

Beach Seen: A boy and his board at the end of a disappointingly calm day. There's always tomorrow...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Equal Access

Navigating Florida's highways and waterways is a shared venture. Motorists and boaters have a patience that comes with co-existence. A travel tip: be aware which bridges open "on demand" and which have an hourly schedule. Boaters become acutely aware of "vertical clearance" and tidal fluctuations. Eventually everyone reaches their destination but "catching the bridge" can effect one's on time arrival. :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ask A Professional

Faces In The Crowd....It's always important to have an experienced pharmacist that you can trust. Hey, you never know! :-)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Good Morning

Note to self: Dad was right, the best things in life are free. My cup of coffee and an open balcony do seem to enhance the sunrise moment however! Life is good.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Florida's Pelicans

The ubiquitous Brown Pelican may not "rule" the skies above Florida's landscape but there is no doubt that they are masters of every fishing pier. Graceful in flight and talented swimmers, the pelican is awkward and clumsy on foot yet stealthy at stealing a fisherman's bait. On my side of the camera they always seem to be aware and watchful. They certainly appear to appreciate fresh seafood...

Monday, March 07, 2011

That's A Crock

A cousin of the common alligator, the American Crocodile's only habitat in the U.S. is southern Florida. Currently, we are told, the population of these once threatened reptiles is about 2,000 individuals and appears to be on the rise. Supposedly these saltwater tolerant crocodiles are much less aggressive than their more numerous alligator relatives. AND that fact sounds like a real crock to me!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Personal Ad

."..Seeking adventurous down to earth, non-fussy single male who is up for some down and dirty threesome fun. Drug using heavy smokers welcome, personal hygiene is a non-factor". (I keep asking myself...did I take her to the prom?)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Watering Hole

Along Florida's Intracoastal Waterway one sees all manner of vessels, from kayaks to megayachts, they're all passing by. So why not the Bar Boat? This one is complete with a water slide (to perhaps help you enjoy your mudslide). After-all, most commuter trains have a bar car and you can still buy a drink with your $5.00 snack on Delta. So.. the Bar Boat it is, soon crusing to a port near you ... :-)

Friday, March 04, 2011

Sky's The Limit

There's an inspirational metaphor in this image somewhere. Maybe a statement about reaching one's potential in spite of environment? Or perhaps searching for the light....then again, perhaps it's just some very tall palm trees that have grown between bridge spans. :-)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Long View

Song in my head..."under the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby is where I'll be"...Once again I fear I'm showing my age. :-)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Turtle Time

Remember all those nature shows depicting the endangered turtle nesting areas? March 1st, for those Loggerheads with calendars, marks the start of the sea turtle's reproductive cycle. Not to be accused of hiding in a shell, county and state officials have enacted strict protective measures to aid beach-destined female turtles. No beach lights on piers or resorts until November, and of course, don't even consider a turtle egg omelet.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Nautical Pursuits

There's something for everyone along the many twists and turns of Florida's Intracoastal waterway. It seems as if the next peaceful water side get away is just around the corner.