February 2, I was able to fly down and visit with our youngest daughter Ashleigh and her husband Matthew in Pompano Beach, Florida. Ashleigh is the President of "Be Strong" a non-profit global organization. I was very pleased to be able to meet with the CEO Roy Moore and his wife Lisa during my stay. Coming soon will also be a visit to the Palm Beach Equestrian Center where Lisa rides, but that will be another story shared in coming weeks. My first morning I spent some sweet time connecting with the wonderful people who along with Ashleigh help create a very well run support system to Stop Bullying. I was treated to tasty muffins, coffee and juice selections and also received a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers.
We are so proud of what they are doing for the youth and their families to try and get this a horrific issue a part of the past. Sadly they have a very long way to go, for every day children are being bullied and many even commit suicide.
I enjoyed being within a five minute walk from Pompano Beach and watching the sunrise and collecting seashells and walking the beach to the pier and back. It was a good thing for my knees as well. The sunrises were glorious and in coming posts and this I will share a few.
In posts coming soon, I will be sharing many more entries from Florida...
Some of the things to look forward to will be images of Great Blue Herons, and Wood Storks creating their very large nests among many like minded birds such as the Anhingas and Green Herons, while Iguanas share their tree space and Alligators swim beneath. My first introduction to the Royal Terns as well as the "Mystery Birds" Black Skimmers... I was in awe of so many beautiful sights while in sunny and warm Florida.
Here is hoping that you will be sure to stop by and check them out. I will be taking time this week to catch up with many blog that I follow and have been missing~
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
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Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
On one of my early morning walks I saw this cute pooch carrying home with his master a Coconut. Here are a few of the many sights that I would see.
On the first full day of my visit we were all treated to lunch at Houston's. What a beautiful place to enjoy fine dining, great company and lovely scenes~
We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Sea Watch overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Coastline. The Lobster Bisque is always a favorite of mine and Ashleigh's. The Crispy Calamari was really light and tasty as well~
Ashleigh took the image of me below shooting photos with my camera, using my cell phone ;) The Iguanas can be found all over the place in South Florida~
The Green Heron was looking for breakfast down at Lighthouse Cove in Pompano~
Caught this Seagull yawning just like I often was first of the morning. I would arise very early and make my way in the dark to get to the beach, so that I wouldn't miss any part of sunrise. The Seagulls and Sandpipers were always near where I walked~
Mr and Mrs. Boat-tailed Grackles were frequent company to the Pelicans on the fishing pier. The male is the black feathered beauty and the female the lovely shades of brown with rufous tones~