The morning sunrise image above is dedicated to our dear blogging friend:
Arija Pilskalns Schwerdtfeger.
Her family announced her passing away the first of the month on her blog as well as Facebook.
Arija and I met several years ago and I grew to love her and felt like we were old friends. She was always so very kind and encouraging and enthusiastic. She loved sharing with us her garden, family, pets, nature, and her life journeys. I am so very thankful for however it was that we met on here, to have had her as a dear friend.
Hugs to you my Dear Arija.
Arija would have gotten a kick from these delightful Pelicans in this post.
I hope that you all will enjoy them as well~
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Well the moral of this story is...don't steal a fish that is TOO BIG for your pouch~
The fisherman had just caught a large fish and placed it carefully in his fish basket. However...he failed to put the lid back down and so the closest Pelican robbed him of his big catch. The fisherman didn't seem to notice, or care if her had, just part of fishing on the Florida piers, along side that like of these cool chaps. The thief Pelican had gotten far more in it's pouch then it could take down, though how very hard it struggled to. So out of it's mouth it flew onto the pier deck and there was a scramble to who would attempt it next. As the story goes, the fish seemed to get larger as it was passed about by three, or four Pelicans, before I finally gave wave to even more onlookers, watching the free performance~
From the morning sunrise first forming at the top of this post to what you see in these next two images transformed the beauty as the large dark bank of clouds dispersed into a glorious sunny day~
Another day, another Brown Pelican, who I simply admired as it preened itself with that very large bill~
Another day, another sunrise... Can you see the light from the lighthouse? It is very faint as we had a misty fog on this morning. Whether walking along the beach, or up in the mountains, I love nature. I hope that the new leadership of this nation will leave the wilderness areas of our National Parks alone as they have been preserved~
The Pelicans seemed to make a beeline to the local piers early every morning, arriving sometimes before the sunrise. They would sit atop the rails and dive below for their feast. I enjoyed spending time among them while visiting my daughter in Florida~
I loved the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean every morning and the walks along the beach. It did my mind and body very good~