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Sea Turtle Tracks- it’s nesting season!

St.George Island, Florida.

The enormous sea turtles crawl out of the water at night and make their way over the sand to dig a hole and lay their eggs. Keep your porch lights off so the baby turtles  aren’t attracted to the lights and travel in the wrong direction.IMG_2477 2 If you see an actual sea turtle, you shouldn’t get closer than fifty feet. Their nests are called a clutch.

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You can see the tracks- their shell making the flat middle and the side tracks from their flippers.    Sea Turtles

IMG_2483IMG_2452St. George Island Sea Turtlers are volunteers who make  the rounds at dawn, checking turtle activity. Marking the nests so people don’t disturb them. Seaturtle.org says

“St. George Island is one of three barrier islands near the mouth of the Apalachicola River. It often hosts the largest nesting population of Loggerhead Turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico.”

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Information sheet at the rental house about keeping the beach clear of your personal items chairs, toys, tents, rafts etc.from 9 PM – 7 AM.

A tag on items left out overnight.

 

IMG_2473Dogs and humans walk along the water’s edge.

 


Rescue Dog George Watches the Parade

Meet George.

He was abandoned last week.  Now he’s sitting up in  a doggie stroller with a squeaky toy and LOTS of attention from his new owners.  One lucky dog!

He was watching the Etna Memorial Day Parade on Monday. I included some parade highlights so you can see what George saw.

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IMG_9977He smiled.

 

 

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And here is George with his favorite squeaky toy.  He is very happy dog.

 

 

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Nothing like a marching band to get the parade going!  Anchors Aweigh they played.

Vintage vehicles.

 

Some of the Veterans

 

 

Horses

 

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Twirlers

Firefighters from surrounding communities

 

I am created a Flickr album of the Etna Memorial Parade if you want to see if you are in one of the images.    https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/6z3yA8

 


70-200 Lens for Lacrosse Game

I was sitting at the edge of the field in a canvas chair. Michael and Jack play lacrosse in addition to swimming. The 70-200 lens allowed me to cloture their participation while sitting down and relaxing. 

#65 -Michael and #48 – Jack     white team
The black edges on photos are due to my blogging from phone and screen shot of files on Flickr, oh my.  It’s late and just returned from Ohio this afternoon and the computer is downstairs in a bag. 


Aric and Anna Casual Wedding Party

Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..

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IMG_0157Champ enjoys being with the bride and groom

 

 

 

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Anna and Aric and Champ at the Wedding 

Champ is short for Champagne- she’s a girl. 

A lucky dog who was rescued from under a bush. Sweet pup!

She was the ring bearer today at the Dulcinea Chapel, Austin Texas – 

Anna and Aric were the bride and groom

Just married.  

An unexpected but delightful shot!  

 

  Champ helped ring the bells 

 Champ’s view of the wedding party 

  
The Dulcinea Chapel  Austin, Texas 

   
Wishing Anna and Aric every happiness, always!  

  Stack of hands 

   Anna and Champ in the Bluebonnets 
 Aric helps his bride out of the Wildflowers 

  It was a lovely wedding on a gorgeous day. A happy couple. I remember when Anna was born.

Champ was a perfect member of the wedding. 


Screen Shot

Or shot through the screen.

Early Sunday morning. 

Could be a good one for the What’s Inside? –52 in 2016 Challenge 

Saying goodbye to my daughter and grandson and Penny the golden doodle.

Headed back to the Burgh. 

Temps up to 63,  I noticed on the car thermometer reading. Felt like a Spring day.

  


Just as we finished the world puzzle –

  
Uh- oh.  Henry knows I’m not pleased.   The anagrams are under him as well. 

That’s what happens when you take a lunch break. 

Fortunately the world didn’t suffer too much from the weight of an Airedale

  


Now- 

Now  a photo a day for a week to capture the present.  As it is, right in the moment. The Weekly Photo Challenge. NOW

Lego building. 

Puppies. 

Christmas lights. 

New Jammies. A log on the fire.

   
    
   
   


Oops! Weekly Photo Challenge

Photo disaster? I can fill a post of those with ease 

This morning I said “oops! How am I supposed to drive with an Airedale in my seat? 

The kids let the dogs in my car as I was getting ready to take two grandchildren to Laura’s house across town.  

 Oops  Henry and Josie

  
Here’s the first shot
And an oops gallery of “best not to be shown” but here they are 

I’m digging for all those carpet and shoe-top shots but this is what I could find easily   Not enough light.  Oops

  Just take the button, not my face.  Oops 

  Blurry  oops
  Finger over lens.  Not Rothko! Oops.
   

  Tried to capture A painting on tv show that was in my former in-laws living room, too    Oops  Oops.  Why is this mask in my attic?
  Moving in the car and bridge railing. Oops 
Oops. One of those Airdales sampled the baptism cake   
  An inadvertent screenshot  oops 

  
Oops, someone dropped a bone.

  Oops. Someone left their peel  
Litter.  Oops.

No idea.   Oops.   

    
  


New York Snapshots- Thanksgiving Family Vacation

man and dogMan and dog in Central Park.

Alice in Wonderland StatueAlice of Wonderland statue

 

IMG_0655Waiting in line to see the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

IMG_0685Aunt Mary reading with Maura from her new book about Egypt.

 

George Washington crossing the DelawareMark photographing the boys as Washington Crosses the Delaware. Although I’ve seen the painting I couldn’t have told you the artist’s name –Emanuel Gottlieb Leutz

 

 

PretzelMaura and her pretzel after the museum

 

IMG_0755Lighting candles where Mark’s paternal grandparents were married in this chapel behind the main altar of

St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  I believe the year was 1947.(Bobbie?)

30 Rock at Night

30 Rockefeller Center at Night

 

American Girl StoreMaura likes the American Girl Store Window

 

 

Grand Central STationGrand Central in the background

You have to have a few posed shots, attempting to get everyone with you at the same time. HA!

 

Transit MuseumMichael watches the trains at the Transit Museum

 

subwaySubway ride back to Aunt Mary’s station stop.

 

 

 

 


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