Got to go see the ocean this weekend. Even though our walk was foggy and chilly, I could not resist taking off my shoes. Toes in sand....so good. I admit, they were a bit numb by the end of the walk, but I have no regrets.
I find that lately I am quite in love with the shorebirds. They have long legs, long bills, and BOY can they move when a wave approaches. Redheaded women with cameras also have the same effect. Now that I have a fancy camera and a zoom lens, I can get shots I never could before.
I have been trying to identify these spotted birds with my National Audubon Field Guide to North American birds, but I am not certain what they really are. Maybe one of my birder friends can tell me. Anyone? I am impressed at their yoga abilities.
Our beloved Mr. Pono has been ill again with diarrhea. He woke me up last night with a cold nose and a "HUFF" at midnight, at 1 am, at 2 am, and then again at 5 am. So, we have just returned from the vet. He has been given some medicine, but do say a little prayer that he will feel better, so that we have a happy dog once more. (and, selfishly, so that I can get a good night's sleep.)