John and I had five days of fun and hard work while we were in Florida. We helped my sister get her first garden plot tilled and raked smooth. My brother-in-law rented a sweet tiller and I had a blast plowing through the dirt. That is until a blister developed on my right hand. Then it was not so fun. But, there is now a plot of impending self-sufficiency in her back yard waiting for tiny seeds to be planted. Now, if I could only convince her to get some chickens!
What trip to Florida would be complete without a trip to the beach?
These photos are from North Lido Beach on Lido Key. I love it there.
Can you see the line of waves just below the horizon? They aren't waves. It is a rip tide and it was the most incredible sight to behold. And scary.
This brave seagull was a bit too close for comfort. We all held our breath as he swooped in, barely missing the edge of the rip tide.
As the salty water rolled in upon itself, it created the appearance of boiling water, erupting now and then with a bursting bubble from the surface. I had never seen one before, so I acted the total tourist and snapped photo after photo. :)
Sandpipers dancing at the shoreline. So cute.
A beautiful (and sadly, dead) sea urchin.