The Beach

Our week in Florida was spent taking walks along Ft. Myers Beach, biking and watching dolphins on Sanibel Island, kayaking at Lovers Key State Park and seeing a manatee, looking for shells along the shoreline, attending a MN Twins baseball spring training game, visiting with Mike’s parents, swimming in our pool and enjoying family time.  Here are the photos.

Beach

Riding the waves

Fun and games

Birds!

Walking along the shore

Sun rays

Kayaking

Lizard

Dolphin

More birds

Twins baseball

Lens envy

Sunsets

Thank you Florida!  Let’s do it again next year!!

Cabin Fever

We had gorgeous weather for our cabin weekend.  It was sunny, hot and windy.  Perfect for a couple of days at the lake.

We arrived at sunset and went straight to the boat landing to get our boat in the water for the weekend.  The sky was beautiful.

Dusk
Sunset

These friendly ducks greeted us.  Look closely. They are in the shadows.

Family of Ducks

Mike backed up the trail to the water.  Sebastian hopped in the boat and off he went into the sunset.

Off He Goes

Mike waited patiently while Sophia and I took photos.  He even stopped along the roadside on the way back to the cabin to let me take this photo of the sun setting in a field.

Field, Trees and Fog

We were all surprised to see pelicans flying over the lake during the weekend.  Over the many decades Mike’s family has come to the lake, they have never before seen pelicans.

Pelican Pair
In Flight

We saw bald eagles throughout the weekend, including this one who did a little fishing in front of us.

Fishing

If you look closely, you can see the sunfish in his talons.

Hooked

Mike and I came upon this guy during a run as he was crossing the dirt road.  We brought him back to the cabin for Sophia to see.  After a few photos, we returned him to where we found him.  We made certain that he was safely on his way to the pond and off the road.

Painted Turtle

This is my favorite photo from the weekend.

Golden Mosaic Dragonfly

Look for the dragonfly photobomb at the top of this photo…

Through The Grass
Cheaper By The Dozen

The weekend also included a little fishing for Mike and Sophia.  The eagle had better luck though.

Father & Daughter

 

Change Of Scenery

We took a road trip out to visit my Mom on Saturday.  We had a nice afternoon – attended church service, had dinner and visited.  There was also time for Sebastian and Mike to tackle lawn mowing and trimming while Sophia and I ventured out to take photos.  It was a nice change of scenery from our backyard.

Lovely Lupines
Photobomb Bee
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Vibrant Orange Poppy
Baby Blue
Pretty Purple
Ivy
Wide Open Spaces
Getting The Perfect Shot
Daisy
The Old Barn & Silo
Just Before Dark
Night Sky