Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Wander about During a Break in the Rain

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Focus #1

Focus #2

My Sweetiepie, Sissy

I love flutterbys

Future buds

I love the ants, harvesting

Sissy, checking out the scents

Artsy storm debris

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

On the Little Manatee River

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Iris' older brother Jacob above the mangrove

Artsy fartsy shot of a boat

We have wild grapes. Oh. Ah.

A gentle hello from Mother.

I love clouds.

Any blur in the sky attracts my attention.

Oh. Ah. Wish it could have rained a bit. It was hot paddling that kayak.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Neighborhood

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Looking into the dark of the mangrove swamp. There be monsters in there. (Just kidding)

Swooshing by me as though I was invisible

Iris the adolescent Ibis said, "Take my left. My left is better."

"No. No. Take my right. I look better from the right."

Larry's second cousin on Uncle Ruffus' side, Lucy, dropped in

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Few Shots on the Lil' Manatee River

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.

Usually pretty skittish, Larry hung around and posed a bit.

I could live there, if I had to.

I love that sky

Ain't it gor-juss.

As hot as snot, but there were other paddlers on the river with me.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Excitement on the High Seas (uh, River)

Greetings from the Hermit Paddling Writer, on the Alafia

This pair of oyster catchers flew along with me for thirty minutes. I must have entertained Jacko and Mimi, paddling my butt off in the heat

Chica wasn't so happy about me paddling so close to her boat

This would be a lot less effort than what I float

This might be fun

Or this

But I get a lot of exercise on my beach toy

They wanted me to slow down

I got in as the sun was setting

This gull seemed to be waiting for the sunset too

There it is

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fins and Feathers on the Alafia

Greetings from the Hermit Writer on the Alafia River

I'm ecstatic about catching Terri nab Nemo (poor Nemo)

Henrietta looking over her domain

Best way to find AJ on the River (when you're ready for a beer and wings)

If you get confused after a few brews, a handy cross reference

Marty couldn't have cared less about me.

Paddling right into the sun got tiresome

Oh...up there...I need one of those

Yep. I need a boat (and a boat house (and a house on the river))