Monday, May 11, 2009

Sea Critters


I did. I went to the beach again today. Not to despise my Northern European lineage - but to make my skin gold like my native American ancestors. It is gold - yay! Ah feel sexy, flexy, and fun..."H" is snoring away in his room, oh well.

I blatantly ignore all the warnings of too much sun on the skin and instead soak, imbibe and otherwise wallow in antioxidants.

The sun, the water sounds, the clouds, the gulls crying, the sight of the sea creatures, what balm to the soul.

It was so cool - I saw a school of dolphins - parents and little ones, and also watched a school of Manta Rays - four very large ones and three little ones. I was terrified to go in the water because of the Rays and also because of an incredible undertow for weeks down there. (Although one bikini clad woman I was chatting with said only Sting Rays sting - well, makes sense) Since the back injury, I have a hard time standing up in a strong undertow and did not want to get swept out where I would test the Rays to see if they indeed did or did not sting. And/or drown.

Stopped at the market on the way home and bought a large ice cold watermelon that I shared with Big Mamma Cat - she is so funny, loves watermelon and avocados.

It finally rained a whole bunch and I am now on my way out to sit on the front porch and survey what grows in the front. Yesterday I had jalapenos in my eggs - from the garden (not the eggs - no chickens, though I wish there were) ....

Misplaced my camera again, caught the laptop cord in the recliner and mashed it, so no computer left with sound and this one slugs along so slowly.....burned up my stand-up mixer trying to make chocolate zucchini muffins, transferred the batter to the food processor and burned it up - I guess they were old - I keep thinking things should last forever - like husbands - sorry, I am being quite the comedian this evening - 'twas the wonderful salt air - more relaxed than if I had 3 Margarita's. Come to think of it, I think that would quite top off the day.........a nice, on the rocks, slow sip on the porch admiring the flowers. Wish I had photos for everyone - Foxglove, Lilies, Purple Stocks - Gerberas, things are growing like crazy!

9 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

You burned out your stand mixer AND your food processor - in the same day? Man, that's a kitchen catastrophe in my books!

Oh, your description of the ocean and beach are just too much to bear right now - and DOLPHINS????? Are you serious????

Gardenia said...

Yes - there are a lot of dolphins - they get in the bays too - I have seen sharks in that water too - but they mostly come after 4 pm....or when fishermen throw back fish parts - still would rather swim in Gulf than a chlorinated pool.....I just found a small cruise boat that will do a sunset dolphin cruise for $15 a person!!!!!!!

Gardenia said...

They say though, that where you see dolphins - its safe, that there will be no sharks. I have heard stories of people being shipwrecked into the water and the dolphins will keep them surrounded until they get to shore or picked up.

Yep, both broke - I have a commercial blender but not good for the chop chop - puree maybe. Just went to Walmart with gift certificate - instead of mixer left with a new pair of pajamas and a boom box so I can listen to my CD's and I have $6 left!

Milla said...

I wish I was there with a couple of straight vodkas and some sushi.
Oh your days at the beach sound so blissful...

Milla said...

Oh I forgot to ask you: I know you have misplaced the camera, but is the picture of the sky yours? I thought there was a single bird in this blue sky and instead it is a small plane!

Gardenia said...

Planes abound down here - a naval base is right on the Gulf - in fact, it is the home of the famous "Blue Angels" which fly overhead and shake the roof and walls of our house twice a week and make my cats neurotic.

Cherie said...

Sounds divine, Gardenia! You paint a glorious picture. I'm with you in the soaking up of sun - when we get it. It feels soooo good.

Wish I could sit there with you and chat and enjoy all the wonders of nature in your area - and your pretty garden flowers.

I started my original blog up again - missed it after all. Silly me. Appreciate your comments so much!

Candy Minx said...

What a great day at the beach both manta rays and dolphins. Wonderful. I'll bet you look fantastic with tan and relaxation. I love sitting on a porch in the rain, too.

darnold23 said...

I felt as if I was standing there with you on the beach...that's my soul replenishing place. I really enjoyed visitng your blog. Thanks.