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Bird’s the word

I’ve seen this guy around before, but today he landed on my back deck. Standing there like he owns the place.

Anyone know what kind of bird this is? Looks like some kind of heron to me. (click the images to enlarge them)

Leave a comment if you know! I’m curious!


Snorkel Days

Hopefully everyone made it out to the beach yesterday. The water was calm and clear… a perfect time to do some snorkeling!


We found all kinds of shells and creatures. Look at this little guy:


We had a few jelly stings, even though we didn’t see any actual jellyfish. Their tentacles can still float around and cause a bit of pain, but sometimes I don’t even notice it until I’m out of the water. Here’s a tip for the jellyfish stings: If you feel a sting, don’t rub it or rinse it with fresh water. These actions will only make the sting worse by activating more nematocysts (poison filled sacs) on the tentacle. I simply try to ignore it and the pain usually stops within 10 minutes or so, but if you feel the need to take action, try using meat tenderizer on the affected area. I’ve personally never done this, but I suppose if I ever get a bad sting I would give it a try. Of course, if you’re feeling severe pain, light hotheadedness, chest pain, or shortness of breath, get yourself to the hospital!

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Pensacola Beach Stalker

I have a stalker!


I was working on some photos this morning and I felt like I was being watched. I turned in my chair and sure enough, this little guy was peeking through the tree at me! I was quick, and snapped the picture above from my computer chair. After he figured out that I spotted him, he lost interest:


He’s just the friendly neighborhood cat. Not sure what his name is… I love it when he visits me, and this encounter had me laughing all morning!


Bye for now, island cat!

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