"I'm back to livin' Floridays, Blue skies and ultra-violet rays"
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:12am
That's part of a Jimmy Buffett song, and part of the reason that you have not seen many posts recently. The summer has arrived here in Florida. The crowds thin, and the locals come out to play. After 5 hard working months of a very hectic season, it's time to slow down. Take beach walks, watch dolphins frolic and listen for manatee snorts. Not just the people, but the animals seem to know it too. When I go fishing on the beach, the moment my cast net comes out, I have an immediate visit from an egret. He keeps me company while I fish, and in turn, I share a bait fish or two with him. I'm positive it's never the same one, but I have one name for them all. I call him Mr. Jones. They are very well mannered birds. Always grateful for the treat they didn't have to wade and fish for, but never pushy. I've grown quit fond of them. The fishing has not been great as of yet, but it will come, and I look forward to going home with lots of fresh fish in the coming months. In addition to my meal pictures, I will try and share some pictures of the birds, beach, dolphins etc. If you all would like that. Thank you Naomi for your nice comment and to Dave C. for sending me an email that had me smiling all morning.
The local city tennis tournament is on it's way here, and it lasts the whole month of May. Close to 700 entries in all categories and levels. It's one of the largest amateur tournaments in the country. With all the play in the heat, I'm trying to get some more yams and sweet potatoes in my diet. Between tennis and heavier weight workouts, it seems to be helping recovery periods. Breakfast this morning; Grilled burger, grilled onion slices, boiled yam. Olive oil drizzle and a sprinkle of sea-salt.