Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Transportation

While waiting for her shrimp dinner last evening at Surf Burger at Quietwater Beach, Margaret got a few pictures of the Smile High I. Her shrimp didn't escape the camera, either.


Shiny happy golf carts welcome motorists driving into Gulf Breeze on Hwy 98 via the 3-mile Pensacola Bay Bridge. Golf carts aren't just for golf around here. Families use them like bikes and scooters to go to the ball park, pick up a few groceries, and for leisurely tours around the peninsula. These carts from BuggyWorx are available at Bay Breeze Dive Center.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Blue Heron

Lunchtime at Wayside Park, which is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch on the southern shore of Pensacola Bay. Today, a great blue heron is scoping out the bay from a fishing pier, not bothered in the least by a photographer standing a few feet away. A majestic creature, at a bit over 3 feet tall...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Fling

Love is in the air... and in the water! Frogs and toads all over Gulf Breeze are singing for a mate in the evenings, producing a deafening symphony of courtship after the sun goes down. This lucky guy and his sweetheart were busy making more frogs this past weekend in a half-drained pool which is waiting for repair. The strings of eggs are seen trailing below them into the depths of the algae-rich water.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The city of Gulf Breeze will soon be filled with boisterous French Hydrangeas blooming in a kaleidescope of colors. These are a bit early to the party, but their charming youthfulness is most welcome.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Who knew there were so many different types of palms? Margaret captured this palm tree at a soccer tournament in Destin, FL yesterday. She is especially fascinated by the "tall" ones...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

White Camellia

The camellias are just about done blooming, I will miss them...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Marina Sunset

Live Oak Sepia

A quiet morning walk led Meredith to this live oak in Shoreline Park. The disc golf course here offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Gulf Breeze.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


A dragonfly poses for a portrait as he rests and soaks in the warmth of the bricks. These beautiful creatures are plentiful in the summer, dipping to drink from pools, puddles and ponds as they fly through neighborhoods. This was one of the first photographs Margaret took late last spring when we first arrived in Gulf Breeze.