I took myself to Urgent Care yesterday morning (after cancelling class) because I thought I had developed pneumonia. The doctor there said my lungs didn't sound like pneumonia, but I could have early pneumonia or bronchitis. Fun! Sharp pains and unable to breathe deeply...so some strong meds to kick this thing.
So until I'm better, I'll share a few more photos of the trip. Enjoy, especially if you are somewhere cold and dreary with snow on the way.
White ibis on the beach right outside the house we rented for a week. At one point, I looked out and there were 13 of them walking on the deck! Fun - but a bit big to start feeding and have coming around begging for food every day :)
Just north of us was The Rod and Reel pier. Lots of fisherfolk catching things off the pier and lots of birds hanging around, waiting for scraps from the extra bait or fish scraps from the cleaning tables. This fine fellow was patient and willing to pose for a photos. There is something prehistoric about pelicans, especially when they are flying overhead.
This big guy, a great blue heron, hung out at the Rod and Reel, too. He was a bit more skittish, though, and didn't let you get too close. It was fun watching the egrets walking around amongst the fisherpeople like they belonged and weren't the least bit afraid. Seems the staff at the Rod and Reel (which has a restaurant and bar) feed scraps and bits to the egrets and they have gotten pretty tame and used to people.
I'll photograph the two small paintings I did and share them next. Hope you all are having a good week so far.