Goodbye beach

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My yearly beach vacation is over.  Although it’s good to be home, I don’t know how I’ll make it a whole year without seeing the ocean.  It’s such a peaceful place to be.

I had hoped to see more birds this year than I did.  But, in truth, lying on the deck all day staring at the ocean and reading my book isn’t the best strategy for bird watching 🙂

I didn’t have to look hard for the Laughing Gulls–they were everywhere!

 

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The same with the Herring Gulls.

 

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I’ve never seen a Northern Mockingbird in Michigan and I love seeing them in the summer when I travel.

 

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I found a beautiful Mimosa tree and photographed a lot of bees around the flowers.  Those pictures were disappointing, but I love this one of the flower alone.

 

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I also love the grasses that grow on the dunes.  The colors are beautiful, especially in the golden light of sunrise and sunset.

 

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These pictures will have to hold me for another year.  Now, it’s back to reality for me.

 

 

 

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One Response to Goodbye beach

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    I like the laughing gull. I have never seen one, very interesting head color.

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