Another in a continuing series of images and words from our odyssey drive to Florida last winter. Will we do it again? You betcha!
The scene: Deerfield Beach on a gray, windy day. My wife and I left the kids with her parents so we could walk - blissfully alone - alongside the pounding surf. Not your typical day at the beach, but it was a cool experience all the same.
The avian: This pelican braved the biting winds to pick up some grub at the water's edge. Then again, it's not like he could duck into a hotel nearby to get out of the blustery weather, so I suppose he didn't have much choice.
Surprisingly, he let me get really close to him before he flew off. I didn't have my Nikon with the big lens, so I couldn't cheat. Either way, what an amazingly beautiful animal.
I wonder where he (she?) is now.
Your turn: Got any suggestions for a name?
Photographs: Armada to Sicily, July 1943 (3)
21 hours ago
Ah Miami for vacation. I went there once as a child but don't remember much. How about Pellie the Pellican?
Hi from Michele!
That's such a cool picture! We should name it after me :)
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Absolutely beautiful shot.
Percevial (sp) or Penelope are some suggestions for names.
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Call him the Carmi-can.
Thanks for stopping over, Carmi, and yes, home ownership is grand (and it's beginning to cost way more than a grand nearly every month to keep it up!).
Rusty(Pelican) like the resturant here in Florida.
I know he is not red, but I like Elmo.
Thanks for stopping by, I have always been partial to 'Fred" ;)
MONTY... works for a girl or boy. Have a Happy Michele's Birthday!!
What a gorgeous pelican! I remember being in the Caribbean, in Tortola, when a pelican suddenly dove into the water right next to me. I nearly had a heart attack!!
I think this pelican has a very regal presence... hm... Charles?? ;)
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Wow, what a great picture. I can't believe you got that close!
Michele sent me today. :)
What a beaute!
Name? Hmm... How 'bout Ozzy!
I am a big fan of the pelican. We had them at Lake Walcott in Idaho where I used to live. I think the pelican should be Horace or Larry. Those are always good pelican names. BTW--Michele sent me today.
Nice pic. For some reason the name that popped in to my head was Sandy.
*shrugs* I have no idea where that shit comes from
For some reason he looks like his name is Atticus.
I like previous poster's idea of Atticus. That Pelican looks way too thoughtful to have a cutie-pie sort of name.
Visiting from Michele's.
I like Petunia (assuming it's a girl)
She was beautiful. But, you were getting so close that I thought she was going to bite you!
It was freezing, the sand was whipping at our legs, but it was so nice just being together!
In honor of Nemo, I nominate the name Nigel
I have to say that your blog stands out and really looks great! I just really want to compliment you on this blog, very nice! Keep up the good work pal ;)
Pakshi or Pakhi.... Indian names meaning 'bird'.
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