Friday, August 19, 2005

Vacation images - pelican needs a name

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?

21 comments:

phoenix said...

Ah Miami for vacation. I went there once as a child but don't remember much. How about Pellie the Pellican?

Hi from Michele!

Dawn said...

That's such a cool picture! We should name it after me :)

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The Mistress of the Dark said...

Absolutely beautiful shot.

Percevial (sp) or Penelope are some suggestions for names.

Stopping by via Michele :)

kenju said...

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!).

Beanhead said...

Rusty(Pelican) like the resturant here in Florida.

A Woman Changed said...

Sigfreid.

Lucy Stern said...

I know he is not red, but I like Elmo.

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by, I have always been partial to 'Fred" ;)

Dave said...

MONTY... works for a girl or boy. Have a Happy Michele's Birthday!!

panthergirl said...

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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Carmen said...

Wow, what a great picture. I can't believe you got that close!

Michele sent me today. :)

puremood said...

What a beaute!

Name? Hmm... How 'bout Ozzy!

K Jones said...

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.

Plain Jane said...

Harvey.

Easy said...

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

patricia said...

For some reason he looks like his name is Atticus.

dena said...

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.

Morah Mommy said...

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!

Blond Girl said...

In honor of Nemo, I nominate the name Nigel

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Anonymous said...

Pakshi or Pakhi.... Indian names meaning 'bird'.