delicious fresh salmon.. grilled with lemon by sam. so so so yummy.
ruth’s bachlorette party.. with a spa theme. manis and pedis and facial masks and yummy treats and music and candles..
the sunrise, our first of our trip.. beautifully streaking across the sky on ruth and mahlon’s wedding day.. =}
we came to this park to see if we could spot manatee. apparently it was a good place to catch sight of them. well. we didn’t see a single one. but we got quite the comedy show from the pelicans!
this guy was absolutely determined to get some free fish from the fisherman. they weren’t so impressed. but he wouldn’t give up.
it was a beautiful trip. so peaceful and relaxing.. so much time to be with friends. and i like florida now. and no, i didn’t want to leave. =} -beth
i didn’t have time to post the last couple days with preparations for ruth’s wedding.. so here i’m finally catching up. :) the first picture is from her bachlorette party we had the night before. it was really nice and relaxed.. manis and pedis and facials, just being really girly. ;)
and here is her dress.. it was so beautiful. you’ll be seeing some more photos from her wedding day pretty soon. it was absolutely gorgeous. we had the most exquisite sunrise of our entire beach time and the sunset was gorgeous right behind where the reception was..
the beach. the sound of the surf rushing in and out. pelicans swooping over the water, dipping down and coming up with fish. a dolphin in the distance gracefully swimming in and out of the waves. a perfect tiny little portuguese man of war. huge waves crashing over my head. sand beneath my feet. a nearly full moon reflecting on the water.
i took this photo after dark. in fact, let me show you just how dark. :) i took the next photo at the same time. a mere two or three minutes later.
thank God for tripods and shutter releases. :)
for a beautiful day at the beach, the warm breeze, the brisk walk along the ocean, the wind in my hair. for the funny little seagulls who act so terrified of me when i walk up but are too lazy to fly away.
thank God that this is only day one of my week.