IN A BARRIER ISLAND STATE OF MIND

The leatherbacks are here!

The first leatherback nests of the 2018 season ~ two ~ were deposited on Hutchinson Island.

 

Florida Wildlife says they’re the first nests laid in Florida this year.

All sea turtle species are doing pretty well, says Grace Dotson, a senior scientist at Ecological Associates. She monitors nests on sections of shoreline throughout the Treasure Coast.

“The loggerheads are holding their own and green sea turtles are definitely on the uptick,” Dotson said. “Only the leatherbacks, on our beaches anyway, had kind of an off year.”

Sea turtles have evolved over the years to deal with hurricanes, bona fide comeback kids.

Take that, Irma.



Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. It’s out of this world.

 

 

Toni 2/27/18

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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH.

THROW THEM OUT.

 

Find out if your Member of Congress accepted NRA money and tell them you’ve had enough.

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IN A BARRIER ISLAND STATE OF MIND

 

I start the day with happy-go-larky beach music. 

Hutchinson Island coastline

High-octane joy. Sweet.

Indian River lagoon, porch view

 

Seismic waves turn inside out, break, and spit clouds of mist.  At the water’s edge, a Lohengrin-ing couple exchange vows. Cue the sextet.

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Heaven on Earth

 

There’s nothing like a little beach music.

I can’t live without it.  And dancing!  Like *The Carolina Shag.

MALIBU,CALIFORNIA – JULY 15,1956: Actress Natalie Wood dances with actor Hugh O’Brian during the Thalians Beach Ball in Malibu,California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Shagging was born on the beaches of South Carolina.

High-stepping and Hollywoodish, teens in the 1940s cut loose to “beach music.”

 

 

 

 

Beach music.  It’s a cold beer on a warm night with a hot date and no plans for tomorrow.  Now that’s high-octane joy.

 

 

*Grab your Valentine and give it a try!

Toni 2/13/18

 

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