Happy Leap Year Day. I thought you might enjoy seeing a little bit of my vacation.
I didn’t see a single honey bee at the beach. Of course, I do wonder if bees like the Atlantic shore. The wind was pretty stiff most of the time.
I didn’t see any bees in Karen and Dan’s yard either.
This yellow flower bloomed on the sand dune beside the shore, just at the base of an observation platform. I spotted it after the sun came up.
Even though there were no bees, I did see a couple of little critters that I’d like to share with you.
The closed shell you see on the left contained a live animal, and I had to give it a little kiss before I eased it back into the receding tide.
This other little guy was as perky as they come. Too bad s/he was empty. Of course, if there had been anyone home, the shell wouldn’t have looked like a face.
Looks rather like Chewbacca, doesn't it?
I found this announcement, from a lighthouse commission report in 1868.
It still has a good message today.
My shins are still sore from the miles we walked along the beach at daybreak (and midday and sunset) -- but it was worth it.
BEEattitude for Day #505:
Blessed are those who watch where they’re flying [or walking], for they shall see wonders.
And, of course, Polly found a box while I was gone...