Saturday, May 26, 2012

Me and The Beach...arrrhhhhh

2008

Diane is the culprit that took all these photos of me. you all know I do not like being in front of the camera. She and I both delight in snapping shots of each other. Above we were in Emerson Preserve, below we were at the Ringling Museum.  I can't remember who took this photo.


2009

 These photos were taken at the beaches that were in my beach post this week. Above is Coquina Beach and note I HAD to stand on that dock because the sign says WARNING, KEEP OFF

2009

 Above is at Beer Can Island
I KNOW I look Old and Fat, but I am 27 pounds lighter than in these photos. still old and a little less fat

2008

 Above photo is the dunes at Fort Desoto Beach, Fort Desoto is the most beautiful beach in Florida in my book. to see photos from others of this beach click HERE or just google the name in Google Images.

2008

These are NOT photo shopped, that silly bird sat right there on the gazebo and let me walk up and pose with him. I was happy he did not poke me with that long beak.

And NO, I am NOT full of myself and posting my own photo's, This is just to prove I DID take those beach photos. Actually, I just saw these and wanted to.... Sorry Diane.....


32 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Great pictures :-) the beach looks lovely and the bird..wow! Great that he just let you pose with him.
Have a great Saturday!

Hugs,
Eva

SquirrelQueen said...

That is amazing that the bird just stood there and posed. The beach is so beautiful. I really like that large piece of driftwood you are standing on. Are those shells hanging on it?

Gail said...

Looks like a wonderful adventure and that you both are having a wonderful time.

RoeH said...

What a fun time! I love beaches.

DawnTreader said...

Brave girl! :) I especially love the photo with the sign and the one below in the tree. I could do with losing 27 pounds myself - congratulations to you for doing it!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent pictures. I know,I too do not like being in front of the camera,but Ido like seeing what my fellow bloggers look like in natural situations.
You look like you were having loads of fun.

Deb said...

love those photos of you Sandra...what a beautiful setting...I bet yall had lots of fun...

Cranberry Morning said...

Are you kidding?? That was a live bird?! Wow, he really wanted to speak personally to you, didn't he. lol. Fun photos, and my favorite is the one with you standing next to the warning sign. :-D

Amy Burzese said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. I don't like my picture taken either, but you look great!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

WELLLL, it's about time!!! Pics of the pic-taker!!!

I totally understand always being behind-the-camera. But once in a while, we do have to "put on our big girl panties" and post a pic of US.

I have! Honest I have. :-)

But if you don't remember when, I'm not gonna' tell you either. -gigggles-

And you are now 27 pounds lighter than then! Lucky you! I've been trying, and *nursing* about a 4-5 pound loss, for too long. -moan- -sigh- -Blast!- -piffffle- :-))))

"If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need."

~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Val said...

Looks like a great time with your friend and it was wonderful to see you front of the camera!! Sometimes when I look back at photos I wonder if I was really there as there is no evidence of me being there:)
Got a new show you and hubby might like-- Duck Dynasty, it's on A&E. It is a HOOT!!

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. Sandra Mom and I think you look lovely and lean and we love the last pic with the beach grass...oh that is so pretty.

Happy Memorial Weekend
Hugs Madi and Mom

TexWisGirl said...

i do love the ones w/ you and that egret! yikes! scary close! and i like seeing real folks - not photoshopped, perfect skin or fancy hair and make-up. just you. :)

Susannah said...

You look great, Sandra! Love the beach!!! Pictures are wonderful! It is good to see you and your friend having fun. Sometimes a bird will do the strangest things. Have a good Saturday!

Susannah

Tracy said...

You look lovely...and I too never seem to be in the photos-they are all of my husband and son, dog and cat...he who controls the camera gets no photos...and doesn't have to worry about how one looks :) That's why I hold the camera :)

Ginny said...

I love these pictures, especially the first two, you look so beautiful and happy, joy is radiating from you. And why not with beaches like this around there? You have GOT to be kidding about this bird!!!!! How COULD you? As much as I love birds, I would not have gotten that close, you are beak to beak and he could have pecked you. I have been attackd by birds much smaller. Why weren't you running and screaming?

Nava said...

Lots of fun!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, looks like fun!

i do love all of these shots, especially of you and that egret!!

you just look great, sandra!

thanks for this cheerful post, it did put a smile on my face.

wish you a great saturday!

George said...

It's nice to see you on the other side of the camera for a change!

I hope you're having a great weekend.

SweetMarie said...

It looks like the two of you have a blast together! I love all these pics! You look one happy snapper at the beach! Is that bird real that's next to you?? Wow!

Connie Arnold said...

Great photos and looks like a great time! How nice of the bird to pose so nicely with you! Thanks for sharing.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, thanks to Diane we get to see you and I never doubted that you had taken those beach scenes!

Madge Bloom said...

Love that shot of you in the dunes!

Ann said...

You can tell from the happy face that you are in your element. Love all the shots. Pretty awesome with that bird. I can't believe it just sat there and posed with you

Terri Buster said...

I'm guessing here, but you must love the beach! :)

Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed each photo and it's been a long time since I've been to the beach! Such pretty pics.

Chatty Crone said...

At first I didn't think that was a real bird. I love seeing the pictures of you. You look so tan. I bet you are. Love the beaches.
I hope you have a good Memorial weekend!
Sandie♥

Angela said...

I didn't think it was a real bird at first! lol Then you said it was and I looked again and lo and behold it was a real bird! lol That is incredible to get a picture of yourself with it that close to you! Cool! I will have to say that that sign confused me with it having other languages on it.

Catherine said...

That's funny about the bird! Yes, I know about standing behind the camera as well. And sometimes, I think it's good that we get in front of it.

You look wonderful friend!
xo Catherine

photowannabe said...

I love seeing these pictures of you. I feel like I know you and its fun to see who I have been talking to for so long.
Congratulations on loosing all that weight. Bravo.

LC said...

Glad that big bird was nonviolent. And I think your comment on your appearance in the photos was a bit critical of yourself. What I see in this collection? Vibrant, active, adventuresome.

Debra Dickinson said...

You are very photogenic! Not old & not fat. Not then and not now. :) I'm glad that bird didn't grab a lip. LOL. You always have such a lovely smile and look so happy. Thanks for sharing! :)