I know, I know, it's about time I posted another blog! I have to do them in stages now because I can't sit at the computer too long.
A couple of weeks ago we visited Oceanside Harbor, which is about 15 minutes away from us. It was a gorgeous day. This kind of weather in March, no less!
I liked this shot of our little lighthouse and the American flag with a good breeze.
And how's this for a day at the beach in March. I know they're in the water, but though the weather was warm, the ocean was only about 62 degrees.
At the other end of the harbor, we visited the Jolly Roger, a restaurant that caters for boaters. You can tie up at the dock and walk up the ramp to the restaurant. We went (by car) for a cup of tea. It was mid afternoon.
In the parking lot we discovered there were several Great Blue Herons nesting in the pine trees. I could only get a headless shot because if I moved to where I could see his head I would have been shooting directly into the sun. But I thought you might like to see the large nests they build.
Then when we came out of the restaurant, here was a much better shot and the sun had moved a little.
I put this shot last, even though I took it through the restaurant window as we drank our tea. It looks like he is flying right past the moon, only it's not the moon. It's the reflection of the light in the restaurant window.
There were at least five nests around the perimeter of the restaurant. What a mess they make! But they sure made it an interesting afternoon. I was in much need of distraction and this served me well.