06 August 2008

The Colors of a Pensacola Beach Morning

I had the Pensacola Beach turtle run this morning. I love turtle run days -- it's such a peaceful start, or sometimes end, to the work day. The colors today were overwhelming. Sometimes, they just don't seem possible in nature.

There's the gorgeous blue green water of the Gulf of Mexico...

The pink clouds lit by the still rising sun...

Sunrise itself...

The sea oats, dancing on in the breeze,

A ruddy turnstone skipping along the edge of the waves,

Even the lifeguard yellow flag, flapping in the breeze.

The cooler full of little loggerheads (Caretta caretta) were pretty colorful too.

Most of the hatchlings are in the Gulf already, but a few more are waiting to go til tonight as they were still pipped yesterday when I had to move their nest from the shrinking dune.


The Texas Smiths said...


My name is Lorie and I have been enjoying your blogs for about 2 months now! My children LOVE to follow your sea turtle journey!

My family will be visiting Pensacola next weekend(16th thru 18th) and I was wondering ifyou have any nest that will be ready around that time? We would LOVE to come out and help!

Our email address is texas_smiths6@verizon.net

THANK YOU for what you do!
Lorie Smith

Steve said...

Thank you for taking good care of MY babies

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