Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Short Vacation to Florida

I hate to miss a sunset. Since we were still on the road to the condo, I got the sunset in the side mirror while Ken was driving.

Then Ken pulled over to the side of the road to get the Choctawhatchee Bay. It is SO much better to take a photo when the car isn't moving, especially when it's dark outside!

Monday morning, this was the sunrise from the balcony of our condo.

And there was a crane or waterfowl of some sort, waiting for his/her breakfast to appear on the morning tide.

This is the view to the West after the sun was starting to rise.

Our good friends, Agi and Bill Vetter (who were in our wedding 12 years ago) washing the sand off their feet. You can see how white the sand is and it's extremely fine. Your feet squeak when you walk on it!

The walkway to the beach ... I love the look of this with the cobblestone walk to the wood of the stairs and the free standing shower. A serene and quiet place with the roar of the surf ever present. A great way to drift off to sleep in the arms of Morpheus, hearing the rhythm of the waves crashing on the beach.

It rained on Wednesday and half of Thursday, but the Pelicans still made their forays down the coast.

And our "goodbye" sunset was tonight with this unbelieveable display of color. So we drive back home to Dallas/Fort Worth and start madly packing for the trip to Japan on Tuesday. Recharged for another cat show!


  1. These are wonderful Helmi! You're great at photography period, not just the critters! I'm still learning gradually when I get the chance! LOL

    ~ Courtney

  2. Amazing images Helmi - LOVE the sunsets

  3. Helmi,
    The pics are graceful, evocative and (of course!) beautiful!!! You are SO much more than a 'cat' photographer, altho' you are certainly the all time BESTEST at that! Glad you had a nice vacation and hope you have a spectacular time in Japan!

  4. Amazing, love this! Thanks for sharing this, it's almost like being there... ;D