I’m not sure that if I’ve posted this image before, so if I have, my apologies.
Poor Southwest Florida is struggling through a horrible bout of red tide. It’s as if the Gulf Of Mexico is ill.
I won’t go into details, but an incredible amount of sealife has died from this horrible situation. It’s a health risk to humans to inhale the airborne toxins. There have been reports of life guards on the beach wearing gas masks. From what I understand, no one is on the beaches anyway and businesses are suffering.
You can read more about this here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2683400/
It’s extremely sad and has gone on in the area that we visit for nine months now. The only thing that is some consolation, is that this is not ALL due to man-made pollution.
There are reports of red tide dating back to the 1600’s. It helps a little to know that the sea life did return to healthy levels over time.
So…I’m posting this image of a dramatic sunset in the hopes that by some twist of fate, Mother Nature, who is all about drama, will find a way to heal the waters.
Earlier this spring, I visited the rookery to see who the new arrivals were. I couldn’t resist these two. If you can’t see baby well enough, I’ve cropped in on the little one.
If you can’t see baby well enough, I’ve cropped in on the little one.
IS IT CUTE OR WHAT??
I have probably posted this before, but I had mentioned to a fellow blogger that I would post another image that I took in the National Bison Range in Montana.
I kept a VERY safe distance from these beautiful elk, this is not the kind of animal you want to get close to.This was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced.
WHEN IT’S HOT IT’S HOT, AND THE TAIL HELPS OUT A LOT. THE TAIL SERVES A LOT OF PURPOSES AND USING IT LIKE A BIT OF UMBRELLA TO GET A LITTLE SHADE IS AN AWESOME FEATURE OF THE TAIL.
SORRY THIS IS SO BLURRY, BUT THE SQUIRREL HAD TO RUN QUITE A DISTANCE TO FIND A COOL SHADY PATCH RELIEF FROM THE HEAT.
(I JUST REALIZED THIS IS IN ALL CAPS…sorry!)