Monday, July 6, 2009

Playing at the Beach





Such an adorable little Ghost Crab!







21 comments:

threecollie said...

Wow! What gorgeous photos. I just love the crab!
And most appropriately the word verification is "hydro"

Dani said...

3C, isn't he just the cutest?! Thankfully, I got one good picture before he scooted into his home.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Ain't paradise grand? Beautiful shot of the crab - those little buggers are fast!

fishy said...

Certainly makes me yearn for the beach!

Floridacracker said...

"adorable"

Now that is a word you don't often hear when discussing ghost crabs.

I love your perspective Dani. Hope it was a great beach day!

lisaschaos said...

That ghost crab steals the show! How cool is he!

Dani said...

ScMomma, they sure are! My other pics are blurred from him movin' so quick.

Fishy, it was perfect yesterday morning. Hot, but with a great breeze comin' off the Gulf.

FC, there's just something about them... :)Cute, cute, cute!

Lisa, very cool!

chickory said...

where is my comment?

i can smell the coppertone and sea salt from here! gorgeous!!

Dani said...

Chickory, yes, blogger is known to eat comments from time to time. ;)
I should just do away with the comment moderation. Maybe we'll do a test run and see if it goes ok.

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Darla said...

Great pics!!

Big Shamu said...

Hmmm, looks very familiar.

Dani said...

Thanks Darla!

Shamu, you lucky woman! Hangin' out in Sanibel looking for shells. Wish we could make it down to see you...

Big Shamu said...

What's with all the seaweed on shore?
How about the full moon? How beautiful reflecting off the gulf? Playing peek-a-boo in the night sky clouds. I found a perfect common fig shell unbroken sitting all by itself on the sand. Now if I can just get it home unbroken.

Dani said...

Shamu, we have a lot of ric rac on our beaches too. It's mostly from all the storms we had last week.

Have you seen any dolphin yet?

Big Shamu said...

I've seen fins. I also saw the signs warning of sharks. YEEHAA.
Very rough ocean though. No crab carcasses yet.

Dani said...

Sham, just stay out of the water in the early mornings and evenings. That's when the sharks are most active and feeding. Fingers crossed for a crab carcass.

Do you like where you're staying? We've never tried anyplace else other than Beachview Cottages.

Big Shamu said...

I have a friend who kindly lets me use her beach house. I couldn't be any luckier.

Dani said...

Shamu, HOLY GUACAMOLE! That is AWESOME! What a sweet friend you have. :)

LaDivaCucina said...

Took the teenagers to the beach on Monday morn and saw four small nurse sharks and one very friendly manatee. This was at South Pointe at South Beach! Water was very clean and clear and after a while the girls wanted to go to the pool. Spoilt they are, La Diva said NO!

Dani said...

Diva, I'm so jealous! :) What cool sightings!