Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Life's a Beach

I went to Naples last weekend! (Naples,Florida. Not Naples, Italy. It seems the original American Colonist were quite an unimaginative bunch. Is coming up with your own name for a city really that difficult?Is there a certain limit on the names for places that are allowed to be in exisitance? Speaking of naming cities, I don't really think adding "New" to another place's name really changes it. I digress.) But, back to name-stealing Naples. While it was snowing in some places, we went to the beach! We climbed on an environmentally protected species of tree--"mangroves"--and found the mother load of sea shells! Also we witnessed an awesome sunset. See for yourself:
This is a "mangrove"--a deceptively strong endangered tree that only grows where fresh water meets the sea:

The mother lode! Seriously, there were tons and tons!:

Andrew is pondering life's great mysteries:

The pier at sunset:

The sunsets at exactly 5:58:

I have some great pictures from Christmas to post! So, stay tuned for those :)


Becca said...

Yay! You're back! And that Andrew is a handsome fellow, I must say. But I don't know if he's worthy of my Lindy Lee . . .

I'm reporting your magrove abuse to the State of Florida. Consider yourself forewarned.

And on another note, I know I probably told you to read "The Belgariad" and "The Mallorean." While these books will always have a soft spot in my heart, I recommended them to you because you were thirteen. Now that you are "all growed up," I recommend Garth Nix's Abhorsen series. Totally original fantasy and stellar writing. Plus, one of my favorite stand-alone fantasy novels: "Enchantress from the Stars" by Sylvia Louise Engdahl.

Alicia said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I wish we had a beach here. Then I could buy some ocean front property and sing that cool George Strait song about it.