Monday, August 15, 2011

Beach Life...Beyond the Turtle Nests

The hatchlings were definitely one of the high points of this summer beach sojourn. When a crowd grows to this size...
in the middle of the day, in a only a few moments of time, you know something unusual is happening. It seems a hatchling was either dragged to a ghost crab's den and escaped or was washed back and needed to be returned to the water. It was too early in the day for the omniscient turtle patrol team to make their presence and knowledge available. When we later relayed the strange sighting they could only give their best guess on what might have occurred. Whatever the impetus for its break to freedom the crowd above was gathered to witness this little one...
and only ONE hatchling make its way to the ocean. It was so very frustrating to me that they were actually blocking its way to the ocean. I had to leave the area. I know it is exciting but no one was allowing it to have a clear path.  Rules are rules, and for good reason.
Helpless in what was going on in turtle land I decided to stay in my own little beach nest. As usual I enjoyed sharing sunshine and sand with my own hatchlings! 


This son and his lovely wife were with us the entire week! 
 Erin and Scott have thrilling news...this pretty young lady is expecting their first little one!
They do look so happy....the end of January will be here before we know it! Rest up while you can!
We had the other newlywed couple with us for several days...and yes two years is still newlywed in my book! I think my son Daniel is still enjoying sweeping Laura...
off her feet...
I love watching my kids playing together...even when they think they're all grown up...Scott was trying to sneak up on his big brother and nephew Peter...
didn't quite attain his goal...
I think Peter first heard the water monster approaching...foiled again!
We had lots of living with joyous abandon...
Handstands of joy...
smiles of sheer delight...
boogie boarding...
and that was just some of the 'big kid' activity...next time you get to see the grandchildren in action...how fun!


Loves~Loves~Loves~

19 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Simply gorgeous pictures, you can feel the happiness!

Chatty Crone said...

I can feel your happiness with them too!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, my butt is in the air! LOL! Cute post...you are so good at these :)

Shady Del Knight said...

You have a great looking family, Sush, and it was a treat to see them frolicking at the beach. I became misty-eyed looking at that tiny turtle beginning his journey with the odds stacked against him, his chances jeopardized further by well meaning bystanders impeding his access to the water. Nature is an unfathomable miracle. Thank you for sharing, dear friend!

Sarah Pearson said...

What a lovely family you have, and exciting news too :)

Hope the turtle made it.

Bouncin' Barb said...

These are great pictures. You can't beat any beach time. Nothing like it for letting the kid come out. Congrats on the baby news. That's just great.

Thisisme. said...

What wonderful photos. The weather looks amazing, the sea looks amazing, your family look amazing!! Hee Hee! Congratulations to Erin and Scott. A new baby in the family - that is always so exciting. Hugs my friend.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

A new baby, what lovely news!

Loved reading your post Sush, it gave me that happy smiley feeling.

You have given us lovely photos
today.

Thanks


Fiona

Shelly said...

What a grand, glorious time, Sush! I felt good all over after I read this. A blessed woman blesses others, and you are doing that.

jabblog said...

Joyous! I love watching my children with their children. No greater joy . . .

karen said...

Seriously - there is NOTHING better than a vacation at the beach! Lovely family...

Odie Langley said...

Great pictures and you could feel the love. Have a great rest of the week.
Odie

Pat MacKenzie said...

Such lovely pictures. Isn't it great to watch grown-up children play and enjoy themselves. I love the ocean pictures - there's nothing like it. congratulations on the new grandbaby that's on the way.

Jenni said...

wonderful pictures. Seems like you all had a wonderful time. To see sea turtles hatch is on my bucketlist but I think i would feel helpless too not being able to just help him on his big journey. Thank you for sharing !

Sweet Tea said...

What a glorious summer you are having. Love watching it through your photos.

First House on the Right said...

What a lovely time you've had with your kids! Nicolex PS I would have been frustrated by the lack of clear path to the water too!

Gawgus things... said...

Oh that poor little turtle. You can't understand some people can you? The rest of the shots are just fabulous! Looks like you're having an amazing summer with the family :)

Sush said...

Thank you everyone...I'm a tad late on getting to everyone's comments. Blogger has been playing with me again...not letting me in on my own comment page. THE NERVE!
Bwhahahaha! It's always something with that group, isn't it?

Hugs and much love for all your kind comments~

Linda Harding said...

You have such a happy, beautiful family. I loved the picture of the baby turtle...and I would also have been very frustrated with those people. Grrrrr!