Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A brief respite

Following yet another day of temperatures hovering around 40C with high humidity,
I sought refuge at Semaphore beach with a friend.
On the 20-minute drive there, we almost pulled over to the side of the road
because the rainstorm we'd come into was so fierce the windscreen wipers were
going at full pace.  However, we persevered and, by the time we'd arrived at
Semaphore, the rain had passed.
 
So here are some scenes from that spell of welcome relief from the oppressive heat . . . .
 

 
I was surprised to see this Pelican on a suburban beach - they are usually more often found around the inland rivers



 









 
There were a surprising number of crabs along the shoreline too - such as this Blue Swimmer










 
Wherever you are around the globe, I pray you are experiencing peace, laughter, love and appreciation of your extraordinary surroundings.
 
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10 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Fantastic seashore shots ~ love the pelican, the seagull and the little child ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Nora said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures. I loved all the beach scenes and the seagulls. I followed your blog also.

karenpezzimentiphotography said...

Lovely shots Valerie, the Silver Gulls are such beautiful birds, have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I feel I can reach out and touch the gulls. Great shots. I'm hoping your rain will come our way soon - it is currently sizzling in Melbourne!

eileeninmd said...

Helo, gorgeous scenes from the beach. I love the gulls and the pelicans. Great shots! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Fun60 said...

That's a great selection of happenings by the sea shore.

Dianne said...

Ah! You've captured the happenings of the visit beautifully and what a lovely capture of Mr Pelican.

Stewart M said...

Very nice post - so much for Autumn!

Feel free to link your 'bird posts' to Wild Bird Wednesday!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orvokki said...

Lovely photos, indeed. !!

BumbleVee said...

Love the ballet posed gull....

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