Thursday, June 30, 2011

Garden 2011

Our first cucumber of the 2011 garden season! It was a beauty
and tasty too. Can't wait for the maters to start cranking :0)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One Last Look Around

These picture were taken on our last day at the beach.

We were priviledged to witness a wedding on our last day there.
It happened on the beach directly in front of our beach house.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ken!

My big brother, Kenneth Stephen Mabry was born on
June 28th, 1949. He turns 62 years young today! Happy
Birthday to you, big bro, and many, many more! I love you!

There's no other love like the love for a brother.
There's no other love like the love from a brother.
-Astrid Alauda

Our brothers and sisters are there with us
from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
-Susan Scarf Merrell

Monday, June 27, 2011

Orange Beach: No evacuations ordered at this time due to wildfires |

This aerial photo from the Alabama Forestry Commission shows
the fire that started Saturday spreading across Gulf State Park.

Orange Beach: No evacuations ordered at this time due to wildfires |

More pictures at the link!

Gulf State Park fire contained; 400 acres burned

Gulf State Park fire contained; 400 acres burned

I hate to hear this. This is the park where we took photos of
the osprey nests. Hopefully there won't be any loss of wildlife!

Orange Beach Sunrise

Terry snapped these sunrise pictures on our last day at Orange
Beach. Unfortunately our house faced the south, so the sun didn't
rise over the ocean, but these photos are beautiful!

Our beach house is the green one in the middle.

Sunrise dune.

This is my favorite shot that Terry took that morning. Sunrise
through the high rise that was being built near our beach house.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

On the drive back from Ft. Morgan, we saw this beautiful beach
house that was under construction. I would love to spend a week
in this place :0)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Barges in Mobile Bay near Ft. Morgan.

Entrance to Ft. Morgan. You can read more about Ft. Morgan
and the Battle of Mobile Bay at the link.

Oil rig and pelicans in Mobile Bay

We saw several dolphins out in the bay.

Ferry sign.

The Marissa Mae Nicole ferry boat backing up to the loading dock.
The ferry takes cars and people over to Mobile, Alabama.

Dauphin Island bridge.

View of Dauphin Island bridge from the ferry ramp.

Battery Dearborn at Ft. Morgan, named after Henry Dearborn,
distinguished soldier of the Revolutionary War and Secretary of
War, 1801-1809.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Random Beach

The Romar Beach Baptist church on Orange Beach. They were
having a retreat the week we were at the beach. I've never seen
a church right on the beach before, have you?

Dolphin cruise anyone? I went on one in Hilton Head in 1989.
It was a lot of fun. They had glass bottom boat dolphin cruises
in Orange Beach.

This little blackbird landed on the railing of our room at our beach
house while I was taking pictures.

Rain falling over the Gulf.

Palmetto tree and Crepe Myrtle.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stormy Beach

Gulls on Orange beach during the storm of June 8th. How I wish I
was back there!

Storms at the beach make for awesome colors!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pelican Fun

I love Pelicans! They're so much fun to watch. I took this
picture near Ft. Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL on our vacation.
I especially love the Pelican on the right :0) Makes me laugh
everytime I look at the picture.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beach Flowers

While we were exploring in Gulf Shores, I found thes pretty little
flowers growing in the sand.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

These photos were taken from the deck of our beach house in
Orange Beach, AL. Beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

Looking towards Florida