Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sun, Sand and Surf

Just got back from a driving trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina. My husband and I aren't really into the beach, but we sacrificed ourselves for our sun-loving daughter and her best friend. Despite the searing temperatures, we had a wonderful time. I'd hoped to catch a glimpse of some interesting wildlife, but I mustn't have been looking hard enough because this is all I came up with:

Bicycle Stand
If you look very closely, in the centre of the pic, (and magnify the photo by clicking on it), you'll spot a bunny munching on the scarce grass by the stand of bicycles. His colouring is perfect camouflage for the beach.

Hilton Head Beach Crow
A crow. Yeah, we have loads of crows in Canada too, but I thought how much nicer the winter must be for them in South Carolina.

I did see tiny geckos streaking through gardens and up trees, but by the time I reached for my camera, they'd disappeared. Loads of pelicans -- I'll bet they're glad they don't hang out in the Gulf of Mexico. And cockroaches. Big cockroaches. Thankfully, outside where they belong.


Georgie said...

Glad to hear you had a nice visit to South Carolina, Lynn. And I don't doubt that all the wildlife down there were probably looking for the nearest air-conditioned room...just like us humans during one of the most "hellish" summers I can remember in a while.

Lynn Sinclair said...

It has been a hot one, hasn't it, Georgie? But down there -- how do they live in such melt in your mouth heat? I realized that I shouldn't really complain about how hot it is up here.

Nonetheless, I hope you're having a wonderful summer!

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NuclearToast said...

Wow, and you drove all the way there. Now that's dedication. I hope you enjoyed yourself in spite of the heat. Love the bunny picture!

Lynn Sinclair said...

I spotted the bunny from our hotel balcony, NT, on the last day we were there -- I was desperate for animal pics. The drive was long, but it went surprisingly quickly. The drive through West Virginia was spectacular -- the beautiful green mountains go on forever!