The End of the World

Well, it’s May 21. If this is what the end of the world looks like, it’s not half bad.

I’ve had a sore throat since yesterday and after getting up early to lead a beach walk this morning I crawled back into bed and spent the middle of the day alternating between napping and watching TV. I normally only sleep during the day when I’m sick; cross your fingers this isn’t a return of the bronchitis that caused me to miss three days of work a couple months ago. Finally I decided had to get some chores done, sore throat or no, so I got up and did my laundry, timing it so that I could take a walk on the beach at sunset while it was in the dryer.

No sign of the end times here.

The setting sun is still lighting up translucent fragments of snail shells, so polished you can see your blogger’s reflection in them.

The pelicans are still leaving their big footprints all over the beach. (And I still have a truly spectacular sandal tan.)

The deer don’t seem to have noticed anything amiss. Other than the sudden appearance of a two-legged person in their dunes, that is.

And sadly, there is still man-made flotsam washing up. Before you release a helium balloon into the sky, please think about the fact that it could end up in the ocean, where a sea turtle could mistake it for a jellyfish.

Anyway, no earthquakes or missing raptured people here. I’ll try to get a “real” post up tomorrow but I hope you enjoyed these photos in the meantime.

6 thoughts on “The End of the World”

  1. Great photos (except that last one, of course). In addition to being struck by your impressive sandal tan in the second one, it also inspired the idea that I could make a million dollars by creating flip-flops that leave behind interesting imprints when a person walks in them….leave behind the imprint of a pelican or bear… even human bare feet… I’d sell a zillion of ’em! And I’d hire you as a foot model for them (but you’ll have to do something about that tan!)

  2. I keep looking but just can’t find any pelican tracks here in West Virginia. I suppose since the world didn’t end I should do something more likely to produce a positive outcome. I hope you soon feel better.

  3. About 3 years ago there was an orphaned deer that was cared for by a resident at Villas by the Sea. The deer was extremely friendly and would eat from ones had. It could explain the lack of concern by the deer in picture.

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