Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sirena Sunday

Tales of mermaids have been around for centuries, and form a large part of seafaring lore, especially round the coastal areas of Britain such as Cornwall, and the Northern Isles of Scotland. Their sighting was thought to be a bad omen, foretelling storms and rough seas. There are numerous folk tales describing their interaction with humans.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Flying Flamingo Friday

The Question:
Can flamingos fly?

The Answer:
When flamingos migrate, they like to do their flying mainly at night. They prefer to have a cloudless sky and favorable tailwinds. They can travel approximately 600 km (373 miles) in one night at about 50 to 60 kph (31-37 mph). When traveling during the day, the flamingos fly at high altitudes, possibly to avoid predation by eagles.

Visit me at The Artful Flamingo Shop.

Pink Floyd, Utah's Wild Chilean Flamingo!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Tribute to All Veterans

Freedom's Colors
Roger W Hancock

Red is for Bravery;
blood shed in sacrifice.
Freedom came with lives the price.

White is for Liberty;
freedom's purity.
Life be free from God's decree.

Blue is for Justice;
as vast as the sky.
Over freedom's land to occupy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flamingo Friday

Here's more Flamingo Fun!

Flamingos have 12 to 16 tail feathers.

The word flamingo is most likely derived from the Latin, flamma, flame.

Flamingos molt (shed and replace) their wing and body feathers at irregular intervals ranging from twice a year to once every two years. Flamingo feathers lose their color once they have been molted / discarded by the bird.

Check out this pink guy by child-artist Devan in the Artful Flamingo shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Uno Update

Just returned from the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep) in Port Aransas, TX . Here I am feeding Uno, the Loggerhead Turtle we found in the surf on May 1. He's eating, gaining weight and doing well. He should get to be released soon. Visit the Turtle Rescue Section of my Etsy shop where half the proceeds go to the ARK to help with costs of Sea Turtle rehab.

Got Squid?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tasty Tuesday... I Love Brownies!

I admit it, I'm addicted to warm, fudgy brownies.
They're not good for me, but sooooo delicious.
Okay, all of these are not edible ones, but they're
all fun and for sale on Etsy.

Click on the pictures for info.

ENJOY, and when you're done, visit my shops:
Beachcombers Cove and The Artful Flamingo.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Beachy Morning on Mustang Island

Its a beautiful morning on
Mustang Island. (Port Aransas, TX)
After spending the night at the Beach Lodge, its time for a walk on the beach.
The water feels soooooo good.

The tide is going out and there's lots of interesting things on the sand. I see many egg casings of the Lightning Whelk, our state shell.

Here's some Sargassum with a Portuguese Man of War.

I found a tiny seahore struggling on the sand.
I gently put him back in deeper water.
I hope he made it.

Here's some shells I picked up. Maybe they'll become jewelry. Now its time for breakfast.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Nuevo Day!

Nuevo Cafe is my favorite for lunch in Corpus Christi. The poblano soup is wonderful! Going there today for a Birthday lunch, might even have a brownie.

1124 Ayers St
Corpus Christi, TX