In keeping with the gardening theme, I did see these brave little flowers growing in the sand on Santa Rosa Island.
We walked across to the Gulf (of Mexico) to see that our beaches were still un-touched by the impending oil slick.
The beach was still clean and beautiful. There's much at stake here. We have some of the whitest sands in the world. (No kidding, I've been to beaches all over the world and I've never seen any as pretty as ours.)
They've set out numerous orange barriers in various areas of Santa Rosa Sound. It was great to see that even though the pass that feeds our sound will probably be protected, that they are taking no chances with the wildlife.
We'd just jumped off the boat and were walking back home, when we spied this osprey high in a dead pine tree enjoying some sushi.
NOTE: Last night we received our first whiff of the stench that folks in Louisiana are complaining about when the wind blew in from the direction of the oil spill. Yuck!