Mid-morning Visitor by the Front Door
|Top 3 Photos by my brother Jack|
This beautiful Great White Egret landed on a tall plant next to the screen porch door and sat there several minutes posing for photos. During the courting, breeding and nesting season from February to July, the egrets take on beautiful plumes and also take on bright colors around their eyes, known as lores which show so beautifully on this egret. We just had to prop open the door to photograph. What an exciting bird sighting and we did not have to leave the front porch.
For lunch, I put out ingredients of sliced ham, sliced turkey, strips of red pepper that I roasted, cheese, avocado, tomato, romaine, arugula and ciabatta bread with oil and balsamic and let everyone prepared their own "hero" sandwiches.
Everyone but Jack who is still working spent the afternoon on the beach. Beautiful afternoon of sun, sand, and dolphins.
We left at 5:00 to get to Doc Ford's in Captiva at South Seas before the crowd. Early birds get a table without waiting and we got great seating on the outside deck. We began with oysters on the half shell and Mojitos for Loy, Jack and I, Al had a Manhattan. Loy ordered Panko shrimp -