Monday, March 7, 2011

Isn't Nature Amazing?

While we were in St. Augustine a couple of weeks ago (seems like ages now!) we found some interesting creatures washed up on the beach.




Jellyfish.
 I've seen many kinds in my years on Florida beaches, but these were not any I had seen before.  A helpful local said that something had chewed off their tentacles, thus rendering them helpless and the beaching was the result. 

Thought you'd like a picture of the Bostons strolling in the surf!  They had the best time.

Picture credits go to Mr. Tennis and his amazing iphone.

And here is some footage of two happy dogs (one in particular) running to their hearts content on a lovely beach in St. Augustine:


14 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Well I imagine that particular jellyfish cannot sting you! You have me thinking beach and I cannot do it!

marcia at Child in Harmony said...

Stopping by to say hi!
Cool jellyfish!

Love the dogs racing the beach. Ahhh I can't wait for beachtime here in New England!

happy day!

Doris Sturm said...

That movie clip of your dogs was fantastic - I could actually feel the joy of your dog running around. Must've felt fantastic!

My Gizzy does not like the beach because he's afraid of the very big water!

Linda said...

Love the joyful abandon of your pups on the beach! Thanks for sharing!

KarenSue said...

Looks like they had fun...did you?!!! Great clip.
I don't go in the water anymore because of those jellyfish or sharks. They were not there when I was young and swimming in the ocean.

Mr. Connor said...

Jellyfish very bad. The Bostons look like they are having a great time. Most of the rest of the country is buried in snow again so these pictures must really make them think of summer / beach time.

Chatty Crone said...

I have been stung by a jelly fish once - and may I say ouch! Nice pictures and memories. I want to go back to St. AUgustine. sandie

Angela said...

Jellyfish are no fun when they are near the shore! Years ago when we went to the beach it was polluted with jellyfish in the water and washed up on the beach. You had to watch very carefully where you walked not to step on one. Couldn't get in the ocean at all.

Looks like your dogs had a wonderful time at the beach! It's been years since I've been to the beach sad to say. I burn so bad in the sun so I just don't have much of a desire to go. When I see pictures like yours it does make me want to go back though.

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Nanniepannie said...

Oh to be on that beach...and to have that much energy. We can only dream.

Home In The Hollow said...

Those dogs love the beach and that ocean! Great pics!...:)JP

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow that jelly is amazing!

Can't wait to see your photos.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Orlando Grandma said...

I see how the beach was enjoyed by all. Good clip I enjoyed watching it.

Annesphamily said...

This is a really neat photo. I love coming over. I have had trouble loading pictures with blogger. Very strange! Hope you week is going well! Anne

Anonymous said...

that is a cannonball jellyfish.