Wednesday, February 23, 2011

~I fell in Love at the beach~

Howdee all,

Yes you heard me..I fell in Love yesterday…

It wasn’t the first time~and I am sure it wont be the last:)

Jeff and I went for a ride to see Hutchinson Island…

We stopped at Blind Creek Park~a 400 acre preserve in between the Indian river to the Ocean.

Ocean side~View looking north~

Hutchinson Island_010View looking south~Hutchinson Island_011Looking east~

~a very quiet beach and no high-risesHutchinson Island_012Looking down ~

I see many shellsHutchinson Island_019Some nice shells here~Hutchinson Island_014

Jeff and I collected a few~ Hutchinson Island_020

And then…………..

I saw itHutchinson Island_034And~

I fell in Love~Hutchinson Island_035It seemed to be following me as I picked shells…

Hutchinson Island_032Wanting to be noticed?

Cute little seedy black eyes, pale blue back and fuzzy yellow legs~

I admired it for quite a while…Hutchinson Island_036

Isn't it adorable?

I didn’t know what kind of crab it was at the time…Hutchinson Island_039I walked on and left the crab as I picked up shells~

Then I saw a few Gulls with a crab….

OH NO

I chased the Gulls…

and it dropped what was left of the crab…

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Two pieces…

My new love?

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I ran down the beach to see if My Crab was still there…

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And there is was…

still out in the open…

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Jeff and I didn’t know how to protect it so we built a small shelter.

I began to worry about it…

a few gulls flew overhead…

they saw it…Hutchinson Island_043I saw some holes at the high tide mark  about twenty feet away….

I thought maybe it had come from one of these holes…So Jeff took a stick and the little crab grabbed onto it…he then put the crab at the edge of the hole..and it slid in sideways …fitting perfectly…

We left thinking my new Love was safe..Hutchinson Island_044

When I came home I googled and found out my Lovely crab is a Ghost Crab…

they live in holes at the high tide line…Hutchinson Island_059

I hope my little friend is ok…

I like to think it is..Hutchinson Island_024My new Love :)Hutchinson Island_068

33 comments:

outwalkingthedog said...

Dawn, I just love this post. Your little friend is completely adorable. Those eyes - irresistible! You just never know what you're going to find when you go out walking, do you?

Kelly said...

Ahhhhh...I loved this post...and your little guy too........and the beach and shells...really fun. I bet he's safe.

gwendolen said...

Sweeeet.
Some beautiful shells there on the beach.

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

OMG, I Love you, Dawn! Precious post, handsome new love...

squawmama said...

OMG... Dawn!!! I loved this post and the crab was so darn cute... GREAT PHOTOS & STORY! Thanks for the fun read
Have fun & travel safe
Donna

A New England Life said...

Yeah, he's definitely giving you the eyes ; )

Love him! Love all the shells too! I would have been in heaven collecting them.

Gaelyn said...

No wonder you fell in love. What a place with the big views and no buildings, SO many shells, and that cute guy!!!!!

Murphyfish said...

Hello Dawn,
Came across your blog via the OBN, must admit that it's one of the best that I've come across in a long while, so I hope that you don't mind if I tag along awhile.
Regards,
John

diane-j-m said...

Oh Dawn, How I loved this post. That little crap was following you because he knew, you and Jeff were "Love" and you would save and protect him. He was so cute!

Missy D. said...

I read all your posts but I really really LOVE this one... this little crab is so darn cute!!! Keep up the great and wonderful posts... the photos are so beautiful... I love living vicariously through you and your lens xoxoxo

Nicole MacP said...

Definitely the cutest crab story ever, and probably the cutest crab photos too!! ;) A real fun read!

Roy said...

Should you be telling us all this Dawn.??{:)

Kerri said...

FANTASTIC Dawn! What a sweet story!

Andy said...

Great story that put a smile on my face.

Julie G. said...

Oh my goodness ... such a sweet post! You brought a big smile to my face. Mr. Ghost Crab is quite the handsome fella. I can see why you fell in love. Looks like a beautiful beach with lovely shells. Thanks for sharing your sweet crab tale :)

natureisawesome said...

Love the blog post Dawn! We may just have to go over this weekend and hit that beach with you guys :) Sweet Ghost Crab pics and nice shells too.

Steve Borichevsky said...

It looks like a Ghost Crab. I shot one in Sant Marteen a couple of years ago.

http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/2008/07/ghost-on-beach.html

Tink said...

Wow, beautiful pictures and such a beautiful beach..

Tink said...

Oh and I love your little crab. So sweet!

Donna M. Simonetti said...

What a wonderful love story! I enjoyed this tremendously. And a happy ending. Great photos to accompany. Beautiful shells too.

John (Tucker) said...

Excellent shells and a bit of wompum too. You live an amazing life. Sister Jane and I talk about you all the time. Looking forward to your return to the Northeast.

Carole Brown said...

What a lovely story! And you and Jeff are such heroes to take such good care of your new love :)

eileeninmd said...

Dawn, your new love is just adorable. The ghost crabs are neat critters. Looks like you found a beautiful beach with lots of great seashells. I wouldn't mind picking up a few of them too.

Appalachian Lady said...

That's a cute story. I can see why you fell in love. Hopefuly, he likes his new digs.

Dave said...

My love is crabby sometimes...

Floridacracker said...

So, ... it is possible to photograph a ghost.

I thought so.

Great post Dawn!

Julie Zickefoose said...

He was axing you to find him a hole to hide in!!
Just love this post. Came here via a circuitous route...FC's blog
Ain't the world wonderful?
Still coming to NRBNF in April??

JZ

Kathiesbirds said...

See Dawn, you CAN tell a really good story! I was heart-broken when I thought the gulls ate your crab and so glad when they didn't! I never think of crabs as cute but I'll make an exception for this one, especially since it is your love...

dAwN said...

outwalkingthedog
You are so right~I never know what I might find or what I might fall in love with~Glad you found my love so adorable:)

Kelly
Thanks Kelly, I sure hope my little love is safe~too cute to be gull food!

gwendolen
Thanks so much. I had fun with little Crabby and collecting shells..dont know what the heck I am going to do with the shells..maybe make something lovely...")

Warren and Lisa Strobel
hee hee...aww thanks!....I love you too did Bird couple~but I bet it is my Crabby you really Love...:) I must go hide it from you too:)

squawmama
Thanks so much Donna! Happy Trails to you too...are you staying in one spot all winter?

A New England Life
I wish you were here collecting shells with me..I know you need a bit of warmth..and I think we would have so much fun!

Gaelyn
Gaeylyn ...you are so right..the whole scene was perfect for love! Well, all except the piglet Gulls wanting to eat my New Love. :)

Murphyfish
John~thanks so much for your very nice compliment! I would love it if you tagged along~please come back and visit often!

diane-j-m
Hey~ why are you callin my new love a little Crap! Hee hee..ok i think you meant to put a b but you put a p...at least I hope thats what happened ..hee hee...
I think you are right..that little critter was looking for someone to help it..and help it we did~

Missy D.
Aww...thanks Missy, Glad you liked my new Love...How could you not:) Thanks always for stopping by...miss you!

Nicole MacP said...
Thanks so much Nicole for your kind compliment on my post..Yes it was the cutest crab ...thats why I fell in Love so fast and hard:)

Roy
Roy..did I say too much..next time close your eyes and ears..hee hee..

Kerri
Thankes Kerri ...tweetie

Andy
So Glad I could put a smile on your face~because I always smile when I see your beautiful photos!

Julie G.
Thanks so much dear Julie...my photos could never be as beautiful as yours..but I am so glad you enjoyed my story and my New Love!

natureisawesome
Aww thanks dearies~ Wish you could come to the beach too..maybe next weekend in Merritt Island..Hugs to you both!

Steve Borichevsky
Yes..it certainly is a Ghost crab..what a cool critter..did you Fall in love too?? :)

Tink
Wish you were here Sicksta..we would have so much fun!

Donna M. Simonetti
So glad you enjoyed my post..Happy that you shared it with your son!

John (Tucker)
thanks John! I look forward to birding with you two again!

Carole Brown
Thanks Carole..it felt good to rescue my New Love and make it safe again:)

eileeninmd
Wish you could be here to go shelling..you need some warmth after such a cold winter!

Appalachian Lady
Thanks! I hope he liked his new digs too..Hope we didnt slip him into some elses home..I like to think it is now with its new mate..courtesy of us!

Dave
I bet you are crabby sometimes too..hee hee..

Floridacracker
hee hee..yes it is possible to photograph a Ghost..do you know why the Ghost was out during the day?


Julie Zickefoose
yes..i think he was axing for someone to save him too! he got lost...and those gulls were a fixin to eat him..
Thanks for stopping by..and Yes..we will be at New River and Cant wait...Looking forward to a certain band:)


Thanks everyone for stopping by...See you all soon at your homes...I mean blogs..:)

Kathy H said...

I adore this post and I adore that little crab.

dAwN said...

Kathy H
Thanks kindly..so happy you like my new love..:I

Larry said...

Great post Dawn! A very handsome fellow indeed!

Johnie W. Levell said...

I was searching for a nice beach to take my kids and I found this blog, and everyone loved your story. Photos are great, too!

Thanks for sharing!

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