February 26, 2012

what can i say, they love my husband....






we don't feed them. instead we fake them out. 
holding your arm up in the air, with a shell in your fingertips, draws them in.
a piece of driftwood works, too.
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on this same afternoon, i found a beautiful piece of a sand dollar, 
in the shape of a heart that looked like it had wings and could fly. 
it was really beautiful and unique.
i held it up to the sky so john could take a photo of it and within seconds, with no seagulls even in sight, it was gone. one of the gulls, swooped in from nowhere, scared me to death and stole my heart.
i screamed. we laughed.
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22 comments:

  1. Those sneaky gulls.... And I just knew that I was about to see your sand dollar heart.

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  2. ...and stole your heart. What a sweet post, beth. I would have screamed, too, and cracked up. Glad you are having so much fun. Just feeling sun on your skin must be heavenly...

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  4. Great shots...and I'm laughing at the thief stealing your heart -- and the screams that ensued. Tell me do any of the gulls believe in "pay back" once they realize it's a shell and not food? You know the old "dive bomb"???

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  5. These are incredible!! He's like the 'gull-whisperer'!!

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  6. Makes me think of the movie "The Birds".

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  7. Sounds like a great day. And lesson learned? Always take the photo as soon as possible. ;)

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  8. From what you've told us about your husband in various posts, I suspect he is quite easy to love! Smart birds!

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  9. I would have screamed too. So glad he is there and you are enjoying life!

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  10. What would happen to my hubby if he'd draw them in and not have food is that one of them would poop on his head. It's happened - be wary! Great action shots - sorry about your stolen heart. They were getting even!

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  11. I love that story. You have me grinning.

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  12. Love your moments on the beach!

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  13. LOVE the photos!! I love the beach, but am afraid of seagulls sweeping down at me!!!

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  14. We took the ferry from Germany to Denmark back in the 1990's and while there proceeded to feed bologna from our lunch to the seagulls..OOoooo the captain got so mad at us because they pooped all over his boat. Good thing i couldn't understand what he was saying. LOL!

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  15. wonderful shots, you sneak :-)

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  16. What a clever way to get fun bird shots .. I am sorry that you lost your heart

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  17. love seeing this...sorry to be leaving seaside soon, but so happy to have had time at this beautiful beach.

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  18. What's not to love ? ;-)

    Glad you didn't get a splattery gift while psyching them out with shells !

    Enjoy this week ! Soak it up !!!
    Love ya !

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  19. I can almost hear
    the happy ruckus:)
    -Jennifer

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  20. awww....
    well, maybe he really needed it.
    :)

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  22. Goodness, My EYES are wide open and its not from the coffee. THESE are truly breathtaking shots. OH the feeling of being that close to the gulls must have been
    mind-blowing. To feel the power of the wind from their wings. What a blessing this post is, sure lifted my spirits.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth